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MOVIE NEWS FOR 10/9, PT 2: HARRY POTTER, NATALIE PORTMAN & ZOMBIES, THE THING AND MORE

by Dawn, October 9, 2010

NEXT HARRY POTTER WILL NOT BE IN 3-D
Source: NYtimes.com

Visual-effects artists may be wizards in their own right, but they won’t have enough magic to present the next installment of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise in 3-D after all. On Friday, Warner Brothers Pictures said that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” the first of two films adapted from the final novel in J. K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series, will be released in 2-D and in Imax theaters, but will not be shown in 3-D.

READ MORE HERE.
While I understand the need to capatilize on 3D, I don’t think every movie needs to be 3D. I’ll still watch a 2D version of it.

‘PRIDE AND PREDJUICE AND ZOMBIES’ LOSES NATALIE PORTMAN
Source: ew.com
Natalie Portman has dropped out of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the film based on the best-selling Jane Austen-meets-the-undead novel. As New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog hinted, scheduling conflicts were a cause of her departure, though her production company will remain involved in the project.

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This is disappointing. I think she would have rocked this role. Who should replace her?

THE THING PREQUAL: SAME NAME, NEW TAGLINE
Source: io9

Looming over NYCC’s entrance isThe Thing prequel banner complete with new tagline, “Before it was unleashed, it was discovered.” But even more intriguingly, this banner seemingly confirms that the prequel won’t be changing its title from Carpenter’s film.

Not a prequal I’m busting to see, I have to admit. Are you?

READ MORE HERE.

THE NEXT BIG FRANCHISE?
Source: PerezHilton.com

Watch your back, Twilight! There’s a new franchise in town.

Summit Entertainment has optioned rights to Julie Cross‘ upcoming sci-fi novel Tempest, which centers around a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years.

Since he is stuck there, he’s recruited to work for a CIA type agency run by the man he thought was his father and becomes obsessed with saving his girlfriend no matter the cost.

It has not been decided whether the movie will be based on the first book of the series or all three books.

Interesting concept.

It is an interesting concept – what do you think?

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FLAVORPILL’S DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN MOVIES: CAMPY FILMS
Source: Flavorwire.com

Welcome to the second installment of Flavorpill’s Definitive Guide to Halloween Movies! As we proved with last week’s kid-friendly film picks, a movie doesn’t necessarily have to be scary in order to get you in the mood for Halloween. In that spirit, find 10 of the best campy Halloween flicks we could find after the jump. If we happen to have missed one of your all-time favorites, feel free to add to our list in the comments.

Army of Darkness (1992)

Tagline: “Sound the trumpets, Raise the drawbridge, and drop the Oldsmobile”
Why we like it: When Sam Raimi released Evil Dead, he didn’t intend for it to be funny. But by the third film in the series, he’d finally embraced the humor inherent in his work.

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