It’s News Day Tuesday!

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The Oscar nominations have been announced with lots of fanfare and few surprises.

As you’ve probably heard by now, Oscar snubbee Christopher Nolan has cast Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as totally random and inexplicable villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. That said, Bane is often wearing tiny wrestling suits that show his rippling muscles to best effect, so I approve of this casting.

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The news keeps changing about this project. NBC has picked up the pilot for David E. Kelley’s (almost definitely) abomination of a Wonder Woman show. If there are any fucking dancing babies on this show, I will use my Lasso of Truth to garrote Kelley’s scrawny little neck.

Beware the new Scream 4 trailer unless you want to know absolutely everything that will happen in the movie, as if you couldn’t figure that out on your own. Also beware the new trailer if you don’t want to die of meta overdose. Check out some new stills at the link.

Of the many Wizard of Oz-adjacent projects on the horizon, the only one other than the Wicked mini-series that I’ve found at all intriguing was the idea of Robert Downey, Jr. playing the Wizard in the prequel Oz, The Great and Terrible. But now RDJ, whom I would have quite liked to see in a quirky fantasy role, has dropped out, to be possibly replaced by Johnny Depp, who plays nothing BUT quirky fantasy roles. Bored now.

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James Cameron has revealed the dates for the two upcoming Avatar sequels: Christmas 2014 and 2015.  Check out my review for the first flick. I just rewatched the film and although there’s a lot of crappy dialogue and schmaltzy storytelling, it still holds up as visually astounding and original.

The second trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s gothic reimagining of Red Riding Hood is up, and it’s so very, very corny and bad. Amanda Seyfried, quit making bad movies! Gary Oldman, wtf are you doing in this film? Deadgirl‘s Shiloh Fernandez, carry on.

Oh shit, this is just incredibly rad. France is home to a 30,000 year old cave, the inside walls of which are covered in startlingly rendered and perfectly preserved paintings of animals. And Werner Herzog made a 3D documentary about it. Check out the trailer at the link. Thanks for reminding us what 3D is for, Werner! (and thanks for the link, Mr. Marla.)

That’s all for this week, kids! Stay tuned for my Thursday Borders Line post at Badass Digest, and check out the archives for more news and reviews!

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