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The Morning Roundup: No B.O. Report, Coen Bros. Suck, TDK Rules

Written by: Phoebe Raven, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning we have some movies that suck, one that kicks ass around the world and some exciting news from development heaven/hell.

Instead of rounding up the usual suspects in the B.O. report (Tropic Thunder et al.), I will tell you something much more entertaining: Disaster Movie has been labeled a disaster . By none other than the moviegoers themselves, who took the time to vote on it on In the star ranking on the site Disaster Movie currently rates at 1.3 out of 10 possible stars. While the list is in constant flow, this still is a remarkable achievement.

Image And yet another stinker : apparently the new Coen Bros. flick Burn After Reading can’t live up to the hype. But then again, almost anything would lose out when compared to No Country For Old Men. That one is tough to follow.

The new work of the brothers opened up the Venice Film Festival, but is not part of the competition. It is set for wide release in October. 

Image Can a roundup go without updates on TDK? The glorious second installment of the Batman Revamp has hit $500 million domestic intake this weekend. No film has ever done this within 45 days. Can you say “record” once again?

There’s news of the sadder variety as well, though. Cher will not be playing Catwoman in the next sequel.

And Johnny Depp has denied rumors that he is in talks to play the Riddler. Though he doesn’t seem all that uninterested: Hear him talk about it below:

Some German heavy weights , uhm, edit: make that “German-speaking” and “light weights”, are joining the cast for Quentin Tarantino’s next flick, Inglorious Bastards.

Diane Kruger, best known as the not-so-stunning stunning Helen in Troy, will play German actress Bridget Von Hammersmark. Yes, sadly that means Nastassja Kinski will not star in the role.

Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, best known in Germany for his TV work, will play Col. Hans Landa, the antagonist of the flick. Paul Rust (he’s American) also joins the cast of Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Mike Myers, B.J. Novak, Samm Levine and Michael Fassbender (he’s German). Production will begin in Germany in October.


Yet another biopic is headed our way. But maybe this one could turn out interesting. Visual Artist Sam Taylor-Wood will direct "Nowhere Boy," a movie about the life of John Lennon. The script from Control screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh is said to focus on Lennon’s childhood and rise to icon status. Liverpool, Lennon’s hometown, will naturally serve as the backdrop. Casting is under way.



And last but not least we shall start the week with a trailer. It’s for Anne Hathaway’s new film, a thriller named Passengers. Enjoy, if possible. Doesn’t look too promising to me.