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The Morning Roundup: Simpsons in HD, Wolverine TV Teaser, Berlinale Winners

Written by: Phoebe Raven, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning we have lots of food for your eyes: the Simpsons special HD opening, a Wolverine TV teaser spot and new movie trailers. Plus winners from Berlin and preproduction news.

At a record-breaking box office this President's weekend Friday the 13th made the biggest impact with the best opening for a horror movie ever. The star-studded He's Just Not That Into You was the runner-up, besting Taken. Which one of those did you see this weekend?

Over the weekend, more awards were handed out, as it is the custom around this time of year. The Berlin Film Festival, called Berlinale in Germany, awarded its Golden Bear for the best film to the Peruvian effort La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow). The Silver Bears for best actress and actor went to Birgit Minichmayr for Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) and Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate for London River.
For more winners go here.

And perhaps the most exciting news of the weekend: for the first time ever The Simpsons were broadcast in HD on Sunday and for the occasion the makers came up with a special opening sequence. You can relive it (sadly not in HD though) below:

We have even more food for your eyes courtesy of Fox, who are airing three TV spots to pimp their Wolverine movie on three consecutive nights. Below is Spot #1, called "Outcasts":

Fox TV sure did their part to keep us entertained this weekend, because aside from Wolverine spots and Simpsons in HD, Joss Whedon's new show Dollhouse finally premiered this Friday and it was awesome, in this editor's humble opinion. Read what CC2K's Tony Lazlo has to say about it here, Brett Williams' opinion here and a non-CC2K-related opinion here.

News from preproduction heaven/hell:

ImageEverybody's favorite Waitress, Keri Russell, will star in the adaptation of Geeta Anand's book The Cure, alongside Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford. It's all about finding the cure for her sick child and it will be the first production for the new company CBS films.

Diablo Cody, she of Juno-writing fame, will apparently produce a big screen adaptation of Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. It will be written by Geoff LaTulippe and directed by Nanette Burstein. Anyone read that book?

And last but not least, news from the gaming world:
Apparently the struggle for the rights of video game Brutal Legend is far from over. Activision claims it still has the rights to the franchise, EA Games denies this. For all the intricate details, go here.

All that's missing to complete your Tuesday roundup is Trailerpalooza!

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