News Shorts: January 8th 2013

New photos from Non-Stop, The Call, Grown Ups 2 and The East.

Posters for Spring Breakers, Stand Up Guys, Wrong.

“Christopher Meloni has joined the cast of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”. Meloni will play a leading role as a brutish cop… ” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s next film ‘Blue Jasmine’. The story deals with the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg star…” (full details)

“A couple of new release date announcements and changes. ‘Beautiful Creatures’ has been pushed back a day to a Valentine’s Day release. ‘Ginger and Rosa’ is set to hit March 15th, while ‘Mud’ has been scheduled for May 26th…” (full details)

“Jaimie Alexander recently spoke about her character of Sif getting more screen time in the upcoming sequel ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ Alexander says: ‘We explore the Sif / Thor relationship a little more… He and I are also brother/sister types, so that’s a little weird’…” (full details)

“Summit Entertainment will release an extended version of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ on home video on March 2nd. The disc will include eight minutes of never-before-seen footage…” (full details)

“Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10th at 5:30am US-PST. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement…” (full details)

“‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Life of Pi’ led the nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 11th annual VES Awards. ‘Hobbit’ scored seven nominations, the others got five. Also up for best picture are ‘Argo,’ ‘Battleship,’ ‘Flight,’ ‘The Impossible,’ ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Rust and Bone’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’…” (full details)

“Netflix Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Group have announced a licensing agreement allowing U.S. Netflix members to enjoy complete previous seasons of serialized dramas produced by Warner Bros. for top broadcast and cable networks. Shows under the deal include ‘Revolution,’ ‘Political Animals,’ ‘Longmire,’ ‘The Following,’ ‘Chuck,’ ‘Fringe,’ ‘666 Park Avenue’ and ‘The West Wing’…” (full details)