News Shorts: November 16th 2011

Photos from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Playing the Field, Brave, Arthur Christmas, This Must Be the Place, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Butter, and Ada Wong on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution.

Posters for Young Adult, Titanic 3D, Being Flynn, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Underworld Awakening and The Iron Lady.

“Summit Entertainment estimates that this weekend’s domestic opening of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” will be around $110 million to $125 million, behind only “New Moon”…” (full details)

“Comedy Central has renewed animated series “South Park” for three more seasons. The deal will keep the series on through 2016 and extend its run to twenty seasons…” (full details)

“Walt Disney Studios have proudly announced that a new animated short film based on “Tangled” will screen with “Beauty and the Beast in 3D” opening on January 13th 2012. The short spotlights the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) …” (full details)

“Bradley Cooper has joined the prestigious ranks of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Ryan Reynolds in being declared the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine…” (full details)

“David O. Russell’s ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’ has scored a November 21st 2012 release. Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence star…” (full details)

“Asked about Oscar chances for his “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” film adaptation, David Fincher says half-jokingly “There’s too much anal rape in this movie [to get nominated]… I think we’re very safe”…” (full details)

“Criterion’s February 2012 slate includes Blu-ray upgrades of “La Jeete” and “Sans Soleil”, and DVD/Blu-ray releases of “World on a Wire,” “Anatomy of a Murder,” “Three Outlaw Samurai,” “Vanya on 42nd Street,” and “Tiny Furniture”…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Television is to take the international rights to Netflix’s first original series “House of Cards” after striking a deal with producer Media Rights Capital…” (full details)

“New Blu-ray dates – “Margin Call,” “Dolphin Tale” and “Straw Dogs” on December 20th; “Killer Elite,” “Higher Ground” and “There Be Dragons” on January 10th; “The Ides of March” on January 17th; “50/50” and “Restless” on January 24th; “Drive” on January 31st…” (full details)