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Daily Recap: 'Catching Fire' Goes IMAX, Plus New 'Rise of the Guardians' Posters

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shooting scenes in IMAX. While The Hunger Games made a limited run on IMAX screens, the footage was post-converted. This time around, certain scenes from Catching Fire will be shot specifically with IMAX cameras. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters November 22, 2013 and is being directed by Water for Elephants/Constantine director Francis Lawrence. [THR]

Law & Order star and stand-up comedian Richard Belzer claims he's entitled to give the Nazi salute. The actor had been discussing Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator at a TV festival in Monte Carlo, when he was inspired to act out a scene from the film. "I'm a Jewish comedian, and there's this new thing out, it's called satire, irony and historical reference. To say that a Jew can't do that gesture as homage to Chaplin's masterpiece The Great Dictator is like Muslim extremists killing a cartoonist for disparaging Mohammed in his art." [Mail Online]

The guys from Magic Mike rip their pants off in a new red band trailer. Warning, the saying, "What has been seen, can't be unseen," applies here. [SlashFilm]

The cast from the upcoming Dallas TV reboot rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Pictured left to right are Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Jesse Metcalfe. The series premieres tonight on TNT.

Will Smith says he's reluctant to do I Am Legend 2 because he doesn't want to be known as "the sequel guy. I've got about six or seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I'm going butt and gut for the rest of my career." []

Speaking of Smith, he also talked to Empire about why he turned down the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. "I was in the middle of Men in Black 3 and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up. That thing's going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay." [Empire]

Another clip from Rock of Ages has surfaced. This one features Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand in a mash-up of Jukebox Hero and I Love Rock n Roll. The film opens this weekend.

Ethan Hawke has let slip that a follow-up to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset will shoot this summer. Though he was coy with details, he did mention that the Internet comes into play in the threequel. [The Playlist]

Six new character posters for DreamWorks Animations' Rise of the Guardians were revealed, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers. Click on them for larger versions.

It has come to this… Joey Lawrence is now a Chippendales dancer. [Entertainment Weekly]

The trailer for Be Here Now documents the late Andy Whitfield's struggle with cancer. The Spartacus star lost his battle on September 11, 2011.

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis was rushed to the hospital just before he was due on stage to hand Tom Cruise a prestigious Friars Club award. The 86-year-old entertainer collapsed with low blood sugar just before he was to take the stage. [NY Post]

Following the surprise split decision from the Pacquiao/Bradley fight this past weekend, a new stop-motion video has found its way up onto YouTube. Watch PacMan channel Star Wars, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and PacMan (get it?) in his throw down with "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather.

Finally, check out this awesome fan-made trilogy poster for Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise. Tickets are currently on sale for both The Dark Knight Rises and various Dark Knight marathons. Click the poster for a larger version.

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