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Daily Recap: Matt Damon in 'Elysium,' Katy Perry Talks Whipped Cream Bras and Peacocks That Sound Like Cats

A first look pic of Matt Damon from Elysium arrived online yesterday. Here's the official synopsis for the film, which will offer up first look footage at Comic-Con next week.

"In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard government offcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds."

The Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side starring Andre Benjamin from Outkast as the late rock icon Jimi Hendrix has hit a bit of a snag. The Hendrix estate, which has previously stated that the film was moving forward without their blessing, is now saying that the film will not contain any of Hendrix's songs. Instead, the film will feature songs from 1966-67 with Benjamin covering songs such as The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. [Rolling Stone]

Here's the trailer for the indie thriller The Loneliest Planet starring Gael Garcia Bernal. The story centers on a young couple who are engaged to be married and are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a guide to lead them on a hike filled with stunning views, etc. when something happens and circumstances change. The film will open October 26.

A collection on nine new images from Resident Evil: Retribution have arrived online. Take a look at one below and check out the rest of the pics here.

Peter Jackson announced via Facebook that principle photography on The Hobbit has wrapped and the film will now make its way to the editing phase, along with a stop at Comic-Con next weekend.

Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful unveiled a gorgeous teaser poster. The film is a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that tells how the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. The film opens in theaters March 8, 2013 and will be part of Disney's panel at Comic-Con.

Katy Perry's Part of Me 3D opens in theaters today. Check out our exclusive interview with the singer as she talks about her whip cream bra, her 91-year-old grandma, what didn't end up in the documentary and how peacocks sound like cats.

A new poster and banner for The Dark Knight Rises goes heavy on Bane. The film opens in theaters in two weeks.

Total Recall opens in theaters in about a month and Kate Beckinsale is gracing various August covers of magazines. Here, she talks about staying shape, what she splurges on and a little bit about Total Recall. If anything, this serves as an excuse to watch Kate Beckinsale for two and half minutes.

Speaking of Total Recall, a new site has opened allowing visitors a chance to win prizes such as a day at a spy school, VIP access to a show on Green Day's upcoming tour, a meet-and-greet with Heidi Klum and her stylist and a trip to the Microsoft campus along with a visit to Xbox headquarters. Other prizes include a trip to ESPN for a behind the scenes look on how sports shows are put together, a 5-hour training session with a UFC pro plus a ringside seat with the trainers for a big fight, a full day lesson with a high-profile DJ in New York City and a chance to show off your skills at a popular nightclub. You can also win a trip to Los Angeles where you'll attend a Sony movie premiere event, get celebrity treatment with a stylist, driver and VIP access or a million points from a Sony-partnered website.

For those who have seen The Amazing Spider-Man, you may have noticed a considerable amount of footage was cut out of the final cut. SlashFilm has gathered together all the scenes cut from the film as well as a bit of speculating about who appears in the end credits teaser. This goes without saying, but major spoilers abound by clicking the link.

The new poster for Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, urges you to "Ride Like Hell." How you perceive Hell would ride a bike is up to you. The film opens August 24.

Finally, an image has been making its way through Tumblr of actress/cosplayer Valerie Perez as Wonder Woman. SlashFilm even went to the point of suggesting she be cast as the heroine and Justice League member in Warner Bros.' eternally on-hold film. DC Comics fans will note that she shares the same name as one of Justice League member, The Flash's love interests. Maybe it's all fated. Acting skills aside, what do you think? (You can view her full Tumblr tags here, including more pics as Wonder Woman)

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