End of Week Recap: ‘Exorcist’ Director Slams Remakes, ‘Breaking Dawn’’s New Trailer and Woody Harrelson Wants the Army to End Monkey Poisoning

Before you head out the door this weekend to check out one of four new movies (OK, technically The Lion King 3D isn't new), let's take a look back on the news, pics, video and trailers that made news this week.

News

Denzel Washington has reportedly been offered the lead role in a remake of the 2010 Best Foreign Picture Oscar winning movie The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos).
 
Rebecca Romijn has been cast as a rogue/bad CIA agent on the upcoming new season of Chuck.
 
Speaking of TV, who’s ready for Source Code the TV series?
 
One more TV nugget finds Snoop Dogg set to star in a family sitcom. For rizzle.
 
Kevin Costner is no longer a part of the Django Unchained cast. The actor had to drop out of the Tarantino slavery-themed Western due to scheduling conflicts.
 
Nicolas Cage recently woke up to find a semi-naked man wearing a leather jacket standing in his bedroom eating a Fudgsicle. I think we just found the plot for Hangover 3.
 
January Jones gave birth to her son, Xander Dane… I’m sorry, that should say, gave birth to a new superhero.
 
Bruce Campbell revealed who will be playing Ash in The Evil Dead remake, that is, if Ash is even in the remake…
 
In an in-depth interview with Brad Pitt in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, the actor opened up about what he thought about this wife’s career. “We should be doing [movies] together. We should be doing everything together, then we could work less.”
 
Mila Kunis’ phone was hacked revealing embarrassing/seductive photos of Justin Timberlake… wearing pink panties on his head. Yeah, Scarlett’s were better.
 
Lionsgate announced that the first installment of The Hunger Games series has wrapped. 188 days and counting until it hits theaters.
 
Woody Harrelson wrote a letter to the Army urging them to end monkey poisoning. Can’t make this stuff up, folks.
 
 
Ghostbusters will be re-released next month, just in time for Halloween.
 
William Friedkin, aka that guy who directed The Exorcist, took time out of his day to slam the Hollywood trend of remakes and comic book movies.
 
Did you watch the movie The Help and wonder, "What’s up with all that tea?" Check out the movie’s strange tie-in.
 
 
 
Pics
 
Check out this series of Things That Happen in Movies That Never Happen in Real Life.
 
 
The ABCs of Pop Culture Awesomeness. Check out the other 25 letters of alphabetical awesomeness created by Neill Cameron!
 
 
With Lion King 3D hitting theaters this weekend, what would the Disney character Facebook News Feed look like?
 
 
So you’re watching one of the Harry Potter movies and the thought crosses your mind, “Man, I wish I could eat one of those wands.” Euphemisms aside, check out these edible Harry Potter wands and how you can make your own.
 
 
A recent trend has people taking current day celebs and matching them with a Doppleganger from the past. Check out 12 such instances, including the one below featuring Brad Pitt and Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach.
 
 
Kool-Aid Man + The Shining... Well this certainly changes things...
 
 
 
Videos
 
Emma Stone as Princess Leia makes up for having to watch Seth Rogen’s bits in this Star Wars celebrity promo for Stand Up 2 Cancer. You can find the promo on George Lucas’ much-hated Blu-Ray version of Star Wars out today. Or stick it to George and watch it below.
 

 
Speaking of Star Wars, check out this origami battle sequence. No origami Emma Stone in this one.
 

 
A critical shot-by-shot analysis of The Dark Knight that had film geeks buzzing this week.
 

 
Check out this music video created by Hey, Mister made entirely of animated GIFs. Chuck Norris approves.
 

 

A Fox News anchor mocks the Kardashians on the air. And yes, he knows the cameras are rolling.

 

 
 
Trailers
 
Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt flee from bad cop Michael Shannon and get hit by various vehicles in the process.
 

 
The Awakening
 
Rebecca Hall plays a ghost skeptic/debunker hired by Dominic West to investigate ghostly matters in a London boys school. Apparently that&rsquos who they&rsquore gonna call when they see something strange in their neighborhood in post-World War II London.
 

 
 
There was a new Twilight trailer this week? Check out the pre-wedding jitters that lead to bed breaking honeymoon sex and a spine-cracking fetus. Wow, that actually sounds like an awesome movie!
 

 
 
On the same day that Scarlett Johansson&rsquos nude pics were leaked, the trailer for this comedy-drama hit the Web. Co-starring are that guy who played Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), Paul Giamatti&rsquos friend in Sideways (Thomas Haden Church) and that little girl from Super 8 (Elle Fanning). The movie is written and directed by that guy who made Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe). All kidding aside, Zoo actually looks halfway decent.

 

 

 

 

 

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