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Quick Hits: Spider-Man 4, New 'Wonderland' Trailer, Sandler Cross-Dresses and More!
One Villain for 'Spider-Man 4' – After Sam Raimi took a lot of heat for including multiple villains in Spider-Man 3, rumor has it he's decided to focus on only one for the fourth installment: the Lizard. Dylan Baker, who played Dr. Curt Connors (aka the Lizard's alter-ego) will most likely be back in Spider-Man 4, and will probably be the one who portrays Lizard. But will Sony put all their villainous marbles in one basket with a character actor who isn't too well known? [Marketsaw]
New 'Alice in Wonderland' Trailer – Though it doesn't add a whole lot of new footage, an extended Alice in Wonderland trailer has popped up online. Here we get a little more of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter and a touch of Alice dialogue, though we're still waiting for a longer, full-length trailer before we declare this Tim Burton's return to form. [Watch Trailer]
Adam Sandler Cross-Dresses – Fear not Sandler fans, the man will get back to starring in stupid, silly comedies after churning out a fairly dramatic performance this past summer in Funny People. He just signed up to star as both Jack and Jill in a comedy called, well, Jack and Jill. Sandler will play a brother and sister in the romantic comedy that doesn't yet have a plot description, though we don't need one to know that Rob Schneider will most definitely cameo as some guy with an unfunny accent. [Variety]
'Invictus' Trailer – Yesterday we brought you a trailer for Matt Damon's Green Zone, and now today we have a trailer for Matt Damon's Invictus. Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film about the relationship between Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and a rugby player is a huge front-runner for a Best Picture Oscar nod. And based on the trailer, there's a reason folks are buzzing about this one. [Watch Trailer]
Thornton and "The Rock" Join 'Faster' – Billy Bob Thornton will join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in an action thriller called Faster. The film, to be directed by George Tillman Jr. (Men of Honor, Soul Food), follows an ex-con (Johnson) who sets out to avenge his brother's death. Meanwhile, Thornton will play a veteran cop assigned to stop him before things get out of hand. [Coming Soon]
25 Scariest Moments from Non-Horror Films – With Halloween arriving in only a couple of days, you've probably already skimmed through a fair share of horror-related lists. But what about scary moments from non-horror films? IFC put such a list together, naming what they believe to be the 25 most frightening moments from non-horror films. Among those featured are scenes from Indiana Jones, An Inconvenient Truth, The Wizard of Oz, Full Metal Jacket and … Saturday Night Fever? What's so scary about a little Travolta dancing? [IFC]
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