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HP TouchPad launches July 1 for $499

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Wireless / WiFi,

HP TouchPad

The HP TouchPad finally has a launch date! If you've been jonesing to pick up the first webOS tablet, your lucky day will be July 1st, as long as you're cool with the Wi-Fi model. If you prefer the 3G TouchPad, you'll have to wait until later this summer. The 3G provider for the TouchPad will be AT&T, which may influence your decision on waiting. You'll be able to get the 16 GB TouchPad for $499, while the 32 GB model will retail for $599, which is right in line with iPad 2 pricing.

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Mario Kart 3DS coming your way this holiday season

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Driving, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Trailers,

Nintendo announced Mario Kart 3DS during its E3 2011 keynote. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime took the stage to announce a cluster of upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles aimed at their core audience. Mario Kart 3DS features 3D graphics, and sets itself apart with the ability for gamers to trick out their karts. This one will be available for the 2011 holiday season.

Snow White and the Box Office Battle

Julia Roberts Kristen Stewart

It’s the kind of thing that happens when rights licensing gets out of hand. As we’ve explained, two different Snow White films will make their way to the big screen in 2012. Each flick is peppered with big names and some fresh faces, and each will present an original take on the age-old fairy tale.

But, there’s trouble, because each film wants to be the first one to come to theaters. Relativity Media’s Snow White was scheduled to release on June 29, so Universal’s Snow White and Huntsman moved its production schedule up 6 months to set a new release for June 1.

Relativity retaliated by moving its fairy tale flick up to March 16. And in the rush to get each movie to the box office, someone’s bound to foul up somewhere.

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Complete Star Wars Blu-ray set goes on sale September 16, pre-order now

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Star Wars Blu-ray

We know a ton of Star Wars fans have been waiting for confirmation of when the series would be available for purchase on Blu-ray, and we finally have a date that's set in stone. You'll be able to pick up Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Original Trilogy, and Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy on September 16, 2011. In an interesting move, this is a Friday. Movie releases tend to fall on Tuesdays, but we're guessing that there are people hardcore enough to camp out for this thing and take time off work to tear through it, so having the weekend to do so is an added bonus.

You can pre-order the Star Wars Blu-ray set from Amazon at a significant discount:

May the Force be with you.

James Bond Release Date Confirmed

Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond is to return to movie screens next year.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the suave British spy in the 23rd screen adventure in November 2012, after the film was finally given the go-ahead, nine months after it was originally shelved amid money problems for studio MGM.

Sam Mendes will direct the film, while legendary actress Dame Judi Dench is believed to be returning as M. Frost/Nixon actor Michael Sheen has reportedly been approached to play the villain while a Bond girl to play opposite heartthrob Craig is yet to be decided.

"I think I'm going to be needed in spring of 2011. That's a message I got," Judi previously said.

Actor Simon Russell Beale has been linked with a role after being watched twice by Bond producer Barbara Brocolli in his current West End play Deathtrap - and is also playing King Lear in 2012 under the direction of Sam Mendes. "Every actor wants to be in Bond and I'd love to be a baddie," he recently said.

The script, meanwhile, is being penned by regular contributors Neal Purvis and Robert Wade along with John Logan who worked on Hollywood hits Gladiator, The Aviator and The Last Samurai. Shooting will start later this year and its release will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr No.

Mel Gibson’s Beaver Has an Official Release Date

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Trailers, Upcoming Releases, Videos,

The Beaver, which is not a big-screen version of the Jerry Mathers TV show, has been given a release date by Summit Entertainment -- and that means we know exactly when Mel Gibson returns to theaters.

In the film, Gibson plays a man suffering from clinical depression whose constant companion is a beaver puppet.

Select theaters will carry The Beaver beginning March 23 before it opens nationwide on April 8.

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Beastie Boys Announce Spring Release for New Album

Beastie Boys

A medical setback for Adam Yauch won’t keep the from producing new music.

Next spring, the trio will release Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 -- a pseudo-replacement for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.

Before Yauch’s cancer diagnosis last year, the rap group had planned on debuting Part 1 in Sept. 2009. Now, that album will be issued under an entirely new name.

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Iron Man 3 Release Date Announced

Iron Man 2

Disney, Paramount and Marvel have just announced the released date for Iron Man 3: May 13 May 3, 2013. That’s a long time to wait, but Marvel is planning a whole host of superhero movies that will be released in the interim.

The Avengers, distributed by Disney, will hit theaters on May 4, 2012. Meanwhile, Paramount will release Thor on May 6, 2011 while Captain America debuts in July 2011. There’s also talk of a possible Black Widow movie featuring Scarlett Johansson.

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Matthew Morrison Album Release Scheduled

Matthew Morrison, GleeMatthew Morrison, better known to Glee fans as Mr. Schue, will have his own solo album on the shelves this winter.

Mercury has given the CD a February 2011 release date, despite the fact that Morrison isn’t totally finished with it.

“I’m about three-quarters of the way done with the album,” he recently told reporters. “It’s full-time right now. I’m trying to do it on the weekends.”

For now, fans will have to enjoy Matthew’s singing on his hit show. The FOX series will return for Season 2 on September 21.

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I Love You Phillip Morris Gets New Release Date

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Comedy, Upcoming Releases,

I Love You Phillip MorrisIf you’re anything like me, you thought this day would never come—the day when got an actual release date.

Although Phillip Morris was originally slated to debut in the spring, the dark comedy starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor faced numerous delays. Now, it appears the film about cellmates-turned-lovers may have been saved from indefinite hold.

According to Roadside Attractions, the movie with a possible marketing problem will now be released on December 3, 2010. “Jim and Ewan once again prove themselves to be among the rare group of A-list actors who take the risks, embrace them and wildly succeed,” the studio’s co-president stated.

“This is a film that everyone has been talking about, and we’re thrilled it became available again, as we had been in hot pursuit of it at Sundance and were disappointed it was one that got away.”

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