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Third Batman Movie in the Works

Christian Bale - BatmanThe caped crusader is finally set to return to the big screen.

The sequel to The Dark Knight, still untitled, will begin production in April 2011. Movie franchise stars , Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman are all involved with the project.

Warner Bros. has scheduled the next movie for a July 20, 2012 release date.

Director ‘s current project, Inception, opened in theaters today.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 8, 2009

Julie & Julia DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Alphabet Killer: Blu-ray
  • The Cove: DVD
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Ultimate Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer: Blu-ray
  • Julie & Julia: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Moonlight Serenade: DVD
  • Public Enemies: DVD, Blu-ray
  • While She Was Out: Blu-ray
  • World’s Greatest Dad: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Christian Bale Based Psycho Character on Tom Cruise

Christian Bale as Patrick BatemanIt’s pretty bad when Hollywood royalty bashes you. To find out that one of the most infamous on screen serial killers was based on your persona has to hurt a little, too.

American Psycho director Mary Harron reveals that actor Christian Bale based the sinister Patrick Bateman on Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise.

“One day he [Bale] called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.”

While I have not personally looked into Cruise’s eyes, I now look at images of the actor and get a bit creeped out because of that knowledge. At the same time, I feel that Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, holds more of this so-called emptiness behind her eyes—she’s the one leeching off the superstar’s wealth and career, after all. Just an observation!

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Charlize Theron Purring Over Catwoman Role

Charlize Theron as Catwoman?Considering that Megan Fox can be counted out, Charlize Theron is now proclaiming how she’d love to “kick a*s” as Catwoman.

The Hollywood actress is thrilled to learn that she is in the running to play the super-villain alongside Christian Bale and Sir Michael Caine in the upcoming sequel to Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight.

“It’s news to me, but that’s kick-a*s news. I like that… I think that what has happened to that franchise is amazing, and director Chris Nolan is a genius. So I would be an idiot to not consider that.”

If the 34-year-old starlet accepts the role, she will be following in the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, who have both donned the iconic leather catsuit on the big screen.

Other actresses linked to the role include Angelina Jolie and Rachel Weisz.

Disappearing Star Christian Bale

Christian Bale as Dicky EklundChristian Bale keeps pulling a Bruce Wayne on the set of his new movie, frequently disappearing on set.

The actor has bemused co-stars on his new movie The Fighter, which he is filming in Massachusetts with Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adam, with his insistence on “getting into character” and refusing to be seen when he isn’t filming.

A source told E!: “You only see him when it’s time for his scenes. Other than that, no one has any idea where he is. He just goes missing.”

Bale is determined to accurately portray former crack addict Dicky Eklund in the movie, which follows the life of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward, and has stunned people with his appearance.

The source explained: “Christian has lost almost as much weight as he did for The Machinist. He is so gaunt. They have even thinned his hair—he just looks sickly.”

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Box Office Breakdown: G-Force Teams Up on Harry Potter


Let’s face it: Daniel Radcliffe may be cute, but guinea pigs are cuter.

Despite earning $78 million last weekend, could not keep up the magic. The sequel fell to second place after earning a still impressive $29.5 million take over the past three days. Overall, the film has raked in $220 million to date and a delayed opening in IMAX theaters this Wednesday - Transformers 2 had been taking up room - should give the film another boost.

So what could possibly scoot the wizards out of first place? Rodents. Disney, which has already seen The Proposal and Up premiere on top this summer, earned another victory with the debut of . The comedy about a bunch of whiskered CIA operatives roped in $31.6 million over the weekend, just enough for a close win.

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Box Office Breakdown: Harry Potter Casts a Big Win

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

After putting up with a frustrating delay, eager Muggles rushed to the theaters this weekend in droves. kicked off its extended debut with a record-breaking premiere ($22.2 million) at midnight Tuesday. The series’ sixth installment went on to earn $158 million over five days and officially became the biggest international opener of all time ($237 million).

Despite the numbers, there was one film Half-Blood could not beat: The Dark Knight. At this same time last year, the Batman sequel had also racked up $158 million in sales. But that film did it in only three days.

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Getting into Character: Christian Bale Preps for The Fighter

Christian Bale for The Fighter

As we all know, Christian Bale is passionate about his work. Whether he’s yelling at his director of photography or physically getting into character, he puts 100% into it.

To date, Bale’s body has seen its ups (Terminator, Dark Knight, American Psycho) and downs (The Machinist, Rescue Dawn). His role in would fall in the latter category.

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Box Office Breakdown: Bruno Crawls His Way to #1

Bruno crawling

Just like in the fashion world, one day was hot—the next day he was not.

Even though the comedy did well enough to place first this weekend, it appears the sexually graphic film may have turned some off. Ticket sales for the entry dropped 39% between Friday and Saturday, leading many to believe that negative word of mouth played a factor.

In total, Bruno piqued enough interest to raise $30.6 million over three days. While that gross beats Borat‘s $26.5 million debut, the 2006 film later went on to earn $129 million domestically.

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Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Melts Ice Age’s Hopes

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

This was one heated battle that left Ice Age out in the cold.

Only 24 hours ago, and the animated comedy were estimated to finish in a possible tie. But when the final numbers were computed, last Monday’s champ managed to keep its spot for another round. In just two weeks, the Paramount feature has managed to earn just under $300 million.

But had nothing to complain about. Even though it missed the #1 spot by less than $1 million, the threequel had the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten. In total, the movie earned $66.7 million over five days, just shy of what 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown grossed over only three days.

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