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Picture Picks: ‘Body of Lies,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Speed Racer,’ ‘RocknRolla,’ ‘Whiteout,’ ‘Fool’s Gold’

Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. on Monday released the mother lode of new production stills for films slated for release between Jan. 2008 and Dec. 2008. These are our top selections from the batch.

Warner Bros. Releases New Batpod Photo For ‘The Dark Knight’

Batman riding his Batpod in The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. on Monday released a new “The Dark Knight” photo of Batman riding his Batpod.

Might ‘Sweeny Todd’ Take Cake For Biggest ‘Bait-and-Switch Scheme’ in Movie History?

Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

As “Sweeney Todd” continues to capture all sorts of different kinds of buzz, one that particularly caught my eye on Monday came from the pen of Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lewis Lazare.

John C. Reilly Delivers Dewey Cox at Chicago’s Cubby Bear For ‘Walk Hard’

John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox in Chicago

We reported on Wednesday that man-of-many-faces John C. Reilly would be performing in character as Dewey Cox on Thursday in Chicago to pump his upcoming film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”.

Still Image, New Details Surface on Straight-to-Video Batman Anime

The Dark Knight anime

If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from “The Dark Knight” and the franchise lately, it’s these two words: always more.

On Nov. 30, I mentioned that Wizard’s 2008 movie spectacular magazine was hitting comic stores on Dec. 5 and newsstands on Dec. 18. On Wednesday, we learned more about a straight-to-video Batman anime story and saw a new still image to tease it.

Interview, Part Two: Why Hollywood’s Addicted to ‘Juno’ Scribe Diablo Cody, Star Ellen Page

Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody

Editor’s note: This interview contains explicit language.
This is part two of this interview. Part one is here.

CHICAGO – The sale of Diablo Cody’s “Juno” script has become the opening of her career can of worms.

News You Need: ‘Enemies’ in Chicago, NBR Awards ‘Old Men,’ Filming ‘Freakonomics’

Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men

Mann to Ambush Depp Outside the Biograph: Michael Mann and Johnny Depp have agreed to film “Public Enemies”. It’ll be a Chicago-based film about Depression-era gangsters set in 1933 to 1934.

Universal Pictures Pushes Back ‘Wanted’ Release Date From Spring to Summer 2008

Angelina Jolie in Wanted

Universal Pictures announced on Wednesday it is pushing back the release date of the hotly anticipated film “Wanted,” which has filmed in Chicago, from the spring to the summer of 2008.

John C. Reilly to Perform in Chicago in Character For ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’

The poster for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

John C. Reilly will perform in Chicago on Thursday at the Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison) by Wrigley Field in character to pump “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”. The Chicago native stars as Dewey Cox in the film from “Superbad” and “Knocked Up” talent Judd Apatow.

Whoops: Will Smith Spoils ‘I Am Legend’ Ending in Tokyo; Leak Locked Down

Will Smith in I Am Legend

A-list actor Will Smith wasn’t sporting his A-game on Tuesday when he revealed the ending to “I Am Legend” to press in Tokyo.

WeAreTheAnswer.org Dispatches New ‘The Dark Knight’ Message

The Dark Knight

At 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, I received a new e-mail from WeAreTheAnswer.org for “The Dark Knight” viral marketing.

New WhySoSerious.com Page at /steprightup Unveils Final ‘The Dark Knight’ Challenge

WhySoSerious.com poster from The Dark Knight

Following our Dec. 3 post about a new WhySoSerious.com challenge at www.whysoserious.com/steprightup, the countdown has come to an end and the final challenge has been unveiled.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘The Golden Compass,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘The Bucket List’

Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Free advance-screening movie passes. No catch.

Just click the link and RSVP. This week, we have passes for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “The Golden Compass,” “The Bucket List,” “I Am Legend,” “Atonement,” “Revolver,” “Margot at the Wedding” and “The Amateurs”.

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