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Harry Potter is the Biggest Worldwide Debut Ever with $476M. That is to say, nearly half a billion dollars, blowing through the Eclipse midnight record, the New Moon opening day record, and the Dark Knight weekend record. From what I've seen of Comments on the Interwebs, Twilight fans and Batman fans are united in shouting YEAH WELL WAIT TILL OUR LAST MOVIE COMES OUT, and then they realize they're on the same side and run away to wash that icky fanboy/girl off. Whatever helps you sleep at night, kids.

Guillermo Del Toro and Emma Watson for Beauty and the Beast?; David Yates reveals his next project PP (post-Potter) (whoa, The Stand?); How Harry Potter Changed Publishing (three words: midnight release parties); 10 great, and 10 no-so-great, things about Harry Potter. And here's our discussion post, with a--well, not a defense, but an alternate take on the epilogue. Also:

@bestforfilm: We're opening a bar called Harry Shotters. Drinks include Margaritaskeeters, Cedric Daquiris, Mojicho Changs... #harrypotterdrinks

Concoctions include Pinot Gringotts, Episkey Sours, Mudbloody Marys, Blast Ended Skrewtdriver, Hex on the Beach, Ginny and Tonic, Ron and Coke, Creme De Menter, and my favorite, Madame Hooch.

Since y'all have waited ever so patiently, let's skip straight to TheOneRing.net Exclusive: Behold! Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist! 

I'm still learning to live with the unibrow. Actually, it's not so much the unibrow as the somewhat fake-looking excess of forehead above it, I think.

WB has officially released the Teaser Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises; Nerd Watch: 'The Dark Knight' [fan-made] Trilogy Poster is Pretty Badass.

Nine New Looks at 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'

'Captain America: The First Avenger' will open at Comic-Con; Olly Moss Creates World War 2 Propaganda Posters for 'Captain America'; Eight New Captain America TV Spots; The real reason Captain America doesn't punch Hitler in his new movie. I'm still not sure if I care about this, although it has been pointed out that both Hugo Weaving and Richard Dwarfitage Armitage are in it. Hm.

Universal Won't Scale Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower;' Studio Declines To Make Ambitious Trilogy And TV Series. But have you talked to David Yates...?


@chris_ryall: "Twilight fans don't really seem to get the humor of our Sparkles for Blood promotion at #SDCC." Yeah, they don't, and I kind of don't blame them. It's funny in terms of everyone else getting to laugh at Twilight fandom, but in terms of actually getting those fans to turn in their books to try your product? It's a complete failure, yeah. You don't actually want those fans to give you their books; you just want to mock them so everyone else will remember how cool you are and buy your books. I mean, do what you want, but be honest about what you're doing.

Also, before everyone emails it to me: Lasers reveal the scientific basis for sparkly vampires. 

@Twilight: The #BreakingDawnPart1 #ComicCon panel line has started! These fans are getting ready for Thursday! http://twitpic.com/5saptb 

@cleolinda: I am being told that they've been lined up since Saturday. Jesus take the wheel.

@JessOfRVA: @cleolinda What's amazing is that the gold circle seaters will be getting in ahead of them anyway.

I am super sad right now. Like, for everyone.

Kevin Costner in talks for sadistic baddie in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained; Kevin Costner may torture slaves for Quentin Tarantino. This is gonna end well.

Posters for Milady and Buckingham from The Three Musketeers are here. 

New Look at Karl Urban as Judge Dredd.

@cleolinda: We sure that's not just a picture from the first movie? RT: @STYDNews First Look at Beckinsale in Underworld: Awakening

IT'S ALL TRAILERS ALL THE TIME! The Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Hugo (Cabret); The Trailer for The Thing (prequel) Online!; First Trailer for 'John Carter' (of Mars) Arrives; 'The Howling: Reborn' Trailer Hits, Has the Werewolf Classic Been Done Justice?; Here's a new international red band trailer for Conan the Barbarian; Aardman’s Claymation Takes to the High Seas in Trailer for ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits.’

Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher, Sean Bean Joins 'Snow White,' and Rhys Ifans is Tapped for 'Bond 23.

Updates on The Jetsons & Zack Snyder's The Illustrated Man.

Kristin Scott-Thomas shines (for a change, eh?) in the lovely Sarah's Key.

Will Harrison Ford Return For New 'Blade Runner' Films? D: D: D:

Jaume Collet-Serra in Talks to Direct Akira. Could you maybe just... try to get some Asian, not-Keanu-Reeves-aged actors? I mean, just try? Maybe? Seriously, go talk to George Takei, he can help you with this. 

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I think I am way too focused on the swords in The Hobbit. I am pretty much dying to see them all. I don't care about most of the actors except Aidan Turner and Martin Freeman... and Benedict Cumberbatch, okay, but THE SWORDS. One of my favorite parts of the book and the original animated film. :D

So um, what I mean to say is, ORCRIST. SQUEE.

I KNOOOOOOW. I was obsessed with the cartoon as a child. And I own a replica of Anduril, so yes: swords.

So was I! My mum did, too, and she does clay models and stuff, so she made a MASSIVE Smaug (srsly he was as big as a cat), and all the dwarves, and several of Bilbo, and a few Gandalfs, all based on the cartoon versions. I loved that film SO HARD. I made my bff watch it with me a couple of weeks ago, and now we're practically praying that the movie-makers include at least some of the music (we're hoping hard for the one song from when the dwarves are at Bilbo's house making all kinds of mess, lol, and I'm really wishing they'd do a cover or something of the main theme).

And swords are awesome. If I think about it, I can still hear the cartoon version "GLAMDRING - THE FOE HAMMER!" Also it is awesome that you own a replica of Anduril, I am jealous! :D

Edited at 2011-07-19 01:14 am (UTC)

I loved it so much that I was actualfact afraid Ian McKellen might not be as good a Gandalf as John Huston. THAT MUCH. Also, I swear that Hugo Weaving looks a lot like their Elrond. They can keep their Thranduil, though, I'm not terribly attached to him.

Yeah, I own the United Cutlery replica--I have seen the Hadhafang in person, but I got it as a gift for someone else. Glamdring's a bit long for me (seriously, Anduril is almost as long as I am tall), but I would totally go for an Orcrist replica. Or maybe whatever New Character Tauriel's sword ends up looking like.

I think I was so excited for the movies that I almost didn't care who they cast, lol. I was pissed when Arwen kept stealing scenes from other characters, though. In Fellowship I was all rage-y and "SHE DIDN'T DO THAT. SHE DIDN'T HELP FRODO WITH THE POISON. THAT WAS THAT BLONDE ELF I DON'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF. I LIKED HIM." (Even if iirc it isn't him in the books either, but whatever, ANIMATED VERSION OKAY. */also loved the LotR animated movie*) My family basically disowned me, you know, again, just like they did after I saw the Prisoner of Azkaban movie because I wouldn't shut up about everything that was wrong with it. (I do love the LotR movies, I do, but I loathe Arwen and her scene-stealing ways. Loathe.)

That is so cool *_* I would kill to have Glamdring. Or almost any of them. Unfortunately, I think massive swords in a tiny NYC apartment are generally considered a Very Bad Idea and may worry the neighbors. XD I have to stick to gawking at them online for the time being, lol.

Edited at 2011-07-19 01:42 am (UTC)

Oh my god, that is amazing. Thank you for the link! I totally want a wee Anduril now. Or Sting, I can't decide. Awesome!

..and all I can think is that I collect Asian ball-jointed dolls and they would be a great size to give to the dolls. (And then I wonder if I really want to arm my Remus [yes, that Remus, lol, I am a geek] bjd. I think that might be a bad plan. XD)

Far o'er the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold

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