Yesterday’s News: March 11th, 2013

March 10th: Oz the Great and Powerful held up to expectations this weekend with an estimated $80 million opening, as Jack the Giant Slayer continued to disappoint by plummeting 63% in its second frame. The point being, if you’re going to explore a fantastical new world, better arrive via twister than beanstalk. Source: Box Office Mojo

March 8th: Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros announced that Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises, will be released on November 7, 2014. Details of the film are largely unknown other than being a “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is in talks for the lead with Mr. Wizard making a cameo from beyond the grave. Source: Entertainment Weekly

March 6th: Director Sam Mendes has announced that he will not direct the follow-up to Skyfall, the biggest Bond film of all-time. Beyond his theater commitments, Mendes claims to have been “shaken, not stirred” by the offer to direct Bond 24. Source: Empire Magazine

March 5th: In the biggest upset since Ben Affleck’s Best Director snub at the Oscars, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was completely shut-out of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, paving the way for Ted and Django Unchained to lead with 7 nominations each. When asked for a comment, Affleck said: “Seriously?” Source: MTV

– Eddie Mouradian

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