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According to Google News Kevin Smith has won his appeal to the MPAA for an R rating for his new movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The original NC-17 rating was given for the films sexually graphic nature citing two scenes specifically involving co-stars Jason Mewes and Katie Morgan.

WebMD reports that more and more children are being allowed by their parents to view violent “adult” content. According to a Dartmouth study more than 12% of children aged 10 to 14 are regularly viewing R rated violent content. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, focused on 40 movies that received an R raring for violent content and showed that these movies had been seen by about 12.5% of American children between the ages 0f 10-14.

Goonies 2 appears to be moving forward. Moviehole quotes an anonymous source as saying the the film is being developed as a tent-pole release.

MovieWeb says that Ang Lee and Focus Features will begin production on Taking Woodstock later this month. Taking Woodstock is an adaptation of the Elliot Tiber memoir detailing the beginnings of the seminal 1969 music festival.

Comtex Cablevision will be giving free advance screenings of the new Lucas feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars at eight Clearview Cinemas in New York. The screenings will be given to to the cable providers “Optimum Rewards” members and their guests.

Rocketboom has signed a signed a seven-figure deal with Sony giving the media giant its distribution and add sales.

Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) has called dibs on the John Logan (The Aviator) big screen adaptation of the video game BioShock having just signed a 3 year first-look deal with Universal.

The Justice League appears to be back on again as director George Miller has just praised Megan Gale’s screen test for Wonder Woman. Miller said he plans to resume filming next year.

The Dark Knight has exceeded $400M on its 18th day, beating out Shrek 2’s 43 day mark.

Sources:
THR
Google News
The Movie Blog
WebMD
MovieWeb
Moviehole
Variety
Market Watch
TechCrunch

06. August 2008 by Edward
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