Naomi Watts in J Edgar Hoover BiopicThe news surrounding Clint Eastwood's forthcoming biopic on J. Edgar Hoover continues to swirl with word that Naomi Watts will portray Helen Gandy, Hoover's loyal secretary of 54 years.

Papillon on Blu-ray DigibookThe 1970s classic (and this author's fave film), Papillon, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman will get a blu-ray release on May 24 of this year, says Warner Home Video.

Blue Velvet - David Lynch Blu-rayFilmmaker David Lynch recently revealed in a radio interview that his team is prepping the trippy 1986 mystery film, Blue Velvet for an upcoming blu-ray treatment.

The Evil Dead 4A small paragraph from an article that ran on freep.com has apparently re-opened the necronomicon and is causing quite a stir across the interwebz. In the article, Sam Raimi's long-time producer, Robert Tapert mentions that it's possible that he and Raimi will revisit their roots with the oft-rumored Evil Dead reboot. *Sigh* Here we go again.

83rd OscarsThe Academy has nodded. Their favorites anointed.

The 83rd annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning at 7:30 am CST and The King's Speech is now running around the room holding up a giant number 1 foam finger. The British monarchy saga leads all comers with 12 nominations including best picture and actor honors for Colin Firth, Helen Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

The Golden Razzie AwardThe Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have sifted through the cinematic rubble of last year and selected nominees for The 31st Annual RAZZIE® Awards.

Leading the pack among this year's Razzie contenders - with 9 nominations each are M. Night Shyamalan and his “re-imagined” the faux-anime TV series, last year’s 4th biggest money-maker, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the aptly titled Twilight “parody” Vampires Suck, the bling-obsessed superslick chick flick Sex & The City 2, and the decidedly un-romantic rom-com/revenge fantasy The Bounty Hunter.

The Matrix 4 & 5Updated: We don't like to broker in rumors because we've had our little movie hearts broken too many times and don't want to send you down that same path of gloom and despair (the wrist scars are quite embarrassing), but this one seems to have a little bit of meat on its realm-of-possibility bones.

Kevin SmithKevin Smith made it official yesterday that he will retire from directing.

Mortal Komabt RebirthWarner Bros. today announced the development of a live-action digital short series based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat videogame franchise.

Either Side of the Same StreetWe'd like to congratulate author and Reel Reviews film critic Loron Hays on the publication of his next book, Either Side of the Same Street.

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