Sunday, October 10, 2010

What a shame, was looking foward to this!

Warner Bros. has scuttled plans to release the new "Harry Potter" in 3D.

In a statement released Friday, the studio said that when "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" arrives in theaters on Nov. 19, it will be in 2D, playing both conventional theaters and IMAX, but that "we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window."

The statement continued: "Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey."

Director David Yates adds: "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."

Recent 2D-to-3D conversion have been controversial, with many fans and critics complaining about the look of the studio's "Clash of the Titans," which underwent a similar conversion and was released earlier this year.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is still scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on July 15th, 2011.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


 "Two and a Half Men's" Angus T. Jones, 16, who plays Charlie Sheen's nephew, has inked a $300,000-per-episode contract, according to TMZ, who examined court papers filed on his behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court as he's a minor.

This makes Jones — who will earn, at a minimum, $7.8 million over the next two seasons plus a $500,000 signing bonus — the highest-paid child TV star.

He may even bank more this year. CBS has guaranteed 48 episodes over the next two seasons, TMZ points out, meaning Angus could make $14.4 million, plus a $500,000 signing bonus. (By comparison, Sheen is expected to make about $98 million, including signing bonus, over the next two seasons.

Jones was paid $250,000 per episode under his last contract, which, according to casting agents, talent agents and TV execs interviewed by the New York Post, still had him making more than most other child stars.