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Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

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If you weren’t yet convinced that The Scorpion King 2 direct-to-dvd movie is going to suck, check out the film’s cover art. Randy Couture? Are MMA fighters replacing the WWE wrestlers on the big screen? [filmonic]

transsiberian posterShock has a first look at the poster for Brad Anderson’s Transsiberian, which stars Emily Mortimer, Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsley.

WiReD has a sneak peak at DC Comic’s new lesbian Batwoman.

The incredible trailer for David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is now available in High Definition.

Roger Ebert drops the F bomb in the headline of his review of Young People F***ing.

The Vatican has banned Angels & Demons from shooting in Rome churches. [variety]

J. Michale Straczynski talks about his Silver Surfer script on Comics2Film: “I was writing it as FF2 was about to come out, and the theory was for it to pick up literally the next frame after the FF2 movie, where you find out why Silver Surfer was there and what happened to him. We would have seen Galactus, his home world, what happened and him trying to get back there, because now that he’s betrayed Galactus, he’s concerned his home world might be in jeopardy.”

American Teen Yellow PosterComingSoon has a look at the horrible new movie poster American Teen, which is one of this year’s best films.

The official website for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer has been redesigned.

Canadian filmmaker Paul Gross’s Passchendaele will open the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival on September 4, 2008. [indiewire]

EW counts down the top 100 films of the last 25 years. Does Blair Witch really deserve to be on the list?

Not exactly movie news but Anne Hathaway is back on the market. We can dream… [usatoday]

Lorraine Bracco and Jamie-Lynn Sigler will star in the satirical indie comedy Son of Mourning. [thr]

Paul W.S. Anderson confirms to MTV that David Carradine will have a cameo in Death Race.

Star Wars Japanese Art

SuperPunch found this cute Japanese Star Wars art.

Rob Cohen has revealed a new poster for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor on his blog.

Get Smart Peter Segal lists the top 8 spy movies which inspired his latest big screen adaptation. The Bourne Trilogy? Really? [firstshowing]

Kevin Spacey has joined the cast of Jonas Pate’s Shrink. [variety]

John Cleese is writing a musical adaptation of his hit movie A Fish Called Wanda with his 24-year-old daughter, Camilla. [cinematical]

Advance tickets to The Dark Knight go on sale Friday, June 20th. The first screenings with be midnight showings on July 18th.

A reader sent AICN a glowing review of The Mummy 3. I’m pretty sure it must be a plant.

Darren Lynn Bousman has updated his blog with a new photo from Repo! The Genetic Opera. He also says that a release date will be announced in the next couple weeks, a trailer will hit at Comic Con, and there will be a screening at Fantasia Film Festival on July 18th.

Spout’s Christopher Campbell lists the top 10 movies that made Get Smart obsolete and yes, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is #1.

Paramount Pictures said on Monday it has topped the $1 billion mark at overseas box offices. [reuters]

Sienna Miller has confirmed to BBC News that she will play Maid Marian, opposite Russell Crowe (the Sheriff of Nottingham) in director Ridley Scott’s Nottingham.

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