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"The Berenstain Bears"

‘Berenstain Bears’ to hit big screen

Turns out the popular children’s book franchise “The Berenstain Bears” is being worked into a feature film.  USA TODAY reports Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) has signed on to produce the movie, whose rights were just purchased by Walden Media (The Chronicles of Narnia.)  Reports say the comedy will include a mix of live-action and computer animation.  The earliest release date for the film could be fall of 2011.

Focker trilogy

 Five years after “Meet the Fockers” grossed more $500 million at the box office, fans are once again getting ready for the release of a third film in the franchise.  “Little Fockers” follows the Focker and Byrnes family as they prepare to welcome a new baby.  Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Owen Wilson reprise their roles alongside Jessica Alba.  “Little Fockers” is set to open in theatres July 30th, 2010.

"Old Dogs"

New trailer released for Williams/Travolta film

This year Thanksgiving will be full of food, football and a little bit of comedy thanks to a new movie starring Robin Williams and John Travolta.  The two play best friends, who have their lives turned upside down when they’re forced to take care of two six-year-olds while working on the biggest business deal of their lives.  From director Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) “Old Dogs” (Rated: PG) hits theatres Wednesday, November 25th.

Click here to watch "Old Dogs" trailer

82nd Annual Academy Awards

Oscars struggle to find host

Five months from now the biggest movie stars in the world will gather in Hollywood to celebrate the years best achievements in motion pictures.  The problem…the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is still without a host.  Last years point man, Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is no longer interested in reprising the role and now reports say Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) and Robert Downey Jr. (Ironman)  are also turning down a hosting duo.  This years show is being helmed by producers Bill Mechanic (Coraline) and Adam Shankman (Hairspray.)  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards airs March 7th on ABC.

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