Morning Call Sheet: 'Dark Knight' Prologue, Playboy Preys, and a Redbox Win

CONFIRMED: ‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’ PROLOGUE TO PLAY BEFORE IMAX ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE’

Truly a piece of genius marketing. Expect more of this.

I’m well aware I’m calling this idea a success before the results are in, but it’s a no-brainer.

LINDSAY LOHAN TO POSE NUDE IN PLAYBOY

The only thing worse than the Hollywood gossip media that feasts off the slow-motion train wreck of human beings who also happen to be celebrities is the infrastructure in place to capitalize on the train wrecks many stops along the way. The clubs, the dealers, the hangers-on, the elite rehabs, and of course Playboy. Instead of rallying to protect this young woman from herself, Playboy will exploit her need for money and addiction to attention.

Hell can never be hot enough.

WARNER BROS. PULLING ALL HARRY POTTER DISCS FROM STORES DEC. 29

Interesting idea to follow the Disney route and place these films on an announced moratorium. Since the beginning of VHS, films have been going on a moratorium where they are out of print for long periods of time, but they’re never announced as such, and I’ve always wondered why.

What better way to gin up sales than to announce the product will no longer be available?

REDBOX PICKING UP FLEEING NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS

You can count me among them, and I am now eyeing the Blockbuster Movie Pass, as well.

HOW HOLLYWOOD SEDUCED AND ABANDONED CRITIC PAULINE KAEL

An old but always entertaining story. Basically, for practically no money, Warren Beatty completely de-fanged the most feared critic in Hollywood. The retelling of this tale in the link above all but dismisses that notion but few in Hollywood are as Machiavellian as Beatty.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINK-TACULAR

NETFLIX WOES NEVER SEEM TO END

WHY SPIELBERG IS OPENING LATEST FILM OVERSEAS FIRST

HOW ‘THE HELP’ OR ‘MIDNIGHT IN PARIS’ COULD WIN BEST PICTURE

DETAILS ON JOSS WHEDON’S SECRET ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’ ADAPTATION

NBC PURCHASES TV PILOT ABOUT A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE

BEN AFFLECK TO DIRECT WHITEY BULGER MOBSTER MOVIE, TO STAR MATT DAMON AND CASEY AFFLECK

NEW TRAILER FOR ‘THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D’ RE-RELEASE

CINEMATOGRAPHER WAS MISQUOTED: SCENES FROM ‘THE AVENGERS’ WERE NOT SHOT WITH AN IPHONE

COOL PHOTO: INSIDE A REDBOX MACHINE

COOL INFOGRAPHIC: THE VARIOUS GANGS OF HBO’S ‘OZ

NORRIS! STALLONE! VAN DAMME! THE 10 BEST CANNON FILMS!

TOP 10 MOVIES FOR HYPOCHONDRIACS

FOR YOU SCREENWRITERS: 10 WAYS TO JUICE UP A SCENE

25 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ‘WEST SIDE STORY

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CLASSIC PICK FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

TCM:

8PM EST: Razor’s Edge, The (1946) — A young man’s quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne. BW-145 mins, TV-G,

Bizarre but fascinating noir film and Exhibit A for those defending Power’s underrated talents as an actor.

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