Get Ready for a Bigger "Twilight!" "Eclipse" Gets Imax Release! 

A bigger Jacob, a bigger Edward!

Imax and Summit Entertainment announced that the third installment of the "Twilight" series, "Eclipse," will be shown in giant Imax theaters when it opens nationwide June 30.

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" will be digitally remastered to work with Imax technology. It's the first Summit film to be released in Imax theaters.

What are the other Imax releases next year? Variety shared with us:

Imax releases for next year include Warner Bros.' "Alice in Wonderland" (March 5); two titles from DreamWorks Animation/Paramount, "How to Train Your Dragon" (March 26) and "Shrek Forever After" (May 21); as well as Warners' Christopher Nolan-directed "Inception" (July 16).

The third "Twilight" is being directed by David Slade, the guy who gave us "30 Days of Night."

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Kristin Chenoweth to Host 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards! 

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will be hosting the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards gala on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium.

I'm a proud voting member of the BFCA and I honestly believe that the Critics' Choice is a much, much better barometer of the Oscars than the Golden Globes.

Chenoweth became popular for her star-making turn as Glinda in "Wicked" and her show-stealing, Tony Award winning performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Recently, Chenoweth received the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her memorable performance in the ABC series "Pushing Daisies."

The 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards gala will air live for the third straight year on VH1 on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM*.

The awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Since its inception in 1995, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the awards season.

Nominations for the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2009.

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"The Lovely Bones" Movie Review -- How Close Is It to the Powerful Novel? 

Death and the afterlife are explored in the new film “The Lovely Bones.” Based on the powerful Alice Sebold novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan), a 14-year old girl who is raped and murdered by her neighbor, and must protect her family from the afterlife.

Susie finds herself in the ‘in-between,’ a Heaven-like place where she observes her family as they grieve for her. She also watches her killer, George Harvey (the magnificent Stanley Tucci), as he prepares to murder again. Read More...

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"Up in the Air" Movie Review -- Definitely One of the Best Films of 2009 

I’m still flying high from watching “Up in the Air.” It’s an emotionally satisfying film that will lift you up amidst dramatic turbulence. “Up in the Air” is definitely one of the best films of 2009.

Director Jason Reitman has a knack for making anti-heroes the center of his films. There’s the tobacco lobbyist character in “Thank You for Smoking,” and a pregnant teenager in the Oscar-winning “Juno.” Now, meet Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) in “Up in the Air,” a corporate downsizer who fires people for a living. Read More...

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Which "Lord of the Rings" Stars Will Return for "The Hobbit?" Peter Jackson Says... 

Peter Jackson, promoting his latest flick "The Lovely Bones," caught up with MTV News to reveal that three -- only three! -- of the "Lord of the Rings" actors will be returning for "The Hobbit."

Jackson is hard at work preparing the prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien-written saga. He told MTV,

"Gandalf, being a 2,000-year-old wizard, is still around and plays a major role in 'The Hobbit,' and we're having Ian McKellen reprise," explained the filmmaker, who is executive-producing the flick and writing the screenplay. "There's a couple of other characters: Elrond, who was played by Hugo Weaving [in the original films], and there's a possibility of Galadriel, who was played by Cate Blanchett."

So I hate to break it to you LOTR fans but Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen or John Rhys-Davies will not return for any flashbacks or flash-forward sequences.

Jackson further revealed,

"Guillermo Del Toro is the director of 'The Hobbit' — we're producing it for him — and I'm involved in the scriptwriting, which I love," he explained. "Screenwriting is my favorite part of the whole process. I'm very happy being one of the writing team on 'The Hobbit,' and we've written the first script. It's two movies, and we've written the first script, which the studio responded well to. And we're now halfway through the second script."

Jackson is targeting the first half of 2010 to begin shooting.

I love the LOTR franchise, so this is great news! I can't wait!

For further reading, visit MTV News right here.

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