Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: the force is strong in the new James Bond film, Skyfall; Star Wars is being shaken and stirred back into a viable franchise; Star Trek fans can get a glimpse of nine minutes of spacey bliss; Channing Tatum is attractive, or something; we bid goodbye to the voice of Smurfette; plus Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are never ever getting back together?
The wait for James Cameron‘s massive big-screen epic is finally over this weekend as Avatar opens in theatres, and in IMAX. Also opening is the period drama The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, and the romantic comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans?
On June 24, the much-anticipated sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen arrives in theatres, and once again fans will have the chance to check out the massive action in IMAX theatres.
In theatres this week, a man and his daughter have to battle evil, fictional forces in Inkheart. Also opening, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ventures back in the Underworld story, introducing a young werewolf “Romeo” and his vampire “Juliet,” and The Dark Knight returns to IMAX.
For the second year in a row the 3-D version of the Nightmare Before Christmas won’t be opening in Toronto. …