<p>Today is the day where all secrets will be revealed for fans who are desperate to get a look at Ridley Scott's highly-anticipated 'Prometheus'</p>

Today is the day where all secrets will be revealed for fans who are desperate to get a look at Ridley Scott's highly-anticipated 'Prometheus'

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Weekend Watch: 'Prometheus' in theaters, 'John Carter' and 'The Sting' on Blu

Plus every Three Stooges short in one box

You've got a lot of options for what to watch and how, and we want to help you plan your weekend with a new column where we'll highlight three things you can see in theaters, three things you'll find streaming, and three titles new to home video.  Appropriately enough, we call this The Weekend Watch.

For many genre fans, today must feel like Christmas.  After all, the frenzy that has accompanied every stage of production for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is probably the most enthusiasm I've seen to one of his films pre-release in quite a while.  That's not the only new film in theaters this weekend, depending on where you live, but it's certainly the highest profile title.  If you decide to sit out opening weekend, there's plenty to discuss on the streaming and home video fronts.

IN THEATERS TODAY

"Prometheus"

My initial review for the film is up already, and I'm going to take the unusual measure of writing a second post-release piece that I'll post Monday, replete with spoilers, so we can dig in and really discuss what we think of the film.  For now, even if I have some issues with the film, I can't imagine telling another film fan not to check it out theatrically.  I'm going to the Rave, a giant IMAX 3D screen, for my second viewing, and if nothing else, I look forward to feeling like I'm going to fall through the frame into the amazing world that Ridley Scott and his team have built for us with this movie.

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<p>Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx co-star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' this Christmas, and the first trailer is online now.</p>

Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx co-star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' this Christmas, and the first trailer is online now.

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First trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' blasts its way online

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Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonard Di Caprio, and a fistful of bullets

When I was at the Cannes Film Festival this year, I attended the special presentation thrown by The Weinstein Company to premiere footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."  I did my best to transcribe those clips as completely as possible for you, trying to share some impressions of those short glimpses at two of this year's most highly anticipated films.

Now the first official trailer for the film is here and it seems like a much tighter version of that clip package we saw with a few new shots thrown in for good measure.  It uses both the Johnny Cash and James Brown cues that we heard, it's got that great Franco Nero appearance right at the end, and it also adds the awesome new tagline, "Life, Liberty And the Pursuit Of Vengeance." 

Oh, hell, yes, Quentin.

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<p>There's always been a sense of romance to the drive-in theater, and not just because 80% of those cars are full of people who are doing it, either.</p>

There's always been a sense of romance to the drive-in theater, and not just because 80% of those cars are full of people who are doing it, either.

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What makes June 6 a special date for movie-lovers?

And how would you like to join us for a special outing to a drive-in theater?

Want to go to the drive-in with me?

That's not a hypothetical question, either.  I'm genuinely curious how many of you in the Southern California area would want to participate if I organized an outing to the three different drive-in theaters that are currently playing new releases within about an hour's drive from where I live.

Today, if you go to Google's front page, you'll see the latest of their themed Google Doodles, an actual animated film saluting the opening of the first drive-in theater in America on June 6, 1933.  79 years ago.  And while the theaters did not endure in great number, it gives me a smile to know that right now, I can go see movies in three different drive-in theaters, and that my kids are going to be able to have that experience.

The appeal of the drive-in is the sense of community when you attend with friends, I believe.  Everyone goes and pulls their cars in and sort of camps together… and it's great fun.  I did it a few times when I was at Ain't It Cool, always with the assistance of the great Jack Morrissey, a fellow movie theater nerd with a real love of classic Americana regarding where and how we watch films.  I don't just remember the movies I saw as a kid… I remember where I saw many of them, and I remember the greatest screens I saw movies on.  The actual physical experience of seeing the films that influenced me were often part of the impact the films had on me.

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<p>Captain America's ready to get back into action now that the Russo Bros. are close to signing their deals to direct the sequel.</p>

Captain America's ready to get back into action now that the Russo Bros. are close to signing their deals to direct the sequel.

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'Captain America 2' recruits Russo Bros. to direct

Because when you think superhero action, you think 'You, Me & Dupree'

Did not see that coming.

This morning, Hollywood Reporter wrote that the Russo Brothers are in final negotiations as directors for "Captain America 2."  HitFix sources can confirm that is the case, making this one of the most unexpected choices Marvel has made on any of these films so far.

The Russos are known for comedy before anything else, and while I am a big fan of "Community," I would not have expected it to serve as an audition for a sprawling action adventure movie.  More than that, after "You, Me & Dupree," it felt like Hollywood put the Russos in director's jail.  They've done a ton of TV in the five years since that film came out, but returning to the world of features with a highly-anticipated Marvel sequel?

Sounds like they must have made one hell of a pitch.

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From Will Smith to John Boyega, who could play Marvel's 'Black Panther'?

From Will Smith to John Boyega, who could play Marvel's 'Black Panther'?

We put together a gallery of some intriguing potential players

Casting any superhero film can be tricky.

After all, you've got rabid fans who have deep, meaningful relationship with the characters, and they've got strong opinions.  You've got the financiers, and especially with international money driving so much of the conversation today, that becomes a very tricky minefield to navigate.  You've got studio people who have relationships they have to service, as well as personal history with many of the eligible names.

With the modern era of superhero films, one of the things that I've noticed is how tricky it is when race becomes an issue of any sort.  I'm still somewhat rattled by the firestorm of fury that erupted over Michael Clarke Duncan's casting in "Daredevil" or Idris Elba's casting in "Thor," and more than anything, it's convinced me that we need more race-blind casting in these films, not less.  Yes, I know people get attached to a visual representation of a character, but I also think there is a tendency to get hung up on the least important details about a character.

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<p>If Warner Bros. does figure out how to make a 'Justice League' movie work, it could be the most important business move they make in the next five years, and if they don't, exactly no one will be surprised.</p>

If Warner Bros. does figure out how to make a 'Justice League' movie work, it could be the most important business move they make in the next five years, and if they don't, exactly no one will be surprised.

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Warner starts to assemble their 'Justice League' by hiring a screenwriter

The studio's betting on the 'Gangster Squad' scribe in a big way

It can be a double-edged sword for a screenwriter to find themselves suddenly "hot," because with that heat comes a certain degree of expectation, and considering how little control writers really have over the end result of their labors, you can do everything right and still end up with your head on the chopping block once a film is actually finished.

Take Will Beall, for example.  So far, that first trailer for "Gangster Squad" is fairly persuasive, and the script garnered enough buzz that every young actor in Hollywood was fighting to get cast in the ensemble period piece.  Warner Bros. obviously had a good experience with Beall overall because they hired him to write their "Lethal Weapon" reboot, and they also have him hard at work trying to finally solve "Logan's Run" for Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling.  Beall's been annointed by the studio, so it is little wonder that they have turned to him to help figure out a project that may well be the single most important in-development project at Warner Bros. right now.

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<p>Adapting 'Days Of Future Past' is probably better than my plan for an 'X-Men' sequel, which would have been two hours of Jennifer Lawrence like this.</p>

Adapting 'Days Of Future Past' is probably better than my plan for an 'X-Men' sequel, which would have been two hours of Jennifer Lawrence like this.

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Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men' are heading to 'Days Of Future Past'

Could Fox be prepping for the ultimate X-Men story?

Matthew Vaughn is hard at work prepping his next film in Fox's successfully reinvigorated "X-Men" franchise, and thanks to someone sending in a tip to Ain't It Cool News, we now have some idea of where they're headed.

I called the MPAA's Title Registration Bureau today to double-check the tip, and it is indeed true.  Fox recently locked down "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" as a title, and for anyone who is a longtime fan of the comics, that is very, very interesting news.

It seems strange to look back at some of what are considered the biggest and most significant storylines in comics weren't originally published as mega-events like we see from Marvel and DC today.  When they publish something like "Civil War" or "House Of M" or "Flashpoint" or the various "Crisis" events, they make those huge deals, with multiple authors, with dozens of comics involved, with tons of hype, and those events drive the entire publishing year for the companies.

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<p>Black Panther is well-established as a member of the animated 'Avengers' team, so it's a safe bet Marvel will want him to be onboard by the time they make 'The Avengers 2' for 2015.</p>

Black Panther is well-established as a member of the animated 'Avengers' team, so it's a safe bet Marvel will want him to be onboard by the time they make 'The Avengers 2' for 2015.

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'Black Panther' now rumored as next Marvel stand-alone movie

Who would wear the suit as T'challa?

One of the most anticipated announcements of the year will most likely take place at this year's San Diego Comic-Con when Marvel is expected to confirm which of their properties will be the source for their next original superhero title.  Obviously "Iron Man 3" just began production (you can see the first still from the film here), and they're casting bad guys for "Thor 2," and chances are they're going to get really serious about "The Avengers 2" sometime soon.

But what of the rest of the Marvel Universe?  Edgar Wright has been working towards making "Ant-Man" based on a script he's co-writing with Joe Cornish, but with the word that he's going to be shooting the final film in his Cornetto trilogy this fall, it seems less likely that "Ant-Man" is coming next.  Marvel poobah Kevin Feige has spoken many times about how much he wants to figure out "Doctor Strange" for the big-screen, but there hasn't been any word on when or if that will happen.

Today, El Mayimbe at Latino Review is reporting that he knows which movie is scheduled next, and if he's right, we're about to meet a new Avenger.

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<p>Holy cow, the Klingons appear to be really out of focus in the still-untitled sequel to 2009's 'Star Trek' reboot</p>

Holy cow, the Klingons appear to be really out of focus in the still-untitled sequel to 2009's 'Star Trek' reboot

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Confirmed: JJ Abrams sneaks a Klingon into MTV Movie Awards

Hollywood's favorite secret-keeper hides a new villain in plain sight

In the last few days, I've been talking with a number of friends about "Prometheus," written in part by Damon Lindelof, and the careful campaign of secrecy that Fox and the filmmakers mounted while it was in production.

Obviously, Lindelof has some experience with working on something that he wants to keep secret, what with his time on "Lost" and his experiences working with JJ Abrams.  Right now, I'm enjoying the build-up to the still-untitled sequel to "Star Trek," if for no other reason than it seems to be driving the Internet crazy.

Abrams, of course, is the king of playing games with the Internet while he's in production on something, and so far, he's played things very close to the vest on "Star Trek 2."  Close enough that people still are arguing about whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan in the film, and close enough that there's still rampant speculation about whether or not he's going to include Klingons in the film.

Thanks to Abrams himself, though, that no longer appears to be a question.

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<p>Jason Schwartzman seemed more than happy to discuss his work in Wes Anderson's new film 'Moonrise Kingdom' when we caught up with the actor at the Cannes Film Festival</p>

Jason Schwartzman seemed more than happy to discuss his work in Wes Anderson's new film 'Moonrise Kingdom' when we caught up with the actor at the Cannes Film Festival

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Watch: Jason Schwartzman joins the kids to talk about 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Gilman and Hayward seem remarkably poised for teenagers

The second full day of the Cannes Film Festival was also the first day of the rain that marred much of the event this year.  I was unprepared for it, and so when I hurried from the 8:30 AM screening of "Reality" to the beachfront location where I was set to conduct my "Moonrise Kingdom" interviews, I was just barely ahead of an ominous cloud front and the first few strangled bursts of precipitation.

Because of the weather, everyone found themselves inside, waiting for the interviews, doing their best to stay dry.  I sat down at a table with James Rocchi, both of us working to write up "Reality" as we prepared for our time with the cast and with Anderson.  While we were sitting there working, Jason Schwartzman walked in.  They told him he'd have a half-hour until they needed him, so he dropped into a chair at the same table as Rocchi and me and just started chatting movies.

One of the things I've noticed about Schwartzman over the years is that he is ridiculously approachable, and he has a genuine curiosity about what other people think of things.  He wanted to hear about movies Rocchi and I had been seeing, and about what we were looking forward to, and then he and James moved on to a conversation about the Canadian band Sloan.  By the time they called him away to start his interviews, it had been almost the full half-hour, and it flew by.

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