‘District 9,’ ‘The Expendables,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ ECLIPSE ‘Twilight’ In This Week In Review

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A very strange week as far as your clicks go. In an odd change from the norm, not a single one of the top three stories for the week has anything to do with vampires. In fact, “Twilight” news doesn’t pop up on the list until position number five. Could my Twilighter readers be slipping?

Before we ponder that question, let’s take a quick look at the week’s Box Office Poll. To no one’s great surprise, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” leads the voting, with 75% of your clicks. None of the other options really inspired you, with “Post Grad” tying for the second place spot with “staying home and watching TV.” Ouch.

— I don’t get it, but for some reason, this February 2008 post detailing the final Cullen casting announcements did big numbers over the last seven days. Strangeness. ’Twilight’ Film’s First Family Of Vampires Is Finally Revealed

— Now this makes more sense. The first “Avatar” still. Admit it though. You clicked because of the ThunderCat comment, didn’t you? The First ’Avatar’ Still Hits The Internet, Features Sam Worthington And A ThunderCat

— Okay, clearly it’s the headline that drew you in. Kristen Stewart is working on a film with Ridley Scott’s son Jake in which she plays a 16 year old prostitute living in New Orleans. Kristen Stewart As A Prostitute And A ’Dirty Dancing’ Remake In Today’s Dailies — 8/19/09

— The new “New Moon” trailer. We have it. ’Nuff said. The ’New Moon’ Trailer Has Arrived And It’s RIGHT HERE

— No additional news has emerged, but word escaped last weekend that “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. may soon be wearing a drinking blood as Anne Rice’s popular vampire Lestat. I can totally see it. Robert Downey Jr. May Sink His Teeth Into Anne Rice Series ’The Vampire Chronicles’ As Lestat

— Last Friday, I posted to remind you that the “New Moon” trailer was coming and that, to celebrate, I would finally sit down over the weekend and watch “Twilight” for the first time. I did, and I appreciate all of your comments, both in this post and in my subsequent “review.” You See The ’New Moon’ Trailer This Weekend, I’ll Watch ’Twilight’

— Earlier this week, we got our hands on some new “Avatar” images. None of them are particularly action-packed, but I’m not surprised at how this post performed considering how sparing James Cameron and his people have been with sharing glimpses of the film. Until today’s “Avatar” Day, of course. Trailer, Images Arrive For James Cameron Sci-Fi Epic, ’Avatar’!

— Early in the week, a rumor surfaced that Brad Pitt would be appearing in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” as Moriarty. Warner Bros. acted quickly to squash the rumor, but as it happened we had a Ritchie interview from earlier in the month in which the director confirmed that Holmes’ arch-nemesis would indeed have a cameo sort of appearance in the film. EXCLUSIVE: Guy Ritchie Confirms Moriarty For ’Sherlock Holmes,’ Says Nothing About Brad Pitt

— Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis will appear on screen together for the first time in “The Expendables.” What more do you need to know? Bruce Willis Will Join Sylvester Stallone And Arnold Schwarzenegger On Screen In ’The Expendables’

— The number one story for the week was Josh Wigler’s Saturday box office report, in which the big news was obviously the fantastic performance of first-time feature director Neil Blomkamp’s “District 9.” This movie deserves every bit of praise that it gets and then some. My favorite movie of the year so far, even edging out my Sundance favorite “Black Dynamite.” Moviegoers Bravely Explore ’District 9′ In The Saturday Box Office Report