- Those who appreciate the movie tech of yesteryear should get a kick out of this 1955 diagram explaining Cinerama [via Reddit].

- The Wrap tells us that later this week Paramount will commence test screening young actors to co-star with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 4. The first three being seriously considered for the gig are Anthony Mackie, Keven Zegers, and Christopher Egan. I don't know who else they'll be testing down the line, but I'd be perfectly happy if the role went to Mackie; dude deserves some higher profile work after The Hurt Locker.

- If you were super excited to see those extra eight minutes of Avatar on the big screen starting this Friday, you should be very happy to know that this November's special edition DVD/Blu-ray release will arrive with a further eight minutes of unseen footage on top of what will be in theaters.

- After Dark have announced the cast for their latest original film, Transit. The plot basically sounds like The River Wild but with an SUV instead of a canoe, but I'll give that a pass since I like Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Elisabeth Rohm and James Caviezel.

- It looks like Paramount has ended up with the largest slice of the summer box office pie, thanks in no small part to Iron Man 2 and Shrek Forever After. $1.22 billion for the summer season; not too shabby, if you ask me.

- All Good Things, the 2008 film from Capturing the Friedmans director Andrew Jarecki starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst,Frank Langella and Kristen Wiig has finally escaped the clutches of the Weinstein Company: Magnolia Pictures will be releasing the film later this year.

- If you're a nerd like me, this video of James Cameron showing off the Cameron-Pace 3D camera rig designed for Avatar is pretty cool [via FilmDrunk].