- I think these guys just prematurely won Cinematical's Sixth Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Check out more of their Avatar cosplay shots here. Runner-up, by the way, is James Cameron dressed up as a Brazilian tribesman.

- Toronto acquisitions: Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory sequel/follow-up Outside the Law, which takes the characters from the Oscar-nominated WWII film into the post-war struggle for Algerian independence, will be released in the U.S. in November by new distributor Cohen Media Group.

- Keanu Reeves will star in an NYC-set indie titled Generation Um in which he and two female friends (Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens) aimlessly "live life on the fringe." Um. I wish I had more to say than that. Unfortunately, 'whoah' doesn't fit this time. Hey, at 46, isn't Reeves a bit old to be in this kind of Bret Easton Ellis-esque film?

- A new trend in film distribution? Not sure if these are newly announced, but I just noticed both Nowhere Boy and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse have received release dates coinciding with their protagonists' birthdays. The former, about the early days of John Lennnon, opens October 8th, what would be the Beatle's 70th birthday. The latter is returning to cinemas this weekend for the fictional Bella Swan's vampire birthday (9/10). Also, if she were real and not a vampire, she'd have turned 23 on Monday, so that's fitting, too.

- Those of us who have to tag posts and those of you who have to put text on marquees are equally happy to learn Tyler Perry's Oscar-targeting new film has gone from being titled For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf to simply For Colored Girls. Individual character posters can be found here.

- Maybe not entirely film-related, but I love randomness so the YouTube Time Machine is my new favorite visual distraction. Just pick a year from 1860 to the present and the site will give you a random clip from that chosen time. Here's how it fits this blog: I scrolled down to the year of my birth, 1977, and it gave me an awesomely bad trailer for The Incredible Melting Man.

- Ready for "Karate Kid with swords"? The '80s movie was a big factor in increasing karate class enrollment, but will the in-the-works indie Caruso and the Sword finally make fencing cool? I doubt it. At least not anymore than swashbuckling blockbusters like The Pirates of the Caribbean did.

- Star Wars fan films continue to get better and better. Here's a 3D animated Han and Chewie in The Solo Adventures: