Tom Cruise Won't Get His Shot At Killing Hitler Until October

· Bad news for those who were aching with anticipation over Tom Cruise's turn as the cutest little would-be Hitler-killer in all the German army: United Artists and MGM are pushing Valkyrie's release date back from the Fourth of July holiday weekend until October. The official reason cited for the move is the need to find a new location for a pivotal, still-unshot battle scene, not a desire for the skittish studio to get the film as far away from summer blockbuster competition as possible. [Variety]
· Live Free or Die Hard, National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Evan Almighty keep their miniscule Oscar hopes alive by making the shortlist for the Academy's visual effects award. [THR]

· John Singleton is in "early talks" to direct a big-screen version of beloved 80s ragtag-vigilante series The A-Team for Fox, and is reportedly floating the (pretty brilliant) idea of having Ice Cube reprise Mr. T's iconic role as the gloriously mohawked, attitudinally challenged enforcer B.A. Baracus. The studio, unfortunately, is denying rumors of Cube's possible involvement. [Variety]
· Knocked Up, Juno, There Will Be Blood, and No Country For Old Men all made the American Film Institute's list of the ten best movies of the year. Sadly overlooked: unexpected megahit Alvin and the Chipmunks. [Variety]
· Meanwhile, the International Press Academy gave its best drama and comedy Satellite awards to No Country and Juno, respectively. [THR]