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  • The Social Network Re-released in Theaters


    Sony Pictures have announced that they will be rereleasing David Fincher's The Social Network in approximately 600 theaters nationwide on January 7th 2011. The film will pass the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office. The rerelease is an attempt to fuel award buzz and bring attention to the January 11th 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release of the film (available for preorder for $16.99 [1]). They are also touting the film's many critical achievements: The Social Network has been embraced during this year's awards season, with four honors from the National Board of Review, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg. The film has also received six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and nominations for Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, as well as two nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, including Ensemble and Eisenberg for Best Actor, and nominations for Best »


    - Peter Sciretta

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  • James Franco on playing gay characters: 'You know what, maybe I'm just gay' (Exclusive)


    “Is James Franco gay?” is a favorite query of the pop-cultural chattering classes. It’s not like it’s unique to him: Having the public ponder your sexuality is a celebrity rite of passage. But the thing that makes Franco’s case so interesting is that, unlike the loud denials from some stars and even louder silences from others, the response from the 127 Hours star (who, for the record, has been in a years-long relationship with actress Ahna O’Reilly) is actually pretty nuanced. Franco addressed the rumor-mill mentality in an exclusive interview with EW for our recent cover story. »


    - Keith Staskiewicz

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  • Robert Pattinson Replaces Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’

    Let's look at the different career paths of the two major male stars from Twilight. Taylor Lautner is doing what seems to be boilerplate action/tentpole stuff: Abduction and possibly Stretch bloody Armstrong. Robert Pattinson, meanwhile, is going a little more high-minded, co-starring with Cristoph Waltz in Water For Elephants and now taking over for Colin Farrell inDavid Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. I know which actor I can respect more, without question. But what does this mean for the dedicated David Cronenbergfan? I expect a lot of Cronenberg fans just exhaled a sad or exasperated sigh, for starters. I'll admit that my own interest in Cosmopolis just took a dive. It's a weird situation, where I can really respect Robert Pattinson for taking the gig, but him doing so really seems to ding the movie's potential. But what the hell; I've trusted Cronenberg »


    - Russ Fischer

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  • Recap: 'Live to Dance' Premiere

    Paula’s back! Whoo! Wide-fingered hand clap! I’m all kinds of excited to see America’s Favorite Pushover back on TV, I have to admit. And let’s face it – as much as we loved watching her love/hate relationship with Simon, she was always an odd choice to judge a singing competition. Yes, she’s sold a bajillion records (fine, 60 million if you have to be technical about it), but the reality is that she landed a recording career on the strength of her dancing. That made perfect sense during the height of the video age, because we could distract ourselves from her »

    - Liane Bonin

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  • How Harvey Weinstein Got His Groove Back


    It’s never been a good idea to declare Harvey Weinstein dead  --  he has a tendency to rise from the beyond. On Tuesday, Weinstein proved that he is quite definitely reborn, buying with his brother Bob 25 percent of Starz Media in order to ensure a home entertainment deal with their Anchor Bay division, and scooping up Producers Guild nominations for "The King's Speech" and "The Tillman Story." But beyond those momentary milestones, the movie mogul is back in the groove that once made him famous – cutting trailers, reading scripts, hanging »


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  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Record New Version of 'F--- You'


    Ask Cee Lo what he thought of Gwyneth Paltrow's version of his hit song onGlee, and he responds with an F-word. Fantastic. "She sings like a natural," says Cee Lo, who was so impressed that he and Paltrow have recorded a new version of "F---- You." They were at work at studio Msr in New York over the weekend and again on Monday afternoon, he tells People exclusively. And that's not the end of it. They'll meet again when Paltrow hosts Saturday Night Live on Jan. 15 when Cee Lo performs. »


    - Jessica Herndon

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  • Jersey Shore Season 3 spoilers

    Well America's favorite guido's and guidette's are back for another season of "The Jersey Shore" which takes the crew back to Seaside Heights where it all began. This time around Angelina is completely gone (Hmmm...) and replaced by Snooki's friend Deena Nicole. 

    Season 2 of The Jersey Shore averaged just over 5 million viewers per episode (Yeah..Hmmm). From the previews we've seen already we expect this show to reach new highs (or lows).


    This time around the focus will largely be on the new guidette Deena who within the first episode finds herself inducted into the immortal "reality" tv drama. Yet as season progresses those who bash the show will return to watch the sunburned smushing crew return in droves. Mike "The situation" has gone on to be featured in Dancing with the stars and Paulie (the most promising one) has continously DJ'd events around the world. Snooki also recently announced that she had written and would be releasing a book this year (can't wait for that one). It has also been speculated that JWOW has had some enhancements since the end of season 2.

    Here's an excerpt from the examiner's exclusive story:

    Vinny and Snooki infamously smushed during Jersey Shore Season 2 in Miami, but apparently business wasn't finished between the two housemates. 

    On the first night back in Seaside Heights, Vinny starts flirting with Snooki's friend and new Jersey Shore cast member Deena Nicole in the hot tub. Snooki quickly calls them both out as her true feelings for Vinny come out- along with an off-season shocker.  Snooki can't hide her feelings for Vinny as she confronts him about a hurtful hookup (that she walked in on) between Miami and the cast's return to Seaside Heights.

    The 4'9" guidette gets her heart broken again when she tries to patch things up with Vinny. Things get nasty (and even more awkward) as JWoWW rescues Snooki from the hottub and tells Vinny to simply, "Stick it in one of the jetholes." (read more)

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  • Pete Postlethwaite: A face, and an actor, you couldn't forget


    Pete Postlethwaite, in his long, sturdy, and vibrant career as an actor, first in theater and television and then, beginning in the late ’80s, in the movies, was the face of a great many things: rage, fatherly tenderness, criminal brilliance. Whatever he was playing, though, Postlethwaite, who died yesterday at 64, was always a face: a face so lumpen and craggy you could never forget it, with its ruddy broken nose and thin-lipped scowl of protest, its flesh that hung down over cheekbones that were prominent enough to look like a pair of jutting apples, and those eyes that burned with »


    - Owen Gleiberman

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  • 'Fockers' Frowned Upon,'Grit' Glows Over New Year's


    The story of New Year's weekend was the same as Christmas weekend: what's supposed to be one of the most bustling times of the year was shattered by a largely poor slate of movies. Little Fockers was the low-flying top draw, but True Grit (2010) continued to be a beacon. Overall business was off around 27 percent from the same weekend last year, when Avatar dominated, and attendance was off significantly from the last time New Year's weekend landed on Dec. 31-Jan. 2, back in 2004-2005. When is passing $100 million in just 12 days not so hot? When the preceding movie did it in eight days and had nearly double the attendance. Such was the case with Little Fockers, which dipped 16 percent to $25.8 million over the weekend for a $102.6 million tally in 12 days. Predecessor Meet the Fockers, which played on the same days and dates six years ago, generated $41.7 million over New Year's weekend, »


    - Brandon Gray <[email protected]>

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  • Swedish actor Per Oscarsson feared dead after house fire


    Human remains found at actor's home as police continue search for second body

    Veteran Swedish actor Per Oscarsson, 83, who appeared in the film version of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, is feared to have died in a fire at his home early on Friday. Human remainsfound in the house in a remote area near the small town of Skara, south-west of Stockholm, were either those of the actor or of his wife, Kia Ostling, 67, said a police spokesman, Jan Strommegard.

    Both had been reported missing by relatives, who said they were at home when the building burned down. Only the chimney was left when firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is unknown.

    Strommegard could not say when the identification of the remains would be completed but said they were still searching for the remains of a second person.

    Oscarrson, who played Holmer Palmgren, the former legal guardian of Larsson's heroine Lisbeth Salander, »

    - James Meikle

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  • ‘No Strings Attached’ Red Band Movie Trailer


    [1] Paramount Pictures has released a red band movie trailer forGhostbusters/Meatballs director Ivan Reitman's new comedy No Strings Attached. The movie follows a lonely doctor (played by Cary Elwes) who gets lucky with a pretty co-worker (played by Natalie Portman) in a "comedy about the complications of friends with benefits." The film costars Ashton Kutcher,Greta GerwigMindy KalingOlivia ThirlbyKevin KlineCary ElwesLake Bell, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and the next breakout comedy actor (in my opinion)Jake Johnson. The film actually started out with another title, Fuckbuddies. Of course, Paramount didn't want to face the problems associated with releasing a movie under that title, so they changed it to Friends With Benefits, which eventually got changed into the truly horrible title No Strings Attached (at least they didn't go with "No Strings", the abbreviated title they were testing). The reason they moved on from Friends With Benefits Â»


    - Peter Sciretta

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  • John Goodman Joins Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

    John Goodman has joined three-time Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry's (The Reader) adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Already featuring serious star power in the form of Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, the film will follow Oskar (played by newcomer Thomas Horn), a 10-year old boy whose father (Hanks) dies in the September 11th attacks.  As the story goes, Oskar embarks on a journey to deal with his loss and discover more about the lock-box key left behind by his father.  The lauded script was penned by Oscar-winning scribe Eric Roth (Forrest Gump). Per THR, Goodman will play a doorman in Oskar's apartment building who "goes on a trip to exhume the father's coffin."  In addition to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he recently appeared in HBO's Treme and can also be seen this March in Kevin Smith's Red State.  To check out a synopsis of Foer's novel, »

    - Jason Barr

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  • Resident Evil: Afterlife: Now on Blu-ray & DVD review

    The resident evil afterlife series continues to churn out amazing movie after amazing movie. In this latest incarnation we find Alice played by Milla Jovovich searching for fellow survivors following the closing scenes of the previous film. The umbrella corporation is back up to their old tricks in tracking down the ultimate being which is Alice. This time around Alice and her friends are heading to Los Angeles searching for safe haven when they arrive they realize they stepping into a city overrun by the dead.




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  • Bolt (Single-Disc Edition) 60% off

    Bolt (Single-Disc Edition)

    • Let it begin! Get ready for the most totally awesome adventure ever as Bolt, the coolest action hero on Earth, and me, Rhino, his faithful partner and right-hand hamster, set off on a super secret mission! As one half of the Dynamic Duo, I'll let you in on the action. One day I'm watching Bolt on TV, and the next thing I know I'm working alongside my all-time favorite hero in stealth mode! We have
    Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus), his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home. Together with his hilarious new sidekicks  Rhino (voiced by Mark Walton) – Bolt’s #1 Fan – and a street-smart cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), Bolt sets off on a

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  • Armageddon [Blu-ray] at 60% off price: $12.46

    Armageddon [Blu-ray]

    • From the blockbuster-making team who produced and directed PEARL HARBOR and THE ROCK (Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay) comes the biggest movie of 1998 -- ARMAGEDDON! Starring the explosive talents of Bruce Willis (DIE HARD), Academy Award(R)-winners Ben Affleck (GOOD WILL HUNTING) and Billy Bob Thornton (SLING BLADE), Liv Tyler (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy), Steve Buscemi (CON AIR), and Will P
    From the mega-hitmakers who produced and directed The Rock and Pearl Harbor comes Armageddon. And now, these mind-blowing action-adventure explodes on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Bruce Willis (Surrogates, Sin City) and Academy Award winners Ben Affleck (1997, Best Original Screenplay, Good Will Hunting) and Billy Bob Thornton (1996, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sling Blade) head an all-star cast that incudes Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Steve Buscemi (Con Air) and Will Patton (Gon

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  • 'The Hobbit': Cate Blanchett joins the cast as Galadriel


    Cate Blanchett had better start brushing up on her Elvish. The Australian actress has signed on to the cast of director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit, reprising the role of the ethereal elf Galadriel that she played in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The announcement of Blanchett’s casting comes as something of a surprise, since the character of Galadriel doesn’t actually appear in Tolkien’s novel. Then again, there are virtually no female characters in the book whatsoever, so Jackson is clearly looking to balance out the two-part film somewhat in terms of gender. »


    - Josh Rottenberg


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  • Blake Lively's the New Face of French Fashion


    Blake Lively is taking another step on her way to becoming a full-fledged fashion icon. A source tells me… The Gossip Girl beauty will star in a new ad campaign for Chanel. I'm told she was just in Paris shooting for the French fashion house's handbag collection. The ads should launch early next year, the source says. The 23-year-old starlet is no stranger to Chanel. In July, Lively was one of the designer Karl Lagerfeld's famous friends in the front row of the Chanel Hauté Couture show during Paris Hauté Couture Fashion Week. In September, she hit the reopening of the Chanel store in New York's Soho neighborhood. She'll next be seen on the big screen »



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  • 'Valet Boys' being developed for Adam Sandler and Kevin James


    Sony is developing a new comedy with Adam Sandler and Kevin James â€œin mind,” a studio rep confirms. Valet Guys, which James will co-write with Nick Bakay, is about two, yes, valet guys who witness a murder and then “find themselves running for their lives,” according to the studio. Bakay wrote James’ upcomingZookeeperPaul Blart: Mall Cop, and The King of Queens. Sandler and James previously co-starred in Grown Ups and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

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    - Margaret Lyons


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  • Recap: 'Glee' - 'A Very Glee Christmas'

    Many of you might think of me as the “Glee” Grinch who swoops in weekly to steal away the joy you get from the show. That’s definitely not my intention, and I definitely don’t get a sense of joy at tearing down a particular episode that I dislike. Disliking “Glee” is never, ever my first option: in fact, I think it’s singularly capable of producing as much joy in my too tiny heart as anything on TV right now. So when I leave out my weekly emotional milk and cookies and get television coal in return, well, I get a little »

    - Ryan McGee


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