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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

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

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    • 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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  • Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot nabs another villain

    Director Marc Webb is continuing to fill out the cast of his 3D Spider-Man reboot ahead of the movie's impending shoot. Heat Vision Blog have broken the news that Irrfan Khan, best known for playing a police inspector inSlumdog Millionaire, is in discussions to appear as an unspecified villain in the movie. Annie Parisse (Law & Order, and more recently The Pacific) is in talks to play Khan's villain's wife. Roger Dodger's Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) are being lined up to play Peter Parker's...

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    - Matt Maytum

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  • Does Black Eyed Peas' 'The Beginning' begin at the top of the Billboard 200?

    Susan Boyle’s “The Gift” keeps on giving. After Kanye West nudged her out of the top spot this week, it looks like she’ll be headed back to No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 with sales of up to 300,000. That takes her past the million mark in only four weeks. Taylor Swift, whom Boyle knocked out of No. 1, rises back to No. 2, with a respectable 160,000 or so.  And, we’re sure much to West’s consternation, she will likely top West, who drops to No. 3 with projected sales of 140,000. “Glee” continues its world domination as the »

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  • Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Robert De Niro and Diddy-Dirty Money

    Robert DeNiro is in the house, y’all, along with Diddy-Dirty Money. Just as God always intended. Will there be more references to the “Godfather” trilogy or the “Fockers” trilogy tonight? Will Bill Hader bust out his Al Pacino impression so we can finally witness “Heat II: Electric Boogaloo”? Will tonight’s episode be on the same level of quality as “Goodfellas” or “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”? So many questions, I know! Only one way to answer them: via a sketch-by-sketch recap. That’s just how we do what we do round here. Onto the show, after the break... “Cold Open”: I »

    - Ryan McGee

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  • Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (Special Edition with 3 Bonus Songs) 25% off!!

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  • The Sopranos: The Complete Series 48% off!! BUY NOW!!

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    • The Sopranos: The Complete Series
    For six seasons, fans have devotedly watched Tony Soprano deal with the difficulties of balancing his home life with the criminal organization he leads. Audiences everywhere tuned in to see the mob, the food, the family, and who was next to be whacked. Celebrate the show that Vanity Fair called, "the greatest show in TV history", in the ultimate Sopranos keepsake. Bonus features (over 3.5 hours never before seen) include David Chase's reaction to fan outcry over the series finale; secrets from too.

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  • 'In Treatment': Week six in review

    For the next to last time this season, we're going to tackle all four of this week's "In Treatment" episodes in a single review, coming up just as soon as I try to sell you a moldy carpet... Though his patient's outside relatives, friends and/or loved ones occasionally enter Paul's office, for the most part all we know of their stories is what they tell us, and what we and Paul can deduce from the way they say things (and in some cases, from the details they clearly omit). So it's always a somewhat unreliable narrative, and can be complicated by »

    - Alan Sepinwall

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  • 3 Months Out, Sales Already Brisk for Bieber's Big Screen Debut

    Justin Bieber's big screen debut doesn't hit theaters until Valentine's Day, but tweens are snapping up tickets to "Never Say Never" like it's "Black Friday."Paramount Pictures announced that in the first 12-hours of sales, over 26,000 of the available 100,000 tickets to a February sneak preview of the concert film/rag-to-riches documentary have already sold out. That completes a week of good news for the 16 year old pop star. The Biebs' latest album "My Worlds Acoustic" hit stores on Nov. 23, and sales have been brisk. According to preliminary numbers the »

    - Brent Lang

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