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Ben Affleck Tests Batman Voice on Wife

Ben Affleck and Jennifer GarnerBen Affleck has been testing out his Batman voice on Jennifer Garner.

The star has been cast as The Caped Crusader alongside Superman in the sequel to Man of Steel and has been perfecting his superhero voice on his actress spouse.

When asked if she has heard him practiCing for his role by MTV News, Jennifer replied, "I hear every voice."

Ben has proved a controversial choice to play the DC Comics character, but Jennifer is confident he will bring something new to the famous role - most recently played by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight trilogy. "You know, I was excited for him [being cast]. I was excited because he had a real take on what he wanted to do, and you know, I have to say, my husband is a pretty great storyteller himself, and I'm excited to watch him do it," she added.

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Getting into Character: Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey has officially joined the likes of Christian Bale and Matt Damon, having shed 30 pounds (from his already svelte frame) for his role as Ron Woodroof in the upcoming film The Dallas Buyers Club.

Recently spotted at LAX, the star's gaunt look frightened onlookers.

"For me, it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. I'll get down to the weight I need to get to. I'm on the way, and it's what I need to do for the job... It's a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse. [I'm] drinking a lot of tea," he told Larry King in a recent interview.

McConaughey's character in the film plays an AIDS-ridden patient who cures himself with alternative medications from Mexico. Based on a true story, The Dallas Buyers Club also stars Jennifer Garner, who plays his doctor, and Jared Leto, in his first film role in four years. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, the film is expected to be shot in New Orleans.

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Olivia Wilde Idolized Jennifer Garner

Olivia Wilde and Jennifer GarnerOlivia Wilde idolized Jennifer Garner on the set of their new film Butter. The 28-year-old actress plays a stripper called Brooke in the satirical comedy movie alongside Jennifer - who portrays Laura Pickler, the ambitious wife of a skilled butter sculptor.

Olivia admits she was in awe of 40-year-old Jennifer because she managed to balance work with the responsibilities of looking after her three children - Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and six-month-old Samuel.

"I would stare at smart Jennifer, who has three children and shepherded this project, and I'd follow her around in her arms if she'd let me," Wilde said.

The Tron: Legacy star had wanted the get the film - a political satire of the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary contest in the US - made for years but it was only when Jennifer showed an interest that the film got off the ground.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 18, 2010

Invictus DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Apocalypse Now: Redux: DVD
  • Carlito’s Way: Blu-ray
  • Extraordinary Measures: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl on the Train: DVD
  • Invictus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • L.A. Story: DVD
  • The Messenger: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The New Daughter: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Outlander: Blu-ray
  • The Spy Next Door: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Valentine’s Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Walkabout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Jamie Foxx Writing Laverne & Shirley Screenplay

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Remakes, Comedy, Casting, Scripts,

Laverne & Shirley

The fate of the movie is currently in Jamie Foxx’s hand.

Foxx, who recently starred in Garry Marshall’s latest film, is writing the movie based on Marshall’s classic television show.

Garry, who earlier revealed that a movie co-starring two of Jamie’s Valentine’s Day co-stars was in the works, told TV Guide Magazine that the Oscar-winning actor was crafting the comedy’s screenplay.

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Remake News: Laverne & Shirley, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and More

Laverne & Shirley: File this in the “Was He Kidding?” file. During a recent red carpet event for Valentine’s Day, director Garry Marshall said he may bring Laverne & Shirley to the big screen—with Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner in the lead roles. “We’re gonna work on that,” the original show’s co-creator stated. “My sister Penny and Cindy are gonna have a guest cameo. They’re gonna walk “schlemiel, schlemazel”—or they’re gonna get tired in the middle and sit down.”

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Movie Review: Valentine’s Day

Predictably, Garry Marshall’s massacred its competition at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $52.4 million from Friday to Sunday. But does the all-star flick live up to its huge ensemble cast, banner director and shockingly high ticket sales? Let’s review.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 19, 2010

The Invention of Lying Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • According to Greta: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging: DVD
  • Boogie Nights: Blu-ray
  • Che: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gamer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Invention of Lying: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Keeper: DVD
  • Magnolia: Blu-ray
  • No Greater Love: DVD
  • No Impact Man: DVD
  • Pandorum: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Whiteout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Blake Lively Competing for Green Lantern Role

Blake LivelyGossip Girl actress is hoping to star in the comic book adaptation of Green Lantern.

The 22-year-old is vying to play the love interest of character Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). However, Blake reportedly faces stiff competition for the part as Jennifer Garner, Diane Kruger and are also in the running.

“Blake would be amazing in this role. She has a busy 2010 promoting , but she would love to play a part in a superhero film,” a source said.

, who previously worked on Casino Royale, is to direct the movie, leading some to speculate that former Bond girl Green may be his choice for the role.

tells the story of an ordinary man chosen by an alien to receive an energy ring that can be used to protect the planet. Filming is due to begin in 2010, in time for a June 17, 2011 release date.

Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Escape to Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat

Depending on how you look at the numbers, the winner this weekend was either or Paranormal Activity.

In the comedy corner, we have a Peter Billingsley-directed film that earned $35.3 million and a first-place finish. The movie - which combined the efforts of Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Jason Bateman - pulled in the best numbers for any Columbus Day weekend entry ever. It also gave Vaughn his 2nd best opening behind The Break-Up.

Meanwhile, on the horror front, made a huge splash despite being in limited release. The Blair Witch-esque movie scared up a shocking $49,000 per screen average. It also raked in nearly 500 times more than its budget. (It only cost less than $16,000 to produce.)

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