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Casey Affleck Joins Paradise Lost

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck has signed up to star in Paradise Lost. The 36-year-old actor will star alongside Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker in the movie, which tells the tale of the battle between good and evil.

Affleck will play the angel Gabriel in the project, which sees Bradley star as vengeful Lucifer, who raises a hellish army after he is cast out of heaven. Dijmon Hounsou is also set to star as the angel of death Abdiel in the film, which is being directed Alex Proyas. The movie - which is set to come to cinemas in 2013 - is expected to have a particularly unique visual appeal, and will be shot in 3-D.

"I've sometimes thought that only an insane person would want to make this movie, because it's visually audacious and has to live up to a classic poem that is so beloved. I don't think the visuals could have been done justice until now, which is the great fun of being a film director in this modern age of visual effects," Proyas said.


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 23, 2010

Eat Pray Love DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Beauty and the Beast (Two-Disc Diamond Edition): DVD
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman: Blu-ray
  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Eat Pray Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Expendables: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Family that Preys: Blu-ray
  • The Hunting Party: Blu-ray
  • I'm Still Here: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Metropolis: Blu-ray
  • Strictly Ballroom (Special Edition): DVD
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion: Blu-ray
  • Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: Blu-ray
  • Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married: Blu-ray
  • The Winning Season: DVD

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Joaquin Phoenix: P. Diddy, Others in on the Documentary Hoax

Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here is still making waves, and most movie reviewers are still scratching their heads. Phoenix scored plenty of huge headlines when he purportedly walked away from his acting career to pursue rap, but it was his David Letterman appearance that really got people talking.

Ben Stiller famously impersonated Phoenix at the Oscars, appearing on stage in a full beard to poke fun at Joaquin’s rugged look. But Phoenix says that Stiller, along with several others who appeared in the pseudo-documentary, was in on the joke.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 28, 2010

Get Him to the GreekHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Babies: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Frozen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Get Him to the Greek: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Good: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Iron Man 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Killer Inside Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Legend of the Seeker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Private Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Thin Red Line: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 10, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (R): starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller (directed by Paul W.S. Anderson)
  • Ahead of Time* (NR): (directed by Robert Richman)
  • Bran Nue Dae* (PG-13): starring Geoffrey Rush, Rocky McKenzie, Ernie Dingo (directed by Rachel Perkins)
  • Expecting Mary* (PG): starring Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan (directed by Dan Gordon)
  • Heartbreaker* (NR): starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier (directed by Pascal Chaumeil)
  • I’m Still Here* (NR): starring Joaquin Phoenix (directed by Casey Affleck)

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First Look: Teaser Trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Strange Film


I’m not sure if it’s possible to make a film that has elements of Borat, Crazy Heart

and

Making the Band—but director may have done that here.

In this “documentary” titled , we get an inside look at the subject’s most drastic transformation since changing his name from Leaf Phoenix. But is it all for real? And do we really care what Joaquin has supposedly become?

Those unable to turn away from this train wreck can watch more if it when I’m Still Here debuts September 10.

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In Theaters This Weekend: June 18, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Jonah Hex (PG-13): starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich (directed by Jimmy Hayward)
  • Toy Story 3 (G): starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack (directed by Lee Unkrich)
  • 8: The Mormon Proposition* (NR): (directed by Reed Cowan)
  • Cyrus* (R): starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei (directed by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass)

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Casting Corner: Simon Baker, James McAvoy, Christina Aguilera and More

Simon BakerChristina Aguilera

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Simon Baker: The Mentalist hunk has been added to an adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel. The Killer Inside Me, a tale about a sheriff turned murderer, will feature Baker as a attorney on the hunt for the killer (Casey Affleck). Jessica Alba will star as a prostitute while Kate Hudson will play Affleck’s girlfriend.

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This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: February 05, 2008

Elizabeth The Golden Age HD DVDAs the 80th Annual Academy Awards inch ever closer, some of us are still scrambling to see the contenders in question before the big night. Those anxious to see their favorites before the inevitable acceptance speech or scowl-behind-forced-smile have the chance to watch a few in high-def this week.

On HD DVD is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, nominated for Cate Blanchett‘s performance and the opulent costumes. On Blu-ray are Across the Universe, nominated for its costumes, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, nominated for Casey Affleck‘s supporting performance.

Look for other nominees, brought to you in crystal clear high definition, throughout the month.

Check out the full list of high-def releases after the jump.

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2008 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Awards statueThe nominations for the were announced bright and early Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Assuming the ceremony goes on as scheduled, you can see the live broadcast Sunday, February 24th on .

Notable additions/omissions from today’s announcement:

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