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Ethan Hawke to Play Macbeth

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Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke will play Macbeth on Broadway.

The 42-year-old actor has been confirmed as taking the leading role in the Shakespeare tragedy. The female lead playing Lady Macbeth has yet to be confirmed.

Ethan will reunite with director Jack O'Brien at Lincoln Center Theater, where he has previously starred productions of The Coast of Utopia - earning him a Tony nomination in 2007 - and Henry IV. Ethan is also currently riding high as the star of The Purge - which topped the box office last weekend - as well as playing the lead in highly anticipated romantic drama Before Midnight, the sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

The actor recently admitted he often questions his stardom and feels "guilty" as he thinks he deserves the attention he receives from fans. "You know in your heart of hearts that you're special only like every human being is special, so you don't know why you're getting all this attention and you feel guilty about it. What you feel guilty about is the feeling that some part of you thinks you deserve it 'cos it feels good. And it's a weird snake that's eating it's own tail."


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Quote of the Day: Julie Delpy on Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke

“Rick’s very laid-back. Ethan and I are crazy and animated because we are in the moment of those characters. Rick’s ten years older. We’re, like, here trying to figure out what’s going on, and Rick has probably figured it out but he’s letting us figure it out for ourselves... He feels like God sometimes.”

- Julie Delpy describes her relationship on set with director Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke, with whom she's worked on Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, and now Before Midnight.

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Ethan Hawke Calls the Oscars “Destructive”

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke thinks the Oscars are "destructive."

The actor-and-screenwriter has previously received two nominations for the biggest awards in the movie business - for Best Supporting Actor in Training Day in 2002, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Before Sunset in 2004 - but he doesn't like the way the Academy Awards force films into being ranked.

"People want to turn everything in this country [America] into a competition ... So it's clear who the winner is and who the loser is. It's why they like to announce the grosses of movies, because it's a way of saying, 'This one is Number One' It's so asinine. If you look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace. Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, I think it's really destructive."

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 13, 2010

The Bounty HunterHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 8: The Mormon Proposition: DVD
  • Alpha Dog: Blu-ray
  • Assault on Precinct 13: Blu-ray
  • The Bounty Hunter: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chloe: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Greatest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Greenberg: DVD, Blu-ray
  • In Bruges: Blu-ray
  • Insomnia: Blu-ray
  • Our Family Wedding: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Saint John of Las Vegas: DVD

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

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 6, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon TattooHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Brooklyn’s Finest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chicago (1927): DVD
  • Clay Pigeons: DVD
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jason and the Argonauts: Blu-ray
  • Ladybugs: Blu-ray
  • Legal Eagles: DVD
  • Love and Other Disasters: Blu-ray
  • The Lovely Bones: Blu-ray
  • A Single Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 11, 2010

DaybreakersHere are some of the options today:

  • Daybreakers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Edge: Blu-ray
  • Edge of Darkness: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Hang ‘Em High: Blu-ray
  • High Anxiety: Blu-ray
  • History of the World: Part I: Blu-ray
  • The Karate Kid: Blu-ray
  • The Karate Kid II: Blu-ray
  • Legion: DVD, Blu-ray
  • M: Blu-ray
  • The Magnificent Seven (Collection): Blu-ray
  • The Man in the Iron Mask: Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: Alice in Wonderland in the Green Zone

Alice in Wonderland

The combined forces of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could not earn the green.

Although the film nearly matched The Hurt Locker‘s total domestic gross ($15.7 million) in just one weekend, Green became the latest war-based film to open to underwhelming numbers. The movie, which debuted to $14.3 million and cost approximately $100 million to produce, also came nowhere near Damon and Greengrass’ last project together. (The Bourne Ultimatum opened to $69.3 million in 2007.)

Meanwhile, continued along its fantastic journey. The movie, which has now taken in over $209 million domestically, has officially become one of Disney’s Top 20 all-time entries.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wonderful Start for Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Something tells me we’ll be seeing more collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton soon.

, the latest project from the famous movie-making team, unfolded to a whopping $116 million over the Oscar weekend. Disney’s 3-D adaptation had the best open ever for a non-sequel and the largest debut for any winter release outside of the holiday season. (And we thought Passion of the Christ‘s $83.8 million looked good six years ago.)

Tim Burton’s entry gave the director his best first weekend to date (compared to the $68.5 million Planet of the Apes grossed in 2001). The movie did, though, come in second to Johnny Depp’s personal high. (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men’s Chest raked in $135.6 million in 2006.)

Alice also topped all 3-D openers…including Avatar. (Granted, James Cameron did have a blizzard to contend with at the time.)

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 5, 2010

Brooklyn's Finest

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Alice in Wonderland (PG): starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter (directed by Tim Burton)
  • Brooklyn’s Finest (R): starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke (directed by Antoine Fuqua)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 2, 2010

Zombieland DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Adam: DVD
  • Amadeus (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • Amelia: DVD, Blu-ray
  • An American in Paris: Blu-ray
  • Casablanca: Blu-ray
  • The Departed: Blu-ray
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Blu-ray
  • Gangs of New York (Remastered): Blu-ray
  • Gigi: Blu-ray
  • The Godfather (Coppola Restoration): Blu-ray
  • The Godfather Part II (Coppola Restoration): Blu-ray
  • The Last King of Scotland: Blu-ray
  • Love Happens: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Maid in Manhattan: Blu-ray

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