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Jude Law Not “Fulfilled” by Films So Far

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Jude LawJude Law is "proud" but not "fulfilled" by his career so far. The Side Effects star turned 40 at the end of December and is looking forward to taking his acting to a new level as he enters a new decade of his life.

"I [am] optimistic about my 40s. The roles should get more complex. I look back and I'm proud of the work I've done but not fulfilled by it. I feel in some areas I've only scratched the surface," he said.

Jude is glad he got to play Hamlet on stage in London before he reached the landmark age, and although he didn't quite make it before 40, he's looking forward to ticking off another of Shakespeare's characters, Henry V, at the end of this year. "I wanted to play [Hamlet] before I was 40. My feeling is always commit and do it. You don't want to get to 50 and have not played Hamlet. I wanted to play Henry before I was 40 too, but I just missed it. He died when he was 37 so he has got to be played as a young king and I think I can get there with a little help from prosthetics. I'm joking," he explained.


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Jim Sturgess Set for Maleficent

Jim SturgessJim Sturgess wants to appear in Maleficent. The One Day actor is reportedly keen to take on the role of Diaval - a love interest for the titular villainous fairy, who will be played by Angelina Jolie - in Disney's forthcoming live action reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale.

"Diaval is an Irish man with black hair, dark eyes and a slight Irish accent. When he's first seen in the movie, he's not a human, but a bird. Angie's character, Maleficent, turns him into a man. Then they become lovers," an insider told Life&Style.

However, Jim faces competition for the role from another star. "Gael Garcia Bernal has shown interest, too," the source added. Jude Law is also being lined up for a role in the film. Bosses are said to be keen for the British actor to play half-human half-fairy Stefan, the father of Aurora, who is also known as Sleeping Beauty. "The role has been offered to Jude," a source said.

Elle Fanning has previously been linked to the role of Aurora, while Patrick Stewart is rumored to have been approached to play King Henry and both Judi Dench and Emma Thompson for Flittle. Shooting is slated to start in June.


Rooney Mara Joins Side Effects

Rooney MaraRooney Mara has replaced Blake Lively in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.

The 26-year-old actress - who recently won an Oscar-nomination for her performance in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - will now play the leading role of Emily Hawkins in the movie about a woman with a prescription drug addiction, Deadline.com reports. Her problems increase when she is forced to come to terms with her husband being released from prison after three years, and she begins an affair with her doctor.

Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also set to star in the movie, which has been written by Scott Z. Burns. Greg Jacobs and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing the film, and shooting begins in April.

The role will be Rooney's first major signing since appearing in the English language version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo alongside Daniel Craig.


Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Terror

Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. was "pretty terrified" filming scenes with Jared Harris in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

The 46-year-old actor - who reprises his role as the fictional British sleuth in the movie - felt pressure working with the 50-year-old star due to "complicated camera shots," but he believes his co-star's determination to pull off a great portrayal of criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty is key to the film doing well.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 3, 2010

Kick-Ass DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • After.Life: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Breakfast Club (25th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Bull Durham: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Charlie’s Angels: Blu-ray
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Escape from New York: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Fargo: i>DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • The Ghost Writer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Humanoids from the Deep: DVD, Blu-ray
  • James and the Giant Peach: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Kalifornia: Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 27, 2010

Clash of the Titans Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Art of the Steal: DVD
  • Clash of the Titans: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Blu-ray
  • Dark City (1950): DVD
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fanboys: Blu-ray
  • Hannie Caulder: DVD
  • Ip Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lock Up: Blu-ray
  • Operation: Endgame: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Rambo (Complete Collector’s Set): Blu-ray
  • Rambo (Extended Cut): Blu-ray
  • Repo Men: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Sherlock Holmes Sequel to Shoot in October

Jude Law on the set of the first Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes 2 will start shooting earlier than planned. Filming for the -directed sequel had originally been due to take place in December, but now Jude Law - who played Dr. Watson in the first movie - says cameras could now start rolling in October

“It looks likely that we’re going to shoot the second in October,” Law said.
However, Jude says he doesn’t know the storyline yet but is looking forward to seeing what novel about the detective Ritchie and his team are going to adapt to the big screen: “I don’t know yet where the story will go, but there are a lot of Sherlock Holmes novels to choose from.”

Although the first Sherlock Holmes movie - which also starred - was successful at the box office, Jude insists it didn’t bother him whether it was or not. “I had so much fun making Sherlock Holmes that the question of how much money it would make just wasn’t one of my priorities. Of course I was really pleased it was such a success but mostly because that will give me the opportunity to work with Robert and Guy again.”


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 27, 2010

Here are some of the options today:

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  • Armageddon: Blu-ray
  • Cold Turkey: DVD
  • The Descent: Part 2: DVD
  • Disgrace: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dune: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age: Blu-ray
  • Five Minutes of Heaven: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Gallant Hours: DVD
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It’s Complicated: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Jackal: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Out of Africa (25th Anniversary): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Ride with the Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tombstone: Blu-ray
  • Traffic: DVD/Blu-ray combo

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

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Box Office Breakdown: How to Train Your Dragon Soars to #1

How to Train Your Dragon

Jay Baruchel may be dating a girl out of his league, but he’s now got a dragon under his command.

Friday’s premiere of had both Baruchel and Gerard Butler pulling double-duty over the weekend. The animated feature easily surpassed both Out of My League, Bounty Hunter and - most importantly - the reigning champ (Alice in Wonderland) to take the win with a $43.7 million take.

Unfortunately, even higher ticket prices couldn’t lift the 3-D feature past a previous Dreamworks entry. Last March, Monsters vs. Aliens towered over the competition with a $59.3 million bow.

Meanwhile, - the weekend’s only other new wide release - warmed up to a $14 million debut and a third-place finish.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 30, 2010

An Education DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • 3 Idiots: DVD
  • Afghan Star: DVD
  • Alice in Wonderland (Special Un-Anniversary Edition): DVD
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: DVD, Blu-ray
  • An Education: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Collateral: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Sell the Dead: DVD, Blu-ray
  • IMAX: Under the Sea: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Killer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sherlock Holmes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Weapons of Self Destruction: DVD

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

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