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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 26, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Surrogates DVD

  • Atonement: Blu-ray
  • The Boys are Back: DVD
  • Bright Star: DVD
  • Fame: Blu-ray
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell: DVD
  • Little Ashes: DVD
  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paris, Texas: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Pride & Prejudice: Blu-ray
  • Saw VI: DVD, Blu-ray
  • St. Trinian’s: DVD
  • Surrogates: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tennessee: DVD
  • Whip It: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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First Look: The Red Band Trailer for MacGruber


Films based on sketches are usually as uneven as the broadcasts themselves. Moments of hilarity are typically overshadowed by 60 other minutes of stupidity. So should we expect anything different from this venture?

In , Will Forte’s title character is assisted by SNL costar Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillipe in his mission to locate a Russian nuclear warhead and enemy Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer).

Like your movies sprinkled with date rape, upper decker and butthole jokes? Then this will be the perfect escape for you.

MacGruber opens April 23.

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First Look: Tina Fey and Steve Carell Have a Date Night


What would happen if you lined up NBC’s funniest Thursday night stars and pretended they were married? The evening would end in disaster.

In , The Office‘s Steve Carell and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey play a couple trying to enjoy some time alone. When Carell’s character pulls a Michael Scott to get them a restaurant table, their night takes a not-so-routine turn.

The Fox comedy - also starring , Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Common, Kristen Wiig and Leighton Meester - opens April 9.

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Getting Into Character: Forte and Wiig in MacGruber

Will Forte and Kristen Wiig in MacGruber

Can find a way to survive when he’s given more than 10 seconds to try?

In the big screen version of the popular Saturday Night Live sketch (you can see some clips after the jump), Will Forte and Kristen Wiig reprise the characters who are always moments away from death. The movie, which is currently filming in New Mexico, is separate from a MacGyver adaptation that New Line is reportedly putting together.

Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer are also on board the Lorne Michaels-produced version. MacGruber is scheduled for a April 16, 2010 release.

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Remake News: The Orphanage, Twilight Zone and More


The Orphanage: One of the most haunting movies I’ve seen in the past few years is being given an English-language redo. The Orphanage, the 2007 Spanish film from director Juan Antonio Bayona, will now be in the hands of Larry Fessenden. Guillermo del Toro, the producer on the original project, will serve the same role on this version. Guillermo also assisted Larry with the new script.

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First Look: Drew Barrymore Rolls Along in Whip It


Could 2009 be the year Drew Barrymore is finally taken seriously?

Although the actress has starred in a number of successful projects, the 34-year-old made people take notice earlier this year with her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens. (She just received a Lead Actress nomination for that performance today.) Now she’s months away from directorial debut.

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Stars Crowd Fey, Carrell on Date Night

James FrancoA feature already including Tina Fey and Steve Carell has just upped the comic ante.

In Date Night, the two NBC actors will pool their talents a married couple who get more than they had planned for during their night out. A case of mistaken identity eventually brings a long list of characters into the mix. James Franco (Pineapple Express) will play an idiotic con man, Mark Wahlberg will star as private security expert, Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button) will be armed as good cop while Common has been assigned the shady detective role.

Other supporting players in the all-star ensemble include SNL‘s and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl). Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) will direct.

Filming on the comedy begins next week.

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First Look: Affleck and Bateman in Extract Trailer


Yes, may now be a father of two—but that’s not the reason for his disheveled appearance. Later this fall, the the actor will reunite on the big screen with his State of Play costar, Jason Bateman, for a film from Mike Judge (Office Space).

In , Bateman plays a factory owner who experiences a series of problems personally and professionally. Affleck stars as his best bud.

The comedy - also featuring Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig and J.K. Simmons (Juno) - premieres on September 4.

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Casting Corner: James McAvoy, Ben Affleck, Nicolas Cage

James McAvoy

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

It seems as if there isn’t a woman can’t romance. In the past few years, he’s been paired with Gillian Anderson, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathway and, of course, Angelina Jolie. Now the rising actor will be taking on his biggest chemistry challenge yet.

In Gnomeo and Juliet, McAvoy and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) will voice characters in a CGI-animated version of the Shakespeare drama. But those looking for any Montagues or Capulets will be pleasantly surprised. In this version, the lovers will actually come from rivaling families of garden gnomes.

This film, co-produced by Elton John, will also feature music from the Lion King musician. The feature should be completed by 2010.

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/21)

Charlie Wilson's War

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

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