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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Casting Corner: Gina Carano, Christina Hendricks and More

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

Gina Carano: The mixed martial arts competitor has just scored herself a Steven Soderbergh film. Gina (also known as American Gladiators’ “Crush”) will star in Knockout, an thriller about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Carano’s character will get to use her fighting skills for a purpose while traveling around the world. Production will be in January.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:
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In Theaters This Weekend: September 26, 2008

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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend: