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Two Hollywood Blondes Preparing to Play Marilyn Monroe

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Decades after her death, remains one of the most iconic film stars of all time - and actresses of today still long to be like her. Pretty soon, two of them will get the opportunity to pretend to be like her.

(The Ring, King Kong) will star as the bombshell in a film adaptation of Blonde, the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. Meanwhile, Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek) will be playing Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, which revolves around the filming of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl (a fun, period piece co-starring Laurence Olivier).

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In Theaters This Weekend: May 7, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Iron Man 2 (PG-13): starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle (directed by Jon Favreau)
  • Babies* (PG): (directed by Thomas Balmès)
  • Badmaash Company* (NR): starring Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang (directed by Parmeet Sethi)
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money* (R): (directed by Alex Gibney)
  • Happiness Runs* (NR): starring Mark L. Young, Hanna Hall, Jesse Plemons (directed by Adam Sherman)
  • Mother and Child* (R): starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington (directed by Rodrigo Garcia)

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Casting Corner: Marion Cotillard, Tim Robbins and More

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

Marion Cotillard: The Nine beauty and fellow Academy Award winner Kate Winslet are in discussions for Contagion, a project from Steven Soderbergh. The film, already featuring Soderbergh fave Matt Damon and Jude Law, will have multiple storylines centered around the threat of a deadly disease. Shooting should begin sometime this year.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 9, 2009

Gran TorinoHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Crossing Over: DVD
  • Fatal Attraction: Blu-ray
  • Fired Up: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gran Torino: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Indecent Proposal: Blu-ray
  • The International: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Predator 2: Blu-ray
  • The Siege: Blu-ray
  • Spinning Into Butter: DVD

Click here to see the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Woody Allen Snags Freida Pinto

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Freida Pinto

Now that Slumdog Millionaire has been sanctified by the Golden Globes and the Oscars, it’s officially the best movie of last year. But really now, last year is already over. So which movie might be the best this year…or next?

’s doing all he can to secure talent for his upcoming flick - and he’s going for the best. Slumdog Millionaire’s , who made a splash in her lacy blue gown at the Academy Awards, has signed on to the currently untitled Allen project. Pinto, in fact anything associated with 2008’s Best Picture, is the current toast of Hollywood and there is no doubt many more projects will soon come her way.

The actress will be joining Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins on the set. The film will be Pinto’s first since Slumdog Millionaire.

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Box Office Breakdown: Madea Sets Record for Lionsgate

Madea Goes to Jail

While Slumdog Millionaire was making news for India, Tyler Perry was busy breaking records for his studio.

The latest installment in Tyler Perry’s franchise surpassed all expectations this weekend. , with its $41 million premiere, was the box office’s biggest opener since November’s Twilight. It was also the best debuter for Lionsgate…ever. (October 2006’s Saw III was the previous topper at $33 million.)

Unfortunately, Friday the 20th didn’t go as well for Friday the 13th. After only one week on the charts, last weekend’s record breaker dropped a frightening 81% to 6th place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Friday the 13th Slashes the Holiday Competition

Friday the 13th

Twelve turned out to be a lucky number for good old #13.

Blood-thirsty audiences helped push into the record books this holiday weekend. (There’s no better way to spend a Valentine’s Day than scared in your honey’s arms.) The franchise’s twelfth installment scared up $43.6 million over the last four days to become the top horror opener of all time. Friday also had the second best showing ever for a President’s Day weekend debut. (Ghost Rider pulled in $52 million in 2007.)

The horror film wasn’t the only newsmaker this February. , this week’s sixth-place finisher, added on another $13.8 million to officially break the $100 million mark. (The comedy currently stands at $112.3 million.) That’s the first time a January opener has ever done that.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 17, 2009

Religulous DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

In Theaters This Weekend: February 13, 2009

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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG): starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter (directed by P.J. Hogan)
  • Friday the 13th (R): starring Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti (directed by Marcus Nispel)
  • The International (R): starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl (directed by Tom Tykwer)
  • Gomorrah* (NR): starring Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abruzzese (directed by Matteo Garrone)
  • Two Lovers* (R): starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw,  (directed by James Gray)
  • Under the Sea 3D* (G): narrated by Jim Carrey (directed by Howard Hall)

*limited release

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 20, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

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  • 13 Going on 30: Blu-ray
  • Center Stage: Turn It Up: DVD, Blu-ray
  • City of Ember: DVD
  • Domino: Blu-ray
  • Election: Blu-ray
  • El Norte: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Express: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ghost (Special Collector’s Edition): DVD
  • Henry Poole is Here: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Igor: DVD, Blu-ray

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