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VIDEO: Watch the Teaser for Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

And you thought that Only God Forgives was a little strange?

Ryan Gosling makes his directorial debut with the fantasy thriller Lost River (previously titled How to Catch a Monster), in which his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks plays a woman named Billy who finds herself in the city's underbelly while her son (Iain De Caestecker) discovers a lost underwater town. The teaser trailer (above) features Doctor Who star Matt Smith (whose character is aptly named Bully) tormenting De Caestecker as he demands him (and the audience?) to “Look at my muscles!”

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Saoirse Ronan Disappointed After ‘The Hobbit’

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan felt “really disappointed” to turn down a role in The Hobbit.

The 19-year-old actress was rumored to be starring in the three part fantasy adventure, directed by Peter Jackson - whom she had previously worked with on The Lovely Bones - but decided it would be better to focus on other projects.

“There was talks about me playing the wood elf Itaril but I had to turn it down. I was really disappointed but there were other projects I had to consider and to spend a year doing The Hobbit wouldn't have left me time for anything else,” she said.

The Irish star is currently filming Ryan Gosling's How to Catch a Monster, which she is finding “a bit twisted,” and also has a string of other films in the pipeline. “I'm filming How to Catch a Monster, which is Ryan Gosling's writing and directing debut and it's cool, dark and a bit twisted, too. It's about an underwater town, and the struggles of the characters living in this dilapidated place. And I'm in Violet & Daisy, in which I play a hit girl. How I live Now and The Grand Budapest Hotel are all coming out in the next year. Then I'm due to play Mary Queen of Scots in a movie about her starting soon,” she said.


In Theaters This Weekend: January 21, 2011


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • No Strings Attached (R): starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes (directed by Ivan Reitman)
  • The Company Men* (R): starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner (directed by John Wells)
  • The Housemaid* (NR): starring Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jeong-jae, Youn Yuh-jung (directed by Im Sang-soo)
  • Mumbai Diaries* (NR): starring Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra (directed by Kiran Rao)
  • The Way Back* (PG-13): starring Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Weir)

*limited release

 


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: April 20, 2010

AvatarHere are some of the options today:

  • 44 Inch Chest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Avatar: DVD, Blu-ray  **releases on April 22/Earth Day**
  • The Basketball Diaries: Blu-ray
  • Batman: Blu-ray
  • Batman Forever: Blu-ray
  • Batman Returns: Blu-ray
  • Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This!: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Crazy Heart: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fist of Legend: Blu-ray
  • Homecoming: DVD
  • The Horse Boy: DVD
  • The Lovely Bones: DVD, Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Has the Edge Over Mel Gibson

Edge of Darkness

Despite success in recent years as a director, Mel Gibson hasn’t been seen in front of the cameras in quite some time. Unfortunately, he couldn’t have picked a worse weekend to make a return.

Gibson’s new film, , debuted to a respectable $17.2 million over the past three days. While that may - may - have been enough for a first place finish at any other time, the Warner Bros. feature brought in approximately half as much as that other film.

, with its $31.3 million take, is now approximately $10 million shy of officially taking the domestic crown from Titanic. (The 20th Century Fox film finally become the worldwide leader during the past week.) If the sci-fi extravaganza remains at #1 for

nine more weeks,

it’ll officially tie E.T. for that record.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Just Hours Away from Worldwide Record

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Avatar

Are we there yet?

Despite six weeks of chart-topping numbers, still hasn’t brought down the Titanic. Yes - the movie did finally surpass The Dark Knight on the domestic charts. And yes - the 20th Century Fox feature is now the top international earner at $1.29 billion. But James Cameron’s earlier blockbuster is still slightly ahead - by approximately $2 million - as far as worldwide receipts are concerned. (Monday’s ticket sales should change that for Avatar.) The 3D-adventure is also approximately $49.1 million shy of becoming the domestic king of the world.

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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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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Makes It a Five-Peat

Avatar's Michelle Rodriguez

The has slowly started to take on water.

Over the holiday weekend, added another $54.6 million to its domestic total ($505 million), bringing it that much closer to The Dark Knight‘s second-place spot. The Golden Globe-winning film, which now stands at approximately $1.6 billion internationally ($200 million shy of Titanic), also became the first film since The Sixth Sense to win five straight weeks in a row.

Meanwhile, - starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman - put up good numbers despite finishing in second place. Allen and Albert Hughes’ first movie since 2001’s From Hell raked in an impressive $38.4 million, giving Washington his second best debut ever. (American Gangster took in $43.6 million in 2007.) The receipts also made the film Warner Bros.’ best January opener to date.

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In Theaters This Weekend (1/15)

The Book of Eli

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Book of Eli (R): starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis (directed by Allen & Albert Hughes)
  • The Spy Next Door (PG): starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus (directed by Brian Levant)
  • 44 Inch Chest* (R): starring Ray Winston, Ian McShane, John Hurt (directed by Malcolm Venville)
  • Fish Tank* (NR): starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing (directed by Andrea Arnold)

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