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Angelina Jolie Rejects Salt Sequel

Angelina Jolie in SaltAngelina Jolie has reportedly rejected a script for Salt 2.

The 36-year-old actress has been reading Kurt Wimmer's script for the proposed sequel to the 2010 action blockbuster - in which she plays a CIA agent trying to prove she is not a Russian spy - but was unhappy with the project and refused to sign off on the draft.

Columbia Pictures have now asked the writer to pen a new draft in the hope Angelina will continue her commitment to the project, website Moviehole reports.

Angelina previously admitted she loves starring in Salt because it stopped her feeling "soft" after giving birth to twins Knox and Vivienne in July 2008: "It was difficult to switch to being an action hero for a minute. But it was so nice to have an excuse to get out of bed and get back in action and not feel so soft with the pregnancy and all that comes with it after."

However, she did occasionally have times when she felt like she should be back at home.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 21, 2010

SaltHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Angel: DVD
  • Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Easy A: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Matador: Blu-ray
  • Orlando: Blu-ray
  • Salt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Soul Kitchen: DVD
  • Step Up 3: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Expendables Team Up Against Julia Roberts

The Expendables

For some people, eating, praying and loving is the way to go. For others, shooting and fighting is the preferred course of action.

, directed and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, overpowered the competition this weekend with a $34.8 million finish. The combined star power of the cast – which included Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham – helped land the actioner in first place while awarding Stallone his biggest debut to date.

Although fell in second with its $23.1 million take, the movie was by no means a disappointment. The Julia Roberts vehicle premiered on par with Julie & Julia’s $20 million kickoff last August. Meanwhile, Roberts earned her best opening numbers in 10 years (outside of the Oceans franchise).

Unfortunately for Michael Cera, it appears the world was simply working against The $60 million comic book adaptation only raked in $10.6 million over the past three days.

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Box Office Breakdown: Victory for The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.

After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with . Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.

Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Dinner for Schmucks Comes Up Short

Dinner for Schmucks

Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.

Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)

Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for . The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.

Meanwhile, narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.

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Box Office Breakdown: Inception Holds (Off) the Salt

Salt

So remind me again - why exactly did Tom Cruise drop out of ?

The thriller Cruise was once attached to fired up $36 million over the past three days - nearly $15 million more than Knight and Day did just four weeks ago. (That movie, by the way, just fell out of the Top 10 after only four weeks.) Salt‘s numbers, though, did not match Angelina Jolie’s previous actioners (e.g. Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Tomb Raider). The Sony film also failed to boot Inception out of first place.

Meanwhile, , the weekend’s only other new wide release, failed to even cross the $10 million mark. But Beverly Cleary lovers shouldn’t feel bad - the adaptation only cost about $15 million to produce.

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In Theaters This Weekend: July 23, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Ramona and Beezus (G): starring Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett (directed by Elizabeth Allen)
  • Salt (PG-13): starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schrieber, Chiwetel Ejiofor (directed by Philip Noyce)
  • Countdown to Zero* (PG): (directed by Lucy Walker)
  • Farewell* (NR): starring Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe (directed by Christian Carion)

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First Look: Angelina Jolie in Salt


In this new trailer for Salt, rocks heels, climbs walls and wields guns. In other words, it’s your typical day for the mother of six.

The film, which was originally set to star Tom Cruise, tells the story of a CIA agent who may or may not be a Russian spy. While the story reminds me a great deal of Kevin Costner’s No Way Out, the visuals are more in line with Jolie’s Wanted.

- also starring Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor - opens July 23.

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Getting Into Character: Angelina Jolie in Salt

Angelina Jolie in SaltAngelina Jolie in Salt

Is there a look Angelina Jolie can’t master?

In her next film, Salt, the recent Oscar nominee plays Evelyn A. Salt, a CIA agent who may also be a Russian spy. It’s a part that was once attached to Tom Cruise.

“She’s a character you never know,” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told USA Today about the role. “People who think they know the real her may or may not. Those who think they can tell whether she’s in a disguise also may or may not.”

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Wind-up Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Toys,

Wind-up Bird ShakersAs our final contribution on this Earth Day, we found this almost eerie set of Bird Shakers. No batteries or electronics are involved, you simply wind them up and send them across the table while conserving your own personal energy. The Round Salt and Pointed Pepper shakers are hand-crafted of metal and PVC and are each 3.5 x 2.75-inches. Pre-order one for $18.00 or $36.00 for the pair for a mid-May delivery date. Okay, now that you have finished reading this, go out and plant a tree!

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