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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Sylvester Stallone and Robert De NiroRobert De Niro punched Sylvester Stallone "a couple of times" while filming Grudge Match.

The Rocky Balboa star admits he wanted to take the boxing scene in the comedy movie further than acting, so he allowed De Niro, who has two Oscar Awards under his belt, to smash him across the face and knock him to the floor to make it feel like a real fight.

"I told him [De Niro], 'In here, your Oscars are not going to help you pal, you're in Rockyland.' He was very feisty, he took a good shot. It was very, very hard, the training. He hit me a couple of times because, you know, you want to get that realism. But when I saw him take some falls and I took some falls I said, 'This is getting good, this is not a joke fight,'" Stallone said.

However, the 67-year-old actor admits jumping into the ring with De Niro, 70, was harder than he thought it would be because they couldn't pull off the same stunts they could during their younger years. Although, he believes the film - which follows a pair of ageing boxing rivals who are coaxed out of retirement to fight one last time - suited him down to the ground because it was very "age appropriate." Stallone explained, "We weren't jumping around like we were 22, even though I wanted to; I wasn't able to."


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E.T.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released in a digitally remastered edition to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The Blu-ray of the Oscar winning movie - directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Drew Barrymore - will feature never before seen footage from the set of the movie along with an all-new interview with Spielberg. Other highlights will include two deleted scenes, a reunion with the cast and filmmaker, a featurette on the evolution and creation of the movie and a discussion with composer John Williams on the music of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

"When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modern movie history. A global cultural phenomenon-and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day-E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-ray," said Craigh Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Universal have confirmed the 1982 original rather than the 2002 update - which featured a number of controversial changes - will be remastered for the 30th anniversary. The Blu-ray release date is set for October.


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The Social Network Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

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  • The Endless Summer: Blu-ray
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MacheteHere are some of the options available this week:

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  • Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
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The AmericanHere are some of the options available this week:

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Despicable MeHere are some of the options available this week:

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Before goes straight to DVD, it will stop by cable TV first. ABC Family has announced that it will air the movie on January 23 at 8 pm.

The original Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, was a huge success. The second installment stars Jennifer Stone and Meaghan Martin. Tim Meadows will reprise his role as the school principal.

The film will be released on DVD on February 1.

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