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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Steven Spielberg at the War Horse premiereSteven Spielberg is "driven" by fear. The director admits he likes to take on projects which intimidate him, and he admits he is always nervous when he is on the set of a new movie.

"Fear is what drives me. Every movie is scary for me and every day I shoot the movie is scary. And I need fear because it drives me to explore things. It keeps me looking for a new variation on constant themes."

He admits, however, he did not struggle with working with horses on his new movie War Horse - about a boy whose beloved pet is sold by his father to work in the trenches of World War I - because he has always been around them thanks to his children.

"I'd never made a movie where a horse was the star. Or, indeed, any animal was the star. My daughter, who's 14, is a competitive jumper. And my wife just started doing dressage. So I've been living with horses for the past eight years, and they've been part of my life for the past 16 to 17 years. Based on directing a movie with horses, I now feel very strongly that they're the most intelligent animals I've ever come across."


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Emma Stone is leaving upbeat teen films behind her, and it looks like she’ll be putting some impressive acting chops on display in The Help. The touching film is adapted from the book of the same name, a heart-wrenching portrait of racial tensions in 1960s Mississippi.

But before you completely write it off as a chick flick, watch the trailer above and you’ll see why we think Stone’s star is going to start shining. Bryce Dallas Howard co-stars as a racist housewife, and she's sure to make a fantastic villain.

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ABC Best in Film logo

Which movie character was the greatest in cinema? Which kiss continues to sizzle on screen, even 70 years later? ABC and People gave film buffs the opportunity to choose their favorites in 15 different categories, and some of the answers may surprise you. Did your favorite film make the Best in Film list?

More than 500,000 votes were tallied to determine the best comedy film, most romantic couple and many other categories. Keep reading to see the full results, and find out which epic film made the list three times!

Click to continue reading ABC Viewers Rate the Greatest Films

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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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Book of Eli DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Book of Eli: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Darkman: Blu-ray
  • Flash Gordon: Blu-ray
  • Happy Tears: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mary and Max: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mystery Train: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Showgirls (15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition): Blu-ray
  • The Stepfather: Blu-ray
  • Unthinkable: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Youth in Revolt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • When in Rome: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Here are some of the options today:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus DVD

  • Armageddon: Blu-ray
  • Cold Turkey: DVD
  • The Descent: Part 2: DVD
  • Disgrace: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dune: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age: Blu-ray
  • Five Minutes of Heaven: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Gallant Hours: DVD
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It’s Complicated: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Jackal: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Out of Africa (25th Anniversary): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Ride with the Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tombstone: Blu-ray
  • Traffic: DVD/Blu-ray combo

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Miley Cyrus filming The Last Song

“In L.A., I had so many security blankets, people helping me with everything. I tried to book my friend a flight, and I didn’t know how because I was used to someone doing it for me. I didn’t want a babysitter anymore. I came to Tybee Island crying harder than I had ever cried in my life—and I left with the biggest smile on my face.”

- The Last Song actress on filming away from home (and finally growing up?).

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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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.)

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Has the Edge Over Mel Gibson

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When in Rome

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Edge of Darkness (R): starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston (directed by Martin Campbell)
  • When in Rome (PG-13): starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett (directed by Mark Steven Johnson)
  • Dread* (R): starring Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Evans, Laura Donnelly (directed by Anthony DiBlasi)
  • The Final* (R): starring Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy (directed by Joey Stewart)
  • The Graves* (R): starring Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley (directed by Brian Pulido)

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