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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Casey AffleckCasey Affleck has signed up to star in Paradise Lost. The 36-year-old actor will star alongside Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker in the movie, which tells the tale of the battle between good and evil.

Affleck will play the angel Gabriel in the project, which sees Bradley star as vengeful Lucifer, who raises a hellish army after he is cast out of heaven. Dijmon Hounsou is also set to star as the angel of death Abdiel in the film, which is being directed Alex Proyas. The movie - which is set to come to cinemas in 2013 - is expected to have a particularly unique visual appeal, and will be shot in 3-D.

"I've sometimes thought that only an insane person would want to make this movie, because it's visually audacious and has to live up to a classic poem that is so beloved. I don't think the visuals could have been done justice until now, which is the great fun of being a film director in this modern age of visual effects," Proyas said.


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Clash of the Titans Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Art of the Steal: DVD
  • Clash of the Titans: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Blu-ray
  • Dark City (1950): DVD
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fanboys: Blu-ray
  • Hannie Caulder: DVD
  • Ip Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lock Up: Blu-ray
  • Operation: Endgame: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Rambo (Complete Collector’s Set): Blu-ray
  • Rambo (Extended Cut): Blu-ray
  • Repo Men: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Joel McHale, The SoupIt was bound to happen sooner or later.  Another host from E!‘s The Soup would start to get the attention he/she deserved

Back in 1991, actor kicked off what was then known as Talk Soup.  He is now probably better known for his Oscar-nominated work in As Good as It Gets.  Since then, other hosts have moved on from that weekly program to varying degrees of success.  (The most notable ones being Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler.)  Could current frontman soon be outgrowing the recap roundup as well?

It has just been announced that the 36-year-old comedian will be branching out from the clip show to work on a much larger project.  Joel will soon be starring in The Informant, a new movie from director (Ocean’s Eleven).  McHale is slated to play an FBI agent who will work alongside Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) and Matt Damon.

Click to continue reading Joel McHale: From The Soup to Soderbergh

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The Bank Job

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

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Academy Awards statueThe nominations for the were announced bright and early Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Assuming the ceremony goes on as scheduled, you can see the live broadcast Sunday, February 24th on .

Notable additions/omissions from today’s announcement:

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Lions for Lambs

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

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American Gangster
  • American Gangster (R):  starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe (directed by Ridley Scott)
  • Bee Movie (PG):  starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger (directed by Steve Hickner, Simon Smith)
  • Martian Child (PG):  starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet (directed by Menno Meyjes)
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story (R):  starring Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon (directed by Goran Dukic)
  • Darfur Now* (PG):  starring Don Cheadle, George Clooney (directed by Ted Braun)

*limited or gradual release


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The Brave One

If you need a little help planning your weekend, here are a few possible suggestions:

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Oceans 13

Having exhausted all their sequel choices, theater patrons quickly moved on to the latest offering:  Ocean’s Thirteen.  Despite general indifference for the series’ second movie, Steven Soderbergh and friends faced down the unlucky number and rolled the dice again.  Their gamble paid off well this weekend when they took down Captain Jack Sparrow and his mates

Of course, viewers who crave the comfort of familiarity can still manage to have discerning taste.  Eli Roth’s Hostel: Part II only rounded enough voyeurs to rank a mediocre 6th place.  Here’s to hoping that the era of grisly horror movies is once again over…

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown:  Lucky Number 13


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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep have another full episode of FilmCrunch for you. In this show we review Ghost Rider, Half Nelson, Flags of our Fathers, and The Queen.


Now we want to hear from you - hit the forums and let us know what you think, what you want us to watch next, and any other recommendations you have for the show.


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