Silver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.
Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.
Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.
So the current pop culture fixation on vampires (thank you, Twilight) hasn't died down, but at least we've got Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton to thank for what looks like a promising new bloodsucker movie with a new (albeit, imaginative) retelling of one of our country's most famous presidents.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -- based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, whom you may recall also penned the bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- plays out the revised tale in which our 16th president goes on a personal quest to eliminate as many vamps as he can after learning that they caused the deaths of his mother and grandfather.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Antichrist: DVD, Blu-ray
- Arsenic and Old Lace: DVD
- Charlie St. Cloud: DVD, Blu-ray
- A Christmas Carol: Blu-ray
- Grown Ups: DVD, Blu-ray
- Love Ranch: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Man Who Would Be King: DVD
- Ocean's 11 (50th Anniversary): Blu-ray
- Ramona and Beezus: DVD, Blu-ray
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: DVD, Blu-ray
- Tremors: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Miramax, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Horror, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Maybe a quick trip to Cougar Town is something Jennifer Aniston could use right now.
Days after blurting out the R-word on television, Aniston is dealing with another ding in her career: the box office disappointment. The Switch, co-starring Jason Bateman, produced only $8.4 million over the past three days while narrowly escaping eighth place. The good news? The movie raised slightly more than Jen’s Love Happens did back in September. The bad news? The comedy earned about $4 million less than Jennifer Lopez’s baby movie, The Back-Up Plan, did in April.
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For some people, eating, praying and loving is the way to go. For others, shooting and fighting is the preferred course of action.
The Expendables, 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 Eat Pray Love 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 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World The $60 million comic book adaptation only raked in $10.6 million over the past three days.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Eat Pray Love (PG-13): starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Billy Crudup (directed by Ryan Murphy)
- The Expendables (R): starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li (directed by Sylvester Stallone)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13): starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (directed by Edgar Wright)
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