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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 4, 2010

Nine DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Dirty Dancing (Limited Keepsake Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Doctor Zhivago (45th Anniversary Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Escape from L.A.: Blu-ray
  • K-19: The Widowmaker: Blu-ray
  • Leap Year: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy: DVD
  • Nine: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Notebook: Blu-ray
  • Saving Private Ryan: Blu-ray
  • The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry: DVD
  • Suburbia: DVD
  • Tetro: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tooth Fairy: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Makes It a Five-Peat

Avatar's Michelle Rodriguez

The has slowly started to take on water.

Over the holiday weekend, added another $54.6 million to its domestic total ($505 million), bringing it that much closer to The Dark Knight‘s second-place spot. The Golden Globe-winning film, which now stands at approximately $1.6 billion internationally ($200 million shy of Titanic), also became the first film since The Sixth Sense to win five straight weeks in a row.

Meanwhile, - starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman - put up good numbers despite finishing in second place. Allen and Albert Hughes’ first movie since 2001’s From Hell raked in an impressive $38.4 million, giving Washington his second best debut ever. (American Gangster took in $43.6 million in 2007.) The receipts also made the film Warner Bros.’ best January opener to date.

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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Leaps Further Up the Charts

Leap Year

Hear that sound? That’s knocking on Titanic‘s door.

Over the past three days, Fox’s sci-fi blockbuster padded another $50.3 million to its total, officially making it the top entry of 2009. (Sorry, !) The movie now stands directly behind Jim Cameron’s other film on the international charts ($1.34 billion compared to $1.84 billion) and is ranked 7th on the domestic charts. (The Dark Knight sits on that list at #2 with $533,345,358.)

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In Theaters This Weekend (1/8)

Daybreakers

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Daybreakers (R): starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Isabel Lucas (directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig)
  • Leap Year (PG): starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott (directed by Anand Tucker)
  • Youth in Revolt (R): starring Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Justin Long (directed by Miguel Arteta)

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/11)

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Invictus

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Invictus (PG-13): starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Broken Embraces* (R): starring Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, LluĂ­s Homar (directed by Pedro Almodovar)
  • The Lovely Bones* (PG-13): starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Jackson)
  • Me and Orson Welles** (PG-13): starring Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron (directed by Richard Linklater)

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Colin Firth’s Praises Single Man Costars

A Single Man's Colin Firth

can’t stop thinking about Nicholas Hoult.

The legendary British actor - who recently played gay college professor George Falconer in - has praised his costars Nicholas, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode for their great work on the dramatic blockbuster.

“They are at the top of the game,” he said. “When I close my eyes and think of the film, I tend to see Nick Hoult’s face looking back at me. It’s very hard to forget the eyes. I never had such an easy time as when I worked with Julianne. That relationship felt real to me.”

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Tom Ford Sees Beauty, Death

Tom Ford on the set of A Single ManFor fashion designer-turned-film director Tom Ford, beauty and death are best friends, especially when it comes to his directorial debut, A Single Man.

“Everything in life is bittersweet for me, because when I see something beautiful, I also see it aging, old, dead, gone. I was very aware of mortality. I was very aware of my time on the planet,” Ford said, describing his alluring/morbid fascination.

This connection translated into his film, which stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Matthew Goode: “Everyone keeps saying to me, ‘Everyone is so beautiful. Everything is so beautiful.’ I didn’t even notice that! That’s just the way I see. That’s the way I think.”

Could anyone expect anything less from a man who redesigned the Gucci house?

While Ford has an inherent ability for making things exquisite, he also assures his fans and movie-goers that the film has serious content and feeling:

“I want to make movies that I feel about. I’ve never been anybody who cared if they died in a plane crash or not. While I was working on A Single Man, it just killed me to think that somehow I might die before I could finish it.”

The film is due out in limited release this Friday, December 11.

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Harvey Weinstein Slightly Justifies A Single Man Marketing

Original A Single Man poster

When the original movie poster (above) for Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man, appeared online, fans questioned whether or not distributors The Weinstein Company was downplaying the major gay theme of the film.

In the film, Colin Firth plays a closeted professor who mourns over his lover’s (Matthew Goode) death. Judging by the poster of Firth in bed with Julianne Moore (whose screen time is rumored to be fairly short), I think it’s safe to say that there was little intention to illustrate said storyline.

Upon the recent release of the film’s second poster (seen after the jump), Harvey Weinstein was questioned about the marketing that seems to say something other than the real message at hand.

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 6, 2009

Watchmen

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Watchmen (R): starring Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley (directed by Zack Snyder)
  • 12* (PG-13): starring Sergey Makovetsky, Valentin Gaft, Alexey Petrenko (directed by Nikita Mikhalkov)
  • Dhoondte Reh Jaoge* (NR): starring Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Paresh Kumar (directed by Umesh Shukla)
  • Everlasting Moments* (PG): starring Maria Heiskanen, Jesper Christensen, Mikael Persbrandt (directed by Jan Troell)
  • Explicit Ills* (R): starring Paul Dano, Noamie Harris, Rosario Dawson (directed by Mark Webber)

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In Theaters This Weekend: July 25, 2008

Step Brothers

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

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