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EA is planning on making a movie based on a running industry joke.
The video game developer is allegedly developing ‘Madden Curse’, a spoof sport comedy based on the game’s urban myth that any star that graces the cover art of the latest Madden video game will be struck down with a career-ending injury.
VP of EA Entertainment, Pat O’Brien, is said to be steering the project which certainly has an eerie history to draw from.
In 1999, cover star Garrison Hearst broke his leg and never recovered, in 2000 box lead Dorsey Levens injured his knee and never won his starting job back, and in 2004 Michael Vick broke his leg one day after Madden 2004 was released.
And that’s just a summary of the curse, which has felled countless more.
The movie will follow the tale of a former Madden champion who comes out of retirement just as he »
- Matt Risley
New Deals: Today's Gold Box Deal of the Day is Seinfeld: The Complete Series for only $84.99 , 66% off the $251 msrp. The deal will only be good today (December 16th 2010) until midnight, so act fast! Other Deals: Amazon has a bunch of blu-ray movies on sale today: Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray for $34.99 , 50% off the $70msrp. Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo is on sale for only $11.99 , 70% off the $40 msrp. Disney releases are usually pretty pricey, and this is really a great deal. I'm not sure how long this price will be valid so act fast! Save up to 45%  on over 250 Criterion Collection DVDs and Blu-Ray titles $8.99 Blu-rays: The Fifth Element (Remastered) , Hellboy (Director's Cut) , The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition) , Let the Right One In , Any Given Sunday (Director's Cut) , Heat , District 9 , Role Models , Marley & Me (3 Disc Bad Dog Edition) Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy , The Princess Bride »
- Peter Sciretta
New Deals: Today's Gold Box Deal of the Day is 24: The Complete Series for only $139.99 , 60% off the $350 msrp. The deal will only be good today (December 14th 2010) until midnight, so act fast! Other Deals: Amazon has a bunch of blu-ray movies on sale today: Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray for $34.99 , 50% off the $70msrp. Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo is on sale for only $11.99 , 70% off the $40 msrp. Disney releases are usually pretty pricey, and this is really a great deal. I'm not sure how long this price will be valid so act fast! Or you an purchase Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) and Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo  together for only $25.98 shipped. Save up to 45%  on over 250 Criterion Collection DVDs and Blu-Ray titles Seinfeld on sale for only $15.99 per DVD Season Box Set . For a limited time, »
- Peter Sciretta
New Deals: Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray for $34.99 , 50% off the $70msrp. Watchmen (Director's Cut) Blu-Ray  for $8.99 Dark City (Director's Cut) Blu-Ray  for $8.99 A Clockwork Orange  for $8.99 Other Deals: Amazon has a bunch of blu-ray movies on sale today: Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo is on sale for only $11.99 , 70% off the $40 msrp. Disney releases are usually pretty pricey, and this is really a great deal. I'm not sure how long this price will be valid so act fast! Or you an purchase Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) and Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo  together for only $25.98 shipped. Save up to 45%  on over 250 Criterion Collection DVDs and Blu-Ray titles Seinfeld on sale for only $15.99 per DVD Season Box Set . For a limited time, save up to 54% on single seasons of Seinfeld on DVD. Offer ends January 3, 2011. $8.99 each: The Fifth Element »
- Peter Sciretta
New Deals: Home Alone (Family Fun DVD Edition) is on sale for only $5.99 , which also includes a free $5 worth of eligible movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand. The Princess Bride DVD/BluRay combo is on sale for only $8.99 , which also includes a free $5 worth of eligible movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand. Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo is on sale for only $11.99 , 70% off the $40 msrp. Disney releases are usually pretty pricey, and this is really a great deal. I'm not sure how long this price will be valid so act fast! Or you an purchase Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) and Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo  together for only $25.98 shipped. Save up to 45%  on over 250 Criterion Collection DVDs and Blu-Ray titles Seinfeld on sale for only $15.99 per DVD Season Box Set . For a limited time, »
- Peter Sciretta
Amazon has the Toy Story: Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo on sale for only $11.99 , 70% off the $40 msrp. Disney releases are usually pretty pricey, and this is really a great deal. I'm not sure how long this price will be valid so act fast! Other Deals: Amazon has a bunch of blu-ray movies on sale today: The Fifth Element (Remastered)  for $8.99 Hellboy (Director's Cut)  for $8.99 The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition)  for $8.99 Let the Right One In  for $8.99 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)  for $9.99 Any Given Sunday (Director's Cut)  for $8.99 Master and Commander Blu-ray  for $6.99 Heat Blu-Ray  for $8.99 District 9 Blu-ray  for $8.99 Role Models Blu-Ray  for $8.99 Marley & Me (3 Disc Bad Dog Edition) Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy  for $8.99 Christopher Nolan's Inception (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)  for only $17.99, 50% off the suggested retail price of $36.   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030IIYWA? »
- Peter Sciretta
With soccer moms now taking pole dancing aerobics at the Y, it’s safe to say that stripping (not to mention its costumed cousin burlesque) has seduced mainstream America. For better or worse. And just in time for Thanksgiving, Hollywood’s unveiling two films on the subject that are poles apart.
Both actresses are taking a risk donning the stripper guise. But will they measure up to our favorite movie strippers of the past? The following are some awfully high heels to fill.
“Closer” is a sizzling melodrama following four adults as they explore their identities and moral limits… or… something. Honestly, no one remembers. Because halfway through the movie, Jane (Portman) bends over in a g-string. Rumor has it »
- Ben Freiburger
This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s. The Disappearance Of Alice Creed The Disappearance of Alice Creed opens with two men prepping for what we can only assume—given the title of the film (despite any revelations about its meaning that may come later)—is a kidnapping. We assume correctly. They pull a girl into a van, tie her to a bed, strip her of all her clothes, snap photos of her, and put new clothes on her. All of this takes places without any dialogue, or any understanding of who these people are, how they know each other, or what their motivations are. The less you know about what happens from that point forward, the better. This is the sort of assured, smartly »
- Adam Quigley
Editor's Note: Unfortunately this promotion has expired and the service has reverted to trade-ins only for Warner Brother titles. DVDs from other studios are no longer accepted - hopefully they'll do this again soon though.
Warner Brothers' push to have consumers fully embrace the Blu-ray format started in April of last year when they announced their Red2Blu program, which allowed anyone who'd purchased a WB title on HD-DVD to exchange it with about $5 per disc and they'd receive the exact same title on Blu-ray. For anyone who'd sunk some cash in the defunct HD-DVD format it was a pretty nice deal; unfortunately other studios never jumped on board with quite the same gusto.
Then, at about this time last year, Warner Brothers announced an addition to the Blu-ray exchange concept: they put out a selection of 55 titles which, if you owned the DVD version, could be exchanged for the »
- Lex Walker
Enter for a chance to win a DVD copy of this powerful crime drama that will transform the way you think about life and death forever - available today, November 9th. Rediscover the value of life when The Trial, a riveting courtroom drama from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Trial follows small-town attorney Kent “Mac” McClain (Matthew Modine; Full Metal Jacket, Any Given Sunday), who is left devastated and purposeless by the horrific death of his wife and two sons in a tragic accident. After concluding that suicide is his only escape, McClain agrees to take on one final case. Defending accused murderer Peter Thomason (Randy Wayne; To Save a Life) against capital punishment, McClain begins the trial that transforms his life and the lives of those around him forever. Distinguished filmmaker and producer Gary Wheeler (The List) creates a gripping interpretation of the best-selling book as The Trial »
- Buzzfocus Staff
Being a diehard Richard Gere fan can be tough (Hachi: A Dog's Tale anyone?), but occasionally he reminds us why we fell in love with him. In Brooklyn's Finest (2009, Momentum, 18), Gere returns to form as one of three troubled cops, each facing a personal and professional crisis. He plays Eddie Dugan, disillusioned and days away from retirement, but suddenly saddled with a rookie to whom he must show the ropes. "Don't you want to do something good with your last few days?" asks his superior, to which Dugan replies: "No, not really."
Inevitably, the assignment leads to tragedy and chaos, with the possibility of redemption. "Instead of thinking 'B cop movie'," says a straight-faced Gere, practising his blinking in the behind-the-scenes extras, "we were thinking Othello and Richard III – big themes being played out with guys in uniform." Elsewhere, »
- Mark Kermode
TNT has handed a pilot order to Hollywood & Vine, a noir mystery drama from writer Daniel Pyne (Any Given Sunday). Produced by Warner Horizon, Hollywood & Vine takes place in post-wwii Los Angeles. It centers on a savvy private eye with a stoic charm and an uncompromising set of personal values who is dedicated to searching for the truth – even if it means taking on the upper echelons of power in a city balanced precariously between the glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills and the dual threat of organized crime and a corrupt police department. Hollywood & Vine, originally featured on TNT's 2009 development slate, joins 3 other pilots recently ordered by TNT: Dallas, Perception and an untitled project from Allan Loeb. Period series have been on the rise fueled by the popularity of the 1960s ad agency drama Mad Men on AMC. HBO recently rolled out its prohibition era extravaganza Boardwalk Empire; Showtime is prepping The Borgias, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Twenty two years after Wall Street was released it’s sequel Wall Street: Money Never sleeps was #1 this weekend at the box office earning $19,000,000. The movie received good reviews for all the actors and director Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone hasn’t has a movie open at the top of the box office since 1999 when his football movie Any Given Sunday opened at #1. The animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole claimed the #2 spot grossing $16,335,000. The movie was directed by Zack Snyder who directed a few visually stunning movies such as 300 and Watchmen. While the story lacked plot much lik Snyder’s other movies this was visually amazing to watch. The cops and robbers movie The Town directed and starring Ben Affleck which was the top movie at the box office last week fell to #3 grossing $16,030,000. There is a buzz going around in Hollywood that Affleck and »
Break out the chips, the dips and hot wings. Amass large quantities of beer. Gather your friends around a big-screen TV. It's football season! Counting down, here are the 12 best football movies.
Top 12 Football Movies12. 'All the Right Moves' (1983)
11. 'Jerry Maguire' (1996)
Movies about sports agents count, »
In [insert location], [insert level] football is a way of life. Here at The Film Stage, it’s no different. So in honor of the start of football season (finally!), we have compiled the strongest, most complete team we could put on the silver-screen gridiron. That’s right: The All-Hollywood Football Team. From memorable characters to outstanding talent, the players on our team are the best in the game, and while they may not be able to win a game (we’re looking at you Texas State Armadillos), they’ll be sure to leave you laughing or crying. Take a look at the starting line-up:
Coach- Lt. Colonel Henry Blake (Mash)
What Blake lacked in football prowess, he made up for in cunning gambling strategy. Trying to scrape together a winning team out of a unit full of out-of-shape drunkards, Blake captained a side-splitting bag of tricks, making the football scene from Mash one »
- Eric Seemiller
Bow Wow (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) is going from Entourage back to the big screen in Lottery Ticket. It looks like everyone's favorite manager E (Kevin Connolly) did his job well. Check out the trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming feature Lottery Ticket. The film's all-star ensemble cast is led by Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Naturi Naughton (Fame), Keith David (All About Steve), Charlie Murphy (Frankenhood), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Terry Crews (Terminator Salvation, TBS series Are We There Yet?), Loretta Devine (Crash) and Ice Cube (First Sunday, Are We There Yet?). It also stars Bill Bellamy (Any Given Sunday, TV's October Road), Mike Epps (The Hangover) and Faheem Najm, better known as Grammy Award-winner T-Pain. See the trailer for Lottery Ticket: [jambovideo id="233518" wide="yes" /] About Lottery Ticket: Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) a young man living in the projects, is just an ordinary guy...until »
- Terry Boyden
Lottery Ticket will be released in theaters on August 20 and you know we just have to celebrate this new comedy starring Bow Wow. We have a brand new contest running and we're giving away an $80 gift card from Akademiks and an imprinted autographed t-shirt to our readers. You know these prizes will go fast so be sure to enter this big giveaway today.
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Sports-related movies have provided some of cinema’s most memorable characters and quotable lines. Here’s Steven’s pick of the ten very best…
Sports movies are filled with underdog heroes overcoming impossible odds. Written and acted well, the sports movie can provide some of the purest, most moving entertainment in all cinema. Not all of them are directly about the sport itself, of course (although some in this selection inevitably are), and it's with this partly in mind that I present my choice of the ten finest sports-related movies...
10. Happy Gilmore (1996)
Adam Sandler. Not exactly the name that comes to mind when you think of ‘greatest sports movies', but Happy Gilmore is one to be remembered. Featuring a failed hockey player as the film's namesake, Happy Gilmore delivers solid laughs throughout whilst still maintaining a plot.
The character's hilarity in what is normally considered a gentlemanly sport only adds to the mix. »
Before watching Warner's Blu-ray for Christopher Nolan's psychological thriller Insomnia the only other time I'd seen the film was in 2002 upon its theatrical release. It was touted as being from the director of Memento (a film I loved at that time), it starred Al Pacino and featured Robin Williams in his first of two creepy movie roles of that year. It was a combination of actors and a director that got me interested, but it did very little for me then and it still doesn't move me eight years later.
Adapted from the 1997 Norwegian movie of the same name (buy it here), Insomnia tells the story of Will Dormer (Pacino), a Los Angeles detective under investigation by Internal Affairs as he is sent to the fictional city of Nightmute, Alaska to head the investigation of a local murder case. Stressed due to troubles back home and having a hard »
- Brad Brevet
Opening to general audiences September 24, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the sequel to his successful 1987 indictment of unchecked greed, recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival, with a predominantly positive critical reception. The film follows Gordon Gekko who, after having spent twenty-three years in prison for insider trading, returns to society to find that his daughter won’t speak to him and the American economy is on the brink of collapse. Occupying a role similar to the one played by Charlie Sheen in the first film (who will make a brief appearance in this picture), Shia Labeouf plays the fiancé of Gekko’s daughter, a young stockbroker who suspects that the death of his mentor may be the result of foul play. Despite the insistence of critics who agree that this film marks a solid return to form for Stone, given the world’s current financial circumstances, »
- Joseph Oliveto
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