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Poster & first trailer for stoner comedy ‘Oliver, Stoned’

One of the comedy High-lights of the year, Oliver, Stoned hits DVD and digital August 4 from Uncork’d Entertainment and Bg Pics. A smoke-filled, fast-paced comedy adventure starring Brea Grant (Dexter, Heroes) and Southpaw’s Skylan Brooks, Oliver, Stoned fixes on the trippy antics of 26-year-old Oliver Barnes (Seth Cassell) who, upon discovering his car has been stolen, embarks on a drug fueled mission to track down the perpetrator and restore balance to the universe.

Also starring Ryan Malgarini (Gary Unlimited, How To Eat Fried Worms), Briana Lane (The Real Housewives of Horror) and Larry Cedar (Deadwood, National Treasure: Book of Secrets). Oliver, Stoned is directed by Tom Morris and co-written by Morris and Jaz Kalkat.

Oliver, Stoned hits DVD and Digital – in the Us – on August 4th.
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Blu-ray Release: Weeds Complete Collection

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Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $119.97

Studio: Showtime/Lionsgate

All eight seasons of Showtime’s much loved TV series are together in Weeds: The Complete Collection.

Created by Jenji Kohan (episodic Orange is the New Black), the comedy show stars Mary-Louise Parker (Red) as housewife turned pot dealer Nancy Botwin.

Over the course of the series, Nancy learns the business, protects her children (It’s Complicated‘s Hunter Parrish and How to Eat Fried WormsAlexander Gould), deals with nosy neighbors (Must Love DogsElizabeth Perkins and Aliens in the Attic‘s Kevin Nealon) and a demanding brother-in-law (Justin Kirk, Vamps), almost marries a DEA agent and runs from the drug cartel and the FBI.

The Golden Globe-winning show (for star Parker’s Best Performance in 2009) is rated Ma for mature and garnered lots of fans, especially in its early years.

The Weeds: The Complete Collection Blu-ray box
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Review: Willow

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Sometimes you are born for a life of adventure and sometimes adventure recruits you into its cause. For George Lucas, the latter approach is preferable as witnessed in Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and Willow Ufgood in Willow. While Skywalker unknowingly had it in his blood, Willow was far more the ordinary person thrust into an extraordinary cause.

Lucas conceived of Willow’s tale back in 1972 and kept it rattling around his mind until technology was sophisticated enough to tackle it on film. Casting Warwick Davis as Wicket in Return of the Jedi probably began the move from backburner to the front of the production slate even though it was another five years before the film began production. By then, Lucas was no longer interested in directing, instead choosing Ron Howard to mount his first major fantasy. By then, Howard, who was a directing contemporary of Lucas although they traveled in different circles,
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Nick Krause, Britt Robertson & Super 8's Ryan Lee Chase White Rabbit

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Nick Krause (How to Eat Fried Worms, "Hollywood Heights"), Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle," "Avalon High")) and Ryan Lee (Super 8) will star in the teen drama White Rabbit. It's about a teen (Krause) is being pushed over the edge by visions of a rabbit he killed as a child. Lee plays the teen's best friend. Tim McCann is directing the indie from a script by rookie scribe Anthony di Pietro. "True Blood" star Sam Trammell also stars.

Krause was a part of the award circuit last year as a cast member in the rated R movie The Descendants. Lee will next be seen as the boyfriend of Maude Apatow in This is 40

Source: Variety
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Descendants

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Loved by critics and audience members, The Descendants scored a worthy Academy Award and two Golden Globes, including Best Picture.

From writer/director Alexander Payne (Sideways), the movie stars George Clooney (The Ides of March) as businessman Matt King, who has a lot on his plate: he’s on deadline to bring his extended family (including Beau Bridges, Columbus Circle) together to sell their land in Hawaii, his wife (Patricia Hastie, Princess Kaiulani) is in a coma after a boating accident and his daughter’s (Shailene Woodley, TV’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager) angry because she knows her mom was cheating on her dad.

The cast also includes Judy Greer (Barry Munday), Matthew Lillard (Spooner), Nick Krause (How to Eat Fried Worms) and newcomer Amara Miller.

Rated R, The Descendants is
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La Mission To Host Celebrity Charity Block Party

A massive number of stars will attend the Los Angeles Mission 75th Anniversary year End of Summer Block Party this weekend.

Celebrities and political leaders will join hundreds of other volunteers to help serve the nearly 3,000 kids and their families who will attend. Among those expected to attend are Hilary Duff (Bloodworth), Charlotte Ross (Glee), Katie Blair (Miss California USA 2011), Angie Everhart (Take Me Home Tonight), Brandon Molale (True Blood), Parris Mostellar (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer), Ty Paintz (How to Eat Fried Worms), Lauren Storm (I Love You Beth Cooper), Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush), Kellie Goss (Big Time Rush), Tucker Albrizi (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Allisyn Ashley Arm (Meet Dave), Paige Adkins (Cuttin’ Da Mustard), Reborn (Gospel Artist), Oren Williams (Lincoln Heights), Zachary Williams (Lincoln Heights), Justin Tinnicci (Big Love), Lauren Dair Owens (Kids Quest) and others.

The event will feature a giant street fair for children with food,
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Ology Exclusive: Interview with Disney Star Adam Hicks

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If you don't know Adam Hicks by name, you sure know him by face. The tall, talented redhead has appeared in countless different roles and he's only 18 years old. He first drew attention as the villian in the 2006 film adaption of the children's book, How to Eat Fried Worms. Now, he stars in the hit Disney Xd show Zeke and Luther where he and Hutch Dano (Zeke) set out to become pro-skateboarders.

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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jesse Eisenberg

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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg earned for his first Oscar as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network." "Extra" takes a look back at this young actor's career -- and throws in a few fun facts you might not know.

Jesse Eisenberg: Oscar Nominee Trivia FileThe Drummer

Jesse has been playing the drums since age 8.

Big Brother

His little sister is former child actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg, who starred in "Beautiful" and "How to Eat Fried Worms.
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‘Yogi Bear’ DVD Release Date Announced (+Blu-ray)

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Warner Home Video has announced that it will release Yogi Bear, the 2010 live-adaptation of the popular cartoon, on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on March 22, 2011.

They’ve yet to release details on bonus features, but stay tuned and we’ll update when those become available.

Synopsis:

Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D, set for a December 2010 release. This new adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon will star Academy Award® nominee Dan Aykroyd (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake, previously starring as Artie in “Shrek the Third,” will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches.
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Aff Teaming Up with Texas Book Festival

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I've really enjoyed Austin Film Festival's "Made in Texas" series, in which the fest screens Lone Star-shot films every month, often with the screenwriter or filmmaker in attendance. Now Aff is bringing the series back in 2011 and adding other great programming with help from the Texas Book Festival.

The 2011 Made in Texas series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 16 with Hook and one of its screenwriters, James V. Hart. After a 6 pm "Conversations in Film" seminar with Hart at the At&T Conference Center (on the Ut campus), you can cross the street to the Texas Spirit Theater and watch the movie at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available through Aff for the conversation and screening. After the jump, check out a list of the rest of the series offerings scheduled so far.

On March 10, Aff and Texas Book Festival will co-host a special sneak preview of Jane Eyre at Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar,
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Review: Yogi Bear

What can a pic-a-nic basket hold? A whole lot of fun for the entire family! The latest installment of the beloved brown bear that talks is coming to theaters in 3-D. This rendition has another twist though.it is live action with animation. There have been a couple animated movies/specials over the years since the animated series rolled out of the Hanna-Barbera production company back in 1961. Only running for 2 seasons, Yogi the Bear and his sidekick Boo Boo have remained iconic animated characters for almost 50 years. .

Yogi Bear. has the characters everyone has loved over the years and a couple new ones too. Yogi, voiced by Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters, Antz) is no stranger to comedy. The majority of his career has been in and around comedy, if not live action then animation. His voice is unimpeachable as Yogi, which was originally uttered by Daws Butler Aka Voice Magician. Justin Timberlake (Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Yogi Bear | Advance Screening Giveaway! - Score passes to our Yogi Bear advance screening in Austin, TX

Smells Like Screen Spirit & Warner Bros. invite you (+1 guest) to RSVP for passes to our special advance screening on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 Am in Austin, TX. Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/computer animated adventure filmed in 3D. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Dan Aykroyd (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award® winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches. The film’s live-action cast includes Anna Faris (“Observe and Report”) as nature documentary filmmaker Rachel Johnson; Tom Cavanagh (NBC’s “Ed,” “How to Eat Fried Worms”) as Yogi’s amiable nemesis Ranger Smith; T.J. Miller (“Gulliver
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Did Ya Know These 12 Things About Jesse Eisenberg?

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Did Ya Know These 12 Things About Jesse Eisenberg?
As Jesse Eisenberg currently receives rave reviews as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," "Extra" takes a look back at this young actor's career -- and throws in a few fun facts you might not know.

The Best of Jesse EisenbergThe Drummer

Jesse has been playing the drums since age 8.

Big Brother

His little sister is former child actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg, who starred in "Beautiful" and "How to Eat Fried Worms."

No
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See The New Yogi Bear Trailer & Poster

I kid you not. From Yahoo! Movies comes this first teaser trailer for “everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear Yogi Bear, a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D to be unleashed December 2010.” Is nothing sacred anymore?

Good night nurse. I shake my head at the thought of this kind of schlock.

Synopsis:

Jellystone Park has been losing business, so Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors and, even worse, Yogi and his pal Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear,” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.

From the press
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July Preview

After a lackluster start to the summer, things got rolling again in June thanks to strong performances from Toy Story 3 and The Karate Kid. That momentum is likely to continue in to July with the launch of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and the rest of July is filled out with a host of potentially crowd-pleasing fare like Inception, Salt, The Last Airbender and Dinner for Schmucks. It would take exceptional numbers, though, for July 2010 to exceed July 2008's record $1.27 billion total, but July 2009's $1.05 billion should be within reach. Eclipse opens June 30, but it's effectively a July release because its first weekend starts July 2. The third Twilight movie hits theaters just over seven months after The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which set the opening day record ($72.7 million) and ultimately collected $296.6 million. The history of closely-timed, serialized sequels like The Matrix Revolutions and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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'Alice' Tops Again, 'Diary,' 'Bounty' Neck-and-Neck

'Alice' Tops Again, 'Diary,' 'Bounty' Neck-and-Neck
Despite solid starts from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Bounty Hunter, Alice in Wonderland held on to the top spot for the third weekend in a row, down 45 percent to an estimated $34.5 million. Overall, weekend business was up 20 percent from the same timeframe last year, when Knowing opened to $24.6 million.

Alice in Wonderland's $34.5 million weekend represents the sixth highest-grossing third weekend ever, and its total now sits at $265.8 million in 17 days. On Saturday, Alice surpassed Batman to become director Tim Burton's highest grossing movie ever, though Batman and several others still rank higher in terms of estimated attendance. Alice also topped 300 last Monday to become the highest-grossing March release ever.

Despite a lack of distinctive marketing, Diary of a Wimpy Kid drew a decent crowd, opening to an estimated $21.8 million on approximately 3,400 screens at 3,077 sites. It was the biggest start ever for a non-animated, non-fantasy children's book adaptation.
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Weekend Preview: 'The Bounty Hunter,' 'Repo Men,' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

While three movies make their nationwide debut this weekend, it is unlikely that any of them will end Alice in Wonderland's reign. Alice held relatively well last weekend, down 46 percent to $62.7 million, good for fifth among the all time highest-grossing second weekends. Its midweek numbers have been strong (this Wednesday was off only 30 percent from last Wednesday), indicating that its drop this weekend will be even lighter than last. This should put Alice in line for one of the biggest third weekend grosses on record.

Among the new movies, The Bounty Hunter is likely to pack the biggest punch, playing on approximately 3,800 screens at 3,074 sites. The romantic/action comedy brings together appealing leads Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, who have separately had solid runs recently in comparable titles like The Ugly Truth ($88.9 million), He's Just Not That Into You ($93.9 million) and The Break-Up ($118.7 million). The Bounty Hunter's advertising
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Anschutz beefs up Walden

Anschutz Film Group has announced a slew of promotions and hirings for its Walden Media Group.

In development and production, Jackie Levine has been upped to senior vp production, while Evan Turner was promoted to vp development and production. Both executives continue to report to executive vp production Alex Schwartz.

Douglas Jones, who became head of Anschutz Film Group's physical production department in 2006, also was promoted to executive vp physical production. He oversees new hires Mylan Stepanovich and Kimberly Rach, both vp physical production, and Jonas Thaler, vp postproduction.

Levine, who joined the company in 2004, has overseen production on Bristol Bay's recent release Amazing Grace and the upcoming The Great Buck Howard, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and The Water Horse. Before her current role, Levine was vp of Cobalt Media Group and vp development at Michael Douglas' Further Films.

Turner is a six-year veteran of the company, most recently serving as director of development. He is overseeing production on The Dark Is Rising and Nim's Island.

Jones has overseen production for more than four years, most recently on "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," Hoot and How to Eat Fried Worms. He is readying "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" for production.

Rookie 'Invincible' atop boxoffice depth chart

Rookie 'Invincible' atop boxoffice depth chart
Buena Vista's Invincible, an inspirational football tale starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Ericson Core, scored the most yardage at the nation's multiplexes Friday. According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, the picture stood in first place for the day with an estimated gross of $5.35 million. It nearly doubled the take of the No. 2 film, Warner Bros. comedy Beerfest, which took in an estimated $2.7 million. Among the weekend's other new arrivals, Universal Pictures' musical Idlewild, ?bowed in fifth place with an estimated $2.08 million, while New Line Cinema's kids movie How to Eat Fried Worms had to settle for 11th place with an estimated $1.25 million. Meanwhile, New Line's Snakes on a Plane, last weekend's top grosser, skidded to the eighth spot with an estimated $1.8 million. Other positions in the top five were filled by Sony Pictures' Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, in third place with an estimated $2.5 million, and Universal's Accepted, in fourth place, with an estimated $2.1 million.

'Invincible' proves no underdog

'Invincible' proves no underdog
Although its performance wasn't quite as powerful as the film's title, Buena Vista Pictures' Invincible did come out fighting, leading the pack during the weekend with an estimated $17 million gross at the North American boxoffice. The same cannot be said for the weekend's other new releases. Warner Bros. Pictures' R-rated Beerfest opened to an estimated $6.5 million, good for fourth place, and New Line Cinema's How to Eat Fried Worms proved hard for moviegoers to digest as it placed outside the top 10, in the No. 12 spot, with an estimated $4 million. Universal Pictures' musical Idlewild opened in the eighth spot with an estimated $5.9 million. The total was not as high as had been expected, but with the best per-theater average of the new arrivals ($6,055), it notched a respectable beginning for the OutKast-led musical that attracted a predominantly black audience.
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