We're in the midst of perfect movie watching season, and if all you want to do is make a you-sized dent in your couch with a new movie, you're in luck. Today is Tuesday, which means new DVDs and music, and there are some particularly entertaining releases this week. And in addition to my picks below, there are also Jeremy Piven's The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard and animated guinea pig flick G-Force available today as well.The Hangover
This Summer's smash hit The Hangover won over audiences and critics for its raucous bachelor party story. The buddy pic lets Zach Galifianakis shine as the hilariously inept counterpart to the more straight-laced Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, as they try to find their buddy (Justin Bartha) after a crazy night in Vegas. I loved the unapologetic male-centric movie, and so did you, it seems — it's running away with my best comedic movie of 2009 poll.
If you've already seen the movie in theaters, the DVD extras may make you want to see it again: there's a montage of Ken Jeong's improv from the movie, some deleted extra scenes, and more photos from the notorious missing camera.78%
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Brad skipped many of the festivals this season including TIFF and the VFF but he did make a pit stop this weekend in Spain for the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Quentin Tarantino joined him at the premiere and photo call for Inglourious Basterds which finally opened overseas. Along with showing off his long scraggly facial hair, Brad wore monogrammed shoes. It wasn't his best look considering Brad dressed in all black is usually a sexy success but we doubt his many fans who greeted him to the city were disappointed.
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Guess people still haven't tired of seeing Tyler Perry in a grandma frock! His latest film in the Madea saga, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, took the box office crown with an estimated $24 million this weekend. Second place went to 9, which raked in $10 million. Rounding out the rest of the top five were Inglourious Basterds, All About Steve, and the box office winner of the past two weeks, The Final Destination.
As for the other new films that debuted? Most of you said that you were going to pass on Sorority Row, and the masses seem to agree — the film came in at No. 6 with only $5.2 million. Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsale trailed at No. 7 with $5.1 million.
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Diane Kruger joined her Inglourious Basterds costars Eli Roth and Melanie Laurent last night for a Q&A session at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage. The film's director, Quentin Tarantino, was also on hand, but Brad Pitt skipped out on the event despite having been in the city the evening before for The Time Traveler's Wife premiere. Diane recently opened up about the lengths she went to in order to nab her part in the film, and she's still putting in the effort when it comes to promoting their finished product.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet at last night's LA premiere of Inglourious Basterds, and the fun-loving cast kept the good times rolling with a bash at the Mondrian Hotel afterward. Diane Kruger's main man Joshua Jackson is up in Vancouver, but she mingled with Harvey Weinstein as BJ Novak chatted with Mindy Kaling and Melanie Laurent. Eli Roth struck a pose with Angelina, who was part of the festivities after missing out on the cast's recent party in Berlin. She and Brad make time for one-on-one date nights, but they also clearly enjoying letting loose with co-workers and friends.
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Inglourious Basterds took over LA last night for its big star-studded red carpet and premiere. All the stars of the film were there, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had all eyes on them as they posed lovingly in matching black. On Sunday, Brad skipped the press junket, but some of his costars were happy to talk about working with him. Diane Kruger, who looked amazing as usual at the screening, said, "What I really admire in someone like Brad, who's such a big movie star, is that he's truly all about the work still. It's not all about being Brad Pitt on set. He's dedicated." She also gushed about working on the movie saying, "I've won the lottery. I'm in a Quentin Tarantino movie. I'll be cool with my kids forever!"
The movie features many other foreign actors alongside Brad, B.J. Novak, and Eli Roth. Irish actor Michael Fassbender said of Brad, "He's one of the good guys out there — to be so talented and to be at the top of his game for so long and to be so real . . . generous . . . and very supportive. It's pretty humbling." Meanwhile, B.J. talked about when Brad attended Quentin's movie nights in Berlin: "[Brad] showed up once or twice. He has a well-documented family life to attend to, but he was really good and cool about being social with everyone. He made us feel like we were part of a gang that he was the leader of." In the movie, Brad heads up his gang of Basterds, but in real life it sounds like he's a pretty good leading man to have around too.
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