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Blu-ray and DVD Picks for March 12 - 18

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Some nice titles this week, including one of the surprise winners at this year’s Oscars, a charming character study of alcoholics, and some great catalog titles, mostly from Disney, and including Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Smashed: Movie Review

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Smashed – Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (TOP)
It's not often that we see female characters in love with booze. In film, men dominate that archetype. But director James Ponsoldt, who co-wrote Smashed with actress Susan Burke, gave Mary Elizabeth Winstead the chance to play a woman with a heavy drinking problem. She's joined by a fantastic set of players including Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and...

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead On 'Smashed,' Acting Drunk And Bad...

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead can do drama. For years, the "scream queen" wanted to be part of a character-driven indie, but she kept getting roles set in fantasy worlds like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Thing and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Thankfully director and scribe James Ponsoldt was a fan of hers....

Interview: James Ponsoldt And Susan Burke On Creating 'Smashed'

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  James Ponsoldt and Susan Burke decided to co-write Smashed after sharing their embarrassing stories about the times they got wasted drunk. They set out to create an honest depiction of what it was like for a strong, young woman struggling with alcoholism – something they felt hadn't been seen before. In return they got an amazing and...

Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Get 'Smashed' in This Trailer

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Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 'Smashed'
Don't know about you guys, but we're having a serious case of Breaking Bad withdrawal. And with almost a year to wait until the next season, we'll take anything that comes close. So we're excited for Smashed, which stars Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as two alcoholics who try to clean up,...

Sundance 2012: Smashed - Movie Review

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Another solid film coming out of Sundance, Smashed is one of those films that may seem like "just another Sundance film" but has enough twists and interesting dynamics that is seperates it from the pack. And though Mary Elizabeth Winstead steals the movie with one of her best performances to date, the film's strong supporting cast and a number of...