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Blu-ray Picks for February 21-27

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This week in DVD and Blu-ray releases, we're seeing some of the Fall's biggest missteps starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. The good news is one of the year's best films hit the streets, while there's also classics by Otto Preminger, John Ford and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Check out our new release roundup...

Eddie Murphy Subjected to Internet Death Rumors

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What the heck, people? Eddie Murphy was subject to another of the long standing internet traditions: The faux-death rumor. Though his career may be in trouble (on that note: will anyone see his latest movie A Thousand Words?) the Tower Heist star is not dead. There is nothing wrong with him (other than bad career-making decisions), and it's a...

Box Office Predictions: Puss Could beat Twins and Gods

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Amy Sedaris and Billy Bob Thorton as Jack and Jill in Puss in Boots
Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill features twins named after the childhood rhyme. Puss in Boots features those characters from the childhood rhyme. Both are the most likely candidates for the top slot at the box office this weekend, with The Immortals and J. Edgar also hitting theaters. Last...

Brett Ratner Quits The Oscars Due To Controversy, Eddie Murphy May Follow

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Remember earlier in the week when we reported that Brett Ratner slipped his foot into his mouth and stated that only “fag” directors rehearse their films before shooting?  Well, on top of that, he’s been spending his Tower Heist promotional tour talking less about the film (which might be for the best) and is spending more of his time graphically describing sex with...

Heavy D Passes Away: 1967-2011

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Dwight Errington Myers, better known the world as Heavy D, has passed away at the age of 44. Best known for such hits songs as "Now that We Found Love" and "Nuttin' But Love" in the heady days of "Yo MTV Raps!" Myers was known for his trademark sunglasses, and heft. Eventually he lost the weight, and became a sometime actor, appearing most recently in Brett Ratner's...

'Tower Heist' Director Brett Ratner Insults Homosexual Community With...

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Oh, Brett Ratner.  After doing his damndest to offend humanity and culture in general by making some of the most offensively bland films without the slightest semblance of a unique directorial style (Rush Hour parts 1-3, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Family Man, After the Sunset, Tower Heist), the hobbit-like director has decided to start...

Weekend Box Office: Puss In Boots Kicks Down Competition, Again

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Brett Ratner's ensemble movie was no match for the sword-fighting feline of Puss in Boots. The Shrek spinoff topped the box office for a second week, taking in $33 million, bringing its total to $75 million. Despite Tower Heist's promising debut on Friday, the Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy action comedy came in...

Tower Heist: Movie Review

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Tower Heist – Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, and Eddie Murphy
Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy join forces in Brett Ratner's new action comedy, Tower Heist. It's about a heist that takes place at a Tower – Donald Trump's tower in Manhattan, to be exact. Stiller is the head of a talented ensemble which includes the likes of Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Henderson, Michael Peña and Gabourey Sidibe. In Tower...

Box Office Predictions: Tower Heist to Top Box

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This weekend Tower Heist and A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas won't have to face the winter storms of last weekend. That's good for them, as this is considered the first heavy hitting weekend of the fall season. What it also means is that shortly we're going to see a number of the bigger Oscar pictures go into limited and wide release....

News Round-Up: Tower Heist, Sequel Dates, and Mathew Broderick

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Tower Heist is no longer going to have a limited release VOD launch three weeks after release. Universal first floated the idea, as we reported, and then Cinemark and many independent exhibitors balked at the idea, and told Universal that they would refuse to show the movie. But if the studios want to go in this direction, it's possible they will work out some title...

Tower Heist to hit VOD Three Weeks After Theatrical Release

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Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist
The L.A. Times has a story about how Tower Heist, the Brett Ratner-directed, Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy will be hitting VOD in two markets for $60 a pop three weeks after it hits theaters. We recently wrote about how 8 Ways Television has changed, and this may be a part of that evolution. But what does this mean for theatrical distribution?

Tower Heist Trailer Looks Like a Con Job

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Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist
The Heist movie genre is filled with a number of great films, and usually a solid premise. Enacting a plan and following through - regardless of the unforseen complications - is inherently gripping, whether it's perpetrated by heroes or anti-heroes. But Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, Gabourey Sidibe and Eddie Murphy in the Tower Heist...

Photos: Taylor Lautner in Abduction, Scream 4, The Hangover 2, Julianne...

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Have you been waiting to see what Taylor Lautner will look like in his upcoming movie Abduction? Are you interested in seeing another outlandish image from the comedy The Hangover Part II? How about a telling photo from the long awaited horror sequel Scream 4? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you're in...

Matthew Broderick Joins Tower Heist

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The cast of the comedy Tower Heist continues to grow with the addition of Matthew Broderick and Tea Leoni. The film is being led by comedy vets Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda, and involves a Robin Hood type of plot. Ripping off the rich to give to the poor, or in this case, returning what rightly belongs to them.

Gabourey Sidibe Joins Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

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After making her feature film debut in the Oscar nominated drama Precious, Gabourey Sidibe is trying to lighten things up. The actress already has a recurring role on the Showtime dramedy, "The Big C," and according to EW, she's just landed a part in the Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy flick, Tower Heist.

Eddie Murphy Joins Tower Heist With Ben Stiller

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Has Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller ever acted in a movie together? We're not sure if it's been done, but if not the duo will star opposite each other in the comedy, Tower Heist. Do you know what a project like this needs? How about a little Brett Ratner? According to Deadline, the actors will headline the film that's being directed by Ratner for Universal.