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In a new interview, veteran actress Sigourney Weaver does not reveal whether she's on Team Jacob or Team Edward.

But she is definitely on Team Taylor Lautner.

Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver

Asked about working with the Twilight Saga stud on Abduction, which hits theaters on September 23, Weaver had only positive things to tell Movie Fanatic.

"He’s very professional, very hard working. I thought he was very open to the different demands of this character and this movie," Weaver said, adding that she's seen the Twilight films and "he’s very good in those, [but] this is a very different set of challenges for him. I thought he rose to the occasion beautifully."

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With the summer behind us and the much-anticipated fall films just around the corner, our friends at Movie Fanatic ask: What are the year's 10 best right now?

The films of fall often take over and dominate year-end lists such as this, so many of the pictures listed below may be absent from the Best of 2011 altogether.

But hey, you never know, and some of these were pretty darn good. Do you agree? Check out Movie Fanatic's 10 best films of 2011 to date and weigh in ...

  1. Hanna
  2. Beginners
  3. The Help
  4. Bridesmaids
  5. Jane Eyre
  6. Midnight in Paris
  7. Tie: African Cats and Born to be Wild
  8. The Debt
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  10. Super 8

Nodding in approval? Shaking your head in disbelief? Wondering what the heck some of these even are? Head on over to Movie Fanatic and speak your mind!

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Contagion broke out at the box office this weekend, debuting in first place by a wide margin over all other films. The A-list heavy drama, which centers on a global outbreak of a virus, garnered over $23 million on Friday and Saturday.

It finally knocked The Help from the number-one perch.

Below, we've listed the latest box office results from a relatively quiet weekend:

  1. Contagion: $23.1 million
  2. The Help: $8.6 million
  3. Warrior: $5.6 million
  4. The Debt: $4.9 million
  5. Colombiana: $4 million

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Two powerful organizations are far from pleased about recent news that Mel Gibson was cast in a movie about biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

The Anti-Defamation League has demanded that the producers pull Gibson off the flick immediately, sending a statement directed at Warner Bros.

Why are they fired up? Probably this incident, among others.

"As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better," the group said of Mel.

Mel Gibson Smirks

"It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views."

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, also had some harsh words about Gibson's role in the upcoming film.

The Jewish leader tells TMZ that casting Mel Gibson as a Jewish hero is "like having a white supremacist portray Martin Luther King Jr."

For those unaware, Judah, the brave warrior who drove enemies of Judaism out of Jerusalem, is a central figure in the story of Hannukah.

No comment yet from Mel's camp or WB.


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Charlie Sheen is headed back to the small screen and the big screen.

On September 19, the mostly insane actor will be roasted by Comedy Central, as participants who will slam the star include Slash, William Shatner, Kate Walsh, Jon Lovitz, Patrice O'Neal and Amy Schumer.

Charlie Sheen on Tour

Now, Variety also reports that Sheen has signed on for a role in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III, an independent film directed by Roman Coppola and co-starring Jason Schwartzman.

The movie focuses on a graphic designer who has also succeeded with the opposite sex. But his latest girlfriend will break up with him, sending the player into a downward spiral. We wonder from where Sheen will find the inspiration for this character.

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Marty McFly's futuristic sneakers from Back to the Future II are now on sale from Nike - four years before they even exist! Wrap your head around that!

In the subpar sequel, Marty travels to 2015 where he must stop his own son from ... doing something bad. We forget what. But the shoes were far out!

Fast forward to 2011 and Nike is releasing 1,500 pairs of the Nike Air Mag, with all of the pairs to be auctioned on eBay. Here's a look at the sneakers:

NiceKicks (dot) com says the shoe contains an actual LED panel, just like in the movie, and is fully rechargeable (five hours of LED action per charge).

Awesomely, ALL proceeds from the sale of the McFly shoes will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which helps fund research on Parkinson's Disease.

One pair reportedly sold already - for over $37,000!

Fox went on the Late Show this week to talk about the shoe. It's unclear, however, when and if Nike is planning a limited edition hoverboard release.

Now THAT would be rad!

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While we often focus on what's new in theaters, here's a look at the recent movies now on DVD and Blu-Ray, courtesy of our friends at Movie Fanatic.

This week's DVD releases:

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Hanna: A little girl (Saoirse Ronan) is brought up by her father (Eric Bana) in the middle of a desolate European forest, then decides it’s time for her to re-enter the world in an unexpected tale that blends action and intrigue.

Everything Must Go: Will Ferrell plays a man who loses everything in one day. He is fired. His wife leaves him. Naturally, he goes on a bender. While Ferrell's comedy is often on display, his dramatic chops take center stage.

Vidal Sassoon The Movie: This documentary looks at the first hairstylist celebrity, Vidal Sassoon. Sassoon took the fashion world by storm in the 1960s.

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Movie goers are in love with The Help.

For the third consecutive week, this Emma Stone and Viola Davis-anchored drama earned the greatest haul at theaters around the country, taking home an estimated $14.2 million. It became the first film of the summer to earn the top spot for three straight weekends.

The Help Movie Poster

A look at the complete box office results is below:

  1. The Help: $14.2 million
  2. The Debt: $9.7 million
  3. Apollo 18: $8.7 million
  4. Shark Night 3D: $8.6 million
  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $7.8 million

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While we often focus on what's new in theaters, here's a look at recent movies now on DVD and Blu-Ray, courtesy of our friends at Movie Fanatic.

This week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases:

Prom: A cross-class look at the time-honored H.S. rite of passage that is the late spring dance from two perspectives: Sophomores and seniors. 

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Madea’s Big Happy Family: Tyler Perry's latest contribution to the big screen shows Madea’s kin stretched thin by crime, cancer and secrets.

In a Better World: Powerful winner for Best Foreign Language Picture centers around a doctor at a Sudan refugee camp at at home in Europe.

Skateland: The closing of a roller rink in a small town in Texas in 1983 is the backdrop for a tale of youngsters trying to find their way in life.

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Turns out, Jim Carrey isn't the only one who loves Emma Stone.

For the second consecutive week, The Help earned the top spot at the box office, taking home $14.3 million during a light few days marred by some kind of natural disaster on the east coast.

Elsewhere across Hollywood, Katie Holmes disappointed, while Paul Rudd goofed his way into the top five. A look at the most recent box office results:

  1. The Help: $14.3 million
  2. Colombiana: $10.3 million
  3. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: $8.7 million
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $8.65 million
  5. Our Idiot Brother: $6.6 million