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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar thinks she's too old to star in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

The 36-year-old actress, who played teen heroine Buffy Summers in the sci-fi TV series between 1997 and 2003, doesn't foresee her classic TV show spawning a movie spin-off like Veronica Mars as she worries she wouldn't be able to pull off the daring martial arts stunts now she's older.

"I'm a little old now. I feel like Buffy would have a wooden stake walker. I'm not quite sure how that would work," she said.

The Crazy Ones star also admits she has her reservations about a big-screen adaptation of the series as Buffy originally started out as a critically panned, camp 1992 horror movie starring Kristy Swanson. Buffy was [already] a movie. See, I think people forget that. Buffy was a movie first, and I don't know if you guys know this, but it didn't really work! I see you laughing at me over there, but it kind of didn't work. We spent our whole first year or two apologizing for the movie. So, I think it would be an incredibly different pressure," she explained.


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Kristen BellKristen Bell had "jitters" on the first day of shooting the Veronica Mars movie.

The 33-year-old actress admitted she was nervous about reprising her role as the titular character in the big screen adaptation of the now defunct TV series. Speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the movie, she said, "It was a lot of excitement and a lot of unknown jitters."

Kristen also revealed her co-star Jason Dohring, who plays her love interest Logan Echolls, was equally nervous: "We kept staring at each other, like 'are we really here? Is this the Twilight Zone?"

Meanwhile, Enrico Colantoni insisted he found it easy to step back into the role of Keith Mars - Veronica's father - because he has a close relationship with Kristen, who recently gave birth to her first child with fiance Dax Shepard. "Kristen and I hang out at hockey games together. It's easy to look at her and have this paternal thing for her. Now, she's a mama. We have more to talk about," he said.


Kristen Bell as Veronica MarsVeronica Mars may have been cancelled six years ago, but fans are still just as ardent as ever to see a continuation of the UPN/CW series.

Series creator Rob Thomas took to the popular online fundraising site Kickstarter to generate interest and funds in seeing a big screen sequel to the show, which starred Kristen Bell as the title character.

"A two million dollar fundraising total probably means cross words are exchanged at the class reunion. Three million? We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows... For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea," Thomas wrote on the project's Kickstarter page.

Miraculously, fans pulled through, raising over $2.8 million in less than 12 hours.

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Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Dirt Season 2 DVD

  • According to Jim (Season 2)
  • Dirt (Season 2)
  • Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon (Story 61)
  • Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora (Story 86)
  • Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon (Story 73) (Story 73)
  • Dragon Ball (Season 4)
  • The Facts of Life (Season 4)
  • Fallen (TV Movie)
  • Fallen: The Beginning
  • Fallen: The Destiny
  • Hamlet (BBC movie)
  • The Honeymooners: Second Honeymoon (TV Special)
  • The Honeymooners: Valentine Special (TV Special)

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2010 Winter OlympicsHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Alias Smith and Jones (Seasons 2 & 3)
  • Dallas (Season 13)
  • Emergency! (Season 6)
  • Faces of America (PBS Series)
  • Haunted (Complete Series)
  • The Lovers & Friends Show (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Official Inaugural Celebration
  • Tom and Jerry Tales (Season 1)
  • When They Cry (Complete Box Set)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Description-Eva Longoria says she’s “really confused” about the lawsuit Nicollette Sheridan filed against Marc Cherry. She doesn’t think the Desperate Housewives creator could even “harm a fly.”

-Veronica Mars fans should not give up hope on a possible big screen movie. “It’s not dead,” creator Rob Thomas claims. “We’re still looking into it.”

-The censors working for Jay Leno should keep a close eye on their guests before they walk out on stage. Last night, guitarist Slash secretly sported a Team Coco button during his Tonight Show appearance.

-Christopher Meloni is now backing off reports that he may leave Law & Order: SVU. Can we say contract negotiations?


Weeds Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 21 Jump Street (Season 1)
  • Cranford: Return to Cranford
  • Dallas (Season 12)
  • Damages (Season 2)
  • Defying Gravity (Season 1)
  • Durham County (Season 1)
  • Fraggle Rock (The Animated Series) (Complete Series)
  • The Game (Season 2)
  • Girlfriends (Final Season)
  • Hunter (Season 1)
  • Instant Star (Season 3)

Click to continue reading TV on DVD: January 19, 2010

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Wings Final Season DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Exosquad (Season 1)
  • Intelligence (Season 2)
  • Knots Landing (Season 2)
  • Malcolm & Eddie (Season 1)
  • Skins (Volume 2)
  • Wings (Final Season)

Click here to see the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Buffy the Vampire SlayerIf you’ve found yourself without a plan on this Labor Day Weekend, there’s a new way to keep yourself busy online.

Earlier this week, viewers of the old WB were given a free way to watch some of their now-cancelled shows. At TheWB.com, fans can access programs just like they would on any other network-sponsored site. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Angel, Everwood, Roswell, One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls are amongst the selections offered.

Meanwhile, other shows that didn’t originate on the WB (but were produced by Warner Bros.) are also included on the site. That list is comprised of such titles as , The O.C., Veronica Mars, Babylon 5 and Firefly.

Although the number of episodes are currently limited, fresh hours will be posted weekly.

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GirlfriendsWhile ABC and NBC have been heavily promoting their new female-filled programs, is saying “Been there, done that.”

After 8 years on the UPN/CW networks, is getting the boot.

Although the show was not expected to be renewed this fall, the series was also not granted any post-strike episodes.  In other words, what you’ve seen is what you’re gonna get.  The network simply chose (understandably) to focus its financial resources on those programs making a comeback.

While nothing definitive has been planned, Girlfriends’ executive producer hopes to create some type of proper goodbye for the long-running comedy.  You’d think that after 172 episodes, that would be the least The CW could do.

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