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NYGossipGirl.com Contest: New Year’s Eve Giveaway – CLOSED

To celebrate Warner Home Entertainment Group’s release of its new film New Year’s Eve, NYGossipGirl.com is giving away one copy of the film!

New Year’s Eve, which is directed and produced by Garry Marshall features an all-star ensemble cast including Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.

New Year’s Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

New Year’s Eve will be available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and for download on May 1.

To celebrate the release of the film, NYGossipGirl.com is giving one lucky winner an a copy!

To win, tell us which of the below is your favorite New York movie:

Taxi Drives                           Breakfast at Tiffanys              Moonstruck

Dog Day Afternoon                West Side Story                    Working Girl

Godfather                             Goodfellas                              When Harry Met Sally

Wall Street                           Miracle on 34th street            Sex in the City

Saturday Night Fever            Coming To America                Ghostbusters

One lucky winner will be selected on May 2. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

Edited: April 25th, 2012

Blu-ray/DVD Review: War Horse

Many believe that War Horse is simply a story about a boy and his horse – however it is so much more than that.

Director Steven Spielberg brings Michael Morpurgo’s book to the big-screen in a World War 1 drama that tugs at the heart in many ways.

The film tells the story of Joey, the horse and his young trainer Albert (Jeremy Irvine).

Albert raises, trains and puts all his effort into Joey, however, when a storm damages his family’s crops, Albert’s father is forced to sell Joey to a cavalry officer (Tom Hiddleston) who is set out to fight in World War 1.

The film follows Joey as he switches owners, as well as sides, during the war.

Later on, Albert – who now is of age – enlists and hopes to find his beloved horse.

War Horse is not Spielberg’s best, but the director does capture the love between a young boy and his horse and the tragedy and adventure that follows after.

FYI, check out some War Horse facts after the jump!

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Edited: April 24th, 2012

First Look: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

Check out a completely unrecognizable Anthony Hopkins, who has transformed into the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock for Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film Hitchcock.

Principal photography has begun for the biographical drama, which will be directed by Sacha Gervasi.

The film was formerly titled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

As you can see, Hopkins bares a striking resemblance to Hitchcock and the make-up has clearly been done very well.

Hitchcock centers around the love story between Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville, who will be played by Helen Mirren. The film also takes place during the troublesome production of the horror classic Psycho.

The stellar cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg and Kurtwood Smith.

Edited: April 19th, 2012

Marley Opens April 20!

Last week, NYGossipGirl had the pleasure of attending an intimate event that celebrated Bob Marley’s legacy.

Not only did we preview a sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Bob Marley documentary, Marley, but we also chatted with his daughter Cedella Marley via Skype.

Marley was made with the support of the Marley family and features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people who knew him best.

Marley is directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland).

Marley will be released in select theaters and On Demand (including the Facebook page) April 20th!

During the event, Cedella spoke about her father, as well as her new clothing line.

Cedella teamed up with Puma to create the uniforms for the Jamaican 2012 Olympic team. Additionally, her collection is also sold at Zion’s Rootswear.

“When Puma first contacted me to do this, I just had to think about Jamaicans and speed and just the music, the rebel, 1970s. I wanted to bring different elements of design into it, drawing some inspiration from Africa, but still sticking of our Jamaican roots and I think we pulled that off,” Cedella said.

Check out the trailer for Marley and view pictures from Cedella’s clothing collection after the jump!

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Edited: April 19th, 2012

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Expecting First Child Together

True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child together this fall.

The actress’s rep confirmed the news today.

The pair met on the set of their hit HBO show and have been married since August 2010.

Additionally, Moyer has two children from a previous relationship.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Edited: April 17th, 2012

DVD Review: The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep is a chameleon. She is able to transform herself into anyone.

In The Iron Lady she portrays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and although the script heavily focuses on her dementia and recurring hallucinations, Streep is fascinating to watch in every scene.

The film begins with Thatcher having a conversation with her husband Denis (Jim Broadbent) – she had just come back from the store after buying some milk.

However, we soon realize that Denis is not there. He has been dead for several years and this is just another hallucination that Margaret has.

In addition to focusing on flashbacks with her late husband, The Iron Lady also shows how Thatcher came to be a powerful figure in the political scene.

The film has flashbacks of a young Margaret (Alexandra Roach) who although was a grocer’s daughter, realized earlier on that life was about consequences.

And that’s who Thatcher was. She knew that she wanted to make a change and that meant many sacrifices, such as leaving her children at home when she had to be at work all day.

The Iron Lady portrays the mighty prime minister who led Britain for 11 years, however, we do not see as much of it as we would like.

It is Streep who steals the show and brings the script to life.

Edited: April 16th, 2012

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake to Star in Runner Runner

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake are in negotiations to star in Runner Runner, a film set in the world of offshore online gaming and centers around the deteriorating relationship between a business founder and his protege.

Brad Furman (Lincoln Lawyer) will direct the film.

Runner Runner will start production  this June

Timberlake can be seen up next in Inside Llewyn Davis, a film directed by the Coen brothers that also stars Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman.

Edited: April 16th, 2012

DVD Review: Jane by Design: Volume 1

Over the past couple of years ABC Family has stepped up its game with their shows, and Jane By Design is no exception.

The show is a witty, entertaining and something to look forward to week after week.

Jane By Design follows 16-year-old Jane (Erica Dasher), who finds herself working for a high-powered executive Grey Chandler Murray (Andie McDowell) at a hip fashion house after she is mistaken for an adult.

For fashionistas, the show is perfect, as it gives a look behind the scenes on what happens in the fashion world.

But what’s really enticing about Jane By Design is watching Jane juggle two worlds – her high school life and her big city fashion life.

Lets also not forget about Jane’s friendship with Billy (Nick Roux), who knows about her secret and always has her back no matter what.

What’s great about Jane By Design is how the show really brings out its characters – Jane’s ongoing perkiness no matter the situation, Grey’s Devil Wear’s Prada behavior and Billy’s wittiness.

With clever writing and the ongoing curiosity of what’s going to happen next, Season 2 can’t come fast enough.

Edited: April 14th, 2012

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Engaged

It’s official! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in fact engaged.

“Yes, it’s confirmed,” Pitt’s manager Cynthia Pett-Dante confirmed. “It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.”

Pitt helped design Jolie’s ring with the help of jeweler Robert Procop.

The pair have been together since 2005 and have six children together: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5 and twins Knox and Viv, 3.

According to an earlier interview with CBS News, Pitt said that he and Jolie were “getting a lot of pressure from the kids.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Edited: April 13th, 2012

First Look: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Serena

Check out the first image from the upcoming thriller Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

Serena is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Ron Rash novel.

The film follows George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), a 1930s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

What do you think of the plot? Something you would watch?

Edited: April 12th, 2012

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