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Check Out 'We Bought A Zoo,' Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Download

April 5th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
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In "We Bought A Zoo," a widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together.

Thed Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir centers on a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.

Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zo...
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Scarlett Johansson Is An Expert At Handling Snakes

March 12th, 2012 1:52pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has become an expert on snakes after growing close to the slithery critters on the set of her movie We Bought A Zoo.

In the film, Matt Damon plays a widower whose new property comes with a zoo, where the animals are looked after by the Lost in Translation star.

The comedy drama required the two Hollywood A-listers to get up close and personal with a range of wild animals - but Johansson is adamant she loved mixing with the exotic creatures and learned a lot about their habits while on set.

She tells You magazine, "We had to recapture an escaping shipment of all kind...
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Matt Damon 'Freaked Out' Filming Scenes With Snakes & Bears In 'We Bought A Zoo'

February 20th, 2012 8:50pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon was "freaked out" filming key scenes in new movie We Bought a Zoo as he was forced to handle snakes and face down a grizzly bear.

The Good Will Hunting star stars as a father running a Californian animal sanctuary in the film, which also features Scarlett Johansson, and he admits he was left terrified by his beastly co-stars.

He tells Live magazine, "Scarlett loved the snakes. I was totally freaked out by them to start, as I'd never picked up a snake before. I had some childish fear of being bitten, but I was assured they weren't poisonous. They were really quite friendly. You ...
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Two Jews' Review 'We Bought A Zoo' And Experience 'Christmas Miracle'

December 21st, 2011 11:00am EST
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise something great will happen'. Ben (Matt Damon) says this terrific line to his teenage son Dylan (Colin Ford). Ben got the line from his older brother Duncan (Thomas Haden Church) and it's just one of the many awesome lines of dialogue in Cameron Crowe's new film 'We Bought a Zoo'.

I absolutely loved this movie.

From the first scene where Ben asks his super adorable 7 year old daughter Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), how he's doing as a dad? She replies, 'Well at least you h...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol' & More

December 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I’m disappointed to report that I didn’t love Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel “A Game of Shadows.” The first half hour is pretty boring, and although the action picks up pretty heavily toward the middle, Ritchie seems to care more about style than substance in the film. He continues to use Sherlock’s own bullet-time type slow-mo combined with crazy forced perspectives of bullets and shells being shot from guns, which admittedly is pretty darn exciting at times.

What the movie lacks though is the same great banter between Watson and Holmes that was present in the first film. Holmes...
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Matt Damon Wore An Ugly Christmas Sweater On 'Today'

December 15th, 2011 1:00pm EST
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Matt Damon wore an ugly christmas sweater while appearing on the "Today" show yesterday.The actor showed off his holiday spirit with a very colorful santa sweater, complete with 3D santa heads on the sleeves.

Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and others on the show also donned ugly sweaters.

Matt was promoting his new film, "We Bought A Zoo." The film centers on a widower who purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together. The movie is based on Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir and also stars Scarlett Johansson.

Damon is the co-founder of Water.org, an organization that ...
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New Celebrity Hairdos: Rihanna, Jessica Biel, And Scarlett Johansson

December 14th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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Celebrity hairstyles go out of fashion quicker than celebrity weddings. Here are some of the new hairdos some of our favorite stars are sporting for the holiday season.

Rihanna seems to have a different hairstyle every month, but we can't argue with her selection for December. The We Found Love singer rocked a natural color (for once) with major body and curls.

Jessica Biel also went dark for winter, showing off this 'do at a charity event. When paired with her black dress, she was definitely working the dark, mysterious female vibe.

Scarlett Johansson went modern for the We Bough...
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Scarlett Johansson Channels The 50's & Grace Kelly At 'We Bought A Zoo' Premiere

December 13th, 2011 8:32am EST
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Scarlett Johansson attended the "We Bought a Zoo" New York City premiere last night wearing a simple black dress with her hair swept back in a style reminiscent of the 1950s. Except for the tiny bit of midriff she revealed, we think Scarlett looks a little bit like Grace Kelly. What do you think?

In the film, a widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together

Scarlett, who recently divorced actor Ryan Reynolds, said work make her marriage difficult. She told Cosmopolitan, "Both of us were extremely busy. We spent so much time apart."

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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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Stuart Brazell and JoJo Wright's 2012 Oscar Nomination Predictions!

December 1st, 2011 4:20pm EST
Stuart Brazell and JoJo Wright
Who will be nominated this year? We preview 2011′s Oscar worthy pictures: “The Iron Lady,” “We Bought A Zoo,” “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close” and “A Dangerous Method.” Check out our video below on our Oscar nomination predictions.

All of these movies are amazing! Who do you think will be nominated? Tweet me @stuartbrazell
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Scarlett Johansson Talks About Her Penchant For Bad Boys & More In Cosmopolitan

November 29th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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Scarlett Johansson is the January 2012 Cosmo Cover Girl. The actress, who split from husband Ryan Reynolds in December 2010, has had an eventful year.

This fall nude photos she sent to her ex were leaked online. The actress was devastated when the saucy shots surfaced, so she asked officers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the leak.

She also made waves for dating much older, and well-known bad boy, Sean Penn. She told Cosmo, "I’m attracted to the quality of being adventurous and perhaps a bit mischievous and also questioning authority and being proactive. If th...
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PETA Urges Cameron Crowe To Add 'Zoo' Warning To Movie Credits

October 21st, 2011 3:09pm EDT
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses have urged moviemaker Cameron Crowe to add a warning to the end of his new Matt Damon film We Bought A Zoo following the recent Ohio wildlife sanctuary drama, which ended with the deaths of escaped lions, tiger and bears.

Terry Thompson unlocked cages on his Zanesville preserve before committing suicide on Tuesday and his exotic animals escaped to the nearby countryside, causing a 24-hour headache for state law officials and wildlife experts. The big-game hunt ended after police officers shot and killed 49 of the animals for fear they wou...
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Monkey Expert Takes Aim At Cameron Crowe

September 6th, 2011 9:52pm EDT
Cameron Crowe
Animal rights activists have taken aim at moviemaker Cameron Crowe for using a live monkey in his new movie We Bought a Zoo.

Leading primatologist Dr. Iqbal Malik has written to the Almost Famous director on behalf of PETA, urging him to rethink using animal actors in future films after he hired Crystal, the capuchin monkey from The Hangover sequel, for his new movie, which stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

Dr. Malik, who has studied monkeys for 30 years from her base in New Delhi, India, points out that monkeys are "like Mickey Rourke" because they "do nothing you tell them to."

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Matt Damon Had Special Music Interests While Filming 'We Bought A Zoo'

August 6th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon's new movie "We Bought A Zoo" was a very musical experience because he insisted director Cameron Crowe play Sigur Ros star Jonsi's soundtrack tunes on the set.

In the film, Damon plays real-life widower Benjamin Mee, who brought a dilapidated zoo back to life in honor of his late wife - and he found the Icelandic star's music, and other tunes Crowe played on the set, helpful for his character building.

Crowe tells WENN, "We played Jonsi's music a lot in the making of the movie, along with some Pearl Jam, too, and Neil Young. Matt Damon is a big fan of all this music, so we lite...
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Sean Penn And Scarlett Johansson Escape To Mexico

March 3rd, 2011 8:19am EST
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Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson appear not to be concerned about what the media makes of their time together after taking off on a day-long vacation to Mexico.

The couple's publicists have denied reports of a romance, but the story refuses to die because they keep being spotted together.

Johansson, who split from husband Ryan Reynolds in December, was photographed resting her foot affectionately on Penn's lap during a lunch date in Los Angeles on Monday, and now the two stars have been spotted holidaying together in Mexico.

According to People.com, the pair left on a private jet from...
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