The Big Year

(2011)

Three disparate men, each facing unique personal challenges, try to outdo each other in the ultimate bird-watching competition in 1998 -- the year El Nino brought an unprecedented number of species to North America. Their quest takes them on an unforgettable trek throughout North America.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Big Year’ Blu-ray Clip

We have an exclusive clip from The Big Year, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD January 31. Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson star as three bird-watching enthusiasts who travel across North America in search of rare birds. Take a look at this new clip below where they discover a bizarre mating ritual between bald eagles.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis. In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!

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‘The Big Year’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut January 31st

Let the fowl play begin! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the story of a competitive trio who quickly turn a simple quest into the ultimate competition when The Big Year spreads its wings on Blu-ray and DVD January 31.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis. In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!

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EXCLUSIVE: Cindy Busby Talks ‘The Big Year’

Actress Cindy Busby discusses The Big Year, working alongside Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson, director David Frankel, and more.

Canadian actress Cindy Busby is well-known to audiences in her home country from playing Ashley Stanton in the TV series Heartland. The blonde beauty is poised for success in America with her role in The Big Year, which hits theaters on October 14 and stars Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. I recently had a chance to speak with Cindy Busby over the phone to discuss her role in The Big Year. Here's what she had to say.

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‘The Big Year’ Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for their upcoming comedy The Big Year, which will debut in theaters nationwide on October 14. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse at this bird-watching comedy starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. You can also take a look at the first poster for The Big Year below the trailer.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are at a crossroads -- one is experiencing a mid-life crisis, another a late-life crisis, and the third, a far from ordinary no-life crisis. From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures.

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‘Caesar: Rise of the Apes’ Moves to Thanksgiving Weekend

20th Century Fox shuffled a few release dates today, the most notable being the sci-fi prequel Caesar: Rise of the Apes, which was moved from a June 24 release to Thanksgiving weekend, opening on November 23. The studio feels that the sci-fi project, which stars James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis, will play well throughout the holiday season.

Fox also moved its Jim Carrey comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins from an August 12 release to June 17. The studio also set a release date of October 14 for The Big Year, which stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cindy Busby Talks ‘The Big Year’

If you don't know who Cindy Busby is yet, you soon will. The actress has starred on the popular Canadian TV show Heartland for four seasons now and the series just recently began airing its first season here in the US. Busby also has an impressive film resume including Picture This with Ashley Tisdale, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The actress will soon be seen in the upcoming comedy The Big Year, which opens in 2011 and also stars comedy legend Steve Martin, Oscar winners Anjelica Huston and Dianne Wiest, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. In addition, she will also soon be starring in the Syfy movie Behemoth, which will air early next year. We recently had a chance to speak with Cindy about her career, how she got started, her TV series, working with Steve Martin, her new Syfy movie and her goal to be in Ben Affleck's next film. Here is what she had to say.

To begin with, tell us how did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

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Rashida Jones, Angelica Huston and Jim Parsons Join ‘The Big Year’

The director of Marley & Me's next film project has rounded out its cast. Variety is reporting that Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Jim Parsons have all joined the cast of The Big Year.

Filming began today on the film, which David Frankel is directing from a script by Howard Franklin. Also joining the cast are Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson and Tim Blake Nelson, with Kevin Pollak and Joel McHale in talks for roles in the film as well. They all join a cast that already included Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

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