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Casting Killers: Casey Affleck as Boston Strangler, Gerard Butler in 'Point Break'

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Editor's Note: Casey Affleck and Gerard Butler's next moves, the Hemingway hamburger, and more in our pre-weekend look at the internet's goings-on.

Casey Affleck's killer instincts in "The Assassination of Jesse James" must have impressed director Mark Romanek -- the actor has been hired to star in "The Boston Strangler," inspired by the real life murders attributed to Rober DeSalvo. Meanwhile, Gerard Butler will have some mighty big shoes to fill in the remake of "Point Break." The original film (and Patrick Swayze performance) are so beloved by fans that a stage version called "Point Break Live" has been sweeping the country for several years.

Speaking of living dangerously, you haven't lived until you try Ernest Hemingway's almost stereotypically robust hamburger recipe. It sounds like a full three-course meal in a single sandwich, perfect food for those leisurely, shark-infested fishing trips.

Alamo Drafthouse cinemas are famous for their silence policy during movies. Their recent promo features a rare guest appearance by Susan Bennett -- the voice behind Apple's "Siri" -- who has a lot to say about texting while screening. (Don't make her go all Hal 3000 on you.)

"The Simpsons" may be in the middle of its twenty-fifth season, but the show still has a trick or two to play on us. A new clip shows the animators' tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki (who it seems isn't really retiring after all). The pastiche of references to "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle" will put you in the mood for an all-cartoon diet -- just in time for the weekend! Watch below.