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Tom Sturridge Gets His Own 'On The Road' Poster We've All Been Waiting For

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 1:11 PM
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After dropping a Viggo Mortensen character one sheet last week, the marketing team behind Walter Salles' "On The Road" have taken a curious left turn. Instead of zeroing in some of the more well known young names like Garrett Hedlund or Kristen Stewart, they've instead foisted the latest poster honor to...Tom Sturridge. Who?

Videodrome: The Best Of Recent Music Videos, Including Chairlift, Lana Del Ray, Grimes, Spiritualized & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 1:03 PM
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Once upon a time, when The Playlist was a fledgling blog, we had a semi-regular column called Videodrome, which looked at the world of music videos. While we focus mostly on movies, we've always maintained an interest in the places where they cross over with music, and the promo world has provided us with directors from Spike Jonze and David Fincher to Michael Bay and Francis Lawrence, as well as occasionally featured big name stars.

Jennifer Lawrence Crosses The Cheapie Horror Movie Off Her List In First Pic From 'The House At The End Of The Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 12:49 PM
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There seems to be an unwritten rule in Hollywood that a young actress will need to knock off a horror movie early in her career. Elizabeth Olsen did it earlier this month with "Silent House," and through years people as varied as Jessica Biel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") to Rooney Mara ("A Nightmare On Elm Street") have crossed this kind of movie off their lists. on the brink of stardom this weekend with "The Hunger Games," a horror flick from Jennifer Lawrence's past is coming back to haunt her.

Watch: Truth Or Dare Game Interrupted By The Wind In New 'Cabin In The Woods' Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 12:25 PM
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It was a relatively quiet SXSW this year, but one film that had everyone in Austin talking was Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "Cabin In The Woods." While the title and premise might suggest a horror movie we've all seen before, by most accounts, the film cleverly and entertainingly subverts all conventions of the genre in a film that we said in our review is "the most fun we've had in theaters in a long while."

15 Young Adult Fiction Properties That Could Be The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 11:56 AM
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Today sees the release of "The Hunger Games," the much anticipated adaptation of the popular young adult novel series about a future in which children are forced to compete in a fight to the death for the entertainment of the overclass, and to help their district fight off starvation. The books have been bestsellers, and Lionsgate have pegged the film to be their own answer to another hugely popular teen-skewing franchise, vampire romances "Twilight." And it looks as if the gamble has paid off, with most prognosticators pegging the film to open well over $100 million in the U.S. this weekend.

'Friday the 13th' Remake Scribes Cash In On Success With Untitled Horror Project At Paramount

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 23, 2012 11:39 AM
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Taking impressive box office receipts ($91 million worldwide take on a $19 mil. budget) over the scathing reviews, Paramount has given the screenwriting team of the 2009 “Friday The 13th” reboot, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, development deals for an as-yet-untitled horror project at their studio.

Rejoice Or Remorse: Todd Phillips Says 'The Hangover 3' To Be Last Entry In Franchise

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 23, 2012 11:25 AM
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In terms of agreed-upon proofs, it was traditionally known that the Earth is round, Samuel L. Jackson will never age, and a new “The Hangover” film will always be in development. Those first two remain true, but director Todd Phillips has just confirmed that the series' third installment will be the last.

Watch: 2 Clips From 'Wrath Of The Titans' Featuring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson & Ralph Fiennes

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 23, 2012 10:58 AM
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Is it just us, or has the pre-release marketing of the upcoming “Clash of the Titans” sequel “Wrath of the Titans” been significantly less than when the preceding film debuted around this time two years ago? Other than billboards in posters littering many major cities, we only got our first look back in December, with a couple of sloppy trailers and boring images since.

Netflix Eyes 'The River'; Logo Preps 24 Hour 'Showgirls' Marathon & Hugh Dancy Joins 'Hannibal'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 23, 2012 10:44 AM
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As we head into the weekend, a few puzzling television tidbits have popped up on our radar.
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Watch: Unreleased Documentary 'The Sweatbox' About The Troubled Production Of Disney's 'The Emperor's New Groove'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 10:21 AM
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Though they end up on screen as cheery, bright eyed films for the whole family to enjoy, the truth is that behind the scenes, bringing an animated film to life is an arduous, exhausting journey. Freed from the constraints and demands of live action filmmaking in which you have a set script and a short window of time to make it happen, animation studios will routinely spend months and years developing, tweaking, editing and refining a project before voicework and production begins. But few films faced when Disney went through on 2000's "The Emperor's New Groove."

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