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Contest Giveaway: 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Poster Signed By Tilda Swinton, Blu-Ray, Novel & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 1:04 PM
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Director Lynne Ramsay made a long-anticipated return to filmmaking, after a nine-year absence, in 2011 with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," and it was worth the wait. A tough but equally rewarding film, the picture starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller tells the tale of a mother's fractured relationship with her son, which grows more distant and hostile before he commits an act of unspeakable horror. The film premiered in-competition at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and went on to earn accolades from critics and a plethora of awards and nominations. And we've got some pretty great prizes for fans of the film.

Watch: Celebrate The Release Of The One Millionth 'Prometheus' Featurette By Taking A Look At The Ship

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 12:44 PM
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Guys, stop everything! Finally, after months of silence, there's finally some footage from Ridley Scott's "Prometheus!" So far, we know almost nothiing about it, but a new featurette has... Wait, what? What do you mean there have been endless trailers, TV spots and featurettes over the last few months? I mean, it's not like they've released almost every frame of the film before it hits theaters or anything, surely? Oh.

Fox Lands U.S. Rights To Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye To Language 3D'; 'Holy Motors,' 'Like Someone In Love,' 'Reality' & More Films Get Picked Up

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 12:20 PM
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Every major film festival ends with films being gobbled up by distributors, and the Cannes Film Festival is no different.

Contest Giveaway: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Prize Pack With Soundtrack, T-Shirt, Canteen, Cooler & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 12:03 PM
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Did you have a chance to get away this Memorial Day weekend? Well, even if you didn't leave the comfort of home, it seems that fans of Wes Anderson, who were living near theaters where "Moonrise Kingdom" started rolling out in limited release, had their own escape at the movies this holiday weekend. The limited release broke the box office, smashing records for per-screen average on its first weekend. Not too bad at all. The tale of two young kids who fall in love and hit the road has been gaining steam since opening the Cannes Film Festival a couple of weeks ago, and for two of our lucky readers, we've got a great prize pack that captures the spirit of the film and will get you ready for a summer getaway.

The Playlist's Complete Coverage Of The 2012 Cannes Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 12:00 PM
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Cannes is done for another year. Exhausted filmmakers, writers and sales types have pretty much emptied out of the South of France, Michael Haneke has his second Palme D'Or in four years, and some of the most anticipated films of the year have been unveiled. The lineup had been incredibly eagerly anticipated, but the festival didn't quite live up to expectations: some nay-sayers early on started to complain about it being the worst competition roster ever -- perhaps swung by the unusual level of rain -- but generally, opinion was that it wasn't a hall-of-famer, but the acclaimed likes of Haneke's "Amour" and Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" -- the two critical faves of the festival -- meant that there was plenty of food for the eyes, ears, mind and heart.

First Pic Of Kevin Spacey In David Fincher's 'House Of Cards'; Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side' & Many More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 11:40 AM
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Hope you rested your eyeballs over Memorial Day weekend, because a whole batch of new images have arrived giving you a peek at what's hitting the big and small screen in the next little while.

Jude Law Sought To Play Douglas Fairbanks In Mary Pickford Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 11:20 AM
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Quite often, the Oscar-winning success of a film will lead to studios jumping over themselves to greenlight anything they have in the works that might be vaguely similar. "Slumdog Millionaire," for instance, led to development on a number of India-set projects, including the current sleeper hit "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." "The King's Speech," meanwhile, has led to royal-related projects, from "W.E." and "Hyde Park On Hudson" to "Girls' Night Out" becoming quite the hot property.

Cannes: Kristen Stewart & Garrett Hedlund Talk Making Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 10:58 AM
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If any film at Cannes this year faced the most fevered anticipation, it was Walter Salles' "On The Road." Not just because the project had been over thirty years in the making, and was based on a beloved, groundbreaking novel, but also because it features an exciting young cast lead by "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, "Tron: Legacy" lead Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley from "Control," with a strong supporting roster including Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Terrence Howard, and more.

Casting: Judy Greer Joins 'Carrie' Remake; 'Twelve Years A Slave' Adds SNL's Taran Killam & William Sadler Boards 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 29, 2012 10:42 AM
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"Arrested Development" scene-stealer Judy Greer is adding another string to her bow, joining Kimberley Peirce's remake of Brian De Palma horror classic "Carrie." The actress will take on the role known simply as "The Gym Teacher," which we're presuming is the role of Miss Collins in the original, the empathetic teacher who looks out for Carrie and has an instrumental part in the film's climax at the prom.

Watch: 2 Clips From Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz' Starring Seth Rogen & Michelle Williams

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 29, 2012 10:17 AM
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Did you know that Michael Haneke originally turned his back on Palme d'Or-winning "Amour" because he had seen an unnamed Canadian film that treads the same ground? At the time, we came up with two possibilities for the work being referenced: Denys Arcand's "The Barbarian Invasions" or Sarah Polley's "Away From Her," but with Cannes now over, we're convinced as ever that the film in question is Polley's directorial debut.

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