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New Pics Of Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox & Anna Faris In 'The Dictator'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:44 AM
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Believe it or not, The Playlist likes nothing more than a dumb, hilarious movie. And Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the best at delivering big laughs from big broad characters, while also having some smarts riding beneath the surface. And while it didn't make our top ten list of summer blockbusters we're looking forward to, there was certainly some debate around the water cooler as a few us are definitely on board for Cohen's next, "The Dictator."

Daniel Radcliffe Circling Brit TV Miniseries, Will Play Younger Version Of Jon Hamm

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:38 AM
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Don Draper and Harry Potter as the older and younger versions of each other? If these reports pan out that could very well be the case.

New Pics Of Matthew McConaughey & 'Tree Of Life' Star Tye Sheridan In Jeff Nichols' 'Mud'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:24 AM
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While bigger pics like "Lawless," "On The Road," "Cosmopolis" and "Killing Them Softly" dominated the buzz when the Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced a couple of weeks back, one film that we're eagerly awaiting that's also playing In Competition is "Mud," the third feature film from Jeff Nichols.

Tribeca Review: 'Queen: Days Of Our Lives' Is A Good Overview Of The Classic Band's Career

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 2, 2012 9:57 AM
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Compared to other mega-selling bands like say, The Beatles, the story behind Queen is not quite as widely known. Formed in London in the early ‘70s, the band was responsible for a slew of hits over the two decades or so, traversing genres from rock to opera to disco sometimes within the same song, before singer Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in the early ‘90s. Told through archival footage and interviews with two of the band’s principal members guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor (bassist John Deacon has quietly refused to participate in any of the band’s recent activities since retiring a few years ago), “Queen: Days Of Our Lives” is a compelling overview of the classic band’s career. The group originally formed during college as an outfit called Smile before Mercury joined up and renamed the band which would eventually go on to record a slew of massive hits including “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure” among many others.

Sharlto Copley Will Lead 'Apollo 18' Helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's 'Open Grave'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:42 AM
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Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" and "Elysium," Joe Carnahan's "The A-Team," the sci-fi epic "Europa" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. South African thesp Sharlto Copley -- who has or will feature in all those mentioned projects -- hasn't exactly done small scope features has he?

Abigail Spencer To Climb 'Kilimanjaro' With Brian Geraghty; Steve Coogan Lends His Voice For 'Despicable Me 2'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:25 AM
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It seems we hear more about rising talent Abigail Spencer than we actually see of her onscreen but, as fans of "Mad Men" may attest to, she's certainly someone to keep an eye out for. In the near future, the actress will feature in Curtis Hanson's surfing drama "Of Men And Mavericks," appear in the upcoming 'Oz The Great And Powerful," and will star in and co-produce (with James Franco) the drama "Wrong Number."

Harvey Keitel Takes A Holiday, Joins Australia Set Lifetime Movie 'Fatal Honeymoon'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 8:59 AM
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Yes, Harvey Keitel is starring in a Lifetime movie -- that's what we've come to. Although, in this case, we don't blame him for taking a trip to enjoy the warm weather of the Gold Coast, Australia.

Riley Keough To Lead Jim Mickle's Remake Of Mexican Cannibalism Horror Pic 'We Are What We Are'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 8:40 AM
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Other than when the supernatural is involved, cannibalism isn't a subject regularly explored on screen but it was the basis for the story behind Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's acclaimed 2010 Cannes entry "Somo Lo Que Hay" (translated as "We Are What We Are"). The film has been in line for an American remake by Jim Mickle (the vampiric "Stake Land") since February but looks to be coming together quickly now that sought-after actress Riley Keough ("Magic Mike," "Jack & Diane") has joined the project, headlining a newly announced cast.

Dustin O'Halloran Reunites With 'Like Crazy' Director Drake Doremus To Score His Latest Film

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 2, 2012 8:23 AM
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Musician and composer Dustin O'Halloran has been moving slowly into film scoring in the past few years after popping up on the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" in 2006. Since then, O'Halloran has scored films like 2009's "An American Affair" and last year's "Like Crazy," which became one of our favorite scores of the year. Therefore, it is our great delight to discover that O'Halloran will score the next film for "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus as well.

Amanda Seyfried Unveils Her '70s Look In New 'Lovelace' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2012 7:40 PM
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While there has been more than a few movies about the porn industry, there's really only "Boogie Nights" and then everything else, but "Howl" directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman hope to change that with "Lovelace." A biopic of the infamous porn star, the subject has already spawned a compelling docmentary ("Inside Deep Throat") and their starry production aims to tell the salacious tale of the woman who became famous for a very particular skill.

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