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As You Assumed 'The Avengers' Is Confirmed For 3D & Mystery Disney Movie Now Titled 'Frozen 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 3:47 PM
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You may have forgotten, but Marvel was always planning on taking a couple more dollars out of your Iron Man wallet by converting "The Avengers" to 3D. Today that plan seems even more official, as "The Avengers" shall forth be known as "The Avengers 3D." The movie is already looking busy with Thor, Tony Stark, Hawkeye, Captain America, Loki, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner, Phil Coulson and Nick Fury all running around doing stuff, so we're not we need this thing in some hastily coverted 3D to further fry our eyeballs, but to quote David Fincher, to each his own.

The Playlist's Man Of The Year 2011: Michael Fassbender

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 3:12 PM
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A couple of days ago, as part of our year-end coverage, we named Jessica Chastain as our Woman of the Year, and it was an easy decision to make; no one's been as omnipresent, or given as many different, and excellent, turns, as Chastain did. But our man of the year was slightly more difficult. Should it be Matt Damon, who cropped up in five major releases, including Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion?" Hmm... no. Damon's "Happy Feet Two" shrimp partner Brad Pitt, who fought to get both "The Tree of Life" and "Moneyball" made, to tremendous results? No. Ryan Gosling, who embraced stardom at long last with a trio of performances in "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March?" George Clooney, who directed the latter and starred in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants?" No.

Watch: Reporter Gets Fried In Viral Clip For Alien Invasion Flick 'The Darkest Hour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 2:40 PM
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Oh hey, remember "The Darkest Hour"? It's the other movie that's opening this weekend, but Summit seem to have a stinker on their hands as it's not screening for critics and the cast don't seem to be doing any interviews for it at all. Sounds great! But the marketing department has to earn their paycheck, so here's a viral clip for the movie that's fairly intriguing, but can't help shake the stink off the movie.

Watch: Trailer For 'The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye' The Fascinating True Story Of Psychic TV Founder Genesis P-Orridge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:53 PM
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Love can devour, enrapture, overtake and consume you, and while those are usually sentiments left to emotional descriptions of a relationship, the forthcoming documentary "The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye" finds the passion between a couple going to bizarre and oddly touching physical realms.

Rewind Reviews: 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'Extremely Loud' & 'Pina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:10 PM
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We know it's a busy time of year, with a plethora of movie choices crowding up the multiplex, and even more coming in the next few days. We thought we'd make it easier to read and find a few reviews of films that come out this week that we ran recently, to refresh your memory and maybe point you in the right direction as you head out to the movies this weekend.

Watch: 2 Clips From 'The Artist' Duo Jean Dujardin & Michel Hazanavicius' Sex Comedy 'The Players'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:07 PM
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So much for the classiness of a bygone era. "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin and director Michel Hazanavicus are back together next year in the omnibus sex-com "The Players" (or "Les infidèles") and just as their silent movie was of a certain time and place, so too is this film.

Jay Baruchel Goes Punk In Can-Rock Flick 'The Rebel Kind'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 12:30 PM
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Known as the place of free healthcare, politeness and saying "about" weird, you wouldn't initially think of Canada as a hotbed of punk rock, but for those of you dialed in, you already know the nation has laid claim to many legendary acts over the years (Nomeansno, D.O.A., Asexuals, The Diodes, SNFU, Subhumans etc.) and now Jay Baruchel, of all people, is going to help tell the story.

Chasing Daniel Day-Lewis: Spielberg Asked Him To Play 'Lincoln' Seven Years Ago & The Actor Initially Turned Him Down

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 12:14 PM
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While younger actors (like Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender for example) crowd up their schedules with work early on in their career to gain exposure and experience, it'll be interesting to see if any follow the eventual path taken by Daniel Day-Lewis. The acclaimed actor was certainly busier in the early stages of his career but by the mid-90s the gaps between his films started to stretch out and now, DDL is equally known for the dedication to his work and the lengthy breaks he takes between pictures. Right now, the actor is suiting up as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long gestating "Lincoln." And while Liam Neeson was long attached to the part (and eventually grew too old to play the part), it seems Spielberg got the man he wanted all along.

David Fincher Talks His Approach For The Opening Credit Sequence For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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It feels like only yesterday we were talking about the back-and-forths on casting, but at long last, David Fincher's take on best-selling Swedish crime novel "The GIrl With The Dragon Tattoo," the first of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, is in theaters.

Trailer: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Looks Like An Intense, Worthy Successor To 'Alien'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 22, 2011 11:33 AM
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Yep, another highly anticipated 2012 trailer has finally arrived.

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