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'Bel Ami' Starring Robert Pattinson Will Hit Theaters On June 8th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 6:16 PM
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For RPatz fans, the wait has been unbearable. First going in front of cameras in February 2010, they waited patiently for "Bel Ami," hoping it would turn up on the festival circuit in 2011, but alas, it was not to be. Finally, it premiered at the Berlin Film Fetival in February to mostly lukewarm reviews (including one from us), before quickly scurrying into theaters last weekend in the U.K. But a stateside relese date still remained up in the air. Well, tonight RPatz fans will rest easily in the knowledge that Edward himself will be coming to theaters -- and even better, into their homes -- very soon.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Has New Footage, Zero Laughs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 5:56 PM
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Is this the year that directorial passion projects get kicked in the junk? Andrew Stanton is already feeling the heat after his dream project "John Carter" opened to both dismal reviews and box office, and next month, another long in the works pet project will arrive on screens, and it too has dreadful pre-release buzz. Possibly even worse than "John Carter."

Audrey Tautou Talks French Language Romantic Comedy 'Delicacy,' & Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 12, 2012 5:30 PM
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Audrey Tautou's latest film, "La Délicatesse" -- or "Delicacy" -- encompasses several genres at once. The first part of the film feels like a storybook romance, as we follow her character Nathalie and her first love Francois (Pio Marmaï) as they meet, fall for each other, and get married -- everything is perfect, [spoiler alert] until the day he has an unexpected accident and dies. Then the film transforms into a study of grief and mourning, as Nathalie buries herself in her work and avoids most of the people in her life. But when she abruptly kisses her co-worker Markus (François Damiens), the film changes once again, now becoming a comedy.

Scott Rudin & Sony To Remake SXSW Chess Documentary 'Brooklyn Castle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 5:06 PM
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It seems producer Scott Rudin has had a thing for documentaries lately. Back in January at Sundance, the acclaimed, Oscar winning producer picked up the remake rights to the buzzed about video game documentary "Indie Game: The Movie," and now at SXSW, he's swooped in on another doc hoping to turn it into a big screen story.

Exclusive: Ed Helms Debunks ‘Vacation’ Reboot Rumors, Says ‘Hangover 3’ Is "Not There Yet"

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • March 12, 2012 4:19 PM
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The Playlist recently caught up with Ed Helms while the actor was out promoting his dramedy “Jeff Who Lives at Home” for the Duplass Brothers. In the film, Helms plays Pat, who is going through a mid-life crisis (Helms) and believes his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. He teams up with his brother Jeff (Jason Segel) to spy on his wife, a journey unfolds with all sorts of unintended consequences. It's another fine comic outing from Helms, and we’ll have more from the actor discussing the Duplass project later this week. For now, we hit up Helms on some upcoming project news including the recent rumors that he would be stepping into the shoes of Clark W. Griswold for a “Vacation” reboot and plot details of “The Hangover Part 3.”

Watch: Tony Kaye Discusses 'Detachment,' Working With New York School Actor Adrien Brody & Tells A Bizarre Fish Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 3:59 PM
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From racism ("American History X") to abortion ("Lake Of Fire") to post-Katrina New Orleans (the legally ensnared "Black Water Transit"), Tony Kaye has never shied away from tough subject matter. But his latest film finds him stepping into the most dangerous territory he's navigated yet: the classroom.

Review: 'The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy' Is A Remnant Of A More Colorful Time In Indie Filmmaking

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 12, 2012 3:12 PM
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The rise of technology and newer entertainment formats has left behind a number of movies, some of which never graduated to VHS, DVD or even cable. One of those "forgotten" movies has recently hit DVD and Blu-Ray from the fine folks at Kino Lorber, the micro-indie "The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy". Of course, this particular film benefitted from having a stellar cast, most of whom are regularly working today, which has helped the picture rise above the number of undistributed films during the indie boom era. Of course, once you finish the film, you'll wonder exactly how so much talent got together to amount to so little.

SXSW '12 Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks His 'Oliver!' Sized Kinks Musical & Rowdy 'God Bless America'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 2:35 PM
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Bobcat Goldthwait has always walked the road of comedy right on the edge. From this early days as a member of the "Police Academy" ensemble, but his current work as a filmmaker which has seen him bring deliriously dark, demented and funny works like "Shakes The Clown" "World's Greatest Dad" and "God Bless America" (recently unspooling at SXSW) to the big screen. But his passion project may surprise you -- it's a musical based on the The Kinks album Schoolboys In Disgrace and it has been a project he has been developing for a while. The last we heard about it was nearly a year ago when it was reported that Jack White would be helping to re-record the music, with Warp Films throwing their weight behind the project as producers. But The Playlist member Aaron Hillis caught up with Goldthwait in Austin and he revealed a bit more about what we might expect.

Anatomy Of A Flop: 10 Things That Went Wrong With Disney & Andrew Stanton's 'John Carter'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 1:48 PM
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The first mega-tentpole of the year arrived on Friday, with the release of Disney's "John Carter," the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi pulp hero. The film was the live-action debut of the Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton, the Pixar veteran who brought the world "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E," which are among the top rank of Pixar's accomplishments both creatively and financially. But in the weeks and months leading up to release, the talks wasn't of a sure-fire hit, it was of a hugely expensive film that wasn't connecting with prospective audiences. The vultures circled, and as expected, "John Carter" opened to hugely disappointing numbers at the North American box office this weekend -- $30 million in three days, less than the $1 million budgeted "The Devil Inside" managed back in January. Overseas, the numbers were a bit sunnier with $70 million coming in, but all told, the studio is far cry from the $600 million they need to for this to start making a profit.

'In The Loop' Star Chris Addison, Stand-Up Dara O'Briain & Rising Actress Sarah Solemani Join Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 1:16 PM
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We feel fairly confident in saying that Michael Winterbottom, or at least his casting director, is a big comedy fan. His lighter work, like "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip" didn't just help to launch the big-screen careers of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but also provided early cinematic exposure for British comedy favorites like Dave Gorman, Peter Kay, Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, David Walliams, Ashley Jensen and Stephen Fry.

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