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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Willis Are Hunted & Haunted In Poster For 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 11:27 AM
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The slow-burn build to Rian Johnson's "Looper" continues, and aside from a couple of stills, we haven't seen much of the director's upcoming sci-fi film but that hasn't stopped the buzz from growing around this one. And while we'll have to patiently wait until next Thursday before the first trailer arrives, until then we'll have this poster to tide is over.

Exclusive: Gary Ross Leaves 'The Hunger Games' Franchise, Won't Direct 'Catching Fire' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 11:02 AM
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While this morning it was reported that Lionsgate and Fox worked out their scheduling issues to allow Jennifer Lawrence to shoot "Catching Fire" and the "X-Men: First Class" sequel essentially back-to-back, it looks like before cameras can start rolling on "The Hunger Games" sequel this fall, the studio will need to find a director. The Playlist has learned that Gary Ross has officially exited the franchise and will not direct the sequel, formally giving Lionsgate and Summit his notice earlier this week, that he will not be coming back.

'Skyfall' Trailer Will Unspool In Front Of 'Men In Black 3'; James Bond Will Grab A Heineken In Upcoming Ads

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 6, 2012 10:43 AM
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How much do you want to see "Men in Black III"? Well, if you're anything like this writer then the answer would be "not a lot." How much do you want to see "Skyfall" though? If you're anything like this writer then the answer to that question would be "a hell of a lot." Well it looks like the black suits behind the scenes of 'MIBIII' are hoping you'll be more likely to turn up to see their movie if they stick the first trailer for 007's latest outing onto the big screen alongside Will Smith's latest cash cow.

The Essentials: 6 Great Warren Oates Films

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 6, 2012 10:01 AM
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Tuesday marked thirty years since the untimely passing of Warren Oates. The great, grizzled actor's work has fallen somewhat out of fashion these days -- few, bar perhaps Quentin Tarantino, name Sam Peckinpah or Monte Hellman, Oates' closest and most frequent collaborators, as influences. If you're familiar with him at all, it's likely from his parts as outlaw Lyle Gorch in "The Wild Bunch" or as Sgt. Hulka in Bill Murray comedy "Stripes." But for a time in the 1970s, Oates was Hollywood's go-to-badass, a man who everyone from Norman Jewison and William Friedkin to Steven Spielberg and Terrence Malick wanted to work with.

TCM To Premiere Long Unavailable 'The Iron Petticoat' Starring Katherine Hepburn & Bob Hope

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 6, 2012 9:59 AM
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Are you under the age of 50? If so, you've probably never seen "The Iron Petticoat," well, unless you live in the U.K. that is. It's notoriously one of the most elusive titles for fans of classic cinema, having never been shown on U.S. television nor released on home video. But now -- 56 years after it was originally released - the movie will finally make its premiere on TCM later this year.

The Mix: Alamo Drafthouse Coming To New York City; Let's Start A Petition For Beyoncé In 'Spider-Man 2' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 9:25 AM
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The Mix: movie related odds and ends, or just stuff we think is awesome or interesting, that is fit to print in a bite size format. Read on...

Pam Grier's Autobiography 'Life In Three Acts' To Become A Biopic

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 6, 2012 8:39 AM
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A lot of famous actors write autobiographies, but not many have those same autobiographies turned into movies. Of course, if those actors had lived their lives like Pam Grier, perhaps Imprint Entertainment would have tried to make a biopic out of their lives instead. Announced yesterday, Imprint, one of the production companies behind "Percy Jackson and the lightning Thief" and "Twilight," have optioned the film rights to Grier's 2010 autobiography, "Foxy, My Life in Three Acts."
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New Looks At Captain America & The Hulk In 'The Avengers'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 6, 2012 8:18 AM
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With less than a month to go before "The Avengers" debuts, Marvel is busy getting the word out about their comic book adaptation, as nothing but box office dominance can be acceptable to the comic book studio now owned by the Mouse House. With "Iron Man 3" and "Thor 2" already set to arrive in 2013, Marvel just announced that "Captain America 2" will unsurprisingly take one of their 2014 release dates they have preemptively scheduled last year. Should "The Avengers" tank, those plans would be put into serious jeopardy, so after releasing a Scarlett Johansson-centric preview clip earlier this week, Marvel has unveiled looks at Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Fox & Lionsgate Play Nice & Coordinate So Jennifer Lawrence Can Shoot 'Catching Fire' This Fall, 'First Class' Sequel In Early 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 7:56 AM
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How do you solve the problem of Jennifer Lawrence and two mega-franchises? Though for a brief moment it looked like Fox might piss in the corn flakes of Lionsgate, forcing them to push back their plans on getting "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" into theaters for fall 2013, it looks like everybody was able to work things out.

Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' From 'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 10:02 PM
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We're sure a lot of people are gonna have something to say about this: Nicole Kidman is lining up to play Grace Kelly in the brewing film "Grace Of Monaco" from "La Vie En Rose" director Olivier Dahan.

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