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Tom Cruise Gets Co-Stars: Melissa Leo For 'Oblivion' & T.I. For 'All You Need Is Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Tom Cruise is going to be spending the bulk of 2012 working on two sci-fi projects, and he's adding some interesting co-stars as both "Oblivion" and "All You Need Is Kill" gear up.

Oscar Isaac Joins ‘Therese Raquin’ With Elizabeth Olsen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 5:41 PM
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Well, if the filmmakers were trying to make a movie that caters right to The Playlist's sweet spot, they're coming pretty close with "Therese Raquin." Already set to star veteran Glenn Close, rising star Elizabeth Olsen and that guy from 'Harry Potter' Tom Felton, the film has now added one more emerging talent to the cast.

Watch: Charlize Theron Warns Of Death & Noomi Rapace Has A Makeout Session In New 'Prometheus' TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 5:12 PM
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Believe or not, The Playlist does have a little geek heart, and right now it's beating pretty fast for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." The plethora of trailers for TV spots have been first rate and tantalizing, showing off enough from the upcoming film to get us seriously excited, but not quite giving away the whole show. Granted, there is still a few months to go -- and hopefully Fox won't pull an "X-Men: First Class" and dump enough stills and clips to show off half the movie -- but so far, it's easily the summer movie we're looking forward to most (sorry Batman!).
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James Gray Discusses The Emotional Approach To Cop Movies In 'We Own The Night' In Advance Of BAM Screening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 4:42 PM
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By now, regular readers of the site know the actors and directors we tend to favor, but there is one filmmaker we don't get to talk about often enough: James Gray. Underrated and undersung, he's become one of American cinema's most distinct and powerful voices in span of four films, stretching over eighteen years. While his works have never quite been box office smashes, they have gained currency with fans and critics, and we encourge you to seek out his films if you haven't yet made the time. However, if you live in the New York area, you'll get a chance to catch up with "We Own The Night" which will screen on Monday, March 26th at BAMcinematek, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Director Jonathan Liebesman On Teenage Ninja Turtles-Gate: "Fans Will Go Apeshit When They See It"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 23, 2012 4:05 PM
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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"-gate 2012 has literally knocked a nation and generation of TMNT fans -- who grew up with the unassailable classic 1990 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the also the nearly unimpeachable 2007 film, "TMNT" -- for a loop when the shocking revelation was made that the new live-action movie adaptation of 'TMNT,' produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle, would no longer feature once-ordinary turtles living in the sewers who mutated into intelligent, human-sized creatures by a discarded canister of toxic waste.

Discuss: Who, If Any, Of The Current Crop Of Leading Ladies Are Reliable Box-Office Draws?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 3:27 PM
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Put simply, the number of actreses who can be deemed consistent box office draws seems to diminish, rather than grow, as each year goes on. In part, it's because it's so rare for the major blockbusters to be lead by a woman: of the top 20 worldwide grossers last year, only "Twilight" could arguably be said to be led by a woman, and holding up those films as a victory for womankind would be an error, given their prehistoric sexual politics. 2010 was a little better, thanks to "Black Swan" and "Alice in Wonderland," but not much

Listen To "The Sambola! International Dance Craze" From Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 2:45 PM
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You gotta hand it to Whit Stillman. After being away from screens for over a decade, he could've taken an easier path with a more accessible film, but you're not likely to see any movie this year as quirky, unique or distinct as "Damsels In Distress." The already high wire comedy centers on a quartet of girls who run a suicide prevention center on their college campus, with a variety of methods that include good hygiene, perfume and....dancing.

Try & Hold Back The Tears: Pitbull, Not Will Smith, Pens Theme Song For 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 23, 2012 1:43 PM
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Sorry, Will Smith fans. While the Agent J has written two certifiable classic songs, "Men In Black," and "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)," the latter song of which features TRÂ-Knox, sadly, Big Willie Style won't be recording a theme song for "Men In Black 3" or "MIB3," (curiously, the film seems to have shied away from the 'MIB3D' title as the 3D fad fades into the background and becomes the relative norm).

Tom Sturridge Gets His Own 'On The Road' Poster We've All Been Waiting For

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 1:11 PM
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After dropping a Viggo Mortensen character one sheet last week, the marketing team behind Walter Salles' "On The Road" have taken a curious left turn. Instead of zeroing in some of the more well known young names like Garrett Hedlund or Kristen Stewart, they've instead foisted the latest poster honor to...Tom Sturridge. Who?

Videodrome: The Best Of Recent Music Videos, Including Chairlift, Lana Del Ray, Grimes, Spiritualized & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 1:03 PM
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Once upon a time, when The Playlist was a fledgling blog, we had a semi-regular column called Videodrome, which looked at the world of music videos. While we focus mostly on movies, we've always maintained an interest in the places where they cross over with music, and the promo world has provided us with directors from Spike Jonze and David Fincher to Michael Bay and Francis Lawrence, as well as occasionally featured big name stars.

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