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First Look At Jemaine Clement As The Villain In 'Men In Black III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 2:37 PM
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A trailer for the "Men In Black 3" hit just before Christmas and mostly focused on the time-jumping storyline and Josh Brolin's eerie Tommy Lee Jones impersonation, but we didn't see much in the way of creatures or a villain (probably because VFX are still being worked on). Well, now a peek at the baddie has surfaced.

Kim Ji-Woon Returns To Korea After Arnie's 'The Last Stand' For 'The Fall Of Humanity'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 3, 2012 2:14 PM
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After releasing one of 2011's very best movies, the serial killer epic "I Saw the Devil," South Korean director Kim Ji-Woon is about to embark on an even scarier proposition: a big Hollywood movie starring none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. That film, the revenge western "The Last Stand," isn't slated to come out until January 18, 2013, but it seems the lure of Hollywood has proven fleeting. According to Twitch Film, Kim is headed back to Korea for his next film. Sorry Arnold, we're sure it was nothing personal.

'Detachment' Hits On March 16th; 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Pushed To May 4th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 1:48 PM
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A couple of release date adjustments to mark your fresh 2012 calendar with, as you plot out your moviegoing for the year.

Tran Ahn Hung's Aborted 'Night Dogs' With Adrien Brody Would've Had Jimi Hendrix Score; Director Plotting French Novel Adaptation Next

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 3, 2012 1:18 PM
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While he's no Terrence Malick, Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung isn't exactly rushing movies out. Since his critically acclaimed debut "The Scent Of Green Papaya" in 1993, only five films have arrived from the helmer, one of which, neo-noir "I Come With The Rain" starring Josh Hartnett, has never really seen the light of day. During that time in the limelight, though, Tran had one particular project fall apart at the seams: his adaptation of Kent Anderson's post-war drama "Night Dogs," which he recently discussed with Twitch.

Lenny Kravitz & Woody Harrelson Hang Out In New Pics From 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 1:01 PM
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So we're out of 2011, and finding ourselves in the doldrums of the early part of the new year, when the multiplex tends to serve up studio leftovers. But just around the corner is blockbuster season, which will be putting asses in theater seats, and Lionsgate are hoping they've got one of the first smash successes of 2012 in "The Hunger Games." We'll likely be deluged with marketing over the coming weeks, but to whet appetites, a few new images for the movie have appeared.

'Bridesmaids,' 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & 'The Ides Of March' Surprise With PGA Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 12:42 PM
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Let's get the other stuff out of the way first. Yes, the Best Picture frontrunners you've expected all during the awards season -- "The Artist," "The Descendants," "The Help," "Midnight In Paris" -- have all earned PGA Award nominations for the top movie prize, the Darry F. Zanuck Producer Of The Year Award. But as always, it's the surprises that are the most fun, and this year, the PGA has a quite a few up their sleeve.

Watch: Trailer For Sundance Pic 'L' From The Writer Of 'Dogtooth' & 'Alps'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 3, 2012 12:14 PM
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Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos has won praise from prestigious film festivals and critics, as well as from some of our own Playlist staffers, for his Oscar-nominated “Dogtooth” and the recent “Alps.” However, a key component to the success of both films (and their outrageous concepts) has long been co-writer Efthymis Filippou, who’s lent his pen to both of Lanthimos’ acclaimed works.

Martin Scorsese Reconfirms 'Silence' Is Next; Considering 3D For His HBO Series With Mick Jagger & Terence Winter

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • January 3, 2012 11:57 AM
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Re-confirming what we reported back in February 2011, Martin Scorsese caught up with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo on BBC 5 in December and once again posited that his Jesuit priest drama “Silence” will be his next film. “I’m hoping to do [Shusaku] Endo’s book next, ‘Silence,’” Scorsese began before correcting himself. “I’m not hoping, we’re literally pulling all of the elements together at this point.”

Boo! 'Paranormal Activity 4' Is Coming In 2012

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • January 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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To the surprise of no one, Paramount Pictures is going ahead with a fourth installment of their absurdly successful “Paranormal Activity” series. “Paranormal Activity 3,” which was directed by “Catfish” helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, broke opening weekend gross records in October, earning $52.6 million in three days this past fall.

'Midnight In Paris' Top Grossing Indie Film Of 2011; Paramount Leads Majors At The Box Office

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 3, 2012 11:16 AM
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We always like to end our weekend box office reports with a little reminder to “Support your local indie theater, boys and girls,” and with the roster of films hitting art house and repertory cinemas in 2011, it was an especially great time to stray away from the sticky floors and text friendly megaplexes. It should also come as no surprise that the beloved Woody Allen-directed “Midnight In Paris” walked away with the honor of topping the list of the 30 top-grossing indies of the year. With an ensemble featuring accessible stars like Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, along with a slew of talented actors like Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, Alison Pill and Corey Stoll, Allen’s film was a crossover hit that also appealed to the masses.

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