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Watch: Full Trailer For 'The Muppets' Is The Best Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2011 3:31 AM
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It's not been a banner year for The Playlist's inner child. We've been spoiled in recent years, admittedly, but even the better kids flicks of the year so far, like "Rango" and "Kung Fu Panda 2," seem aimed at adults more than children, drawing on the Western and martial arts genres, but neglecting the sense of inner wonder that's so necessary, leaving "Super 8" as the only film that's really scratched that particular itch.

Weinsteins Set Oscar Dates For 'The Iron Lady,' 'Coriolanus,' 'My Week with Marilyn' & 'The Artist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 10:27 AM
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'Scary Movie 5' & 'Halloween 3D' Set For 2012We may be right in the heart of summer blockbuster season, but Harvey Weinstein is already looking ahead to Oscar campaigns that he will mount this fall and he's dropped dates for a bunch of new films, including four which could be heavy contenders for statues. So let's get started, shall we?

Watch: Jean-Claude Van Damme Has A Problem With His Pants In U.K. Coors Light Commercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 9:41 AM
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Did you have a tough week at work? Problems with the girlfriend? Or perhaps you need a breather after perusing our exhaustive look at Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line"?

Watch: International Trailer For 'Rise Of The Planet Of Apes' Warns Don't Be Mean To John Lithgow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 9:27 AM
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In one of the most expensive and longest PETA ads ever committed to film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" will hit theaters later this summer with two messages: don't mess with John Lithgow and don't fuck with his ape.

It Was A War For Cast & Crew: 16 Things You Need To Know About Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 17, 2011 8:54 AM
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In late ’98/early ‘99, on the eve of the release of “The Thin Red Line,” two major events were concurrently taking place, each threatening to consume one another but both feeding the anticipation around them (the film was given a limited release in December, followed by wide release in January). One was "The Thin Red Line" itself -- Terrence Malick's first new film in 20 years, an approximately $52 million dollar war film backed by Fox 2000 (a shingle housed under 20th Century Fox) -- and the other the hallowed return of Malick the director, believed to be lost in the wilderness, driving cabs in Paris, selling T-shirts on Les Champs-Élysées or whatever fictional rumor pleases you most.

Speechless: First Look At Tom Cruise In 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 8:11 AM
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If anything, "Rock of Ages" is shaping up to present its cast in ways you've never seen them before. In case you missed it, adjust your retinas and check out the first look at Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand over here and once your're done, come back and get a load of this.

Watch: Hilarious Red Band Trailer For '30 Minutes Or Less' Brings A Bomb To A Gunfight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 7:47 AM
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After a couple of amusing trailers and clips for Ruben Fleischer's "30 Minutes or Less," Sony knocks it out of the goddamn park with this latest, lengthy red band trailer which delivers big belly laughs right from the raunchy opening gag.

Samantha Morton Directing Music Video For The Kills; Directorial Debut 'The Unloved' Goes To DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 7:40 AM
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With a list of directors like Steven Spielberg, Lynne Ramsay, Jim Sheridan, Harmony Korine, Anton Corbjin, Charlie Kaufman and Michael Winterbottom on her resume, actress Samantha Morton certainly had more than enough experience to draw upon when venturing out for her own directorial debut "The Unloved." Premiering way back in 2009 at TIFF, the made-for-Brit-TV movie stars Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle and Susan Lynch and tells the story of a young girl plucked from her abusive parents and placed into woefully inadequate government care. We caught the film at MIFF last year and called it "a compelling work of cinematic activism." And while it unfortunately never got picked up for a theatrical release, it heads to DVD next Tuesday and Morton is doing the rounds to promote her movie.

Watch: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser (Apparently) Leaks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 6:43 AM
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So, "Green Lantern" is terrible right? Well, if you're a hardcore DC Comics fan you're probably going to see it anyway and it looks like you'll be rewarded this weekend for handing over your $12.

Exclusive: Nerve-Wracking Clip From Michael Haneke-Esque Indie Thriller 'Daylight'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 17, 2011 6:35 AM
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Popping up on the festival circuit last year and earning some strong advance word, the no-budget thriller "Daylight" has lain dormant so long. Thankfully, distributor Cinema Purgatorio recognized its potential and will roll it out to theaters this summer.
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