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Tom Cruise Locked For 'Oblivion' Which Will Shoot This Fall, Circling Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 9:35 AM
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While Universal has been cagey with expensive, risky projects of late stalling Ron Howard's "The Dark Tower" and pulling the plug on Guillermo del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness," one thing they have no hesitation about is Tom Cruise.

Watch: New 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Trailer Adds Footage, Still No Lines For That New Girl

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 8:26 AM
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With the release date now moved ahead a couple days for maximum box office potential, a new trailer has dropped for Michael Bay's upcoming CGI fest, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

Watch: TV Sneak Peeks For J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz,' Jonathan Nolan's 'Person Of Interest' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 8:14 AM
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Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova,' Liz Meriwether's Dreadful Looking 'New Girl,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon' & Jonah Hill's 'Allen Gregory' Also Get Previewed'Wait a minute. A post with trailers for televisions shows? Believe it, friendo. The small screen, not so long ago considered an ancient artifact in the face of big screen spectacles and online entertainment, has rebounded in a huge way as a place where creativity is allowed to shine. HBO and AMC have been clearing the path and now it looks like old standbys like Fox and CBS are rolling the dice on some ambitious fare, so let's get to it shall we?

The Complete Woody Allen: A Retrospective Pt. 2 (1992-2011)

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 20, 2011 7:54 AM
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Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," begins its roll-out in theaters today, and with it comes the second part of our complete retrospective on the great writer-director's work. (check out yesterday's Part One here). We pick up in 1992, with "Shadows and Fog."

Ethan Hawke Says His 'Total Recall' Cameo Will Consist Of A 5 Page Monologue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 6:53 AM
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Geez. It's one thing to show up in a cameo role in a film, say a few lines, wink at the audience and then leave. It's another to show up and give a speech lengthy enough to be a State Of The Union.

Michel Gondry Says He'll Be Directing A French Language Film Starring Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 6:06 AM
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'The We And The I' Still On Track To Shoot This SummerWith the numbers now all counted up, Michel Gondry's first foray into tentpole studio filmmaking with "The Green Hornet" earlier this year can be called a success. The film, budgeted at $120 million pulled in over $220 million worldwide, more than half of that coming from those increasingly important foreign territories. While we imagine Sony might have wanted a bigger number for their superhero film, for a movie with Seth Rogen in the lead and a virtually unknown (at least on this side of the ocean) Jay Chou in a supporting role they have to be satisfied that the roll of the dice paid off. But the director isn't ready to return to big money filmmaking just yet and has a number of lower key projects on his plate and has just added a seemingly new one with a big actress on board.

In Theaters: 'Pirates,' 'Paris,' And Not Much Else

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • May 20, 2011 5:40 AM
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Yaarrghh! Mateys! It's time for another installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Let's Cash Some Checks"!!! Johnny's got the mortgage on his private island in France to pay off, so let's get the gang back together. Dig the dreadlock wigs out of storage and rustle up some mermaids, we've got bills to pay! So you can go see that in theaters this weekend. Or you can go see the fresh-from-the Croisette "Midnight in Paris," a delightful entry into the Woody Allen canon. Owen Wilson! He's perfect for a Woody Allen movie, why didn't we figure this out before?! Have you checked out our extensive Allen retrospective? It's tearing Playlist HQ apart! Epithets have been hurled; gauntlets have been thrown. So those are your choices for this weekend. Alternatively, you can re-read the reviews from Cannes and cry that you haven't seen "The Tree of Life" or "Drive" yet. That sounds fun too.

Cannes Review: Rambling, Ragged 'This Must Be The Place' Isn't Nearly As Bad As You Feared

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 4:03 AM
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The initial first glimpses for "This Must Be The Place" promised disaster, with a pitch of Sean Penn playing a burned-out post-punk rocker on the hunt for Nazis, and advance photos where Penn's jet-black corona of hair and dour made-up jowls made him look less like someone who had imitated The Cure's Robert Smith and more like someone who had killed, skinned and eaten Smith before donning his coiffure and face in celebration.

Beef Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn 'Repulsed' By Lars Von Trier! Von Trier Says 'Fuck Him'! Porno!

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 20, 2011 3:52 AM
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Another day, another right turn to the ridiculously stupid fall-out from Lars Von Trier's "nazi" statements. Good old humorless reporters at Cannes loved raking noted provocateur Lars Von Trier over the coals for his joking "pro-Nazi" stance before the organization dubbed him persona non grata. The next step, of course, is the reaction from other filmmakers. This should be fun.

First Look At Tom Hardy As Bane In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 3:20 AM
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Film Will Feature Greater Use Of IMAX Than 'The Dark Knight'; Hans Zimmer Goes Solo On ScoreGuess who has two thumbs and is eating a piece of humble pie? This guy.

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