The Playlist

Rosemarie DeWitt, John Krasinski & Olivia Thirlby Line Up 'Nobody Walks' Co-Written By Lena Dunham

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 2:51 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Hoo boy, we can hear the haters sharpening their knives on this one already, so let's get right to it.

Jeff Bridges Teams With T-Bone Burnett For Country Album Due Out This Summer

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 2:48 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Music Described As "What Bad Blake Might Have Made If Bad Blake Had Been Able To Keep It Together"Looks like Jeff Bridges' seemingly pie-in-the-sky plans to reunite with his "Crazy Heart" musical contributor T-Bone Burnett to record a country music album is actually coming to fruition.

Review: 'Stake Land' Offers Few Variations On A Vampire Apocalypse

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 2:33 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Why is it that so many filmmakers have switched to low-fi hi-def cameras? The cynical answer is also the easy one: it’s much cheaper. But, when asked to justify the stylistic choice, most will opt for “verisimilitude,” which frequently makes little sense. “Stake Land” is a superb argument against this mentality, taking place in a genre -- post-apocalyptic horror road movie -- where “verisimilitude” has been accepted as a default from unimaginative filmmakers. In essence, why would we want verisimilitude to capture the umpteenth variation on this post-apocalyptic wasteland?
More: Review

Tyler Perry Starts Fight With Real Filmmaker, Says Spike Lee Should 'Go Straight To Hell'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 2:10 AM
  • |
  • 42 Comments
"Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘This is a coon; this is a buffoon.' I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘You vote by what you see,' as if black people don't know what they want to see."

Beaucoup de Bandes-Annonces! Trailers For French Films 'Love Like Poison' & 'Point Blank'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 1:47 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
As we gear up for the summer, with "Fast Five" hitting theaters next week, and "Thor" following swiftly on its heels, those of us who like to mix up the blockbusters with more thoughtful fare generally have to turn to international cinema in order to prevent ourselves from lapsing into the cinematic equivalent of a diabetic coma. U.S. audiences have the likes of "Tuesday, After Christmas," "Film Socialisme," "The Troll Hunter," "Rapt," "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Sarah's Key" to look forward to, while Empire has just debuted trailers for two very different French pictures that are set to hit screens in the U.K. over the summer.

Dominic Cooper Goes A Bit Lady Gaga In Amazing Poster For 'The Devil's Double'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 1:28 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Because we can't be everywhere at once, every film festival leads to at least one film that, despite the buzz, never quite gets above our radar. For example, we missed Mike Mills' "Beginners" at Toronto last year, but when we finally caught up with it in SXSW, it turned out to be one of our favorites of the year so far. And, while we took a good stab at Sundance this year, somehow, the presence of "The Devil's Double" didn't quite register -- or at least it did, but the prospect of a biopic of Saddam Hussein's psychotic son Uday, and of his body double, with "Mamma Mia" star Dominic Cooper playing both roles, and direction from "Die Another Day" and "xXx2: The State of The Union" helmer Lee Tamahori may not have particularly grabbed us.

Deluxe Edition Of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' Lands In June, With DVD Copy Of Spike Jonze Short

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 1:03 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It feels like years since rumors started flying that Spike Jonze would be collaborating with Montreal's favorite sons Arcade Fire on a short film inspired by their latest album -- and indeed, the project was first revealed over a year ago. We've had a glimpse of the final product (entitled "Scenes From The Suburbs"), in the form of the video for the title track from the album, and the film premiered at SXSW last month, but with the group now anointed as one of the biggest bands in the world, following their surprise success at the Grammys, it feels like about time you and me got to see the full thing, right?

Soundtrack Details Revealed For Alexandre Desplat's Score For 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 19, 2011 10:49 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
So we're a few weeks away from when the world will get their taste of Terrence Malick's highly anticipated "The Tree Of Life." Nearly every scrap of information has been pored over in the run up to the film, and while the film boasts huge talents behind the camera on the screen, composer Alexandre Desplat has been a bit left behind thus far.

There's Going To Be A 'Fast Six,' Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 19, 2011 10:31 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
While we may bemoan studios forever clinging to sequels and franchises, there is a very good reason why. They make shitloads of money. Thus far, "The Fast And The Furious" franchise has brought just under $1 billion worldwide at the box office, doing more than triple the budget for these films. That's in-freakin-sanity. And with "Fast Five" revving its engines to hit theaters next week, it's hardly surprising that Universal already have their eyes on a sixth installment.

First Look At Danny McBride In '30 Minutes Or Less'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 19, 2011 9:52 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
With EW dropping a fresh look last week, Sony has delivered the rest, with a small crop of new pictures for the upcoming comedy "30 Minutes Or Less," including our first look at Danny McBride in the film.

Email Updates

Recent Comments