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New Photos: Woody Harrelson In Oren Moverman's L.A. Cop Drama 'Rampart'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2011 4:20 AM
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First Synopsis For The Film; Ned Beatty Also Part Of The Ensemble CastEven though producer/star Ben Foster has said a 2012 festival unveiling is the likely plan, we're still kinda hoping Oren Moverman's sophomore directorial effort, L.A. cop-drama "Rampart," will sneak onto 2011 calendars somehow.

Cannes Review: 'Snowtown' An Uneven But Still Mesmerizing & Disturbing Serial Killer Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 17, 2011 4:00 AM
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This film was screened as part of the Critic's Week sidebar.

New Photo: Tom Hardy As A Bustling Prohibition-Era Bootlegger In 'The Wettest County'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2011 3:40 AM
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With The Weinstein Company set to come out victorious in bidding for distribution rights on John Hillcoat's Prohibition era crime-drama "The Wettest County In The World," the Cannes Film Festival now also brings us a new look at Tom Hardy as the hustling middle Forrest brother in Matt Bondurant's novel of the same name.

Tim Burton Won't Direct Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie, David Yates Could Replace

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 3:20 AM
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"Maleficent," the revisionist and live/action take on the "Sleeping Beauty" tale has lost its director.

More Thoughts & 3 More Reviews Of Terrence Malick's Luminous, But Uneven 'Tree Of Life'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 17, 2011 3:00 AM
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Yes, you've read our initial review of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," but we've got a few more, simply because it's a film that demands discussion and contrary to popular belief, members of The Playlist do not share a brain or utilize hivemind thinking, but three writers from the site saw the film at different times yesterday in New York and L.A., and all of us came to relatively the same conclusions. Three more writers, three different, but similar takes on the film. Find them after the jump.

Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 2:40 AM
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When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”?

Cillian Murphy To Star In Redemption Tale 'Broken' & WWII Psych-Drama 'Wayfaring Strangers'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2011 2:20 AM
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Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi-Actioner With Actor As Villain Now Known As 'In Time' Beyond his work with Christopher Nolan in the Batman movies and "Inception," Irish actor Cillian Murphy's career has been surprisingly low key. He's about to feature fairly prominently as the lead antagonist in Andrew Niccol's "In Time" (formerly titled "Now" and before that, "I'm.mortal") as well as Rodrigo Cortes' "Red Lights" but, other than that, his choices have generally been dominated by more risky, independent fare.

Matté! Phillip Noyce Reaches Career Trough As Director Signs To Remake 'Bloodsport'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 17, 2011 2:00 AM
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Director Phillip Noyce has always embodied the word "workmanlike." Not quiet an auteur, but not a faceless hack either, Noyce has succeeded in making above-average or at least financially successful studio fare like "Patriot Games," "Salt," "Clear And Present Danger" and "The Bone Collector." Every now and then he'll do a prestige pic like "The Quiet American" or "Rabbit Proof Fence" to mixed results. And while lately he's circled the time travel pic "Timeless," the thriller "Hunter Killer" and the true life nature conservancy story "Our Wild Life," we didn't think things were this bad.

Ridley Scott Confirmed To Direct Reagan/Gorbachev Cold War Summit Drama 'Reykjavik'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:32 AM
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Ridley Scott attaches himself to more projects than any other filmmaker. The director, currently shooting "Alien" prequel/reboot/unconnected sci-fi film/whatever "Prometheus," has at least a dozen projects percolating at any one time -- at present, they include dystopian classic "Brave New World," a biopic of fashion legend Maurizio Gucci, an adaptation of board game "Monopoly," vampire film "Passage," thriller remake "Red Riding", a biopic of explorer Gertrude Bell, Civil War flick "The Color Of Lightning," Soviet thriller "Child 44," Casey Affleck thriller "The Kind One," another sci-fi, "The Forever War" and god knows how many others.

Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:26 AM
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Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our favorite home entertainment label has unveiled their August line-up, and once again, it's something of a doozy.

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