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Marvel Casting Another Female Role In 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 7:38 AM
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OK, so while Demi Lovato won't make her post-rehab career resurgence in Marvel's mega-comic movie "The Avengers," THR has revealed Marvel is going to be casting somebody in another female role that is apparently up for grabs.

The Most Disappointing & Overrated Films Of 2010

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  • December 29, 2010 7:36 AM
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Contrary to popular belief, we're optimists here at The Playlist. Just as almost every filmmaker goes into a project genuinely wanting it to be the best it can be (“Grown Ups" being a major exception, it would seem), we genuinely hope that every movie released will be worthwhile. Unfortunately, movies are difficult things to make, with any number of things that are liable to go wrong, and more often than not, we come away disappointed. So, if we come across as being cynical when compared to other, more cheerleader-type sites, it's really more a kind of self-preservational realism at work. After all, you can only be disappointed so many times before you grow up about it and learn to manage your expectations.

Exclusive: 'Illusionist' Director Sylvain Chomet Talks Jacques Tati, & Why His Next Film Will Be 3D

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 29, 2010 7:15 AM
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'Triplets Of Belleville' Animator Also Chimes In On Where Pixar Should Be Headed & What Happened With His Venture Into Hollywood"The Illusionist," which opened over the weekend, is French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet's first animated film since his breakthrough "Triplets of Belleville" (you're probably already humming the Oscar-nominated song right now). It's the tender and touching tale of an aging magician (modeled after French comedy master Jacques Tati whose Mr. Hulot character is beloved and legendary), whose abandoned script the film is based on) who befriends a young Scottish girl. Virtually wordless, the movie will take your breath away, not just because of the luscious hand-drawn animation but also because of the movie's raw emotionality. One of the reasons Tati never directed the film himself was because the material was too touchy, since it was his way of dealing with his abandonment of a daughter at a young age.

What Could Have Been: Jon Lovitz & Dana Carvey Were Once Considered For 'Bad Boys'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 6:53 AM
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Jon Lovitz Also Talks About His Scenes From 'Happiness' That Were CutOK, so the "Bad Boys" we know and grudgingly love stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but what if it had instead starred two pasty white dudes from "Saturday Night Live"?

Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Talks 'Blue Valentine' While Wearing Gloves ("Haters Give Me Strength")

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 29, 2010 6:15 AM
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Actor Talks Becoming 'Blue', The Sweet Nature of Forgiving Girls, And Clooney's 'Ides of March'

Kevin Smith Won't Do Press For 'Red State,' Once Again Hates On The Press

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 5:52 AM
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Kevin Smith released a terrible fucking movie this year called "Cop Out." Critics rightly took him to task for that pile of garbage and ever since, Smith has been bitching and moaning like a little girl about how the press never reports anything accurately, should be forced to pay to review films and in general, is a dirty industry, with lazy people who don't care about anything. Yawn.

Review: 'Another Year' Is Four Bittersweet Seasons Of Laughter, Love & Tears

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  • December 29, 2010 5:25 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

Read It And Weep: The Worst Films of 2010

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  • December 29, 2010 4:28 AM
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There’s a lot of bad movies released every year. Lots. We are but humans, and we can’t see them all. But someone always does. Sometimes it’s many (“The Twilight Saga”). Sometimes few (“Birdemic: Shock and Terror”). But there’s truly something to be said about the general public’s hunger for art that asks so little of them that they’re probably better off spending their time at home, masturbating or sticking firecrackers up their cat’s ass. Or both at the same time. We don’t judge. Maybe a little.

Gwyneth Paltrow To Play Marlene Dietrich In TV Biopic?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 4:23 AM
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Well, this is potentially.....interesting.

WGA Disqualifies 'Toy Story 3,' 'The King's Speech,' 'Another Year' & More For Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 3:21 AM
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The WGA is set to honor the best scripts of the year by leaving out some of the best scripts of year. Wha?

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