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VIFF '10 Reviews: 'Incendies' Maybe Not All It's Cracked Up To Be, 'The Illusionist' & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 26, 2010 6:47 AM
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Vancouver Film Fest Capsule Reviews of 'Heartbeats,' 'I Wish I Knew,' 'Nostalgia For The Light' & MoreEven though the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival came to a close more than a week ago, we still have plenty of films to report on, and hopefully more reviews to come after this writer catches up on screeners. The closing night film, "The Illusionist," is included in this rundown, as well as many other titles worth looking for, and some, well, not so much. So, please forgive us for the delay. After all, it's been a busy past week and change here at The Playlist, what with our new home and all. First, a rundown of stuff this writer saw at the excellent fest, which mostly agrees with other writers who wrote about them already here.

Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 6:11 AM
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Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 5:35 AM
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File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

Trailer & Poster For Dax Shephard's 'Brother's Justice' With Bradley Cooper & Tom Arnold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 5:25 AM
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So Dax Shepherd has directed his first feature-length comedy, "Brother's Justice," and after recently unspooling at the Austin Film Festival he's drawn the big guns, sending the trailer over to Deadline to try and help land some distribution for the film.

10 Years In The Making The Magnetic Fields Documentary 'Strange Powers' Still Feels Rote

  • By The Playlist
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  • October 26, 2010 5:09 AM
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This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year at SXSW 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

Robert Zemeckis Says 'Yellow Submarine' Mo-Cap Remake Is Still A Go Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 4:41 AM
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Director Says Picture Is "All Ahead Full," Despite Actor's Recent Thought To The ContraryIt seems there is better news for director Robert Zemeckis who's been in the press quite a bit this week because of the 25th anniversary of "Back To the Future" (which seems never ending) which is hitting Blu-Ray today.

'Indiana Jones' Films Getting 3D Theatrical Re-release?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 4:20 AM
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Still No Word If George Lucas Will Convert Himself Into 3DUpdate: Hold on to your bullwhips. According to source speaking to Movieline, the rumors are false. The LucasFilm gravy train has not pulled into Indiana Jones Station. Yet.

Watch: "Electrifying" New Trailer For 'Tron: Legacy' Featuring Daft Punk Track "Derezzed"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 3:27 AM
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A new, music-centered spot for the highly anticipated "Tron: Legacy" has landed, and what can we say other than it's pretty goddamned awesome.

Trailer & Poster For Future Oscar Winner Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 2:49 AM
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Segways! Jaden Smith! Usher! Zip up hoodies! We don't know how much more excitement we can take!

Confirmed: Mark Wahlberg In Negotiations To Star In Seth MacFarlane's R-Rated CGI-Comedy, 'Ted'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 1:59 AM
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Wahlberg Will Play The Straight Guy; MacFarlane Will Voice The Racist, Homophobic Teddy Bear That Comes To LifeLooks like Pajiba's Hollywood Cog source was on the money again. The publication recently reported that Mark Wahlberg was considering the lead in Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy, $65 million dollar feature debut "Ted." Now Variety says that the Oscar-nominated actor is in negotiations for the role about "a grown man whose cherished teddy bear comes to life as the result of a childhood wish."

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