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Watch: 4 Deleted Scenes From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 20, 2013 4:24 PM
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As if the most complicated show on television with the most expansive cast needs more fodder for discussion, fans are now buzzing about four deleted scenes included on the “Game of Thrones” Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray set, most of them centering on less prominent characters.

A Glimpse Into The Mind Of An Oscar Voter's Ballot Is Depressing, Hilarious & Eye-Opening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2013 3:56 PM
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So, here we are. You've spent months and months, hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars on campaigning, throwing parties, hosting screenings, gladhanding, working the circuit and more, all in the hopes of convincing Academy members first to nominate and then to vote for your films. You want to think everyone is voting with integrity, looking to honor the very best in film for the year. But the truth is that politics, personal emotion, odd reasoning and sometimes just plain bad taste are all factors as well, and just four days until the Oscar are handed out, a rather bracing glimpse at the mind of one Oscar voter is eye-opening stuff.
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Listen: Shane Carruth's Score For 'Upstream Color,' Soundtrack Now Available To Order

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2013 3:28 PM
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While pretty much every big title to premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival is now out of the bag, and perhaps a bit less mysterious as a result, one that remains beguiling -- even to those who have seen it -- is Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color." The film written, produced, edited, shot, starring and directed by the polymath, it probably won't surprise you to know he scored the thing as well. And while the movie is now just over a month away, if you can't wait, you can check out the goosebump raising score right now.

15 Thrillers From The ‘70s You May Not Know

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • February 20, 2013 2:54 PM
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Sporting the old '70s Warner Bros. logo off the top (much like "Magic Mike" did earlier in the year), Ben Affleck's "Argo" spells out its throwback intentions right from minute one -- this is going to be a picture in the mold of the '70s thriller, often coming with strong political bent. Affleck's movie is also part Hollywood satire which trades in some loose and from the hip Hal Ashby tenors, but at the end of the day, the movie is a CIA thriller with a political nature that has upset both modern day Iranian and Canadian governments.

The Writers Of 'Ali' & 'Nixon' Are Going To Turn The Life Of Bruce Lee Into A Franchise

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 20, 2013 2:28 PM
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So it looks like you’ll finally get to see that Bruce Lee origin story you always wanted to see up on the big screen. And no, that doesn’t mean we’re getting a Bruce Lee biopic – this is the origin story (you know, like the kind that Wolverine got) of Bruce Lee-the-movie-character, who it seems sits in a bizarre middle-ground somewhere between the real Bruce Lee and his big-screen persona. “Birth of the Dragon” is taking inspiration from a real life duel that Lee had with China’s most famous kung-fu master, Wong Jack Man, and that will serve as a jumping-off point for a potentially franchise-launching action movie in which Lee and Wong team up to fight a band of Chinatown gangsters.

Watch: Trailer & Extended Clip From 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel'

  • By India Ross
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  • February 20, 2013 2:12 PM
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It has to be either the best or the worst idea in television. Though the concept of a Hitchcock prequel starring that kid from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” conjures an image of a slow-motion train wreck, for those who like their characters nutty and their storylines nuttier (a.k.a. the “Twin Peaks” brigade) a first-look clip released for new series “Bates Motel” should satiate any post-“Twilight” bloodlust.

TV Dial: Ari Graynor Is The New 'Bad Teacher,' HBO Passes On 'Criminal Justice' With James Gandolfini & More

  • By India Ross
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  • February 20, 2013 1:49 PM
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Consider this a round-up; a platter of micro-updates in the field of on-again-off-again new shows and their various stars. A TV digest for the water cooler, if you will.

Exclusive: New Images Of Colin Farrell & Noomi Rapace In 'Dead Man Down' Plus 3 Clips From The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 20, 2013 1:26 PM
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It’s been four years since the surprise international success of the Swedish-language version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” and early next month director Niels Arden Oplev will re-team with Noomi Rapace for his English-language debut, the crime thriller “Dead Man Down.” And we've got some exclusive new pics from the film of the actress, along with her co-star Colin Farrell.

The Early Gems: Notable Performances From The 2013 Best Actress Oscar Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 20, 2013 1:04 PM
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With the Oscars now only four days away, it's time for our Early Gems series to come to a close. Over the last week, we've been highlighting performances and films from those nominated in the acting and directing categories, from Amy Adams in "Junebug" to Benh Zeitlin's short film "Glory At Sea." But all good things must come to an end, and so our final entry will focus on the last major category we haven't yet covered: Best Actress.

'Fast & Furious 6' Director Justin Lin To Helm Special Ops Thriller For Warner Bros.

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 20, 2013 12:43 PM
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After making nothing but “Fast and Furious” movies for the last five years, Justin Lin may finally get a chance to venture off into new territory. Warner Bros has won a bidding war to acquire the rights to an upcoming novel by "The Breach" author Patrick Lee, with Lin attached to direct.

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