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Jerry Bruckheimer Teases Plot Of 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 3:27 PM
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Top Gun
In development for years and years, and seemingly stalled after the sad passing of Tony Scott in 2012, late last year Paramount revealed "Top Gun 2" was back on at the studio. There's been little in the way of other details about the movie; the only thing we know was that a couple years back, "The Town" scribe Peter Craig was hired to draft a script. But at the very least, it seems like a basic storyline or idea has been figured out, and Jerry Bruckheimer has sorta spilled the beans.

Director Jonathan Glazer: His 10 Best Commercials

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 31, 2014 2:22 PM
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Jonathan Glazer  10 Best Commercials
So it feels like a long time that we’ve been talking, (and sighing and gasping and puzzling) about “Under the Skin,” which finally arrives for your viewing (and sighing and gasping and puzzling) pleasure this weekend. Only the third feature from director Jonathan Glazer, after the feted “Sexy Beast” and the hugely underrated “Birth,” we first reviewed it (warmly) out of Telluride, and then our man in Venice was so taken with it that we listed a further 5 reasons to put it at the top of your to-see list.

Contest: Win Apple TV & iTunes Giftcard Courtesy Of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Nymphomaniac
Have you experienced "Nymphomaniac" yet? Well, if you're ready for some adventurous viewing that will mash down all the provocative buttons it can, you'll want to order up Lars von Trier's latest right now. But free is always more fun than paying for it, and so we've got a pretty great prize pack today for those who have yet to take the plunge into VOD. Read More »

Watch: Nicolas Cage Hires Tye Sheridan In Clip From David Gordon Green's 'Joe' Plus Lots Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 1:45 PM
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Joe
Well, here's a Nicolas Cage we don't see to often these days, giving a dialled down and controlled performance in the forthcoming "Joe." And we have to thank David Gordon Green for that, finding the actor within Cage that has been lost lately to bad movies that tend to play into his more hysterical tendencies as an actor.

Renny Harlin, Sion Sono & Pen-ek Ratanaruang Line Up Directorial Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 1:03 PM
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There was a time, probably much shorter than we actually remember, when Renny Harlin was sort of a big deal in Hollywood. But for every "Die Hard 2" or "Deep Blue Sea," he would also drop stuff like "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" or "Mindhunters," and pretty soon the crap was outweighing the enjoyable schlock until he's now helming stuff like January's DOA "The Legend Of Hercules." But, never one to quit, he's got another gig lined up.

Stanley Kubrick's Producer Jan Harlan Says 'The Shining' Doc 'Room 237' Is "Idiotic"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 12:24 PM
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The Shining
Within the walls of The Playlist, we don't always agree on everything. While I found Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" to be a pretty terrific, fascinating and funny look at the wild ways Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" has inspired tin foil hat types, others don't agree. Around the office, another colleague says it's a "trashy conspiracy theory fanboy movie that illuminates nothing." And he has found a kindred spirit in Kubrick's longtime producer Jan Harlan.

Watch: Suck Blood With Clip From 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 12:00 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
We've said a lot about Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive," but here's the only three things you need to know to see this: Tilda Swinton. Tom Hiddleston. Jim Jarmusch. The trio weave together some magic with the auteur's latest and another sampling has arrived.

Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 11:29 AM
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Star Wars: Episode 3 — Revenge Of The Sith
As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

Kevin Costner Has An Idea For A Western Quadrilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 11:03 AM
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Open Range Kevin Costner
If there's one thing Kevin Costner hasn't lacked in his career, it's ambition. Hitting his stride in the director's chair the first time out with "Dances With Wolves" (which won 7 Oscars), his next two efforts were high concept failures: "Waterworld" (where his work was uncredited on the troubled production) and "The Postman" (which is all his). The failure of the latter meant a six year-wait until his next, the much more modest western "Open Range." And the genre is a favorite of Costner's either as an actor and director and it looks like he wants to get back in the saddle, with a rather huge plan.

Watch: First Teaser For AMC's Next Hit Series Hopeful 'Halt And Catch Fire' Starring Scoot McNairy & Lee Pace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 10:37 AM
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Halt And Catch Fire
Remember "Low Winter Sun"? Yeah, that didn't quite work out, but luckily for AMC, they've got a few more cards up their sleeve to replace the now finished "Breaking Bad," and the soon to be finished "Mad Men," as the next big hit on the network. And what's most intriguing to us is "Halt And Catch Fire."

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