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11 Posters For 'CBGB' Plus First Look At Malin Akerman As Debbie Harry & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 4:52 PM
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"CBGB," an upcoming cinematic chronicle of the famed New York music venue, features a veritable who's-who of stars playing the great and good (and bad!) of the punk rock scene which centred on the venue in the 1980s. Justin Bartha plays Stiv Bators (of Dead Boys), Malin Akerman plays Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Mickey Sumner plays Patti Smith, Rupert Grint plays the Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is Iggy Pop with Alan Rickman as the legendary Hilly Kristal, the founder of CBGB. The film, directed by Randall Miller ("Bottle Shock"), will be out later this year and a collection of ten neon-colored posters (via Hollywood Reporter), as well as a handful of stills from the movies, give some strong hints as to what kind of movie we're in for.

James Franco Plants 'The Garden Of Last Days' For Next Directorial Project

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 29, 2013 4:00 PM
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James Franco simply does not know how to stop working. So far this year, his film, “Interior. Leather Bar.,” debuted at Sundance; his adaptation of “As I Lay Daying” premieres at Cannes next month; and oh yeah, he starred in “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Spring Breakers” which both came out this past March. It would be news if he announced that he was going on vacation, but that is not the case here. He has added yet another project to his slate

Tony Stark Jumps Out Of A Plane In Clip From 'Iron Man 3' Plus New TV Spot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 29, 2013 3:59 PM
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“Iron Man 3” may not have opened domestically yet, but it has opened in near enough 80% of international markets and grossed a not inconsiderable $195 million already -ahead of last year's record-breaking “The Avengers." So the question now is: how big will its stateside debut be? And does it have any hope of actually rivalling "The Avengers'" massive haul?

Zack Snyder Talks Changes To Krypton & The Violence Of Superman's Flight In 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • April 29, 2013 3:59 PM
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Man Of Steel, Snyder, set photo
Director Zack Snyder wants his upcoming superhero “Man of Steel” to do well; not just because it would mark the continuation of the franchise after a disappointing 2006 reboot, but also because it would cement his capabilities helming a "Justice League" movie if it succeeds, so he’s got a lot on his plate. Thus, it’s no surprise that he’s going to gush about the movie to get butts in seats, but has he revealed too many changes that might anger die-hard fans?

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Karl Lagerfeld's Short Film 'Once Upon A Time...' Starring Keira Knightley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 3:56 PM
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We've already had two recent films about the life of one of France's greatest fashion icons -- "Coco Before Chanel" as well as "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" -- but she's a figure that continues to fascinate, and now none other than Karl Lagerfeld will pay tribute, this time with the help of his 'muse' (one of many) Keira Knightley.

Jamie Foxx To Join Quvenzhané Wallis In 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 3:34 PM
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Jamie Foxx has certainly been full of surprises lately, whether it's nerding out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" or deciding to produce, write and direct a horror series for SyFy. Once again, we'd never have predicted this next move, which will see Foxx putting his musical skills (he's a platinum selling R&B artist, in case you forgot) to good use.

Tribeca: Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese & Jerry Lewis Reflect On 'The King Of Comedy,' Improv, Deleted Scenes & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 29, 2013 2:57 PM
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The Tribeca Film Festival closed last night with a digitally-restored screening of “The King Of Comedy.” Thirty years later, the film still reverberates as an acidic take on celebrity worship that has, oddly enough, become timeless, and the re-master is gorgeous. The film was greeted with rapturous applause, but the real fireworks started after a raucous Q+A featuring a chatty Martin Scorsese, a shy Robert De Niro, and a more-than-eager Jerry Lewis.

Coulson Lives In Lamest Way Possible In 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 2:50 PM
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There's been a lot of speculation as to how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) would be brought back for the new ABC series set within the Marvel Universe, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The series, which is being spearheaded by "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, but has yet to get an official green light from the network, would revive the Coulson character, last seen with a giant fucking spear through his chest in "The Avengers," and focus on the super-spy organization he works for. Well, details on how he will be resurrected have been revealed (supposedly) and a spoiler warning should be issued, along with a "prepared to be incredibly disappointed" warning.

The Best And Brightest Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 29, 2013 2:17 PM
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The Best And Brightest Of The Tribeca Film Festival 2013
And so we’ve reached the end of the Tribeca Film Festival. Known for its wide-ranging selection of films from all over the globe, they truly outdid themselves this year with a slate of diverse, boundary-pushing films that suggested that, outside of the most prestigious fests like New York, Cannes and Sundance, independent cinema was alive and well, flourishing in the fest’s eleventh year. We profiled twenty films at the start of the fest that might be worth discussion, and a number of those spotlight films didn't disappoint. But the excitement of the Tribeca Film Festival is that there's often greatness emerging from where you least expect it.

Watch: New Epic Monster & Robot Filled Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 2:06 PM
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Landing on our list of The Most Anticipated Blockbusters Of The 2013 Summer Season, "Pacific Rim" had been playing a bit cagey until this point, keeping the monsters mostly teased instead of shown, but today Warner Bros. has unleashed a helluva trailer which promises the monster vs. robot mayhem most have been hoping Guillermo Del Toro would be delivering.

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