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'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2013 3:39 PM
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To The Wonder, Actors Cut From Malick Films
We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "Hey! That’s the back of my head near that egret!" The one comfort we can take when this inevitability occurs, is that we’re in fine company on the Malick cutting room floor. The only question is, whose lead will we follow in reacting to our role’s excision or drastic reduction?

Peter Berg Goes HBO With Damon Lindelof Penned 'The Leftovers' & Olivier Megaton Hits 'Brooklyn South'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2013 3:18 PM
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When news that an adaptation of "Election" and "Little Children" author Tom Perotta's book, "The Leftovers," would be hitting TV screens, it was also accompanied by a foreseeable showrunner: “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Acclimated to high-concept central mysteries for his entire career, he's now picked his return from film to TV, and it seems he's brought some notable company along for the ride.

Liam Neeson & Woody Harrelson May Be The 'Highwaymen' Who Kill Bonnie & Clyde

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 2:43 PM
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Liam Neeson is 60 years old, and it seems as far as he's concerned, he's gonna kick and punch his way until he settles into grandpa roles. Dude is gonna crack skulls in "Non-Stop," hunt people down in "A Walk Among The Tombstones" and run all night in "Run All Night." And now he's facing his greatest foes yet -- Bonnie and Clyde.

Watch: New TV Spot For 'The Lone Ranger' Plus 2 New Posters

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 10, 2013 2:25 PM
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Character posters are super fun, especially when you get deep down into them, far enough that they start to highlight characters who even after seeing the movie you’re struggling to remember. It doesn’t look like we’re quite there yet with “The Lone Ranger” (but if the last 'Pirates' film is anything to go by then we’ll be plumbing those depths soon), but we are at the point where Helena Bonham-Carter and Ruth Wilson are getting their own one-sheets.

Watch: Exclusive Clip From David Cross Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Plus Win Tix For NY & LA Screenings

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 1:56 PM
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You might be in the midst of full blown "Arrested Development" fever, but some temporary relief might be right in front of you with "It's A Disaster." The indie comedy has been available on VOD since March, but it's now headed to theaters and it might be worth a visit down to your local art-house. The concept is simple: four couples meet for Sunday brunch, but are soon left dealing with the fact that outside, the world is coming to an end. Yes, it's an apocalypse comedy, but one less focused on explosions and more on biting laughs.

Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii' Will Erupt In Theaters On February 28, 2014

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 10, 2013 1:48 PM
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While he may not be as beloved as that other Paul Anderson, shlock-auteur Paul W.S. Anderson has never been hurting for work. His latest effort, the period-disaster 3D film “Pompeii” has seen a flurry of casting additions and it now has a release date smack dab in the middle of the early-year dumping ground.

Watch: Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez & Kellan Lutz Drink 'Syrup' In New Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2013 1:33 PM
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After an underwhelming trailer and flashy set photos, we thought the film adaptation of Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” might show up at Sundance. It didn't, but along the way, Magnolia Pictures landed the film and, with a theatrical and OnDemand release around they corner, they’ve also dropped a brand new trailer.

‘Elysium’: 5 Key Moments In The New Trailer

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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Elysium trailer
In case you missed it, yesterday evening Sony finally unveiled the long-awaited trailer for "Elysium," Neill Blomkamp's rather ambitious sci-fi follow-up to the dazzling and creative, "District 9." Starring Matt Damon and set in 2154, "Elysium" looks like a direct commentary on "the haves and have-nots." It's set in a future where the ruling class are on Elysium, an elite luxury space station above the planet, while the 99% are stuck on a ravaged and resource-drained Earth, both brutally overpopulated and polluted. And we've got to say: the trailer looks tantalizing and incredible, with some spectacular effects that point to some potential next-level shit.

Edgar Ramirez & Olivia Munn Join Eric Bana In Exorcism Pic ‘Beware The Night’

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 10, 2013 12:51 PM
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Despite the apex of the genre occurring forty years ago, the past few years has seen an increase in exorcism films: “The Rite,” “The Devil Inside,” and two at-bats for “The Last Exorcism” among others. And in case you forgot, last fall it was reported that “Sinister” director Scott Derrickson was heading back to the exorcism well (he wrote and directed 2005’s “The Exorcism Of Emily Rose”) with “Beware The Night” and he’s lined up a nifty cast to join Eric Bana.

Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, with barely a few weeks going by without a major tent-pole arriving. Even the once-barren month of April isn't safe anymore, with the arrival of "Oblivion," an expensive, visually lavish sci-fi picture top-lined by megastar Tom Cruise.

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