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Julia Stiles Talks Comedy 'It's A Disaster,' Career Choices & 'Bourne'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 9, 2013 4:19 PM
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Julia Stiles has had a long and varied career since her breakout role opposite Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You," the '90s high school adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Since then she's been a Jason Bourne accomplice, danced with death on TV's "Dexter," delivered David Mamet dialogue on stage, and currently has a spate of new high profile film roles coming up. We caught up with the New Yorker on the phone on the eve of the world premiere of her latest flick, "It's a Disaster."

Story Details Revealed About Michael Mann's Cyber Theft Thriller Starring Chris Hemsworth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 3:20 PM
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We're now at four years since Michael Mann's last film, the cops 'n gangsters tale "Public Enemies," but the director seems to be getting close to making his next movie. Back in February it was revealed he was teaming with Chris Hemsworth for an untitled thriller set in the world of "set in the world of cyber threats and attacks." Not many other details were shared other than Mann was co-writing the script as well with Morgan Davis Foehl (currently penning the videogame adaptation "Mass Effect"). But a few more bits and pieces have been revealed.

Danny Boyle Talks The Unorthodox Construction Of 'Trance,' Going Back To The Dark Side & His Relationship With Writers

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 9, 2013 3:05 PM
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Trance feature
When we attended a Danny Boyle panel at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month, they played a kind of highlight reel before the it began, with clips covering his film career to date. As they flickered by, it was hard not to be impressed – this is a man who has won an Oscar for Best Director and one for Best Picture and yet, when you see images from "Trainspotting" or "Sunshine" or "127 Hours," you can't help but feel like he's still underrated. His newest movie, a twisty, turny, deliciously sexy thriller called "Trance," just opened in New York and Los Angeles, and will be expanding in the coming weeks across the country.

5 Essential Annette Funicello Movies (And They're Not All At The Beach)

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • April 9, 2013 2:46 PM
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Annette Funicello
Within the few days or so, we have heard about the deaths of Roger Ebert and "Queen of Prep" Lilly Pulitzer. Following the rule of threes, we have also lost one of America’s sweethearts. Original Disney teen sensation and "Beach Party" star Annette Funicello passed away yesterday, due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Discovered at the age of 12 by Walt Disney, Funicello went on to be unarguably the most popular Mouseketeer (6,000 fan letters a week) in the newly formed “Mickey Mouse Club“ and to appear in such Disney classics as "The Shaggy Dog." By this time, Funicello was also releasing pop hits left and right, including "Tall Paul," "First Name Initial," and "Pineapple Princess." After outgrowing her Mouseketeer sweater, to the notice of young boys around the country, she moved onto the series of films she is probably most famous for, the "Beach Party" movies.

Exclusive: Emma Roberts Is A Big Fan Of John Cusack In Clip From 'Adult World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 1:48 PM
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With a just over a week to go until it makes its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, director Scott Coffey has been busy fine tuning "Adult World" and getting ready to walk down the red carpet. We've shared some images and have been keeping up with the developments as the movie has progressed, but now we get our first look at "Adult World," with this exclusive clip.

Steven Soderbergh & Shane Carruth Talk ‘Upstream Color,’ Its Lack Of Cats & Suspicious Marketing In China

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 9, 2013 1:18 PM
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UPSTREAM COLOR - Q&A with Shane Carruth & Steven Soderbergh - IFC Center
Now "retired" filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has Oscars, a Palme d'Or and other accolades to his name. At a whirlwind pace, he directed 26 feature-length films in 24 years (not counting shorts and TV projects) mostly free of any signature filmmaking brand, omnivorously moving from style and genre to style and genre to keep things fresh. And while Soderbergh is well-celebrated for his contributions to cinema, one thing audiences tend to forget is his mentorship and how the "Side Effects" helmer got behind several filmmakers.

Rumor: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Kiki's Delivery Service' Getting Live-Action Remake From 'The Grudge' Director Takashi Shimizu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 12:56 PM
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Okay, before you have a heart attack, note this is a rumor, and frankly it smells like an April Fools Day joke that's still kicking around (and don't think it's not possible -- Clint Eastwood directing a Stompin' Tom Connors biopic made Canadian newspapers yesterday). But the folks at Twitch usually know what's going on, and wouldn't throw this out there unless they thought it might have some veracity to it so, here we are: Hayao Miyazaki's beloved "Kiki's Delivery Service" might be getting a remake.

Neill Blomkamp Says There Were Too Many Cooks In The 'Halo' Kitchen, Talks Sequels & Franchises

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 9, 2013 12:34 PM
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Sony Pictures are finally on the promotional path for "Elysium," the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi film, written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind "District 9." Like his Peter Jackson-produced debut, which was set in a post-apocalyptic future in Johannesburg, dealing with issues like apartheid, xenophobia, poverty and slums, "Elysium" also blends mind-blowing action and effects with social concerns and textures this time featuring a 1% elite upper crust on a space station, and the 99% social class on a overpopulated and over polluted planet Earth below.

15 Of The Best Baseball Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 9, 2013 12:09 PM
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It’s spring, the flowers have sprung, the air is clean and the breeze soothing. For sports fans, it means baseball season, whether it be the return of comparatively-overpaid major league players to our television sets, or the chance for some of us to shake off the winter doldrums and toss the ball around.

Watch: New TV Spots For 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'The Heat' & 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 9, 2013 11:20 AM
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Time to take a look at some new TV spots for four of the summer’s big upcoming movies.

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