The Playlist

Watch: There's Lots Of Yelling In First Clip From Michel Gondry's 'The We And The I'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 10:25 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Forgoing the fantasy elements of past pictures of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Science of Sleep" and even his upcoming "Mood Indigo," Michel Gondry's scrappy, lo-fi indie "The We and the I" is something outside of the box for the filmmaker. Putting his usual visual tools away, he gathered up a bunch of non-actors and put them on a bus to tell an ensemble story about a bunch of high school kids on the last day of school in the Bronx. And while it still waits for a U.S. distributor to come aboard, it hits theaters in France next month and the first clip from the movie has dropped. And it's very loud.

Benedict Cumberbatch Feels "Cynical" About U.S. Sherlock 'Elementary,' Would've Preferred If Jonny Lee Miller Didn't Do It

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 9:55 AM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
“Sherlock” will go back in front of cameras again next January with an eye on airing later in 2013, but before we get a chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch again as the super sleuth, we’ll be more than familiar with another take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation. “Elementary,” starring Jonny Lee Miller as a modern day (but New York-based) Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, will debut with the first of its 13 episodes on CBS on September 27th. The relationship between the two projects is not the best as we documented when reporting on Miller’s casting earlier this year.

Go Behind The Scenes With New Images From 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 9:36 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It’s been a rough couple of years for Guillermo del Toro. After bailing on “The Hobbit,” which was deadlocked for some time due to MGM’s financial issues, he began work on his long-discussed H.P. Lovecraft dream project “At the Mountains of Madness” that had misfortune of having the plug pulled by a gun-shy Universal, despite Tom Cruise circling the lead. Fortunately, the director had another project, the giant robots vs. giant monsters “Pacific Rim” at the ready with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. After impressing the geek crowd this summer at Comic-Con with some early footage and a cool poster, things have been quiet, but the latest issue of Empire has some cool-looking production pictures.

Ethan Hawke Says They're Writing The Script, Not Shooting The 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Follow-Up In Greece

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 8:59 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Well, there's good news and bad news. We'll give you the latter first -- despite what looked like a lot of evidence to suggest that the much talked about follow-up to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" was now filming in Greece...it's not. However, it is being actively worked on, and while both Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were spotted around Greece, it seems they are still putting ideas to paper.

Watch: Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid Share A Moment In Clip From Ramin Bahrani's 'At Any Price'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 8:30 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
With reviews still coming in from Venice for Ramin Bahrani's latest, "At Any Price," critics largely seem to agree on one point -- that the film carries with it a distinct vibe and feeling of classic cinema of yore. In our own breakdown of the film, our man on the Lido wrote the picture takes "the form of an good old-fashioned melodrama, closer to 'Giant' or 'Death Of A Salesman' then anything else," and in this first excerpt from the film, that sensation is palpable.

Sneak Screening Of 'Argo' Planned For The Telluride Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 8:11 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The Playlist is earning its air miles this month. With Oliver currently sipping espressos in Italy, we've got another man on the ground in Colorado, where the Telluride Film Festival gets underway today. As per usual, organizers dropped their slate right before the kickoff yesterday, revealing an impressive selection of films culled from the best of Venice and Cannes, with premieres including Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," "Hyde Park on Hudson" with Bill Murray, Michael Winterbottom's "Everyday," Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children" and more. The fest seemed to be missing a knockout title (or two), but it appears one of them has been revealed.

Venice Review: Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' A Comprehensive & Warm Look At The Making Of Michael Jackson's Album

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • August 31, 2012 7:36 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
A couple of years ago, before he set up his low-budget comeback film “Red Hook Summer," Spike Lee was planning another NYC-set project, “Brooklyn Loves MJ,” with the story taking place on the night of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson in June 2009. Said to star Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie and more, the film never came together (although Lee told us recently that he hoped to get it going again), but the director’s been able to pay tribute to the late King of Pop in a couple of other ways. For one, he’s helped to organize a semi-annual Brooklyn Loves MJ party (although it didn’t take place this year or last for various reasons). And then there’s the director’s latest film, and his second of 2012, “Bad 25.” The subject matter is less weighty for the man behind such stirring docs as "4 Little Girls" and "When The Levees Broke," but the results are no less pleasing for this effort which delves into the making of Jackson's Bad, the fifth biggest-selling LP of all time.

Check Out Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor On The Set Of 'Cleopatra' In New Pics From 'Liz And Dick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 30, 2012 6:11 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
In between court dates, getting in car accidents, doing photo shoots with Terry Richardson and being accused of theft, Lindsay Lohan actually managed to shoot two movies. She recently wrapped production on Paul Schrader's indie "The Canyons," but before that she got the paparazzi in a tizzy on the set of "Liz and Dick." Now, a few promo shots and the first images from the film itself have dropped, and they are sure to get the chatter started all over again.

Jamie Foxx Shows Off His Six-Shooter In New Wintry 'Django Unchained' Image

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • August 30, 2012 5:37 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
It's Jamie Foxx in an olive-drab coat and cowboy hat.  It's an old-school six-shooter and it's the winter time. it can't be anything other than a new image from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slave/vengeance epic "Django Unchained."

New Photos: Kristen Wiig In 'Imogene,' Elle Fanning In 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'At Any Price' & More

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • August 30, 2012 5:34 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Maybe we should call it Annette Bening day. The actress features in two new photos from two films arriving on the film festival circuit. First up is "Imogene," which is a starring vehicle for Kristen Wiig, developed by the 'SNL' comedienne before she took off in "Bridesmaids." Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), the picture centers on a washed-up playwright (Wiig) who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend's attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family. The picture also co-stars Bening, as you can see by the photo, Matt Dillon and "Glee" star Darren Criss.

Email Updates

Recent Comments