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Watch: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks & More Sing In 5 Clips From 'Les Misérables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:34 PM
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With the movie now playing for critics and screeners already in the hands of many, Universal's push for Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" is going into the final stretch as it heads toward a release later this month, and now the biggest taste yet of the movie has arrived in five clips from the film.

Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander & Gabriella Wilde In The Mix For The Title Role In 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:11 PM
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Remember "Order Of The Seven"? Well, if you don't, it was the Disney Snow White re-imagining that was developing for years until two other movies came along -- "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" -- and took the wind out of its sail. Unsurprisingly, the studio ended up scrapping the project that had Saoirse Ronan set to lead, but now it looks like she'll get another shot at a Disney reboot.

There's Always Hope: Watch The New Trailer For Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 6:38 PM
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Are you ready to tumble down into the mind of Charles Swan? Self-obsessed, selfish, a bit of trainwreck...undoubtedly there will be many making the Sheen/Swan connection, but if anything, the first trailer for "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" firmly establishes that this is very much a Roman Coppola movie.

'West of Memphis: Voices For Justice' Soundtrack Features Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, Band Of Horses, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2012 4:55 PM
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There have been several benefit CDs over the years to assist the wrongly accused West Memphis Three trio -- Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin -- the subject of the crucial HBO documentaries "Paradise Lost 1-3" that led to their partial exoneration in 2010 (though not from a legal standpoint, they were forced to take the Alford plea, though all signs pointed to a super botched investigation and prosecution).

Jon Brion Tried To Score 'The Fighter' For David O. Russell, But The Score Was Scrapped

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2012 4:31 PM
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At the beginning of the aughts, Jon Brion was the man for film soundtracks, especially the quirky and offbeat kind. He wrote the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (and had done the same for "Magnolia"), as well as Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees,” and all three of these scores are considered classics.

Go On The Hunt With New Images From 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 4:28 PM
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"Electric, sprawling and ambitious," that's what we had say about Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which has started screening for critics as it heads into awards-contending limited release in just a couple of weeks. Indeed, it's one of the hottest conversation pieces at the moment, and a few more pics take you on the ground.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Killing Them Softly' Looking To Take A 'Collection,' Hopefully It Won't Be A 'Silent Night'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 30, 2012 3:48 PM
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Even the heartwarming and familial atmosphere of Thanksgiving can't last forever. Or longer than a few days, it seems. Last weekend's prevalent buoyancy - marked by an animated fairy world, a triumphant teenage army, and CG zoo animals - is eschewed this week in favor of violent real world problems. Enter hitmen, war criminals, mass murderers, vengeful robots, inescapable vanity, failed careers, and a sadistic Santa Claus (just to keep things seasonal). What blood-spattered rage-fest will you be attending? Tell us in the comments below!

Seth MacFarlane Says 'Family Guy' Movie Is On The Way, Has A Slight Criticism Of 'The Simpsons Movie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 3:26 PM
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Damn, we must have lost count somewhere along the way, but "Family Guy" is now going eleven seasons strong. And while the exploits of Peter Griffin and co. are not quite as fresh, funny or interesting as they used to be, like "The Simpsons," it's a cash printing machine for Fox thanks to syndication, which likely means it's going to be around, a long, long time. And yes, it's eventually going to be coming to a multiplex near you.

Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Gets Spring 2013 Release Date; 'End Of Watch' Coming Back To Theaters Next Week

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 2:58 PM
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It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas and while the arthouses will be filled with Oscar contenders, next year brings a bunch of auteurs to theaters. But first, one fall movie is doing a victory lap...

The Essentials: 5 Great Ernst Lubitsch Films

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 30, 2012 2:20 PM
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Sadly, the name Ernst Lubitsch isn't one that's batted around much by the hip young gunslingers of the movie world. Given that he passed away in the 1940s, there are many whose grandparents were barely out of short trousers the last time a Lubitsch picture was in theaters, and only a few filmmakers (Wes Anderson the most recent) mention him as a touchstone these days. But we're firmly of the belief that cinema would be much improved if every screenwriter and director sat down for a weekend with the films of the much-missed director.

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