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Jamie Foxx Discusses His Favorite Deleted Scene In ‘Django Unchained’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 18, 2012 5:27 PM
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At two hours and forty five minutes, you know that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is sprawling and long. So long that Harvey Weinstein suggested cutting the films in two ala “Kill Bill” in the editing room (the idea was nixed obviously). And with a script that was 166 pages (roughly 3 hours), you know that not everything was going to make the cut.

Don't Spoil It: Red Band Trailer For 'John Dies At The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2012 4:51 PM
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The holidays are all about family, which usually means that when it comes to sitting down with everyone to watch a movie...choices become limited. You won't want anything too raunchy that will offend the grandparents in the room, or too freaky for the parents, so you're usually stuck with something very polite and middle-of-the-road. Suitable for all audiences, as it were. Well, once you've done your familial duties, you might be in the mood for something a bit more risque, well, you'll have options.

Watch: The Twylight Zones Auditions In Clip From 'Not Fade Away' Plus A Discography Of New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2012 4:22 PM
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With all the big movies swinging their dicks as December winds down, we nearly forgot about David Chase's "Not Fade Away." The feature debut from "The Sopranos" creator hasn't been making many waves, but it's still coming to theaters, hoping some of that old time rock 'n roll will find an audience.

'The Artist' Star Berenice Bejo Makes 'The Choice,' Plus First Look At Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 18, 2012 3:42 PM
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A little over a year ago Berenice Bejo would probably have been best known to international audiences for her small role in the excellent Heath Ledger film “A Knight’s Tale.” But having swept just about every awards ceremony earlier this year, “The Artist” catapulted her and co-star Jean Dujardin into the limelight. Of the two it always seemed more likely that Dujardin would make the transition to Hollywood roles, and he wasted little time in lining up parts in Marty Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” and George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men.” Bejo meanwhile has most notably picked up a role alongside her phenomenally talented compatriot Tahar Rahim in Asghar Farhadi’s (“A Separation”) next project, “The Past” (more on that in a second).

Soundtracks At Sundance: Alicia Keys Scores 'Mister And Pete,' Ryan Miller Of Guster Composes Lake Bell’s 'In A World' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 3:13 PM
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As we scramble to get our last minute Christmas shopping done (damn, it's just a week away), the movie year is winding down in a hurry and soon we'll all be hibernating however momentarily at the homes of friends and family. But once the cork is popped on the New Year, we're jumping back in the grind and it will all kick off with the Sundance Film Festival. And as more and more continues to be lifted on the strong lineup of films playing the fest, details on who is composing scores and providing tunes to number of films have been revealed. And ranging from our indie favs to big pop stars, it looks like we're in for a great year in movie music in 2013. Read on....

The Playlist's Men Of The Year 2012: Channing Tatum & Matthew McConaughey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 18, 2012 2:52 PM
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Last year, when the time came to pick our man of the year, we had a tough choice. Ryan Gosling, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney all had excellent, diverse and busy 2011s, and after hours of furious debate, we ended up settling on Michael Fassbender. This year, the choice seemed to us a simple one, albeit shared between two actors who both turned around their image and perception with a string of roles across the last year, culminating in a film that teamed them up to great effect. Yes, it's Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.

Josh Hutcherson Joins Pablo Escobar Movie 'Paradise Lost' With Benicio Del Toro

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 18, 2012 2:18 PM
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Is Josh Hutcherson the new Vincent Chase? The young actor, who has recently transitioned successfully to adult roles with strong showings in “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Hunger Games” and “Detention” among others, looks set to star in the upcoming Pablo Escobar film “Paradise Lost.” Fans of “Entourage” (yes, that show had fans) will remember that in the series their Pablo Escobar movie “Medellin” was an absolute clusterfuck, so fingers crossed for J-Hutch that this version doesn’t go the same way.

I'm Going After Bilbo: New Trailer For 'Identity Thief' Starring Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2012 1:54 PM
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As folks will soon see during the end credits of "This Is 40," Melissa McCarthy is an improv machine. “I've seen people in tears before, but that was something otherworldly. People were leaving the room -- crew had to leave. It was impossible, and she just kept her composure through all of it,” Paul Rudd said about working with her on Judd Apatow's film, with the director adding, quite simply: "...Melissa is one of the best improvisers there is." And hopefully Seth Gordon knew enough to let her go off script, but even if not, the new trailer for "Identity Thief" does have some promise.

The Worst Films Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 18, 2012 1:34 PM
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We're not alone in thinking that 2012 was a pretty great year for film. Maybe not one for the ages like 1939, 1975 or 1999, but one that, after a slowish start, has seen something worth checking out hit theaters almost every week, with the last few months of the year becoming positively overstuffed with goodness. You'll already have seen various highlights in our year-end coverage to date, and we'll be rolling out individual staff Top 10s in the coming weeks. But it hasn't been all been sunshine and daisies on cinema screens this year.

‘Gangster Squad’ Director Ruben Fleischer Says Cutting Shooting Sequence Was The "Appropriate And Responsible Thing To Do"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 12:52 PM
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Shooting tragedies in this country are becoming a chillingly common occurrence of late. Responses are tricky: how to balance the desire to be respectful, with not going overboard and becoming overprotective? The question of censorship hit in July, after the shooting tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The 1940s period picture “Gangster Squad” starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling landed at the center of the fallout for a sequence in the film's trailers that showed Mickey Cohen (Penn) and his men in the middle of a firefight in a movie theater. The connotations of purposely gunning down moviegoers, like the disturbed real-life shooter, no doubt left many feeling that "Gangster Squad" was suddenly in poor taste. Warner Bros. rightly decided to begin pulling the trailer from theaters, and then considered what their next move should be.

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