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Review: 'Big Chill'-Esque 'About Alex' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella And More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 7, 2014 5:44 PM
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About Alex
Every generation needs a couple of reunion movies, and in “About Alex" we have another one. First-time writer-director Jesse Zwick doesn't so much swing for the fences as attempt to dribble a single down the baseline. This comedy-drama doesn't reach any untold heights, but with formula pictures like this, you can only hope the company is pleasant. With this cast, those meager expectations are reached.

Anthony Mackie Races To Jesse Owens Biopic, But Won't Play Tune For Buddy Bolden Pic

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2014 11:39 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
We here at the Playlist have been firmly in the tank for Anthony Mackie since at least 2006’s “Half Nelson,” if not Spike Lee’s wildly uneven “She Hate Me,” so it’s nice to see Hollywood finally coming around and recognizing his talent. As “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” continues its victory lap – $708 million worldwide and counting – and Mackie’s charismatic Falcon continues to be seen the world over, we’ll bring you up-to-date on the actor’s latest moves.

'The Raid' Remake Delayed, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Ethan Hawke & More On Wishlist For Lead

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 28, 2014 9:25 AM
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They may not have lit up the box office, but Gareth Evans’s pair of bloody Indonesian action movies – “The Raid: Redemption” and “The Raid 2: Berandal” – have caught the attention of Hollywood and, in fact, the North American remake rights to the first film were scooped up not long after its successful TIFF Midnight Madness screening. While it seemed the U.S. remake of “The Raid” was finally gathering steam – it locked up both a writer and director earlier this year – things have since slowed down.

Anthony Mackie To Play 'Jimi' Hendrix, Robert De Niro Drives 'Bus 757' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2014 12:33 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
At one point a few years ago, Paul Greengrass was looking to make a biopic on legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix with Anthony Mackie in the lead. But when the Hendrix estate wouldn't sign off on the project, it fell apart and everyone moved on. But now, things are moving again. Mackie is back to play the axeman, with Ol Parker ("Now Is Good") at the helm of the movie "which chronicles the last nine days of Hendrix's life."

Noomi Rapace Sees 'Brilliance' In Will Smith, Anthony Mackie Teams With Seth Rogen For Christmas Comedy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 4:20 PM
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It's hard to pin down Noomi Rapace. The former girl with the dragon tattoo has been doing everything from big blockbusters ("Prometheus") to cheap genre fare ("Dead Man Down"). And now in another unexpected move, she's going to make a movie with Will Smith.

Best And Worst Of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 7, 2014 12:01 PM
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Captain America 2, Best/Worst
This past Friday, after opening worldwide a few weeks earlier and performing like gangbusters, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the ninth Marvel Studios movie to date, arrived in the U.S., and swiftly proceeded to be the biggest opening of 2014 to date, smashing April records with a hefty $96 million weekend. That's a big step up for the second adventure to topline Chris Evans' super-soldier Steve Rogers to date, no doubt helped by very positive reaction from fans and critics alike.

Anthony Mackie Calls 'Triple Nine,' Marion Cotillard Voices 'A Rigged World' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 11:46 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
As if the cast of John Hillcoat's "Triple Nine" wasn't awesome enough with Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Michael Pena, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot already on board, well it just got even better.

Review: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Redford

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2014 4:05 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
He might not be a space Viking or a talking raccoon, but Captain America was almost as tricky a character to bring to the screen in the 21st century as some of his Marvel contemporaries — standing for sincerity and purity in an age of grittiness and irony, and wearing the stars-and-stripes in an age when international box-office is key. As such, the character's first appearance in 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger," is probably best described as a modest success, both critically (an enjoyably retro first half giving way to a flatter, more formless second), and commercially — at $370 million, it's the second lowest-grossing of the Marvel pictures so far.

Watch: First 10 Minutes Of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Plus Falcon Featurette

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 19, 2014 9:05 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
With just a few weeks left until the film’s release, the first ten minutes of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (via Movieweb) have arrived online to lure you to the movie theater alongside a featurette introducing audiences to Marvel’s newest hero.

6 Posters, 2 Promo Reels & 1 Clip From 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2014 1:20 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
With Marvel throwing down the gauntlet, and plotting "Captain America 3" to open on the same weekend as "Batman Vs. Superman," they are revealing a tremendous amount of faith in the upcoming "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." It seems they already believe that not only will be a hit, it will lead a third movie where anticipation will be...well, Batman and Superman sized. And so they continue to push hard to make sure everyone checks it out in a couple of weeks.

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