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New Photos From 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Plus Watch TIFF Intro And Q&A With Jim Jarmusch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 9:16 AM
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After hitting Cannes and Toronto, with New York and London in its sights, Jim Jarmusch's vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive" continues to hit the festival circuit hard, and another stop planned on its worldwide journey, is at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. And coming along with it are a batch of new photos from the movie.

Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Gearing Up With Paula Patton Nabbing Lead, Colin Farrell In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2013 5:55 PM
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Oh right, "Warcraft"... We sort of forgot the big-screen version of the massively popular video game was in the works, with "Moon"-helmer Duncan Jones signing on to direct at the beginning of the year. Given how long this movie has been in development—Sam Raimi was once attached, before exiting—it was no sign that it would be moving forward with any speed. But it looks as though Jones has the wheels firmly turning on this, with casting getting underway.

John Cusack Takes A ‘Kickback,’ Anton Yelchin & Dakota Johnson Go Shakespeare & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 12:54 PM
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A few bits of casting news to keep you apprised of all that’s moving and shaking in Hollywood’s various corridors. So without further ado........

New Pics From 'Odd Thomas' Starring Anton Yelchin, Film's Release Delayed Over Monetary Dispute

  • By Ben Brock
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  • July 9, 2013 9:04 AM
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The Playlist giveth, and the Playlist taketh away. Today, it giveth new pictures for “Odd Thomas,” Stephen Sommers' adaptation of best-selling author Dean Koontz's supernatural thriller. And then it taketh away, with the news that the film may not be coming out anytime soon, due to a nasty financial dispute between two of the companies behind it.

Cannes Review: Droll, Louche & Languidly Playful 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Jarmusch At His Most Enjoyable & Accessible

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 24, 2013 6:52 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive, Tilda Swinton
From the very first opening titles, written in a Germanic font that immediately conjures everything from “Triumph of the Will” to images of big-busted ladies screaming in campy close-up in 1970s cheapie horrors (it may be the only time in Cannes that a film got a big laugh for a typeface) it’s perfectly clear that the Jim Jarmusch in whose company we’re about to spend a couple of hours is not the wilfully obscure surrealist of “The Limits of Control,” nor the considered, melancholic philosopher behind “Dead Man,” nor even the oddball ragtag troubadour of “Down By Law." In fact, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jarmusch’s take on the vampire myth starring recent muse Tilda Swinton and Tom “fast becoming everyone’s favorite actor” Hiddleston, finds the maverick filmmaker on playful, referential and mischievous form with hugely enjoyable, if not exactly weighty or important, results.

Review: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Often Thrills, But Undone By An Underwritten Villain & Thin Story

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2013 5:44 PM
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Star Trek: Into Darkness
Cast your mind back four years or so, to stardate early May 2009, and remember a time when J.J Abrams wasn't yet the anointed savior of Hollywood. He had an ever-growing fanbase, and had already been behind at least one bona-fide small screen pop culture phenomenon. But his influence on the big-screen up to that point only extended to a few screenwriting credits, mostly forgotten, a producing credit on disposable sleeper hit "Cloverfield," and directing "Mission: Impossible III," an enjoyable, but somewhat interchangeable entry to the Tom Cruise spy franchise.

Watch: The Prime Directive Comes Into Play In First Clip From 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 2:00 PM
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Ooh, looks like "Star Trek Into Darkness" is getting into some ethical and moral quandaries with the sequel, as the first clip from the movie features J.J. Abrams' never still camera, some distractingly skin tight suits, sweat and oh yeah, Spock's life in crucial danger. Trapped down on an alien planet near a volcano that's about to explode, Captain Kirk must grapple with breaking the Prime Directive in order to save his friend. Will he do it or let Spock die? You can probably figure that one out on your own. The clip also serves a quick way to pretty much include every major cast member, even if just for a couple seconds.

Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez & Laurence Fishburne Are 'Rudderless' For William H. Macy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 2:38 PM
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Having worked with folks like Steven Spielberg, the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Mamet, Gus Van Sant and more, William H. Macy has no shortage of experience to draw on as he makes his feature directorial debut. But first, he'll need to get a cast together and he's done just that.

Beam Up With New Pics From 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 10:19 AM
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We're about six weeks away from getting beamed up into whatever J.J. Abrams has put together for "Star Trek Into Darkness" aka "The Movie He's Doing That Isn't Star Wars Episode 7." And of course, plot details are still being kept locked up. All we know is that Benedict Cumberbatch is the bad guy and Alice Eve will appear in her underwear, which for many is reason enough to buy a ticket. But in case you need a little more coaxing, here are a few more pics from the film.

Diane Kruger & Anton Yelchin Are Working '5 To 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 1:56 PM
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One of the benefits of living in Montreal (as this writer does), is being able to get a bit of European flavor, and around here the "cinq-a-sept" is sacred. The term (meaning five-to-seven) describes the after work hours in which co-workers, friends and colleagues share drinks and laughs before heading home. And as the setting for a romantic comedy, it's a pretty good one.

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