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Watch: Planes & Trains In New Clips From 'World War Z' & 'The Lone Ranger'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2013 2:00 PM
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Yes, "Man Of Steel" is now in theaters and still inspiring fierce debate (check out our The Best & Worst Of 'Man of Steel' feature), but there are still two whole months left in the summer to go, and more blockbusters hoping wring some super-dollars out of your wallet.

Morgan Freeman Joins Luc Besson's 'Lucy'; Christina Hendricks Takes The 'Measure Of A Man' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 5:16 PM
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From a Luc Besson action flick getting a veteran to Armie Hammer getting swapped for a hot rising actor, a few casting bits and bobs to keep you ahead of the game....

Watch: 2 Featurettes & 2 TV Spots For 'The Lone Ranger' Plus Over 20 New Photos

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 14, 2013 9:41 AM
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Depp, The Lone Ranger
“The Lone Ranger” is coming down the tracks like a runaway train. In fact, from the mass of trailers, tv spots and featurettes now upon us, it would be easy to get the impression that Gore Verbinksi's forthcoming mega-western is basically a violent, live action “Thomas The Tank Engine”. Which would be no bad thing.

Tom Cruise Bails On Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' To Gear Up 'Mission: Impossible 5' Instead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2013 1:33 PM
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This is probably not how Warner Bros. wanted to head into the Memorial Day weekend. With the studio seemingly to finally get their long developing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." movie going, with Guy Ritchie attached to direct and Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander coming in supporting roles, they've just lost their leading man.

Alicia Vikander Joins 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' As The Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 8, 2013 6:59 PM
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Alicia Vikander
Weren’t we just saying the pretty and talented Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was on the rise and would soon be leaving the period-piece ghetto? Frankly, we’ve had our eye on the actress for a while. We called her one of the actresses to watch in early 2012 and she’s fulfilled her promise with excellent turns in “A Royal Affair” and “Anna Karenina.” She can act and it hasn't gone unnoticed. She was up for the lead role in “Cinderella,” and while she didn’t land the part, she’s scored another plum role, the lead role in Warner Bros.' “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Watch: New Russian Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Serves Up More Footage & Adventure

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 2, 2013 9:37 AM
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The Long Ranger
As overstuffed as the last two Gore Verbinski-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were, there’s no denying the fact that the man knows how to stage a set piece. Add this to the fact that “The Lone Ranger” looks to be a fun -- and extremely high-budgeted -- western with no unnecessary 3D post-conversion, and you can count us in. If you still need convincing, the Russian-dubbed international trailer has surfaced online with new footage and, more importantly, more trains.

Preview: 20 Minutes Of 'Lone Ranger' Features Giant Trains, Possessed Rabbits And Palpable Chemistry

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 25, 2013 2:37 PM
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The Long Ranger
One of the biggest question marks of the summer is Disney's colossal "The Lone Ranger" reboot. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, the epic western looks to contemporize the thirties pulp hero for modern audiences, with Armie Hammer donning the mask and white hat of the titular Ranger, with Johnny Depp, once again in kabuki make-up, assuming the role of Tonto, the Ranger's Native American sidekick and trusted friend. It's a big risk (like $250 million big) to spend so much money on a genre that has more or less been regulated to the sidelines. But last night at a special presentation in New York, Disney (along with Bruckheimer and Hammer, who were on hand for the event) previewed twenty minutes of footage from the movie, and made it known that "The Lone Ranger" can easily compete with all the superheroes and comic book movies the summer of 2013 has to offer.

Armie Hammer Joins Tom Cruise In Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 24, 2013 7:09 PM
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Armie Hammer
It's incredible to think of the ups and down actor Armie Hammer has had. His career was launched in 2010 as the Winklevi twins in David Fincher's "The Social Network," a small but crucial role that earned him just the right amount of attention. But about two years before that Hammer must have assumed he had scored his first real break -- playing Bruce Wayne and Batman in George Miller's "Justice League" film that came close to shooting in 2008, down under, but Warner Bros. eventually pulled the plug.

Watch: International Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Features New Footage, More Adventure

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 8:44 AM
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The Long Ranger
Yes, we can be snarky and dare we say even snooty sometimes, but the secret you might not know about the fine folks at The Playlist is that we like a good popcorn blockbuster just like anyone else (when done well). And you know what? Yesterday's trailer for "The Lone Ranger" completely sold us on the movie -- or at least, we're optimistic it's going to be some well executed entertainment. This writer tends to forget that the first "Pirates Of The Caribbean" was actually a whole lot of fun (we won't talk about the sequels) and if Gore Verbinski brings that vitality here, he's going to have a major winner on his hands.

Watch: Saddle Up With The New Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:08 PM
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The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
It seems like it just isn't blockbuster movie season without Johnny Depp wearing funny hats, clothing from Dickensian thrift shops and/or lots of makeup, but this summer he's back with almost all of the above in "The Lone Ranger." The quaint, black-and-white 1950s TV show has been brought to the 21st century with a soaring budget of over $200 million and a bag full of special effects. And now a brand-spanking new trailer has come over the horizon, promising both big time spectacle and Depp quirkiness in equally large servings.

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