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Exclusive: Rashida Jones Gives Nick Frost A Bowling Lesson In Clip From 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 11:22 AM
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Cuban Fury
How do you win over a girl that's seemingly out of your league? Find out what they like, be yourself and maybe, learn how to dance. All those elements come into the mix in the upcoming comedy "Cuban Fury" in which one man's romantic pursuit finds him flying across the dance floor.

Watch: First Clip & New Trailer For Dance Comedy 'Cuban Fury' Starring Nick Frost & Chris O'Dowd

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 28, 2014 4:46 PM
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Cuban Fury
People of The Playlist, I come to you from across the sea, from the land known as Britain, with a message of great importance. Listen carefully, for it is this: just because we British people make a cheap-ass comedy does not mean you need to think it is charming and off-beat. There is an equally good chance it is terrible and unoriginal. And lo, a case in point. Behold, the arrival on your shores of the trailer for “Cuban Fury,” which here in London has been sweatily salsa-humping my eyeballs on every cinema visit for the past two months.

Sundance Review: John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’ Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd & Kelly Reilly

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 22, 2014 1:20 PM
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Something black and acidic runs through the veins of those McDonagh brothers; there’s just something not quite right with these lads...and thank goodness for that. Playwright and younger sibling Martin McDonagh made a splash in Ireland’s theater scene with his hilarious, tart, pitch-black plays and then impressed film audiences with two wicked black comedies (“In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths”). Older bro John Michael McDonagh possesses a similar talent, and an ear for devilish dialogue, and having penned “Ned Kelly,” he made his feature-length debut with the cheeky, underrated black comedy “The Guard” (underrated internationally, that is; the film is the most successful Irish film of all time in Ireland). If you don’t know these guys, you need to remedy that immediately.

Watch: Chris O'Dowd Can't Carry The Weight Of The World In First Clip From Sundance Film 'Calvary' With Brendan Gleeson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 4:02 PM
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Calvary
As the various Playlist team members assemble like Voltron in Park City, we're looking at our list of the 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, eager to start making a dent into it. And one movie that we'll surely be getting to is "Calvary."

Sundance Trailer: Watch John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary' Starring Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly & Chris O'Dowd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 9:35 AM
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If you're a cinephile, December and January is one of the best times of the year. Not only do the meaty awards season contenders start playing at a theater near you, but Sundance brings forth a whole new crop of movies to get excited about. And with organizers unveiling their most promising batch of titles yet yesterday, the first trailer for one of them has emerged.

Watch: Nick Frost Falls For Rashida Jones In Trailer For Salsa Dancing Comedy 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 8:05 AM
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What's one way to a woman's heart? Dancing, apparently. And that's pretty much the entire drive behind the upcoming British comedy "Cuban Fury," with the first trailer arriving this morning hoping that its moves are enough to make you interested to see this.

Review: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
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The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet & Jesse Plemons Join Stephen Fears' Lance Armstrong Biopic With Ben Foster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 1:13 PM
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Ben Foster, Lance Armstrong Movie
Sorry, J.J. Abrams and Scott Z. Burns and Jay Roach, while you guys might be cooking up your films about disgraced cyclist and former American hero Lance Armstrong, Stephen Frears has beaten you to the front of the pack. Earlier this year he lined up Ben Foster to play the lead in his film, and now the director has put together a very promising supporting crew to go along with it.

First Look At Chris O'Dowd In 'Thor: The Dark World' Plus Lego Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 12:49 PM
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Earlier this year, Chris O'Dowd casually revealed that he had filmed a quick, small role for "Thor: The Dark World," and then we sorta forgot about it. Well, a fresh reminder has now arrived.

Chris O'Dowd Is A 'Coward' With Adam Driver

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 30, 2013 5:45 PM
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Earlier this year came the news that Adam Driver -- Lena Dunham’s weird carpenter ex-boyfriend on “Girls” -- would be make a full-fledged jump to the big screen with “Ceremony” director Max Winkler for the period comedy “Coward.” Now it appears he’s bringing one of his “Girls” co-stars along for the ride.

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