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Claire Denis To Shoot New Feature 'The Bastards' Next Month, Vincent Lindon & Chiara Mastroianni To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 7:13 PM
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When the members of The Playlist like to get our foreign film art house mojo working, there are few filmmakers as consistently rewarding as Claire Denis. As we outlined in our retrospective a couple years back, her body of work is impressive, with a number of distinct, individual films that are unlike anything anyone else is doing. And moreover, she's directed some of our favorite films -- arthouse or otherwise -- of the past few years with 2008's "35 Shots Of Rum" and 2009's "White Material." But she's since gone very quiet, but we're happy that a new film is on the horizon.

Double Duty: Kenneth Branagh To Play The Villain & Direct The Untitled Jack Ryan Reboot With Chris Pine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 6:12 PM
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Well, this is an interesting development. While we have to admit, the prospect of another Jack Ryan movie initially didn't thrill us, this bit of news has certainly raised our interest, adding an interesting element to the film that will find recently signed director Kenneth Branagh doing double duty on the project.

Watch: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Mix It Up In New Trailer For 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 5:50 PM
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Listen, we know Warner Bros. has been busy with "The Dark Knight Rises," but that doesn't excuse the marketing for the upcoming "The Campaign" being so...lifeless. Mostly relying on jokey pairs of posters (see the latest here) and, well, that's about it, the film doesn't yet feel like the kind of classic a Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis pairing should bring about.

Kevin Durand, Marton Csokas & Dakota Goyo Book Passage On Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 5:28 PM
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We'll say this, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is going to provide all kinds of opportunities for puns and riffs on its title over the next couple years as the movie blog world tracks its development. So bear with us as we use up our supply of clever ways to play on one of the most well known Bible stories besides the one about Jesus.

Jared Harris & Lena Headey Join 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 4:54 PM
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Before we begin, can we just have a moment of silence of Lane Pryce?...........Okay, with that out of the way, there's no need to weep for former "Mad Men" star Jared Harris as he's joining an upcoming and hotly touted young adult novel adaptation, along with another actress who is currently experiencing some small screen heat of her own.

Jump Through Time With New Images From 'Looper' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis & Emily Blunt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 4:27 PM
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Ambitious to say the least, Rian Johnson continues to add to this filmography of high concept genre films with this fall's "Looper." And after a solid reception at Comic-Con over the weekend, we're continuing to see more and more from the upcoming film.

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Actress Svetlana Khodchenkova In Talks For Viper In 'The Wolverine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 3:45 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. In a week that saw Jessica Biel land and then abandon the role of Viper in "The Wolverine," it looks like a replacement has been found, although it's a name that's going to need a bit more room on the poster.

Watch: Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz Make A Motorcycle Escape In Clip From 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 3:20 PM
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Bourne is back. Kind of. Well, actually just in title only. While "The Bourne Legacy" may bear the moniker of the character Matt Damon turned into a blockbuster phenomenon across three films, next month Jeremy Renner takes over as man-on-the-run Aaron Cross, with Tony Gilroy -- longtime writer of the series -- stepping into the director's chair. And it's all shaping up quite well.

New Posters For 'Gangster Squad,' 'The Last Stand,' 'After Earth' & 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 2:59 PM
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Set your eyeballs on fun, because a plethora of one sheets have landed in the last few days, so we're just gonna round 'em up here for your perusal.

Exclusive: Clip From 'Why Stop Now' Featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan & Melissa Leo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 1:57 PM
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Yes, Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo have made their first film together with "Why Stop Now." But while they are both known for being solid dramatic actors, the feature debut from writing and directing pair Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner finds them exercising their excellent comic skills instead.

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