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3 New Clips & Photos From 'Celeste And Jesse Forever' Starring Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 12:27 PM
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Breaking up is hard to do. It's even harder if your partner also happens to be your best friend, and that distinction forms the basis of "Celeste And Jesse Forever," the upcoming romantic comedy that takes a funny and dramatic look at the end of a relationship and what it takes to start over.

First Look At Emmy Rossum In 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 11:31 AM
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In case you haven't been paying attention, the young adult book movie adaptation era is upon us. The 'Twilight' series has already proven there are buckets of money to be made, "The Hunger Games" is going to be duplicating that success in years to come, and in 2013, two more franchises will be hoping to cash in as well. Sony has "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" gearing up to go into production for release next August, but Warner Bros. has already wrapped on "Beautiful Creatures," which they hope will get their New Year off to the fresh start.

Yes, Wong Kar-Wai Is Still Shooting 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 10:49 AM
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It started filming in December 2009, and two-and-a-half years later, Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" is still in front of cameras. We won't bore you with the details of the various stops and starts of the production over the past couple years, but needless to say, the highly anticipated movie has taken on Malick-ian proportions. Earlier this spring there appeared to be some kind of light at the end of tunnel when the film was dated with a December 18th release date in China, but that came with a caveat, with producers adding there the movie was headed to back for more shooting in May. And it appears it's still lensing.

Watch: Trailer For Dave Grohl-Produced & Directed Doc 'Sound City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 10:32 AM
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While the history of musicians moving into movies -- whether acting, directing or otherwise -- has been dodgy to say the least, there are times when the artist and material syncs up perfectly and the transition makes sense. And such is the case with "Sound City," a new documentary produced and directed by Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana beatkeeper Dave Grohl.

New Pics From 'Take This Waltz' Plus Expansion Release Dates, See When It Will Hit Your Town

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 9:55 AM
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In case we haven't made it pretty clear already, "Take This Waltz" is one of the best films of 2012 thus far. We've been blowing the trumpet pretty hard for the film, and that's because it's the kind of low-key, smart picture that needs to be championed, so excuse us if we're just going to make a bit more noise.

Listen: RZA's "Blowin' In The Wind" For 'Iron Fists' & Judith Hill's "Desperation" From 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 9:09 AM
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Despite all the blockbuster movies this summer, it seems we really haven't had a great soundtrack to go with them. "The Avengers" melange of alt-rock fodder was a bit embarrassing, and the great selection of songs from "Take This Waltz" do not have an official release just yet. But a couple of movies are just around the corner, that should please both the eyes and ears at the same time.

Steven Spielberg Wants Chris Hemsworth For 'Robopocalypse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 11:56 PM
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Steven Spielberg is known for working efficiently, but every man has his limits. Originally slated to be relaesed next July, 20th Century Fox wisely realised that with the director busy on "Lincoln," there was no way that could happen and pushed the release date one more year. But make no mistake, following this habit of switching up awards bait with multiplex blockbusters, Spielberg is going to be smashing shit up for his next movie, and he now has his leading man.

Watch: Astonishing First Full Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 7:53 PM
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Does the overt happiness from the first two teaser trailers make you feel shame? Do the films of Paul Thomas Anderson make you unduly excited? Do you enjoy the performances of Joaquin Phoenix beyond all reasonable health? Does Philip Seymour Hoffman make your pupils dilate? Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles from the music of Jonny Greenwood? Does the knowledge that this film was shot in 65mm make you impulsive to buy a ticket?

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.

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