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First Look: Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy In 'Lawless,' Formerly Known As 'The Wettest County'

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  • March 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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Just days after we revealed that John Hillcoat's upcoming prohibition drama "The Wettest County" had changed its name to "Lawless" (with Terrence Malick's blessing no less), Entertainment Weekly has given us what is essentially the first official look at the film (everything seen thus far has been set photos, albeit really good ones in some cases).

Two Top Candidates For 'Carrie' Remake Reportedly Are Chloe Moretz & Haley Bennett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2012 10:09 AM
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The unnecessary-but-it's-happening-anyway remake of "Carrie" over at MGM continues to move forward. At the beginning of the year, a random, but kind of inspired decision was made to have Kimberly Peirce sit in the director's chair, and now it seems a gaggle of young Hollywood talent is circling the title role.

First Look: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis In 'The Campaign'

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  • March 23, 2012 9:24 PM
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Entertainment Weekly hasn't put it online yet, but the magazine has the first official photo of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the political satire "The Campaign." Directed by Jay Roach ("Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," "Meet The Parents") and formerly known as "Dogfight," the comedy centers on two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations who tangle with one another.

Poster For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 6:36 PM
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While we're still a few weeks away from the Cannes Film Festival unveiling their lineup, one movie you can expect somewhere in that announcement is "Laurence Anyways," the latest from French Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan.

Tom Cruise Gets Co-Stars: Melissa Leo For 'Oblivion' & T.I. For 'All You Need Is Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Tom Cruise is going to be spending the bulk of 2012 working on two sci-fi projects, and he's adding some interesting co-stars as both "Oblivion" and "All You Need Is Kill" gear up.

Oscar Isaac Joins ‘Therese Raquin’ With Elizabeth Olsen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 5:41 PM
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Well, if the filmmakers were trying to make a movie that caters right to The Playlist's sweet spot, they're coming pretty close with "Therese Raquin." Already set to star veteran Glenn Close, rising star Elizabeth Olsen and that guy from 'Harry Potter' Tom Felton, the film has now added one more emerging talent to the cast.

Watch: Charlize Theron Warns Of Death & Noomi Rapace Has A Makeout Session In New 'Prometheus' TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 5:12 PM
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Believe or not, The Playlist does have a little geek heart, and right now it's beating pretty fast for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." The plethora of trailers for TV spots have been first rate and tantalizing, showing off enough from the upcoming film to get us seriously excited, but not quite giving away the whole show. Granted, there is still a few months to go -- and hopefully Fox won't pull an "X-Men: First Class" and dump enough stills and clips to show off half the movie -- but so far, it's easily the summer movie we're looking forward to most (sorry Batman!).
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James Gray Discusses The Emotional Approach To Cop Movies In 'We Own The Night' In Advance Of BAM Screening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 4:42 PM
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By now, regular readers of the site know the actors and directors we tend to favor, but there is one filmmaker we don't get to talk about often enough: James Gray. Underrated and undersung, he's become one of American cinema's most distinct and powerful voices in span of four films, stretching over eighteen years. While his works have never quite been box office smashes, they have gained currency with fans and critics, and we encourge you to seek out his films if you haven't yet made the time. However, if you live in the New York area, you'll get a chance to catch up with "We Own The Night" which will screen on Monday, March 26th at BAMcinematek, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Director Jonathan Liebesman On Teenage Ninja Turtles-Gate: "Fans Will Go Apeshit When They See It"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 23, 2012 4:05 PM
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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"-gate 2012 has literally knocked a nation and generation of TMNT fans -- who grew up with the unassailable classic 1990 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the also the nearly unimpeachable 2007 film, "TMNT" -- for a loop when the shocking revelation was made that the new live-action movie adaptation of 'TMNT,' produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle, would no longer feature once-ordinary turtles living in the sewers who mutated into intelligent, human-sized creatures by a discarded canister of toxic waste.

Listen To "The Sambola! International Dance Craze" From Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 2:45 PM
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You gotta hand it to Whit Stillman. After being away from screens for over a decade, he could've taken an easier path with a more accessible film, but you're not likely to see any movie this year as quirky, unique or distinct as "Damsels In Distress." The already high wire comedy centers on a quartet of girls who run a suicide prevention center on their college campus, with a variety of methods that include good hygiene, perfume and....dancing.

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