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SXSW '12 Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks His 'Oliver!' Sized Kinks Musical & Rowdy 'God Bless America'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 2:35 PM
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Bobcat Goldthwait has always walked the road of comedy right on the edge. From this early days as a member of the "Police Academy" ensemble, but his current work as a filmmaker which has seen him bring deliriously dark, demented and funny works like "Shakes The Clown" "World's Greatest Dad" and "God Bless America" (recently unspooling at SXSW) to the big screen. But his passion project may surprise you -- it's a musical based on the The Kinks album Schoolboys In Disgrace and it has been a project he has been developing for a while. The last we heard about it was nearly a year ago when it was reported that Jack White would be helping to re-record the music, with Warp Films throwing their weight behind the project as producers. But The Playlist member Aaron Hillis caught up with Goldthwait in Austin and he revealed a bit more about what we might expect.

'In The Loop' Star Chris Addison, Stand-Up Dara O'Briain & Rising Actress Sarah Solemani Join Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 1:16 PM
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We feel fairly confident in saying that Michael Winterbottom, or at least his casting director, is a big comedy fan. His lighter work, like "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip" didn't just help to launch the big-screen careers of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but also provided early cinematic exposure for British comedy favorites like Dave Gorman, Peter Kay, Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, David Walliams, Ashley Jensen and Stephen Fry.

Naomie Harris To Play Winnie Mandela Opposite Idris Elba In 'Long Walk To Freedom'; Justin Chadwick In Talks To Direct

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 12:56 PM
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A film adaptation of "Long Walk To Freedom," Nelson Mandela's memoir of his time in prison under South African apartheid, his subsequent release, and rise to the presidency, has been, ironically, a long time coming. Back in the 1990s, "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur was attached to direct a version starring Morgan Freeman as Mandela, but the project never came together, and Freeman would later take on the role in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus." More recently, Tom Hooper flirted with the project before "The King's Speech" got underway and sent him into the stratosphere, but again, the stars never aligned properly.

Watch: Peeta & Caesar Have A Chat In New Clip From 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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We're about two weeks away from "The Hunger Games" unleashing a new franchise upon the world and at the very least, Lionsgate are hoping they have a better weekend than Disney just did with "John Carter" (though, that movie did okay overseas, so it's not going to be quiet the disaster some have been expecting). Anyway, in the case of the Gary Ross directed film he's a got a few things that Andrew Stanton's film didn't have in the lead up to its release: recognizable stars, a clearly explained storyline and memorable trailers. Now it's up to the movie to match the hype.

Watch: Clips From 'Killer Joe' & 'Shut Up And The Play The Hits'; Teaser Trailer For 'The Loved Ones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 11:43 AM
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Can't be at SXSW? Well, this morning we'll bring a little bit from a couple of the festival favorites to you to check out, along with a trailer for a horror flick that has taken nearly three years to hit U.S. screens.

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Kills A Whole Bunch Of People In NSFW Video For The Shoes' "Time To Dance"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 11:18 AM
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So, if you're a relatively unknown French electronic dance act, looking to get some buzz, hiring a Hollywood actor and getting him to kill a bunch of people in a nonsensical video is a pretty good way to go. That's pretty much what The Shoes have done in their slick but totally empty video for "Time To Dance" which features Jake Gyllenhaal mercilessly killing a bunch of people...all to the soundtrack of some hype beats!

Emma Roberts Joins Heist Flick 'Empire State' With Dwayne Johnson & Liam Hemsworth

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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After casting one of the new Expendables, Liam Hemsworth, and everybody's favourite thumb-with-a-face, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dito Montiel's heist flick "Empire State" had easily filled up it's beefcake quota, and now the balance is being redressed somewhat by adding a bit of much needed femininity into the mix.

Watch: John Hillcoat Directed Ad For The U.K. National Lottery & Jordan Scott Shot Armani Spot Featuring Rihanna

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 12, 2012 10:41 AM
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John Hillcoat just doesn't do uplifting. He has a pretty good handle on the heartbreaking and emotionally affecting, but raising your spirits just doesn't seem to be his bag (at least in his feature films; remember that Levi's ad?). While we wait patiently for Hillcoat's next feature "The Wettest County" (or are we calling it "Lawless" now?) to arrive in theatres, here's an ad he's directed for the U.K.'s National Lottery.

Woody Allen May Go To Copenhagen For His Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 10:18 AM
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Lest you think winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay for "Midnight In Paris," taking a starring role in the upcoming comedy "Fading Gigolo" and preparing "Bullets Over Broadway" for the musical stage has kept Woody Allen from keeping his eye on his next movie, guess again. With Europe continuing to inspire a late career rebound with movies set in London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome ("Nero Fiddled"), it's no shocker that the helmer is once again looking overseas as the setting for his next outing.

Literally Tiny Rumor Leaks About Plot Element For 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 9:38 AM
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If you thought "The Avengers" was going to be the grand climax of the Marvel movies, you'd be way, way off. The ever expanding, never ending big screen universe of these comic book movies will continue to grow as just as Joss Whedon's film rolls into theaters, filming will kick off on "Iron Man 3." And while we have yet to get any official word on the plot, villain or who will joining Robert Downey Jr. from the regular cast of Marvel players with contract obligations to fill, it appears at least one element from the story has made its way online.
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