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New Trailer, Poster & Photos For Sundance Darling & Cannes Contender 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 2, 2012 1:10 PM
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It's no secret that we're fans of director Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," given our glowing review form Sundance and early prediction that the indie has an outside chance of riding its current momentum into a Oscar nomination. Of course, we're not alone, as 'Beasts' took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year and, a few weeks ago, was announced as one of the films that would compete in Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section later this month. In the meantime, however, a new poster and several photos from the film have arrived online.

Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus' Is " '2001' On Steroids" Plus New Pics & Terrifying Audio From The Crew

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 12:46 PM
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Need any more convincing that "Prometheus" is going to blow your balls off? How about this: “ [It's] ‘2001’ on steroids.”

Elijah Wood Will Play 'Grand Piano' & Pierce Brosnan Joins 'The Coup' With Owen Wilson

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 2, 2012 11:40 AM
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Amid lots of “Fast & Furious 6” casting and speculation – Luke Evans? Really? – it’s nice to be able to report on some definitive (and high-profile) casting on a couple of upcoming movies. Pierce Brosnan and Elijah Wood have each lined up a new project, and we can tell you a little bit about those roles.

'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Features Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams, Alexandre Desplat & Lots Of Classical Music

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 11:26 AM
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It just over two weeks the verdict will be in for Wes Anderson's Cannes Film Festival opener "Moonrise Kingdom" and the fact that it's the director's first period film (taking place in the '60s) isn't the only major change fans can expect.

Second End Credits Scene Will Be Shown With 'The Avengers' Starting This Weekend

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:58 AM
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It looks like we finally found out what Joss Whedon and the gang were up when it was revealed a few weeks ago, shortly after "The Avengers" Hollywood premiere, that the cast was quickly reconvening to shoot an extra scene for the movie. While the film has already rolled out internationally, earning megabucks and has even played to fans here with an extra credits sequence, it looks like a second one has been added. A nice way to double dip on those fanboy bucks from those who managed to see it early.

New Pics Of Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox & Anna Faris In 'The Dictator'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:44 AM
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Believe it or not, The Playlist likes nothing more than a dumb, hilarious movie. And Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the best at delivering big laughs from big broad characters, while also having some smarts riding beneath the surface. And while it didn't make our top ten list of summer blockbusters we're looking forward to, there was certainly some debate around the water cooler as a few us are definitely on board for Cohen's next, "The Dictator."

New Pics Of Matthew McConaughey & 'Tree Of Life' Star Tye Sheridan In Jeff Nichols' 'Mud'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:24 AM
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While bigger pics like "Lawless," "On The Road," "Cosmopolis" and "Killing Them Softly" dominated the buzz when the Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced a couple of weeks back, one film that we're eagerly awaiting that's also playing In Competition is "Mud," the third feature film from Jeff Nichols.

Sharlto Copley Will Lead 'Apollo 18' Helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's 'Open Grave'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:42 AM
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Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" and "Elysium," Joe Carnahan's "The A-Team," the sci-fi epic "Europa" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. South African thesp Sharlto Copley -- who has or will feature in all those mentioned projects -- hasn't exactly done small scope features has he?

Abigail Spencer To Climb 'Kilimanjaro' With Brian Geraghty; Steve Coogan Lends His Voice For 'Despicable Me 2'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:25 AM
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It seems we hear more about rising talent Abigail Spencer than we actually see of her onscreen but, as fans of "Mad Men" may attest to, she's certainly someone to keep an eye out for. In the near future, the actress will feature in Curtis Hanson's surfing drama "Of Men And Mavericks," appear in the upcoming 'Oz The Great And Powerful," and will star in and co-produce (with James Franco) the drama "Wrong Number."

Riley Keough To Lead Jim Mickle's Remake Of Mexican Cannibalism Horror Pic 'We Are What We Are'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 8:40 AM
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Other than when the supernatural is involved, cannibalism isn't a subject regularly explored on screen but it was the basis for the story behind Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's acclaimed 2010 Cannes entry "Somo Lo Que Hay" (translated as "We Are What We Are"). The film has been in line for an American remake by Jim Mickle (the vampiric "Stake Land") since February but looks to be coming together quickly now that sought-after actress Riley Keough ("Magic Mike," "Jack & Diane") has joined the project, headlining a newly announced cast.

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