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Watch: Compelling Trailer For Book 'Stanley Kubrick & Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 12:18 PM
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Believe it or not, we actually do find time to read books here at The Playlist. Of course, given our interests, many of those books tend to be about movies and here's one we'd really like to get a hold of.

Bad Blood, Family & Philip Glass: 5 Things Learned About Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 12:00 PM
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2013 stands to potentially bring three South Korean filmmakers' names into the mainstream American fold; a move notable not just from the three auteur's common land, but for placing their distinctive visions in an entirely new realm. With Kim Ji-Woon already delivering his Arnie action throwback, “The Last Stand,” and Bong Joon-Ho's “Snowpiercer” dropping later this year, the strange middle child is up next, in the twisted, baroque form of Park Chan-Wook's “Stoker.”

Simon Pegg Shoots Down 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Rumors, Says He's Not Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 11:39 AM
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People are desperate for any news about what J.J. Abrams and co. are cooking up for "Star Wars: Episode 7," so even thin rumors from sources like the generally totally out there MarketSaw tend to be speculated upon. But sometimes you just gotta know better, and this appears to be one of those times. With the site claiming that Alfonso Cuaron was being considered to helm one of the sequels, they also casually tossed in this morsel from their source: "...expect Simon Pegg to be involved in some capacity. Can't say why, but lets just say I have a strong feeling about that." But the actor himself has addressed those rumors.

Tom Hardy Will Suffer From PTSD In 'Samarkand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 11:20 AM
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If there's any doubt, Tom Hardy is ready to break out in a big way. While he's not quite a household name (seriously, just go ask your Mom if she knows who Tom Hardy is), his moment of omnipresence is fast arriving. Of course, "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" certainly boosted his profile in a major way, but "Warrior" proved his name was not yet a ticket buying incentive for many. But that's likely to soon change -- "Mad Max: Fury Road" is in the can and awaiting a release date, and in the first half of 2013 he's embarking on two movies with Noomi Rapace, "Animal Rescue" (which recently also added Matthias Schoenaerts) and "Child 44" and starts shooting the real time thriller "Locke" next month. Now, another movie has been added to his roster.

David Lynch Working On A New, "Typically Dark" Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 10:38 AM
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While there was a period of time when David Lynch was a cinematic workhorse -- "Lost Highway," "The Straight Story" and "Mulholland Drive" were all released between 1997 and 2001, to give you an idea -- but he's since diversified his creative output. 2006 was the last time we saw a feature from the director with "Inland Empire," and since he's taken on a variety of ventures including fashion house helmer, concert webcaster, aspiring artist and "Louis" guest star. While he's been continually asked about his next movie, Lynch has generally deflected by saying he's waiting for the right inspiration to strike. But could he already have something brewing?

Go To 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With 3 Character Posters Featuring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper & Eva Mendes

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 27, 2013 10:19 AM
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We may not have gotten a lot of interesting films so far this year, but that will soon change. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the hotly anticipated film from writer/director Derek Cianfrance, comes out in just a few weeks and some new images and character posters have been posted online to remind us.

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Writer Seth Grahame-Smith Polishing 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 27, 2013 9:39 AM
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Following the success of their relaunch of the mutant franchise with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” 20th Century Fox decided last year to reboot the critically maligned “Fantastic Four” series with “Chronicle” director Josh Trank at the helm. With a Spring 2015 release date already scheduled and no shooting start date set, the studio has hired a writer to give the script a good once-over.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Awkwardly Explains 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scene With Australian Accent

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 9:04 AM
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As Quentin Tarantino explained during his questionable Oscars speech, 20 or 30 years from now when people reflect upon his films, his signature characters will be the reason they’re still watching. “Django Unchained” is indeed worthy evidence for that claim, but one role -- Quentin’s third-act Australian cameo -- has caused confusion galore, and after the ceremony the director attempted a proper explanation.

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace Says She's Met With Ridley Scott, 'Prometheus 2' Script Being Worked On Now

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2013 8:59 PM
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One of the most bickered about movies of last year was Ridley Scott's "Alien" pseudo-prequel "Prometheus," a gaudy, lumbering hulk of a movie with more moving parts than your father's Chevy, it was a film that posed just as many questions as it answered and whose elliptical nature allured as many moviegoers as it repelled. Well, it was still something of a hit, and it appears work is moving ahead on a sequel, at least according to "Prometheus" leading lady Noomi Rapace.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Audience Award Winning Sex Slavery Drama ‘Eden’ Starring Jamie Chung

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 26, 2013 6:34 PM
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Jamie Chung-starring “Eden,” the based-on-a-true-story drama about a Korean-American girl kidnapped and held in sex slavery for two years and 2012 SXSW Audience Award winner has just dropped its first trailer. While the film supposedly revolves around Chung’s manipulation of her captors and rise to power in the trafficking underworld leading to her eventual escape, the trailer leaves the plot details relatively hazy and instead provides provocative snapshots of her abduction, her introduction into a warehouse where prostitutes are kept like cattle, and her transformation into a pistol-aiming intimidator -- explanation (apparently) unnecessary. Some of us have already seen the film and concluded that it delivers everything a thrill-seeking, human rights-concerned moviegoer could hope for.

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