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'Parks & Recreation' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Star Chris Pratt Lands Lead In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 3:53 PM
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Toldja! (Sorta). Last summer we dropped our list of 10 TV Stars Who Should Break Through To The Big Screen Soon and among them was "Parks & Recreation" and "Zero Dark Thirty" star Chris Pratt. And that's exactly what's happening as the actor has now bagged his first franchise.

'Shine' Director Scott Hicks To Tackle YA Adaptation 'Fallen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 3:37 PM
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Last spring, when did our 15 Young Adult Fiction Properties That Could Be The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games' feature, one title that wasn't on our list but that a reader offered up as a potentially good vehicle was Lauren Kate's "Fallen." Well, somone in Hollywood must have been paying attention as it's the latest YA offering headed to the big screen.

Digitally Re-Mastered Soundtracks For ‘The Third Man’ & ‘Vertigo’ On The Way

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 5, 2013 3:03 PM
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In the beginning, when this site was still on Blogspot, The Playlist focused on the intersection of music and film, and while our coverage has expanded it’s still a subject near and dear to our hearts. To that end, here's some news that will be exciting to fans of two classic films.

Watch: Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Gets English Trailer

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 5, 2013 2:12 PM
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There are a number of animated projects getting unveiled in 2013, and two of the most intriguing just got new promotional materials – a trio of teaser posters from Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest princess story "Frozen" and the long-delayed domestic debut of Studio Ghibli's coming-of-age tale "From Up On Poppy Hill." Both have us very, very excited.

Focus Features Will 'Kill The Messenger' With Jeremy Renner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 1:47 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. Just a few short days after Jeremy Renner signed up for the very promising "Kill the Messenger," the project has now landed a great home.

Felicity Jones Joins 'True Story,' That James Franco Project You Forgot About With Jonah Hill

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 1:34 PM
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Almost exactly one full year ago, yet another James Franco project came on the horizon called "True Story," and with Jonah Hill to co-star and Brad Pitt producing it all seemed cool beans, until we forgot about it in the deluge of other Franco-related endeavors. But it seems it's still alive, and has landed an actress who continues to bag great roles on her continued rise.

Exclusive: 'Bellflower' Team Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For Their Next Movie 'Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 12:31 PM
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While the Sundance Film Festival has been criticized as being more star-driven in recent years, it's easy to forget that for true blue indie films, recognition and reaction from Park City can make a career (or two). And writer/director Evan Glodell is certainly testament to that as he arrived at the fest in 2011 with his distinctly homemade, undeniably unique and apocalyptic "Bellflower." The movie created a stir that followed it to festivals around the world including stops at SXSW, Fantastia, Sitges, Leeds and many more. Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up and released the movie to solid critical praise, undoubtedly opening many doors for Glodell and the team behind the movie. But for their next effort, they are once again keeping things close to home.

Watch: Shift Gears With 3-Minute 'Fast & Furious 6' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 11:59 AM
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You guys! If the bro-tacular 'splosions in the "Fast & Furious 6" Super Bowl trailer left you wanting more, well good news dudes. Pull out a Red Bull and sit back because a full three minute, steroid pumped, gasoline soaked trailer is here for the sequel, so get ready because Toretto still has some tanktops to wear.

Lily Collins & Sam Claflin Team For Rom-Com 'Love, Rosie'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 5, 2013 11:39 AM
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Someone out there must have seen something that we, as yet, have not, but it looks like Hollywood is still trying to make Sam Claflin happen. The young British actor was virtually anonymous in “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” but that didn’t stop him lining up a key role in “The Hunger Games” franchise as Finnick Odair. Perhaps it’s that the films we’ve seen him in so far haven’t really harnessed his talents (and that’s perfectly feasible considering their respective quality), so we’ll hold out hopes that he’ll bring the goods in the future; perhaps in “Love, Rosie,” in which he’s just been cast alongside Lily Collins.

Geoffrey Rush & Emily Watson To Star In WWII Tale ‘The Book Thief’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 5, 2013 11:20 AM
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“The Book Thief,” the WWII Germany-set children’s novel by Marcus Zusak that spent over 280 weeks on the New York Times’ bestseller list, has been gearing up for the big screen for a little while now, and has attracted quite the international cast to help bring the story to life.

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