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Eva Mendes Joins Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, Because What Else Did You Think Was Going To Happen?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 10:43 PM
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After pairing up as colleagues in the upcoming "The Place Beyond The Pines," and off screen as the most enviable couple in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are taking their relationship to the next level. And don't worry ladies, we're not talking marriage.

Sorry Timothy Olyphant, Video Game Franchise 'Hitman' Gets Rebooted With Paul Walker

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 10:19 PM
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According to Wikipedia, in the videogame series "Hitman," the nameless Agent 47 is marked by the following characteristics: 47 is an introverted character who almost always speaks without emotion in a calm, formal manner (with what might be considered a muted or blunt affect). His lack of empathy, emotion or excitement while committing acts of murder are defining characteristics of the character. Basically, he's an unfeeling, expressionless drone. So who better than Paul Walker to take on the character?

Ralph Ziman Takes Over ‘Kite’ From The Late David R. Ellis; India Eisley & Callan McAuliffe Join Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 5, 2013 5:46 PM
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Almost one month ago, the news hit that director David R. Ellis (“The Final Destination,” “Snakes On A Plane”) had been found dead in his Johannesburg hotel room where he was staying while working on “Kite,” a remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film that was set to star Samuel L. Jackson. Now, rest assured that while Ellis is no more, his project will live on.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms 'Star Wars' Character Stand Alone Movies, But Not Part Of The Overall Saga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 5:20 PM
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So, remember that rumor from earlier today about how Disney was possibly planning a Yoda stand alone as part of their expansive "Star Wars" plans? Well, it just got a bit more weight from someone pretty high up the food chain.

Will He Survive? Sean Bean Joins The Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 4:42 PM
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As we all know, if Sean Bean is in a movie, the odds that his character will end up dying are a lot higher than most. But we like the guy, so we hope his appearance in this potential franchise starter won't be his last.

Watch: Evan Rachel Wood Promises Shia LaBeouf A Kiss In Clip From 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 4:27 PM
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Not everything that played the Sundance Film Festival nabbed a deal, and one of the higher profile movies still looking for a home is the extravagantly titled "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman." An electro-charged Euro thriller, the music-driven movie didn't find much love on the chilly slopes of Park City, but it's hoping for a better result overseas.

'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.

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