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Watch: Trailer For 'Playback' Starring Christian Slater, 2012's Lowest Grossing Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2012 1:24 PM
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With 2013 just around the corner, folks have been busy wrapping up their lists of both the best and worst of the year in film. But what about the movies no one cared about? Each week sees the release of more movies than anyone can care to catch up with, and inevitablysome fall through the cracks or are simply swept under the rug by their distributor. And in 2012, the dubious distinction of being the movie that audiences cared about the least falls on "Playback."

Long Lost 'Black Angel' Short That Played In Front Of 'Empire Strikes Back' Rediscovered (Again)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 31, 2012 9:28 AM
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It’s no secret that many films have been lost to the ravages of time -- an estimated 90 percent of American films made before 1929 are believed to gone forever -- but it’s hard to believe that an influential short film released in 1980 in front of showings of “Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back” could be missing. But that’s exactly what happened though...until now. Wired is reporting that the original negative of “Star Wars” art director Roger Christian’s directorial debut, the 25-minute short film “Black Angel,” has been located.

Listen: Quentin Tarantino's Soundtrack Commentary For 'Django Unchained'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 31, 2012 9:03 AM
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Now that Quentin Tarantino’s epic slavery western has been out for a week you’ve probably not only seen a couple of times -- for an R-rated western it’s doing surprisingly well -- but you’re also probably giving the soundtrack a spin. And now, you can enjoy the soundtrack complete with a track-by-track commentary by Tarantino himself.

Listen: Jonny Greenwood's Unreleased Score For 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2012 12:33 PM
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So, you've seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" once or twice, maybe even three times, and you're still unraveling the mysteries. Well, it looks like there is even more to uncover from the movie as the complete score by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has made its way online.

Quentin Tarantino Says He & Johnny Depp Would Love To Work Together; His Wishlist Includes Meryl Streep & Michael Caine

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 30, 2012 10:44 AM
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Quentin Tarantino has a stable of familiar actors he works with, but for his latest film, "Django Unchained," the director switched it up, casting two actors he's never worked with before for prominent roles: Jamie Foxx as the lead and Leonardo DiCaprio as the villain (arguably there are lots of new faces including Kerry Washington, Don Johnson and more).

New Photos Of 'The Place Beyond The Pines' & A Minimalist Teaser Poster

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 29, 2012 2:01 PM
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Is Focus Features trying to tell us something about Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines"? While Ryan Gosling is credited as the lead, the film has a lot of twists and turns, and Bradley Cooper is featured in most of these new images. This is one that will surprise you.

Watch: Moody Trailer For 'Dead Man Down' Starring Noomi Rapace & Colin Farrell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2012 8:38 AM
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It's coming on nearly four years since the original Swedish language version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" rode the wave of the popularity of the books, becoming a hit in its own right and making a star out of Noomi Rapace in the process. But since then, director Niels Arden Oplev has been keeping a low profile. Dabbling in television work for the most part while developing a couple of feature gigs, the helmer will make his Hollywood debut in 2013 with "Dead Man Down." And he's hoping that Rapace is the good luck charm that will work some magic a second time around.

Watch: The Horror Short That Inspired 'Mama' Starring Jessica Chastain, Introduced By Guillermo Del Toro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 4:38 PM
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It may seem a bit weird that Jessica Chastain is doing what appears to be a pretty low-rent horror movie, but we'd reckon it's another way to get an auteur notched on her belt that already includes names like Terrence Malick, Jeff Nichols, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat and more. Guillermo del Toro is the producer behind "Mama," which finds Chastain replacing her fiery red locks for a black-haired goth look, and before you see the movie, you can now check out the short that got the ball rolling.

Watch: New TV Spots For 'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 4:16 PM
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Santa may have already left the building, but that doesn't mean marketing or advertising stops, as an awards contender and blockbuster hopeful hit the small screen to get your hard earned cash. So let's dive in.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Django Unchained' & 'Les Miserables' Mark The 'Promised Land'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 28, 2012 3:28 PM
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Happy almost new year, cinephiles! To ring in the last week of 2012 the studios are releasing films that feature the most wretched, bloody, depraved, licentious, gruesome characters imaginable. To ensure you don't forget how extreme these storylines are, the roles are filled by Hollywood's most beautiful and talented people. The irony, in addition to the movies, is excellent. Dig in, and enjoy! And let us know what you're seeing below.

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