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Watch: Halle Berry Is A 911 Operator In Trailer For 'The Machinist' Director Brad Anderson's 'The Call'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 1:23 PM
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Okay, can we say that whatever good will Brad Anderson had from the (somewhat overrated) "The Machinist" has now officially evaporated? Since then, he's delivered "Transsiberian" and "Vanishing On 7th Street," but mostly worked in TV.  And now he has teamed up with WWE (yes, the wrestling company) for "The Call" (formerly "The Hive"). And it's a movie that looks so cheap, we're surprised it's getting a theatrical release.

Details For The 'Stoker' Soundtrack Featuring Clint Mansell, Emily Wells & Philip Glass

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 1:02 PM
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Clint Mansell turned 50 earlier this week, and it could be argued that he is the finest high-profile working composer yet to receive an Oscar nomination. That’s despite creating some truly stunning scores for the likes of “Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan,” “Moon” and “The Fountain.” The regular Darren Aronofsky collaborator will be teaming up with the director again on his forthcoming “Noah,” and now some details have surfaced on his other big upcoming project, Park Chan-wook’s “Stoker.”

Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 12:29 PM
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This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Cabin in the Woods” writer Drew Goddard, had already been allotted an April 25, 2014 release date, and had a tremendous lead cast being lined up including Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. The official line from Spielberg’s spokesman was that the film was “too important and the script not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what’s possible.”

ACE Award Editing Nominees Include 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Argo,' Skyfall,' 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 11:13 AM
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So, the editing awards right? It's usually the part of the Oscar broadcast that for many is a good time to hit the bathroom, or refill on cheese dip, but to those who know their awards history, it's an important category. Usually, a nomination for Best Picture and Best Editing indicates a strong than usual shot to take the big prize, and winning the category, has often proven in the past to be the first step to victory at the end end of evening. And today, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which could indicate where the votes go in February.

Exclusive: Trailer For Slamdance Found Footage Horror Comedy 'Ghost Team One'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 10:57 AM
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With "A Haunted House"opening this weekend, and "Scary Movie 5" arriving in the spring, the horror comedy genre isn't going away...but surely we can do better? Next week, the Slamdance Film Festival will get underway and directors Scott Rutheford and Ben Peyser will be bringing "Ghost Team One," which will hopefully be a refreshing antidote to tired parody movies currently hitting the multiplex.

Watch: James Gray & Harris Savides Talk The Visuals Of 'The Yards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 10:43 AM
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It's no secret by now that The Playlist are big fans of James Gray -- in fact more than one of us got the book "Conversations With James Gray" this holiday season. While we patiently await his upcoming "Lowlife," which seems likely to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, here's an opportunity to go back to one of his very first films.
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Watch: Ryan Gosling & Will Ferrell Are 'Knife Guys'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 10:21 AM
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This weekend "Gangster Squad" is hitting theaters, and we strong suggest that you catch up with some of these classic gangster movies instead, instead of sitting through the star-studded disappointment. But at least the promo cycle for the movie has allowed a bit of late night comedy to get made.

New Images From 'Iron Man 3,' 'The Wolverine' & 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 11, 2013 9:44 AM
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With Oscar season coming in full swing right after the craziness that is the holiday movie season, you may not even realize that it’s now January and, at the moment, Hollywood’s current slate of releases is...kinda lame. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly’s 2013 preview has given us a chance to get a good look at some of Hollywood’s biggest summer movies.

Armond White Says 'Ghost Rider 2' & 'Taken 2' Are Better Than 'Zero Dark Thirty' In 2012 Wrap Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 9:22 AM
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2013 is barely two weeks old, an Armond White is being his Armond-iest. In case you missed it, the cantankerous, contrarian film critic heckled Michael Moore at the the New York Film Critics Circle awards ceremony this week. In presenting the award for Best First Film to David France for the now Oscar nominated “How to Survive a Plague,” Moore reflected that “the Cardinal couldn’t get through Mass at St. Patrick’s,” citing the film's coverage of the ACT UP protests who interrupted Christmas mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in the '80s. And this set off Armond.

Bruno Dumont's 'Camille Claudel 1915,' 'Side Effects,' 'Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman' Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 8:20 AM
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We're barely two weeks into January, and the movie festival season is upon us. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off next and the Berlin Film Festival will get underway shortly after. While it has always been a fest to keep an eye on, this year in particular its bringing some serious heat, with jury president Wong Kar-Wai unspooling his martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" in its international premiere. Even better, the competition lineup has now added some serious contenders.

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