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Josh Brolin Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Will Be "Brilliant," Was “Blown Away” By Elizabeth Olsen & DP Sean Bobbit

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 16, 2012 11:38 AM
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Building steadily for the past year, assembling a stellar cast including Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson and James Ransone (our of our 10 Undervalued Actors Who Deserve To Get More), production on Spike Lee's remake of Park Chan-Wook's outstanding "Oldboy" finally began in October. However, word since then has been relatively quiet, but leading man Josh Brolin has offered his take on the project and the people surrounding it.

9-Minute 'Star Trek Into Darkness' IMAX Preview Makes Us Ready To Be Beamed Up Again

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 16, 2012 11:16 AM
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Starting this weekend, in select IMAX screens across the country, there will be a special, nine-minute preview of May's hotly anticipated sci-fi sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," in a marketing maneuver similar to last Christmas' "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue, which was attached to IMAX prints of "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Last week's teaser of the trailer (or whatever that was) was purposefully elliptical, showing only visual effects-y glimpses of the scenarios that crew of the Starship Enterprise (including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana) will face this time around. And while these opening nine minutes aren't exactly revelatory, they do give a good idea of what will be in store for audiences this summer. And based on the preview, we are very, very excited.

'The Killing' Star Mireille Enos & Scott Speedman Join Atom Egoyan's 'Queen Of The Night' With Ryan Reynolds

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 6:08 PM
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These days, if you're not making studio tentpoles, financing is hard to come by. So it's no surprise that Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who hasn't made a feature since 2009's softcore drama "Chloe," is striking while the iron is hot. He's already wrapped on "Devil's Knot," his West Memphis Three drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan and more. And not only is next movie, "Queen of the Night," gearing up fast, but an actress is keen to work with him again.

'A Good Day To Die Hard' Gets An Explosive Poster & A Featurette To Explain Who Jai Courtney Is

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 14, 2012 5:47 PM
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Yipee ki-yay mother Russia! Yes, you've likely read the dumb tagline on the teaser poster and now the real poster has arrived for "Die Hard 5," aka "A Good Day To Die Hard." In this fifth installment of the chronicles of super cop John McClane (played by Bruce Willis of course), the Detective Lieutenant's nose for trouble leads him to Russia, only this time, it's with his estranged son played by Jai Courtney. What happens? Well they get caught in the crossfire of a terrorist plot of course and it'll take father and son to show the Russkies how we shut'erdown in Americuh.

'Anna Karenina' Star Alicia Vikander Joins Bill Condon's WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 5:41 PM
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As we put together our list of Breakout Performances Of 2012, Alicia Vikander was someone who turned heads around The Playlist office. The actress put in two great turns this year, first as Caroline, who becomes embroiled in an illicit romance in "A Royal Affair." She next appeared as Kitty in Joe Wright's lush "Anna Karenina," and as we wrote about Vikander's performance, "Your heart breaks for Anna but you fall in love with Kitty." Well, it hasn't taken long for Hollywood to make use of her talent.

Watch: Trailers For 'Into The Twilight Haze' About How 'Twilight' Is Foreplay For Women Or Something

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 5:17 PM
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Okay, so the "Twilight" franchise is finished (for now) with Edward and Bella fangbanging into the sunset with 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2.' But are you looking for a cheap, pseudo-scientific and ridiculous documentary about the impact of the movies on women? Well, you've come to the right place.

Watch: Tim Burton-Directed Video For The Killers' 'Here With Me' With Winona Ryder & Craig Roberts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 4:39 PM
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It's been a bit of a bummer 2012 for Tim Burton. His big screen reboot of the forgotten '70s show "Dark Shadows" didn't do so well critically or at the box office, and when his feature-length "Frankenweenie" arrived to good reviews, audiences didn't seem to care. But it looks like he's ending the year on a high note. Or at least a warbled note from Brandon Flowers.

'Holy Motors' Tops Film Comment's Top 50 Films Of 2012, 'The Master,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & 'Amour' In Top 10

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 4:16 PM
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Another awards season week draws to a close, and another poll drops, this time from Film Comment. And a few cinephile favorites feature in the top ten of a fifty strong list.

What Are You Seeing? 'The Hobbit' Is Probably The 'Save The Date' For Most People This Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 14, 2012 3:47 PM
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This weekend proves to be another rather quiet one, at least in the scheme of the December release schedule, featuring a diverse palette of festival winners and documentaries. And, of course, Peter Jackson makes his long-awaited return journey to Middle Earth. Guess there wasn't really any way to compete with 3D dragons, elves, and giants shot at 48 frames per second. Enjoy your immersive, HD experience Tolkien-disciples and technophiles, and tell us what else you'll be seeing below!

Cary Elwes Directing Biopic About Legendary The Who Manager Kit Lambert

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 14, 2012 3:25 PM
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Want to see a biopic about the manager of The Who, directed by Cary Elwes? As you wish. That’s exactly the project that the former Westley has chosen to be his first directorial project. He’s teaming up with producer Orian Williams (who notably produced the fantastic Ian Curtis biopic “Control,” and has projects based on the lives of Jeff Buckley ("Mystery White Boy") and Jack Kerouac ("Big Sur") on their way to the screen) to tell the story of Kit Lambert – the man who discovered The Who and made them one of the most famous rock bands of all time.
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