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The Weinstein Company Pick Up Former Gus Vant Sant/Tom Hanks Project ' How Starbucks Saved My Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 6:50 PM
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Are you ready for the story of how a coffee conglomerate helped save the life of an executive? Man, we can already visualize the synergized tie-in lattes and soundtrack CDs. 

Casey Affleck's Josh Hamilton Biopic Moves Forward With Relativity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 6:29 PM
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Even though the World Series is over, here's a bit of baseball talk for those of you missing the old ballgame. Over the summer it was reported that Casey Affleck was cooking up a biopic about ballplayer Josh Hamilton that he would write and direct, and now it has inched forward a little bit.

'Transformers 4' May Be Set In China To Help With International Box Office

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 6:04 PM
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With Michael Bay busy testing young hotties to join "Transformers 4," and weaving Mark Wahlberg into the story, it looks like he's finding a way to set the story in China. Nope, it's not for creative reasons, it's for the bottom line. Mo' money, mo' problems.

Watch: New Clip & 4 More Images From 'Hitchcock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 5:42 PM
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If you're a fan of prosthetics and drama, November is for you. "Lincoln" is going wide this weekend with Daniel Day-Lewis doing his method thing, and in just a couple of weeks, Anthony Hopkins will show off his unrecognizable face in "Hitchcock."

New Images & Poster For 'Movie 43' With Elizabeth Banks, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts & Fake Batman & Robin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 5:03 PM
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With a garishly neon poster featuring the silhouette of a woman with the words "comedy exposed" on her breasts and the title "Movie 43" on her crotch, there is nothing reserved about this movie. And certainly, when you can line up folks like Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts to play dirty, it's intriguing.
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Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Go IMAX; 'Jupiter Ascending' & 'All You Need Is Kill' In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
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If want to know what the future holds at the multiplex, just look at Warner Bros. latest deal with IMAX. The two companies have shaken hands on 20 movies that will get the supersize treatment, but among the press release (via Nolan Fans) are some interesting tidbits about some very big high profile films thare are on the way.

Quentin Tarantino Says He Didn't Fall Out With Will Smith Over 'Django Unchained' Plus New Pic From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:19 PM
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While Quentin Tarantino recently revealed that Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, M.K. Williams and Tyrese were among those he's considered to lead "Django Unchained," it's Will Smith whose name has always drawn the biggest buzz out of those early reports. And while Tarantino said in the midst of a Playboy interview that meeting with Smith “was an excuse for us to hang out and spend time with one another,” he insist that they're still cool, even if it didn't work out.

Criterion Goes 'On The Waterfront' With 'The Kid With The Bike,' 'Sansho The Bailiff' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:00 PM
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If you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner who's a cinephile, and you already have your Christmas presents figured out, here are some ideas for Valentine's Day, as Criterion has dropped their February slate and as always, there's lots to discover.

Video Game 'Deus Ex' Headed To The Big Screen From Director Scott Derrickson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 3:43 PM
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Between "Splinter Cell," "Assassin's Creed," "Need For Speed," and now "Deus Ex," it's safe to say that studios are interested (once again) in video game properties in a big, big way. And yet another best-selling title continues to inch foward to the big screen.

12 New 'Lincoln' Photos As Film Heads Towards Wide Release & Wide Acclaim

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 2:33 PM
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Even though none of us at The Playlist seemed to care for "Lincoln" -- here's our review, our thoughts from NYFF, and I saw it last night and thought it to be reverential to the point of tedium -- our tepid reaction to it doesn't discount the fact that it's already taken off in limited release, seems poised to do well in wide, and should be a major Oscar contender come February when the nominations are released. And Disney is certainly getting the word out with a dozen new images from the Steven Spielberg's latest effort.

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