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Seth MacFarlane Says 'Family Guy' Movie Is On The Way, Has A Slight Criticism Of 'The Simpsons Movie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 3:26 PM
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Damn, we must have lost count somewhere along the way, but "Family Guy" is now going eleven seasons strong. And while the exploits of Peter Griffin and co. are not quite as fresh, funny or interesting as they used to be, like "The Simpsons," it's a cash printing machine for Fox thanks to syndication, which likely means it's going to be around, a long, long time. And yes, it's eventually going to be coming to a multiplex near you.

Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Gets Spring 2013 Release Date; 'End Of Watch' Coming Back To Theaters Next Week

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 2:58 PM
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It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas and while the arthouses will be filled with Oscar contenders, next year brings a bunch of auteurs to theaters. But first, one fall movie is doing a victory lap...

David Fincher Latest Name In The Mix To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'; Jon Favreau Reportedly Chasing The Job

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 1:43 PM
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We live in a time where Jason Flemyng sort of pausing and making a funny face in an interview is "confirmation" that the rumored Matthew Vaughn is going to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7." But that's not to say that among the fanboy wishlists and speculation that there isn't legitimacy to some of the names being tossed around.

Producer Says Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Aiming For Late 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 1:14 PM
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“You know his films do well at the Academy Awards,” producer Albert Berger told the Billings Gazette about Alexander Payne, and with "Sideways" and "The Descendants" earning a total of ten nominations and two wins (each for Best Screenplay) he's certainly not exaggerating. So perhaps this next bit of news isn't so shocking.
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Listen: "100 Black Coffins" By Rick Ross From 'Django Unchained'; Leonardo DiCaprio Worried "Are We Going Too Far"?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 12:51 PM
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It has been a good week for those eagerly anticipating Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" as a new trailer and soundtrack details dropped for the film (check out our breakdown of what movies those tracks were sourced from). But that's not all, Tarantino himself came out of the editing bay for THR's directors' roundtable chat and dropped all kinds of nuggets, including his assertion that "Death Proof" is his worst film and that even he doesn't want to see a three-hour "Django Unchained." And with the film set to unspool for critics on the weekend, another little treat has landed online.

Watch: One-Armed Elijah Wood Stars In Video Flying Lotus' "Tiny Tortures" Directed By 'Tron: Legacy' Animator David Lewandowski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:39 AM
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While he'll soon be gracing screens around the world once again as Frodo in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Elijah Wood has been keen to keep of a diverse array of projects outside the franchise. He's launched his own horror production company and has number of genre flicks on his slate, and his latest endeavor finds him losing an arm. Not literally of course.

Watch: Trailer For Spike Jonze Co-Directed Skateboarding Video 'Pretty Sweet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:19 AM
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While Spike Jonze has risen from a music video director to an acclaimed filmmaker, he's never forgotten his roots. He still finds time to produce the "Jackass" movies with his longtime friends, and dips his toes back into the music video world as well from time to time. His love of skateboarding hasn't wavered either: a longtime fan of BMX bikes and boards, Jonze is co-owner of the company Girl Skateboards. While we patiently wait for his next film "Her," starring Joaquin Phoenix, the director grabbed a camera and got back out on the street just like the old days.

Watch: Trailer And 2 Clips For Miguel Gomes' Magical & Captivating 'Tabu'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 30, 2012 10:59 AM
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As Miguel Gomes’ “Tabu” has worked its way around the festival circuit during the course of the year (and also during its theatrical release in a few lucky international markets) the critical acclaim it has garnered has been nothing short of stupendous. We were bowled over by it here at The Playlist when we caught it at TIFF, describing it as “charming, witty, beautifully shot and inexplicably captivating” and awarding it an A grade. Critics across the world seem to have been just as complimentary.

Nick Fury Gets A Day Off, Probably Won't Be In 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 10:44 AM
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As the Marvel universe continues to expand, the one sort-of constant has been Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, popping his head into "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and of course, "The Avengers" to ensure he can provide the exposition to keep the movies connected. But it seems he'll finally get to take a bit of break as the "Iron Man 3" won't be needing his services.

Brad Pitt Brings 'Paper' To HBO, Says He'd Love To Reteam With David Fincher For '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 30, 2012 10:02 AM
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Though basic cable networks like FX and AMC, as well as streaming giant Netflix, are trying their hand at the type of programming that made HBO famous, the cable company isn’t yielding an inch. Variety is reporting that the venerated cable channel is developing the new series “Paper” with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B.

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