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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.

Jon Hamm Eyes An 'Epic Fail'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 30, 2012 9:59 AM
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Despite being the lead of one of the most critically-acclaimed -- and arguably the best -- drama on TV right now and being the kind of handsome they don’t make anymore, Jon Hamm hasn’t yet invaded the silver screen -- outside of “The Town” and "Friends With Kids" -- in a big way. But he's working to change that, with the baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm" among some other percolating projects, and now a project that would see him using his toolbox of funny.

New 'Jack Reacher' Featurette Makes Comparison To James Bond & Jason Bourne, Violence Cut For U.K. Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 9:19 AM
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"Jack Reacher" is coming, and the millions of fans of the excellent book series around the world are both eager and perhaps a bit wary about Tom Cruise stepping into the lead role of the bruising ex-military investigator turned drifter. There has been lots of concern about the actor not being the right physical build of Reacher, but for author Lee Child, he wouldn't have it any other way.

4 Serious New Pictures From The Not Serious 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 8:56 AM
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"It's not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony," Marvel honcho Kevin Feige recently said. But if these new pics are anything to go by, it's more like "Emo Man 3" than "Iron Man 3" amirite? And combined with the very furrowed brow trailer, we're wondering when wise-crackin' Tony Starks is going to show up.

Nick Hornby To Adapt Memoir 'Wild' For Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2012 5:53 PM
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We'll say this -- Reese Witherspoon sure knows how to choose 'em. Earlier this year writer/director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") told us that she would be writing and directing an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail" for producer Reese Witherspoon. Well, it seems the Cholodenko is no longer involved, but another strong writer is now set to tackle the material.

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' & Ethan Hawke's 'Purge' Get Summer Release Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2012 5:24 PM
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With the unbelievable success of "The Avengers," Joss Whedon is the new king of summer. Want proof? His arty, I-made-it-in-my-backyard-for-real Shakespeare adaptation is going to go in the deep end with the blockbusters in 2013.

Sundance Adds 'S-VHS,' James Franco's Porn Documentary & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2012 4:51 PM
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Let's face it -- until James Franco shows up, it's not a film festival, and Sundance, after announcing their inital slate yesterday, just got real. The folks in Park City have lifted the curtain on the Spotlight, New Frontier and Park City At Midnight offerings and there are a couple of curiosities worth noting.

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