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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.

6 New Photos Of Matt Damon, Frances McDormand & John Krasinski In ‘Promised Land’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 2:15 PM
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Still hoping to launch a sneak attack on the awards season, Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" is lurking in the background. And set to hit theaters right at the tail end of December, Focus Features are hoping to surprise Oscar voters with a drama that puts small town values front and center.

Watch: Exclusive Clip From The Documentary 'Turning' Featuring Antony And The Johnsons

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 1:58 PM
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Once you've heard the voice of Antony Hegarty, you're unlikely to forget it. Leading the group Antony and the Johnsons, he is a Mercury Prize-winning artist who has found a legion of fans and critical praise. His unique, otherworldly voice has placed Antony in a category all of his own, with works that also dip into the visual arts and compositional realm. Multifaceted and always fascinating, it's no surprise that someone has decided to turn the camera on him.
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'Spring Breakers' & 'The Last Exorcism II' Will Rock You, Shock You This Spring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 1:36 PM
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It's November, which means students are in thick of it at school and longing for next week's Thanksgiving holiday. But March is on the distant horizon, and that means one thing: spring break! So bust out your beer and bikinis, because we have got some movies coming your way next year.

Get Schooled: Bloody NSFW Red Band Trailer For 'The ABCs Of Death'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 11:39 AM
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Halloween may be behind us, and we're cetainly in the thick of Serious Movie season, but for those of you out there looking for some thrillers this winter, just sit tight, because it won't be too long. The horror omnibus "ABCs Of Death" is on the way, and get to excitement brewing one very bloody red band trailer has arrived.

First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 11:20 AM
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Forget vampires and zombies...the hottest new trend? Presidents. Okay, so it's not quite a full-on phenomenon yet, but clearly we're in a bit of moment where the nation's founders are getting their due on the big screen. Of course, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is now speechifying in theaters across the country and if NBC has its way, each week you'll get the first President of the United States Of America piped into your home.

VFX Wiz Tim Miller To Helm Adaptation Of Joe Haldeman's 'Seasons'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 15, 2012 10:37 AM
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Think you were disappointed with how “Green Lantern” turned out? Well then spare a thought for poor Tim Miller. Martin Campbell’s clusterfuck of a superhero movie was such a disappointment both critically and commercially that Fox were left in an almost impossible situation when it came to their own brewing Ryan Reynolds starring superhero flick, “Deadpool.” Miller was the man put at the helm of the exciting sounding “X-Men” spin-off, but thanks to "Green Lantern" (and likely some other factors too) that project looks like it’s stuck in development hell. Miller is also attached to direct the David Fincher produced kickstarter project “The Goon” and the comic book adaptation “Gravel,” but he’s still yet to actually helmer his first feature and will be hoping that’s set to change after attaching himself to “Seasons.”

Isla Fisher Making 'The Switch' To 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 15, 2012 10:20 AM
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Let’s straighten some things out. Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film “Jackie Brown” -- which starred Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson -- was based on Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel “Rum Punch.” Now first time filmmaker Dan Schechter is mounting an adaptation of Leonard’s 1978 novel “The Switch,” which follows younger versions of the characters portrayed by De Niro and Jackson, who will now be portrayed by in their youth by John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). Got it? Good. Isla Fisher is the latest actor in talks to join what will essentially be a prequel to Tarantino’s film.

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