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'The Master' Moves Up To September 14th & 'Killing Them Softly' Shuffles Back To October 19th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 4:04 PM
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Well, this is interesting. It was just this morning that the The Playlist honchos were talking "The Master" over cups of coffee, and wondering what Harvey Weinstein's gameplan would be. With the film not appearing in the Venice or TIFF lineups, and with rumors of a Fantastic Fest showing, would it be possible that Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film would be skipping the festival circuit altogether? While Harv knows how to work festivals to his awards season advantage, PTA has never been that huge on the whole process, pretty much forgoing it entirely for "There Will Be Blood" (save a premiere at the aforementioned geek haunt in Austin). But now there's another twist...

Watch: Trailer For Noirish 'I, Anna' Starring Gabriel Byrne, Charlotte Rampling & Hayley Atwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 3:49 PM
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We're always up for a good little thriller or a piece of noir, and while buzz on "I, Anna" has pretty much been muted at this point despite premiering at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this month, the cast and material is compelling enough that we're eager to give this one a shot. 

Jake Hoffman Will Play Shoe Designer Steve Madden In Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 27, 2012 2:19 PM
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With the wondrous “Hugo” behind him now, director Martin Scorsese is looking to head back to chronicling the sort of seedier pastimes that helped make his name, with the upcoming “The Wolf Of Wall Street” now in the works. Based on a true story, the film follows a New York stockbroker who goes on a downward spiral of sex and drugs, and refuses to take part in a large securities fraud case. Scorsese has already lined up top talent like frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”) and Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”), and the film continues to bring out names the way only a new Scorsese project can.

Watch: Kind Of Ridiculous Trailer For 'Silent Hill: Revelation 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 2:01 PM
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To say that this movie isn't exactly in our wheelhouse would be an understatement. The only time we've ever talked about "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" has been in a feature about unnecessary sequels, and another about whether or not video games can make good movies. But it doesn't matter what we think, because there is a core of fans who enjoyed the first movie for whatever merits it supposedly had, and pushed it to over $100 million worldwide. A brand is a brand, and thus we have a sequel on the way.

Terrence Howard & Dawn Olivieri Join 'Breacher' (Formerly 'Ten') With Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sam Worthington

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 27, 2012 1:55 PM
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The acting comeback trail for former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a bumpy one marred by a scandal (which seems to have been forgotten), an attempt at a completely self-indulgent cartoon, but mostly just a dearth of solid projects worthy of bringing the lumbering talent back to the screen. One project has been shaping up quite nicely, with writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “End of Watch”) behind the camera of police thriller (shocker) “Breacher.” Previously known as “Ten,” the film will follow 10 DEA agents who are marked for death following a heist during an drug enforcement operation. The production recently added Sam Worthington in an undisclosed role, and now has two more recognizable faces to add to the mix.

Watch: Mookie Returns In First Clip From Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 1:31 PM
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Even though he's not a major character in the film, and doesn't really play into the narrative as far as we know, it's probably a good marketing angle to feature Spike Lee's Mookie from "Do The Right Thing" in the first clip from the director's next effort, the indie flick "Red Hook Summer." But more intriguingly, this scene updates us on what's happened to him since he threw a trash can through the window at Sal's Pizzeria.

'The Devil Wears Prada' Scribe Aline Brosh McKenna To Rewrite 'Annie' Remake

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 27, 2012 1:20 PM
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Hey, remember a year ago when Will Smith wanted Emma Thompson to write him a remake of the musical "Annie" for his daughter Willow Smith to star in? Well, apparently, it's still happening, but now Smith wants another writer to work on Thompson's script.

'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Freakshift' Is Next, Will Be His Biggest Budget Film To Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 12:48 PM
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To say that Ben Wheatley has been striking while the iron is hot would be an understatement. The director arrived in a huge way last year with the cult fave "Kill List" and didn't waste much time with a follow up, arriving at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight this spring with black comedy "Sightseers." And now, he's already getting ready to roll on his next effort, "Freakshift."

Director John Moore Says ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ Will Feature A Humorless John McClane

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 27, 2012 12:24 PM
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While “The Dark Knight Rises” signaled Christopher Nolan’s latest embrace of humor in the summer action blockbuster, audiences looking for that trend to continue throughout other franchises would be wise to look elsewhere. Another director recently revealed exactly which direction he would take the fifth “Die Hard” installment, “A Good Day To Die Hard,” and it doesn't sound terribly promising.

In Theaters: 'Killer Joe' & 'Ruby Sparks' Will 'Step Up' To The Plate, But 'The Watch' May Prove To Be A 'Klown'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • July 27, 2012 12:03 PM
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Bonjour à nos amis! Here is yet another Friday, and we hope you’re all ready to ring in the next two days of free time. You can dance, you can sing, you can create artwork, you can fight aliens or go canoeing or put a bounty on someone’s head. Or perhaps it’s a quiet night: you can stay home, write about your dream boyfriend or girlfriend and hope he or she comes to life! Fingers crossed. Whatever the case, bienvenue to the weekend!

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