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7 'Cloud Atlas' Banners Plus New 3 New TV Spots As Film Goes IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 2:21 PM
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There are few movies coming this fall that are as ambitious as The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles, in a story set across numerous time periods, touching a half-dozen different genres all amidst a sprawling narrative, few films are going as far out on the ledge as this one. And it's getting even bigger.

Is Elle Fanning Entering The Oscar Race? A24 Picks Up Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Plus New Pic From The Film

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 25, 2012 1:43 PM
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Is director Sally Potter finally having her moment? While "Orlando" put her on the arthouse map in 1992, the ensuing years haven't been easy -- Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Focus Features could not help "The Man Who Cried" earn more than $1.7 million globally in 2000, and 2004's "Yes" was killed by a scathing review in Variety even though audiences at the festival adored it. That has still made Potter gunshy about festivals, Telluride in particular, where "Yes" was brutalized.

Exclusive: Clip From Sexy Noir Thriller 'The Unlikely Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 1:18 PM
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With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto trifecta of film festivals over, but New York and London gearing up, fall is the time when the very best cinema has to offer gets rolled out. But among all the buzzworthy titles reaching for Oscar gold, there are plenty more films just looking to find an audience. And while they may not boast big names and budgets, they may offer up something unexpected for the adventurous viewer, and one movie hoping to make a splash is Wei Ling Chang's debut feature "The Unlikely Girl."

Will Nostalgia, 3D Surcharges & Live-Action/CGI Rule Again? News 'Smurfs 2' Poster & Image Of The Naughties

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 25, 2012 12:59 PM
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"I guarantee, if you’re a Smurf fan and you see this movie, you’ll see the Smurfs that you grew up with and you’ll see The Smurfs movie that you want," "The Smurfs" auteur Raja Gosnell ("Big Momma's House," "Scooby-Doo," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua") said on the eve of the hybrid live-action/CGI feature's release last year. And while that remains to be seen, since no one we know actually saw "The Smurfs," clearly it was the Smurfs movie for many audiences, as the picture went on to gross a whopping $563 million worldwide. Clearly nostalgia aimed at parents -- with kids that will like the picture regardless of whether they grew up with it or not -- should never be underestimated.

Watch: Barbra Streisand Can't Believe She's Spending A Week With Seth Rogen In 'The Guilt Trip' Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 12:46 PM
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Right now, The Playlist team is at a divide with "The Guilt Trip." Half of us think it will be a movie to avoid this upcoming holiday season, while the other half see lots of comic potential in the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. And at least for this writer, this first clip places me in the latter camp.

Angela Lansbury Confirmed For Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 12:34 PM
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It seems what Wes Anderson wants, Wes Anderson gets. Earlier this summer, with "Moonrise Kingdom" doing solid business in theaters, the writer/director started putting the pieces together for his next film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," eyeing Johnny Deep, Jude Law and Angela Lansbury as potential players alongside his usual roster of actors such as Bill Murray, who recently confirmed he'll be taking part. Depp and Law are both on board, and another wish is coming true for Anderson.

3 Character Posters & New Image For Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 25, 2012 12:20 PM
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What a difference five years makes. Ben Affleck has gone from a talk show punchline to being one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood (Warner Bros. has pretty much offered all of their major projects to him). Next month sees the release of his third directorial outing -- with himself as the lead for the second time -- with the highly buzzed “Argo,” and the studio has released a set of character posters and a new still for the film.
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New Images Of Daniel Craig & Berenice Marlohe In 'Skyfall' Plus Emmy Awards TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 11:20 AM
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When it comes to 007, there is no marketing opportunity too big or too small to get the word out about "Skyfall." And thus, over the weekend during the Emmy Awards, MGM and Sony made sure whoever was tuned in caught a glimpse of the new film as they unveiled a new 30 second spot for the picture. And a few more images have cropped up as well.

IFC Films Feels 'Passion' For Brian De Palma's Latest

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 25, 2012 11:16 AM
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When was the last time you were excited about a Brian De Palma film? Was it during the last decade? Well, his latest, the sexy, psychological thriller “Passion” starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, might get your pulse racing in another way. It’s a remake of Alain Corneau’s posthumously released 2010 film “Love Crime” (which starred Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas) in which a young businesswoman plots revenge after being ritually humiliated and threatened and having her ideas stolen by her boss and mentor.

Exclusive: Poster For 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:57 AM
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For more than two decades, Robert Carlyle has been a familiar face in projects on both sides of the ocean, becoming one of the most reliable players on TV and in the movies. Of course, he's likely best known for playing the deliciously deranged Begbie in "Trainspotting," but roles in "28 Weeks Later," "The Full Monty," "Angela's Ashes" and more have solidified him as a true talent. And while it's not often that we seem him in a lead role, when the opportunity arises it's likely one worth checking out, and you'll get a chance soon with "California Solo."

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