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10 "One Wild Crazy Night" Movies To Party With

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 27, 2013 1:39 PM
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This weekend "21 And Over" will show its possibly fake IDs to young adults across the country. A comedy written and directed by two of the writers of "The Hangover" (naturally), it chronicles the wild night of young college bound kids. The film chronicles the misadventures of Jeff Chang, who has an all important med school exam on the morning following his 21st birthday. But prodded by his friends looking for an excuse to party, a booze and babe filled birthday celebration ensues that manages to put his entire future at risk.

The Films Of Jim Jarmusch: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2012 11:09 AM
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There's no one in independent film quite like Jim Jarmusch, one of American cinema's most idiosyncratic filmmakers. Born to Episcopalian parents in Ohio in 1953, the director fell in love with B-movie double bills his mother left him in as a child, and fell into counter-culture arthouse movies in his teens. The director studied Journalism at Northwestern before dropping out and studying literature at Columbia, moving to Paris for ten months and then returning and applying to the film school at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he worked under legendary "Rebel Without A Cause" director Nicholas Ray, who encouraged the filmmaker's unique, particular approach.

Anton Yelchin Joins Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Film 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 12:21 PM
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Given how long this film has been brewing, we'd been worried that like so many projects, it might be stuck in development hell or have trouble finding financing. But the good news is that Jim Jarmusch's vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive" is still happening, and has added one more name to the already fantastic cast.

The Criterion Collection Unveils 'Le Havre' & Reboots Whit Stillman & Jim Jarmusch Titles In Blu For July

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 2:37 PM
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Summer is around the corner which means that with the cold weather a distant memory, people are going to want to spending their time outside in the sun and warmth while it lasts. Which likely means less time sitting at home watching movies. So perhaps with that in mind, The Criterion Collection is keeping it easy on the new titles for July, but they do have one new offering, a box set and healthy handful of Blu-Ray reboots.

Neko Case Confirms Appearance On 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack; Listen To Fucked Up's 'Year Of The Tiger' Featuring Jim Jarmusch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2012 1:50 PM
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While "Hunger Games" fans implore anyone who'll listen that it's totally different from the "Twilight" franchise, they can't deny that Lionsgate is following the Summit playbook. The marketing rollout is pretty much targeting the exact same demographic in almost the same way (epic story combined with feelings), and that goes right down to the soundtrack as well. While the film is just over a month away, no final tracklist has been revealed yet, but the pieces are starting to come together.

'Thor' Star Tom Hiddleston Replaces Michael Fassender In Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Film 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 30, 2012 10:42 AM
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Barring die hard fans of Kenneth Branagh TV show "Wallander," a year ago, not many could have picked Tom Hiddleston out of a line-up. But having been selected by Branagh to play Loki in "Thor," the young British actor's gone from strength to strength; playing opposite Rachel Weisz in Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea," cropping up among the ensemble cast of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, in a few short months, reprising Loki as the villian in the hotly anticipated superhero team-up flick "The Avengers."

Jim Jarmusch Producing Erotic Dramedy 'Panarea' Starring Mark Webber & Chloe Sevigny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2012 5:51 PM
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While we'll have to wait patiently for the pieces to come together on Jim Jarmusch's awesome vampire flick that at one time had Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska and Tilda Swinton set to star, it looks like the director isn't sitting idle. Jarmusch has become closely aligned with Mark Webber, producing his directorial debut "Explicit Ills" and casting him in "Broken Flowers." We caught up with Webber at the Sundance Film Festival where he's unspooling his latest effort behind the camera "The End Of Love" (check out our review here) and when we asked about what he might direct next, he instead revealed he's once again going to be working with Jarmusch on an intriguing new project.

Michael Fassbender Says He’s Not Part Of ‘Prisoners,’ Says He’s Still Waiting To Hear More About Jim Jarmusch’s Vampire Movie

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 11, 2011 5:58 PM
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Jim Jarmusch Is Going To Drop An Album Of Crazy Experimental Lute Jams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 3:43 AM
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You certainly can't put Jim Jarmusch into any kind of box. The filmmaker, musician, All Tomorrow's Parties curator and shining example of New York City cool has always marched to the beat of his own drum, but even we could never have guessed a move like this.

Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In Vampire Film From Jim Jarmusch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 11:38 AM
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John Hurt Also In CastThe idea of the vampire, that of the undead creature that survives by feeding off the blood of living people -- is an enormously resilient, resonant one, so it makes sense that there continue to be dozens of stories about them -- barely a year has gone by in the history of cinema without at least one example. But the last few years, it's gotten ridiculous: from blockbusters like "Twilight" and the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," to indies like "Let The Right One In" and its American remake, to TV series like "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," the damn things are everywhere, and we can't be the only people who are sick of them. At this stage, it would take a really, really interesting line-up of talent to make us interested in a vampire flick again.

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