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27 Of Our Favorite Onscreen Moments In 2010

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 30, 2010 8:07 AM
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First, we’ll start you off with a warning: there are plenty of plot spoilers within, so if you haven’t seen the movies on this list you might want to do yourself a favor and watch them first before having some key scenes, and in some cases even the ending, ruined for you.

2010 In Reverse: 7 What-Could-Have-Been Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 30, 2010 5:40 AM
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Projects come and projects go. Actors and directors join or spearhead them and then sometimes they leave. Sometimes it's not personal, sometimes it's downright acrimonious. We're not crying over spilled milk or anything, but there were a handful of high profile films in 2010 that started one way, then headed in an entirely different direction. In some cases it was for the better, in some cases for the worse, in some cases it just doesn't make much difference to anyone, but as we were thinking of the bigger news items of 2010, we thought it would be fun to look back on the history of some of the films that finally made their way to the big screen this year. So here's seven projects that began -- or reportedly began in some cases -- with certain talent and filmmakers and then, for whatever reason, took a different turn.

The Best Scores & Soundtracks of 2010

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 28, 2010 4:35 AM
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While 2009 seemed to burst at the seams with numerous ace soundtracks -- largely thanks to new films from Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Jim Jarmusch, Greg Mottola and Quentin Tarantino -- unless you were a “Twilight” fan, pickings were a lot slimmer this year for well curated songs in films (though, as you’ll see, there were some definite standouts). However, as if to compensate, composers stepped it up considerably with old reliables like Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell, Carter Burwell and Michael Giacchino delivering the goods while left field surprises like Daft Punk and Trent Reznor shook up the stodgy old boys club with compelling, highly original work. Here’s the music from films that rocked our iPods in 2010.

Snubs, Stupidities, Surprises & A Few Delights From The 2010 Golden Globe Nominations

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 14, 2010 3:32 AM
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'True Grit' & 'Another Year' Totally Shut Out, '127 Hours' Fails To Score Directing Or Best Drama NodsOnly in the bizarro world of the Hollywood Foreign Press does "The Tourist" earn a Best Picture nomination and Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" go empty-handed. Granted, the Depp/Jolie pic scored a nod in the Best Comedy or Musical section and Boyle's mountain climbing drama was shut out of the five noms-only Best Dramatic picture category, but still, doesn't that seem odd?

Exclusive: Danny Boyle Talks City Rhythms, And The Cinema Of Sustaining Hope In '127 Hours'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 5, 2010 3:50 AM
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Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Discusses The Lessons 'The Beach' Taught Him & How They Applied To The Beat Of His New Survival DramaA couple of weeks ago we sat down with Danny Boyle, one of our favorite directors, to talk about his upcoming thrilling survival drama "127 Hours" (out today). After rummaging through the hotel room's mini-bar looking for some decent chocolate, when we finally sat down with the starved director, we discussed the self-imposed challenges of making the film, what it meant for a self-described "city director" to tackle a movie set largely in the middle-of-nowhere, and how the editorial rhythm of the movie was there from the get-go. (For other bits from our interview check here.)

New Poster For Danny Boyle's Aron Ralston Survival Story '127 Hours' Starring James Franco

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 5, 2010 1:33 AM
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Here's what will probably be the final poster for Danny Boyle's take on the harrowing Aron Ralston survival story, "127 Hours," starring James Franco.

Claustrophobes Need Not Apply: 16 Single Location Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 4, 2010 4:08 AM
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One of the basic tenets fledgling filmmakers are taught and encouraged towards in film school, at least when they're starting out, is to pick a simple, ideally single-setting location for practical reasons: budgets and lack thereof, permits, control, lighting ease, etc. If you're a broke film student with little means, the easiest way to make a film is to set it in one environment where you ideally have total control.

Review: '127 Hours' Is A Thrilling, Life-Affirming Survival Tale & One Of The Best Films Of The Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2010 2:12 AM
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This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

'127 Hours' Soundtrack Features Sigur Ros, Dido, Bill Withers & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 2:09 AM
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While James Franco's performance in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" is a remarkable feat, and a career defining turn for the actor, the soundtrack to the film, is another integral ingredient in the picture's powerful emotional impact. Powered by an original score by A.R. Rahman and completed with smart, select uses of songs by Sigur Ros and Bill Withers, the soundtrack is definitely worth picking up.

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