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Ólafur Arnalds Score For 'Another Happy Day' Hits On Feb. 27th, Listen To "Lynn's Theme" Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2012 10:43 AM
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Is Iceland the hot new home of film composing? Maybe at least for the moment. Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi has found a new collaborator in Cameron Crowe, not only scoring "We Bought Zoo," but the director's next effort as well, and he's not the only native of Iceland to tune up a movie last year.

The Playlist Staff Pick Their Most Underrated & Overrated Films Of 2011

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 20, 2011 9:26 AM
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One of the pecularities of our site is our insistence on writing in the third personn, something designed to create the impression of a collective, a hive mind, and it's served us fairly well so far. But the realities of this are a little trickier; we're not all programmed the same way, and our beloved readers, understandably, can be puzzled to see a film derided in a review, and then ranking highly in our end-of-year features. But the truth is, we're not all cut from the same cloth; one person's treasure can be another's trash, and the debates around The Playlist's proverbial water cooler rage on year-round (for some reason, we continue to fight about Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," two years after it came out).

In Theaters: 'Breaking Dawn' Sinks Its Fangs Into 'The Descendants' & 'Happy Feet Two'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • November 18, 2011 5:46 PM
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So many goodies in store in this pre-Thanksgiving weekend. Violent vampire sexy times! George Muthafuckin Clooney, and dancing penguins. However will we choose?! That's right, the latest "Twilight" installment opens this weekend, which means that those Occupy Twilight Twi-hards can finally go home and occupy a shower now that their desire has literally been consummated. Alexander Payne is back with "The Descendants" and for the kids and kids at heart, "Happy Feet Two" is your cinematic babysitter. Allons-y!

'Another Happy Day' Director Sam Levinson Says He Wants Audiences To Keep Talking About It After The Credits Roll

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 17, 2011 11:01 AM
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“I always wanted to write and direct films for as long as I can remember.”

Review: 'Another Happy Day' Features One Of The Year's Best Female Performances By Ellen Barkin

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 15, 2011 3:06 PM
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Ellen Barkin Says 'Another Happy Day' Is The Part She's Been Waiting 30 Years For

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 2, 2011 3:53 AM
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Actress Says Motherhood Helped Inform A Role That Helped Her Grow "As A Person And As An Actor"Exclusive: When screenwriter Sam Levinson got behind the camera to shoot his debut feature film “Another Happy Day,” he certainly didn’t arrive unprepared for production on the low budget indie. He lassoed an amazing cast, starting with old pros like George Kennedy and Ellen Burstyn, and actors like Demi Moore, Thomas Haden Church, Sibohan Fallon, Jeffrey DeMunn, and the rising Ezra Miller. Most importantly, however, is the starring role for the project’s producer, Ellen Barkin.

Sundance '11 Review Roundup: 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day,' 'Corman's World' & 'Another Earth'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 4, 2011 3:22 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival is a thrilling, exhausting, surprising experience. Hundreds of films play, many for the first time, from 8:30am until midnight every day. Whether you go for the full 10 days or just a portion of it, you’re bound to come back with at least a handful of films you’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. But with SXSW soon approaching and Sundance ‘11 firmly in the rear view, we thought it best to wrap up our Sundance coverage with some brief thoughts on the other films we saw at the festival this year.

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