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The Playlist's Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 4:15 AM
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Alright, continuing with our Most Anticipated Films of 2011 series which will roughly be in four parts (unfortunately, character/size limits prevent us from doing one massive feature). Here's part one which we published yesterday. If you're wondering where some of the tentpoles were yesterday -- "X-Men: First Class," "Cowboys And Aliens" and "Sherlock Holmes" -- well, they're here. If you were asking, whether indie-driven auteurs would be represented -- Lynne Ramsay's return with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," Mike Mills' "Beginners" or David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" -- well, they're all here too. The way these lists are lumped together is a bit arbitrary, so don't fret, lots and lots more Most Anticipated Films of 2011.

Watch: Trailer For 'Cowboys & Aliens' Is Rugged & Badass

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 5:53 AM
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It's good week for tentpole trailers. With "Green Lantern" and "Your Highness" delivering the goods yesterday (OK, maybe just the latter), we now have our first look at Jon Favreau's forthcoming "Cowboys & Aliens." And it's the best tentpole trailer to hit in a while (at least this week anyway). Unlike the goofy FX of "Green Lantern," what we see here really makes the sci-fi and period elements feel organic. In fact the whole premise, which sounded kind of dorky on paper, comes off as pretty damn cool here. The cast looks like they're at the top of their game, particularly Harrison Ford, who has been unfairly targeted lately for "Morning Glory" (not his fault, that movie was terrible). He looks like he’s in his dialogue-chewing, scene-stealing glory here. All in all, this looks like it might just be a breath of fresh air in the currently stale looking comic book season for next year.

The 'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser Poster Looks Like The 'Jonah Hex' One Sheet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2010 5:54 AM
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Someone over at Universal's marketing department needs to be fired, or at least given a stern talking to. With the studio taking "The Thing" off its calendar for next year and experiencing trouble with their Hasbro-related franchises, they could definitely use a hit. So too bad then their highly anticipated "Cowboys & Aliens" has been given a one sheet that resembles the poster for that other cowboy comic adaptation, the colossal Warner Bros. dud, "Jonah Hex." That is not an association they will want audiences to be making.

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