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Watch: Dead Tom Hanks Inspires His Son In New Trailer For 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 10:20 PM
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So, what's a cinematic shorthand to wring the waterworks out of your audience? Take America's everyman Tom Hanks, put in the Twin Towers and then dial the calendar back to 9/11. Break out your Hankies folks (get it!?).

A Slew Of New Oscar-Bait Pics Hit The Web (And ‘One For The Money’ Sneaks In There Too)

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 16, 2011 1:02 PM
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As the Oscar season heats up, studios always get stills of their contenders up onto the web, creating buzz, allowing readers to say, “Oh, so that’s what it’ll look like,” and this year is no exception.

9/11! U2! Tom Hanks! Sandra Bullock! It's The Trailer For ‘Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2011 2:19 AM
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Geez, can you tell this one is looking for Oscars? The first trailer for “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” has arrived and before we're even halfway through, we get an infamous image of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11 and U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name." Did the person cutting this have no shame?

First Look At Tom Hanks & Newcomer Thomas Horn In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 5:36 AM
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Plus Gwyenth Paltrow In 'Contagion' And Jon Bon Jovi & Lea Michele In 'New Year's Eve'A few bits and pieces of candy for your eyeballs as Warner Bros. has released new pics from some of their upcoming films. Let's get to it.

Oscar Season Gets Literary As ‘Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close’ Dated For Christmas Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2011 3:19 AM
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Warner Bros.' Oscar stable only has two entries this year -- Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" and Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" -- and if we had to put our money on one to be a serious heavyweight, with all due respect to Clint, we'd have to back Daldry's flick. Why? Well, he's repeating a formula that has worked very well for the director of "The Hours" and "The Reader" in the past.

Warner Bros. Get Ready For Oscar, Date 'J. Edgar' & 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 30, 2011 2:00 AM
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In Case You Care, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' Also Gets A Release DateWith The Weinstein Company busy over the last few weeks getting their Oscar season in order, Warner Bros. is following suit, setting (vague) dates for two of their big prestige films of the year.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

James Gandolfini Joins 'Twylight Zones'; In Final Talks For 'Cogan's Trade' & 'Extremely Loud'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 8:24 AM
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2011 is going to be a busy one for James Gandolfini, as the the actor is lining up a trio of roles in some very high profile projects.

Viola Davis & Jeffrey Wright Join 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2011 2:23 AM
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After a superb debut a decade ago with "Billy Elliot," it looked like theatre director Stephen Daldry could become a real force in the cinema world. But while his films have undoubtedly become regular awards bait, the quality seems to slip with each picture: "The Hours" has a rich ensemble, but they're overshadowed by Nicole Kidman and her prosthetic nose, and the film as a whole is a little turgid, while "The Reader" is one of the worst Best Picture nominees in recent memory. Nevertheless, he's always been able to attract impressive casts, and the two new additions to his latest film are no exception.

John Goodman Joins 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' With Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 4, 2011 1:56 AM
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Adaptation Aiming For Fall Release That Will Coincide With 10 Year Anniversary Of 9/11Looks like John Goodman is on a bit of a roll.

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