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The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 6, 2014 1:14 PM
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100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014 (part 2)
Last week we brought you numbers 100-51 of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014. And while we still have several other look-ahead-to-2014 pieces in the works for the coming days, like a Sundance preview, 2014 Films We've Already Seen, and the ever-controversial Will These Films Suck? rundown of potential lowlights, today we get on to the section that really matters--the top 50 2014 films we're looking forward to most. It's a mouthwatering selection that convinces us once again that we collectively have the greatest job in the world, and has us antsy for the January doldrums to get gone, so let's dive straight in, shall we?

Carey Mulligan Talks Ferocity Of Her ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Character, Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘I Walk With The Dead’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 3, 2013 12:05 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Once the quietly bold, somewhat naïve teenage characters of “An Education” and “Never Let Me Go,” actress Carey Mulligan has swiftly altered course in the past few years and tapped into an inner rage—first as Michael Fassbender’s unsettled sister in Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” and now as the perpetually furious folk singer Jean in the Coen Brothers’ newest film, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (our review here). Her character has good reason (mild spoilers): facing the struggles of starting a music career in 1960s New York alongside a volatile affair with Llewyn (played by Oscar Isaac), Mulligan’s character is a cathartic, energetic flood of anger over Llewyn’s aimless nature, and a unique touch to the brilliant film that falls in line among the directors’ best.

First Images Of Carey Mulligan & Matthias Schoenaerts In Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 9:23 AM
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After landing on cinephile radars with 1998's "The Celebration," Thomas Vinterberg went on a weird and wild cinematic journey. From pictures that didn't or barely got a release stateside, to disappointments like "Dear Wendy" or "It's All About Love," Vinterberg failed to match the acclaim of his Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize-winning film. That's until this year's "The Hunt," the gripping tale of community persecution that earned rave reviews, and more Cannes awards (an Ecumenical Jury Prize for Vinterberg, a Best Actor trophy for Mads Mikkelsen). And the helmer isn't wasting a moment riding that momentum.

Casting: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Has "Blurred Lines," 'Madding Crowd' Gets Bigger & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 11:35 AM
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It seems that "Blurred Lines" isn't going away anytime soon, and either getting in on the zeitgeist or (much more likely) sensing some potential, David Fincher is borrowing from the pop culture phenomenon. Seen topless throughout the unrated video of the Robin Thicke hit, model-actress Emily Ratajkowski has joined "Gone Girl." The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel already has a fairly bonkers supporting cast that includes Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens, alongside the two leads, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Rosemarie DeWitt Joins 'Poltergeist' Remake, Adrien Brody Is 'Banking On Mr. Toad' & More

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 23, 2013 4:07 PM
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It’s a tale of new beginnings, goodbyes and do-overs in this casting roundup. If there’s one constant in Hollywood it’s that things are always changing and that’s still true of this latest casting news which features updates on horror movies, literary adaptations, musicals and more.

Juno Temple Lining Up Role In Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' With Carey Mulligan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 10:02 PM
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Juno Temple Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Carey Mulligan
At only 23 years old, it seem Juno Temple has done it all. She's worked with everyone from Christopher Nolan to Paul W.S. Anderson to Gregg Araki to Noah Baumbach to Robert Rodriguez, and done everything from big budget tentpoles, to indies you might have not even heard of. And the actress continues to pursue her own unique path with yet another interesting career choice, and one picture we're already looking forward to.

Matthias Schoenaerts Offered Role, Matthew Goode Rumored For 'Far From The Madding Crowd' With Carey Mulligan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 8:00 PM
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Matthias Schoenaerts Offered Role, Matthew Goode Rumored For 'Far From The Madding Crowd' With Carey Mulligan
Now, before you get too hot and bothered and excited -- nothing is confirmed just yet, this is a lot of best case scenario stuff, but if it works out? Damn. As you'll recall, last fall it was reported that "The Hunt" and "Celebration" director Thomas Vinterberg was gearing up an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From The Madding Crowd," and was eyeing Carey Mulligan to star. Well, her name is still in the mix and two more actors are being tossed around to join her.

Thomas Vinterberg To Direct 'Far From The Madding Crowd,' Carey Mulligan Eyed For Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:45 AM
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Thomas Vinterberg has certainly been on an interesting journey since breaking out with "Festen" nearly fifteen years ago. While that film put him on the map, he struggled to follow it up, with audience and critical indifference meeting subsequent efforts like "Dear Wendy," "It's All About Love" and "Submarino." But this spring, Vinterberg once again wowed Cannes with "The Hunt," a searing drama starring Mads Mikkelsen (who took home Best Actor) as a man wrongfully accused of sexually abusing a young girl. And it hasn't taken the director long to leverage that success into a potentially exciting new project.

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