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Watch: True Evil Returns In Trailer For 'Wolf Creek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 1:38 PM
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Wolf Creek 2
One film that you might not have guessed played the Venice Film Festival earlier this is Greg McLean's "Wolf Creek 2." Yes, the sorta cult hit horror flick from 2004 has returned nearly a decade later with a sequel, and once again, it looks like things get pretty nasty in the Australian outback.

Watch: Darker, Angrier Unused Alternate Trailer For 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2013 11:33 AM
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It seems that no matter how hard they try, Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt can't get anyone to see their films. Their first collaboration, 2007's "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," suffered through a difficult editing process only to be indifferently released by Warner Bros. (Thankfully, it has attained cult status since, and is slated for a retrospective screening at the Museum Of The Moving Image in December.) Their second pair-up, 2012's "Killing Them Softly," did better commercially, but hardly the kind of blockbuster numbers one expects from a Brad Pitt movie opening in wide release (7th place in its first weekend, with a tepid $6 million) and critics found it hard to embrace the film's darkly funny, sour core. Their loss.

Watch: James Franco Is Gator In Red Band Trailer For 'Homefront' With Jason Statham

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 5:24 PM
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Homefront
In 2013, James Franco has played Alien ("Spring Breakers"), Oz ("Oz The Great And Powerful"), Darl Bundren ("As I Lay Dying"), Hugh Hefner ("Lovelace") and James Franco ("This Is The End"). Say what you will, but Franco can sure choose 'em. And now for his next unlikely gig? He plays a dude named Gator in the Sylvester Stallone-penned (yes, really) "Homefront."

Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 18, 2013 1:47 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson movies are possibly the closest thing to an event movie for the … I was going to say something like "indie nerd cinephile set," but the truth is Anderson’s films are beloved by all kinds of audiences—those who love tentpoles, cineastes, sci-fi aficionados, etc. His visual vocabulary is so idiosyncratic, so singular and distinct, it has practically become a brand or genre unto itself and it can be appreciated by anyone who simply loves movies.

Exclusive: Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Epic, "Masterwork" Documentary 'At Berkeley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 11:43 AM
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While the documentary genre has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, with filmmakers imbuing their projects with the energy and feel of feature films, veteran Frederick Wiseman has maintained the approach he established all the way back in the 1960s. Choosing to observe rather than intrude, for over five decades, Wiseman has provided unique insights into a variety of subject matter ranging from psychiatric hospitals to burlesque clubs to Central Park and more. But for this next effort, the filmmaker is going back to school...

Watch: New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Is Brought To You By A New U2 Song

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 7:33 PM
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Mandela: Walk To Freedom
We're not sure if U2 is exactly the best choice to write a song for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," but Bono and company have long been supporters of the South African leader, and certainly one of the most high profile, and Harvey Weinstein didn't waste much time in making sure they added an extra promotional flavor to his movie. Something he's no stranger to doing.

Watch: New Trailer For Disney's 'Frozen' Tries To Stop The Winter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 6:16 PM
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Oh hey, look! A Disney movie not based on a pre-existing property, and not a Pixar or Marvel release either. Instead, it's from their own animation department, which has been doing just fine of late with fare like "Tangled" and "Wreck-It-Ralph," and now comes a new princess story, but one with a chilly edge.

Watch: Trailer For Playlist Festival Fave, The Enjoyable And Warm 'Gloria'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 3:46 PM
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Scattered to the winds as The Playlist team can be, it's the movies that unite us, and one picture that we've talked up around the watercooler since early on in the year is Sebastián Lelio's "Gloria." And thankfully, others have taken notice too. It's been selected by Chile as their official Oscar entry, and Roadside Attractions have had the good taste to snap it up, which means everyone will get to soon see what has captivated more than one of us at the site.

Watch: Trailer For 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Sticks To The Formula

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 11:24 AM
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If you're wondering why these "Paranormal Activity" movies keep coming, it's not that hard to figure out: they're cheap to make, the concept is proven and audiences still like shaky-cam jump scares and creepy things happening in ordinary places. Rinse, repeat. And so, here comes "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Yawn.

Watch: Alex Pettyfer & Gabriella Wilde Share 'Endless Love' In Trailer For Romance Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 10:32 AM
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The crowd this is geared towards probably doesn't remember, but "Endless Love" is actually remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, that also served as an early launching pad for Tom Cruise. And so, what does this do-over bring to the table?

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