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Review: Terrific And Sublime 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 13, 2014 5:28 PM
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Frank, Fassbender
Are some so-called "diamonds in the rough" so special they can only exist on the fringes? When a rare species enters the ecosystem of the mainstream, does its unique needs break down in a polluted environment? These are some of the ideas expressed in “Frank,” an off-the-wall and terrific paean to misfits and freaks, their dreams and visions.

20 Fictional Movie Bands That Rocked Your World

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 13, 2014 12:05 PM
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Fictional Bands Feature -- 20 Groups
Movies and music are closely entwined, as the name of this site demonstrates and as we've shown several times recently (each word there links to a different recent music/movie feature). But rarer —and frequently more fun— than pre-existing songs or known musicians showing up on screen are films where the music and the musicians purely fictional. We looked at the phenomenon last year in a precursor version of this list, but every once in a while we encounter a movie that gives us the ideal opportunity to go back and flesh out an earlier feature. And this week, a film arrives in which the fictional musicians are so good they remind us of what’s so great about movies and music in the first place.

Watch: Michael Fassbender Brings 'Frank' To 'The Colbert Report' And Sings 'I Love You All'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2014 3:37 PM
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Frank, Fassbender
You've already heard the smash hit song (okay, not quite), "I Love You All," from the upcoming offbeat comedy "Frank," but now's your chance to see the masked man himself — Michael Fassbender — perform the song live.

Watch: Discover The Most Likeable Song Ever With 2 Clips From 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2014 11:22 AM
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Frank
Ever since Sundance in January, you've heard us praise Lenny Abrahamson's "Frank" over and over and over again. And with the film's U.S. release now on the horizon, you'll have to bear with us a bit more, but believe us when we say this is one of 11 Films To See In August.

11 Films To See In August

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • August 1, 2014 2:03 PM
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10 Films To See In August
So, another year, another month of August to end the summer movie season with a whimper, amirite? Perhaps, but we here at The Playlist took the tagline to “American Beauty,” way back in 1999, to heart… look closer. There’s still plenty of McMovies to clog your cinematic arteries, but sometimes, those blockbusters are tasty. And if you step outside of the multiplex, there are plenty more movies that give you a more healthy, balanced cinematic diet.

Watch: Tell Everyone Everything In New Trailer For Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 1:28 PM
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Frank
Ever since it premiered at Sundance, we've been openly sharing our love for "Frank" and that's because it's one of the most unique comedies of the year and, particularly if you're a music fan or musician, a picture that'll have a bit of extra resonance. But even if not, it's got a killer ensemble all doing top-notch work in a movie that nails its big ambitions.

The Best Films Of 2014 So Far...

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 3, 2014 12:05 PM
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Best of 2014, midway
Here's a bold statement: 2014 is looking like a pretty damn good year for movies so far. We've had a few strong ones in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013 were all overflowing with goodness), but a little less than halfway through this year, and the discerning moviegoer has been spoiled with choices. Of course, there's been a lot of swill, but from the blockbuster to tiny foreign indies, there's been plenty worth checking out.

Watch: Discover The Idiot Shriek In New Clip From Michael Fassbender's 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 3:46 PM
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Frank, Sundance
What more do we have to tell to convince you to see "Frank" when it opens later this summer? We called it a “terrific and sublime experience" when we saw it at the Sundance Film Festival, and have brought you trailers, interviews and the single “I Love You All” and more from the movie. And today, we have another two-minute clip, and yes, it's an excuse to remind you this is coming and you need to see it.

Watch: 2 New Clips from Michael Fassbender Dark Comedy ‘Frank’ Showcases Tensions On The Road

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 13, 2014 12:01 PM
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Frank, Gyllenhaal, Fassbender
An unexpected hit out of Sundance, where we called it a “terrific and sublime experience," Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” has since gathered momentum on its way to a theatrical release via continued positive buzz, as well as a strong promotional push of its odder elements. We’ve already seen a host of trailers, interviews and the single “I Love You All” from the film, and now you can add two new clips to the bunch that give a sense of its strange and singular rhythms.

Watch: Scoot McNairy Explains Michael Fassbender's Gigantic Head In Clip From The Offbeat British Comedy 'Frank'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 8, 2014 3:54 PM
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Scoot McNairy, Frank, Fassbender
You ever hear some indie pop tune and you knew in a perfect world it would be a #1 hit, but because of the way major label infrastructure with radio and music video channels worked, you knew it was destined to be a cult hit song that only you, your friends and a whole bunch of other likeminded people across the nation would cherish? That’s kind of akin to “Frank,” a movie, that in a perfect world would be a big hit.

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