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10 Films To See In October

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • October 2, 2013 12:25 PM
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10 Films To See In October
You could be inclined to believe October is just like any other month, especially since there’s only one major horror movie set for wide release to scare your pants off on Halloween. Sadly this must-see slate of ten won’t sate your bloodlust, but it does feature awards-contenders, smart indies and survival thrillers that will have you grabbing the person closes to you. And moreover, these are ten good movies that we think are worthy of your time and money over the next thirty days. So let's dive right in....

Watch: Sandra Bullock Is Desperate To Survive In New Clip & TV Spot For Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 12:05 PM
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Gravity, Bullock
The theme of the fall seems to be survival. Tom Hanks will soon square off against a band of desperate pirates in "Captain Phillips" while Robert Redford will try to maintain against Mother Nature herself in "All Is Lost," but first up will Sandra Bullock in "Gravity." And her journey is perhaps most perilous of all.

Alfonso Cuarón Says Most 3D Films Are "Crap" As RealD CFO Pushes Studios & Directors To Keep Using The Format

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 12:46 PM
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Gravity, Cuaron
Is it time to have yet another debate about 3D? Well, whether you like it or not, it's going to happen. This past summer, theater owners were beginning to wonder where the audiences were for the format, as 3D screenings began making up for just the fraction of ticket sales for some pretty big movies (25% of the total domestic gross of “Turbo,” 31% of “Monsters University” and 34% for “World War Z”). And while the reason why ticket buyers are being more cautious about paying to wear those uncomfortable glasses is up for debate, Alfonso Cuarón has summed it up pretty nicely.

Watch: Go Behind The Scenes Of Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' With New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 2:00 PM
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We're less than a week away from the lift off of Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" in theaters nationwide, and after everyone experiences the space adventure, the first question they'll ask is, "How'd they do that?" Well, some new pics and a featurette try to help answer some of those questions.

Alfonso Cuaron Considers Psychological Horror Film, Says He'll Never Do A Movie As Big As 'Gravity' Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 12:21 PM
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Gravity, Cuaron
It's taken four years, casting headaches, technological leaps, release date bumps and more, but next week, Alfonso Cuaron's space adventure "Gravity" will finally arrive in theaters. And mostly, he just seems glad to have survived the process at all. “Film is my means of survival, and 'Gravity' was a miscalculation of time. It’s not the best investment I’ve ever made,” he told Vulture. However, most critics would disagree.

Watch: 30-Minute Interview With Alfonso Cuarón & New TV Spot For "Tiny Sundance Film" 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 2:56 PM
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Gravity, Bullock
It's all about perception, we suppose. While the forthcoming "Gravity" boasts no shortage of dazzling visual effects, heart pumping thrills and yes, 3D, it's still relatively lean in both size and scope. Running 90 minutes and featuring two main characters, it's far from the bloat of most blockbuster movies, a fact that isn't lost on director Alfonso Cuarón.

Listen: Steven Price's Full & Excellent 'Gravity' Score Plus Check Out 3 TV Spots For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 9:05 AM
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Gravity
Wowing audiences at Venice, Telluride and TIFF, Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" will soon dock in theaters and while much attention has been given to impressive visuals, and nail biting tension, there is another element we're sure is going to start getting some buzz. Namely, the score by Steven Price.

Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • September 17, 2013 2:07 PM
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Podcast: Post Fall Film Festival
...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically the Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride and Venice. We covered a large swath of films at both fests this year but on the show we focus specifically on "12 Years a Slave," (review here, interview here), "Under the Skin" (review here, interview here), "Gravity" (review here), "Joe" (review here), Denis Villeneuve's double dose of "Prisoners" and "Enemy," "Night Moves" "Rush" and "Dallas Buyers Club." Let us know in the comments what titles you're excited for and if you attended, what films you dug.

Oscars: What Films Are Looking Good Coming Out Of Venice, Telluride & TIFF?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2013 4:36 PM
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With Venice and Telluride in the rear-view mirror, and TIFF starting to wind down (we've still coverage to come, but very few films remain that haven't been screened to press), it feels like the perfect time to kick off, for real, our annual awards coverage. There's a part of you that groans, and that's fair enough -- it does feel like only yesterday that we were talking "Argo" vs. "Life of Pi" and so on, but even with five months to go until the ceremony itself, over half of the film that'll be in play have been unveiled. And you can bet your bottom dollar that Oscar campaigns have been underway for weeks, if not months.

20 New 'Gravity' Photos Show Off The Visual Spectacle Of Alfonso Cuaron's Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 11, 2013 2:05 PM
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Gravity
At this point, you can probably assemble all of the photos released from Alfonso Cuaron's space-set mindbender "Gravity," put them into a little book like John Travolta in "Blow Out," and flip through them, playing the entire movie. But guess what? There are more! Get ready for 20 new, insanely gorgeous photos from "Gravity," featuring stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, plus some wonderful behind-the-scenes images of Cuaron working his magical magic.

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