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Will Ferrell Calls His Spanish-Language Film 'Casa De Mi Padre' Rodriguez & Tarantino-esque

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 13, 2011 7:45 AM
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Plus A Negligible Amount Of 'Step Brothers 2' News/HopeIn support of the upcoming indie drama "Everything Must Go" (which we dug), Will Ferrell has been making the press rounds with various outlets speaking of not only his angle and his interest in the film, but also a few of his upcoming projects -- namely "Casa de mi Padre" and "Step Brothers 2."

Cannes Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2011 12:05 PM
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Guilt, Shame and So Much Blood Pervade Ramsay's Unflinching Drama

Kristen Bell Wants To Play Johanna Mason In 'Hunger Games'; John C. Reilly's Rep Plays Down Rumors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2011 8:59 AM
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Twenty four hours have passed which means its time for another "Hunger Games" post but rest assured this one will at least contain names of people you have heard of.

John C. Reilly To Play Haymitch Abernathy In 'Hunger Games'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 10:44 AM
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Has Also Been In Talks For 'Oz The Great And Powerful'To be honest, this writer has about zero interest in "Hunger Games" and has found the daily, piecemeal, no-name casting announcements to be irritating as hell, but now that opinion is swinging back around. At least temporarily.

First Look At Tilda Swinton & John C. Reilly In Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2011 1:47 AM
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It has been almost a decade since Lynne Ramsay's "Morvern Callar," and while some of that time was spent on an adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" that was scuttled (with Peter Jackson later delivering his take on the material to theaters), we're glad she's finally back. Next month she'll hit Cannes with "We Need To Talk About Kevin" another tough drama that promises to be a doozy.

First Look At Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 2:34 AM
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To be certain, Roman Polanski's last effort, "The Ghost Writer," polarized The Playlist staff. While some found it be a pretty harmless, if not particularly memorable, political potboiler, others completely hated it (though we all agreed Kim Cattrall's accent was egregious). Even on the score, some of us loved Alexandre Desplat's whirring strings, while others found it be a weaker work from the accomplished and prolific composer (the Christmas party eventually turned ugly). But regardless of all that, Polanski's latest has us all pretty excited, bringing together a top notch cast for the film version of an acclaimed play.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Predicts Best Supporting Actor & Actress At The 2012 Oscars

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 10:32 AM
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So, yes, you know the drill by now: we've done Best Picture for 2012 and we've done our Actor and Actress picks. Now, we're turning our hand to the ever-undervalued supporting players.

'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Pulls Together An All-Star Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte & William Atherton Will All FeatureTo go over the multiple six degrees of comedy connections between Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim would take us all night but here's the short version: these are two funny dudes whose success and cult status of their recently ended "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" sketch comedy show on Adult Swim brought them to the attention of comedy's biggest stars and made them a team clearly headed onto bigger and better things. Word around their feature debut has been bubbling for the past few weeks, but it looks like things are finally getting locked into place.

Review: 'Cedar Rapids' Provides A Trickle Of Laughs Instead Of A Torrent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 5:58 AM
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On paper, "Cedar Rapids" sounds like a no brainer. The Frank Capra-esque premise is familiar: a small town man is sent off to the big city where he struggles to adjust to the fast pace and shifty morals of metropolitan life. And when you line up a stacked roster of talent that includes John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry and Stephen Root, the movie should pretty much just write itself. Figuratively speaking, that is. But unfortunately, Miguel Arteta seems to have literally taken what was probably a great treatment and hoped that his actors and actresses could do the rest with unfortunately middling results.

John C. Reilly Talks Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' A Meditation On Parenthood

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 7, 2011 5:02 AM
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2011 is quickly shaping up to be an exciting year for female-driven/directed pictures, with a wealth of great, intelligent options for people that are frankly sick of the overtly male-dominated market (or Katherine Heigl). Multiplexes will see Kristen Wiig lead an ensemble of funny ladies in "Bridesmaids," art house cinemas get Kelly Reichardt's dustbowl period piece "Meek's Cutoff," festivals continue to be graced by Slamdance-winner "Without," and hopefully the online community will see a glimpse of the Linda Cardellini war movie “Return” (hint hint), which has been compared to "Safe" and "A Woman Under The Influence.” Yowza.

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