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Fall Movie Preview: Our 15 Most Anticipated Films For The Rest Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 27, 2012 1:19 PM
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The summer movie seasons is pretty much wrapped up, with the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, and Telluride and Toronto just around the corner. And as ever, the fall festival season sees us move away from superheroes and the like for a few blessed months, in favor of some fare that's a little more adult, and geared with an eye towards awards.

7 Posters For 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 4:24 PM
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Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish. With a movie featuring all of those names, that alone would get any sane person excited for a film. Now add that it's coming from Martin McDonagh, the writer/director behind "In Bruges," and you can understand why "Seven Psychopaths" is one of the most anticipated titles at TIFF.

Watch: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken & Woody Harrelson In First Trailer For 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 11:59 AM
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Not many directors have an Oscar before their first feature is released, but playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh managed the trick by picking up the Best Short prize for his film "Six Shooter." And fortunately, his feature follow-up, "In Bruges," was no disappointment; a soulful, foul-mouthed comedy that helped to revitalize Colin Farrell's career, it proved something of a sleeper hit a few years back, picking up some great reviews.

CBS Films Move 'Seven Psychopaths' Up To October 12th, Delay 'Gambit' To Winter 2013

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 2:25 PM
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After a disappointing 2011 in which their films underperformed greatly, CBS Films have been doing a little better this year. February's "The Woman In Black" proved to be a sleeper hit, and Lasse Hallstrom's "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" did pretty decently as well a month or two later. Next up for the company is "The Words," which opens next month, but they have done a little tinkering with their release schedule for further on the year.

New Images From 'Seven Psychopaths' Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell & Christopher Walken

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 31, 2012 11:23 AM
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Martin McDonagh, the director of "In Bruges," has a new pitch-black comedy called "Seven Psychopaths" starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken, and co-starring Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek (who starred in McDonagh's amazing Broadway play "The Pillowman"). As of this morning, the movie is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Midnight Madness section.

Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths,' Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem' & 'Dredd 3D' Head TIFF Midnight Madness Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 11:21 AM
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Variety being the spice of life, every film festival needs the opportunity for a bit of a change of pace. After a few days of subtitles and gruelling kitchen sink drama, even the most stoic cinephile starts to get in the mood for watching a few heads get ripped from their bodies, and that's why things like TIFF's Midnight Madness strand exists. Highlighting genre fare, often with lashing of blood and gore, the strand has seen films premiere that have gone onto international success -- last year alone brought films like "The Raid," "Kill List" and "God Bless America" to TIFF audiences.

'Gambit,' 'Seven Psychopaths' & 'The Words' Nab 2012 & 2013 Release Dates

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 15, 2012 7:37 PM
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It's release date madness today. You've got the cynical nostalgia cash-grab of "Jurassic Park" (which is coming out next summer in a 3D re-release, ca'ching!), you've got a Tom Cruise sci-fi film from the director of "Tron: Legacy" ("Oblivion" which is now dated for spring 2013) and now we've got three more films that finally have release dates attached to them.

First Look: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell & Christopher Walken in 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 9, 2012 11:36 AM
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The talented Irish McDonagh family has a lot to be proud of today. This morning "The Guard" director John Michael McDonagh’s latest project, a black comedy about a good priest tormented by his community, titled "Cavalry" was announced, and now photos from his brother's latest, Irish playwright turned writer/director Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" have surfaced via Entertainment Weekly.

Abbie Cornish Joins Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 4:01 PM
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After gaining the attention of the indie world with her brave turn in the Aussie indie flick "Somersault," Abbie Cornish snagged the eyeballs of everyone else thanks to Jane Campion's ravishing "Bright Star." Since then, the actress has never been busier, and this year alone she appeared in three films: the spring hit "Limitless," Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" and Madonna's "W.E." And it doesn't stop there, as 2012 is already gearing up to be another packed year for Cornish. In addition to having the indie flick "The Girl" in the can, now a highly anticipated project has been added to her slate.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Olga Kurylenko Describes Terrence Malick As A "Psychologist And A Philosopher"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2011 3:38 PM
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Maintaining a career after breaking through as a Bond girl is not the easiest thing in the world. Just ask Izabella Scorupco or Denise Richards. If you can find them. But the current batch seem to be doing alright so far. Rosamund Pike has gone from strength to strength since "Die Another Day," and both Eva Green and Gemma Arterton have worked steadily in interesting films since rolling in the hay with 007. But arguably the one with the most intriguing slate of projects ahead of her is Olga Kurylenko, who played female lead Camille Montes in last Bond entry "Quantum of Solace."

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