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Taylor Swift & Katie Holmes Join 'The Giver' With Meryl Streep & Jeff Bridges

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 2:43 PM
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Though she's conquered the music world and the gossip pages, Taylor Swift is now trying her hand at acting. She had a voice role in last year's animated "The Lorax" and popped up in one episode of "New Girl," but now it looks like Hollywood is ready to let her act opposite legends like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Okay, then ...

Videodrome: The Best Recent Music Videos Including Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, Bloc Party & Taylor Swift

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 5, 2012 4:02 PM
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After a bit of a break for the summer months, it's time for the return of Videodrome, our semi-regular showcase for the best music videos around. Since the form has given the world game-changing helmers in both the blockbuster and arthouse realms, it's always important to keep an eye on promos, and indeed, one could argue that there's more invention to be found in the short form than there is in features. So, without further ado, the five best music videos we've seen in the last few weeks. As ever, any tips and suggestions are more than welcome.

Taylor Swift & Alison Pill Being Lined Up To Play Joni Mitchell & Carole King In 'Girls Like Us'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 3:42 PM
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Casting anybody in the roles of the legendary Joni Mitchell and Carole King was always going to be a difficult task, but these choices -- well, one in particular -- will be sure to draw some interesting scrutiny and controversy.

Review: 'The Lorax' Is Cute But Weighed Down By Its Faithfulness To The Source Material

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 29, 2012 1:10 PM
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Adapting a children's book, especially one as beloved (and brief) as Dr. Seuss' gentle eco-fable "The Lorax," is an unenviable task. There's a sliver of narrative that must be expanded, padded, and teased out, while an attempt must be made to maintain all of the things that people love about Dr. Seuss (nee Theodor Geisel) and his books – the sing-songy rhythm, the loop-de-loop design work, the easy surrealism. In short: it's kind of a bitch. Or a snitch. Or a sliver-de-glitch. But the good folks at Illumination Entertainment (who made a surprise hit out of the decidedly under-the-radar "Despicable Me") have done a respectable job bringing "The Lorax" to the screen. It's just a shame that the fidelity to the source material, on both narrative and design levels, seems to have taken the steam out of something that could have been truly special.

Full Tracklist For 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Revealed, Listen To The Decemberists "One Engine"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 2:37 PM
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"Songs From District 12 And Beyond" reads the subheading of the forthcoming "Hunger Games" soundtrack, when leads us to think that not all of these songs will make the cut into the movie. But, no matter, as the full tracklist for the disc has been revealed and it's certainly eclectic, and if it turns some tweens onto some decent music that isn't Skrillex or Karmin (who we didn't know existed until "Saturday Night Live" this weekend), then we can't complain.

British Reality TV Grad Samantha Barks Beats Taylor Swift To Role Of Eponine In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2012 8:30 PM
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While, generally speaking, fans of the stage show have been positive about the cast that's been shaping up for "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," which sees him adapt the long running musical version of Victor Hugo's classic novel, there's been one sticking point; namely, the report that country-pop sensation Taylor Swift had been offered the role of Eponine, the spoiled little girl-turned-penniless waif who sings one of the musical's key numbers, "On My Own."

Taylor Swift & Amanda Seyfried Offered The Roles Of Eponine & Cosette In 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 9:45 PM
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Considering Tom Hooper's splashy, star-studded musical "Les Miserables" is due in theaters by the end of the year, this thing needs to finish casting and get in front of cameras soon. And the race is on, as offers are now out for a couple of the remaining roles to be cast.

Arcade Fire Duo, Taylor Swift & The Decemberists Record New Songs For 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2011 11:25 AM
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It's almost like the "Twilight" music syndrome all over again on the surface. A studio has a teen phenom-to-be project on their hands and they drive a dump truck full of cash up to the doorsteps of musicians who can't say no.

Listen: Taylor Swift's "Safe And Sound" From 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 10:38 AM
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As much as "The Hunger Games" fans will tell you its nothing like "Twilight," everything that Lionsgate is doing so far is right out of vampire franchise playbook. From the relentless minor teases of the film, early promotional materials that seem to play up a love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale and hell, even a nail polish line, the apocalypic teen tale is practically cuddly. And nothing gets more wholesome (and mainstream) than Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift, Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson & Evan Rachel Wood In The Mix To Play Eponine In 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 2:19 PM
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Geez, it's been a whole month since the last update on Tom Hooper's star-studded musical "Les Miserables" that has Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne already on board. But here comes some news sure to get the die hard fans riled-up all over again.

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