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Watch: Guy Pearce Doesn't Give Up In First 6 Minutes From 'The Rover'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2014 11:53 AM
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The Rover,  Guy Pearce
Lord knows we've been trying to get everyone to see David Michod's "The Rover." Not only did it rank on our Most Underrated And Underseen Films Of 2014 So Far, but the excellent work of DP Natasha Braier placed her on our On The Rise 2014: Cinematographers To Watch. In short, this film boasts a tremendous amount of talent, but if you still need another nudge to check it out, here's a generous helping.

On The Rise 2014: Cinematographers To Watch

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 6, 2014 3:57 PM
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On The Rise -- Cinematographers in 2014
In what’s become an annual tradition, this week we’re kicking off our On The Rise series of features in which we take a look at emerging and blossoming talent across a variety of fields. This year, we’re expanding our remit to encompass a couple more categories and subcategories, but we’re starting with a perennial favorite: cinematographers.

The Most Underrated And Underseen Films Of 2014 So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 16, 2014 2:28 PM
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Underrated/Underseen 2014
No one can see everything. Particularly with prestige TV now competing for our attention, there's a lot of cultural noise out there even for the most hardcore cinephile, and with upwards of a dozen movies being released in major cities every week (not to mention VOD), it's easy for a great movie to get lost in the mix. Well, that's where we come in.

Box-Office: Kevin Hart’s ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Is #1, 'Jersey Boys' Can't Hit Any Strong Notes

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 22, 2014 12:29 PM
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Think Like A Man Too
Every trade will tell you the success of “Think Like A Man Too” is because of social media buzz. I just thought it was a little guy named Kevin Hart and an audience that is constantly underserved. I’m going to go with the latter. Hart is one of the biggest African-American stars in the world right now (minus mega-star Will Smith) and the urban audience has a movie squarely aimed at them maybe every two months at best, so they usually turn out for comedy starring one of their own. And so as expected “Think Like A Man Too” took the number one spot at the box-office this weekend, but not by a lot.

Watch: New Featurette For ‘The Rover’ Plus New Photos & Quentin Tarantino Praises The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2014 12:35 PM
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The Rover, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce
One of our favorite films of the summer is David Michod’s “The Rover” starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. It’s a completely stark and austere tale of a man hell bent on retrieving what is his, by any means necessary. But remember, it’s not quite post-apocalyptic. “It’s post-catastrophic economic collapse!” Michod stressed in a recent Reddit AMA. Got that? Our review described it as “bleak and compelling… it shows Michôd can work with other genres and textures, and still make a film that is unmistakably his, and that is how auteurs are made.”

Review: David Michôd's 'The Rover' Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Is A Bleak & Compelling Apocalypse Tale

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 12, 2014 12:30 PM
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The Rover
Having proven with the terrific “Animal Kingdom” that he could take a potentially small story of desperate men and blow it up into something much grander, David Michôd attempts something like the opposite with “The Rover,” taking the epic, sweeping backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, dusty Australian desert, and turning in a tiny two-hander road movie that is as spartan as its predecessor was operatic.

'The Rover' Director David Michôd On Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce & How We're "Hurtling Toward Oblivion"

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 11, 2014 1:29 PM
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Bone-dry, brutal and so slender it’s almost emaciated, Australian director David Michôd’s second feature, after his terrific debut “Animal Kingdom,” premiered in Cannes to high anticipation and ultimately mixed reviews. We ourselves really liked “The Rover,” which stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson as unlikely companions on a bleak road trip across as collapsed and exhausted near-future Australia (review here) but can understand how Michôd’s vision of a hellish ruined world, in which the first luxury to disappear is human kindness, might have proven simply too unrelentingly bleak for some; it’s the type of film into whose deliberately empty spaces one can read everything, or nothing at all.

Watch: New Featurette Takes You Into Chaos & Fear Of 'The Rover' Plus 30-Minute Interview With David Michôd & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 1:48 PM
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" 'The Rover'... is a fascinating movie, flawed but occasionally brilliant, and it’s also not at all the film we were expecting," our Jessica Kiang wrote about the latest from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod out of Cannes. And really, what else could you ask for from a summer movie? That feeling of being surprised and taken on an a ride you couldn't have predicted is rare, and one to certainly be treasured when it comes around.

Watch: New TV Spot & Behind The Scenes Footage Of 'The Rover,' Plus A Timeline Collapse Of The Future

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 9:40 AM
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The Rover
”You don't learn to fight, your death's gonna come real soon," Guy Pearce intones in this new TV spot for "The Rover." And it's a warning and challenge to co-star Robert Pattinson, with the pair dropped into a sun-cooked, post-apocalyptic future for "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod's next. And if you weren't able to attend Cannes, the good news is that the movie is shortly on its way to theaters. And it's one you'll want to watch.

Get Grimy With New Pics From 'The Rover' Plus Video Interviews With Robert Pattinson & David Michôd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 2:59 PM
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The Rover
The Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, "The Rover" has premiered and what now? Well, it's opening later this month and as one of our 10 Movies To See In June, it's one we encourage you to track down. So until it opens, here are a few appropriately sweat and grimy new pics from the post-apocalyptic movie.

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