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Contest Giveaway: Blu-ray Copies Of Paolo Sorrentino's 'This Must Be The Place' Starring Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 12, 2013 12:39 PM
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After making its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and playing U.S. theaters this past November, "This Must Be The Place" comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film is the English-language follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino's critically lauded "Il Divo," which was nominated for the Palme d'Or and earned Sorrentino a Jury Prize at Cannes in 2008.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Flight' & 'Wreck-It Ralph' Touch Down In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 2, 2012 3:01 PM
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This weekend belongs to the acting community, as many of the new films feature a big name star (or six). Alright, thespians – you headline those films! And there’s no shortage of variety in tone or style: Denzel is serious, Alicia makes you giggle, Philip scowls, and Russell dextrously throws knives. Let us know in the comments who you decide to spend your time with at the Cineplex!

Review: Rambling, Ragged 'This Must Be The Place' Isn't Nearly As Bad As You Feared

  • By James Rocchi
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  • November 1, 2012 2:03 PM
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The initial first glimpses for "This Must Be the Place" promised disaster, with a pitch of Sean Penn playing a burned-out post-punk rocker on the hunt for Nazis, and advance photos where Penn's jet-black corona of hair and dour made-up jowls made him look less like someone who had imitated The Cure's Robert Smith and more like someone who had killed, skinned and eaten Smith before donning his coiffure and face in celebration.

New Pics & Poster For Sean Penn's Goth Rockin' Dramedy 'This Must Be The Place'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 1:41 PM
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So, have doubts about Sean Penn's versatility? Next month you'll see him on screen as the damaged, fragile, Robert Smith-esque goth rocker in "This Must Be The Place." Then in January, he'll be snarling and scenery chewing his way through "Gangster Squad."

Watch: Goth Sean Penn Clarifies The Difference Between Arcade Fire & Talking Heads In 'This Must Be Place' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2012 12:50 PM
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In "This Must Be the Place," Sean Penn plays a faded goth rock star named Cheyenne. If that alone doesn't make you chuffed to see this, you can pretty much stop reading right here. But for the rest of us, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival way back in 2011, the latest from "Il Divo" director Paolo Sorrentino now has a new trailer, and no matter the mixed reviews out of the Croisette, we're kinda dying to see this.

'Runner Runner' & 'This Must Be The Place' Find Release Dates, 'Anna Karenina' & 'Trouble With The Curve' Move Slightly

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 3, 2012 1:05 PM
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The ever popular Hollywood dance move, the release-date shuffle, is once more sweeping the nation, with a number of high-profile films all finding, or changing, release dates in the last few days.

Take A Look At The Picture-Disc Vinyl For The Reissue Of 'This Must Be The Place' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 11:39 AM
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While we wait for The Weinstein Company to decide when they will release Paolo Sorrentino's oddball roadtrip/Holocaust drama/revenge movie "This Must Be The Place," starring Sean Penn as a burned out, eccentric rocker, the movie is gearing up to hit U.K. cinemas this weekend. And not only that, the soundtrack -- which is already on CD overseas -- is getting a new, sexy, double LP, picture-disc reissue. Not bad, right?

'This Must Be The Place' With Sean Penn & 'Predisposed' With Jesse Eisenberg Added To Sundance Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 20, 2011 8:58 AM
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At this point in time, it feels like Sundance is still months away, but actually, it's only a matter of a few weeks, and once Christmas and New Year are out of the way, we'll practically be there. Most of the line-up's been announced already, and off the top of our heads, it's the most promising that Park City has seen in quite some time. But it's not quite done, with the festival announcing four new features added at the last minute, bringing the total up to 117 full-length films, from thirty different countries.

'This Must Be The Place' Soundtrack Features David Byrne, Will Oldham, Jónsi, Iggy Pop & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 10:02 AM
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One of the most talked-about films this spring was Paolo Sorrentino's followup to "Il Divo," the oddball roadtrip movie "This Must Be The Place." Starring a Robert Smith-channeling Sean Penn, the film is an odd one, a gothic holocaust dramedy of sorts about an aging rocker who goes to find the SS officer who tortured his estranged father, who recently passed away. Reviews were mixed, but curiousity abounded not only for the chance to see Penn do something quite out of step with his usual screen appearances, but also because of a score led by new tunes from David Byrne and Will Oldham. Well, while we wait for The Weinstein Company to release this movie, details on the soundtrack have arrived, though you'll have to import this one for now.

The Weinstein Company Picks Up Sean Penn's Goth Holocaust Dramedy 'This Must Be The Place'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2011 7:57 AM
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Lionsgate Nabs Midnight Madness Horror Flick 'You're Next'The biggest WTF movie so far this year has been Paolo Sorrentino's followup to his acclaimed "Il Divo," the Sean Penn starring "This Must Be Place." Premiering to a very mixed reception at Cannes this spring (that's sort of putting it kindly), the story follows a (seemingly) barely functioning goth rocker (Penn doing his best Robert Smith impression) who finds out his father he hasn’t seen in 30 years is dead and then goes on a road trip to find the SS Officer who made his life hell when he was imprisoned at Auschwitz. No, really, that's the plot. But it seems the Weinsteins know a challenge (or a bargain) when they see one, picking up the North American rights to the film.

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