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Discuss: Which Hopeful Young Adult Franchise Could Fill The Hole Left By 'Twilight'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 19, 2012 3:57 PM
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Farewell, "Twilight." After four years, and five movies, there are (until the inevitable reboot/spin-off/extra sequel) no longer any movies in the super-popular Stephenie Meyer-penned vampire franchise to look forward to/dread. The final movie, "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2" (our review here) is in theaters, doing the usual blockbuster numbers, but for the near future at least, that's it.

World Warm BodieZ: Is There Anything New Left To Say With The Zombie Movie?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 10:04 AM
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Ever since the undead first lurched around George A. Romero's "Night Of The Living Dead," audiences have been captivated by zombies. They've entered nearly every pop culture sphere, hunting for brains at the movies, on television, in books, graphic novels, comics and more, and in 2013 they are invading the multiplex once again. Yesterday saw trailers arrive for two zombie flicks, the smaller budget "Warm Bodies" (watch here) from director Jonathan Levine, and the blockbuster "World War Z" (watch here) starring Brad Pitt. But the question is: does the zombie movie have anything new to say?

Watch: Nicholas Hoult Is A Morally Conflicted Zombie In Trailer For 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 2:03 PM
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Initially slated to come at the tail end of this summer, "Warm Bodies" was moved to a release date closer to Valentine's Day presumably to play off its zombie romance center. But judging by this trailer, there might be other reasons it was shifted to an early winter bow.

First Poster For 'Warm Bodies' Arrives, Director Jonathan Levin Cautions Film May Be Divisive For "Hard-Core" Zombie Fans

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 22, 2012 9:19 AM
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Since the first “Twilight” movie ruled the box office four years ago, studios have been trying to hit that sweet spot of female-friendly genre-fare. Summit is hoping they can catch lightning in bottle again with the upcoming Jonathan Levine-helmed adaptation of the zombie-romance novel “Warm Bodies” and they’re getting ball rolling on their marketing campaign with the first poster for the 2013 film.

New Images From Eli Roth's 'Aftershock' & Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 1:39 PM
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While Eli Roth's next directorial effort still seems to be a long way off, the man certainly isn't resting on his laurels, and in 2012 he's busier than ever. Later this year his co-written and co-produced martial arts flick, the RZA directed "The Man With The Iron Fists" will kick and punch its way into theaters, and on the festival circuit he's got something a little different on the way as well.

Zombie Romance 'Warm Bodies' Moves To February 1, 2013; 'Intruders' Arrives on March 30th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 3:30 PM
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Marketing strategy or a movie Summit is feeling nervous about? With a late summer bow initially pegged for Jonathan Levine's zombie romance with Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, "Warm Bodies" has now been moved to a chillier February 1, 2013 release date.

Sundance: Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer Talk 'Wish You Were Here' & VOD Vs. Theatrical Release

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 23, 2012 11:56 AM
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Call it a resurgence of Australian cinema, but it seems the even-year Sundance Film Festivals are the place to catch the movies that find their way across the pond and to the audiences that desire dark, interesting thrillers that masquerade as family dramas. “Animal Kingdom” introduced a wide audience to Joel Edgerton who played as ruthless family man Baz. It's a fitting return for Edgerton to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with “Wish You Were Here,” an examination of how three people deal with the loss of their friend after a week of partying in Southeast Cambodia. Of course, it wouldn't be a modern Australian thriller if there weren't hidden intentions, distorted memory and deconstruction of the nuclear family. Produced under the Aussie film collective, Blue Tongue Films (which counts among its members Joel's brother Nash and co-writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith), the film opened the festival last Thursday and The Playlist caught up with Edgerton and co-star Teresa Palmer about their character choices, future projects and the distribution model they'd prefer for their film.

Three New Photos From 'Warm Bodies' Begs The Question: Is Nicholas Hoult A Star Yet?

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 10, 2012 9:47 PM
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Every few years, Hollywood annoints a new star. Sometimes it's a Tom Hardy, other times it's a Taylor Kitsch and it can also be a  Jeremy Renner. What these actors all share in common is that they're considered leading men long before they're actually stars: meaning, they're leading films, but the public doesn't know who they are yet. In the case of Hardy and Renner, The Weinstein Company and Paramount are bumping the releases of their smaller films ("The Wettest County" and "Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters" respectively) in hopes that their upcoming tentpoles ("The Dark Knight" and "The Bourne Legacy" respectively) will match the signal to noise ratio to their Tinsteltown buzz (in the case of Kitsch, both Disney and Universal are gambling hard).

New Look At Nicholas Hoult As A Zombie In Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2012 10:18 AM
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Jonathan Levine is certainly developing a bit of a following. After earning rave reviews for the still-unreleased "All The Boys Love Many Lane," impressing with his follow up "The Wackness" and finally hitting it with mainstream audiences with "50/50" this year, the helmer is now tackling a zombie love-story with an adaptation of Isaac Maron's "Warm Bodies."

The Playlist's Most Anticipated Escapist/Popcorn Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 5, 2012 10:31 AM
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Admittedly, Team Playlist is an oddball collection of cinephiles, snobs and genre-dorks, sometimes only unified by one thing: a healthy dose of skepticism in a world largely occupied by wishful-thinking fanboys. But this diversity means that we can be at once cynical optimists and optimistic cynics.

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