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The Playlist's Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 4:15 AM
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Alright, continuing with our Most Anticipated Films of 2011 series which will roughly be in four parts (unfortunately, character/size limits prevent us from doing one massive feature). Here's part one which we published yesterday. If you're wondering where some of the tentpoles were yesterday -- "X-Men: First Class," "Cowboys And Aliens" and "Sherlock Holmes" -- well, they're here. If you were asking, whether indie-driven auteurs would be represented -- Lynne Ramsay's return with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," Mike Mills' "Beginners" or David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" -- well, they're all here too. The way these lists are lumped together is a bit arbitrary, so don't fret, lots and lots more Most Anticipated Films of 2011.

First Synopsis For Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class' Unveils Armageddon As Villain? Doubtful

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 12, 2010 4:46 AM
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Armageddon Revealed As Villain? It Remains To Be SeenA synopsis, allegedly the official one to Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," has been making the rounds online, and if correct, it provides confirmation of the story's plot while, at the same time, hinting to audiences at other details of the story (emails to 20th Century Fox to verify the synopsis were not answered over the weekend).

Ray Wise Joins 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 9:28 AM
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Even though the release date is just over six months away, shooting is still ongoing for "X-Men: First Class" and casting too. Speaking with IGN, longtime character actor (aka "Hey, it's that guy!") Ray Wise, best known for his turns in "Robocop" and "Twin Peaks," revealed that he has joined the cast of superhero film.

"It's Going To Be A Bloodbath:" Who Will Survive The Summer Of 2011, And What Will Be Left Of Them?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2010 10:30 AM
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The knock-on effects of the 2007 writers' strike have been felt heavily in the last few years. Last summer saw the obviously rushed likes of "Wolverine," "Terminator Salvation," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra;" all of which were patently harmed by the disruption caused by months of inaction by screenwriters, while the films were in or gearing up for production. Hell, even "Star Trek," easily the strongest of the tentpoles that year, had script issues.

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