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    Do You Like To Read?: Watch The New Animated Short Film Companion To 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    At the tail end of last week, Wes Anderson let it slip that a new companion piece to "Moonrise Kingdom," a short animated film, would be dropping in the coming days, and alas, it has now arrived. And yes, it's as charming as you might expect.

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Richard Donner & Steven Spielberg's 'The Goonies'

    In the last couple of years, a spate of films, from Joe Cornish's "Attack The Block" to J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," have named one film as a particular influence: Richard Donner's "The Goonies," the 1985 kids' adventure film that served as part of the 1980s golden age of Amblin, Steven Spielberg's produ...

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    Preview '5 X Favela' (A Surprisingly Upbeat Omnibus Feature Film On Favela-Dwelling)

    We could say that Marcel Camus' 1959 award-winning Black Orpheus introduced the rest of the world to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; although it's probably better known for the Antônio Carlos Jobim-composed bossa nova-infused soundtrack.

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    TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

    The Critics Choice Television Awards and the Televisions Critics Association have both released their list of nominees.  It is clear that the critics in both organizations love Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl and Girls.

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    Rebecca Hall Makes 'A Promise' With Patrice Leconte Based On Stefan Zweig's 'Journey Into The Past'

    Actress Rebecca Hall seems to have been quite underrated by Hollywood’s eye for some time now, even after giving a number of fine performances in well-respected films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and Ben Affleck’s 2010 directorial effort “The Tow...

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    FUTURES: Award-Winning 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Writer Derek Connolly

    Why He's On Our Radar: There wasn't a comedy more heartfelt and nutty at this year's Sundance Film Festival than Colin Trevorrow's "Safety Not Guaranteed." The high-concept indie charmer won over critics and audiences with its blend of sci-fi and romance, culminating in a Waldo Salt Screenwriting Aw...

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    The Five Most Influential LGBT Characters on TV

    Television often seems to have a stronger impact than film on the way the public discusses social issues, something that has a lot to do with the way it's watched -- in your own home, in company you select yourself, when your guard is down and you therefore have a more intimate relationship with...

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    The Inaugural Champs Elysees Film Festival has a Packed Line Up and a Full Program Showing in Renown Paris Arthouses

    Thoughts and discussions about the sustainability of arthouse theaters, about the joining of forces between them and festivals and the ownership of festivals themselves (and sometimes of theaters as well) by distributors as a way to sustain the three key players of this precious triangle of culture,...

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    'Parks & Recreation' Star Nick Offerman Joins Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Toy's House' & 'We're The Millers'

    We’ve made it no secret that we at The Playlist are big fans of the Amy Poehler-led NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” but as the show has become more of an ensemble piece over its four season run, actor Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson has become a particular fan favori...

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    Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Gutter King'

    And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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