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    30th Anniversary: 5 Things You Might Not Know About Steven Spielberg's Classic 'E.T.'

    Thirty is a tricky birthday for anyone - your twenties are in the rear-view mirror, and your forties start to sneak up (can you tell this writer is getting closer to the magic 3-0?...). But it's also the point at which you can reach a certain respectability, start to push towards (whisper it) adulth...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

    We've finally taken the plunge and decided to record our very own podcast here at The Playlist. The format of the show is still very much a work in progress, but we hope this content serves as a chance for our readers to listen in to all the chatter happening around The Playlist water cooler. E...

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    Usher Confirms He's Set To Play Sugar Ray Leonard, Calls It 'Proper Casting,' Talks Oscar Potential

    Well, one thing you can't say he lacks is confidence... it hasn't been officially announced as of our last post on it, but I'd say that this is as good as a confirmation as we can get.

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    Project of the Day: A German Policeman's Encounter with His Alter Ego in "Der Samurai"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    CRUEL SUMMER: PURPLE RAIN (1984)

    Albert Magnoli’s "Purple Rain" is a one-of-a-kind mix of rock concert, intense drama, romance, and comedy. A star vehicle designed to showcase the talents of rock-fusion musician Prince, "Purple Rain" was that rare vanity project that worked.

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    Tribeca Film Institute Awards 2012 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grants to Eight New Projects

    The Tribeca Film Institute has chosen the eight recipients of the combined $150,000 in grant money awarded by the annual Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund for 2012. The awards are given to feature documentary projects that highlight issues of social importance around the world and include finishing ...

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    Exclusive: Terence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea' Starring Rachel Weisz Hits DVD & Blu-Ray On July 24th

    It's one of the finest movies of 2012 so far, but if you missed it don't worry, you'll soon get a chance to catch up. Terence Davies' woozy and beautifully accomplished "The Deep Blue Sea" starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale is hitting DVD and Blu-...

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    'Brave' Early Reviews: Merida May Not Be New Model Princess After All

    The "Brave" trailers promo Pixar's foray into princess movies; the Disney animated feature is expected to be one of the summer's top performers. But early reviews suggest the tale isn't as fresh and groundbreaking as we'd hoped. Princess Merida is Pixar's first female lead, but may not prove to be a...

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    "Blue Caprice" Selected For 2012 IFP Narrative Labs + Official Synopsis + New Pic

    Just about every time we've written about this project, the comments sections have been active with discussion/debate.

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    Trailers From Hell: Adam Rifkin on John Hughes' '16 Candles'

    Today's Trailers fro Hell features Adam Rifkin on John Hughes' "16 Candles":

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