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    Review: There's A Reason You Didn't Know Alien Invasion Pic 'The Darkest Hour' Was Already In Theaters

    In post-apocalyptic movies, it’s tough to know whether concentrated ensembles, empty cities and unpopulated streets are a sign of terrific production design or low-budget shortcutting. In either case, there’s a distinct absence of both extras and ideas in “The Darkest Hour,” ...

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    New Photos From Pixar's 'Brave' & Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

    After several back-to-back banner years for animation, 2011 turned out to be one of the weakest in memory; Pixar delivered their first stinker with "Cars 2," DreamWorks delivered more of the same with a pair of sequels, and nothing, not even the oddball "Rango" seemed to be enshr...

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    Facing Ratings Troubles, Nickelodeon Network Puts Heavy Muscle Behind New Series Starring Cymphonique Miller

    Facing a ratings slide, the Nickelodeon cable TV network is apparently banking heavily on the success of a new musical TV show titled How To Rock, and its chosen star, Cymphonique Miller, a name you might immediately recognize; she's Master P's 15-year old daughter. 

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    Review: 'A Separation' Is A Wrenching Portrait Of Duty, Love & Deep Irreconcilable Divisions

    Tucked in amongst all the shinier offerings involving punk hackers, boy reporters and equine conscripts, Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" is the finest film of this awards season and one of the best of the year, a domestic drama that in its deliberately restricted focus nevertheless opens up a nuance...

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    Arcade Fire Duo, Taylor Swift & The Decemberists Record New Songs For 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    It's almost like the "Twilight" music syndrome all over again on the surface. A studio has a teen phenom-to-be project on their hands and they drive a dump truck full of cash up to the doorsteps of musicians who can't say no.

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    Director Dee Rees And Star Adepero Oduye Talk Coming Out & Coming Of Age In 'Pariah'

    Director Dee Rees and actress Adepero Oduye were fresh off an early awards season win when The Playlist caught up with them in New York. Their film "Pariah" nabbed Rees the prize for breakthrough director at the Gotham Awards the night before -- not the first triumph for the assured feature debut, w...

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    Video Watch: Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" Production Diary, Teaser

    Peter Jackson has been brilliantly nourishing our collective hobbit-mania with production diary videos from his latest shoot, and yesterday's newest installment doesn't disappoint. Jackson's Christmas Day present gives us a glimpse at one of the biggest stars in "The Hobbit:" ...

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    Fifth Production Diary For 'The Hobbit' Centers On Location Shooting & Tentpole-Size Logistics

    Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" won't arrive in theaters until a year from now -- December 14, 2012 to be exact. But clearly Jackson wanted to give 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Hobbit' fans an early Christmas gift and this year he delivered a two-fer. First off was the trailer for 'A...

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    Trailer Watch For Boxing Drama "Mikel's Faith"

    Back in early September Tambay proflied this urban boxing drama Mikel's Faith written, directed and starring Alexander Etseyatse (read HERE) which was presented at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival in New York City this fall.

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    First Look: Ben Affleck In Covert Iran Hostage Crisis Picture 'Argo,' & 'Jack The Giant Killer'

    To quote Matt Damon in a recent episode of KCRW's The Business, after the Bennifer flap of the early aughts, his "hetero lifemate" Ben Affleck had to work twice as hard to frame his name back into a respectable part of the film industry. "He was very sober about what it meant for his career," Damon ...

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