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    How Ben Foster Was Lured Into 'The Mechanic': Do You Want To Blow Up Stuff With Jason Statham?

    When "The Mechanic" was released in 1972, starring Charles Bronson as a professional hitman named Arthur Bishop and Jan-Michael Vincent as his protégé, Steve McKenna, the world of professional killers hadn’t yet become a staple of American cinema. In the almost four decades since, that is far from t...

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    Sundance '11 Review: 'Like Crazy' A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

    From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

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    Roger Ebert Says 3D Is Over & Won't Work Because Walter Murch Said So

    Look, we dislike 3D as much as the next discernible filmgoer who finds little value in headaches, dim lighting, ephemeral visual tricks, and exorbitant ticket pricing, but Roger Ebert -- who is no doubt one of our best -- does have a flair for the melodramatic. A recent article of his making the rou...

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    Sundance '11: 'The Details,' 'The Guard,' 'Another Earth' All Find Distribution

    As good red-blooded capitalists, we at The Playlist like nothing more than stories about people buying things for millions of dollars, and as such, the last week of January is one of our favorite times of year -- it's the time when acquisition executives descend in their hordes on Park City for the ...

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    'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mark Webber Directing Drama Starring His Two-Year-Old Son

    Michael Cera, Shannyn Sossamon, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Ritter Also In Cast A year ago, it looked like indie veteran Mark Webber might be about to take a major leap in his career, as one of the more left-field choices among the top-notch ensemble of Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." Whil...

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    Emile Hirsch Gets Ready For 'The Motel Life'

    Emile Hirsch is getting ready to go on the lam.

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    Samuel L. Jackson Keeps Yelling At Tommy Lee Jones In 'Sunset Limited' Trailer

    Dear god, man. It looks like Al Pacino has some official competition the category of Dudes Who Think Barking Their Lines In Movies Is Acting.

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    Harvey Scissorhands Wants To Honor Top Oscar Nominee 'King's Speech' By Cutting It For PG-13 Rating

    After this morning's Oscar nominations, where "The King's Speech" stacked up a dozen nods, it seems Harvey Weinstein still isn't quite done maximizing the potential of the product he has out there in the theaters.

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    'Hunger Games' Will Begin To Play On March 23, 2012

    Bummed that both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises are coming to an end? No need to be, as Lionsgate, who know a thing or two about turning a book series into a mega-success, are set to bring "Hunger Games" -- the first installment of a trilogy based on the sci-fi novels by Suzanne Collin...

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    Sony Classics On "Guard" at Sundance

    In their third pickup from this year's Sundance roster, Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. and Latin American rights to John Michael McDonagh's comedy/thriller, "The Guard," which is screening in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

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