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    Underrated, Underdog and Misunderstood Films of 2010

    Who doesn't like an underdog? They're not asking to win the Oscar for Best Picture, but these under-appreciated films deserve to be seen by wider audiences than their box office numbers, critics or lack of awards talk would suggest. After the jump is a sampling of the worthy films singled out by The...

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    'The Dilemma' Soundtrack Features The Black Keys, The Hold Steady, The Band & More

    While we can't say we're too excited for Ron Howard's forthcoming infidelity comedy "The Dilemma" it does look like the folks over at Chop Shop Music have put together yet another carefully selected mix to make soundtrack enthusiasts pay attention.

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    First Look At The Cast Of 'Red Dawn'

    The bankruptcy of MGM threw a whole bunch of projects up in the air including "The Hobbit" (now gearing up to shoot next month) and "Bond 23" (which appears to be headed back into development), but the studio also had a couple of finished films on their slate that they just didn't have the money to put out. Joss Whedon's "Cabin In The Woods," originally set to come out on January 14th, was temporarily put on the shelf as was the remake of "Red Dawn" which was supposed to come out on November 24th last year. But with MGM now post-bankruptcy and with some funds to spend, these ones are apparently going to be slotted somewhere in the 2011 calend...

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    On DVD: "Howl" is a Well-Acted Yet Well-Worn Documentary

    James Franco may earn an Oscar nomination for his performance in "127 Hours," but let's not forget his decent caricature of Allen Ginsburg in "Howl," a film he might have been better recognized for come awards season had it been a more generic biopic rather than the multi-technique documentary that ...

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    2011 Writers Guild Nominations Has Some Surprises

    Well, we've already covered the snubs, but in case you missed it, the WGA disqualified a batch of movies from their awards including “Another Year,” “Biutiful,” “Blue Valentine,” “The Ghost Writer,” “The King’s Speech,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Toy Story 3” and “Winter’s B...

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    2011 Writers Guild Award Nominations Announced

    The Writers Guild of America have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. The announcement comes after the likes of "The King's Speech," "Biutiful," "The Ghost Writer," "Winter's Bone," "Toy Story 3," "The Way Back," "Blue Valentine" and "Another Year...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "HERE" Director Braden King

    Will (Ben Foster) is a satellite-mapping engineer conducting a survey of Armenia. One morning at his hotel, he meets Gadarine (Lubna Azabal), an Armenian expatriate and photographer, who has recently returned home. The pair impulsively decide to drive across the country together.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Senna" Director Asif Kapadia

    The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, exploded onto the world of Formula One racing. As a Brazilian in a predominantly European sport, a purist in a world p...

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

    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 toget...

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    Gwyneth Sings . . . on Jimmy Fallon

    Gwyneth Paltrow has been singing all over the place lately, on Glee, on the Country Music Awards, all to promote her new film Country Strong (coming Friday, after a very limited December opening). January, of course, is generally losers’ month at the movies, and Country Strong belongs in that dumpin...

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