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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Fassbender Gets His Ass Kicked

    Carano vs. Fassbender: EW has posted a Haywire trailer showing Gina Carano whupping Michael Fassbender, who is no slouch physically, as well as an interview with him on his fights with the MMA star. I'll be talking to Fassbender on the flip cam Friday. Stay tuned.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Jason Statham Delivers Another Jason Statham Movie In Trailer For 'Safe'

    Believe it or not, it's going to be a staggering three months until you see the next film starring Jason Statham. The actor, who brought us no less than three movies in 2011 -- "The Mechanic," "Blitz," "Killer Elite" (okay, he did a voice in "Gnomeo & Juliet" too) -- is taking a brief respite from the multiplex.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Immortals' Makes For Thrilling Art Installation, Not So Much A Movie

    Review: 'Immortals' Makes For Thrilling Art Installation, Not So Much A Movie

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Rapaport Takes A Look Back At 'Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest'

    One of the most acclaimed documentary films of the year, and decidedly a Playlist team favorite, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, has had a stellar reception from audiences and critics. A thorough, honest and emotionally piercing look at the history and troubles of the legendary A Tribe Called Quest, the documentary is an outstanding achievement that captures a crucial piece of hip-hop history. When we saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival this past spring, we called it "utterly engaging, completely infectious enough to bring out a sense of giddyness in you, raw and thrilling." When Q-Tip, arguably the leader of the group, criticized the documentary on Twitter, we tracked the beef in an extensive article and a few weeks later would sit down with Rapaport for an interview that illuminated his feelings on the criticisms and more.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba In Talks To Join Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Film

    The man who sends the ladies hearts a-flutter, Idris Elba, is reportedly now in deep discussions to join the cast of director Kathryn Bigelow's yet unititled action thriller about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden for Sony Pictures. He would co-star in the film along with possibility of Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce who are both also in negotiations to star in the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Sony Puts The Brakes On Roland Emmerich's 'Singularity'; Film Still Expected To Hit On May 17, 2013

    With Sony enduring a brutal year due to the painful birth of "Men In Black 3," which saw a slew of writers come and go from the project, extensive production delays, and a skyrocketing budget that is expected to be running well north of $200 million dollars aleady, they are not eager to make that same mistake twice. Sort of.

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  • The Playlist
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    Academy Plays It Completely Safe, Billy Crystal Is Back To Host The Oscars

    Well, that didn't take long. Less than 48 hours after Brett Ratner "banged" his way out of producing the Oscars, with host Eddie Murphy following suit, Brian Grazer has stepped in to take control and, together with the Academy, they've invested in the most safe, parent-friendly man to lead the show possible: Billy Crystal.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Frozen River' Director Courtney Hunt To Helm Reese Witherspoon Comedy 'Rule #1'

    It looks Reese Witherspoon is mixing it up, as the actress usually does. Earlier this year she starred in the period romancer "Water For Elephants" with Robert Pattinson, and in early 2012 Tom Hardy and Chris Pine will battle over her in McG's "This Means War." This fall she spent time hanging around indie filmmaking rising star Jeff Nichols, starring in his next effort, "Mud," and after that she's pairing up with a respected helmer for a new comedy.

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  • Spout
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    25 Male Actors Playing Female Characters (Before Adam Sandler)

    Remember when Adam Sandler did Shakespeare?  In "Billy Madison" the title character does a bit of "Hamlet." Now Sandler is channeling the Bard again by portraying a female character in the new comedy "Jack and Jill." He actually performs two roles, identical twin siblings, which was also not uncommon in Shakespeare's time, I think. Though certainly not at the same time. But he's getting more attention for taking on the sister part, Jill, because he makes a rather unattractive woman, and not just physically.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer Watch - Bahamas International Film Festival Selection "The Creators"

    The 8th annual Bahamas International Film Festival is just around the corner (December 1-4) and, in addition to films we've previewed on S&A like Yelling To The Sky and Restless City screening, here's an interesting documentary also on the roster. It's called The Creators and it takes a look at the creative environment of post apartheid South Africa through the eyes of various artist.

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