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    "The Devil's Double" review: Diabolical Fun and The Problem with Iraq Movies

    "The Devil's Double" review: Diabolical Fun and The Problem with Iraq Movies

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    More: War, Iraq
  • The Playlist
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    'The Darkest Hour' Star Joel Kinnaman Says The Scariest Scenes Of The Film Are During The Day

    After his breakthrough performance in the AMC TV series "The Killing" and on the festival circuit with the celebrated "Snabba Cash," actor Joel Kinnaman will soon enjoy not one but two opportunities to stand out on the big screen: in David Fincher’s remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and in Chris Gorak’s alien-invasion opus "The Darkest Hour." Kinnaman joined co-stars Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella as well as director Chris Gorak at Comic-Con to premiere the film’s first theatrical trailer. Afterward, The Playlist sat down with Kinnaman for a quick chat about his character in the film, the scariest part of the film and about choosing roles that allow him to find new, different and hopefully bigger opportunities as his Hollywood profile rises.

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: Aziz Ansari Talks About Getting Some Action In '30 Minutes Or Less'

    28-year-old Aziz Ansari has had quite the meteoric rise over the past two years since audiences first got a taste of his unique sense of humor in scene-stealing moments from “I Love You Man,” “Observe and Report” and, most notably, Judd Apatow’s “Funny People.” The Columbia, South Carolina native landed on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation” in 2010 and has, over the course of 46 episodes, created quite the memorable character in dapper, lady chasing Tom Haverford.

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Gluck Says The Lack Of Skin In 'Friends With Benefits' Was A Conscious Choice

    Nudity, Scientology & More We Learned From The Writer/Director About His Latest Rom-ComThis past weekend, "Friends with Benefits," starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, opened to perhaps a smaller tally than the studio would have wanted, in part because of its striking similarity to January's infinitely dopier "No Strings Attached." Though bearing a similarity in their premise, writer/director Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits" is the fizzier, funnier and more enjoyable film and it’s a shame that just because it's opening later means people are leaving it behind. We spoke to Will Gluck over the weekend about the comparisons to "No Strings Attached," his approach to the raunchy comedy in which no naughty bits are shown and one risque joke that may have offended a member of the cast.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BET Reportedly Cancels "The Mo'Nique Show"

    And I thought her late night program was one of their prized possessions! Wha happin?

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    More: FYI, Television
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    RIP Polly Platt, Production Designer and Producer, Driving Force for Directors

    I first met producer/production designer Polly Platt on the set of Terms of Endearment, which went on to earn five Oscars including best picture. Truth is, the movie might not have turned out as well without her. It was TV executive producer/writer James L. Brooks' debut as a film director, and featured his strong screenplay based on the Larry McMurtry novel. But Brooks sought steering and advice from Platt, who earned an Oscar nomination for Terms of Endearment for art direction/set decoration, and continued to supportively work for Brooks at Gracie Films, and on subsequent Brooks projects including Broadcast News and I'll Do Anything.

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    More: Obit
  • Shadow and Act
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    The Top 25 Film Schools In The World (Lists)

    The hopeful auteur's dilemma - to go to film school, or not go to film school? That is the question. You say you're currently weighing those options? Maybe this list will assist.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Ghost Protocol' Moves To Dec. 21 & Faces 'Dragon Tattoo'; 'One Shot' Set For February 8, 2013

    Paramount has shuffled the deck on a couple of upcoming Tom Cruise projects and it looks like the actor is ready to test his star power this holiday season.

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  • Spout
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    "El Bulli" Satifies Only the Most Refined and Patient Palates

    The acclaimed Catalan restaurant El Bulli, which permanently closes its doors as a dining establishment this weekend, is not a place for normal folk. Rated consistently as one of the best restaurants in the world, the high-end, hard to book hideaway of haute cuisine is well known to foodies for its exceptionally creative, truly experimental avant-garde dishes -- half science, half art. And I guess in whole food and drink, too, but most us will never really know how any of it tastes, especially not now that it's being turned into a "culinary research foundation." Thanks to Gereon Wetzel's documentary "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress," however, we at least get to winess the science and art of head chef Ferran Adrià and his staff over the course of one year. But like the place and its menu, the film is not for normal folk.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mimi Leder To Direct 'All Quiet On The Western Front' Remake; Is Daniel Radcliffe Out?

    Yes, classic film fans, prepare to sigh loudly and furrow your brows -- and rightly so -- as a remake of Lewis Milestone's 1930 WWI drama "All Quiet on the Western Front" is getting a remake. And not only that, it's going to be from "Deep Impact" and "The Peacemaker" director Mimi Leder. Ugh. But if this all sounds somewhat familiar, well, it kind of is.

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