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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Gerard Butler, Judy Greer & Catherine Zeta-Jones In Soccer Mom Comedy 'Playing The Field'

    A soccer mom comedy doesn't exactly scream out "Must See" to us, but in this case, we're keeping our minds open. Granted, the Gerard Butler comedy filmography isn't exactly the most compelling argument in this movie's favor, but with a cast featuring a bevy of beautiful women -- Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones -- and a draft of the script penned by "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg, our interest is piqued.

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  • Caryn James
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    George Clooney In Alexander Payne's Brilliant, Touching "Descendants"

    Watch George Clooney as he runs around a corner in The Descendants,  shot from a distance. If he had a little more weight he might waddle, but that flat-footed run  -- in boat shoes and shorts and a golf  shirt - is enough. This is the way a middle-aged guy moves, and the character,  Matt King, is no movie star. He’s a family man racing to ask his best friends to give him the name of the Other Man his critically injured wife had been sleeping with.    

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  • The Playlist
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    George Miller Says He Approached 'Happy Feet 2' With The Same Respect As Classic Fairy Tales

    Looking at the billboards and advertising for “Happy Feet 2,” there’s no mistaking those vivid images of DayGlo, tap-dancing penguins for anything other than entertainment aimed at, well, everyone. But writer-director George Miller is interested in more than making another mainstream blockbuster, even if it does feature animated animals whose voices are provided by movie and pop stars. “The last thing you want is for your film to be like every other film,” Miller told The Playlist in an interview last week. “So I try to find what’s interesting out there in the world. Clearly they’re anthropomorphic fables which are basically metaphors for the way we are in the world, and you try to make them as interesting as you can.”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Brit Drama/Thriller "Top Boy" Gets Another 4-Episodes Order For 2012, Thanks To Acclaim

    Meanwhile... across the pond... in the UK...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Mirror, Mirror

    Here's the trailer for the second Snow White movie coming out next year.  It looks much better than I thought it would.  Nathan Lane playing sidekick to the evil Queen, Julia Roberts.  And Snow White seems to actually have  bit of spunk.  I'm not writing this one off yet.

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  • The Playlist
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    David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook' Gets November 21, 2012 Release Date

    With David O. Russell landing his first Oscar nomination thanks to "The Fighter," it looks like the director is going to take another swing at the awards season as The Weinstein Company have scheduled his next effort, "The Silver Linings Playbook," with a November 21, 2012 release.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New International Trailer For 'Contraband' Shows Off Lots Of New Footage From The Film

    When the first “Contraband” trailer hit in September, its conventional action pacing, strong doses of Mark Wahlberg machismo and virile use of the song "Red Nation" promised two possible outcomes: 1) A passable or even solid genre flick or 2) Yet another inhabitant in the forgettable Mark Wahlberg action-movie ghetto (“Four Brothers,” “Shooter,” “Max Payne”).

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New Red Band Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter' Starring Jonah Hill

    David Gordon Green's ventures with the Judd Apatow crowd have had him take on the likes of "Pineapple Express" and "Your Highness," but with recent news of a potential return to more serious material with an adaptation of time-bending, romantic drama "Q," (as well as the gestating "Suspiria" remake and the Barefoot Bandit tale) it looks like the upcoming babysitting flick "The Sitter," starring Jonah Hill, could be our last opportunity to see the helmer tackle an R-rated comedy for a while.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Such Voluptuous Horror!

    While I am a big fan of nature—especially things in nature that have bewildering toxins, multiple rows of serrated teeth, or a penchant for parasitism—I still really dig this clip of Kembra Pfahler, who identifies as an “anti-naturalist.”

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Dutch Approach To "Jersey Shore"

    Last night I found myself wasting a good chunk of my night glued to a television show that wasn't even in a language I understood: "Oh Oh Cherso," which is essentially the Dutch version of "Jersey Shore."

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