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    Watch: Barbra Streisand Can't Believe She's Spending A Week With Seth Rogen In 'The Guilt Trip' Clip

    Right now, The Playlist team is at a divide with "The Guilt Trip." Half of us think it will be a movie to avoid this upcoming holiday season, while the other half see lots of comic potential in the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. And at least for this writer, this first clip places me in...

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    Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' to Get an Awards-Qualifying 2012 Release Through Newcomer A24

    Brand new distributor A24 has jumped on its second acquisition, Sally Potter’s period coming-of-age drama “Ginger & Rosa,” which had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month before showing at Toronto as well. In a bold gambit, the company plans to re...

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    Call Tilda Swinton Ishmael on 'Moby Dick' Big Read Site

    The Moby Dick Big Read site calls the Herman Melville classic "the great unread American novel." To rectify this, the site has gathered a group of participants, ranging from famous to unknown, to each read and record one of the 135 chapters from the whaling tome. First up: Tilda Swinton.

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    Angela Lansbury Confirmed For Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    It seems what Wes Anderson wants, Wes Anderson gets. Earlier this summer, with "Moonrise Kingdom" doing solid business in theaters, the writer/director started putting the pieces together for his next film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," eyeing Johnny Deep, Jude Law and Angela Lansbury as potential pla...

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    In the Works: 'A Most Wanted Man' Starts Shooting with Hoffman and McAdams

    Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John le Carre thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," began principal photography this week in Hamburg. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Corbijn ("The American") directs the film, which Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("...

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    Trailer For Documentary 'Africa Straight Up' From Africa.com

    As a nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s danger of a single story comes a documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

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    3 Character Posters & New Image For Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    What a difference five years makes. Ben Affleck has gone from a talk show punchline to being one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood (Warner Bros. has pretty much offered all of their major projects to him). Next month sees the release of his third directorial outing -- with himself as t...

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    New Images Of Daniel Craig & Berenice Marlohe In 'Skyfall' Plus Emmy Awards TV Spot

    When it comes to 007, there is no marketing opportunity too big or too small to get the word out about "Skyfall." And thus, over the weekend during the Emmy Awards, MGM and Sony made sure whoever was tuned in caught a glimpse of the new film as they unveiled a new 30 second spot for the pi...

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    IFC Films Feels 'Passion' For Brian De Palma's Latest

    When was the last time you were excited about a Brian De Palma film? Was it during the last decade? Well, his latest, the sexy, psychological thriller “Passion” starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, might get your pulse racing in another way. It’s a remake of Alain Corneau&rsqu...

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    Exclusive: Poster For 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    For more than two decades, Robert Carlyle has been a familiar face in projects on both sides of the ocean, becoming one of the most reliable players on TV and in the movies. Of course, he's likely best known for playing the deliciously deranged Begbie in "Trainspotting," but roles in &...

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