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    Remembering Ernest Borgnine: The Unconventional Oscar-Winning Star of 'Marty' Dies at 96

    Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning turn as the lonely butcher title character in "Marty," died July 8 at age 96. A selection of what the web is saying below...

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    Bikin' Ain't Easy: New Pics From 'Premium Rush' With Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Michael Shannon

    Basically, for the rest of the summer, there's "The Dark Knight Rises" and then, Everything Else. Christopher Nolan's superhero flick will pretty much tower over and dominate the rest of the competition as the blockbuster season winds down, but one movie is hoping that if you like ...

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    Casting Watch: Hopkins Boards 'Noah,' Hoffman for 'Catching Fire' Game Maker & Fassbender's 'Assassin's Creed'

    It's nice to start Monday off with news that a handful of our favorite actors have been cast in exciting new projects, including Anthony Hopkins in "Noah," Michael Fassbender in "Assassin's Creed" and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Catching Fire"...

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    Sarah Polley Talks The Complicated Characters Of 'Take This Waltz,' Magical Creatures & Memories Of "Video Killed The Radio Star"

    Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley’s sophomore directorial effort, “Take This Waltz” has captivated the Playlist staff-- whether we love it or find it frustrating, it's a unique film that stirs many reactions and it's that quality, in addition to some stunning cinematography and great performances that...

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    Christopher Nolan Says He's Done With Batman, Won't Be Producing Any Reboots Or 'Justice League' Film

    So just how valuable is the Batman brand to Warner Bros.? As early as last spring, with the studio seeing the the current iteration of the series coming to an end with "The Dark Knight Rises," they were already beginning to talk reboot. “We have the third Batman, but then we&rsq...

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    Anthony Hopkins Is Methuselah In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    Even though he doesn't make it onto the Ark, the oldest person mentioned in the Hebrew Bible is getting one of finest actors around to portray him in a film.

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    Making Sense Of New Japanese Comedy 'Afro Tanaka' That Seems To Revere & Ridicule The Afro

    I was browsing through the newly-unveiled list of fantastical films announced in this year's Fantasia Festival lineup, and this one immediately got my attention, for what should be obvious reasons.

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    Watch: Trailer & Posters For Brit Crime Flick 'Comes A Bright Day' Starring Imogen Poots & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts

    British crime thrillers...every so often a classic rolls around, but you’ve got to wade through a whole heap of sub-par dreck before you find one. The first trailer has hit for Simon Aboud’s (romantically tinged) crime thriller “Comes A Bright Day,” and while nothing on show immediately suggests tha...

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs On For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' As Plutarch Heavensbee

    Well, with Jena Malone landing the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" just before the July 4th holiday, it looks like another contract was inked, and we have to admit, this casting is a bit surprising.

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    Ahead Of USA Theatrical Release, 'Sparkle' Singing Challenge To Sweep Nation This Sat 7/14

    Sony Pictures and Myspace are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge this Saturday, July 14 in various cities across the USA - Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

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