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    Digitally Re-Mastered Soundtracks For ‘The Third Man’ & ‘Vertigo’ On The Way

    In the beginning, when this site was still on Blogspot, The Playlist focused on the intersection of music and film, and while our coverage has expanded it’s still a subject near and dear to our hearts. To that end, here's some news that will be exciting to fans of two classic films.

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    FIRST LOOK: Oplev's 'Dragon Tattoo' Follow-Up 'Dead Man Down' Stars Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell (TRAILER)

    English-language "Dead Man Down," from "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director Niels Arden Oplev, stars his leading lady Noomi Rapace, Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard (FilmDistrict, March 8). The trailer showcases this uber-stylish thriller packed with one-liners (the script is by "Fringe" exec pro...

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    It's Personal In First Poster For Halle Berry's Thriller 'The Call'

    Brad Anderson directs Halle Berry in the thriller The Call.

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    Watch: Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Gets English Trailer

    There are a number of animated projects getting unveiled in 2013, and two of the most intriguing just got new promotional materials – a trio of teaser posters from Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest princess story "Frozen" and the long-delayed domestic debut of Studio Ghibli's coming-of-age tale...

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    Universal Releases 3 1/2-Minute Action-Packed Trailer For 'Fast & Furious 6'

    Well, Universal can start reserving space in its bank vault for the piles of cash this will probably make this year, especially after the mega hit Fast Five was. 

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    Focus Features Will 'Kill The Messenger' With Jeremy Renner

    Well, that didn't take long. Just a few short days after Jeremy Renner signed up for the very promising "Kill the Messenger," the project has now landed a great home.

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    Felicity Jones Joins 'True Story,' That James Franco Project You Forgot About With Jonah Hill

    Almost exactly one full year ago, yet another James Franco project came on the horizon called "True Story," and with Jonah Hill to co-star and Brad Pitt producing it all seemed cool beans, until we forgot about it in the deluge of other Franco-related endeavors. But it seems it's still alive, and ha...

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    Brazil Launches Initiative To Push Local Films Into Top-Tier International Film Festivals

    Encontros com o Cinema Brasileiro ("Encounters with Brazilian Cinema") is a new project created in partnership with the country's national cinema agency (ANCINE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aimed at strengthening the presence of Brazilian films in the largest and most pre...

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    Writers Guild Awards Bring Class and Comedy with Presenters Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and More

    The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and the hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele...

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    A Sisterhood With a Glass Ceiling

    The NY Times devoted the top story in the Arts and Leisure section this past weekend to an exciting thing happening off-Broadway, the fact that women are being regularly hired to direct shows.

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