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    J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Sequel Apparently Entitled 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    As ever, the CIA-like secrecy around J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company has proved remarkably resilient against leaks during, and after, production of "Star Trek 2." We can be pretty sure that it'll involve spaceships. We know that most of the original cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Sal...

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    TIFF Review: 'The Place Beyond The Pines' A Searing Tale Of Fathers, Sons & The Legacy Of Sins

    Of all the films arriving at TIFF this year, few are premiering under such an air of mystery as Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." With only a couple of official images, but no posters or trailers, the tone and scope of the movie remained under wraps. Following "Blue...

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    New NSFW Clip From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Announces Alamo Drafthouse Screening In Austin Next Week

    A scientology audit? Not quite. More like a Rorschach-like free-association test where Freddie Quell (played by Joaquin Phoenix) gives off his impressions of ink blots and reveals his strange and idiosyncratic character. It's another exclusive (and somewhat NSFW) clip from Paul Thomas ...

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    When Are Films Political? Angola's The Great Klapy

    I am a devoted fan of Zézé Gamboa, the director from Angola whose film The Hero, which premiered in Sundance in 2004, gave me a view of Africa, and particularly of Angola, which filled me with love and wishes for its well being. Since then I have stayed in touch with his producer F...

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    New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

    A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

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    Watch: Clips From TIFF Entries 'A Late Quartet,' 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower,' 'Arthur Newman' And 'Jackie'

    With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing up north, clips are being dropped left and right for a bunch of films that are playing there. Just today we got brand new clips from highly anticipated literary adaptation "The Perks of Being a Wallflower;" drama "A Late Quartet" with Philip...

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    Doug Liman Planning Return To The Spy Genre With Adaptation Of Olen Steinhauer's 'The Tourist'

    Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has scooped up the rights to three novels by American thriller writer Olen Steinhauer – New York Times bestseller "The Tourist" and its sequels, "Nearest Exit" and "An American Spy" (the last of which came out this past spring). The studio has attached longti...

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    Rumor Of The Day: Could Dr. Strange Really-For-Real Be In 'Thor 2?'

    Earlier this summer, we at The Playlist launched our Playlist podcast series. In our second episode, we conversed about Warner Bros.' plans for the Justice League, and of course, discussed the second phase of the Marvel cinematic universe. During our conversation we dropped some fun Marvel rumors th...

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    In Theaters: 'The Words' May Be 'Branded' In The 'Cold Light Of Day,' So 'Keep The Lights On' For 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' And 'Hello I Must Be Going'

    As we transition into the unofficial start of autumn, the films take on a similarly seasonal tone, ranging from somber to bleak. Larceny, inebriation, lechery, and gore pepper this weekend’s releases, creating a veritable smorgasbord of tributes to deadly sinning. There’s also the odd comedy, sure, ...

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    Virgil Films Grabs Richard Ledes' 'Fred Won't Move Out' Starring Elliot Gould (Video)

    Virgil Films has acquired U.S. rights to Richard Ledes’ “Fred Won’t Move Out” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film opens in New York September 21 at BAM Rose Cinemas with a multi-city theatrical rollout and DVD and digital releases to follow.

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