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    David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Heading To US Theaters August 17th

    Entertainment One Films US has set a date for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis." On August 17th, the film will open in New York and Los Angeles, expanding into additional markets soon after.

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    Do You Like To Read?: Watch The New Animated Short Film Companion To 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    At the tail end of last week, Wes Anderson let it slip that a new companion piece to "Moonrise Kingdom," a short animated film, would be dropping in the coming days, and alas, it has now arrived. And yes, it's as charming as you might expect.

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    Preview '5 X Favela' (A Surprisingly Upbeat Omnibus Feature Film On Favela-Dwelling)

    We could say that Marcel Camus' 1959 award-winning Black Orpheus introduced the rest of the world to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; although it's probably better known for the Antônio Carlos Jobim-composed bossa nova-infused soundtrack.

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    Rebecca Hall Makes 'A Promise' With Patrice Leconte Based On Stefan Zweig's 'Journey Into The Past'

    Actress Rebecca Hall seems to have been quite underrated by Hollywood’s eye for some time now, even after giving a number of fine performances in well-respected films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and Ben Affleck’s 2010 directorial effort “The Tow...

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    'Parks & Recreation' Star Nick Offerman Joins Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Toy's House' & 'We're The Millers'

    We’ve made it no secret that we at The Playlist are big fans of the Amy Poehler-led NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” but as the show has become more of an ensemble piece over its four season run, actor Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson has become a particular fan favori...

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    Dan Aykroyd Joins Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic, 'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Teams With Vera Farmiga For 'Greenland Time' & More

    The end is nigh! The currently shooting "The Bitter Pill," starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara, marks Steven Soderbergh's penultimate feature film, after which the curtains will close with his long-gestating Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," which films t...

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    George Clooney To Direct & Produce 'The Yankee Commandante'

    Last year, alongside Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, George Clooney picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for his work on "The Ides of March." It was the single nomination received for Clooney’s solid but pedestrian fourth directorial effort. Since 2002, Clooney’...

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    Todd Field Was Set To Write & Direct An Adaptation Of Aravind Adiga's 'The White Tiger' Before Legal Troubles Halted Its Progress

    We've often wondered about long absences from some of our favorite helmers, and pondered when and how they might return in our "What Happened To These Directors" pieces. While many of the talent highlighted in both our 2008 feature and the 2011 update have since gon...

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    Jamie Foxx Will Play President Of The USA In Thriller 'White House Down'

    It's Erykah Badu and Jamie Foxx day here at S&A.

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    'Django Unchained,' Unleashed: New Trailer Inspires Debate About Race and Cinema

    From the very beginning, Quentin Tarantino’s films have drawn heated criticism — for their violence, for their rampant cribbing from other classic filmmakers, for their self-conscious pop culture references. But his treatment of race and unrepentant use of the word “nigger,” ...

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