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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Reveals Plot Details For 'Freak Shift,' Has Director's Cut Of 'Sightseers' Ready To Show Edgar Wright

    EXCLUSIVE: One genre movie that electrified almost all of us at The Playlist last year was "Kill List," from writer/director Ben Wheatley. A kind of domestic drama/hitman thriller/suburban comedy/horror movie, it wowed us when we first got a gander of it at South by Southwest, and then tic...

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    Trailer For "Dimanche à Brazzaville" ("Sunday In Brazzaville") - Pink Suits, Hip Hop & Catch In One Crazy Congo Weekend

    In watching this teaser trailer for a new documentary titled Dimanche à Brazzaville (or Sunday In Brazzaville for English Speakers) I immediately thought of the "Swenkas" - the South African Zulu men who call themselves "Swenkas" and compete for cash and prizes in an ...

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    Warner Bros. Shuts Down 'Akira' Production Office, Future Of The Remake Now In Doubt

    One of the most talked about (and controversial) developing projects of 2011 was Warner Bros. remake of the anime cult classic "Akira." The movie spent much of the year trying to find a cast, with a plethora of names -- Kristen Stewart, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Helena Bonham-Carter,...

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    Kevin Smith Now Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be One Big Movie, Aiming To Start Shooting In June

    If there is one guy who should have made a New Year's resolution to stay off Twitter in 2012, it's Kevin Smith. But people love his stream of consciousness tweets even if they lack the soundbyte awesomeness of fellow social media lover, Kanye West. Smith loves to talk, and he's kicked of...

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    Teaser For "The Widow Maker" (Female Fugitive Killer-For-Hire) From Texas-Based Advanced Eye Films

    Details in the press release below; treaser trailer underneath:

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    WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

    The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards. The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

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    Condola Rashad Taking Stage Talents To The Big Screen, Starring In "30 Beats" (Inspired By "La Ronde")

    Her name isn't one that's mentioned much when general discussions about up-and-coming young black actresses are had, on this site and elsewhere; but, as I said to our Twitter and Facebook followers yesterday, she's definitely one to watch, if not THE one to watch right now, as she garner...

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    'The Wettest County' Bumped To Labor Day Weekend Release, August 31st

    It seems John Hillcoat's curse with The Weinstein Company continues. As you might remember, this solid, though not particularly audience friendly "The Road" was hemmed and hawed over by the studio, before getting a weakly promoted limited release, that it open in just over 100 theaters...

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    J. Hoberman Discusses Village Voice Layoff: "It's like slicing salami. They just keep laying people off."

    In a phone conversation with Indiewire this morning, Hoberman said he knew yesterday's layoff was coming.

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    IN THE WORKS: Stone's Cocaine Corvette, Portman's Next Planet & Polley Goes Atwood

    Emma Stone is set to follow up "The Help" and "Crazy Stupid Love" (and the upcoming "The Amazing Spider Man" and "Gangster Squad") with "Little White Corvette," a GK Films project from the writer of "30 Minutes or Less," Michael Diliberti.

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