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    Get Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon at This Year's SXSW Film Festival

    Those who are familiar with the phrase "six degrees of separation" have no doubt heard of its Hollywood-centric version "six degrees of Kevin Bacon," in which the actor's countless film connections highlight his established career. Now the 2014 SXSW Film Festival is going a step further, looking at ...

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    Billy Bob Thornton Talks Directing 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' & Looks Back On 'Sling Blade,' 'Armageddon,' 'Bad Santa' & More

    These days, most people think of Billy Bob Thornton as an actor, thanks to his unforgettable performances in pictures like the Coens’ “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Sam Raimi’s “A Simple Plan” and Terry Zwigoff’s “Bad Santa,” so much so that it’s easy to forget that Thornton wrote, directed and starred...

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    Review: 'R.I.P.D.' Starring Ryan Reynolds & Jeff Bridges

    One day a studio will fund a $100 million plus tentpole, screen the finished version, and flat-out deem it un-releasable, unwatchable and unmarketable. Until then, we only have reminders that that day is coming, in the form of misguided boondoggles like “R.I.P.D.,” a picture that Universal is releas...

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    Kevin Bacon Wants To Get 'R.I.P.D.'

    Kevin Bacon must be getting a thrill these days out of playing the baddie. We're only halfway through the year he's been on screen in three straight films where he's the villain: he was the drug dealing Jacques in "Super"; the twisted Sebastian Shaw in "X-Men: First Class" and the wife-stealing co-w...

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    Review: Chemistry Really Cooks In The Uneven, But Super Charming 'Crazy Stupid Love'

    Precariously mixing elements of broad comedy, bittersweet heartache, charming romance and soulful, surprisingly mature dramatic moments, "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is an endearing and winning summer comedic drama. It succeeds in spite of some messy plotting, dicey adulteration of tones, and too convenien...

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    John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick & Ray Stevenson Round Out Cast For 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

    Geez, with all the testosterone flying around this film, you might get pregnant just from reading the cast list of Billy Bob Thornton's next effort behind the camera, "Jayne Mansfield's Car."

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    'X-Men: First Class': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    By this point, it's more than likely that you've checked out "X-Men: First Class" (although its underwhelming box office suggests that there were fewer of you than we thought). And, if the film's strong exit scores are anything to go by, you, like most of The Playlist team, found it as entertaining ...

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    SXSW Review: James Gunn's 'Super' With Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Is Twisted, But Uneven

    “Shut up, Crime!” bellows Rainn Wilson in “Super.” Such a random demand is highlighted by the outsized appearance of the speaker, clad in thick red fabrics, stocky and pear-shaped within a makeshift superhero costume. It serves as a power fantasy for him, a power fantasy for us. As seen through the...

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    New Pic From 'X-Men: First Class' Shows Off The Secret Lair Of Emma Frost & Sebastian Shaw

    Despite the reportedly rushed production -- and what the ramblings of way-too-invested nerds would have you have believe -- "X-Men: First Class" is still looking like the uh, classiest, of the crush of comic book movies set to hit in the next few months. We're not sure what it is -- the casting, the...

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    Matthew Vaughn Hated The Leaked Image Too & More From The Cast Of 'X-Men: First Class'

    Michael Fassbender & Kevin Bacon Talk Shop; Also, Jennifer Lawrence Is All Kinds Of AwesomeTalk about dominating the news cycle: after months of relative inactivity, the 20th Century Fox promotional machine went into full gear yesterday -- perhaps a bit before was originally intended -- in support of the still-filming "X-Men: First Class," with set visits, official stills and a poster all hitting the net, hot on the heels of the underwhelming first look at the cast in full costume/make-up. Now, some of the members of the cast have been talking about the film as well, with Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Kevin Bacon (villain Sebastian Shaw) and ...

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