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Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Must Endure In Clip From Drama 'Effie Gray'

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Finding love these days is just an app away, but the stricter social mores of the mid-1800s had a much more rigid context for passion, and it's against this backdrop that "Effie Gray" unfolds. Today we have an exclusive clip from the period drama. Directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton And Taylor," "An Englishman In New York"), the movie tells the story of the scandalous affair between Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), one that develops when the young woman finds herself locked in a sexless marriage with an art critic (Greg Wise). And in this clip, the emotional toll that comes to bear on John is too much, while Effie has accepted what she must endure. Emma Thompson (who also wrote the script), David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters co-star in the movie which opens on April 3rd. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: There's A Storm Coming In The New Trailer For 'Terminator Genisys'

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No matter how "Terminator Genisys" turns out, at the very least it will have one thing we can count on: J.K. Simmons. Guaranteed to make anything he's in at least watchable, perhaps Paramount knows this as the Oscar winner gets ample time in the new trailer for the not-a-sequel sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back (to apparently fight again himself — what?) with Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Smith in this new timeline altering installment of the series. But why does this need to be made at all? Arnie explains. " I always said that I would do another Terminator if the story was great, and I really enjoyed this story when I read it. I think that the people who were involved made me feel like this was going to be a good movie and that they were going to go all out with the project, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Official, Seductive Look At Ryan Reynolds As 'Deadpool'

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Comedy is a subjective thing, I get that, but perhaps I'm missing the connection between "Deadpool" and riffing on a 1970s Playgirl spread with Burt Reynolds (Nsfw image here, and warning, you can't un-see it). But hey, it's inventive and will get people talking. Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, and Gina Carano star in the movie that gives the mouthy comic book character another chance at the big screen after the unmentionable "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Here's the official synopsis: Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. "Deadpool" arrives on February 12th. Check out the image. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Interview: Wim Wenders Talks ‘The Salt Of The Earth, The Possible Death Of 3D, Films Coming To Criterion & More

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German filmmaker Wim Wenders has really done it all. From narrative to documentaries, including 3D arthouse dramas (the upcoming “Every Thing Will Be Fine”), 3D documentaries (“Pina”), music videos (U2, Talking Heads), live concert films, and almost every kind of movie imaginable in between — Wenders’ work has been restlessly eclectic. The filmmaker has been an early adopter of new technology throughout his career, shooting on video in the mid ‘90s (“Until the End of the World”), and his embrace of 3D technology began even earlier than is suggested on paper (he began shooting “Pina” even before James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released in theaters). He’s also received a ton of accolades over the years, winning the Palme d’Or in 1984 at Cannes (“Paris, Texas”), Best Director at Cannes in 1987 (“Wings Of Desire”) and he’s been nominated for three Academy Awards for the documentaries “Buena Vista Social Club,” the »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Sitcom 'Coach' With Craig T. Nelson Is Coming Back To TV & 'Alien Nation' Is Getting A Reboot

2 hours ago

Maybe it's time to say enough already: "24" got a limited series renewal, "The X-Files" and "Twin Peaks" are both set to return, and now, another show is returning probably for no other reason than the respective rights holders still have this sitting around and it's a bit cheaper than producing something from scratch. And so, over at NBC, they are reviving the '90s sitcom "Coach," and it will actually be a sequel series. Craig T. Nelson is back in the titular role, but there's a bit of a twist. Here's the synopsis from EW: Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has retired from coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team. As concepts go, it's not a bad one, but we're »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: Moody Clip From Neo-Noir Tale 'Man From Reno'

2 hours ago

While everyone knows the ingredients of film noir, putting them together and adding just the right twist on top, is an art few can achieve. It seems Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno” manages the feat. Our critic called the neo-noir "stellar pulp storytelling," and today we have an exclusive clip from the picture. Starring Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna and Kazuki Kitamura, the story is set just outside of San Francisco, and follows the colliding fates of a Sheriff, the Japanese pedestrian he accidentally hits with his car, a Japanese mystery writer, and her lover who suddenly disappears. As you'll see in this moody scene, nothing is quite as it seems, with an eeriness that hangs over an otherwise passionate moment. "Man From Reno" is now playing in limited release. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sean Young Says She Won't Be Back For 'Blade Runner 2'

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Sean Young has been pretty vocal about the brewing "Blade Runner" sequel, particularly across 2013. In January she stated she met with the people making the film, but said she didn't think any of the original cast would be back (as we know, this is untrue, with Harrison Ford reprising his role of Deckard). Then in August, things got more heated when she told fans to boycott the effort as she wasn't in it. Then a month later, Young proclaimed that she should've played Charlize Theron's role of Vickers in "Prometheus." Essentially, she's had very strong opinions about appearing (or not) in the work of Ridley Scott, but as she predicted, she won't be coming back as Rachael in the "Blade Runner" sequel. “I saw Ridley a month ago and not a peep was uttered from his mouth about it and so I left it alone,” she told The Guardian. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matthew McConaughey To Drink 'The Billionaire’s Vinegar'

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With an Oscar on his shelf, having recently played a financial world mogul in "The Wolf Of Wall Street," not to mention his status as Hollywood's comeback kid golden boy, Matthew McConaughey knows a thing or two about glamor, and so taking on the role of a guy who spends way too much money on a bottle of wine, should be hand in glove. Deadline reports that McConaughey is attached to star in "The Billionaire's Vinegar." Based on the non-fiction book by Benjamin Wallace, with a script from Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 To Yuma," "Chicago Fire"), the film tells the true story of a very wealthy man who spends a half-million on what is supposedly the most vintage of all wines, only to dig deeper and discover he may have been duped. Here's the book synopsis:  The Billionaire’s Vinegar, tells the true story of a 1787 Château »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw'

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For a while around The Playlist water cooler, we debated which of Jake Gyllenhaal's three movies due this year would put him in the Oscar race. Would it be the survival tale, "Everest"? The domestic drama, "Demolition"? Or maybe the boxing movie, "Southpaw"? Well, the first trailer has arrived for the latter, and it certainly won't be that movie. But not because Gyllenhaal isn't once again giving a committed performance. Co-starring Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and uh, 50 Cent, the movie tells the story of a champion boxer with issues. He manages to be the catalyst for his wife getting killed, loses custody of his daughter not long after, and has to fight literally and figuratively, to rebuild his life. On paper, that's all fine. But in the hands of Antoine Fuqua, the drama goes over with all the nuance of dropping a cinder block on your foot. But the boxing scenes looking pretty decent. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Star In Remake Of Ruben Östlund's 'Force Majeure'

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While we're generally not keen on the idea of remakes, if there's a good idea we'll listen to it. And we have to say, this is a pretty damn good idea. THR reports that "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in negotiations to star in a remake of Ruben Östlund's "Force Majeure." The Golden Globe nominee and winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, the movie tells a story that could be out of an alternate universe episode of "Seinfeld." It follows a man who deserts his family when an avalanche threatens them all during a vacation at a snowy resort. It's kinda like when George Costanza ran out of the children's birthday party when a kitchen fire sparked up. Yes, Östlund's film is a drama, but it also features a streak of super dry humor which Louis-Dreyfus could be pitch perfect for. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: U.S. Trailer For J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' Spirals Out Of Control

4 hours ago

The more closely knit the town, the less it takes to rattle it. J.K. Rowling takes this idea and runs with it in her book for grown-ups, "The Casual Vacancy." And if you read it and wanted to see it come life (or didn't have time for it, but were curious), a new miniseries adaptation is on the way, and first U.S. trailer has arrived. Starring Rory Kinnear, Simon McBurney, and Michael Gambon, the show will take viewers to the English village of Pagford, where a death sets off a chain of events. Secrets and skeletons in the closet come out in the open, and everyone tries to stay ahead of the revelations before they happen. It looks like a blend of drama and black comedy, and director Johnny Campbell ("Shameless," "Doctor Who") seems to have gotten the mix right. "The Casual Vacancy" hits HBO on April 29th and 30th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: 'Man From Reno' Is Stellar Pulp Storytelling With A Twist

19 hours ago

Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno” is the type of film where alleyways are home offices, every bar matchbox has an unknown number inside, and if a character enters a bookshop, you better believe old issues of “True Detective” are hanging visibly in frame. Boyle, who previously made festival favorite “White on Rice," plunges his first genre entry into the annals of film noir. This is stellar pulp storytelling with a twist, blending fine performances from Ayako Fujitani (“Tokyo!”) and Pepe Serna (“Scarface”) with an evocative view of California’s Bay Area. Placed somewhere between “The Big Sleep” and “Chan is Missing” — Wayne Wang’s 1982 independent neo-noir about two Chinese taxi drivers scouring San Francisco for stolen money — the film shares aspects of Wang’s take on the genre. Both films explore the coastal city from a little-seen perspective, here delving into its Japanese-American community with a unique eye. 'Reno' »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Review: Wim Wenders' Remarkably Insightful Documentary 'The Salt Of The Earth'

19 hours ago

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Telluride Film Festival. 25 years ago, director Wim Wenders’ discovered the haunting black-and-white artwork of celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Now a 70-year-old man who has traveled to nearly every corner of the Earth for more than 40 years, Salgado has documented some of the most tragic and catastrophic events in recent history: revolutions and international conflicts, genocide in Rwanda, wars in Yugoslavia, starvation in Ethiopia, the Saddam Hussein-devastated Kuwaiti oilfields, mass exoduses around the globe, and more. So taken with Salgado's iconic photos — striking works often bearing witness to the poor, the suffering, and neglected members of society — Wenders bought two prints and promptly framed them above his office desk where they remain to this day. But the more Salgado’s ghostly photos preoccupied Wenders’ heart and psyche (this photo in particular), the more the venerable German filmmaker »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Quentin Tarantino's List Of His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

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There is no shortage of places on the web where you can get curated lists of the best films in any genre (including here), but few of them can match the encyclopedic cinematic mind of Quentin Tarantino. A walking library of movie trivia, anecdotes, and much more, the filmmaker's video store roots are apparent anytime he shares his passionate wealth of knowledge. So today, dive deep with the director and his love of spaghetti westerns. Open Culture dug up the list Tarantino provided Swdb circa the filming of "Inglourious Basterds" of this 20 favorite spaghetti westerns. Perhaps he already had "Django Unchained" on the brain. Certainly, many of the film's we surmised as likely influences are found here, including "Navajo Joe," "The Great Silence," and "Tepepa." And it's not a shock that Tarantino is a big fan of Sergio Leone and Sergio Corbucci. Check out the full list below and let »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Max Landis Shares His Full 4,700 Word Treatment For 'Ghostbusters 3' With Slimer, Gozer, & More

21 hours ago

Even with two "Ghostbusters" reboots one the way — one for each gender — it seems everyone has an idea about how the franchise should be continued or reset. And Max Landis is one of them. Last year, the screenwriter teased his idea for "Ghostbusters 3" on Twitter, and now, he's expanded on it. Big time. Landis dropped his full 4,700 word treatment for "Ghostbusters 3" on his blog. Just to be clear, he has never pitched it, and describes as "essentially fan fiction." He's really just releasing it due to an apparent demand from fans, so there you go. With that being said, we wonder how many Sony execs are still going to give this an eye? We've included the first few paragraphs below, but you to read the whole thing, you'll have to click right here. We start in the 1920s, where we witness cult leader Ivo Shandor proclaim the prophecy of the two comings of Gozer, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: Home Video Artwork & Release Details For 'Serena' With Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

22 hours ago

With two celebrated collaborations in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," and another in the upcoming "Joy," Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have forged a complimentary onscreen connection, which continues with the Depression-era tale "Serena." Subject to plenty of talk before its release, you can see the movie for yourself when it hits home video this summer, and today we have the exclusive DVD and Blu-ray artwork and details. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, the story centers on a couple who build an empire only to see their relationship and business begin to crumble. Here's the official synopsis: George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) are love-struck newlyweds building a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the. »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: Director Pete Docter Talks 'Inside Out,' Emotions, And More In 20-Minute Interview

22 hours ago

Pixar has a lot riding on their new feature “Inside Out” if they want to recapture their 2000s golden age as the quintessential leaders of animation. The colorful story of an adventure that takes place inside the mind of a little girl is the studio’s first film in two years (They released one every year since 2006’s “Cars”). It’s also their first original, non-sequel project since 2012’s charming but underwhelming “Brave," as well as the triumphant return of director Pete Docter after he helmed “Up," the second greatest animated film of '00s in this writer’s opinion (It loses to “Wall-e” by a tiny margin). Yes, the premise sounds like a mix of “Osmosis Jones” (an under appreciated animated feature in its own right), and the lesser-known early '90s sit-com "Herman’s Head." However, all of the marketing materials we’ve seen so far, along with »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Ranked: Every Will Ferrell Movie Character

23 hours ago

Some comedians burn brightly then fade away. Surfing a hit TV series or breakout supporting role to a movie lead, sometimes even a hit one, they can become overexposed, or have too many flops, and find themselves returning to relative obscurity or more modest creative pursuits. Will Ferrell is not one of those people. 2015 marks twenty years since he first appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” on which he quickly became one of the most valuable players. Twelve years since he became a fully-flung movie star with “Old School” and “Elf,” and Ferrell still remains one of the most in-demand comic names around. Sure, there have been misfires and flops along the way (this week’s “Get Hard” being one of them, at least according to our review), but his success rate has remained higher than most. Even in his worst films, or in his briefest appearances in other people's films, »

- The Playlist Staff

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Watch: Rare 33-Minute, 1979 Interview With Woody Allen Shot For French Television

23 hours ago

The end of the '70s was a transitional time for Woody Allen. After making a name as the master of goofy comedies and satires, he gravitated towards drama at the end of the decade. “Annie Hall” and especially “Manhattan” contained many insightful dramatic moments, even though they were categorized as romantic comedies. Sandwiched in between those two films was the uber-drama “Interiors," Allen’s fittingly dour tribute to his idol Ingmar Bergman. During a rare 30-minute interview filmed as part of a 1979 French TV documentary titled "Question de Temps: Une Heure Avec Woody Allen," unearthed by Eyes on Cinema, Allen’s uncertainty and confusion about where his career will go during the '80s becomes very obvious. Bear in mind that while he gave the interview, Allen was preparing to begin production on "Stardust Memories," his homage to Federico Fellini’s "8 1/2," as well as a film about his recent »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Tribeca Exclusive: Adrien Brody Gets Freaked In Clip From Spooky 'Backtrack'

26 March 2015 10:12 AM, PDT

Landing between SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival, it would be easy to overlook the Tribeca Film Festival, but that would be a mistake. The festival has developed a reputation for being the place where hidden gems are discovered, and where movies that weren't on the radar before, suddenly fly into view. One that could gain some attention is the supernatural "Backtrack," and today we have an exclusive clip from the film. Written and directed by Michael Petroni ("Till Human Voices Wake Us"), and starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, the story follows psychologist Peter Bower, whose life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts, which leads to uncovering a terrifying secret from his past. In this exclusive clip, Peter witnesses first hand the fear that grips his clients and is appropriately spooked by what he sees. "Backtrack" will have its »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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