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Watch: Everything Burns In Moody New Trailer For Cannes-Bound ‘The Rover’ With Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson

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Fear The Man With Nothing Left To Lose. So goes the tagline of David Michod's "The Rover" starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and with the film now headed to Cannes, A24 has dropped a new trailer and a couple of posters for the thriller. And yes, it looks pretty damn good. Already showcasing his skill at capturing men pushed to the brink in "Animal Kingdom," Michod's latest takes it even further. Set ten years after the collapse of society, with the rule of law now tossed out the window, the story kicks off when Rey (Pattinson) is carjacked and left for dead, only to fall into an partnership with loner Eric (Pearce), who helps him track the down the gang of thieves. And the story, conceived by Michod and Joel Edgerton, looks like one packed with a grim sense of place and a palpable atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic world. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: First Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Headed To Cannes

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Are we possibly looking at a career rebound for Ryan Reynolds? Kicking off the year with good notices for the Sundance oddball comedy "The Voices," the actor will be packing his bags shortly for Cannes where Atom Egoyan's "The Captive" will premiere. And the first trailer is here. To be honest, Egoyan's output of late has been patchy at best (his previous effort, "The Devil's Knot," is a bit of a misfire) but we're compelled by this one. Co-starring Scott SpeedmanMireille EnosRosario DawsonKevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, the film rides a "Prisoners"-esque vibe — set along in a longer timeline — the psychological thriller examines how the kidnapping of a man’s young daughter destroys the relationships among those involved. As the film teases out the complex threads weaving together the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery is revealed as to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: First Trailer For Dardennes Cannes Entry ‘Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

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Another Cannes Film Festival is upon us, and festival mainstays Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's are returning in 2014 with "Two Days, One Night." And if you know your French, the first trailer for the film here. And as per usual, the sibling directors are serving up what looks to be another powerful, slice of life tale. Marion CotillardFabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet co-star in the film that follows a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job. And quite frankly, this looks like a helluva showcase for Cotillard, and it seems the Dardennes are on the form we always expect from the directors — so yeah, this is one to keep an eye on at Cannes. Sundance Selects has the U.S. rights for the movie, but no release date has been set yet. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Foxcatcher,' 'Map To The Stars,' 'The Rover,' 'The Search' And New Jean-Luc Godard Lead Cannes 2014 Line-Up

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God bless us, every one! It's April 17th, which means it's the cinephile's version of Christmas, because today sees the announcement of the line-up for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, still the biggest and most prestigious international fest in the calendar. Rumors have been flying for a few weeks now, and we've known for a while that the festival would open with Nicole Kidman-starrer "Grace Of Monaco," in which the Oscar-winner plays legendary star-turned-princess Grace Kelly, but now the full festival line-up has been announced, and it looks pretty promising. Among the hotly-tipped movies that have been confirmed this morning are David Cronenberg's inside-Hollywood tale "Maps To The Stars" starring Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Robert Pattinson, "The Rover," "Animal Kingdom" helmer David Michod's apocalyptic follow-up, also starring Pattinson along with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy (which is a Midnight Screening rather than in-competition as. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Watch: 'The Final Member' Goes Below The Belt With Satisfying Results

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There are few movies this year where you'll see a man get the stars and stripes of the American flag tattooed on the head of his penis. But then again, there are few documentaries like "The Final Member," a warm look at a quirky subject that gets to the human story behind it. Meet Sigurdur Hjartarson, the founder and curator of the Icelandic Phallogical Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to the penis. Receiving a bull penis as a gag gift in the '70s, something clicked in Sigurdur's brain and the next thing he knew, he was collecting specimens from any animal he could get his hands on, slowly filling his house with jars of penises of all shapes and sizes, from nearly every creature that walks, swims or flies that you can think of. With his home quickly becoming cluttered, his understanding family joked that he should he open a museum, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Chilling First Trailer For Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno'

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Eli Roth has taken viewers to some strange, depraved places in his career thus far, and this time, deep in the jungle, he finds even more horror in his upcoming "The Green Inferno." And the first trailer for the film is here to give you a taste of what's coming. Featuring Lorenza IzzoAriel LevyDaryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, the film follows a bunch of earnest, New York City students who travel to the Amazon to try to help a dying native tribe. But soon they are taken hostage and shit gets very real. But is it any good? Our man at Tiff last year was less than impressed, saying Roth's latest is "more juvenile, less polished and feels less labored over" than his previous films. "The Green Inferno" opens on September 5th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 30 Minute Talk With Director Richard Ayoade About Making 'The Double,' Working Avi Korine & More

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In just under a month, Richard Ayoade's "The Double" will take you into a retro-future-punk world where there are two Jesse Eisenberg's and yet no one manages to confuse the two. In fact, one is smooth and confident, while the other is meek and anonymous, and the actor gets great mileage out of both parts in the film that hilarious and wonderfully put together. And now you can find out how it was all done. Ayoade recently stopped by New Directors/New Films festival in New York City, and spent thirty minutes following the screening of the film talking about the ins and outs of his work. The self-effacing filmmaker discussed working with Avi Korine on the screenplay, adapting the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, transitioning from his main gig as a comedy actor to his more serious turn as a director and so much more. Thoughtful and soft-spoken, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Check Out Violent, Sexy Storyboards For 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

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So, "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is coming, promising to fill up the summer quota of sex, violence and tough guy dialogue. And to get you in the mood, a handful of new storyboard tease some of the naughty material that's going to be hitting the big screen. Posted over on the film's Facebook page, they are a bit more elaborate than traditional storyboards. They are more like comic book panels, with Miller's distinctive black-and-white style bringing them to life. Guns, fists, babes, boobs and more feature, as you might expect from the hand of Miller, along with no shortage of colorful narration and dialogue. Take a look below and see the film on August 22nd. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 10 Minute Featurette Goes Behind Royal Wedding On 'Game Of Thrones' Plus Clips, Tribute & More

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Spoilers Ahead. Ding dong, the witch king is dead. Last Sunday's episode of "Game Of Thrones" (recap here) turned everything on its head by killing off Joffrey, one of the most shocking moments the show has seen since, well, The Red Wedding. It was so surprising in fact, that HBO waited until mid-week to drop their usual array of behind-the-scenes material for the episode. They don't disappoint. The one you'll want to start with is the 10-minute "Inside The Episode,"whose title should be self-explanatory. After that, the "Anatomy Of The Scene" goes behind-the-scenes of the wedding itself. And then there's even more, including author George R.R. Martin's take on Cersei's accusation that Tyrion poisoned Joffrey, a tribute to the late king, a clip and more. It's a lot of stuff, which get folks talking even more. Tune in this Sunday to see what happens next. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Exclusive: Dancing Gets Crispy In Clip From Documentary 'Ballet 422'

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While Darren Aronofsky provided audiences with a nightmarish vision of what it means to be dancer in "Black Swan," in real life, ballet is a mix of collaboration, dedication and lots of sweat. And viewers will see all of that come together in the documentary "Ballet 422," premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Jody Lee Lipes (who was the Dp on Playlist fave "Martha Marcy May Marlene"), the film follows up-and-coming choreographer Justin Peck — from the first rehearsal to world premiere — as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create the latest New York City Ballet production. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, even in the rehearsal process, early signs of magic can be found. "Ballet 422" premieres at Tribeca on Saturday, April 19th at 9 Pm at Sva Theatre 1. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 10 Best Episodes Of 'Mad Men'

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It might not be the pop culture phenomenon that it once was (the grabbier, faster likes of “True Detective” and “Game Of Thrones” having surpassed it at the nation’s watercoolers), but last Sunday saw the return of “Mad Men,” and if the seventh season premiere was anything to go by, it’s as good as it ever was. Matthew Weiner’s show, about the lives of the employees of a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s (and in particular, the alienated, self-reinventing golden boy Don Draper, played to star-making effect by Jon Hamm, and Elisabeth Moss’s secretary-turned-high-flyer Peggy Olsen) has been a critical favorite since it launched in 2007 and almost singlehandedly made AMC a serious home for prestige drama (paving the way for network-mates “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” in the process). To this writer’s mind, it’s as good a show as anything that »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Disney Meets With Marvel About More Potential ‘Avengers’ & ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Spin-Off Solo Films

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Everyone wants a spin-off. That’s the talk du jour. It’s not enough to just have a franchise, you need solo films to keep that franchise going and going. It’s the new black: release a movie every other year while the main mothership has its flagship super-movie every two or three years, right? Fox hopes to do the same with the “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” series and Mystique (a mooted spin-off while the super-hero team carries on every other few years). And Marvel obviously already has this plan in place: an “Avengers” movie ever few years and in between them they have their solo character movies, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Ant-Man,” “Thor: The Dark World” etc. This will be the plan for the next few years up until 2017 when “Avengers 3” comes out (it hasn’t been dated yet, but that’s a good bet). Remember, Kevin Feige »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: First Trailer For Jim Mickle's Noir 'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

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They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson (having a blast) star in this one about an ordinary Texas man who kills an intruder who breaks into his home one night. The event sets off a chain reaction when the victim's father, a grizzled ex-con, comes looking for who killed his boy, and slowly, the everyman is pulled into a mystery that has dark consequences. The film is set in the '80s, but also feels like a product of the era too, with the twist, noir-tinged tale deserving a beat-up VHS cover and a big bowl of popcorn to go with it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Abdellatif Kechiche Decides On Next Film, Will Shoot 'La Blessure' This Summer

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Following his critically acclaimed "Blue Is The Warmest Color," director Abdellatif Kechiche toyed with a few ideas for this follow-up. He talked about an extended cut of his lesbian romance film, a potential biopic of '70s porn star Marilyn Chambers, and a film about Héloïse & Abélard. But now he's decided on his next film and....it's none of those. Figaro reports that this summer, Kechiche will get rolling on "La Blessure," based on the book "La Blessure, la vraie" by François Bégaudeau (who wrote the novel that inspired Laurent Cantet's excellent "The Class"). The film will tell the coming-of-age story of a fifteen-year-old, but unlike the book which is set in France, Kechiche will relocate the story to Tunisia, with filming to take place in North Africa. The director is already looking at casting actors aged 14-22. With the Cannes market set to go into full swing next month, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Anna Paquin Back In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' 3 Still-Unrevealed Mutant Cameos To Come

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So last night we got the final trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," but less than a day later, even more from the movie has arrived, with Fox planning to spend the next four weeks ensuring their comic book sequel is a massive hit. And it looks like yet another mutant is (re)joining the fold. Just before Christmas, it was reported that Anna Paquin's Rogue had been cut from Bryan Singer's film, but fans rejoice, because it appears she's back. Sorta. The folks at Buzzfeed noticed her name in the credits of the recent trailer, made a few calls, and have confirmed Paquin is indeed going to appear. “Essentially, [it’s] a cameo,” a rep at the studio said. So keep your eyes open. While it may be just a cameo, Vulture adds that it's a pivotal scene to the plot of the movie. What's more, "three more »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows

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Last night saw the arrival of "Fargo" on FX, the second attempt (after a very short-lived late-'90s version starring Edie Falco in the role that won Frances McDormand an Oscar) to bring the Coen Brothers' beloved comedy-drama to the small screen. Unlike that version, this is something "inspired" by, rather than spinning-off the original. And by most accounts, it seems to have worked, with critics warmly receiving the series executive produced by the Coens and which stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. It's hardly the first to attempt the transition—barely a TV season goes by without at least one big-screen spin-off, and indeed another one arrives shortly, with the Ari Graynor-starring adaptation of "Bad Teacher" debuting on CBS next week. But there's a very spotty rate of success—for everything that spawns a. »

- The Playlist Staff

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Tribeca Exclusive: Clip From Documentary 'Tomorrow We Disappear' Visits A Unique Artists Colony

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In places all over the world, there are remarkable people doing amazing things, and even as connected as we are, the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in another culture is difficult. But the filmmakers behind "Tomorrow We Disappear," premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, will take viewers on a journey to a place they've likely never seen before. The documentary, directed by Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber, follows a colony of artists in New Delhi called the Kathputli, where children are taught acrobatics, musical instruments and other tricks at an early age. However, this unique world is slowly vanishing to real-estate developers, leaving the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers trying to find a way to stay together. And in this exclusive clip, we see some of the remarkable feats these artists are able to accomplish with ease. "Tomorrow We Disappear" premieres at Tribeca on Saturday, April 19th at 7:00Pm at the AV73. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Vintage 30-Minute 'Fear On Film' Talk With John Landis, David Cronenberg & John Carpenter

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God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers. Carpenter was the dark master of the brilliant B-movie (“Halloween,” “The Fog,” “The Thing”—the latter being a work in progress during this talk), Cronenberg, the brain behind intelligent but disturbingly physical horror (“Scanners,” “Rabid,” “The Brood,” the then-forthcoming “Videodrome”), and Landis the genius of comic horror (“American Werewolf in London” and many other clever genre spoofs). The three directors and host Mick Garris touch on the reason for the popularity of horror films (“they're entertaining”—Landis), the difficult necessity of working with elaborate and gruesome special effects, something all three of the directors know a lot about (think “The Fly, »

- Ben Brock

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David Cronenberg's 'Scanners,' 'The Big Chill' & Essential Jacques Demy Hit Criterion In July

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Summer is coming, and we know you want to be outside, but should the rains come or if you're stuck on a long car ride, Criterion has got you covered in July, announcing a new slate of titles. First up, David Cronenberg's "Scanners" gets the Criterion treatment, and it's coming packed with features. Not only does the film have a brand new transfer, the set comes with Cronenberg's first film "Stereo," a new documentary about the film's special effects, vintage interviews and more. It's enough to make your head explode. Next, Lawrence Kasdan's seminal, baby boomer drama "The Big Chill" joins the collection. With the film celebrating its 25th anniversary at Tiff last year, Criterion has wisely grabbed footage from that event and put it on the upcoming release that also includes a documentary about the making of the movie, and a whole new transfer for your eyes and ears. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza & Max Greenfield Ruin The Moment In Clip From 'About Alex'

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One of our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off today, "About Alex" already has us impressed by the cast director Jesse Zwick (son of Ed Zwick) has pulled together for his debut. Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), Maggie Grace, Nate Parker, Max MinghellaJane Levy and Jason Ritter all feature in the ensemble dramedy, making it one to keep an eye on. Penned by Zwick as well, the "Big Chill"-esque tale follows seven college friends who reunite for a weekend of fun and togetherness after one of them suffers a breakdown, only to discover that as much as they've drifted apart in the intervening time, old jealousies, flirtations and political differences still flare up. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, just taking a picture starts a war of words. "About Alex" premieres on April 17th at Bmc Tribeca Pac. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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