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Contest: Win Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' On Blu-ray

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Washing into theatres this past spring, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" was unlike any Bible story brought to the big screen in recent memory. Or perhaps ever. Moving away from the traditional Sunday School narrative you might remember, Aronofsky's vision was darker, but also deeply looked at the price of faith, spiritually and emotionally. And if you missed it or want to see it again, we've got a way to make that happen. But first, a recap: Aronofsky's film brings together Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth in the tale that sees Noah tasked by God to build an ark before a flood comes to wipe out the inhabitants of Earth who have gone astray. But Noah will find his faith, survival and relationships challenged by the task, one that must see him reckon with the sin within his own family and himself. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Gritty" 'Daredevil' Coming To Netflix May 2015, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series In The Works

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The Marvel-verse continues to expand and all you can do is get out of the way. And while Marvel has their next batch of movies planned through 2019, their current baby is this week's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (our review). A sequel is already set for 2017, and it looks like they are feeling confident enough audiences will want even more, a small screen version of the heroes is in the works. This weekend at Comic-Con, Marvel teased one minute of footage from an animated "Guardians Of The Galaxy" series, and that's all they're sharing for now. In typical Marvel fashion, details are scarce, except that the show will eventually air on Disney Xd (via Deadline). But given the already wild group of characters, and a setting which can see them travel all over the universe, a cartoon pitched towards kids who might want to have their own Rocket Raccoon lunchbox, makes perfect sense. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: The Universe Flips Upside Down In Trailer For Surfing Documentary 'Stephanie In The Water'

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In sports, you can have it all one moment, and be left with nothing the next. A corner kick will find the net, or maybe an outfielder will leap and snag the ball that was going to be a homerun — it's these kind of things that come with the territory of being an athlete. But what happens when it's the outside world that changes thing? That's the question explored in the upcoming documentary, "Stephanie In The Water." Directed by Ava Warbrick, the film chronicles Australian professional surfer, and world champion, Stephanie Gilmore, who became the first surfer of any gender to win four consecutive world titles. Everything seemed to be going her way until one evening in 2010, she was attacked outside her home. It shone a different kind of spotlight on the athlete, and the doc explores her career, surf culture and she how she got back on the board after that violent incident. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Ryan Reynolds In Action In Test Footage For 'Deadpool'

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“ 'Deadpool' is still alive, and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly fucking awesome film this would be,” director Tim Miller said last fall. “Ryan [Reynolds] is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.” And while that thumbs up from the powers that be still awaits (though producer Lauren Shuler Donner did say this year she wants to a "Deadpool" movie — though we doubt it's this specific one), we can now see what a Miller directed, Reynolds starring movie might look like. Test footage circa 2012 for "Deadpool" has leaked online (and we presume will be yanked shortly) showing the very talkative "Merc With A Mouth" in action, and doing the kind of stuff he probably should've been doing in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" where he was largely muzzled. It's mostly CGI (though voiced by Reynolds) and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Fantasia Exclusive: The 'Dealer' Gets An Order In Clip From French Crime Thriller

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Drug dealers, lowlives and the gritty streets they operate on has been the backdrop to many crime thrillers, but filmmaker Jean Luc Herbulot puts his own mark on the genre with "Dealer." An independent film, shot outside the studio system in France, it's inspired by the real life of lead actor Dan Bronchinson, bringing a level of authenticity to the movie that makes its World Premiere this week at the Fantasia Film Festival. "Dealer" tells the tale tells of Dan who is trying to stay on the straight and narrow, after spending a lifetime dealing cocaine. But a lucrative one last deal could bring him the means to achieve his dream of moving to Australia with his daughter, but Dan is soon on a 24 hour downward spiral back into the world he tried to leave behind, and he'll have to survive and save his daughter at all costs. “I wanted »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Quentin Tarantino Has A Sci-Fi Movie Idea Brewing; Confirms He'll Direct 'The Hateful Eight' Next

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Even before a frame has been shot, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" has had quite the life. Announced last year as his next project, it wasn't long after when an early draft of the script leaked, and he furiously decided to can the movie. But almost just as swiftly, he changed his mind, and continued to develop the script, and then earlier this spring, he staged a starry live reading of what he had on the page so far (read our review of the event). And basically, the chatter was that Tarantino was going to ultimately direct "The Hateful Eight," and soon, with Kurt Russell (who participated in the lived read) recently suggesting that cameras would roll in early 2015. And while Tarantino didn't give an exact date, he's now confirmed this film is next on his slate. The director was at Comic-Con yesterday at the Dynamite Comic’s panel »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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George Miller Says Script For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Sequel Already Written

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At least viewed from afar, since most of The Playlist team didn't go down for the event, it would seem that "Mad Max: Fury Road" walked away from this year's Comic-Con with the best buzz of any film that was presented. The trailer certainly got folks talking and amped up the excitement for what look likes a white knuckle action flick that is going re-invigorate the franchise that has been largely dormant for decades. Clearly, hitting San Diego a year out from release with a major presentation about the movie, Warner Bros. has big hopes for this movie to spawn even more, and it looks like the foundation has not only be laid, they are ready to go should 'Fury Road' prove to be a hit. During the press conference for the film, director George Miller revealed the world of 'Fury Road' is already expanding. “In order to tell this story, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Katniss Is Here To Fight In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’

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We’ve seen some intriguing teaser trailers for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” so far. One of them features a brainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) in a piece of “unified” propaganda from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that gets hacked by members of the rebellion, namely Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). This is the type of insurgency that Snow will be looking to quell with swift vengeance and does really set the stage for 'MockingJay - Part 1.' The rebellion is making plans. So the new 'Hunger Games' trailer has arrived and it’s intriguing, but more focused on world-building than outright thrilling. It appears that Lionsgate wants to slowly build the campaign rather than run out of the gate all guns blazing. In fact, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is barely seen in the trailer, only in glimpses, really. Instead, the trailer begins and focuses on Haymitch (Woody Harrelson »

- Edward Davis

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Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 5 'Gladys'

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Loyalty is a bond that can be stronger than blood ties, but creating that connection requires a careful balance of trust and vulnerability to show that you can be both sensitive and stoic to the needs of someone else. But loyalty can also be dangerous, and that becomes clear in "The Leftovers' " fifth episode "Gladys," where we witness in rather chilling fashion how and why the Guilty Remnant stay so devoted to their cause even in the wake of horrific acts. Indeed, viewers were likely jolted by the shockingly violent cold open of the episode. Following the GRs' cruel Christmas act at the close of "B.J. And The A.C.," the already fraught relationship between the group and the citizens of Mapleton has clearly reached a tipping point. While waiting outside a gas station for a fellow Gr member who had gone to use the bathroom, the bespectacled »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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