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April 16, 2017

If the last 69 years are any indication, in one month many of the year’s best films will begin to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. With the 70th edition kicking off shortly, following the line-up, we now have a handful of debut images from our most-anticipated titles. First up, above, …

After earning acclaim with his debut feature Gimme the Loot, director Adam Leon is back with Tramps, which was one of our favorite films coming out of Toronto International Film Festival last year. Arriving in less than a week on Netflix, they’ve now released the first trailer for the rom-com-meets-crime-film starring …

After his Jean Dujardin-led crime thriller The Connection served as a break-out, director Cédric Jimenez is back with a higher-profile follow-up with quite the ensemble. Led by Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska, The Man with the Iron Heart is a World War II thriller and the …

“We gotta get that briefcase.” Netflix has debuted a trailer for indie romantic comedy Tramps, from writer & director Adam Leon, of the NYC film Gimme the Loot previously. The story follows an aspiring chef in NYC who gets caught up in a crazy adventure when he has to help his brother finish a drug deal. But when the briefcase exchange goes wrong, he ends up running all over the city trying to figure out how to get things back in order. Callum Turner stars, along with Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel, Mike Birbiglia, Margaret Colin, Louis Cancelmi, and Rachel Zeiger-Haag. I guess the unique twist in this is that he falls for the driver girl, which is kind of nice to see. It definitely feels like an indie, but has lots of heart, too. Here’s the first official trailer for Adam Leon’s Tramps, direct from Netflix’s YouTube: In Tramps, Danny (Callum Turner) is an aspiring chef whose hustler brother asks him …

This past week the main lineup for the 70th Festival de Cannes was announced and it features some highly anticipated new films from Todd Haynes (“Wonderstruck”), Lynne Ramsey (“You Were Never Really Here”), Bong Jong-Ho (“Okja”) and, in something of a surprise, Noah Baumbach (“The Meyerowitz Stories”), among others. Continue reading Let’s Talk About A Cannes Line-Up Hollywood’s Studios Are Sitting Out [Podcast] at The Playlist.

Perhaps the biggest mystery leftover from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the exception of Luke Skywalker’s recent past, is the question regarding the identity of Rey’s parents. Fans have debated and theorized as to whether she’s the daughter of Luke Skywalker, the estranged daughter of Han Solo and Leia …

Can Werner Herzog and Michael Haneke announce an anthology series starring Isabelle Huppert with guest directing duties by Andrea Arnold, Amma Asante and David Lynch, please? This week and weekend has been blanketed with “Star Wars” nuggets due to “Star Wars” celebration, the annual event where Lucasfilm fetes itself and now acts as a kind of mini Comic-Con for everything “Star Wars.” So let’s mop up a little and see what’s left. Continue reading ‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Says Luke Skywalker Is ‘The Last Jedi’ & Rey’s Parents Will Be Addressed at The Playlist.

Last night, Saturday Night Live went live coast-to-coast for the first time in the show’s 42-year history with host Jimmy Fallon. The late night sketch series seems anxious to capitalize on all the buzz their political satire has been getting lately with all the Donald Trump presidency fueling the writers …

Following the release of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there were plenty of details for fans to obsess about in the new footage (check out our trailer breakdown for a closer look). But perhaps the most shocking part of the trailer comes from the end when …

Sorry, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” you are now no longer the record holder for the biggest worldwide opening weekend ever. That distinction goes to “The Fate Of The Furious” which exploded with a massive $532.4 million opening, cracking ‘The Force Awakens’ record by about $3 million. ‘Furious 8’ also decimated the international opening weekend record previously held by “Jurassic World.” Universal’s dinosaur movie smashed open with $316.7 million in 2015 and “Fate Of The Furious” destroyed that figure by over $100 million, landing with a tremendous $432.3 million overseas opening thanks to an insane $190 million debut in China — the largest three-day opening weekend of all-time in China. Continue reading ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Explodes With $530 Million; Breaks Record For Biggest Worldwide Opening Ever at The Playlist.