X-Rated Ken Russell, 'Legend,' 35mm Classics, Edgar Wright, Al Pacino Set for LA's Beyond Fest + MORE

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Beyond Fest has announced its full slate of 2015 programming, featuring 25 events that will bring some of the year’s biggest festival hits and some of cinema’s most legendary genre films together in Los Angeles…

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READ MORE: Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup: Includes ‘Equals’ and ‘The Danish Girl’ World Premieres, New Noah Baumbach Documentary

In one of the first big moves at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Xavier Giannoli’s French period drama, "Marguerite…

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Beyond Fest has unveiled its 2015 program, set to bring 11 days of mayhem to Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre from October 1 through October 12.

18 west coast premieres will make their way to Beyond Fest, opening with Brian Hegeland’s "Legend" starring Tom Hardy as twin mobsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, and closing with Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s masterful martial arts ballet "The Assassin," a Cannes premiere headed for Toronto…

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Charting the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exposure of widespread abuse of children by Catholic priests, this terrific film should be in the running for its own writing prizes, among others, come awards season.

McCarthy opens his film in the 1970s, with a scene that must have been repeated time and again while the city as a whole remained oblivious…

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READ MORE: Telluride Film Festival Taps Rachel Kushner as Guest Director

The Telluride Film Festival has announced the program for its 42nd edition, which runs September 4 – 7. As usual, the exclusive gathering features a number of high-profile awards season hopefuls, festival favorites, international discoveries and tributes, all packed into a busy weekend high in the Colorado Rockies…

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Before Age of Ultron, Paul Bettany was “annexed” to the recording studio, where he would lend his voice to J.A.R.V.I.S. after principal photography on the current Marvel movie had been completed. With Age of Ultron came a new role for the actor, who transcended his computerized self and became the Vision…

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“I hope the Vatican will use this movie as a perfect opportunity to begin to right these wrongs,” Tom McCarthy said. read more

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I don’t want to alarm anyone, but this might be the best mashup video of all time. The opening title card sets the scene: “There is a place or fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic. This place is known as Hell’s Club.” Watch the mashup below. 

Antonio Maria Da Silva of YouTube has created some dynamite mashups in the past, including his “Bruce Lee vs…

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The scary movie will close out the horror film festival.read more

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Task Force X is the Dirty Dozen of the DC universe. Unsurprisingly, the two work well together to create the perfect mashup. Watch below as Rick Flagg is tasked with forming a special covert unite comprised of the worst of the worst. 

For those unaware, The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film from director Robert Aldrich…

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The Colorado film fest is planning tributes for Rooney Mara, Danny Boyle and Adam Curtis.read more

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This psychological portrait of the Italian underworld after the war is a true crime orgy.read more

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“I’ll have what she’s having” has a brand new meaning.read more

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Rachel Weisz also stars in the bizarre love story set in the near future, which won Cannes’ jury prize and marks the English-language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.read more

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The Lava Bear founder has four movies in the coming year (including the supernatural thriller ‘The Forest’ and Amy Adams starrer ‘Story of Your Life’) and hopes strong relationships with filmmakers equal successful hits.read more

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Robert Redford stars opposite Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in the adult-skewing Labor Day entry.read more

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In the last two weeks, the University removed “William H. Cosby” from the name of its Future Filmmakers Workshop for high school students, “in light of recent events.”read more

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Now that we’re now only a few short months away from by far the biggest film of the year, we can expect to see a hoard of new promotional material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, it’s already upon us, because a brand new banner for the monumentally anticipated sci-fi blockbuster has been released and it’s giving us our best look at Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux…

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Where in the world is the Incredible Hulk? 

Despite chatter that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk would be popping up alongside nearly every other Marvel movie character in Captain America: Civil War, this is not the case. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t included originally. The actor recently clarified the matter and revealed that Hulk was a part of Civil War at one point or another, but he was ultimately cut from the film because there’s some other mysterious plan for the giant green rage monster…

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The process would change from one of charitable giving to one of commerce, exclusivity and audience bragging rights, as two attendees present at a meeting of filmmakers and industry execs to discuss the “democratic method” share their thoughts here on the future of film financing.read more

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Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean to Headline LFF Connects at the 59th BFI Film Festival + MORE

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The Middleburg Film Festival has announced that composer Carter Burwell ("Mr. Holmes," "Fargo") and cinematographer Dante Spinotti ("Heat," "L.A. Confidential") will receive the 2015 Distinguished Film Composer and Distinguished Cinematographer awards, respectively…

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Films from Cannes and Sundance-winning directors like Pippa Bianco, Patrick Brice, Robert Eggers and more will be presented in Program No. 1, a new program of 10 short films from emerging US and Canadian filmmakers. This collaboration between indie production company MEMORY and Medium Density Fibreboard Films is a 90-minute, one-night event offering many exclusive world premieres, with three of this year’s directors already featured in the TIFF program…

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The 59th BFI London Film Festival has announced LFF Connects – a brand new series of thought-provoking talks intended to stimulate new collaborations and ideas by exploring both the future of film itself and how film engages with other creative industries including television, music, art, games and creative technology…

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Friday August 28th the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) announced the winners of Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 and DocuLab.2 Los Angeles work-in-progress competitions. The prizes awarded to the selected projects cover a wide range of post-production services and opportunities that will ensure the completion of the work and enhance its possiblities of being screen at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and elsewhere…

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International Film Festival Rotterdam is looking for participants for its 18th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics, taking place during its 45th edition (January 27 – February 7, 2016). If you are a talented young film critic interested in joining this project and you meet the criteria listed below, you should submit an application before Friday November 6, 2015…

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TIFF: Aaron Paul's 'Come and Find Me' Gets International Sales Firm + MORE

With all the recent news about which superheroes will battle each other next year in Captain America: Civil War, no one would blame you for forgetting that the film actually has a legitimate primary antagonist: Baron Helmut Zemo, who will be played by Daniel Brühl. Although he is one of Captain America’s greatest enemies in the comics, there is next to no information on how he’s being used in the film other than he will be doing his damnedest to destroy the Star Spangled Avenger…

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The yellow rabble-rousers have drawn more than 16 million moviegoers in Mexico, surpassing ‘The Avengers.’read more

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The actress discusses playing one of Hollywood’s most notorious — and feared — reporters.read more

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The upcoming comedy centering on the partnership between Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert – aptly titled Russ & Roger Go Beyond – has officially cast an actor to portray Ebert: Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gad has officially signed on to round out the titular duo, with comedian Will Ferrell already signed on to play Russ Meyer…

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Will he or won’t he? Will Liev Schreiber’s Sabretooth make a reprisal in Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine movie after debuting in X-Men Origins? A tweet from the actor seemed to suggest that he would be, but now it seems we all were reading too much into it. Schreiber recently hit up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to clear up the matter…

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Avi Lewis’ film, executive produced by Alfonso Cuarón, Danny Glover and Seth MacFarlane, will bow at the Toronto Film Festival. read more

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The Emmy-winner’s production company has 14 projects in development as he still is trying to find his groove after the role of a lifetime.read more

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Andrew Karpen’s Bleecker Street distribution company — backed by energy drink tycoon Manoj Bhargava — may only be a year old, but with a slate of seven adult-oriented indies (including the already successful ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ and the buzzy award biopic ‘Trumbo’), it’s grown up fast.read more

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Ken Kwapis tells THR about his first time shooting with drones, Redford trusting him as a director and why Paul Newman’s death played a role in the film staying in development for over a decade.read more

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Good things come in twos: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Boy Scouts and zombies, etc. It seems like the producers behind the Oscars are finally getting hip to this concept. After Fey and Poehler proved that two Golden Globes hosts are better than one, the Academy Awards are looking to have their own dynamic duo for the 2016 Oscars ceremony…

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Universal’s latest success story, Straight Outta Compton, continues to dominate the box office even after its third week in theaters. So, where should this story go from here? While a recent statement from the studio seemed to squash rumors of a sequel, a new project is being shopped around that features many of the same figures from the hip-hop drama…

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Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo had it all — wealth, fame, Oscars. But he refused to name names for the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Cold War, and was branded a national threat. Now, with Jay Roach directing, the man whose name was banned on a big screen for years has his own movie…

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Goldcrest Films will start selling Zack Whedon’s debut feature in Toronto, with WME handling possible domestic buyers. read more

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“These cycles have a finite time in popular culture,” director says in new interview.read more

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Paramount also reveals the official title of Richard Linklater’s film.read more

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Producers Lab Toronto: Participants Unveiled + MORE

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Horror chums Wood, Noah and Waller will open the Fantastic Market with a keynote on September 24 on behalf of SpectreVision, the genre company they cofounded.

Fantastic Fest’s market platform is designed to highlight emerging projects from Spanish-speaking countries, which have been an area of interest for SpectreVision…

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READ MORE: 37th Aspen Film Festival Announces Brie Larson Oscar Contender ‘Room’ as Opening Night Film

Aspen Film has released the full schedule for the 37th Aspen Filmfest, which runs September 25-30 at Paepcke Auditorium and the Isis Theater in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The six-day event is a "celebration of independent and big-screen cinema for locals and visitors," and this year Aspen Filmfest has gotten its hands on some of the biggest titles from Cannes and Sundance, as well as films that are set to dominate the fall festival circuit…

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The sixth edition of Producers Lab Toronto is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival from September 9 to 12, 2015. Twenty four producers from Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have been chosen to exchange project ideas, funding information, and co-production deals…

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The 59th annual BFI London Film Festival (October 7 through 8) has scooped plenty of top-tier titles off the festival circuit, landing European premieres of opening nighter "Suffragette" and closing selection "Steve Jobs." Both should pop up in Telluride this weekend.

All in all, the festival will screen a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration World Premieres…

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READ MORE: 16th Annual Woodstock Film Festival Announces World Cinema Program

The Woodstock Film Festival is pulling out all the stops for its 16th anniversary thanks to a full slate that includes "The Walk," "The Adrenal Diaries," "Rendez-Vous" and more. The 2015 edition of the festival takes place September 30 – October 4 in the Hudson Valley towns of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Kingston…

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Michael Shannon's Latest Batman V Superman Quotes Are Somehow Even Crazier + MORE

Without fail, as the end of the year approaches, we, as film fans, have a collective discussion about awards season getting earlier and earlier. Well, this year that chatter is going to begin sooner than you might have expected, as one critics group has already named their best movie of the year: George Miller’s action opus Mad Max: Fury Road…

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Justin Kurzel’s take on Shakespeare’s classic, co-starring Marian Cotillard, is set to hit U.S. theaters in December.read more

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Robin Dunne, making his feature helming debut, is directing the live-action/CG hybrid, which will be shopped at the upcoming festival. read more

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The acclaimed German actor received an Oscar nomination for ‘Shine’ and has appeared in such features as David Cronenberg’s ‘Eastern Promises’ and Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Night on Earth.’read more

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The Tom Hiddleston-starring Hank Williams biopic ‘I Saw the Light’ will close the 34th edition. read more

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Jeffrey Porter says he relied upon word his severance would be “far more generous” than Lucasfilm had provided in this past.read more

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Spanish-language stars Elena Anaya and Benjamin Vicuna play a couple in mourning in the latest film of Chilean director Matias Bize (‘The Life of Fish’).read more

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The movie, which premiered at Cannes, will hit select theaters in New York and L.A. on Nov. 13 and receive a day-and-date VOD, digital download, DVD and Blu-ray release.read more

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This December, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opens, it’s going to make a lot of money—some experts have already predicted an opening of historic proportions. But with a franchise as tie-in savvy as this one has always been, ticket sales are only a single piece of the puzzle, and new estimates foresee sales of merchandise pushing Lucasfilm’s profits from ridiculous numbers to truly mind-boggling heights…

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In the nine weekends since its premiere, Terminator Genisys has only managed to bring in $89.4 million in box office revenue through domestic distribution. With a budget of $155 million, and international markets seeming to be excited about the film, it looked like James Cameron was going to find the rights to the franchise gift wrapped on his doorstep in a couple of years…

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Despite his neck being snapped in Man of Steel, Zod still has a part to play next year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Kryptonian general’s corpse was glimpsed in the latest trailer for the 2016 blockbuster, and multiple reports indicate that the body be transformed into Doomsday…

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As seen in the debut trailer that was released yesterday morning, the new film Concussion centers on a controversial issue within the world of professional football – following the true story of a doctor who fights the system on behalf of players who have been irreparably damaged by the game. For die-hard football fans, this may be kind of disconcerting, as it may look as though the movie is taking aim at the beloved full-contact sport – but now writer/director Peter Landesman has cleared the record, revealing that Concussion draws a line in the sand between the great pastime and the …

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Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in the Tom Hooper-directed transgender drama.read more

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Roy Andersson’s quietly comic feature won the Golden Lion for best film in Venice last year. read more

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The Chinese online giant will co-finance and distribute “Little Door Gods,” the first film from Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation, which has sought to position itself as China’s answer to Pixar. read more

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Martin Scorsese's Venice Film Festival Short Cancelled + MORE

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The Woodstock Film Festival has announced that Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan ("Exotica," "The Sweet Hereafter") and Guy Maddin ("Archangel," "The Heart of the World") will receive the Honorary Maverick Award and the second annual Fiercely Independent Award, respectively…

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What happened to Martin Scorsese’s "The Audition," the 17-minute short film slated to premiere on the Lido this year?

According to the Venice Film Festival, the September 7th screening was cancelled: “We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time…

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Icelandic Capital to Rename Street After Darth Vader + MORE

War Room is experiencing an unprecedented amount of success. The faith-based film from director Alex Kendrick came in second place at the box office this weekend just under Straight Outta Compton. It earned a whopping $11 million in revenue, even though it opened in a mere 1,135 locations. In another turn of events, War Room earned an A+ from CinemaScore, making the first film to receive such a rating since American Sniper earlier this year…

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While Straight Outta Compton defended its title as the number one movie at the box office for the third straight week in a row, no one wanted to be Zac Efron’s friend. The Neighbors star headlined the EDM film We Are Your Friends, which debuted in theaters this past weekend. Instead of tickling the hipster audience it so desperately needed, the film earned the title of worst opening of all time from a Hollywood studio title released in 2,000 or more theaters…

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Take a look at the titles that are leaving Netflix in September.read more

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Netflix has updated their list of arrivals for the upcoming month. See what’s in store for the streaming video service ahead…

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Week of September 1
Up in the Air – September 1

Puffin Rock (Season 1) – September 1

The League (Season 6) – September 1

Da Jammies (Season 1)  – September 1

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood (Volume 1) – September 1

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl – September 1

Zathura – September 1

72 Dangerous Animals: Austrailia (Season 1) – September 1

Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever! – September 1

Person of Interest (Seasons 1-3) – September 1

Combustion – September 1

Los Hombres Tambi̩n Lloran (Season 1) РSeptember 1

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‘The Wire’ actor found numerous similarities between him and his subject when researching the role for the recently-wrapped HBO drama ‘Confirmation,’ but failed to get direct advice from the Supreme Court Justice.read more

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The horror genre lost an icon, and Hollywood lost a twistedly gifted storyteller, when Wes Craven lost his personal battle with brain cancer Sunday. The terrifyingly talented writer/director kept most of us on edge – and awake far longer than we’d dreamt possible – with his work on the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and later with Scream…

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Atom Egoyan’s ‘Remembrance’ will launch the Hudson Valley festival, with Guy Maddin’s ‘The Forbidden Room’ to bring the curtain down. read more

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Almost since Ghostbusters 2 back in 1989, there has been talk of getting the beige jumpsuit-wearing team back together. And almost as long, Bill Murray has wanted little to no part in that. When asked about the possibility, his responses have ranged from vague disinterest to out-and-out nos. That said, he recently filmed a small part in director Paul Feig’s upcoming female-centric Ghostbusters reboot, and just revealed the reason for his change of heart…

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After winning, Angus MacLane, directing animator for the Pixar classic, will see his toy robot hit the stores on Sept. 21.read more

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The troubled movie-making unit of the Chinese e-commerce giant halved its losses from a year ago, as it continues to restructure. read more

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The N.W.A. biopic earned $2.2 million in its opening weekend, beating out returning title ‘Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation.’read more

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Directed by Peter Landesman, the film also stars Albert Brooks and Alec Baldwin. read more

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Take a look at the titles that are coming to Netflix in September.read more

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The dinosaurs just beat the foul-mouthed teddy bear to remain the biggest earner on the weekend, their fourth at the top of the rankings. read more

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The ‘Star Wars’ baddie was backed by online poll of Reykjavik’s residents.read more

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Wait, Is An Iron Giant Sequel Actually Happening? Here's What Vin Diesel Says + MORE

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The beauty of great film is that it when they end, they often leave room for debate as to what the audience has just witnessed. Seven years after its release, audiences continue to find new and intriguing ways to interpret the events in Christopher Nolan’s Batman epic The Dark Knight.

According to a fan theory posited by Redditor Generalzee, Heath Ledger’s Joker is actually the protagonist of the events that transpire in The Dark Knight…

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As summer ends and fall TV season begins, Apple’s digital store has early summer movies and the latest episodes of new and returning broadcast TV series available for download.read more

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Any kid who grew up in the ’90s will tell you that Space Jam played an integral role in their childhood, and elevated Michael Jordan from basketball superstar to cinematic hero. Now, the uniform worn by Jordan as leader of the “Tune Squad” will go up for auction on October 1 – but good luck affording it…

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The Oscar-nominated film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro was based on Sacks’ account of working with post-encephalitic patients.read more

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Although it did not make much of an impression at the box office, 1999’s tearjerker The Iron Giant has developed a strong cult following in the sixteen years since its release. Now, The Iron Giant himself, Vin Diesel, has some encouraging words for the fans that have long clamored for a sequel.

On his Facebook page, Vin Diesel recently posted a trailer for the upcoming release The Iron Giant Signature Edition…

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“It seemed to me like something that would translate perfectly into a musical because of her moments of fantasy,” Samantha Barks tells THR. “If you completely loved the film, you’re going to love the musical.”read more

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We love superheroes; they entertain and astound us with their flamboyant personalities, incredible abilities, and feats of bravery. And every so often, an actor comes along who is just as much of a hero off screen as he is on. This time around Hugh Jackman stood out as the greatest hero. Check it out…

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Venice Days announced the full female-focused lineup.read more

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For five figures, a lucky fan of the 1990s family film can be like Mike. read more

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LatinoBuzz: San Sebastian Films in Progress: 3 from Chile, 1 Venezuelan, 1Uruguayan, 1Brazilian

113 films from 20 countries were submitted to the Films in Progress 28 initiative at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The final selection includes: "Aquí no ha pasado nada" (Much Ado About Nothing) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chile),whose previous film, "To Kill a Man," won numerous prizes at international festivals and represented Chile at the Oscars last year; "Era o Hotel Cambridge" (The Cambridge Squatter) by Eliane Caffé (Brazil – France), "La Emboscada" (The Ambush) by Daniel Hendler (Uruguay – Argentina), "La Princesita" (The Princess) by Marialy Rivas (Chile – Argentina – Spain), "Rara"…

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So, Bruce Willis left the latest Woody Allen movie, and though initial reports say it was due to a scheduling conflict, the latest reports are that the Die Hard star got canned. But don’t worry if you’re super psyched for the neurotic auteur’s next film and worried it might be delayed, because they already replaced Willis, and they landed a an A-lister to boot…

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The reasons for Willis’ departure remain murky.read more

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You might think that after Fantastic Four, which was a debacle on every level, those involved might want to steer away from comic book movies, at least for a while. That may be the case for some, but not for Michael B. Jordan, who played Johnny Storm in the ill-fated film, as he has set his sights on the comic book-based vampire comedy Blood Brothers, which sounds like it’s going to be awesome…

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The season finales of shows like ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Scream’ and ‘Difficult People’ are also arriving on the streaming service next month.read more

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The cast of Mel Gibson’s upcoming war epic Hacksaw Ridge continues to grow, and the production officially added Luke Bracy to its already all-star call sheet.

Hacksaw Ridge portrays the true story of Desmond Doss, a solder in the Pacific Theater of World War II who became the first Conscientious Objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor…

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‘Zoolander,’ ‘Midnight in Paris’ and ‘Meet the Parents’ made the list.

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Due to “technical problems” the big-budget short will not be in Venice. read more

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When Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this December, it jumps ahead 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi. That’s a long time, and as we’re well aware of the pace at which technology evolves, things are bound to have changed quite a bit. And now we know that includes a new version of the Imperial Star Destroyer, and because that’s not scary enough on its own, it has a terrifying name to boot…

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Twitter tells the politically-outspoken actor that calling him a “cocaine addict” appears to be hyperbole.read more

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Good Universe and Mythology Entertainment are behind the remake of the 2005 Danish thriller.read more

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He worked on such films as ‘Solaris,’ ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘The Last Airbender.’ read more

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Brad Globe, the division’s president since 2005, said he is stepping down in spring 2016.read more

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also in the drama. read more

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The drama about two gold-seeking men in Indonesia has its female lead. read more

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Usually, when plotting the release of your film, you want to use give your product, which you’ve spent a significant amount of time, effort, and capital to produce, every advantage you can get. Increasingly, there’s more and more competition for fewer and fewer audience members. Chicken Soup for the Soul, however, just made what appears to be a very counterintuitive move, scheduling its release up against what is sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2016…

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Christopher Nolan to Address Film Preservation at London Film Fest + MORE

READ MORE: DOC NYC and IDA to Launch Documentary Film Preservation Summit

DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, has announced its second annual Visionaries Tribute, which will take place during a luncheon and present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jon Albert, Barbara Kopple and Frederick Wiseman…

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Rialto Pictures has acquired US and Canadian theatrical rights to director Stig Björkman’s "Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words," a feature-length documentary tribute to the icon. The documentary has also been selected for this fall’s New York Film Festival and is set to open at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on November 13 and L…

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Christopher Nolan is among the filmmakers headlining the 2015 BFI London Film Festival’s first-ever LFF Connects, a new series of provocative conversations about the future of film and its impact on other creative industries, from TV and music to art, games and technology.

Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, celebrated for her grand-scale Tate Modern exhibition FILM in 2011, will launch the talks on Friday, October 9 at the BFI Southbank in a conversation about the importance of film projection—which is something Nolan has long-advocated with his films including 70mm-exhibited "Interstellar," and his position on the board of Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation…

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READ MORE: Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ to be Released During Awards Season 2015

One of the more glaring absences in the recent onslaught of festival lineups from TIFF, NYFF and Venice has been the omission of Angelina Jolie’s "By the Sea." The actress’ third directorial effort finds the megastar acting opposite real-life husband Brad Pitt in an art film about a husband and wife working out their marriage while on vacation at a seaside resort in 1970s France…

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"By the Sea," Angelina Jolie’s third narrative feature as a director, will open this year’s AFI Fest (November 5-12). The drama about a husband and wife (played by Jolie Pit and her husband Brad Pitt) trying one last time to salvage their broken marriage while on vacation will be the first woman-helmed opener at the festival in at least a decade…

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The film is one of several movies in the works chronicling the life of the famous track and field athlete.read more

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He acted in more than 70 films, including ones from Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Wim Wenders, and directed dozens of his own.read more

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The ‘Ricki and the Flash’ director is also President of the Horizons Jury at the 72nd edition of the festival. read more

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The faith-based title beat Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends.’read more

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The 2010 book was the debut novel from ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ author Jandy Nelson. read more

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Given the titular hero’s nickname “The Merc With The Mouth,” Deadpool is all but guaranteed to feature an endless parade of great one liners and insults that come pouring out of star Ryan Reynolds’ mouth. As many of those great moments as the movie may have, however, it seems that what will be on the screen will only represent a mere fraction of the witty lines that the actor wound up improving and unleashing on set during production…

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The documentary from Swiss-based film maker Samir looks as the history of his own family, which war has scattered across the world.read more

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LFF Connects will discuss collaborations between film and other creative industries.read more

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Jason Segel gives the performance of his career in portraying the late David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. But it’s not just about the renowned writer. Jesse Eisenberg portrays David Lipsky, a journalist for Rolling Stone come to write a story about the last leg of Wallace’s Infinite Jest book tour and what it’s like being the most talked about writer in the country…

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Every month, the major streaming content providers engage in a natural cycle of renewal. For every title that’s removed from their extensive library of offerings, another few take its place. With September quickly approaching, Amazon has announced their slate of films that will be popping up in the Amazon Prime streaming queue throughout various points in the next few weeks – and we have 10 of the best viewing options you’ll have to choose from…

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When advertising a movie, a delicate balance of information is required to properly tantalize the audience. If you give the audience too little information, they probably won’t show up – a perfect example of this approach is the trailer to Disney’s Tomorrowland. Meanwhile, if you give too many moments away in your trailer, you’ll ruin any sort of mystery or intrigue present in the film’s plot…

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If treated properly, historical biopics on famous leaders can be inspirational – or at the very least entertaining in a thought provoking manner. We’ve seen it with Frost/Nixon, Hyde Park On Hudson, and even with the recent Netflix series Marco Polo. If you handle the facts with enough dramatic flourish, people will take notice…

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The documentary film festival will also present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Kopple, Jon Alpert and Frederick Wiseman.read more

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The friends took to the stage at Wrigley Field during his performance of “Uptown Girl.”read more

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U.S. legal documents requested by the court last May finally arrived after the extension of a deadline for receipt of the paperwork.read more

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Foreign Oscar Submissions Trickle In (VIDEO) + MORE

The first wave of programming announced for this year’s Fantastic Fest didn’t exactly blow the minds of film freaks. A world premiere of “Bone Tomahawk” and Sion Sono’s latest are nothing to turn one’s nose up at, but the festival punditry crowd, perennially hot for big premieres or major titles, were left a little cold…

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READ MORE: Fantastic Fest Announces First Wave of Programming Picks: ‘Bone Tomahawk’ World Premiere to Close Festival

Fantastic Fest continues to fill out its exciting 2015 slate with a promising second wave of programming that includes some of the most anticipated upcoming genre titles, including "Green Room, " The Martian" and "The Witch…

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Indiewire’s partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment magazine continues this year with the fourth edition of the Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics set to take place during the New York Film Festival. The program is designed to nurture promising film critics and journalists from the New York area as they attend and cover screenings and events at this year’s festival…

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Among the foreign-language titles on display at Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York are many titles that will wind up in the foreign Oscar race as their countries choose their final official submissions. The Germans are painstakingly narrowing their list. 

The Italians and French won’t make their picks until September…

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Germany's Splendid Medien Returns to Profit in First Half + MORE

When it comes to Julia Roberts, the biggest thing on our minds is Secret in Their Eyes, the upcoming drama about a mother losing her daughter and the emotional toll it takes. The trailer teases a stirring performance from the Oscar-winning actress, but she’s got another film on her slate that’s starting to generate even more buzz, particularly through the stellar casting…

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Much like returning to school with your classmates back in the day, when a Christopher Guest film is in session, you can expect a fair amount of his repertory company to be along for the ride. His upcoming Netflix film Mascots is no exception in the respect that most of his usual gang of clowns are secured for the film’s artistic lineup…

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Russia this week sentenced the Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years on terrorism charges, a ruling called ‘a farce’ by the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. read more

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As Oscar season hits, a rash of theater closures raises the question: Where are studios going to show their films to tastemakers and voters?read more

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The period drama, which Sony Classics has picked up, looks at German efforts to prosecute Nazi criminals after WWII.read more

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No word yet on which Toronto fest stars will relive Rob Reiner’s fairy tale with a table read. read more

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The film, about the wolves that roam the steppes of Mongolia, will be released stateside Sept. 11. read more

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Cate Blanchett to Receive BFI Fellowship

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‘Truth’ — starring the actress and Robert Redford — will have a special screening at the London Film Festival the same night as the presentation. read more

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The last time we saw Anne Hathaway, she was exploring the outer depths of time and space alongside Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Between now and next May, we’ll have also seen her in the dramedy The Intern, as well as Disney’s fantasy sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass, further showcasing her range…

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Oscar hopefuls like Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight,’ Alejandro G. Inarritu’s ‘Revenant’ and David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ could be penalized by guilds that begin picking their favorites in mid-November, creating the potential for a ‘Selma’-like snub.read more

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A mix of male-friendly action and femme-focused dramas including Julianne Moore-starrer ‘Still Alice’ boosted results at the distributor.read more

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The project, for Night Fox Entertainment, is based on an upcoming book by Gary W. Moore.read more

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“My agent told me: ‘they kind of hated you, they thought you didn’t want it and were a moody prick.’”read more

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It’s been over a decade since Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan worked together. Since 2004’s The Village, Phoenix’s stock has risen and risen to the point that he’s one of the most interesting leading men in movies. Meanwhile, Shyamalan’s has plummeted to an astonishing depth…

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Although James Spader’s Ultron was, of course, the primary antagonist in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the film also met up with another notable Marvel evildoer: Thanos. To refresh everyone’s memories, after the genocidal robot was defeated and the Avengers established their new team, the Mad Titan (voiced by Josh Brolin) was then seen retrieving one of the Infinity Gauntlets and saying, “Fine, I’ll do it myself,” as he slipped the imposing gold glove on his hand…

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7 Hidden Gems from the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup + MORE

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A week after revealing the poster art and official jury, programmers for the 42nd Film Fest Gent have unveiled the first 15 titles that will screen at the upcoming event. The festival will open with Robert Pront’s "The Ardennes" and includes acclaimed festival hits from last year — like Ethan Hawke’s directorial debut "Seymour: An Introduction" — as well as a handful of this year’s Cannes and Berlin award winners, including "Carol," "The Assassin," "Son of Saul" and "45 Years…

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There is no program more daunting than the Toronto International Film Festival, an annual fall gathering with more movies than any single mind can fully comprehend…

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READ MORE: Emma Donoghue on Finding the Right Director for Her Best-Selling ‘Room’

The 37th Aspen Film Festival, running September 25-30, will open with a screening of the much anticipated awards contender "Room," starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy and Joan Allen.

Based on the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue, the film centers on a mother and son who have been locked in a room as prisoners for multiple years…

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions bought worldwide rights to "The Meddler," starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons, before the start of the production and will distribute internationally. Sony Pictures Classics will handle the 2016 North American release.

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film will world premiere at the The Toronto International Film Festival…

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The 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11, 2015) is continuing to add more sidebar programming.

NYFF Director of Programming Kent Jones will conduct this year’s master class, On Cinema, with Taiwan master auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien, on Saturday, October 10. Hou is making a rare visit to New York to accompany his "The Assassin" screening at NYFF53…

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It was a carefully guarded secret. Then, it showed up in a few of the early commercials. Now, the fantastic Ant-Man fight scene between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), can be seen online. As in, right here. (Spoilers, obviously, if you still haven’t seen Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man…

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“Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond,” Brosnan said.read more

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‘Age of Adaline’ screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe will adapt Nicola Yoon’s debut novel.read more

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Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge and other familiar Guest faces are set to return, while Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy currently are not. Chris O’Dowd also is in talks to join improv-heavy ensemble.read more

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Despite passing on Universal’s surprise hip-hop blockbuster, WB still could make at least $5 million (with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre) on its backend — including a cut of home entertainment revenue.read more

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It’s hard to believe Samuel L. Jackson having to audition for anything these days, but if you were to travel back a couple decades you’d catch the man who would be Nick Fury reading like the best of them at a cattle call. Twice in those days of Jackson’s early climb to fame, he’d run across Quentin Tarantino and audition for him…

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From the very beginning, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has been met with a pretty evenly matched field of praise and hate. So naturally, there’s been a campaign to help try and improve the profile of next summer’s would-be blockbuster, focusing solely on what makes this film different from its source material…

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Disney’s reboot will take over Imax’s large-format pioneer’s screens for four weeks, knocking out all would-be competitors (Sorry, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ and ‘The Revenant’).read more

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Private equity fund Media Content Capital, which owns QED, is fully funding the indie film production, financing and distribution company.read more

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If you thought a movie co-starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt was too much greatness for one to witness, then your face might melt off Indiana Jones style when you watch J-Law’s upcoming comedy with Amy Schumer. That’s right, Ms. Katniss Everdeen revealed that she’s working on a new movie with the hottest comedienne in Hollywood right now…

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Citing the “difficult economic situation,” Moscow’s culture committee told organizers money would be diverted to a new “positive, youth-oriented” festival headed by city council member Yevgeny Gerasimov, a member of the Kremlin’s ruling party United Russia.read more

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“Amy and I were creatively made for each other,” she told The New York Times. “We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life.”read more

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OutEast Entertainment is producing the tentatively titled ‘Thank You Ashley Madison’ for TV consideration: “Anytime 30 million people are doing anything, it becomes worthy of discussion.”read more

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The Battle of the Five Armies is about to get bloodier. Well, we assume bloodier, because Warner Bros. officially announced the extended edition of the final Hobbit trilogy installment will be rated R. Of course, there are other features coming to the home release, but this the most interesting tidbit…

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Robert Osborne will be returning as the fest’s host after missing last year’s installment due to poor health, THR also has learned.read more

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces In Conversation With… Program, Including Sarah Silverman and Julianne Moore + MORE

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The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the line-up for its newly-minted In Conversation With… program, previously known as the festival’s Mavericks section…

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The 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival has announced the eight films that will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award in this year’s Zinemira program. The section is dedicated to films produced in the Basque country and includes four world premieres…

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The Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-20) continues to expands its 2015 lineup, adding filmmaker and talent Q&As, international films by new auteurs and festival favorites from first-time directors.

Toronto’s In Conversation With… series, offering a platform as we head into awards season, will include conversations with Julianne Moore (who will be at the fest with lesbian civil rights drama "Freeheld"), "Mad Men" series creator Matthew Weiner (who will present season one finale "The Wheel"), Salma Hayek (festival selection "Septembers of Shiraz") and Sarah Silverman (starring in "I Smile Back")…

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READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Midnight Madness and Vanguard Slate, Including ‘Love,’ ‘Hardcore’ and ‘Green Room’

For its final round of official announcements, the Toronto International Film Festival has now unveiled its picks for its Discovery, Next Wave and TIFF Kids programs, topping off the festival’s already impressive line-up with still more exciting programing picks…

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READ MORE: Attention, Filmmakers: Submit Your Web Series Pilot to Raindance Film Festival’s Web Fest Competition

The Raindance Web Fest, the UK’s only dedicated web series festival and streaming video industry networking event, is set to return for its third year, premiering five never-before-seen series as part of its 2015 lineup: "Career Boy," "Lost & Found II," Muzzled the Musical," "Blowing the Budget" and "The Paradox Series…

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Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov to 20 Years in Prison on Terror Charges + MORE

He will move into his new position on Sept. 1.read more

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We’re getting another Up movie, but it’s not exactly what you think. While the beloved Pixar film seemed too emotional to be true, there’s a famous house in Seattle that shared a similar story, and it’s that house that’s getting made into a movie next. 

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Alison Brie Engaged to Dave Franco

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The ‘Community’ star showed up at a Monday night screening of her new movie, ‘Sleeping With Other People,’ wearing what looked like an engagement ring.read more

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Pushing aside recent financial woes, the South Korean fest will highlight works by emerging young Asian auteurs while a strong Chinese presence is anticipated with closer ‘Mountain Cry.’ read more

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This video will change the way you watch videos that change the way you watch movies. Did you follow? For those of you who don’t know, Clickhole is the subsidiary of The Onion that pokes fun at Internet culture. The site’s latest, genius bit is to spoof all those videos that claim to change the way you watch movies with the interesting facts they reveal…

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The studio has already lost five employees since filing for Chapter 11, with another three scheduled to exit in the coming weeks.read more

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Toronto, finalizing its final lineup, also booked the David Oyelowo-starrer ‘Five Nights in Maine’ and ‘James White,’ featuring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon. read more

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His conviction comes despite a vocal international campaign calling for his freedom.read more

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‘Rana Plaza’ is about a garment worker who survived while trapped under the rubble for 17 days after a factory collapsed killing over 1,000 peopleread more

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If you think the Fantastic Four fiasco was over and done with, you are wrong. Even now, as the latest superhero film from Fox recedes into the shadows of low box office numbers and forgotten memories, new details about what we could have received are coming to light. On top of the Thing-centric action sequence and Fantasti-car, we also could have seen Doom’s castle on Planet Zero…

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When we last took a look at Kung Fu Panda 3, Po had met his father, Li, and neither of them had known it. Well, it looks like someone woke up and smelled the pork dumplings, as the trailer below shows that not only does Li know who his son is, he knows his Star Wars lore:

DreamWorks TV dropped the latest look at Kung Fu Panda 3, which is hoping to reap some box office gold next January…

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Just as Woody Allen’s latest film was off to a running start, fate tries to handicap it from the start. Don’t let the headline fool you into thinking that Bruce Willis is making a Cop Out sequel, however do let it suggest that he’s indeed out of the untitled project that he’d recently signed onto. The reason being that as Willis was set to debut in his first Woody Allen film, another debut took precedent, that being his schedule as one of the stars of the Broadway adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery…

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CMC is one of the biggest players in the world’s second biggest film market.read more

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'We Are Your Friends': Film Review

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Zac Efron stars as a San Fernando Valley DJ trying to go Hollywood in Max Joseph’s electronic dance music-themed drama. read more

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McDonough joined the New York-based boutique firm in 2007 and has worked on such recent campaigns as the Julianne Moore starrer ‘Still Alice.’read more

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More Titles Added to Official Selection in Competition and New Directors at San Sebastian + MORE

The San Sebastian Festival is almost here and three new competing titles have recently joined those previously announced for the Official Selection. Chinese director Liu Hao returns to San Sebastian with "Back to the North," five years after competing in the Official Selection with "Addicted to Love;" the Belgian moviemaker Joachim Lafosse will present his new film, "The White Knights;" and Peter Sollett will bring to the Festival the film "Freeheld," starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles and Steve Carrell…

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The Oaxaca FilmFest has announced that that the renowned companies The Black List and Final Draft will join in the activities in the New Industry Section of the sixth edition of the festival.

As par of the New Industry section at the Sixth Edition, and in addition to the #ArtistServices Workshops of the Sundance Institute, the Oaxaca FilmFest will present Franklin Leonard, The Black List CEO and Alejandro Seri, Final Draft’s Director of Educational Relations and Marketing in the area dedicated to Screenwriters…

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US in Progress Wrocław is one of the most important networking events in Europe for U.S filmmakers! There are only a few days left to submit your project. Deadline is August 3. More info can be found  HERE
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'American Ultra': Kristen Stewart's 5 Funniest Stoner Moments + MORE

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Dubsmash is the exquisite art of dubbing short selfie videos with famous sounds, and Olivia Munn is better at it than any of us. Shortly before she partied it up with her fellow X-Men: Apocalypse co-stars at the wrap party, her and her boyfriend, football player Aaron Rodgers, had some fun with the popular app, channelling everything from Princess Bride to Mariah Carey…

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Disney, CBS, Time Warner and Sony were among the entertainment stocks taking a big hit on Monday.read more

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“His he-doesn’t-give-a-sh*t attitude has just been so cool.”read more

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Turbo Kid

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Australian police are investigating the incident, while the star’s publicist denies any physical altercation took place.read more

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In Hollywood, it’s never enough to merely tell one story; success creates franchises, and franchises inevitably generate more money. Now, the unexpected success of Straight Outta Compton has allegedly opened the door for a possible sequel, this time focusing on another familiar group of rappers, including Snoop Dogg and Tupac…

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The dinos spend their third week on top, with ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ holding on in second and ‘Minions’ in third as the top six films on the box office chart remain unchanged.read more

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‘Killing Zoe’ star Jean-Hughes Anglade said that personnel aboard the train failed to assist passengers in danger.read more

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With Amy Poehler at her side, Tina Fey has had a good amount of success hosting events, but thus far her game has been kept limited to just the Golden Globes. Because she is just that good, one has to wonder if she would ever be game to host the Oscars… but her answer to that question may actually surprise you…

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Major spoilers from Hitman: Agent 47 and the ending will be discussed, so proceed at your own risk. 

It’s seems pretty clear from chatting with producer Adrian Askarieh that the plan for Hitman: Agent 47 was for it to become a larger franchise. At the time Paul Walker was cast in the title role, large units of the video game series were being sold both domestically and internationally, and Walker was seeing massive success with Fast and Furious 6…

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Homespun actioner ‘Veteran’ is nearing 10 million admissions.read more

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“You just have to do your best to deal with it. You’ve got no choice but to accept it. And then, you sort of still look for the things to be grateful for.”read more

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The actress plays Phoebe, whose advice in the film includes reminding her boyfriend (Jesse Eisenberg) not to hand weapons to his enemies.read more

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‘Mission: Impossible’ wins third weekend but the summer sunshine sends most viewers outside. read more

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Labor Day must be getting close, because each week the slate of movies gets less and less exciting. This one is particularly bland. We’ve got Owen Wilson trying to get away from trouble in No Escape and Zac Efron becoming a DJ in We Are Your Friends.

Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer…

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Exotic Sarajevo Film Festival Discoveries and Award Winners + MORE

In this week’s Screen Talk, IW’s Eric Kohn and I explore the possible awards contenders, from two films I caught at the recent Sarajevo Film Festival– Andrew Haigh’s "45 Years" and Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert’s "The Second Mother"– to new fal entries unveiling up at festivals in Telluride, Toronto and New York…

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The Sarajevo Film Festival’s existence has much to do with the specific gifts and personality of its charismatic founder and director, Mirsad Purivatra. He’s a man of the arts as well as the advertising industry, having run McCann Erickson Bosnia as well as a prominent Sarajevo theater company that also played around the world…

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Box Office: 'Compton' Cruises to No. 1 With $26.8 Million, Newcomers Fall Flat + MORE

‘Sinister 2,’ ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ and ‘American Ultra’ all failed to find any sizzle in their domestic debuts.read more

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With so many classic movies receiving sequels, reboots, and reimaginings, it’s really just a matter of time before we get a fifth Lethal Weapon movie. Screenwriter Max Landis — who previously penned Chronicle — believes he has found a way to breathe new life into the classic action franchise…

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Other films available to stream next month include ‘Serendipity,’ ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ and ‘Men, Women & Children.’read more

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There’s a natural friction between employers and employees when it comes to wages. Most companies want to pay less. Most people want to make more. It’s a healthy tension that works to slowly push wages up, at least if the better employees have the option of moving to rival companies. Unfortunately, if the latest Hollywood lawsuit is to be believed, workers in the animation industry haven’t had that ability for years because of an alleged no poaching agreement between some of the biggest companies in the business…

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The Chelsea Film Festival Partners with Bow Tie Cinemas + MORE

The New York Film Festival (September 25-October 11) has more than a few surprises up its sleeve this year as the fest’s Special Events and Revivals programs unveil. It’s how the festival expands its narrow main selection, making room for documentaries and other special programming. (We still don’t understand why Hungarian Oscar entry "Son of Saul" (Sony Pictures Classics) didn’t make it into the mainbar…

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The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has announced its official partnership with Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea. The Festival will host its brand new program, Kino & Vino Series®, on the second Monday of each month, followed by a Q&A and networking reception at the Theater.
The First Screening will start on November 9th, 2015 at 7pm with the 2015 Chelsea Film Festival Grand Prix Winner…

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Lovers of "Marnie," Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 psychosexual pas de deux with Tippi Hedren that placed weirdly high on a recent BBC critics’ poll of the best movies ever, are in for a treat at this year’s Vienna fest. The quintessential Hitchcock blonde gets her very own tribute, titled Choreography of Desire, including screenings of that film, "The Birds" and her recently re-released film maudit "Roar," co-starring her daughter Melanie Griffith…

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An Oscar nominee for the documentary ‘Tupac: Resurrection,’ she was a pioneer in the field of music videos.read more

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The actor briefly chatted as ‘We Are Your Friends’ had its Hollywood premiere on Thursday. read more

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When films reach a certain level of success, they often have to deal with backlash. However, in the wake of Straight Outta Compton rising to the top of the box office charts, founding N.W.A member Dr. Dre is conducting a Master class on how to handle controversy… and quickly.

Shortly after F…

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Read what THR’s critics are saying about the horror film ‘Sinister 2′ and more.read more

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“Many of the top female directors in our industry are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake,” the ‘Jurassic World’ director replied to a Twitter query. read more

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The festival, which runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, will also play revivivals of the Coen Brothers’ ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ and Brian De Palma’s ‘Blow Out.’read more

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Every actor has their own process for preparing for a role. In Jared Leto’s case, one of the ways he got in character as The Joker for Suicide Squad was sending creepy gifts to his villainous co-stars. At first it sounded like this was just something he decided to do earlier in the film’s production, but with Suicide Squad nearing the end of filming, Leto still isn’t done giving bizarre items to his fellow actors…

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'La Peur': Film Review

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French newcomer Nino Rocher stars in Damien Odoul’s adaptation of Gabriel Chevallier’s autobiographical WWI novel.read more

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I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but if you have or ever had a pet fish then it turns out that Ellen DeGeneres hates you. OK, that might be stretching it a tad. But, the comedian and Finding Dory actress has now admitted that she wants viewers to realise that fish are not pets, which is kind of what the sequel is all about…

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The awards ceremony will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Boyz N the Hood’ and ‘New Jack City’ with special performances.read more

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The two covers to the British magazine ‘Empire’ include a few clues. read more

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The program, focusing on the work of women filmmakers, will kick off with Hannah Fidell’s ‘6 Years.’read more

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Thoughts of the classic LA rock band Guns N Roses probably conjures up images of sex, drugs and out of control concerts in your head, right? Well it turns out aside from these better-known vices, singer – and all around heavy metal bad boy – Axl Rose also had an affinity for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…

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Whether or not you’ve already seen the latest Marvel releases and Mission: Impossible installment, the end of summer signals the coming influx of Oscar-minded films, so be sure to catch the season’s notable releases in order to keep up with the race.read more

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Although Marvel’s movies are commercially and (for the most part) critically successful, there’s not always 100% consistency in the creative process. Actors may be recast, directors and writers may leave, and while the following movie may end up being a great product on its own, there are parts that won’t feel the same as the preceding story…

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Fall Movie Preview: The 5 Big LGBT Films Coming Out By The End of 2015 + MORE

For the fourth consecutive year the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF),which takes place in Toronto,Canada, will present a program titled Queer Caribbean, an exploration of the contemporary Queer Caribbean experience. A total of seven films (three features and four shorts) in this years 10-day festival, will throw a spotlight on issues of sexuality and gender from a Caribbean perspective…

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This year is truly shaping up to be a phenomenal one for LGBT representation in cinema.  "Tangerine," "Nasty Baby," "Tom at the Farm," "Do I Sound Gay," and "Grandma" (which comes out this Friday) will all have grace theaters by the end of this month, and all of them are sincerely fantastic new editions to the LGBT cinema canon…

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Every year the Toronto International Film Festival runs an industry conference packed with panels and speakers. The TIFF Industry Conference covers the creative process, financing and co-Ppoduction, marketing, sales and distribution and the future of content. There will be day-long focused sessions for both the Asian Film Summit and Doc Conference…

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The 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival will honor filmmakers Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893-1979) with a retrospective cycle dedicated to their films.

The duo earned icon status as the directors of "King Kong" (1933), though their careers started earlier with documentaries such as "Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life" (1925) and "Chang" (1927), and fantasy adventure films like "The Four Feathers" (1929)…

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Hero Blend #71: About That Captain America Civil War Footage… + MORE

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Despite his name being attached to one of the most infamous bombs this summer’s box office had to offer, Miles Teller is doing ok. With Divergent Parts I and II in his queue, as well as Arms And The Dudes recently wrapping production, there’s no shortage of opportunities for the man who wowed the world with his performance in Whiplash…

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Former Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and founding member Chris Walla is scoring the indie.read more

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Along with the likes of Martin Scorsese, William Friedkin, George Lucas, and others, Peter Bogdanovich is part of the American New Wave, directors in the late 1960s and early 1970s who came in and changed the cinema landscape. Also a film critic and historian, he’s no fan of modern comedies like Knocked Up and it’s ilk…

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Visual effects workers allege a conspiracy to supress wages and work opportunities.read more

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Jakob Abrahamsson and CG Anderson buy the Swedish distribution company, whose recent releases include ‘Leviathan’ and ‘Mommy.’ read more

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Rosianna Halse Rojas started as a fan, became a long-distance assistant and now, with Green’s first-look producing deal at Fox 2000, has moved into a partnership role.read more

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As North and South Koreas engage in crossfire and cross-propaganda attacks, THR looks into the stereotypes — and artistic value—of North Korean propaganda films available on YouTube.read more

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The 76-year-old director of ‘She’s Funny That Way’ (out Aug. 21) offers confessions from behind the scenes of four of his most notable films including ‘The Last Picture Show,’ ‘Mask’ and more.read more

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Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War is still about a year away, but this week we got a very special early look at the film. As part of the live-action presentation at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Marvel Studios showcased the first ever footage from the film – teasing the titular hero’s struggle to find his brainwashed best friend (Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes), and a monumental conflict with a former ally (Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark)…

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The previously announced rebate hike has now been approved by the European Union.read more

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The election was close and results were split as voters fired a shot across the bow of the incumbent faction.read more

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With a year to go before Suicide Squad unfolds its dark magic on us all, now’s as good a time as any to start teasing some of the deeper mysteries of who those on the back bench of the film’s cast are playing. That’s not to say that those cast members are less important, but let’s face it: you haven’t been talking about Ike Barinholtz’s role in the film as much as Will Smith’s – and we’ve known who Smith was going to play since day one…

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Major spoilers from the new movie Hitman: Agent 47 will be discussed in this article, so proceed at your own risk. 

Zachary Quinto plays a not-so-good guy in Hitman: Agent 47. That’s not really a spoiler, though. The trailers for the film let that one slip out early on, but we didn’t know just how bad a guy he actually was…

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Donovan Marsh is directing the Lionsgate film titled ‘April 29, 1992.’read more

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The drama, starring Zachary Quinto and James Franco as a gay couple, has been added to September’s Amfest.read more

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NVFF Announces Films in Competition & Claudia Puig as New Program Director + MORE

The San Sebastian Film Festival will once again present, in its 63rd edition, some of the most outstanding Latin American films of the year. The Horizontes Latinos program will include 14 productions from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Films that have competed or premiered at important international festivals, but which have not yet been screened at a Spanish festival or had their commercial release in the country…

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The Austin Film Festival announced today the first slate of films in its 2015 lineup, with the full program expected to hit around mid-September. Guests expected to attend include James Franco, Jason Reitman (for his Hulu series "Casual," first premiering in Toronto), Anthony LaPaglia and more…

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Iconic actress Rita Moreno ("West Side Story"), internationally-renowned filmmaker/actor Alfonso Arau ("Like Water for Chocolate") and Oscar-winning screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana ("Brokeback Mountain"), will be the special guests this October at the 6th annual Loft Film Fest to take place at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona…

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The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), which is dedicated to bringing the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles, has added East West Artists (EWA) Co-Founder Jaeson Ma as Director of International Relations. The Festival slate will consist of select foreign language films that have been officially submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) as their country’s Oscar® hopeful and those submitted to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for Golden Globe consideration…

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The 5th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), scheduled to take place November 11-15, has announced its Narrative and Documentary feature film line-ups for juried competition. The complete program of approximately 125 films, including special presentations, sneak previews of award season contenders, narrative and documentary shorts, and short features, as well as jury members, will be announced soon…

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Relativity Hits the Auction Block: Who'll Bid on the Wreckage? + MORE

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“Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love. Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000’s of people to come and stand in front and view it,” a sign by the property reads.read more

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The company hopes to help encourage more cooperation between the Asian nation and Hollywood.read more

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“People basically just weren’t interested in seeing another one,” the actor said, joking about Hollywood’s propensity for sequels: “We don’t have any discipline in this town.”read more

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There’s no easy way to talk about the traumatic instances of violence that have occurred in movie theaters over the past two years. Even more difficult is the discussion of how theater chains should react to these events and the security measures that are required to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again…

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He previously worked at DreamWorks Animation on properties like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Trolls.’read more

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MGM, Lionsgate and even investor Ron Burkle could be suitors as Ryan Kavanaugh’s bankrupt company heads to auction and 27 films in development (‘Fletch’ reboot, Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Not Without Hope’) could be for sale.read more

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The British comedy is the first gay-themed film to be released in Russia since 2013. read more

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“Most are kind, fun and welcome,” a handwritten sign outside the house reads, “but many are not”read more

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Thanks to a wealth of impressive performances, there are many stars deserving the title of Breakout Actor of Summer 2015… but one name in particular that would get a lot of votes is Rebecca Ferguson. After many years spent on the small screen, she more than held her own with Tom Cruise in Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and is now on the verge of superstardom…

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“Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,” the exhibition chain said of its new pre-admission policy. read more

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If you’re in the mood for a stop-motion animated movie that you can watch with your whole family, you’re going to want to keep moving. However, if you happen to be interested in watching adorable, yet foul-mouthed animated figures curse up a storm and go on an adventure through Hell where they encounter all kinds of demons and the Devil himself, check out this red-band trailer for Hell and Back…

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Just in case you were wondering, yes, Underworld 5, a new chapter in the highly stylized vampires versus werewolves franchise, is happening, and they’re putting together a pretty solid cast. That includes the latest addition to the saga, Tobias Menzies, who has most recently been hanging out in old-timey Scotland on Starz in their time hopping romance Outlander…

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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne are starring in the sci-fi epic.read more

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For a film called The Circle, the James Ponsoldt adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel has had a bit of a merry-go-round when it comes to its cast. With Tom Hanks being the first star announced for the film, Alicia Vikander initially landed the lead role of Mae. This didn't last long, as she was won away by the latest Bourne film and replaced with Emma Watson…

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The wife of ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ producer Darrell Fetty, she appeared in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Paradise Alley.’ read more

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Reveals 53rd New York Film Festival Convergence Series + MORE

TIFF continues to roll out additions to its lineup on a near daily basis, and thankfully many of the newly announced crop of films are helmed by women.

Three female directors have been added to the fest’s highest-profile program (the Galas): Alice Winocour’s "Disorder," Catherine Hardwicke’s "Miss You Already" and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s "Mississippi Grind…

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The Monterrey International Film Festival (ficmonterrey), which will take place from the 25 to the 30 of August, 2015, will scren a selection of Colombian short films, winners of the Santa Lucía award on different categories at National Competition of the 12th Bogota Short Film Festival – Bogohsorts…

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For its 40th year, TIFF has added even more British features to bolster its already solid lineup of UK-hailing films including "High-Rise" and Oscar contender "The Danish Girl" — to name just a few of the most hotly awaited Brit titles.

This year’s City to City strand highlights eight films from England’s capital to expose the region’s emerging artists…

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the complete details for the 53rd New York Film Festival Convergence, which will take place on September 26 and 27. The annual program delves into the world of immersive storytelling with a mix of unique films, panels and live interactive experiences…

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Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) runs Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 18, 2015, and here’s the early word on what’s to come: 11 days of films, panels and performances in Marin County.

This year’s lineup already boasts plenty of Oscar contenders, Cannes winners and Bay Area premieres…

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'Flight of the Conchords' Movie Being Written, Says Jemaine Clement + MORE

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As we continue to get deeper and deeper into August, we can expect the quality of movies coming to cinemas to severely dip. The great thing about this film season, however, is that it also provides us an early look at the amazing stuff on the way. Case in point, we now have this brand new trailer for Riley Scott’s The Martian…

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U.S. studios may see lower box-office revenue thanks to the yuan’s devaluation, but buying into the second-largest global market just got cheaper.read more

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Amy Schumer is ready to become the biggest new actress in comedy. This summer, she had an absolutely gigantic hit in Trainwreck – which was lauded by critics and has made more than $110 million worldwide – and as a result there are many eyes now watching to see what her next move will be. If new reports are to be believed, it looks like that project will be a mother-daughter comedy that is set up at Fox, and it appears that the fantastically talented Jonathan Levine is in talks to direct…

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Margot Robbie’s debut as Harley Quinn in the trailer for Suicide Squad left many fans in an overjoyed stupor. Not only did she manage to dominate the screen with her beguiling gymnastic moves and performance, but she also did so with Jared Leto and Will Smith for company too. Any additional glimpse at the Australian on-set has since been eaten up with a fervor…

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Rupert Friend (‘Homeland’) stars as a killing machine in this slick version of a popular video game.read more

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The curator of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Panorama section will be honored by the South Korean festival for promoting Korean films.read more

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The private movie production company, which is partnered with STX Entertainment on a multi-project deal, said the money will focus on film and internet entertainment businesses. read more

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She joined ABC’s ‘Batman’ for its third and final season after appearing in a pair of films starring Elvis Presley, whom she dated.read more

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Straight Outta Compton has made quite a large impact since hitting cinemas on Friday. And while cities across the United States are currently reveling in the on-screen antics of Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren, there is one place that hasn’t been able to see the film yet. Almost cruelly, that place is Compton itself, because the Los Angeles neighborhood doesn’t actually have a cinema in which it can play…

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When it comes to Spider-Man’s presence in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, pretty much all we can really say is that he’s in the movie. Marvel Studios has been working hard to keep all details of the characters’ appearance under-wraps, and the reality is that we have no idea exactly what he will be up to in the film…

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The government-backed Film and Television Institute of India, has seen students protest since the appointment of a new chairman.read more

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Spelling is not the character’s strong suit.read more

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ is just the latest bonanza for a studio riding high on a diverse slate, savvy marketing, “and then it’s just luck.”read more

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Cartagena Film Festival in Colombia Call for Submissions + MORE

FICCI’s 56th edition, which will be held next March 2nd – 7th 2016, has opened its call for its official competitive sections. Submissions will be accepted until December 13th, 2015. The festival will grant over 100 million pesos in prizes.

FICCI’s competitive sections have become the region’s main display window for Latin American cinema…

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Locarno has long beckoned as an impeccably programmed international film festival, set in the southern Switzerland lake region, close to stunning Lake Como (which long-time habitue George Clooney is reportedly abandoning), complete with 24-hour casino and "Grand Budapest"-style funicular…

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The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-20) will introduce a new program. Platform will showcase "artistically ambitious" works at the festival, and the winner of the category will be awarded $25,000 by a three-person jury comprised this year of Claire Denis, Agnieszka Holland and Jia Zhang-ke…

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Every August, while much of the movie world gears up for the fall season and the first hints of Oscar season materialize, the Locarno Film Festival shows up in Switzerland to offer a different perspective on current cinema…

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Hitman: Agent 47 + MORE

Despite the CGI/fantasy epic grossing $356.27 million after 32 days and becoming a pop cultural phenomenon, the director was initially worried the film would confuse the audience. read more

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Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart are starring in the Warner Bros. film, which Clint Eastwood is directing.read more

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She also represented actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donna Dixon and Sylvia Kristel. read more

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Sinister 2

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Digging for Fire

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In a letter initiating arbitration, Amy Berg is accused of delivering the film about Hollywood pedophilia late and incomplete.read more

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After Words

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Film lovers have always seen the movie theater as a very special kind of sanctuary, but in recent years – and especially in recent months – the security of that sanctuary has become compromised. Across the country, we have heard about multiple shootings that have taken place in cinemas, from Aurora, Colorado, to Lafayette, Louisiana, to Antioch, Tennessee…

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Tale of dying cartoonist topples China’s most successful film in world’s second biggest film market.read more

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The MPAA’s withdrawal follows intervention from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.read more

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Zurich will screen a retrospective of the British director’s work, which includes ‘Vera Drake,’ ‘Secrets and Lies’ and, most recently, ‘Mr. Turner.’ read more

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Warner Bros. has been working hard for years to try and get a new Scooby-Doo movie off the ground. It began in 2013, talk continued in 2014, and now in 2015 it looks like the project is actually happening. This is because the film now has a brand new director attached to make it a reality.

According to Deadline, filmmaker Tony Cervone has been tapped by Warner Bros…

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Europe pledges to back efforts to promote women’s access to film funding and improve their on screen representation. read more

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The period film crossed the 10 million admissions milestone on 70th anniversary of South Korean independence.read more

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Huayi Brothers, which is partnered with STX Entertainment on a multi-project deal, said it will increase cooperation with Alibaba, Tencent and other investors after share offering.read more

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The collapse of Relativity Media has directly affected many titles, including Jane Got A Gun and Masterminds, but one could argue that The Crow reboot has been hit the worst. The film has been struggling for years and years through development, regularly losing directors and lead actors, and now it appears as though the floor has dropped out completely…

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1995’s Kevin Costner vehicle Waterworld is widely regarded as one of the biggest cinematic belly flops of all time. (Cards on the table, I loved Waterworld in 1995, and I love Waterworld now.) Costner, however, doesn’t look at the film as a failure, and doesn’t think it was a flop at all.

The film just turned 20 at the end of last month (it was released on July 28, 1995), and there have been some people looking back on it to mark the occasion…

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There has been talk of an Aretha Franklin biopic swirling around for years now, with the legendary diva herself previously pitching Halle Berry for the lead role and Denzel Washington for the part of her father. It’s possible that the door is still open for Washington to play this paternal figure, but if new reports are to be believed then there may be a new front-runner to play Franklin herself: Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson…

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D23: Strolling the Exhibit Room Floor

I attended the Disney fan expo, D23, this past weekend and if you are a fan of anything the Disney Studio owns and produces this was certainly the place to be. Everyone, including us, has reported on the big animation, live action and theme park presentations – but inbetween those events I strolled around the massive exhibit floor looking for stuff – and I wasn’t disappointed…

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Teen Choice Awards: Best and Worst Moments + MORE

Hitman: Agent 47

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Director Todd Haynes and stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara will attend the U.K. premiere of the adaptation of the lesbian romance by Patricia Highsmith.read more

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Between performances by Robin Thicke, 5 Seconds of Summer and the cast of ‘Empire,’ Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Hutcherson and Britney Spears took home surfboards from Los Angeles’ Galen Center.

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The 33-year-old E’Dena Hines died Sunday morning in New York from multiple wounds. read more

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Biopics can prove challenging at times; the difficulty lies in striking the right balance between accuracy, respect, and narrative drama. After watching Straight Outta Compton – a new biopic about the rise of rap group N.W.A and her late father Easy-E – E.B Wright has a strong opinion towards the film – and it’s a positive one…

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Grandma

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’ bows in the top slot in Russia, while ‘Fantastic Four’ ranks No. 2 overseas.read more

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Recent features shot in the country include Pierce Brosnan’s ‘The November Man’ and Kevin Costner’s ‘3 Days to Kill.’ read more

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‘The Cairo Declaration’ puts the Chinese communist leader at the center of WWII discussions between world powers, despite him not coming into power until 1949.read more

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For those of us who grew up with Pixar, we attribute many of the early lessons we learned about life – be it friendship, love, or family – to the morals imbued in their animated features. New details have emerged about Pixar’s new movie, and they seem primed to continue that tradition. At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California – pretty much the go to place for any and all things Disney over the last few days – director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K…

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The film about the rise and fall of the groundbreaking hip-hop group NWA had a big weekend not only at the box-office, but also at the Academy, where its screening for members drew a massive crowd and overwhelmingly favorable response.read more

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Jim Strouse talks about casting ‘The Daily Show’s’ Jessica Williams and the twin girls who play the daughters of Clement’s professor/graphic novelist.read more

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There were many great moments featured in the Captain America: Civil War footage that debuted during the D23 Expo, but nothing in the reel topped the final scene featuring Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang. Rudely awoken by a group of Avengers while sleeping in the back of a van, the shrinking superhero finds himself absolutely star-struck by the presence of Chris Evans’ Captain America, falling all over his words in hilarious fashion…

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The summer season is drawing (too quickly) to a close. There’ve been some highlights and definite lowlights. And as we get toward the end, the latter come much more into play. It’s not a totally lost week, but there’s less and less to get excited about in the theaters. We’ve got Hitman Agent 47 and Sinister 2 and
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Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ is the best new entry as ‘Fantastic Four’ flops.read more

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The incident and the reaction from the star, who appeared in ‘Clash of the Titans,’ spark a social media debate about the treatment of people with disabilities in the country. read more

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It’s been more than five years since Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland took the global box office by storm, ultimately ranking as one of the few movies to make more than a billion dollars worldwide. It was inevitable that a sequel would be made, which is why Alice Through The Looking Glass is coming out next year, but only now do we know what the film is going to actually be about…

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Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' Muscles to Powerful $24.2M Opening Day + MORE

Locarno: Hong Sang-soo Wins Top Prize

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The Korean director takes the Golden Leopard for ‘Right Now, Wrong Then.’read more

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The fan expo also debuted footage from ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Pete’s Dragon’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland 2.’read more

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With the powerhouse opening of ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ the studio will hit $2 billion at the domestic box office today.read more

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“I looked up and saw that this horse, which weighed half a ton, had lost its balance and was going to fall directly on me,” Stamp said about the accident.read more

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Mistress America

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Earlier today, we showcased the first ever poster for Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book, which gave us a close-up look at the brand new live-action versions of some truly legendary literary characters. That, however, is not the full extent of the preview that we received this morning, as Disney showed off an entire sizzle reel from the 2016 blockbuster…

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Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini reveal how Oprah Winfrey almost prevented them from making their movie and the stories behind some of the film’s key scenes, including that dramatization of the Tompkins Square Park riot.read more

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While the music drama commands the top spot, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’ opens soft.read more

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Tons of exciting announcements have been streaming off the stage at the D23 Expo, and thanks to our own Eric Eisenberg on the floor, we’re making sure all the best news get right to you. One little snippet in particular, only seen by those in attendance, was a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster created by famed poster artist Drew Struzan…

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Disney Announces 'Star Wars' Theme Parks

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Marvel Studios is going to be getting a bit weird with the release of their next big non-sequel superhero film. Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange will be landing in November 2016, and we’ve already been promised that the film will fully embrace crazy sci-fi/fantasy concepts like alternate dimensions, while also presenting something visually akin to Disney’s Fantasia…

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Ben Affleck Birthday Curse Broken

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The star’s beloved Red Sox hadn’t won on his birthday since 1997, the year ‘Good Will Hunting’ was released. read more

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2015 is the greatest year that has ever happened because it’s the first year that will include two Pixar feature films. After the awesomeness that was Inside Out we’re even more excited for The Good Dinosaur this fall. The D23 Expo did not disappoint Pixar fans as they’ve given us a new look at the trio of Tyrannosauruses who will be facing off against our Hero Arlo…

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After months of being in production, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War is finally about ready to wrap principal photography on the epic 2016 blockbuster. The cast and crew is now in Germany getting the last material that they need, and after one more week of shooting the film will be heading into the editing process to get ready for next year’s release…

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The film stars Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna.read more

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He also narrated the ‘Eyes on the Prize’ documentary and anchored ‘America’s Black Forum’.read more

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New Horizons Studio 2015

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The sixth edition of the New Horizons Studio  kicked off on 26 July 2015 within the framework of the 15th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland.

During the event, young directors and producers from Europe learned about the mechanisms of the international film market, the accent being especially put on production, promotion and distribution…

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Benicio Del Toro on 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Talks: "It Looks Like It’s Gonna Happen" + MORE

Pumping out hit after hit – ranging from Wreck-It Ralph to Frozen – Walt Disney Animation seems primed to continue their success with the upcoming Zootopia. Already boasting a star-studded cast – including Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman – Disney has just announced a new, exotic addition to the anthropomorphic ensemble…

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The project is being directed by Byron Howard (‘Tangled’).read more

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Pixar has released a number of incredibly successful movies over the years, but few rival the power of Andrew Stanton’s Finding Nemo. Released back in 2003, the movie made nearly $900 million before it finished its time in theaters worldwide, and currently ranks as the second biggest hit that the studio has released (behind Toy Story 3…

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Presuming Del Toro does indeed join ‘Star Wars,’ it’ll be his second blockbuster Disney role set in outer space after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ read more

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The ‘Trainwreck’ duo exercised their vocals at a local Irish pub with the help of Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard.read more

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The long-time Universal exec will join producer Joe Roth to form Roth Kirschenbaum Films.read more

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Schwartzman Pictures alleges the iconic skate shoe manufacturer never licensed the film’s logo.read more

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It was only a couple of days ago that we learned Pixar would be soon bringing us back to the world of Inside Out. A brand new short film titled Riley’s First Date?, which further expands on one of the threads that was only lightly pulled in the feature, is going to be included with the Blu-ray and DVD release of the movie…

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THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.read more

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Some interesting details are finally emerging about the anticipated Toy Story followup. After learning that Toy Story 4 would involve a love story between the beloved cowboy toy, Woody, and the lovely Bo Peep, it now sounds as though an adventure is in story for Woody and his trusted space ranger pal…

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John Cusack Signs With ICM Partners

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This summer, Pixar proved once again that they really know how to make an audience cry. Inside Out is an absolutely wonderful and emotional piece of work, and on multiple occasions invites movie-goers to just start bawling. Judging by the footage we saw earlier today, Peter Sohn’s The Good Dinosaur may wind up having a similar effect when it comes out later this year…

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Pixar unveiled details for new film, ‘Coco,’ about the Day of the Dead celebration.read more

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NYFF 2015's Main Slate Revealed; 3 of 26 Features Directed by Women + MORE

As is the new normal for festivals looking for audiences where they really are nowadays, Toronto has added a television slate to buttress its unspooling film program. The international lineup features shows new and returning from Baltasar Kormákur, Jason Reitman, Morgan Neville, Fabrice Gobert, Lucía Puenzo and Tim Kring…

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The Portland Film Festival’s (September 1-7) competitions, opening and closing screenings and special presentations lineups have landed. The festival will take over the city at seven venues to screen world and regional premieres, and treat festgoers to after-parties, red carpets and tributes to film legends…

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The New York Film Festival, now in its 53rd year, has released the final lineup for its main program. Twenty-six films will be screened, only three (or 12%) directed by women. The disappointment doesn’t stop there. All of the highest-profile spots in the lineup — the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece films — are helmed by men…

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In an effort to boost worthy acquisitions titles that might otherwise pale amid Toronto’s higher-profile, awards-courting titles, the festival this year added the Platform sidebar, to be juried by auteurs Zhang-ke, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland.

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The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) – presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA has announced its lineup. "Messi" directed by Álex de la Iglesia, will be the Opening Night film for the 2015 Festival. This documentary portrays today’s greatest soccer player who at age 11 ran the risk of seeing his career ending before it started…

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Are you hungry for some Bradley Cooper? Don’t answer that, it may be a little too personal. Cooper’s next film is the cooking drama of many names. We got a glimpse of what it will look like a few days ago, but now we get a proper taste. Check out the first trailer for Burnt.

The movie, which was once called Chef and once called Adam Jones, looks to have finally found a strong title…

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Heather Secrist Joins A24 Publicity Team

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With all of the Star Wars news that’s come down over the last couple of days, it’s somehow only fitting that we talk about one of the key players in the prequels: Natalie Portman. The 34-year-old actress is one of the latest to make the jump behind the camera, and we now have a first trailer for her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness…

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Amidst two buzzy projects — a hit Sundance drama and the latest Annie Baker-Sam Gold play — the ‘Girls’ alum speaks with THR about staying hungry in Hollywood: “If you’re in it for the right reasons, I think it can be truly transcendent.”read more

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The fallout from Fantastic Four continues to spread. Not only did that movie fail to find an audience or impress fans and critics, the behind the scenes troubles even infected other franchises. Director Josh Trank was originally supposed to helm one of the standalone Star Wars Anthology films, though he has since parted ways with the production, leaving that project in limbo…

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Mistress America

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Larry Sher, the cinematographer of the ‘Hangover’ trilogy, is making his directorial debut with the Alcon comedy.read more

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The thriller from the director of ‘The Others’ stars Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. read more

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“I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance,” said Stewart.read more

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With the release of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four in theaters, the comic book movie season for 2015 has officially come to a close. It’s been a very interesting year for the genre, full of both ups and downs, but also filled some fascinating clues towards the future and the direction of certain franchises…

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From that popular meme to skywriting overhead, Universal Pictures, Interscope and Beats by Dre all had a hand in making ‘Compton’ come alive.read more

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Spoilers: It’s a little hard to read.read more

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Spider-Man isn’t the strongest hero in Marvel Comics, and he’s not even the fastest, but what he does have going for him is agility. His reflexes, keen senses, and lean musculature allow him to not only swing and race from rooftop to rooftop in New York City, but also dance around bad guys until they get dizzy…

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The charitable gifts were announced at the group’s annual banquet in Beverly Hills.read more

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“We know there’s a possibility for rival gangs to be at the same time at the same place and that could be a bad recipe,” L.A.P.D. officer Naoria Vanegas told The Hollywood Reporter.read more

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The indie stars Holly Hunter and Tony Shalhoub.read more

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What Did the New York Film Festival Get? + MORE

The New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11) mainbar usually boasts about 26 features.

Their main categories include World Premieres (we already know about the gala opening, centerpiece and closing galas, Bob Zemeckis’s "The Walk," Danny Boyle’s "Steve Jobs," starring Michael Fassbender, and Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead," respectively) as well as holdovers from other festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Telluride, Venice and especially, Cannes…

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Polish Days constitutes the most important industry event at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. There, more than 250 movers and shakers of the Polish and international film industry, from producers and film funds to buyers and festival programmers from Berlin, Semaine de la Critique, Rotterdam, Venice, Tribeca and New Directors/New Films, met to watch the latest Polish films at closed screenings…

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Athina Rachel Tsangari, one in the new wave of Greek filmmakers that includes Yorgos Lanthimos (whose Cannes entry "The Lobster" will play the New York Film Festival) returns with Locarno competition premiere "Chevalier." Her flippant comedy "Attenberg," from 2010, was a dark treat about a sexually precocious young woman obsessed with wildlife documentaries…

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced more entries in a number of lineups for the 40th installment of the high-profile fest. Of the first batch of films TIFF made public, a mere 14% were directed by women. We are going to wait to tally the numbers of female-helmed films at TIFF 2015 until the complete lineups for each section are revealed…

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Eric Kohn and I got together in the intimate outdoor courtyard of the Hotel Giacometti to record the podcast in person at the Locarno Film Festival. We’re going to be together again at Telluride and Toronto, so we talk about what’s coming up next there as well, especially the docs. And what’s going on with women’s pictures "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" and "Mistress America"? 

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David Oyelowo to Voice James Bond for New Audiobook 'Trigger Mortis' + MORE

Right now, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are working to build something akin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Multiple movies have been announced to come out over the next five years, and each of them will give us an in-depth look at a character that’s actually part of a much bigger world full of heroes…

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Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life,’ Florian Gallenberger’s ‘Colonia’ and Ken Kwapis’ Walk in the Woods will also get the festival’s red carpet treatment. read more

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If you’re one of the fans waiting to see how well The Transporter series weathers the loss of its star, Jason Statham, you don’t have much longer to wait to find out. The Transporter Refueled, with replacement Frank Martin, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, Deadpool), roars into theaters early next month, and this quick new trailer is full of fast cars and intense action…

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In Hollywood history, there are few figures more controversial than Dalton Trumbo – a brilliant screenwriter who found himself blacklisted in the industry due to his ties to the communist party. Because of the nature of the story, it was only a matter of time before it wound up being turned into a movie itself, and now you can watch the debut trailer for it:

Director Jay Roach is best known for his work in the comedy genre, having brought us both the Austin Powers and Meet The Parents trilogies, but Trumbo seems to be far more reflective of his …

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The director, winner of Venice’s Silver Lion for ‘Redacted,’ will receive the prestigious Glory to the Filmmaker Award.read more

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‘The Last Tear,’ about Korean women forced to be “comfort women” to Japanese soliders, will get special screenings timed to the 70th anniversary of Korean independence.read more

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For the first time since its release back in June, Jurassic World, the latest entry into the Jurassic Park franchise, fell out of the box office top ten. That’s a run of almost two full months. At this point, the film has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide, which is tops for this year and currently sits firmly in third place all time…

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Pattinson’s photographer develops a complicated relationship with his subject, played by Dane DeHaan, in director Anton Corbijn’s biopic.read more

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The project, from the Indian backers of ‘The Eichmann Show,’ is a co-production with former Working Title Television president Simon Wright’s Big Tree Productions.read more

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The Broadway-style musical will be performed in English but feature behind-the-scenes Bollywood talent including choreographer Terence Lewis.read more

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“I wouldn’t be voting for ‘Crash,’ only because I saw the artistry that was in the other films.”read more

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Uggie, the dog that starred in the Oscar-winning The Artist back in 2012, has died at the ripe old age of 13. The pooch is believed to have been battling a prostate tumor for some time, and the decision was made for him to be euthanized in Los Angeles on August 7, 2015.

TMZ learned of Uggie’s death on Tuesday, revealing that his owner, Omar Von Muller, made the difficult decision because he had been struggling with the tumor over the last few weeks…

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The Spanish festival takes place Sept. 18-26.read more

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Oyelowo becomes the first black 007 … sort of. read more

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Stronger-than-expected growth in its sports business helped cut losses at the German mini-major, which is looking to late year releases for a revenue boost. read more

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From Gaspar Noé to Jeremy Saulnier, Cinema Provocateurs Head to Toronto + MORE

The Toronto International Film Festival today revealed more lineups of alternative programming to buttress the narrative and documentary competition slates.

The Midnight Madness slate presents action, horror, shock and fantasy films from cinema’s rabble-rousers, including Jeremy Saulnier, whose "Blue Ruin" followup "Green Room" opens the sidebar after premiering in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and playing small fests in Europe…

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The 2015 Locarno International Film Festival has announced the awards for its Open Doors Co-Production Lab, organized with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs…

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It has been a long time since I was in the same room with director Michael Cimino. My first job out of NYU Cinema Studies was in the publicity department at United Artists in New York, where I witnessed the long delays on Cimino’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning 1978 anti-war screed “The Deer Hunter,” the period western “Heaven’s Gate…

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Pixar Team Reveals 'Inside Out' Character Inspirations at Siggraph + MORE

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The duo are joined by a star-studded cast of comedians in the dark comedy.read more

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Last year’s big Godzilla revival currently exists as one of the biggest hits of Bryan Cranston’s career, and the actor has spoken out about both his appreciation of the movie and all of its success. As it turns out, however, he does have one major issue with the film – and that’s the fact that his character is killed off so early in the movie…

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Buyers are put on notice they’ll only get 30 days to negotiate rights for the follow-up to a surprise hit.read more

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Jean-Pierre Darroussin (‘Marius’) co-stars in this true story of a village killing.read more

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Mark Wahlberg already has some experience with the buddy cop genre, having previously starred alongside Will Ferrell in Adam McKay’s fantastic action-comedy The Other Guys. Well, now he’s ready to head back to the formula, as he has just signed on to Partners – a buddy cop comedy movie with a bit of a gender twist…

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The soundtrack to ‘Tig’ arrives at iTunes and Spotify on Aug. 11.read more

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The movie about the seminal gangsta rap group opens opposite Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.read more

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It’s a proven fact that Pixar loves to scatter Easter eggs in their films that reference previous and upcoming features in the Pixar canon. It is also a proven fact that the internet loves creating fan theories that tie together separate fandoms into one singular universe. So what happens when two passions of animation fans around the world meet? You get a theory that suggests that Sully P…

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The move is part of ongoing restructuring at the e-commerce giant’s troubled film unit.read more

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Artists also revealed where Pixar hid the Pizza Planet truck.read more

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To promote Straight Outta Compton the film’s producers created a rather ingenious meme that allows people to put a picture of themselves behind the film’s title, with Compton replaced by said individual’s hometown. It’s a harmless, quick, fun gimmick. But everyone needs to stop doing it now because Better Midler just won…

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Jaume Collet-Serra, who last directed ‘Run All Night,’ is helming the thriller for Sony.read more

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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The actor will play General MacArthur in the Korean War actioner to be directed by Korean filmmaker John H. Lee.read more

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This year’s festival will also spotlight music docs focusing on performers from Aretha Franklin to Yo-Yo Ma.read more

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Last weekend was a notably down one for the movie industry, as Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four seriously underperformed, yet still managed to be ranked number two at the box office. Fortunately, it looks like Hollywood will be bouncing back in the second week of August. This is because F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton looks like its going to be a big hit…

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How the CineVegas Film Festival Came Back From the Dead + MORE

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As the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) gears up for its 23rd year this October, organizers have announced a handful of signature programs that will debut at this year’s event. HIFF has launched the Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program, which will provide filmmakers the opportunity to advocate social justice issues and animal rights, and has renamed its morning talks the Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall in honor of late director and producer Gary Winick…

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On September 9, the eve of Toronto’s opening day, Natalie Portman will grace the stage for the first annual TIFF Soirée, a starry (and rather pricey) charity event that will honor her illustrious career that began with 1994’s "The Professional."

An intimate onstage conversation with Portman will be followed by "musical performances and a cocktail" (just one?)…

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READ MORE: CineVegas Returns to the 2015 Las Vegas Film Festival

On Tuesday, the CineVegas Film Festival will begin its eleventh edition — although it has technically been 15 years since it started. After a six year hiatus, few thought the festival would ever return. Now that has changed, and a celebrated gathering that was once on the rise has the opportunity to restart its momentum…

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HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less…

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'Doctor Zhivago' to Get 50th Anniversary Re-release in U.K. + MORE

The deal reunites Cline, who also wrote ‘Armada,’ with Crown Publishing and is said to be in the low-to-mid seven figures. read more

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has been a big hit. It’s such a big hit, in fact, that plans for Mission:Impossible 6 are already underway. Most of the time when sequels are on the agenda the plan is to bring back as many of the people who made the previous film a success possible – however, in the case of this franchise, that may not be the case…

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If you’ve been paying attention to the world of movies even in the most cursory manner this weekend, you know that Fantastic Four is a sizeable mess. And I don’t even necessarily mean the movie, that’s a whole other thing. There have been back and forth jibes from both the studio and filmmaker, the reviews have been unkind, and audiences stayed away…

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Robert Zemeckis’ Back To The Future is one of the most important films of the last 30 years. Its unique and inventive premise, whimsical tone, and relentless pace still resonates with audiences to this day – even if the viewer has watched the film dozens of times before. But while the film is now universally adored, its production was awash with problems…

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The $120 million movie earned just $26 million domestically its opening weekend.read more

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The British Film Institute and Warner Bros. will present a 4K digital restoration of the classic with Omar Sharif.‎ read more

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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.': Film Review

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Guy Ritchie brings the once-beloved 1960s TV series to the big screen, with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer playing rival spies. read more

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‘iCarly’s’ Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Parsons of ‘The Originals’ also are starring.read more

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Sometimes I hate people. With the unfortunate rash of violence that has been occurring recently inside movie theaters, we’re coming dangerously close to not being surprised when we hear about more. This however, is not a story about people being hurt by a violent lunatic. This is a story about people being hurt by a couple of morons…

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The comedy, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig, was one of many films imperiled when Relativity filed for bankruptcy. read more

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Back in 2002, director Martin Scorsese found a brand new muse in Leonardo DiCaprio – and in the 13 years since they have collaborated on a total of five feature films. It turns out that they’re not ready to end their partnership just yet, as new reports have revealed that the director and star will be reuniting for the adaptation of the book The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America…

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The sequel also recorded the highest opening weekend ever for a Tom Cruise title in the country.read more

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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L.A. Live hosts prominent stars of Hollywood and hip-hop Monday.read more

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The CGI/live action fantasy epic is the first Chinese movie ever to earn more than two billion yuan ($320 million) at the box office.read more

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Locarno Review: Satire and Surrealism Meet in Otar Iosseliani's Delightful 'Winter Song' + MORE

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Moments after raping and pillaging an entire war-torn town, soldiers from some unnamed battalion gather in silence around a piano, surrounded by empty wreckage, as one of the men plays a solemn tune. Then they’re baptized. In another time and place, protestors are carted away by police forces, but as the van incarcerating them drives off, the camera lingers on a group of tai chi practitioners standing nearby…

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An aging theorist faces the progressive ideals of the 21st century in Catalan director Jose Luis Guerin’s "The Academy of Muses," a fascinating look at the antics of an ethically dubious professor that defies easy categorization…

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Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes. Two seemingly different actresses, but when you put their movies side-by-side, well it starts to become abundantly clear that they were in pretty deep competition back in the early 2000s. The two had different character traits in many of their roles, Mandy Moore falling heavier on the disgruntled, sappy teen side, while Amanda Bynes’ conquered the comedic, quirky…

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SPOILER WARNING: The following article may contain spoilers for Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. If you don’t wish to know any details about the movie before having the chance to actually see it, please click away to another one of our wonderful articles!

Those who have been closely following the production of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters already know that the movie is going to feature at least a couple of interesting cameos – but now there is word circulating about a completely different kind of special appearance…

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Bill Murray to Appear in 'Ghostbusters'

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The movie also stumbles overseas for one of the lowest global starts in history for a big-budget superhero movie; ‘The Gift’ feasts on good reviews, while Meryl Streep’s ‘Ricki and the Flash’ comes in No. 7. read more

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There’s a definite feeling that the summer movie season is winding down. We are without a doubt in the decline… but it isn’t all bad yet! We’ve got The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Straight Outta Compton and
Underdogs arriving to screens near you.

Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer…

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Til Schweiger has garnered praise and criticism for his call for more direct action and saying there was too much “xenophobia and pure hatred” in Germany.read more

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It was around this time last year that Sea World finally admitted that the documentary Blackfish hurt their ticket sales. Well, it turns out that the hurt still isn’t over for the theme park, as new reports say that the company’s profits have dropped 84 percent.

The Guardian has the details about this news, reporting based off of a second quarter earnings report that SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc…

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These days, it seems that every single licensed property imaginable is getting its own feature film treatment – and now My Little Pony is the latest title that can be added to the list. But that’s not all. Not only has Lionsgate announced that an animated movie is in development, but they have also revealed a special brand new member of the cast: Kristin Chenoweth…

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“We fully supported Josh Trank’s vision for the film, as we do with all our filmmakers,” says a Fox executive.read more

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The session included the making of their current release, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ as well as the classic Peter Gabriel music video for “Sledgehammer.”read more

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Locarno Review: 'Schneider vs. Bax' is a Hilarious Dark Comedy of Errors + MORE

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Danish filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam’s movies tend to take the form of black comedies where doomed characters are trapped by bizarre circumstances. His last feature, the Cannes-acclaimed "Borgman," took this tendency into the realm of abstraction, with the unsettling tale of a devilish presence who inserts himself into an upper class home and destroys it from the inside…

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Amy Schumer: "Money" at Center of America's Gun-Control Problem + MORE

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His television credits include ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘Star Trek.’read more

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For a movie that did so much filming in full view of the public Suicide Squad has been remarkably good thus far in keeping us in the dark on a number of topics. One of those is the role being played by True Blood’s Jim Parrack. Now we have some confirmation of who he will be. Parrack will be playing Jonny Frost…

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With everything that happened behind the scenes during the filming of Fantastic Four we sort of assumed that the story would end once the film came out. Yeah, not so much. If anything the story of the filming of the superhero reboot has only gone more crazy since then.
 

Reviews started being released last week and they pretty much all said the same thing, this movie is bad…

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The following story contains mild spoilers for the new Fantastic Four movie, so back away if you haven’t seen it yet, and still plan to!

Costumes, in superhero movies, are a big deal. I love what Marvel has done with Captain America’s look over the years. I lament the fact that Hugh Jackman’s never donned Wolverine’s traditional duds, and I’m dying to see what Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man will look like…

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Don’t call it a C.O.M.E.B.A.C.K.read more

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As the indie hit gets re-released, Chris Eigeman and Dylan Hundley talk about the lingering impact of teenage memories, like the experiences that inspired Stillman’s script.read more

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“It felt really personal to me. In terms of what’s going on in our Congress and why this has been such an ongoing issue is very frustrating,” Schumer said in reference to the ‘Trainwreck’ shooting.read more

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Since Angelina Jolie took over the directing seat her career has taken a turn, a turn that probably puts strain on the actress’ relationship. The Oscar-winning actress no doubt took her acting career quite seriously, but when you putting directing on the ticket too, well things can get a bit more stressful…

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Read what THR’s critics are saying about Jason Bateman’s ‘The Gift’ and the animated film ‘Shaun the Sheep.’read more

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The Star Wars universe is is moving full steam ahead and not just with the upcoming Episode 7. Plans are also moving forward with all of the “Anthology” projects including a starring role for everybody’s favorite smuggler, Han Solo. Director Chris Miller can’t say enough good things about Solo. In short: Best…

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This Mixtape Inspired By The 'Finders Keepers' Filmmakers Is a Southern Gothic Revelation + MORE

Festival veteran Richard Herskowitz is taking over as director of programming for the Ashland Independent Film Festival. He served as director for the Virginia Film Festival from 1994-2008 and has been Artistic Director at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival since 2009. 
Herskowitz will continue to program the Houston festival every fall as he lives part-time in Ashland in the winter and early spring, when the festival runs every April…

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Inspired by 80s nostalgia and the films that marked the iconic decade, the Canadian film collective RKSS (Roadkill Superstars), formed by François Simard,  Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, created a colorful homage titled “Turbo Kid.” In this post-apocalyptic tale a comic-book fan will become a hero to survive in a land filled with strange enemies and a few peculiar allies…

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With its evocative black-and-white cinematography, "Cronies" is a story about friendship, jealousy, and the difficulties some men have expressing such profound feelings. Michael Larnell’s debut feature premiered in Park City back in January as part of the NEXT section – a  part of the Sundance Film Festival program reserved for films with the most singular premises and that showcase innovative execution…

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The apology letter was part of a plea deal Watts and Lucas agreed to, which also includes 40 hours of community service, after they were both charged with lewd conduct.read more

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Will the group behind the Academy Awards take home a prize of $30 million or just $300,000 from GoDaddy? Closing arguments in a five-year-old case are being made.read more

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When giant monsters clash with skyscraper tall mechanical creations in heavily populated areas, there are going to be casualties. Such is the case with Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.This high body count mean a lot of characters aren’t coming back for Pacific Rim 2, also known as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, but del Toro just said that we’ll see a number of familiar faces…

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The media giant wasn’t listed as an unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy petition.read more

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With all of the information that flies through the internet on a daily basis, and the number of people looking for new and exciting information about the latest blockbusters, it’s amazing that any film can stay under the radar. At this point you probably know all there is to know about Comancheria, right? Yeah, we missed that one, too, but it’s in production right now and it's put together one hell of a cast…

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Blythe Danner starred in the Sundance romantic dramedy, which Haley also co-wrote and produced.read more

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When the second Death Star blows up at the end of Return of the Jedi, that’s a pretty decisive moment for the Rebel Alliance in their war with the Empire. It’s not, however, a crushing blow. We know a version of the Empire is still out there in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a new comic book series set to hit next month will show us what happened to the monolithic tyrants and gives us a better understanding of what we may encounter in the movies moving forward…

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Campaign says movie is too close to real-life 2014 Santa Barbara shootings.read more

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters had some seriously mixed reactions from its viewership. There were horror-comedy fans out there, who absolutely adored it, while on the polar opposite side, many critics called it a flop. Either way, talk about a sequel has been going on since the first film’s release in 2013…

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African-American actress Hazelle Goodman, who played the prostitute Cookie in 1997’s ‘Deconstructing Harry,’ reacts to the news of Woody Allen’s latest diversity-free cast: “Any filmmaker has the right to create his vision. That’s his vision.”read more

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THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.read more

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There are no less than three movies in development about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. When movies with similar stories come out close to each other, the first one to the theater usually wins the box office battle, and now the Mark Wahlberg-produced Patriots’ Day has taken a big step forward, hiring a director well-suited to the material…

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Burghart Klaussner and Ronald Zehrfeld star in this historical drama about the German-Jewish attorney general who hunted down Adolf Eichmann.read more

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Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon are a family coping with their daughter’s transition. read more

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‘The Runner’: Film Review

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Austin Stark’s directorial debut stars Nicolas Cage as a tainted Louisiana politician seeking redemption.read more

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'Steve Jobs' to Close London Film Festival + MORE

At their annual retreat, the traditional internal kick-off for the big Sundance Film Festival this January, programmer Charlie Reff was able to take some time to talk with me about NEXT FEST.

My colleague Carlos Aguilar has already written about this big L.A. event here, so I will cover other areas and fill in on the music components of the film program…

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As co-directors George Eldred and Laura Thielen exit from Colorado’s Aspen Film this month after a twenty-year tenure, after an exhaustive search their replacement as artistic director of the non-profit, who will program Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Shortsfest and Academy Screenings, is Maggie Mackay…

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The closing night gala presentation of "Steve Jobs" at the London Film Festival, running October 7 to October 18, will mark the Danny Boyle-directed film’s world premiere. The Universal awards hopeful has already slated a centerpiece gala at the New York Film Festival, and theatrical release on October 9…

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Hero Blend #69: Fantastic Four Reviewed (Spoiler Free Edition!) + MORE

The studio, led by CEO Jon Feltheimer, beat analyst profit estimates as it reported international TV revenue growth. read more

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“He realized that the airplane was unable to reach the runway,” the NTSB report says. “The pilot did not recall anything further about the accident sequence.”read more

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‘Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice’ is set to be a collaboration with Beijing’s Flame Node Entertainment, marking the first time Chinese producers will have a say in a Russian movie.read more

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When you put two high profile, hot-as-all-hell actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt together in a movie, that’s going to get some attention. Which is just what has happened with their upcoming sci-fi romance, Passengers. And not only does it have two big, A-list celebs leading the way, the film is putting together an impressive supporting cast, including the latest addition, Morpheus himself, Laurence Fishburne…

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In other changes, David Beaubaire and Palak Patal join Columbia’s executive ranks.read more

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Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been the subject of controversy for just about the same length of time that it’s been in the public consciousness. From people complaining about the young cast, to its complete lack of early marketing materials, to behind-the-scenes stories about chaos on set, there has been an endless stream of positive and negative narratives pouring out over the last couple years…

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Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four is in the midst of getting absolutely slammed by critics. Ever since the review embargo broke yesterday afternoon, the floodgates have been open, and while there are a few positive pieces floating around, the consensus is extremely negative. According to Josh Trank, however, the blame shouldn’t be put on his shoulders, as he claims to have had a much better version of the feature a year ago…

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Now that Channing Tatum is officially locked in to play the titular role of Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit, the production can start looking at actresses who can play opposite the star as the female lead. According to new reports, the film has not yet zeroed in on exactly who should get the part, but it seems as though three frontrunners have emerged…

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With COO David Glasser and Radius’ Tom Quinn and Jason Janego leaving, TWC is shoring up its ranks.read more

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Organizers also added six further titles, including Japanese anime master Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and the Beast.’read more

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The openly gay disaster-film director is finding that his small-scale passion project is turning into a bit of a disaster itself.read more

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Since taking over in 2013, Pope Francis, the current leader of the Catholic Church, has made waves for what many followers view as unorthodox stances on issues like homosexuality, divorce, and the ordination of female priests, among others. The general consensus is that he does things rather differently than his predecessors…

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‘The Sense of an Ending’ will also star Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer and Jim Broadbent. read more

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Director tweeted he had a “fantastic” version of the film a year ago that would have received great reviews that will now never be seen. read more

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Music and Movies Collide In This Sundance NEXT FEST-Inspired Mixtape + MORE

Sony Pictures Classics stepped up to acquire as many available territories as possible–a priority for seller UTA–including North America and the UK for Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead." The biopic will world premiere on closing night of the upcoming NYFF (September 25 – October 11)…

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The Canadian perspectives at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-20) range from documentaries (climate change crisis film "This Changes Everything") to highly anticipated biopics ("Born to Be Blue," starring Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker) and wondrously weird hybrids of narrative film and experimental art (Guy Maddin’s "The Forbidden Room," which continues a festival sweep that began back at Sundance)…

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One of Los Angeles’ most lavish and historic film venues, The Theater at Ace Hotel, will host Sundance NEXT FEST once again August 7-9. Cinema and music come together for a second time during this weekend–long event that will showcase 5 films representing distinctively unique visions. These independent works taken from several sections within this year’s Park City program will screen for L…

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Last Sunday, Jon Watt’s film "Cop Car" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery kicked off Sundance NEXT FEST in Los Angeles. The festivities continue this weekend with a fantastic film and music lineup at The Theatre at Ace Hotel August 7, 8 and 9…

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While the majority of attention when it comes to the Toronto International Film Festival tends to aimed at Hollywood fare aiming for Oscar buzz, there’s always a ton of great homegrown films trying to share that spotlight that shouldn’t be ignored. And this year is no exception: TIFF just announced the Canadian programming for its 40th edition, including "Into The Forest" — the latest from Patricia Rozema (starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, no less) — and feature films from up-and-coming LGBT Canucks Stephen Dunn ("Closet Monster") and Adam Garnet Jones ("Fire Song")…

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One Major Studio Making It Easier To Bring High-Def Tentpoles Into Your Home + MORE

Meryl Streep’s ‘Ricki and the Flash,’ Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Gift’ and Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep’ also open this weekend. read more

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The interview also saw the ‘Fantastic Four’ actor discuss his facial scars and beer-inspired tattoo.read more

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USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative has found persistent underrepresentation of women, minorities and LGBT individuals in film since 2007read more

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Kellan Lutz Joins Sci-Fi Thriller 'SFv1'

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Temuera Morrison and Rachel Griffiths also star in Shane Abbess’ follow up to ‘Infini’.read more

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When I spoke to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige last month before the release of Ant-Man, he explained that some of the blockbuster’s most fascinating and sci-fi/fantasy-esque moments are in many ways an appetizer for what we can expect stylistically from director Scott Derrickson’s upcoming Doctor Strange…

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Into Film, which helps children aged 5-19, was launched last year.read more

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It’s been a tradition over the life of the Mission: Impossible franchise to have a new helmer in the cockpit every time a new sequel is about to leave the tarmac. This has led to each film in the series taking on its own artistic direction, while keeping the basic rudiments required to make a Mission: Impossible film…

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The film, about jazz great Miles Davis, also will screen at the New York Film Festival.read more

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Stewarts asks her ‘American Ultra’ co-star to face the mani-cam.read more

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20th Century Fox is set to become your favorite studio. Why? Because they have decided to work together with WD – a storage company owned by Western Digital – to make their biggest films easier to watch in High Definition in the comfort of your own home. Once again we’re losing reasons to go through the rigmarole of putting on your pants and going outside just to watch a movie…

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Another day, another movie full of sins. From the director who brought you District 9 and the YouTube video maker who took your entire lunch break to tear apart Transformers: Age of Extinction comes: Everything Wrong With Chappie.

If you’re a fan of CinemaSins, and you really should be, you know what you’re in for here…

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“James (Murdoch) and I have been working together for many years. I think we know each other better than anybody else knows us,” Lachlan Murdoch said during a conference call with analysts.read more

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The 29-year-old man had been committed four times for psychiatric treatment.read more

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It’s hard to feel sorry for any film that can replace a departing Hugh Jackman with Will Smith. But that’s the predicament that those overseeing Collateral Beauty have found themselves in after the Australian actor had to drop out of the much talked about drama. Rather than having to go out onto the street, clasping onto ordinary citizens and asking them to replace Wolverine, they instead simply asked Will Smith…

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Does this make Benedict Cumberbatch the Sorcerer Supreme’s Apprentice?read more

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Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres Include Noah Baumbach and Catharine Hardwicke Features + MORE

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The 11th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has announced its first Gala Premieres, which includes anticipated new titles from Noah Baumbach, Catharine Hardwicke, Stephen Frears and more…

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READ MORE: Woods Hole Film Festival Returns for 20th Anniversary, Kicks Off with Rossellini Animal ShortThe Woods Hole Film Festival has just announced its winners for narrative and documentary categories. The Cape Cod-based festival has contributed to the promotion of up-and-coming independent filmmakers and continued to do so in its 24th year…

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It’s that time of year again – and we’d be remiss if we didn’t plug this year’s edition of Bugs Bunny at the Hollywood Bowl. If you aren’t heading to Anaheim for D23, Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – The 25th Anniversary, next weekend August 14th and 15th.  I highly recommend it…

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Fantastic Four (2015) + MORE

Reliance has concluded the sale of 250 screens in a deal valued at about $113 million. read more

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Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors was a surprise hit at the 2014’s box office, making Universal some much needed money in its early summer run. So naturally, on the heels of their year of good fortune, they’ve decided that to keep the streak alive they’re going to need a sequel. Enter Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, a sequel poised to strike its individual but similarly crafted bolt of lightning in the 2016 summer market…

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Rooney Mara is starring in the film, which will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.read more

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The reduction in pay comes less than a week after the 11-year-old company, grappling with more than $1 billion in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankrutpcy. read more

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The boom is thanks to stampeding dinosaurs, superheroes, S&M and much more. read more

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A few weeks ago, attendees at San Diego Comic-Con got a very special look at one of the most anticipated films of 2016: Tim Miller’s Deadpool. The footage was violent, over-the-top, and extremely funny… but 20th Century Fox decided to not release it right away. Thankfully, the forthcoming release of Fantastic Four is changing that story, and now the first red band trailer for the film has arrived online!

In Deadpool, based on a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, an ex-special forces soldier who recieves the devastating news that cancer is eating away at …

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Josh Trank directs the third attempt to make movie magic out of the quartet of Marvel superheroes, played here by Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.read more

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Michael Bay’s thriller about the 2012 killing of the American ambassador in Benghazi opened at No. 2.read more

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People make movies for all sorts of reasons. Studios make them to make money. Filmmakers and actors make them out of a desire to do something creative. It turns out Ron Perlman has a very different reason for wanting to make Hellboy 3. Quite simply, he feels obligated.

While speaking after a panel at the Television Critics Association summer tour, Perlman actually made a surprising confession…

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‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ knocks ‘Inside Out’ from the top spot while ‘Jurassic World’ bows out of the top five for the first time. read more

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Since the start of “Phase Two,” Marvel Studios has worked to make their feature titles be more than just superhero movies. Instead, there has been a concentrated effort to focus on adding subgenres – which is why Captain America: The Winter Solider resembles a ‘70s conspiracy thriller, Iron Man 3 plays like a noir detective story, and Ant-Man functions as a heist flick…

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Fans of the television show Community have spent years fighting for the show with the battle cry “Six Seasons and a Movie.” Now, however, the six seasons are over, and those same fans have been left wondering whether or not a movie will ever actually happen. The reality is that the future is still a mystery, but a new report indicates that there is actual hope for a feature-length film about the wonderful/bonkers students at Greendale Community College…

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‘Iron Man’ writing team Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the screenplay.read more

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Jeffrey Kurland was reelected first vice president as the organization’s board of governors elected new officers tonight.read more

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Similarities between the two songs highlight ongoing copyright protection issues in China.read more

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Teasing More Toronto Reveals: How the Festival Landed Opener 'Demolition' and that Secret Michael Moore Doc + MORE

It’s been a frenetic couple of weeks as the fall festivals jockey for attention for their slates, from New York and Venice to Toronto. TIFF’s top programmer Cameron Bailey still has all sort of announcements and surprises to come, from Midnight Madness to Documentaries and Contemporary World Cinema, to the new prime-time TV and Platform series…

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New film director Marielle Heller, 35, trained as an actress and fell in love with Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 graphic novel "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" eight years ago. She first turned it into an off-Broadway play and took the lead herself, then penned a film script, which was accepted by the Sundance writer and director workshops, where she honed it with the likes of Nicole Holofcener, Michael Arndt and Scott Frank, and gained the confidence to recognize that writing and acting chops were half the battle when directing your first movie…

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Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro are now the co-chairmen of the board of directors of the Hamptons International Film Festival, taking over for one of HIFF’s founders, Stuart Match Suna, after his 18 years as chairman…

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Venice Days has slotted Julie Delpy’s "Lolo" as the eleventh title in its competition lineup. This marks the world premiere of the comedy, before it heads to Toronto later in September. (Check out the first international trailer, sans subtitles, below.)

Co-written by Delpy and Eugénie Grandval, "Lolo" looks to be another one of her very French comedies of manners and errors, heated with anxiety and confusion and romantic fretting…

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Now in its 19th year, Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is not only one of the world’s longest cinematic marathons – it runs for three solid weeks on the urban campus of Concordia University – it’s one of the most welcoming and inclusive to its filmmakers…

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How The New Terminators Were Actually Created By Genisys + MORE

How much do you like PEZ candy? I’m betting quite a bit. That’s because everyone with a mouth full of teeth, a tongue and a throat adores the teeny tiny sweets. But even if you are a PEZ addict whose devotion has led to you getting a tattoo of the sweet on your rear-end, you probably only ever had nightmares that a movie about the candy would ever be created…

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There’s some trouble in the “zhu-niverse.”read more

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Current chairman Stuart Match Suna, one of the festival’s founders, will step down but remain chair emeritus.read more

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Stephen Frears’ ‘The Program’ and the latest from Catherine Hardwicke and Noah Baumbach are among the titles set to screen at the Swiss event.read more

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Pez Candy Animated Movie in the Works

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The CGI/live action fantasy epic helped the Chinese box office to a record performance in July.read more

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Alex Gibney’s doc investigates the Church of Scientology.read more

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There are many reasons why The Purge: Anarchy is better than the original Purge, but near the top of the list is the presence of Frank Grillo. Not only is the guy awesome in a general sense, he put on a terrific performance in a nameless role. Thankfully, the end of the sequel kept the door open for his potential return in a part three, and now new reports are saying that the upcoming film is looking to bring the star back…

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Terry Rossio, whose other credits include ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Deja Vu,’ allegedly owes two years’ worth.read more

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The Oscar winner directs Meryl Streep as a hard-rocking mom who tries to reconcile with her children.read more

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Tyrese Gibson has been the opposite of shy when it comes to letting people know that he wants to play the John Stewart version of Green Lantern in the upcoming DC comics movies. Up until now he was really the only one making any noise about his desire to play the role. However, somebody else just threw their Lantern in the ring in a big way…

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Sounds for the film were recorded during the Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves’ 2014 bout in Las Vegas.read more

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The actress, a favorite of film noir fans, also appeared in ‘Red River,’ ‘The Killing,’ ‘Kansas City Confidential’ and ‘The Leech Woman.’read more

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Terminator Genisys was far from the rousing success that Paramount Pictures expected. However, despite these issues, there’s no denying the fact that the visual effects in the film were truly spectacular. Now, a handy video has been released that shows just how much time and effort went into creating the special killer robots for Genisys, which anyone with even a passing interest in cinema should instantly watch…

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Considering how many comic book movies are set to come out over the next few years, each title is going to have to find some way to stand out. For Deadpool, that special factor happens to be the fact that the movie will be carrying a hard R-rating – and Fox is doing what they can to make sure you know it…

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Origin stories are big in the superhero realm. On the pages of comics, characters that have been around for decades have had the tale of where they come from told and retold and reimagined numerous times. But this fascination doesn’t stop there, as we’re getting an origin story for Robin Hood (to be fair, 1991’s Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was also an origin story), and there are three young actors in the hunt for the lead role…

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The tentpole is even bigger overseas, delivering Cruise his biggest opening in 27 markets; elsewhere, ‘Vacation’ misses its flight. read more

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In its first weekend in Germany, Adam Sandler-starrer ‘Pixels’ could not beat Universal’s animated hit for the top score. read more

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The film’s first footage was warmly received at Comic-Con last month.read more

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British producer Mark Ronson, with an assist from Bruno Mars, scored a hit with “Uptown Funk.” And it’s not just a hit, it’s one of those songs that is absolutely freaking everywhere. Whether you’re conscious of the fact or not, you’ve heard it in some capacity somewhere. It’s already been parodied and lampooned, covered and remixed countless times, but what’s one more…

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While most weeks this summer have featured just one or two wide releases arriving in theaters, that’s not the case this time, as we have a big slate of movies hitting the screen this week. We’ve got Fantastic Four, The Gift, Ricki and the Flash, and The
Shaun the Sheep Movie all soon coming to a theater near you…

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If you just can’t get enough of talking animated mice, you’re in luck today. It’s been more than a decade since we saw the adorable, precocious, possibly even heroic Stuart Little on the big screen (the third movie, 2006’s Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, went directly to video), but there’s more on the way as the popular family movie is getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures and Red Wagon Entertainment…

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The co-stars were asked how actors of different races could portray siblings Sue and Johnny Storm in the Marvel film.read more

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Being an IMF agent comes with plenty of exercise. read more

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Amongst fans, there is a great amount of debate about the various merits of the six movies that currently make up the bulk of the Star Wars universe. We all have our favorites, sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don’t, and we could probably argue about how they rank in an endless loop…

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Clark and Rusty both have a way with attractive women in convertibles.read more

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‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Ricki and the Flash’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ are just some of the eagerly awaited films hitting theaters this month.read more

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This should be encouraging news for the kids who can’t read good.read more

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Why Indie Horror Films Are Doing Better Than Ever

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A pair of influential figures in the genre film community were wandering the streets of Montreal one night, unpacking a day of outlandish movies that didn’t exist yet.

"I really liked the body-swapping project," said one…

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Amy Schumer Responds to Open Letter From Sandy Hook Survivor's Daughter About 'Trainwreck' Shooting + MORE

The Roger Corman-produced feature from the 1990s is the movie Marvel would rather you didn’t see.read more

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Poor Eric Draven, first he and his girlfriend are murdered, now the poor guy keeps having problems getting his franchise rebooted. Dude can’t catch a break. The attempt to reboot The Crow has a new problem to add to its growing list. Most of the film’s production team just walked off the job.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story about everybody leaving the project…

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“Her name was Mayci, not Marci and I think about her and Jillian everyday. Don’t worry I’m on it. You’ll see,” Schumer tweeted in response to the article.read more

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‘True Detective’ season 2, ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’ are among new titles joining the streaming service.read more

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Editors of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Daredevil’ also joined the panel, held Saturday at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest L.A.read more

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Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig were among the castmembers who wore their familiar suits and proton packs while posing with patients on Saturday.read more

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My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Unless you’re not a Channing Tatum fan, in that case, it’s just getting started. For the last couple of years Tatum has been pushing hard to make a Gambit movie happen, with himself in the role of the cajun mutant. Then, this past week there was a media explosion over reports that he was on his way off the project…

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Some actors have a fear of being typecast. Locked into a role they played that seems to have defined them forever. Luckily for Alex Winter, forever being Bill S. Preston ESQ. of the Bill & Ted movies isn’t a problem for him. He’s actually really looking forward to having a chance to play the role again…

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Will residuals be paid? It’s complicated.read more

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The Most Tragic Animal Deaths in Film

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Today marks the one year anniversary of the release of Marvel’s unexpected hit Guardians of the Galaxy. While the franchise certainly expects a great turnout to its films, no one was expecting the critical acclaim and international popularity that came with the intergalactic story of a ragtag group of misfits…

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Indie films starring Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also be available the same day they hit theaters.read more

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Masks! The Mission: Impossible movies tend to use those, some more than others. Not knowing if and when we’ll see someone peel their face off has become part of the suspense of the action films, which is why we’ve compiled this supercut of the mask-rips featured in the first four Mission: Impossible films…

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“I am not built like a Greek God, and I can’t even grow a mustache, but I figure if people will pay to see certain films … they will pay to see me,” Hanks wrote in the letter.read more

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'Black Panthers,' 'In the Morning,' 'Crescendo,' 'White Water,' '3 ½ Minutes' & Others Set for 21st Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival + MORE

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The Oxford Film Festival, which takes place in Oxford, Mississippi, is accepting entries for next year’s festival in all programming categories, including music videos, documentaries and more. The festival, which typically takes place after the Sundance Film Festival, has hosted regional premieres of films like James Franco’s "The Sound and the Fury" and Chad Hartigan’s "This is Martin Bonner…

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Based in Montreal, Canada and running from July 14-August 5, the Fantasia International Film Festival, now in its 19th year, is North America’s longest-running (and at three weeks, longest) genre festival. This year’s festival features 136 feature films and nearly 300 short films from 36 countries including 22 world premieres…

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Another year has gone by and this August, as always in Chicago, at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago, the annual Black Harvest Film Festival will take place, from Saturday August 8 to Thursday Sept 3 (Yes it’s always a month long, longer than even Cannes, Sundance or Toronto).

And this year is special since it marks, believe it or not, the 21st anniversary of the festival…

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It’s mid-summer, which means European film festivals — from Karlovy Vary to Locarno and, now, Sarajevo — start to offer up alternative programming as the busy Fall season looms.

Now in its 21st year, the Sarajevo Film Festival is bringing competition premieres as well as buzzy Cannes titles to Bosnia…

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“Turn your goddamn cellphones off,” says the ‘Friday Night Lights’ alum.read more

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In the modern age of movie-going, there are more distractions than ever when it comes to enjoying a night in front of the silver screen. Spearheading the efforts to be polite, but firm, with ever aggressive audiences is the Alamo Drafthouse, and for their latest spot they’ve chosen a man that embodies both of those qualities and then some…

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The Star Wars universe is expanding in a big, big way. In addition to the Episode films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re getting a series of standalone Anthology movies, starting with Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One. Production on that chapter in the history of that far, far away galaxy is getting ready to commence, and we don’t know much except that Felicity Jones is going to be the female lead…

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Some reboots are destined to fail, while others manage to make a name for themselves in no time flat. And then there are those reboots that seem destined to spend their lives in limbo, transferring from studio to studio, waiting to either happen or not. One of the most infamous examples of a franchise in serious limbo is Fletch, which has transferred from Miramax to Warner Bros, and most recently to Relativity…

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Amazon’s original kids’ series ‘Wishenpoof’ will also be available for streaming while Charlize Theron’s ‘Dark Places’ and Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ will be available for rent on Amazon Instant Video shortly after they hit theaters.read more

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The venerable science fiction adventure series Doctor Who has been plugging away on the BBC for more than five decades at this point. While there are hundreds of episodes of television for devoted fans to pore over again and again, Whovians have often wondered about the possibility of a feature film addition to the canon…

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‘An Open Secret’ shows Randal Kleiser briefly, and the movie’s producer says he has no intention of removing him from the trailer.read more

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The actor talked about his TV turn during a discussion with Cameron Bailey at LACMA.read more

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The Darius Films project centers on a man who attempts to reconnect with his family after his father’s death, but soon discovers that his family wants to kill him.read more

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Dan Rather drama stars Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.read more

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‘Hotwives of Las Vegas’ and new episodes of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Switched at Birth’ are also coming to the streaming service.read more

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The NSFW clip shows Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and LeBron James spouting off improvised lines.read more

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We haven’t seen detective Axel Foley on the big screen for more than 20 years, not since 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop 3. Almost the entire time after that there have been reports that Beverly Hills Cop 4 could actually happen. And as we live and breathe, here in 2015, the project is still not dead, at least according to Brett Ratner…

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The next hearing in bankruptcy court is scheduled for Aug. 14.read more

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Jake Gyllenhaal Looking At Lead In Boston Marathon Bombing Drama + MORE

He also was the Crypt Keeper in ‘Tales From the Crypt.’read more

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Just before Fall TV premieres, we often get a bunch of DVD and Blu-ray releases for TV dramas and comedies. As such, it’s not surprising that there are a ton of TV releases coming out this month, including How To Get Away With Murder, Dig, and the Season 5 release of The Walking Dead. There are some good movies, too, of course, and you can check out the August 2015 releases, below…

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Amy Miles is the first top theater executive to speak out against Paramount’s bold proposal. read more

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'Straight Outta Compton': Film Review

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Ice Cube and Dr. Dre enlist F. Gary Gray to tell the story of their seminal rap group.read more

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Marwan Kenzari will first shoot Terry George’s ‘The Promise’ then segue to Tommy Wirkola’s ‘What Happened to Monday.’read more

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The “Shroud of Scientology” exists “as a document of Tom Cruise’s faith in Scientology — a photo negative of the radiance of his soul,” said the artist.read more

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Given the guy’s talent, it’s only a matter of time before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decide to reward Jake Gyllenhaal with his very own Oscar – we’re just waiting to see what that feature winds up being. It’s entirely possible that it could be the next project he’s eying to add to his upcoming slate, which will see him playing a man who lost his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing that occurred back in 2013…

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After playing teen wizard Harry Potter for roughly a decade, Daniel Radcliffe is doing what he can to change public perception attached to that role, taking a wide array of different roles. And what’s as far away from an adolescent magic practitioner as you can get? Why, an undercover FBI agent, that’s what, which is exactly who Radcliffe is going to play in the upcoming thriller Imperium…

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Launched last year, Relativity’s India joint venture announced Bollywood remakes of ‘The Best of Me’, ‘Oculus’, ‘3 Days to Kill’ and ‘Masterminds.’read more

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While a few films — like ‘Masterminds’ and ‘Kidnap’ — remain on the release schedule, many other projets are in flux.read more

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With the vast array of options currently available, the way movies are distributed is changing drastically. As theatrical revenue gets harder and harder to come by, Paramount has come up with a radical endeavor to allow viewers to watch new releases at home much faster than before, and they just signed up a couple of new allies and could indelibly change the way movies hit the open market…

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With series like ‘Limitless’ and ‘Catfish,’ the company’s TV division becomes one of its prime assets.read more

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It was almost exactly a full decade ago that director Tim Story brought the Fantastic Four to life for wide audiences, casting the likes of Ian Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis to play the First Family of Marvel. Unfortunately, the attempt, as well as its sequel, didn’t really please comic book fans too much…

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The acting legend’s final words to Hollywood were read at an AIDS fundraiser by Burt Lancaster: “I am not happy that I have AIDS, but if that is helping others, I can, at least, know that my own misfortune has had some positive worth.”read more

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One viewer said of Wonder Woman, “Is that Xena?”read more

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'The Danish Girl' and 'A Bigger Splash' Join 'Everest' and 'Black Mass' at Venice Film Festival + MORE

The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival — or aGLIFF — has announced the entire 2015 film line up for its whopping 28th edition, which takes place at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar over four days, September 10-13, 2015. 

“We are excited to announce this season’s schedule…

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The fall awards season is starting to take shape.

Already announced were the Venice International Film Festival ( Sept. 2-12) opener, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain saga “Everest," starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Working Title/Universal) and Johnny Depp-starrer “Black Mass” (Warner Bros…

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Yesterday we reported that the main jury of this year’s Venice Film Festival will be comprised of six men and three women (Elizabeth Banks, Diane Kruger and Lynne Ramsay). The official lineup for the 72nd iteration of the festival was announced today, and if you were disappointed by the fact that women are outnumbered two-to-one on the jury responsible for selecting the fest’s highest honors, you’ll be further irritated/incensed/both by the news that the directors competing for said honors are also overwhelmingly male…

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The fall festival lineups are coming in fast and furious. Yesterday, we got a big chunk of Toronto’s, including the LGBT-focused likes of 2000s-set civil partnership drama "Freeheld," 1960s-set civil rights drama "Stonewall" and "The Danish Girl," a fictionalized account of the life of one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery…

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Mariah Carey Moves from CAA to UTA (Exclusive) + MORE

Facing bankruptcy, Ryan Kavanaugh’s company no longer plans to release the film, which was to have hit theaters Sept. 4.read more

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The ten-time boxing world champion writes that, unlike films like ‘Rocky’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ ‘Southpaw’ indulges in damaging stereotypes about the boxing world. read more

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Tom Cruise is one of those rare actors who climbed to superstar status and never really vacated the position. Since the early ‘80s he’s consistently turned out top-notch, entertaining movies, and he has another on the way this weekend with Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation. To mark the occasion of his fifth time playing international secret agent Ethan Hunt, we thought what better time to count down his ten best characters…

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The studio misses the point of the character, argues David Walker, writer of ‘Shaft’s Revenge’ and Dynamite Entertainment’s ‘Shaft’ comic book series.read more

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Known as an environmentalist, he is lending his voice to the large-format film about the U.S. national parks and will also narrate the new Travel Channel series ‘America, the Beautiful.’read more

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After experiencing a rough patch over the last few years in the feature world, Vince Vaughn is exploring the world of television and can currently be seen weekly on HBO’s second season of True Detective. However, you shouldn’t expect him to stay away from the big screen for long, as new reports have confirmed him to star in the next movie directed by Mel Gibson…

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David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV are producing.read more

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Inspiration for movies come from all areas nowadays. So, it’s little surprise that Warner Bros. turned to a cell phone app for their latest effort, and the studio is bringing Five Nights At Freddy’s to the big screen. In fact, they’re moving full speed ahead with their cinematic version of the video game series, and it’s now been confirmed that Gil Kenan will direct the live-action adaptation…

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It’s hard to imagine anyone playing Elle Woods other than Reese Witherspoon. The Legally Blonde role is one of the performances that put the eventual Oscar winner on the map, after all. Apparently, Christina Applegate shied away from the opportunity to play the role, and though it sounds like she has mixed feelings about passing on the part, she also had a specific reason…

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Studio head Jon Feltheimer’s pay package was well down compared to 2014, when Lionsgate included stock awards under a five-year contract.read more

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We live in an age when reboots are ordered as frivolously as a pizza by a stoner. So, it’s no longer surprising to hear that a beloved franchise is going to get a modern update, even if one was previously released just 15 years ago. That’s exactly the case with Shaft, which has been greenlit by New Line…

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Her new agency will put together a European tour for her in the spring.read more

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts star in the STX Entertainment project.read more

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“I got scared of repeating myself,” the actress said of the perceived similarity between the film’s Elle Woods and her own character in ‘Married … With Children.’read more

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Filming will begin in September on the WWII drama which stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington.read more

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'The Danish Girl,' 'Stonewall' and 'Freeheld' All Heading To Toronto Film Festival + MORE

The Toronto International Film Festival announced their opening night film Thursday — Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee’s 2016 Fox Searchlight release "Demolition," starring Jake Gyllenhaal — and their high-profile Gala and Special Presentation programs. (Searchlight has debuted a spring release at TIFF before; the most recent example is "Belle," which opened in May 2014 following TIFF 2013…

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A list of special guests confirmed for the 2015 TIFF Industry Conference has been unveiled. The seven-day conference will feature 200 speakers and will include intimate conversations with industry powerhouse Gigi Pritzker and financing mogul Nicolas Chartier. Also as part of the program an Asian Film Summit Master Class with acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke will take place…

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When trying to get your film made, rejection can be tough. The knee-jerk reaction is to compromise: to make the jokes funnier, the romance steamier and the sex, well, sexier—that is, to adapt your screenplay to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.  François Péloquin, a first-time Canadian filmmaker, did exactly the opposite after being rejected for funds to make his debut feature film, "The Sound of Trees…

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its first wave of titles, including 3 major LGBT-related films: Tom Hooper’s "The Danish Girl," Peter Sollett’s "Freeheld" and Roland Emmerich’s "Stonewall."

Each at least loosely based on true stories of pioneering LGBT individuals, "Freeheld" and "Stonewall" will both be world premieres, while "The Danish Girl" will be North American…

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The Toronto International Film Festival made public its first batch of films for its 2015 lineup this morning. Forty-nine films made the cut, but only a disappointing seven (about 14%) were directed by women. More features will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Those seven female-helmed works are Deepa Mehta’s "Beeba Boys," Julie Delpy’s "Lolo" and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s "The Dressmaker" in the Galas section, as well as Meghna Gulzar’s "Guilty," Rebecca Miller’s "Maggie’s Plan," Leena Yadav’s "Parched" and Catherine Corsini’s "Summertime" in the Special Presentations section…

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In 2001, Michael Bay made a film about an important moment in American history, and Pearl Harbor was the result of those actions. A film as infamous as its inspiration, it convinced people that Bay couldn’t do subtle or reverent if his life depended on it. Could he turn it around with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi? Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself…

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Is it that time of the year, already? Summer blockbusters continue to crowd the multiplexes, and it feels like we just crowned Birdman Best Picture a few hours ago. But with the summer season drawing to a close, it most certainly is time to gear up for another jog through the awards marathon, which always begins in earnest with the trio of fall film festivals held in Venice, Telluride and Toronto…

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When it is announced that classic films are going to be remade, a ripple of disgust often soon follows from purists. This can sometimes be understandable. But it shouldn’t be the case with the news that Nosferatu is going to get redone, since the original seminal expressionist horror flick is now over 93-years-old, and its impending face-lift should instead leave movie fans purring with excitement…

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“This notion has seeped into every pore of our media,” jokes YouTube user DarkAntics.read more

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The ‘X-Men’ star asks for input on the final ‘Wolverine’ movie in 50 words or less.read more

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The movie re-creates the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Libya.read more

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From tragedy comes opportunity, apparently.read more

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The writer of ‘Darkman’ and ‘Barb Wire’ is teaming with the VFX Oscar winner of ‘Babe’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’read more

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While many sources have reported that Star Trek’s Chris Pine has been up for a role in the growing DC Cinematic Universe, it hasn’t clear exactly which role was leaning towards. Now, it seem as though the rumors and decisions can be put to rest, as it looks like Chris Pine will play Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie…

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The reboot of the iconic National Lampoon comedy franchise, starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, opens Wednesday. read more

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After appearing in ‘Vacation,’ she will be heard in ‘Finding Dory.’read more

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Paul Greengrass is back in the director’s chair.read more

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“He really nailed the audition,” said the movie’s producer.read more

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“She was in a mood!” one ‘Good Day Sacramento’ anchor said about the ‘Paper Towns’ actress after a contentious back-and-forth.read more

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Making a disaster film set on Mount Everest probably sounded like a great idea on paper. The problem is, though, when it became time to turn that script into a reality, the cast and crew involved knew that they would have to confront the elements head on to truly bring the tale to life. And the latest featurrette to promote the disaster thriller Everest proves that was exactly the case, as the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and Josh Brolin were forced to shoot in extraordinary conditions at which most of us would wimp and weep…

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Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Joins 53rd New York Film Festival as Centerpiece Selection + MORE

Claude Lanzmann’s "Shoah," which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is widely considered to be the most important Holocaust film ever made, and regularly ranks among the greatest documentaries of all time. 

The nine-and-a-half-hour-long epic took the maverick French filmmaker 12 years to make, beginning in 1973 and ending in 1985…

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), the largest arts and culture festival in East Africa, has released its date and theme for next year. The theme will be "This Journey of Ours: Ndiyo hii Safari Yetu," representing the significance of the journey no matter the destination…

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The 53rd New York Film Festival Centerpiece Gala is Danny Boyle’s "Steve Jobs" biopic, adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson’s biography, starring Michael Fassbender as the man at the center of the digital revolution, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, and Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, set for Legendary/Universal release on October 9…

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The three juries at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12,  2015) are: the Venezia 72 Competition; The Orizzonti; and the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film.  

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President, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, who debuted his Oscar-winning "Gravity" opening night at Venice, has often participated in the Venice Film Festival, where in 2001 he presented "Y tu mama también…

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As if the awards-ready talent behind and in front of the camera wasn’t enough, the announcement from The Film Society of Lincoln Center that Danny Boyle’s "Steve Jobs" will screen as the Centerpiece of the 53rd New York Film Festival confirms its status as one to watch in the upcoming awards season…

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A book of ghost stories based on real temples in Japan will also be released as a tie-in to the film.read more

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The brother of ‘Black-ish’ actor Peter Mackenzie also teamed with longtime friend David Weisberg on such films as ‘Double Jeopardy’ and the upcoming ‘Criminal.’read more

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Over the years, Hollywood has produced many haunted house films, and a great number of those have been based on “real life” events. That special subgenre will soon be expanding thanks to Fox Searchlight, which has just started development on Voices Through The Trumpet – a movie adapted from a 1936 New Yorker article that appears to be the first documented haunted house case…

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When Hugh Jackman dropped the hammer that the untitled third Wolverine film would be his last appearance as the iconic character, the world of X-Men fans went nuts. While he loves the character dearly, the Australian actor feels that it’s time to hang up the claws for good. But in true Wolverine fashion, he’s not going to go out like a punk…

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They join a chorus of stars opposing a proposal that calls for the decriminalization of prostitution.read more

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The ‘Transformers’ star, apparently intoxicated, got into an altercation with the British actress outside a hotel room in Germany.read more

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The biopic, directed by Danny Boyle, is the fest’s Centerpiece selection.read more

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Where should Thanos be looking for the newly renamed Infinite Six?read more

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Chloe King is on board to pen the script.read more

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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man. If you haven’t seen the film yet, we recommend clicking away to another one of our wonderful articles.

The majority of Ant-Man may have followed the adventures of Scott Lang as the tiny titular superhero, but it was the post-credits scene that looked ahead to Captain America: Civil War…

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Paramount also has taken ‘Bad Moms,’ which Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow exited in June, off the calendar.read more

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His credits also include ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ ‘The Presidio’ and the recent Pierce Brosnan film ‘The November Man.’ read more

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After everything Johnny Depp has done in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, we thought we’d seen it all. Turns out Depp has at least one surprise left for us because the pirate is actually just a big softy. Don’t believe it? Here’s Captain Jack feeding a baby bat. No that’s not a euphemism, he’s actually feeding a baby bat…

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Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar for writing the fun Muppets song ‘Man or Muppet,’ is being brought on board to write songs for the musical comedy.read more

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Cara Delevingne is having a hell of a year, with Paper Towns marking the first of five films she’s got coming out in 2015. Even more exciting is her role as Enchantress in next year’s Suicide Squad, which sees her playing a dual personality capable of both meek and wild capabilities. To audition for such a character takes a hell of an audition process, and from what Delevingne mentioned in a recent interview, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe? was part of the reason she nailed her audition for next summer’s would be blockbuster…

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The giant robot franchise phenomenon, which began in Japan in 1979, will be the focus of the festival’s animation program this year. read more

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In addition to being packed with amazing action and thrills, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy succeeded in a big way last summer thanks to the simple fact that it also made a special effort to be really, really funny. Obviously we can expect the upcoming sci-fi sequel to strike the same tone – but if quotes from the writers of the new Spider-Man movie are any indication, the webhead may give the outerspace group a run for their money where jokes are concerned, and could wind up becoming Marvel’s funniest comic book movie yet…

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During the summer season we don’t get too long to wait between big action movies and R-rated comedies. As such, this weekend we have the return of Mr. Ethan Hunt and a return for the Griswold family to the ever-elusive Walley World. We’ve got Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Vacation hitting theaters…

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Director Hanae Uchida’s “For the Love of Life: Living for Tomorrow” took the award for best Japanese film. read more

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The original comedy Neighbors was a rare non-visual effects-filled studio-released summer blockbuster, it ended up being a huge hit when it was released back in 2013. When inexpensive movies make studios huge profits, it usually means that the sequel green light isn’t far off – and the Nicholas Stoller-directed comedy is no different…

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Opinion is divided as to whether Thursday night’s fatal theater shooting in Louisiana during a screening of ‘Trainwreck’ hurt moviegoing over the weekend, specifically family friendly and younger-skewing titles. read more

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“I think it’s really rare that people experience these things in a highly dramatic way, and I wanted to tell a story about things that actually happen all the time,” she says about the issues encountered by Cobie Smulders’ Samantha and Gail Bean’s Jasmine.read more

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Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh have spent years earning laughs together on the small screen, both key members of the brilliant comedic ensemble starring in the HBO series Veep, but now they will be bringing their talents to the world of features. They’ve collaborated on a new football comedy script called Red Shirt, and now that screenplay is going to be turned into a movie by Paramount Pictures…

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From King Koopa to Goro, the movies have had mixed results when it comes to adapting beloved heroes and villains.read more

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“Sandler would benefit from going back to basics and giving audiences what made them love him in the first place,” says one box office analyst. read more

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Dennis Dugan tells THR about Ritter and Amy Yasbeck meeting and falling in love on the film, why the first preview screening was a “disaster” and defends frequent collaborator Adam Sandler.read more

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Eighties video game nostalgia isn’t as powerful as Sony/Columbia probably hoped. The Adam Sandler action comedy Pixels may have given last weekend’s top earner Ant-man a run for the number one spot this week, but it’s not much to get excited about when the new movie couldn’t break $25 million.

Pixels’s reported $88 million production budget might be modest by 2015 summer blockbuster standards, but it turned into a high bar for a movie that only made $24 million this weekend domestically and only slightly more than that internationally…

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Hope For A Community Movie? Ken Jeong Weighs In + MORE

Fassbender took on the role of The Dude and Lawrence played Maude.read more

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is ready to bring the world back into the IMF fold once more, as Ethan Hunt and his team battle against The Syndicate – an anti-IMF crew bent on world instability. Though, to be fair, the Impossible Missions Force isn’t exactly the most stable organization itself…

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In exchange for its repeated destruction on the big screen, the City by the Bay deserves recognition during awards season, Mayor Ed Lee tells THR.read more

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THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation newsread more

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Paper Towns

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This weekend’s release of ‘The Vatican Tapes’ gets added to the list of exorcism films.read more

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The ‘Jessie’s Girl’ singer and ‘True Detective’ actor is taking a big screen turn in ‘Ricki and the Flash.’read more

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Tom Cruise’s spy series is the slowest, steadiest blockbuster franchise around.read more

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The Academy Awards are a night of prestige and honor that Hollywood takes very seriously. How seriously, you may ask? Well, in addition to being considered the guardians of quality in film, they have some extremely strict bylaws and guidelines for the entire process. Everything from nominations to what you can do with your Oscar once you’ve won is governed by their ruling hand…

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YouTuber Kian Lawley is one of many social media stars stretching their talents with feature-length films.read more

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A custom-made guitar built for Johnny Ramone went for almost $50,000 at the music memorabilia auction.read more

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“Kendrick Lamar is dope. Nas — that’s off the chain story-telling.”read more

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The Tony-winning actress plays Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams’ characters’ daughter.read more

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If you’re traveling down the Holiday Road, you’re going to want to do so in style. The station wagon is obsolete, the family sedan is too cramped, and a minivan may as well read “Desperate Family In Need Of Change” on the side. You’re a discerning consumer, and you deserve better. You deserve the 2015 Tartan Prancer!

 

The 2015 Tartan Prancer, as seen in the latest viral ad for Warner Bros…

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Six seasons and a movie! So goes the refrain of fans of the embattled, formerly NBC sitcom Community. It took some doing, but the saga of the misfit students of Greendale Community College did in fact get a sixth season, and star Ken Jeong has hopes for not only a movie, but another year as well.

Jeong is working on Dr…

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In general, superhero movies are big into cameos and appearances from characters other than the main heroes. It’s not uncommon to see faces from other movies pop in for a quick visit. Last time we saw those fan favorite mutants the X-Men, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, there were multiple generations of Charles Xavier…

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'Black Mass,' Starring Johnny Depp, Lands Venice Premiere + MORE

"Black Mass" (directed by Scott Cooper) presents Johnny Depp in elaborate makeup as usual, as Boston criminal Whitey Bulger, from the 70s through the 90s. He is supposed to be scary in a "Goodfellas" Joe Pesci kind of way.

Ahead of the film’s September 18 debut from Warner Bros., "Black Mass" will screen on Friday, September 4, in the Sala Grande venue in the Lido’s Palazzo del Cinema…

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A total of zero features directed by women will screen in the competition section of the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival this September. The lineup for Spain’s most prominent festival includes only two female-helmed films (out of a lineup of 19): Mercedes Moncada’s “Mi querida España" and Paula Oritz’s “La Novia…

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Just days after the New York Film Festival lined up the world premiere of Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead," the fall film festival circuit continues to take shape thanks to the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which has secured the world premiere of Scott Cooper’s "Black Mass…

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The 21st Sarajevo Film Festival’s lifetime achievement equivalent will be awarded to Benicio Del Toro, who will present Fernando León de Aranoa’s "A Perfect Day." In this drama, which bowed at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, the Oscar winner plays a disenchanted aid worker in an armed conflict zone alongside Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko and Melanie Thierry…

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Star Trek 3, which is now known as Star Trek Beyond, recently started production with a couple of notable additions to the cast. But it’s never too late to invite more people to the party, and in that spirit, they added a total martial arts badass to the call sheet in the form of Joe Taslim.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Indonesian actor, who practices Silat, Judo, and a variety of other martial arts, has joined the deep space mission of Star Trek Beyond, which is currently filming in Vancouver, BC, Canada…

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The director said his former star was just visiting the set of the upcoming film.read more

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Broad Green Pictures picked up the legal race project.read more

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Currently hip comic performers like Amy Schumer, Louis C.K., Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy make Adam Sandler look dumb and dated in comparison — but he’s been making this bed for himself for a long time. read more

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In Sinister, the world was introduced to the malicious supernatural entity Bughuul through a series of hard-to-watch "kill tapes," and he’s coming back for more murderous mayhem in the sequel Sinister 2, which still doesn’t have the subtitle Electric Bughuul-oo…

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Yeah, yeah we get. You’re sick and tired of Frozen. It’s everywhere, and even two years later it won’t seem to go away. Well, sorry, you’re going to have to deal with this one. It’s just too adorable. Avery Huffman is a young Frozen fan suffering from an inoperable brain tumor…

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The untitled project will also star Paulina Garcia and Alfred Molina.read more

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The new series will flash back to Peter Parker’s high-school days, in time for the new movie version to focus on that era.read more

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Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton co-star in the political drama.read more

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Even though all of Marvel’s live-action projects take place in the same universe, they don’t all have the same tone and feel. Just look to Daredevil for proof. Aside from veering into R-rated territory, the Netflix series is also a more intimate adventure that stays away from the fantastical world seen in the movies, delving instead into a gritty crime story…

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There’s no immediately obvious next step in the story.read more

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In every movie there is footage that doesn’t make it into the final cut. For a film like Pixels which is heavily reference laden, the point of the movie is to fill it with nostalgic video game characters. That means that some of those scenes don’t make it into the finished film. Such is the case with an original ending that would have included Super Mario…

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The wife of director Peter Brook, she also starred in ‘Midnight Lace’ with Doris Day and in last year’s ‘The Taste of Blueberries’ opposite Michel Piccoli.read more

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Legal action calls for ad service providers, social media services and others to stop facilitating websites streaming movies still in theaters.read more

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After stints on Broadway and her only movie appearance, her career was curtailed when she was injured in a plane crash that killed 25 people.read more

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Venice Slates Euro-Centric Critics' Week Lineup + MORE

It’s mid-summer, which means European film festivals — from Karlovy Vary to Locarno and, now, Sarajevo — start to offer up alternative programming as the busy Fall season looms.

Now in its 21st year, the Sarajevo Film Festival is bringing world premieres as well as buzzy Cannes titles to Bosnia…

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DokuFest has announced its full slate of films for the 2015 festival, which runs from August 8 – 16 in the city of Prizren, Kosovo. Selected from a record number of over 3.000 submissions, DokuFest will showcase 228 films from 43 countries across 6 competitive sections and more than a dozen specially curated programs…

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Agnes Varda and Alice Rohrwacher’s short films for Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series will have their world festival premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. 

Varda’s "Les 3 Boutons" and Rohrwacher’s "De Djess" will screen on September 3 as part of the festival’s Venice Days section…

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Promising features and short films in every horror sub-genre, from psychologic thriller to ghoulish actioner, the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival has announced its full lineup for its second run in Chicago. 

The four-day festival will screen a world premiere, a handful of US premieres and many Chicago premieres, along with special screenings of horror classics such as "Cannibal Holocaust," introduced by "Green Inferno" director Eli Roth, and "Fright Night" with its director, Tom Holland, in attendance…

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As the Venice Film Festival slate starts to unspool, its 30th annual Critics’ Week lineup celebrating new directors has now been revealed. It’s a nostalgic program this year, with a screening of Scottish director Peter Mullan’s 1998 "Orphans" opening the sidebar, running September 2 through 12…

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'Baywatch' Movie Targets 'Horrible Bosses' Director + MORE

The project, aiming for a 2017 release, has the blessing of the Zappa Family Trust.read more

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'Jurassic World 2' Set for 2018

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Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star.read more

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Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop for a very good reason: he’s the artist behind some of the most memorable pop songs of all time. While primarily known for his music, Jackson also had a sporadic acting career over the years, and there was one role in the Star Wars prequels that he apparently really wanted…

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If you’ve ever looked at your local movie listing, seen the slew of remakes, reboots, and adaptations, and thought to yourself, “Damn, they’ll make a movie about anything,” you have no idea. Sony is apparently going to make a movie based on Emoji—yes, those wacky little cartoons you use to punctuate text messages—and not only is this a thing that is happening, they emerged victorious out of what became a heated bidding war for the rights…

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Clips included Snoopy’s encounter with the Red Baron and the start of Charlie Brown’s crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl.read more

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