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Meet the Comicbook Heroes Battling for Control of Fall TV

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.

But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »

- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander

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Film Independent sets Forum keynotes

16 September 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 10th annual Film Independent Forum will take place in Los Angeles over October 24-26.

Writer-director Jill Soloway will deliver the filmmaker keynote on October 25 followed by Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League with the executive keynote on October 26.

Bold Films’ Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton will kick off the Forum on October 24 followed by a Q&A with writer-director Dan Gilroy and producer Jennifer Fox.

For the first time Film Independent and CreatorUp will co-produce a hackathon for filmmakers and developers to make a technology prototype for filmmakers to connect with fans for film projects that create social impact.

Eight filmmakers will be selected and paired with developers and all projects will be presented on October 26.

At the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Reception during the Forum, the Sloan Producers Grant, which provides a $30,000 production grant and acceptance into Film Independent’s Producing Lab, will be awarded to a Film Independent Fellow »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One DVD Review

15 September 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One Cast: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett DaltonChloe BennetIain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, Samuel L. Jackson Running time: 946 minutes (22 episodes, 5 discs), Rated Tvpg Special Features: 3 episode commentaries with cast and writers; Marvel Studios: Assembling the Universe [43 min]; Journey into Sdcc [13 min]; Field Reports (behind the scenes shorts); 2 VFX Progressions; Bloopers of S.H.I.E.L.D. (7 min); 8 Deleted Scenes; Trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: Winter Soldier Available on DVD & Blu-ray 08.09.14 After the “Battle of New York” from The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is brought back from the dead  [ Read More ]

The post Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One DVD Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- juliana

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Tiff 2014: Kevin Costner goes to bat for Black and White

8 September 2014 10:47 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Most of Kevin Costner's most famous films wouldn't seem to be easy sells. How would it today sound to pitch a studio on a Civil War soldier befriending Sioux Indians on the South Dakota plains? Or on an Iowa farmer who hears voices?

 

But while Costner's industry clout was once impervious, he's had to fight harder for his latest, the drama Black and White, which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the film, written and directed by Mike Binder, Costner plays a Los Angeles attorney devastated by the deaths of his daughter and wife. A custody battle over his granddaughter ensues between Costner's character and the child's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer).

"I was pretty convinced someone would want to make it, but that just wasn't the case," Costner said in a recent interview. "I didn't fight, I just kind of surrendered. So I used »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Nightcrawler | 2014 Tiff Review

8 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

While the City Sleeps: Gyllenhaal Gets His Money Shot in Gilroy’s Debut

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyably witty criticism of modern exploitative media tactics taken to a new extreme than Dan Gilroy’s viciously adept directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Humanity’s morbid curiosity with the grisly, disturbing, and depraved happenings in the world around us has long tainted the art of journalism and mass media, and has thus been depicted for ages already in the cinema. Gilroy’s film owes as much to Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) as it does Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976), upping the action ante with the growing Gilroy stamp (his brother directed Michael Clayton and the last Bourne film). And yet, it’s an excitingly well written dark hearted treatise with a vitriolic little statement all its own, a glorious new love letter to the seedy underside of Los Angeles, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Hans Zimmer to conduct Zurich masterclass

8 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Others to take part in on-stage discussions include Susanne Bier, Frederick Wiseman Michael Ballhaus and Ulrich Seidl. Also, Nightcrawler will receive its European premiere at Zurich.

Movie music maestro Hans Zimmer is to take part in the Zff Masters series at the 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5).

The composer of scores for films including Rain Man, The Lion King, Gladiator and Inception will offer insight into his creative process in the chaired discussion that will include a public Q&A at the Filmpodium.

Others signed up for the Zff Masters include documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman and Danish screenwriter and director Susanne Bier, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2010 with In A Better World and is currently touring festivals with A Second Chance and Serena.

Zurich audiences will also be invited to attend masterclasses with veteran cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (The Departed, Goodfellas) and Ulrich Seidl, the Austrian filmmaker behind the recent Paradise trilogy and documentary »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Nightcrawler Review | Tiff 2014

7 September 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Local TV news is sociopathic.  If I came up to you and began our conversation talking about the horrible deaths of total strangers that had no larger implication than seizing on your deep-seated fears about city living, you would think I’m not only insane, but predatory.  And you would be right.  Dan Gilroy’s chilling, pulse-pounding Nightcrawler manifests the essence of local news and puts it inside a protagonist where a soul should be.  Anchored by Jake Gyllenhaal giving the best performance of the year thus far, Gilroy’s film is a scathing and decadently amoral portrait of ice-cold calculation and ruthless ambition speeding through the dark streets of Los Angeles. Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is a thief who believes he has the work ethic to achieve far more than petty crimes.  One night while driving past a car crash, he observes a “nightcrawler”, a cameraman (Bill Paxton) capturing footage »

- Matt Goldberg

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Can Open Road find room for Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and 'Nightcrawler' this season?

6 September 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I came away from Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" with a new level of respect for Jake Gyllenhaal. He's been taking a lot of interesting chances lately, having already decorated his career with a string of notable filmmaker collaborations, but now he seems to really be pushing himself by exploring unique characters that might scare off most stars. The physical specificity of his "End of Watch" cop, the obsession of his "Prisoners" detective, and now, the blind ambition of his "Nightcrawler" psycho. But he doesn't play this guy as "psychotic." A driven creep looking for work and unsettlingly quick to learn and absorb, Lou Bloom finds his way into the world of freelance journalism on the night streets of Los Angeles in the film. He's never really given a big, broad outburst moment, but the drawn coil of the narrative leaves you expecting it, and that plays to the film's advantage. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

6 September 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that — with his sunken cheeks, bulging eyes and greasy hair — he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant in an intermediate stage of transformation. He’s the main attraction in “Nightcrawler,” , but doesn’t have much to say beyond the familiar, shopworn hand-wringing about shutterbugs willing to do anything to get the shot and the desensitized voyeur audience — us — that laps it all up. A flashy but hollow first directing gig for veteran screenwriter Dan Gilroy (“The Bourne Legacy”), this Oct. 31 Open Road release is a star vehicle that will test audience enthusiasm for Gyllenhaal’s big, mannered star turn — a feast of capital-a acting that’s sometimes amusing to watch but not believable for so much as a second.

Very much a screenwriter’s movie in its habit of »

- Scott Foundas

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal gets next-level creepy in great, disturbing 'Nightcrawler'

6 September 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Dan Gilroy's been at this for a while now. His first produced screenplay was the largely-forgotten "Freejack," a science-fiction action movie starring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, and a fresh-off-his-Oscar-win Anthony Hopkins in 1992. The other main co-star in the film was Rene Russo, who ended up married to Gilroy after that film, and now, a full 22 years later, she's co-starring in "Nightcrawler," which is Gilroy's move from being a writer to being a writer-director. If this is any indication of what he can do when he's in full control, then let the era of Dan Gilroy commence. Disturbing and dark, "Nightcrawler" is many things. It is a remarkable La movie, something I would not say lightly. I have a lot of problems watching movies that are "about" La, just like I have a lot of problems watching movies about making movies. I have trouble separating what I know from what I'm watching. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Nightcrawler Review [Tiff 2014]

5 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everything’s up for negotiation in Nightcrawler, and there’s no one better at it than Louis Bloom. Gangly, shallow-eyed, and sporting hair two inches too long to warrant slicking back, Lou has the look of an It worker, but the aspirations of a Fortune 500 CEO. He’s an ambitious detritivore that scurries through the cracks of L.A., collecting anything of value that’s not nailed down. Whether it’s chain-link fences, bikes, or a manhole cover, he’ll broker a sale with larger creatures of the night like he’s trading stocks instead of scrap metal. Lou’s the roach that always gets away before you’ve got a shoe in hand – he’s creepy, but you’ve got to admire the work ethic.

There’s also plenty to admire about Nightcrawler itself, a nervy little ride from writer and first-time director Dan Gilroy. It’s a particularly timely release, »

- Sam Woolf

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Tiff 2014 Review – Nightcrawler (2014)

5 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nightcrawler, 2014.

Directed by Dan Gilroy.

Starring Jake GyllenhaalRene RussoBill PaxtonAnn CusackKevin RahmAnne McDanielsRiz Ahmed and Michael Hyatt.

Synopsis:

A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

A security guard discovers a chain fence being cut by a mysterious individual who assaults him for his watch.  The thief in question is Lou Bloom who sells his stolen goods but seems to be travelling around the world without a sense of purpose; however, the epiphany arrives when he witnesses freelance cameramen filming a traffic accident.

What unfolds next is the amateur photographer immersing himself in the whole news credo “If it bleeds it leads” to the point that his entrepreneurial spirit is able to flourish.  Lou Bloom is also a sociopath who is prepared to do anything to get what he wants, whether it be making sexual favours part of business agreements, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Predator 2

4 September 2014 10:38 PM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Danny Glover is the La cop following the trail of destruction when the ugliest alien mutha in the universe switches hunting grounds from the Amazon rainforest to the urban jungle. But no matter what side of the law you're on, if you're armed you're fair game as the carnage never lets up after the Predator's ferocious first showdown with Arnie Schwarzenegger. Bill Paxton, Gary Busey and Maria Conchita Alonso wonder what's hit them. »

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Tiff 2014: My Top Ten List

4 September 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for showing some of the best films each year. Some of my personal favorite films have come out of Tiff, including Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Trying to narrow down a list of films I am most excited to see from this year’s Tiff is a difficult process. After all, there are 393 films being shown. Based on plot summaries, entertaining trailers and actors I admire, I’ve managed to pick 10 films I am hoping to catch once they are publicly released.

The Judge // Tiff Premiere: Sept. 4

Dir. David Dobkin

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga & Billy Bob Thornton

The film follows Hank (Downey), a Chicago lawyer, who returns to his small, Indiana town in the wake of his mother’s death to find his estranged father (Duvall) accused of murder. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Vince Vaughn Joins 'The Politician' for Producer Seth Rogen

2 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Vince Vaughn is attached to star in the upcoming Columbia Pictures comedy The Politician, which is being produced by Seth Rogen.

The story centers on a Washington D.C. politician who becomes ensnared in a controversial scandal involving prostitutes. He is forced to go on the run with his "underachieving accomplice" to elude the F.B.I., U.S. Marshals and a group of vicious drug dealers.

Along with Vince Vaughn's attachment, Michael Dowse (What If, Goon) has signed on to direct, working from a script by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman. The script landed on the 2013 Black List, and was picked up by Columbia Pictures in a bidding war late last year.

Seth Rogen is producing alongside Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Mark Gordon. Drew Simon and Michele Wolkoff are overseeing for the Mark Gordon Company, while Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti are looking over the project for Sony. »

- MovieWeb

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Tiff 2014: Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

1 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The line-up at this year's Toronto Film Festival has a much different feel than year's past and coming up with a list of most anticipated films isn't nearly as easy as previous years. Not because there's any lack of possible greatness, but in fact perhaps because the possibility is even greater, though in corners we may not expect. This year's fest is without what I would call a "big" film. David Dobkin's The Judge is opening the festival but at 141 minutes and with a trailer that does very little to convince me of its quality I have a hard time expecting much from it. Reese Witherspoon's Wild from director Jean-Marc Vallee is certainly one I will be seeing, but the anticipation level isn't entirely there and the somewhat muted Telluride response of respect with caveats has lessened my anticipation ever so slightly, the same could be said for Jon Stewart's Rosewater, »

- Brad Brevet

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Labor Day marathon guide: Meet the 'Housewives of Melbourne' and more

29 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Three-day weekends are an excuse to be lazy, kick back with a glass of wine (or five), and meander around the home in a constant state of bliss. Then again, that’s the life of a Real Housewife everyday of the week.

For the plebes of the world with a few days off from toil, this Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to catch up on the marathon of shows playing on television, that range from gross (Botched) to fecund (19 Kids and Counting) to a marathon that’s finally coming to an end (The Simpsons). EW has compiled a »

- Teresa Jue

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Million Dollar Arm Review

29 August 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Directed by Craig Gillespie, Million Dollar Arm is a heart-warming and well-told tale that remains appealing in spite of its unsubtlety, and you certainly don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy it.

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm focuses on J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a floundering sports agent who is in desperate need of a big signing. Late night channel-flipping between a cricket match and Susan Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ brings inspiration (as it so often does) and soon Bernstein is journeying to India to host a talent competition that will determine which would-be cricketers have the best chance at being groomed into baseball players. Returning to America with the contest winners Rinku Singh (Life of Pi’s Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal) in tow, the two prospects soon begin training under unorthodox coach Tom House (Bill Paxton), but have »

- Amon Warmann

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Million Dollar Arm Review

29 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Craig Gillespie.

Cast: Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma, Allyn Rachel.

Certificate: PG.

Running Time: 124 minutes.

Synopsis: A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Jon Hamm continues an incredibly lingering transition to the big screen with Disney’s American hit Million Dollar Arm, part sports drama, part romance, part fish-out-of-water comedy which combines to make up what is essentially a biographical rags-to-riches tale.

Tracking the story of sports agent Jb Bernstein (Hamm) and an innovative idea which takes him to India (via a path of self-enlightenment and Britain’s Got Talent), we are introduced to his tough-to-like cynic who, whilst residing in a pristine apartment decorated with a flash car on the drive, spends his days dating models, soullessly shunning hellos from Lake Bell’s kooky tenant, Brenda.

With this being Disney, »

- Jacob Stolworthy

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