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12 Films We’d Love to See at This Year’s London Film Festival

29 August 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the full line-up for this year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival set to be unveiled on Tuesday, September 1st, Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks ahead to the festival with some of the films that may be part of the extensive programme.

We’ve already had confirmation that Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is opening the festival on Wednesday October 7th, with Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender closing the festival. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and James Vanderbilt’s Truth, also starring Blanchett opposite Robert Redford, part of the festival’s gala presentations. So what other treats are in store for the famous festival? Here are some of the film’s we may be lucky enough to see this October…

The Lobster

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

A massive success upon its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, »

- Scott J. Davis

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French Montana -- Summer Party Pad Up For Grabs ... For $5.3 Million

29 August 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded La home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil.  The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture. There's a pool, »

- TMZ Staff

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Sam Wolfe Connelly's Artwork for Mondo's 'Black Swan' Vinyl Release

28 August 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The only person standing in your way is you. With Fantastic Fest coming up very soon, MondoCon will be hosting their 2nd annual expo also in Austin, Texas. One of the big items Mondo will be selling at their own Con this year is a brand new vinyl pressing of Clint Mansell's Black Swan gorgeous score, for Darren Aronofsky's film starring Natalie Portman as a ballerina. The score is actually Mansell's own interpretation of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake, which is also unfortunately why the Academy decided to disqualify the score from Academy Awards consideration, even though it was clearly one of the best scores that year. Those who are dying to get their hands on vinyl, especially music by Clint Mansell, you won't want to miss this. Here's the artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly for Clint Mansell's Black Swan vinyl release at MondoCon: Check out this »

- Alex Billington

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Bentonville Film Festival to Offer More Diversity in 2016, Says Geena Davis

27 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy Award winner and women’s rights activist Geena Davis is bringing her message of diversity in media back to Arkansas for the second annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff), taking place May 3-8, 2016, in the art-soaked city-cum-global headquarters of fest founding sponsor Walmart.

Presenting sponsor Coca-Cola will also return to help shepherd the festival, with Arc Entertainment and AMC Theaters acting as co-hosts. The event, which drew an impressive 37,000 attendees and 50 filmmakers from around the world –— Catherine Hardwicke, Robert De Niro, Rosie O’Donnell— during its successful inaugural year, will feature a star-studded array of speakers and panelists during its sophomore run.

“The goal of the festival is not just to showcase women and diversity—it’s to really have a proactive and powerful effect on the industry,” says Davis, Bff co-founder and founder and chair of the nonprofit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “We’re intent on »

- Malina Saval

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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »

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Natalie Portman interview: Black Swan actress talks anti-semitism, learning Hebrew and directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness

21 August 2015 4:27 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Natalie Portman has stepped behind the camera to direct A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir about the birth of Israel and the impact that it had on his family. A massive bestseller in Israel, the book details the suicide of Oz’s mother and the effect it had on the author, who grew up during the last years of the British mandate and went to live on a kibbutz at the age of 15. »

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Time for Forbes to compile a genderless list of top-paid actors

21 August 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

By splitting the annual pay lists between men and women, we’re missing a chance to highlight a pay disparity that means Hollywood can hire Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway for less than the price of one Adam Sandler

Yesterday, Forbes released its annual list of the top-earning female actors in the world (it was updated this year to include stars beyond Hollywood). The good news: two female titans of the Us film industry, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, would have made it into a combined male and female list of top-earning Hollywood stars. The bad news: Forbes does not actually compile a list for all genders, and every other female actor in the world would have failed to make the top 20.

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- Ben Child

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Jennifer Lawrence Is the World's Highest-Paid Actress

21 August 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Forbes rolled out its annual list of the highest-paid actresses in the world this week, and sitting at the top of the ranking this year was none other than Katniss Everdeen.

"Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence easily outranked the rest of the list, banking a whopping $52 million over the past 12 months. That total comes thanks to her role in that popular Ya franchise, as well as her continuing involvement in the "X-Men" series, though Forbes notes that Lawrence also has a lucrative contract with fashion brand Dior that pads her already-impressive income.

It doesn't take an eagle-eyed observer to notice, though, that Lawrence's total -- and the rest of the women on Forbes's Top 18 list -- don't come close to matching the money-making of their male counterparts. Lawrence, for example, still lags well behind top-earning actor Robert Downey Jr., who banked $80 million in 2015, and all the top-earning women on Forbes's »

- Katie Roberts

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Highest paid actresses of 2015 revealed

20 August 2015 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jennifer Lawrence tops highest paid actresses of 2015 Jennifer Lawrence has topped the poll of the highest page actresses of 2015

Forbes have released their annual list of the highest paid actresses of 2015, and Jennifer Lawrence has topped it, with $52 million earned in the last 12 months. Lawrence has had a great year, starring in the penultimate ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, as well as turns in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (though that may have fallen into last year’s pay-packet), and the poorly received Serena. She has a promising 2015-2016 too with a reported $20 million going into the bank for sci-fi drama Passengers with Chris Pratt, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and the awards-buzzed Joy.

Scarlett Johannson was number two on the list with $35 million earned, with Melissa McCarthy having a storming year with $23 million banked. Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who appeared in ‘Days Of Future Past’ as well, came in at number four with $21 million earned. »

- Paul Heath

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Steve Nash to Produce Movie About the Origin of Ecstasy (Exclusive)

20 August 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dori Oskowitz has signed on to direct an untitled independent film exploring the origins of the global rave movement in 1980s Dallas during the era of legal ecstasy, known as “Molly,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Richard Stratton has come aboard to write the screenplay. He co-wrote and produced “Slam,” which won both the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and Camera d’Or Award at Cannes, and was the showrunner of the Showtime series “Street Time.”

Braxton Pope will produce in the wake of producing “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage. Former NBA player Steve Nash and Ezra Holland of Meathawk Productions will executive produce along with Prettybird Pictures.

Dallas-based music producer Wade Randolph Hampton (known as DJ WishFM) will be involved in the project.

“I am excited to bring this remarkable story and piece of cultural anthropology to the screen with my partners at Meathawk and Prettybird,” said Pope. “Dori is »

- Dave McNary

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Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses of 2015

20 August 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Forbes has today unveiled its annual list of the highest paid actress in Hollywood, and it’s no surprise to see Jennifer Lawrence at the top of the list.

The 25-year-old Hunger Games star has pocketed $52 million pre-tax earnings over the last 2 months to top the new list, $16.5 million ahead of the current No.2, Avengers star Scarlett Johansson, who earned a cool $35.5 million

In addition to the usual Us contingent present on the list, their is a global feel to some of the actresses on this year’s rundown, including Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who featured in last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, who ranks No.4 with a $21 million haul.

Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy is No.3 on the list, and is one of the four on the list to earn over $20 million in the period. Helped by the success of Spy and Tammy, McCarthy has now become a true A-list star. »

- Scott J. Davis

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San Sebastian: Fernandez Almendras, Hendler, Rivas Bound For Films in Progress

20 August 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid –Highly awaited new movies from Chile’s Sundance-prized Alejandro Fernandez Almendras and Marialy Rivas, plus Uruguay’s Daniel Hendler, are set for San Sebastian’s Films in Progress pix-in-post competition.

Dominated by Chile – with three out of six titles – this year’s Films in Progress looks to be an incendiary edition with all six directors casting a sometimes sardonic gaze at often hot-button issues now driving Latin Americans onto the streets in mass protest: the lack of accountability of the rich; the fecklessness of political classes; homelessness and poverty; miscarriages of justice by law courts, the police and military alike. Rivas, meanwhile, focuses on an explosive mixture of religion and sex.

Sebastian Lelio’s Funny Balloons-sold “Gloria” won 2012’s Films in Progress, went on to take best actress at Berlin and see multiple sales and significant overseas box office. A 2013 Films in Progress highlight, Fernandez Almendras’ “To Kill a »

- John Hopewell

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5 Incredible Films That Almost Never Got Made

18 August 2015 10:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As film after film rolls into our theatres, we generally give little thought to the process that brought them there – beyond, perhaps, appreciating the technical prowess on display. The fact is, for most movies, the process begins long before, and involves screenplay purchases, re-writes, production financing and detailed scheduling, among other challenges. In reality, getting any film into a theatre is, in itself, an achievement of perseverance, ambition, and dedication.

Stories of troubled productions are legion, with the most famous often generating their own films. Possibly the greatest example of this is The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which is a film adaptation of the book Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Terry Gilliam has made a reported seven attempts to film this project between 1998 and 2014, with the most spectacular occurring in 2000, when cameras actually rolled, but were halted by catastrophic flooding, illness and financial difficulty. The 2002 documentary Lost In La Mancha »

- Sarah Myles

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And just like that new Tom Hiddleston and Sandra Bullock flicks are headed to Toronto

18 August 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins.  While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening.  Especially when it's your 40th anniversary.  Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Tiff 2015 adds to its Gala and Special Presentation Programme lineups

18 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While the Toronto International Film Festival showcases, among its lineups, genre films, Canadian films, and features from notable underseen filmmakers and countries, the festival has also become a premier destination for high-profile features, features that often go on to become major contenders during the awards circuit that follows after a few months. These films are often found in the Gala and Special Presentations Programme, with the Gala Programme focusing on films that garner interest among the festival goers. Special Presentations, on the other hand, showcases key premieres.

Following the first wave lineup announcement, the festival has now announced additions to both Programmes. Pace Cabezas’ Mr. Right will be the closing night film for the 2015 Festival. The full list of additions, along with the official synopsis of each film, can be seen below.


Disorder, directed by Alice Winocour, making its North American Premiere

In this masterfully engineered thriller, a young »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Tiff announces City To City, closing night

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom GeensCouple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-JonesUrban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.

The world premiere of Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already is among five additions to the galas alongside Mr. Right, an action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Matthew Cullen’s Martin Amis adaptation London Fields and David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis get first public screenings in the Special Presentations roster with I Saw The Light.

Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

18 August 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, »

- Jennie Punter

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San Sebastian: ‘Club,’ ‘Shade,’ ‘Ixcanul’ Play Horizontes Latinos

18 August 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona — Pablo Larrain’s “The Club,” Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s “Land and Shade” and Jayro Bustamante’s “Ixcanul” will screen at the 63rd San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos.

A contemporary Latin America showcase, Horizontes opens with “The Club,” the latest feature from one of Latin America’s directors who has built his career most wisely, now directing “Neruda,” with Gael Garcia Bernal, his biggest film to date, and then due to direct Natalie Portman in the Insiders-sold “Jackie,” about Jacqueline Kennedy’s first four days after the death of John F. Kennedy, produced by Darren Aronofsky.

It was, however, “The Club” which persuaded Portman to take on that role. A critically lauded parable about Catholic church abuse sold by Funny Balloons, which turns on a group of disgraced priests, “Club” won a Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Horizontes Latinos emphasizes just what a strong first »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Why John Green wants to destroy the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

17 August 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If you've watched a romantic comedy over the last decade or so you'll no doubt have encountered the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

The term, coined by film critic Nathan Rabin regarding Kirsten Dunst's character in Elizabethtown, refers to a stock female character who exists only to serve a male protagonist. Think Natalie Portman in Garden State and Kate Hudson in Almost Famous.

Author John Green is keen to dismantle the character: The Fault in Our Stars's Augustus Waters is a flip on the notion (meet the Manic Pixie Dream Boy), while Cara Delevingne's Margo Roth Spiegelman makes a bid to break the mould in Paper Towns.

Whether the movie adaptation of Paper Towns is successful in its ambitions is up for interpretation, but Green is eager to push against the Mpdg in his work.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he described the Mpdg as "a very lazy trope »

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