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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations
The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.
Gala world premieres
Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include »
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Tiff 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementTIFF 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementAdriana Floridia7/26/2016 11:04:00 Am
It's our favourite time of year!
If you live in Toronto, you know that the Toronto International Film Festival makes for the most exciting time to be in the city. Celebrities wander the streets alongside us normal folk, red carpet premieres are happening everywhere, and some of the best new films see their first light of day to eager audiences who've waited for hours in line for a good seat. Yes, festival season is nearly upon us, and we could not be more excited.
This morning Cameron Bailey, the artistic director, and Piers Handling, the CEO, of Tiff, made the first announcement as to what films will be playing this year's edition of the festival, which we'll further refer to as #TIFF16. It was a giant announcement, »
- Adriana Floridia
Antoine Fuqua's western remake "The Magnificent Seven" will serve as the opening night film of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival which starts in early September. Additionally, the Hailee Steinfeld-led and Kelly Fremon Craig-directed "The Edge of Seventeen" will be the closing night film. Films set to premiere at the fest this year include:
Nate Parker's slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation"
Werner Herzog's »
- Garth Franklin
The Toronto International Film Festival sounded the opening bell of Oscar season on Tuesday, unveiling a list of high profile films that will use the annual gathering to launch their awards campaigns. Major releases that will be looking to make a splash and score with critics include Denis Villeneuve’s alien invasion thriller “Arrival,” Peter Berg’s disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “Lbj.”
The film festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the John Sturges classic that was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” It stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as gunslingers who are enlisted to protect a small town, while marking director Antoine Fuqua’s third time at the festival. He previously screened “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” at Toronto. Sony and MGM will release the film stateside on Sept. »
- Brent Lang
Interracial love stories, real-life dramas, past festival favorites, music movies with Justin Timberlake and the Rolling Stones and films featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, Mark Wahlberg, Rooney Mara and Woody Harrelson are in the first batch of movies booked for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Tuesday morning in Toronto. The festival also announced that its opening-night attraction will be Antoine Fuqua‘s remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” with Denzel Washington, and its closing-night film will be Kelly Fremon Craig’s “The Edge of Seventeen.” Tiff revealed 65 films in the Galas and Special Presentations sections, »
- Steve Pond
The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.
There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has »
- Kate Erbland
After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.
The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land, Kim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »
- Jordan Raup
Fom RedBand.Ca, take a look @ restricted 'red band' footage from the new comedy "The Edge of Seventeen", aka "Besties", written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick,opening September 30, 2016:
"...the friendship of high school best friends 'Nadine' (Steinfeld) and 'Krista' (Lu Richardson), ends when Nadine discovers Krista dating Nadine's older brother.
"When Nadine starts to feel neglected by Krista, who's transitioning into the popular group, she only has her teacher (Harrelson) to turn to..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Edge Of Seventeen"...
- Michael Stevens
They are two types of people in this world: The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in an explosion. That’s the deadpan opening of today’s red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, one that places True Grit and Pitch Perfect 2 star Hailee Steinfeld in the role of Nadine, an awkward young woman struggling to make the transition from teenager to adult.
Also starring Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s wonderfully dry head teacher, The Edge of Seventeen represents the feature film debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, while James L. Brooks is on hand to produce. Coming-of-age dramas are a dime a dozen, of course, but Steinfeld has long proven her leading lady credentials; this, coupled with Craig’s snappy dialog ought to ensure the scribe’s first foray behind the lens is one to keep an eye on. »
- Michael Briers
Being seventeen is hard.
It's especially difficult when you're betrayed by your best friend, who not only gets with the popular kids, but starts dating your brother. This is just the beginning of Nadine's (Hailee Steinfeld) struggle.
We're suspending disbelief a little here, as the trailer paints Nadine to be an "ugly-duckling" of sorts, which Steinfeld is far from. However, we can relate to the feeling that the world is out to get us, which most teenagers go through at some point or another. The Edge of Seventeen portrays a lot of situations we've seen before, but with a hilarious and heart-felt first trailer, it has got something new to say. Also, Woody Harrelson co-stars as what seems to be the coolest teacher ever. »
- Adriana Floridia
True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own John Hughes-esque coming-of-age story this fall with The Edge of Seventeen. The first trailer has now arrived for the raunchy teen comedy that handles the now-standard style of cynically funny high-schoolers who hate high school but still, like, ya know, have dreams, of course. Things get complicated for Steinfeld’s Nadine when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her brother — yikes!
Drama ensues, handjob gestures are made, and Hailee Steinfeld says the f-word! As proven before, she seems to have decent comedic timing, and her exchanges with principal Woody Harrelson (who could very well be a scene-stealer) may end up being the highlight of the film. See the trailer below, along with a poster, for the film produced by James L. Brooks.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior »
- Mike Mazzanti
This week’s been full of useful tips for anybody trying to break into the lucrative Chinese film market. Ghosts are bad news, for instance, but (non-supernatural) magic is good. Very good, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which brings news that the card trick-based shenanigans of the Now You See Me franchise are getting a Chinese-led spinoff to capitalize on their overseas success.
The new film—produced by Chinese studio Leomus Pictures—will be shot in China and feature a mostly Chinese cast, while still trying to capture that “Woody Harrelson pulls a rabbit out of his fedora” vibe of the American originals. The company’s CEO, Jie Qiu, also told the Reporter that a Hollywood screenwriter would be on hand to ensure that Nysm canon was properly respected, and to help the studio preserve whatever the hell it is, exactly, that made Chinese audiences so enthusiastic for a fun-but-forgettable »
- William Hughes
The first trailer has arrived online for director Kelly Fremon Craig’s coming of age comedy drama The Edge of Seventeen which stars Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson and Hayden Szeto; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
The Edge of Seventeen is set for release on September 29th.
- Amie Cranswick
“There are two types of people in the world. The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion.” That pretty much sums up high school junior Nadine’s (Hailee Steinfeld) thoughts on the social ladder, with her being at the bottom of the pyramid.
Growing up is hard, and it’s even harder when at the age of 13 your new haircut makes you look like Pedro from “Napoleon Dynamite.” But Nadine is a tough girl who, even though her brother is the most popular guy at school, is happy just getting by with her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) at her side. Though, like every coming-of-age story there is always something that goes awry.
Her world suddenly »
- Liz Calvario
The Edge Of Seventeen wants you to believe that teen pop star and movie sensation Hailee Steinfeld could be an awkward, average-looking loser, which is about as believable as Mila Kunis as a frumpy mom in Bad Moms. The trailer introduces Steinfeld’s Nadine Byrd, a frustrated teen whose shitty life is exacerbated by the fact that Blake Jenner (Glee) is her brother. To make matters even worse, her best friend (Recovery Road’s Haley Lu Richardson) is banging him on the low. But wait, it gets worse! Nadine’s mom might look like a cool mom at first, because she’s played by Kyra freakin’ Sedgwick. But nope, she’s just another mom who doesn’t get it. So Nadine turns to the one person who might understand her: her blunt, wry teacher played by Woody Harrelson, who matches her teen angst with undervalued teacher angst.
The trailer has »
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
The new coming-of-age movie film follows a high school junior (Steinfeld), already at peak awkwardness, who learns that her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) has begun dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
Feeling more alone than ever, the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
- Garth Franklin
"Life's about taking risks, don't be afraid to put yourself out there." Stx Entertainment has debuted the first red band trailer for Kelly Fremon's The Edge of Seventeen, a new coming-of-age comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld that is in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. This film seems different than most teen comedies nowadays, described as an "honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world." The full cast includes Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto. I'm impressed they started out with a red band trailer, but it's not too raunchy. This has some amusing moments but it mostly looks like good fun. Here's the first red band trailer for Kelly Fremon's The Edge of Seventeen, direct from YouTube: Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life »
- Alex Billington
Deadline is reporting that Woody Harrelson and James Marsden have signed on to appear in Shock and Awe, an Iraq war drama from director Rob Reiner, which reteams the filmmaker with his Lbj screenwriter Joey Hartstone.
The site reports that the project follows “Knight-Ridder reporters Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, who after the events of 9/11, meet with their bureau chief John Walcott to get to the bottom of who was responsible. They find their sources telling them the Bush Administration is trying to tie Saddam Hussein to the terror attacks, even though there is no evidence to support the claim. As the push for war in Iraq increases, they bring in legendary reporter Joe Galloway to give them the high-level sources to help counter the false narrative of Hussein, al-Qaeda and WMDs. They find themselves one of the only media sources running stories countering the prevailing narrative. In the end, »
- Gary Collinson
Joey Hartstone ("Lbj") penned the script which centers around a group of journalists who asked the tough questions about Saddam Hussein's alleged Wmd's which was the way the Bush administration sold the Iraq War to the American public in 2003.
A trio of reporters find themselves one of the only media sources running stories countering the prevailing narrative. In the end, Iraq is invaded and their reporting is proven true.
Reiner, Matthew George and Michele Reiner will produce with shooting to begin later this year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It's never easy being a teenager, but when your best friend starts hooking up with your archenemy of an older brother, high school can become unbearable. That's where Hailee Steinfeld finds herself in the new coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen, and People has an exclusive first look at its trailer. The actress-singer, 19, stars as high school junior Nadine, who is at peak teen awkwardness when she catches her golden child brother, Darian (played by Blake Jenner), in bed with her best friend (played by Haley Lu Richardson). But just when Nadine thinks she can't feel any more alone, an »
- Michael Miller @write_miller
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