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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 »

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Enjoy Sky Movies on a one-month free trial

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

If you've never experienced the magic of Sky Movies, here's your chance to see what you've been missing with an amazing One Month Free Trial. With Sky Movies, you and your family can enjoy some of the latest and greatest movies featuring the most stunning performances, including the likes of Cate Blanchett's Oscar-winning turn in Blue Jamine, Emma Thompson's brilliant portrayal of Mary Poppins author P. L. »

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Hff unveils re-launch slate

27 August 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The re-launched Hollywood Film Festival (Hff), now under the auspices of Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald’s philanthropic CineCause, will run from October 16-19.

CineCause acquired Hff earlier this year after Fitzgerald served as executive director in 2013.

According to a press release the goal of the event going forward will be to showcase socially-conscious films and grow into a leading festival “without the help of typical glitz and glamour”, celebrating creative artists, activists and industry leaders who support causes around the world.  

“The word Hollywood is synonymous with celebrity and glamour,” said Fitzgerald.  “But Hollywood is filled with people who care about global problems and who recognise the power of celebrity, cinema and storytelling and how this power can help create change.”

“Many of Hollywood’s celebrities back important causes and several will participate in our festival this year. Sharon Stone produced My Name Is Water. Emma Thompson executive produced and narrates Sold [pictured], which stars Gillian Anderson and David Arquette »

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David Fincher to be Featured in BAFTA’s ‘A Life in Pictures’

27 August 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Fincher will be the latest guest at BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” interview series, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Wednesday. The conversation with Fincher will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. local time.

The director will a career that has included “Se7en,” “Fight Club,” “Zodiac,” and “The Social Network,” as well his latest movie, “Gone Girl,” which will be released on Oct. 3.

“A Life in Pictures” is a long-running series that features prominent figures in films. Past conversations include Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren.

Tickets for the Fincher conversation will go on sale on Friday and can be purchased at bafta.org/what-on/.

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- Kevin Noonan

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Hollywood Film Festival Gets a Socially Conscious Makeover

27 August 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Socially-conscious films bearing the names of Sharon Stone, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson will take center stage at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 16-19 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. Jon Fitzgerald, whose advocacy organization CineCause acquired the festival from its founder Carlos de Abreu earlier this year, is planning to remake the festival by focusing on social activism. The film line-up includes the world premiere of the documentary My Name is Water, about a college students search for answers, written and directed by Justin Arana and produced by Stone; Sold,

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- Gregg Kilday

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BAFTA to host David Fincher event

27 August 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Fight Club and the upcoming Gone Girl will discuss his craft and career.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Us director David Fincher will discuss his craft and career at an event in London on September 19.

As part of the ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ series, Fincher will discuss a career that has included The Game, Seven, Fight Club and Panic Room as well as BAFTA and Oscar-winning hits The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Palme d’Or-nominated Zodiac.

Before directing his first feature film, Alien 3, in 1992, Fincher worked for VFX house Industrial Light & Magic on films including Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and directed a range of commercials and music videos for artists such as Madonna, George Michael, and Michael Jackson.

Fincher received his first BAFTA nomination for direction in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which »

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

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 26)

26 August 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Fault in Our Stars: yes, it’s a teenaged girl’s romantic fantasy… and some of it might be in a secret code for young women; imagine that [my review] [iTunes Us] Godzilla: elegantly updates the King of All Monsters for the 21st century in ways that have moved with the global zeitgeist, but Hollywood’s tedious myopia means the movie as a whole isn’t quite so beautiful [my review] [iTunes Us]

new to stream

The German Doctor (aka Wakolda): the subtle veil of horror draped over things we take for granted as good and wonderful aspects of humanity is deeply unsettling [my review] [iTunes Us] The Love Punch: the jokes are as creaky as the aching bunions and bad backs onscreen, but Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are incandescent together [my review] [iTunes Us]

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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The 30 Best Disney Live-Action Movies Ever Made

26 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As you know if you watched last year's "Saving Mr. Banks" -- Disney's own Disney-fied version of the creative struggles behind the making of "Mary Poppins" -- the author who created the magical nanny, P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson), didn't much care for the glossy, sugary (well, a spoonful, at least) musical comedy that Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) made from her sharp, astringent novels. But she may have been the only one.

The movie enjoyed near-universal acclaim upon its release 50 years ago this week (on August 27, 1964). It went on to be nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, and it won five of them, including Best Actress for film-newbie Julie Andrews, in the role that has defined her career ever since. Over the past five decades, "Mary Poppins" has become not only a beloved staple that seemingly every kid has watched, but also proof that the Walt Disney studio could »

- Gary Susman

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New on DVD Blu-ray August 26, 2014: 'Belle,' 'Portlandia,' 'Walking Dead'

25 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Belle"

What's It About? This 18th century English romance is about Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biracial woman raised by her aristocratic great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. She grows up alongside her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) as equals and best friends, but as they come of age, their differences become all too apparent -- to each other and to their would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) is facing a trial as Lord Chief Justice of England that could change the future of slavery. Will Dido find love on her own terms?

Why We're In: It's an elegant period piece perfect for Jane Austen fans, and it's a subtle but effective examination of the intersection of class and race in 18th century England. Mbatha-Raw is fantastic, and director Amma Asante has an excellent eye for detail.

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- Jenni Miller

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Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women and Children’ Set for Awards Season Release

22 August 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has set Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women and Children” for an awards-season run and will open the drama-comedy Oct. 1.

The studio will expand the film on Oct. 10, followed by a wide release on Oct. 17.

“Men, Women and Children” will premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival next month.

The film stars Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Dean Norris, J.K. Simmons and Dennis Haysbert.

Reitman’s directing credits include “Up in the Air,” “Labor Day,” “Young Adult” and “Juno.” He co-wrote the script with Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel of same name by Chad Kultgen.

Paramount released the first trailer this week. It contains no dialogue, only text messages, to convey the film’s focus on how the internet has changed the way that parents and teenagers interact.

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Amanda’s Adaptations: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Book Vs Film

22 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The third book in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, saw the world of Harry Potter get even darker. It also saw the introduction of a whole bunch of new characters including the fantastically demented Sirius Black, new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Remus Lupin, the bonkers Professor Trelawney, the chillingly creepy dementors and the magical hipogrif Buckbeak.

Sirius Black is one of the most feared prisoners held at the magical prison of Azkaban, guarded by the terrifying dementors. These dementors don’t kill you – they suck out your soul with a dementor’s kiss. Somehow, Sirius has done the impossible and broken out of Azkaban – and he is after Harry. Of course, having been sheltered from the wizarding world until his eleventh birthday, Harry doesn’t know who Sirius is or why on earth he would be after him and will soon unearth a horrific »

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Idris Elba, Russell T Davies and Neil Gaiman encourage investment in minority programming

20 August 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Idris Elba, Neil Gaiman, Russell T Davies and more are lobbying for change...

Idris Elba, known on the small screen for Luther and The Wire predominantly, has become the face of a campaign reaching out to the televisual powers that be in the UK. They're attempting to encourage more investment in minority programming.

Elba, along with Russell T Davies, Daniel Craig, Emma Thompson, Lenny Henry, Neil Gaiman and more, spoke out by co-signing an open letter to the BBC, ITV and other networks, which was published recently by The Guardian.

"We are dismayed at the poor numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic people both on our screens and working behind the camera," the letter reads.

"In order to redress this imbalance, we believe that the training, mentoring and development schemes recently announced, although welcome, are not sufficiently radical to effect significant change," continued the letter.

"We propose, therefore, a »

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Oscar watch: First look at Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women and Children''

20 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As we can see in this newly released trailer for "Men, Women and Children" (watch below),  director/writer Jason Reitman is revisiting a topic he explored so successfully in "Juno" – teen angst. Now he layers on parental angst, too, as we watch two lost generations in search of human connection via text message, web hookups and other forms of digital connection. -Break- Paramount is giving this an Oscar-friendly release date of Oct. 3. Reitman's "Juno" scored admirably with academy voters, nabbing four nominations and one win (original screenplay) in 2007. His "Up in the Air" reaped six bids two years later. Both film were nominated for Best Picture and Director. "Men, Women and Children" is based on a novel by Chad Kultgen. Cast includes Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Dean Norris, Dennis Haysbert, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jk Simmons. Follow Gold Derby on&n...' »

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Stars write to all major broadcasters calling for more ethnic diversity

20 August 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A variety of stars across TV, theatre and film have written to all major UK broadcasters calling for increased ethnic diversity on British TV and behind the camera.

Signatories on the letter, published in The Guardian today, include Lenny Henry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Curtis, Russell T Davies, Idris Elba, Neil Gaiman, David Harewood, Harry Hill, Terry Jones, Asif Kapadia, Doreen Lawrence, Jimmy McGovern, Phyllida Lloyd, Bill Nighy, Lynda La Plante, Alan Sugar, Meera Syal and Emma Thompson, among others.

Read the letter to The Guardian in full

The recipients of the letter were BBC director general Tony Hall, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier, Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham, BSkyB chief executive Jeremy Darroch and Philippe Dauman, chief executive of new Channel 5 owner Viacom.

"We are dismayed at the poor numbers of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) people both on our screens and working behind the camera," the letter reads. »

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Idris Elba Urges U.K. Networks to Spend More on Minority Programs

20 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Luther star Idris Elba and other entertainment industry representatives have called on British TV networks to dedicate more funding to programs for ethnic minorities. They spoke out in an open letter, published by The Guardian, among others, that was also signed by Emma Thompson, Stephen Daldry, Neil Gaiman and dozens of other industry insiders. It urged the BBC, ITV and others to set aside money for black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) programs. They argued that recent BBC and ITV initiatives to improve Bame representation on and off the screen did not go far enough. BSkyB, in which Rupert Murdoch's

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First trailer for Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children

19 August 2014 11:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Men, Woman & Children, the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), and you can watch it right here…

Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, »

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First trailer for Jason Reitman's Men, Women And Children

19 August 2014 10:32 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler goes serious and bearded in Jason Reitman's new film, Men, Women And Children...

Jason Reitman's latest movie, Labor Day, may not have quite hit the mark in the way some of the director's more recent fare has (it did feature some fine pie, though), but his next film perhaps holds more promise. Men, Women And Children is an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's book, and Reitman has assembled quite a cast for his movie take on it.

As such, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler and J K Simmons line up for this one, and we've got both a synopsis and first trailer for the film. So let's do them in order, synopsis first...

Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, »

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Aug 18)

19 August 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [iTunes UK]

new to stream

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes UK] Tracks: romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort Star in "Men, Women & Children" -- See The Teaser!

19 August 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Now here's the social commentary on technology that we've been waiting for! Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Ansel Elgort star in the new dramatic flick, "Men, Women & Children," and we're finally getting our first look at the intense movie. Check out the teaser above! The drama will look at different "sexual frustrations" people of all ages are dealing with in today's society, which have seemingly been enhanced by modern forms of communication.From the internet, to text messaging and photo sharing tools, these networks -- which are supposed to bring us closer together -- seem to be pushing us further apart. The "Fault in Out Stars" actor presented the trailer on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, and shared some of his own thoughts about the new movie. "I think it tells a really important story that hasn't been told yet — the world has changed so much in these past few »

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“Men, Women & Children”: Jason Reitman and Adam Sandler return to the Oscar race

19 August 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Earlier today, a teaser trailer dropped for Jason Reitman’s new film, the dark dramedy Men, Women & Children. Based on the book of the same name by Chad Kultgen (which I love), it’s a look at how technology and the internet/social media has changed how we interact with each other, especially when it comes to intimate relations. A chronicle of how this affects both adults and teenagers, it’s some potentially serious stuff. The novel is a pitch black comedy and Reitman has experience in that realm, so if he’s faithfully adapted this work, I think he’s going to be back in the awards race. It might be a little much for Oscar voters to give any wins to, but I think we have another player this season. At the end of this post you can see the trailer in order to understand what I’m talking about, »

- Joey Magidson

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