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Young Sherlock Star Joins "Mr. Holmes"

21 August 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One film that was beloved by some children of the 1970s and 1980s was "Young Sherlock Holmes," Barry Levinson's 1985 feature starring 19-year-old Scottish actor Nicholas Rowe as the Baker Street Detective. In that film, the character first meets John Watson at a boarding school and together they solve a mystery.

Almost three decades later, filmmaker Bill Condon is at work on "Mr. Holmes" - a film adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel "A Slight Trick Of The Mind". This take explores the other side of Holmes' life - as a long retired 93-year-old beekeeper growing frustrated as his mental faculties have begun to fade.

The legendary Sir Ian McKellen is playing the elderly Holmes, but today Empire reports that the now 47-year-old Rowe is also onboard to cameo as Sherlock Holmes. Even more surprising, he won't be appearing as a younger version of McKellen's Holmes in flashback either.

You see in the 1947-set film, »

- Garth Franklin

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'Bill Murray Day' Planned for Toronto International Film Festival

21 August 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Toronto International Film Festival will celebrate Bill Murray Day on September 5th, commemorating the actor's career with public screenings of three of his biggest movies — Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters — and ending with the world premiere of his latest effort, St. Vincent, Deadline reports. Murray has also agreed to participate in an audience Q&A following St. Vincent to discuss both the film and his career.

Tickets for the three Murray classics go on sale at 8 a.m. on September 5th at the Tiff Bell Lightbox box office; the »

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Exclusive: Nicholas Rowe To Cameo In Mr Holmes

20 August 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When die-hard Sherlockians - or Holmesians, depending on your taste - hear the name Nicholas Rowe, they're bound to think of the Scottish actor's turn as the young Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes, the 1985 movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Christopher Columbus. Most thought his days as Holmes ended then when he was 19, but thanks to an ingenious cameo in next year's Mr Holmes, he will return as the great consulting detective at the age of 47... in a rather wonderful fashion.The story of Mr Holmes, which director Bill Condon adapted with Jeffrey Hatcher from Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind, takes place in 1947 when Holmes is 93, long retired to his Sussex beekeeping and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. Within this world, Holmes is as famous as you'd expect, and has had movies made of his life. It's in one of these films, »

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Open Road Films Releasing Rock The Kasbah April 24, 2015

20 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Via @ZooeyDeschanel

Open Road Films announced on Wednesday that it will release Rock The Kasbah nationwide April 24, 2015. The photo above is from Zooey Deschanel’s Twitter account.

In Rock The Kasbah Bill Murray is joined by Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan.

Rock The Kasbah is the story of “Richie Vance,” a has-been rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol,” the wildly popular “Afghan Star.”

The film is written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson. Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer are producing Rock The Kasbah. Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are executive producers. »

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Open Road sets Rock the Kasbah date

20 August 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rock The Kasbah stars Bill Murray as a washed-up rock manger who champions a young Afghan singer in the country’s version of American Idol.

Open Road will release the film on April 24, 2015.

Barry Levinson directs from a script by Mitch Glazer and the cast includes Bruce Willis, Kate HudsonZooey DeschanelDanny McBride and Scott Caan.

Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer produce Rock The Kasbah and Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are executive producers. 

Qed holds international rights.

Organisers at the Toronto International Film Festival have declared September 5 Bill Murray Day. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road sets Kasbah for spring 2015

20 August 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rock The Kasbah stars Bill Murray as a washed-up rock manger who champions a young Afghan singer in the country’s version of American Idol.

Open Road will release the film on April 24, 2015.

Barry Levinson directs from a script by Mitch Glazer and the cast includes Bruce Willis, Kate HudsonZooey DeschanelDanny McBride and Scott Caan.

Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer produce Rock The Kasbah and Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are executive producers. 

Qed holds international rights.

Organisers at the Toronto International Film Festival have declared September 5 Bill Murray Day. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road set Kasbah for spring 2015

20 August 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rock The Kasbah stars Bill Murray as a washed-up rock manger who champions a young Afghan singer in the country’s version of American Idol.

Open Road will release the film on April 24, 2015.

Barry Levinson directs from a script by Mitch Glazer and the cast includes Bruce Willis, Kate HudsonZooey DeschanelDanny McBride and Scott Caan.

Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer produce Rock The Kasbah and Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are executive producers. 

Qed holds international rights.

Organisers at the Toronto International Film Festival have declared September 5 Bill Murray Day. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bill Murray Comedy ‘Rock the Kasbah’ Gets Release Date

20 August 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Bill Murray comedy “Rock the Kasbah” will be released on Apri 24, 2015, Open Road Films said Wednesday. Murray is joined by Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan in the film written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson. Also read: ‘If I Stay’ Feels Like ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Lite – and Should Win Box Office In the film, Murray plays a has-been rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with. »

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Open Road Films Sets Spring Release for 'Rock the Kasbah'

20 August 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Open Road Films will release Barry Levinson's "Rock the Kasbah" nationwide April 24, 2015. The comedy written by Mitch Glazer stars Bill Murray as washed-up rock manager Richie Vance, who takes his sole client (Bruce Willis) on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. Alone in Kabul without money or passport, Vance discovers a girl (Zooey Deschanel) with a great voice and manages her through "Afghan Star," the Afghan "American Idol." Levinson's latest film "The Humbling,"  adapted by Buck Henry from Philip Roth's novel, stars Al Pacino and will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Murray played supporting roles in Wes Anderson's 2014 hit "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Lisa Cholodenko's upcoming TV series "Olive Kitteridge." He also stars with Naomi Watts  in Weinstein Co. fall comedy "St. Vincent."  Willis currently stars in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." »

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‘Rock the Kasbah’ With Bill Murray Scores April Release

20 August 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Murray is taking Kabul by storm next spring.

The reclusive comedic genius and houseparty guest extraordinaire is headlining “Rock the Kasbah,” which Open Road Films announced it will release nationwide April 24.

Right now the film has the date all to itself. The previous week will see the release of the Ryan Reynolds’ sci-fi thriller “Selfless” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” and the first week of May boasts the debut of a little film called “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.”

The film finds Murray as a has-been rock manager who takes his sole client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, only to find himself penniless and without his passport. Abandoned in the country, he finds a young girl with a mean set of pipes and makes her a star through Afghanistan’s version of “Idol.”

Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan round out the cast. »

- Brent Lang

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Open Road Sets 2015 Date For ‘Rock The Kasbah’

20 August 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Open Road has set an April 24, 2015 wide release for the Bill Murray-led comedy Rock The Kasbah, about a has-been rock ‘n’ roll manager who takes his last client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan and discovers a young local girl with a golden voice, then manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan also star in the Barry Levinson-helmed pic, produced by Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer and scripted by Glazer. Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are exec producers. The April 2015 frame is currently uncontested.

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- The Deadline Team

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Bill Murray's 'Rock the Kasbah' to Hit Theaters in Spring 2015

20 August 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Barry Levinson's comedy Rock the Kasbah, featuring an ensemble cast led by Bill Murray, will hit theaters nationwide on April 24, 2015. Open Road Films is distributing the film in the U.S. Murray stars opposite Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan, who replaced Shia Labeouf. Rock the Kasbah, written by Mitch Glazer, follows a washed-up rock manager (Murray) who takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. When he finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and

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- Pamela McClintock

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Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

20 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit.

Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto organizers announced they will screen only world or North American premieres during its first four days.

“If there has to be this frenzy to have a world premiere at all costs, meaning that you’ll take a film just so that you can have the world premiere, that’s a game I’m not playing,” Barbera says.

If he can have certain studio titles, fine. But if he can’t, “That’s Ok too,” he says. “There are plenty of great movies out there around the world,” the Venice topper philosophically points out.

Despite his indifference, 54 of the 55 films in the lineup are world preems. And of course Barbera is delighted that the Lido opener is Alejandro Gonzalez »

- Nick Vivarelli

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From Rdj to Cumberbatch, the stars are headed to Tiff 2014

19 August 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Film fanatics and star gazers, your time is now. Well...almost now. More precisely, your time Will be September 4 - 14. That's when the A-list glitterati, with their films in tow, descend on downtown Hogtown as they flock to the Toronto International Film Festival.

As has become the norm, the list of Tiff-bound talent is both long and impressive. From movie stars to rock royalty, there'll be no shortage of bold-faced names to look out for. On the movie side of things, some big stars set to attend this year include Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Robert Pattinson and Bill Murray.

As if those weren't enough names to keep you busy, let's not forget the masses of talented filmmakers making Toronto their temporary home during the festival. Among the big-named directors set to make an appearance are David Cronenberg, »

- Emma Badame

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In Memory of Robin Williams: ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ Review

16 August 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham | Written by Mitch Markowitz | Directed by Barry Levinson

The death of Robin Williams has been publicised massively over the last number of days, a shocking loss to the film industry, Williams was a beloved performer who had many fans, and so obviously there has been an outpouring of emotion since he passed away. I was a fan of Robin Williams and as a fan I have my favourites in terms of his library of films and television, the top of the heap being the 1987 comedy-drama, Good Morning, Vietnam, which I will be reviewing here, in both a tribute to the man himself, but also as a way to talk about one of my personal favourite comedy drama films and one I revisit every year or two and always enjoy.

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- Chris Cummings

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Here's How Robin Williams Changed TV

15 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Much has been said since Robin Williams' death on Monday of his contribution to movies. Certainly, his performances in such films as "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Good Will Hunting" are likely to endear him to new fans among moviegoers for generations to come. But it's easy to forget that he also made indelible contributions to the world of TV throughout his four-decade career. Older viewers remember his starmaking turn as a lovable alien on "Mork and Mindy," but that was only one instance of many where he changed the medium in ways large and small that will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Here are some of those ways.

"The Richard Pryor Show." Imagine an era when you could have seen Richard Pryor and Robin Williams doing sketch comedy together every week in primetime. That era really happened; it lasted just four weeks in 1977. That's »

- Gary Susman

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16 Robin Williams Movies That Defined His Legendary Career

13 August 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The world is just, quite simply, not nearly as funny a place now as it was just a few hours ago, before the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams. For nearly 40 years, the man kept us in stitches in ways only he could, with an impeccable delivery and an unmistakable charm that is often mimicked but never equaled.

As the world mourns this comedy legend, we take a look back at our 16 favorite Robin Williams performances, some in classics that are beloved the world over, and some in overlooked and/or underrated gems that deserve to be noticed.

1Popeye (1980)

While some actors spend years paying their dues in thankless guest starring or supporting roles on film and TV, it didn't take Robin Williams long to find a foothold in Hollywood. His appearance as the alien Mork on one episode of Happy Days was so popular it lead »

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Melbourne Festival Adds Robin Williams Tribute

12 August 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – The Melbourne Film Festival is to pay tribute to Robin Williams, the actor and comedy star who died Tuesday.

The Australian festival which is already under way (July 31 – Aug. 17) will put on a special screening of “Good Morning Vietnam” on Saturday Aug 16. The wartime comedy-drama was directed by Barry Levinson and released in 1987.

“We here at Miff were shocked and saddened to learn about the death of Robin Williams yesterday. He was, without question, one of the most adored actors of our time, and he leaves behind an extraordinary cinematic legacy.

Much has been written about it already, and there’s little else we can add so we pay tribute to the life of Robin Williams the best way we know how – with a special screening of one of his most beloved films,” said the festival in a statement.

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- Patrick Frater

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Barry Levinson Remembers Robin Williams: ‘We All Lost a Friend’ (Guest Column)

12 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy Award winner Barry Levinson directed Robin Williams in the first of his four Oscar-nominated performances, as the Armed Forces Radio DJ Adrian Cronauer in “Good Morning Vietnam.” Director and star went on to collaborate twice more, on 1992’s “Toys” and 2006’s “Man of the Year.” In addition, Williams guest starred on the second-season premiere of the Levinson-produced NBC series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” playing a tourist whose wife is killed during a hold-up on the streets of Baltimore – an appearance that earned him an Emmy nomination as Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

He was amazingly funny. Not the usual tell a joke funny. Some other kind of funny. A funny that defies all imagination. When he was on, he was the human version of a fireworks display. Funny ideas and characters traveling almost at the speed of light. “How is that possible?” More than one person has »

- Barry Levinson

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How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

12 August 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It was “Dead Poets Society” that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other movies that could make me feel the same way.

There, in the role that earned Robin Williams his second Oscar nomination, was the full range of the actor’s incredible talent: He could have you laughing hysterically one minute and crying the next, often within the span of a single film.

At the moment movies mattered most in my life, Robin Williams was my favorite actor. Let me assure you, Oscar nomination or not, this was not a popular position at the time — nor is it now. Here was a high-energy actor who had gotten his start playing a spastic alien on “Mork and Mindy, »

- Peter Debruge

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