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Pride tells the true story of a group of gay rights activists who, through the "Pits and Perverts" campaign, joined up with miners to demonstrate against Thatcher. In this clip, Joe (George Mackay), gets his first real taste of protest. Pride, which also stars Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine and Imelda Staunton, is released in the UK on 12 September
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- Guardian Staff
A gaggle of British stars appear in the first trailer for the historical comedy Pride, one of the many films that will be screening at Tiff.
Inspired by a true story, Pride follows a group of gay and lesbian activists who raise money in support of striking miners of a local community in Wales in 1984. With a mining union that seems embarrassed to accept the support from this group, the gay and lesbian activists decide to drive out to the community and deliver the funds they have raised in person, embarking on a journey that will bring two communities together. The activists open the hearts and minds of the miners as the two groups come to realize the strength that comes with standing together in partnership.
If the trailer is any indication, »
- Rachel West
The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights"). A number of the titles revealed have screened at other festivals including the underrated "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Laggies" from Sundance as well as Cannes players "Two Days, One Night," "The Search" and "Clouds of Sils Maria." And yes, the presence of "Sils Maria," which is a favorite of this particular writer, means Kristen Stewart will likely hit one of the festival's many red carpets. As you'd expect for Toronto, the world premieres feature some big names including Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Jean Dujardin in "The Connection (La French)," Dustin Hoffman in "Boychoir, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which begins Sept. 4, added seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its lineup, including a semi-serious Adam Sandler project from Tom McCarthy, the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor. In The Cobbler, Sandler plays a man who has the unique ability to walk in his customers’ shoes. The movie features Dustin Hoffman, who also stars in Boychoir, François Girard’s tale of an orphan’s steep learning curve at a prestigious music school. In Welcome to Me, Kristen Wiig plays a mentally unstable woman who wins the lottery and decides to sink her winnings into a talk show. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Inspired by a true story and in the vein of Full Monthy and Billy Elliot, Pride follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
- Michelle McCue
Expect to see a bevy of stars on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Today, more Gala and Special Presentation titles were announced, with some star-studded projects in the mix. Now, Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as the infamous drug lord, will have its world premiere at Tiff, as will The Forger, with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.
Other promising projects newly announced to be screening at Tiff are Win Win director Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, which finds Adam Sandler taking on a rare dramatic role; Clouds of Sils Maria, which stars Juliette Binoche as an aging actress who confronts the young starlet (Chloe Grace Moretz) taking on the role that made her famous decades earlier; and Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton as the sensual object of a French food critic’s affection. Check out the full list of new »
- Isaac Feldberg
An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects this rebellious loner to succeed, least of all the school’s relentlessly-tough conductor who wages a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical gift. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger and Garrett Wareing.
Marseille, 1975. Pierre Michel, a young police magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help crack down on the city’s organized crime. He decides to take on the French Connection, a Mafia-run operation that exports heroin all over the world. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger among the two-dozen titles joining the Gala and Special Presentations programs.
Contemporary World Cinema adds 51 (22 world preems), City to City shines the spotlight on Seoul with eight pics (two world preems), and Wavelengths delivers 46 titles, including 13 features.
Gala world preems “Boychoir,” which marks the return of Quebec helmer Francois Girard (“Silk”) to the big screen and stars Hoffman as the tough conductor of a world-class music school, as well as Italian multi-hyphenate Andrea Di Stefano’s feature bow “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” starring del Toro as the notorious Colombian drug lord.
- Jennie Punter
One of the better movies I missed at this year's Cannes Film Festival turned out to be Matthew Warchus' crowd pleaser "Pride." The British film made its debut in Director's Fortnight and, unfortunately, as less hectic as Cannes is compared to its prestige festival cousins it rarely allows you to catch up with everything on the schedule. From a distance the film seemed like "The Full Monty," "Waking Ned Devine" or "Calendar Girls" with a slight Working Title spin. Basically, a movie I could catch down the road. Plus, it was screening at the end of the festival when there were a number of other priorities. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Needless to say, I'm kicking myself for not seeing it at Cannes because it's a good one. Set in 1984, "Pride" is the true story of a group of gay men and women who decide to take a break from waging »
- Gregory Ellwood
Months after the UK’s National Union of Mineworkers staged a walkout in 1984, strikers in a small Wales town found some unusual and quite unexpected supporters. “A gaggle of gays and lesbians has come out in support of the miners strike,” the newspaper announced. Pride, from director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford, tells the story of the unlikely friendships that arose when the culture-clashing sides teamed up. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer star in the pic, which CBS Films releases September 19. Here’s the trailer:
- The Deadline Team
Months after the UK’s National Union of Mineworkers staged a walkout in 1984, strikers in a small Wales town found some unusual and quite unexpected supporters. “A gaggle of gays and lesbians has come out in support of the miners strike,” the newspaper announced. Pride, from director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford, tells the story of the unlikely friendships that arose when the culture-clashing sides teamed up. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer star in the pic, which CBS Films releases September 19. Here’s the trailer: »
A London-based group of lesbian and gay activists form an unlikely bond with a Welsh mining town during the 1984 U.K. strike against Margaret Thatcher’s government in Pride, from theater director Matthew Warchus.
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Dominic West star in the ensemble cast. Based on a true story, the film follows two completely different groups who realize that it’s their differences that make them stronger together. After premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Pride will open in the U.S. on September 19. »
- Jake Perlman
A group of striking mineworkers finds support where they least expect it in the first trailer for Pride, based on an incredible true story. The plot is set in 1984, where the National Union of Mineworkers' strike caused a group of London gay and lesbian activists to help a small mining community in Wales. While the union and the community at large initially denies their assistance, they become unexpected allies with more in common than they once thought.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, »
We’ve got a new trailer and some images for Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford. The film stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer and tells the story of a group of gay and lesbian activists who set off to help a small mining village. Tonally, this reminds me of The Full Monty more than a little, not that it’s a bad thing. Sometimes I like these small, charmingly conventional tales of uplift. Hit the jump to check out the Pride trailer and images. CBS Films will release the movie in theaters on September 19th. It's also worth noting that the film is based on a true story from 1984, when these advocacy issues were unfortunately even more taboo than they are today. Trailer via Yahoo: Here's the official synopsis for Pride: Pride »
- Evan Dickson
I hadn't even noticed Pride played the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year or that CBS Films had picked up the gay rights drama for a September 19 release until only recently as I was compiling my Best Supporting Actress contenders. Ultimately I didn't include Imelda Staunton in my field of contenders, but if the film manages to gain traction perhaps that will prove to be a mistake. Here's the synopsis: It's the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining »
- Brad Brevet
Cannes Directors' Fortnight closer "Pride," directed by Tony-winning stager Matthew Warchus, has its first trailer from CBS Films. This true tale of gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine and will hit theaters September 19. And what better time? Gay rights are getting their due on screens big and small, from HBO's doc "The Case Against 8" to Roland Emmerich's upcoming period drama "Stonewall." It's inspiring to see the same filmmaking efforts going on across the pond. Critics are unanimously praising "Pride," which is destined to find an audience in the Us. (It won the Queer Palm at Cannes this year.) Trailer below, and here's the synopsis: It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.
Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.
Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life
In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring
Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,
DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!
Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »
- Marc Eastman
British dramedy Pride is set to open Filmfest Hamburg on Sept. 25, organizers announced Wednesday. CBS Films previously acquired the U.S. rights to the film, which made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and will start rolling it out in theaters on Sept. 19. The second feature from British director Matthew Warchus tells the true story of how gay and lesbian activists helped striking U.K. miners in the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher was Britain's prime minister. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine and Andrew Scott lead the movie's cast. Hamburg festival director
- Georg Szalai
Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.
After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.
Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »
Disney has announced the Maleficent Blu-ray release date as November 4, a little over five full months after the Angelina Jolie-starrer began its impressive worldwide box office run. Chalk up that success as the reason Disney is taking their time delivering Maleficent to home video.
Maleficent features Jolie as the iconic witch from Sleeping Beauty, and also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Brenton Thwaites. To date the film has earned just over $716 million at the global box office and by far and away has been the most commercially successful film of Angelina Jolie's career.
The Blu-ray edition of Maleficent will come packed with the film on DVD and Digital HD, both of which will also make their debuts on November 4 so Disney is not employing an early digital window. The film will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. »
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