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Tiff 2014: Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

8 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The line-up at this year's Toronto Film Festival has a much different feel than year's past and coming up with a list of most anticipated films isn't nearly as easy as previous years. Not because there's any lack of possible greatness, but in fact perhaps because the possibility is even greater, though in corners we may not expect. This year's fest is without what I would call a "big" film. David Dobkin's The Judge is opening the festival but at 141 minutes and with a trailer that does very little to convince me of its quality I have a hard time expecting much from it. Reese Witherspoon's Wild from director Jean-Marc Vallee is certainly one I will be seeing, but the anticipation level isn't entirely there and the somewhat muted Telluride response of respect with caveats has lessened my anticipation ever so slightly, the same could be said for Jon Stewart's Rosewater, »

- Brad Brevet

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The X Factor drops over a million for first Sunday show on ITV

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor dropped over a million viewers for its second show on Sunday (August 31), overnight data reveals.

The ITV competition's first Sunday edition of the year dipped from Saturday's 9.03m to 7.55m on average from 8pm, with an audience share of 32.2%. A further 643,000 (2.9%) tuned in on +1.

This is down from last year's first Sunday show ratings of 9.21m. On ITV2, The Xtra Factor entertained 1.02m (4.6%) at 9pm (149k/0.9% on +1).

On BBC One, Nature's Miracle Orphans brought in 3.86m (21.0%) at 7pm, followed by Countryfile with 5.13m (21.8%) at 8pm. The Village continued with 3.78m (17.2%) at 9pm, and Match of the Day 2 scored 2.65m (21.5%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's Equator with Simon Reeve interested 1.21m (6.6%) at 7pm, while Dragons' Den appealed to 1.54m (6.5%) at 8pm. Two Amigos: A Gaucho Adventure gathered 1.30m (5.9%) at 9pm, and Him & Her's final series BBC Two premiere amused 511k (2.8%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Time Team attracted 832k (3.5%) at 8pm, »

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Happy Birthday, Cameron Diaz! Check Out the Star's Best Roles

30 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Since her 1994 film debut in The Mask, birthday girl Cameron Diaz has taken Hollywood by storm with her stunning good looks, infectious laugh and uninhibited nature. Not to mention her talent, which she's not only proven with her flair for comedy, but also her versatility in dramatic films as well The bombshell turns 42 today, and has had a variety of unforgettable moments on film, including that classic scene with Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary, where she tried to slick down her mane with an interesting hair gel. Her most recent film, Sex Tape, hit theaters earlier this summer. In the comedy, Diaz plays a married woman who tries to spice up her sex life with her hubby (Jason Segel) by »

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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 »

- Movie Geeks

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Everyone Says I Love Woody – What Romantic Comedies Owe to Mr. Allen

29 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.

The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.

Now, to coincide with its DVD release, »

- Emily Breen

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Harmontown Gets Its First Trailer

29 August 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dan Harmon wants to be the guy that makes people happy – so says the man himself in the first trailer for Neil Berkeley’s documentary Harmontown. It is sad to think that, despite having created one of the best comedy series in recent memory – Community – Harmon is probably best known for his spectacular firing from said show, following mounting conflict between him and cast member Chevy Chase. What does the man who wants to make people happy do to heal such a damaging wound? He takes his popular podcast on tour, of course – using the love of his dedicated fanbase as a revitalizing salve.

On the face of it, it sounds incredibly narcissistic, egotistical, and perhaps even desperate. In reality though, with this trailer, it is a beautiful thing to watch. Harmon is not only a refreshingly honest voice in relation to Hollywood as a whole, but also in relation to the human race, »

- Sarah Myles

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Harmontown Trailer: Go on the Road With the Genius Behind Community and Rick And Morty

28 August 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I have a love/hate relationship with Community.  At its best, the show transcends merely being funny and offers truly unique insight into the types characters that other programs either reduce into caricature or marginalize completely.  At its worst (not counting the apparently abysmal Season 4), it's self-indulgent and overly reliant on meta in-jokes concerning its own universe.  Thankfully, it's usually great.  And if you've seen Rick and Morty you know that that show in particular can be astoundingly good.  They both come from the mind of Dan Harmon, which isn't always a pleasant place to be as evidenced by this trailer to Harmontown. The film focusses on Harmon's podcast/comedy tour last year and features interviews with the likes of Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, the cast of Community and more.  It was written and directed by Neil Berkeley the Orchard will be releasing it in theaters and VOD on October 3rd. »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: Dan Harmon Documentary ‘Harmontown’ Gets New Trailer

28 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Community” fans will get a closer look at the creator of the cult favorite comedy with the Dan Harmon documentary “Harmontown,” for which The Orchard released a new trailer on Thursday.

Neil Berkeley directs the documentary that follows Harmon after he was fired from “Community” and embarked on a tour with his podcast, performing live across the country. It touches on such subjects as the infamous Chevy Chase voicemail that Harmon played for the public and features Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Jason Sudeikis, John Oliver and “Community” stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Before “Community,” Harmon wrote for “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Black/Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.”

“I’m his biggest fan, and I fired him,” comments Silverman in the trailer.

Though Harmon was fired ahead of “Community’s” fourth season, he returned »

- Alex Stedman

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Toronto plans acquisitions push

22 August 2014 10:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: In a bid to drive acquisitions, Toronto top brass are understood to be collaborating with select sales agents to allow festival staff and volunteers to attend four early-stage private buyers screenings.

Screendaily has learned the move is being orchestrated to replicate the buoyant atmosphere of public screenings in an effort to stir up sales.

The timing of the move is dictated by a growing recognition that most decision-makers at distribution companies will have left town by the time these films officially premiere in the second week, despite Toronto’s efforts to spread its riches across the duration of the festival.

That strategy was informed in part by the festival’s new and well documented policy of holding back until the second week premieres of anticipated films that will receive their actual world premiere in Telluride.

Two cases in point are North American premieres of The Weinstein Company’s Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game and Fox »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stand Up To Cancer: Jennifer Aniston, Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe & More Join the Cause!

20 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Some of your favorite stars are once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) for a telecast airing Friday.

Some of your favorite stars are once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) for a telecast airing Friday.

Pics: Must-See Celeb Sightings

Among those expected to attend are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe, Eric Stonestreet, Danny McBride and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Viewers will be treated to special performances by The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco with Common, Ariana Grande and Dave Matthews.

These stars join many others who have helped out in the past, including Mark Harmon, who gave us a behind-the-scenes look at his PSA last year.

The show will stream live on Hulu and Yahoo!, while CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC and 27 other networks will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the »

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Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, the Who Set for ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

20 August 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The stars are aligning once again to support Stand Up to Cancer, which will stage its fourth telethon on Sept. 5.

The broadcast, which airs live across ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC and 28 cable nets, will feature appearances from Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Ben Stiller, Danny McBride, Dane Cook and many more. Performances by the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco & Common, Ariana Grande and Dave Matthews will also be featured.

Stand Up to Cancer, the fundraising org launched by a clutch of biz heavyweights including Katie Couric and Sherry Lansing, has staged a telethon every other year since 2008.

Rather than a traditional celeb-staffed phone bank, the telecast will also feature a “digital lounge” hosted by Yahoo News Global’s Couric.  Stars in the lounge will reach out to viewers via phone, Facebook and other social media platforms as part of a campaign, We’re Calling You. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm and Will Ferrell Headlining ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

20 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine, and Sept. 5's “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast will have that in spades. It also contains tremendous star power, as first wave of participating entertainers proves. Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are just a handful of the stars joining host Katie Couric in the digital lounge next month. Also involved are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Danny McBride, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci and. »

- Tony Maglio

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Stand Up to Cancer Participants and Performers Announced: Get All the Details on the Charitable Event!

20 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stand Up to Cancer is back and bigger than ever. The charitable event, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, returns for its fourth biennial fundraising telecast. Sept. 5. Participants will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Lowe, Danny McBride, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Bree Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Ariana Grande, Lupe Fiasco and Common, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Matthews and The Who will perform. Additional celebrities and performers will be announced in the coming »

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Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years – Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

19 August 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Another print icon bites the dust.

Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers’ guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV Movies. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously.

“An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their information online from their mobile devices or computers,” Maltin told me this morning. “These are not the likely customers for a physical paperback reference book. Our sales have sharply declined in recent years.”

The virtual death of bookstores likely didn’t help the cause either. “We still have a loyal readership,” Maltin said. “It »

- Pete Hammond

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to reprise Shaun of the Dead characters

19 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are to reprise their Shaun of the Dead characters for a Phineas and Ferb special.

Pegg confirmed the news that they would be appearing in animated form on Twitter today (August 19).

Re-Viewed: Shaun of the Dead - Simon Pegg's rom-zom-com classic

Shaun and Ed will star in the cartoon's Halloween Special later this year. 



Other past guest stars on the Disney show have included Seth MacFarlane and Ben Stiller.


Here's news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed's shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!

Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Pegg confirmed that he is working on a new film with Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright.

Pegg said: "Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We're kind of into a creative cycle now. »

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David Letterman Remembers Longtime Friend Robin Williams

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

David Letterman just gave the most touching tribute to Robin Williams. The late night host addressed the death of his longtime friend on Monday, and shared some sweet stories about the two comedians when they were first getting started in showbiz. See what Letterman said about his 38-year friendship with the "Hook" star in the video above. David and his crew threw together a touching montage of all of Williams' appearances on "The Late Show," and revealed how Robin helped David in Hollywood. News: Ben Stiller on Robin Williams' Death"I met him at the Comedy Store [in Los Angeles]. He and I were kids, we wanted to make people laugh," Letterman explained. ""In those days we were working for free drinks. It wasn't until I started the NBC version of this show, it wasn't until then that I sort of got to really know Robin Williams. He would come on to promote movies, »

- tooFab Staff

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Hector and the Search for Happiness Review

19 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Just last year audiences were treated to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which saw Ben Stiller undertake a world-traversing voyage to understand the meaning of life. This time it’s Simon Pegg trying to get in touch with his happy-self in Hector and the Search for Happiness. Based on French psychiatrist François Lelord’s best-selling novel of the same name, and directed by Peter Chelsom, Simon Pegg plays our dissatisfied protagonist Hector; a quirky psychiatrist who realises his methods aren’t helping his patients, and so embarks on a trip around the world in a bid to discover the secret of happiness.

Among the destinations Hector jaunts too are Shanghai, The Himalayas and more. Chelsom does well to capture the energy of the various locales, and if nothing else the aesthetics in Hector are mostly impressive, all the more so when you consider the tight budget. As for the film’s relatable messages, »

- Amon Warmann

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Series?

19 August 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC didn't find much ratings success with Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls so the show was cancelled. Now, they're trying a celebrity twist with Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Will it be cancelled as well or, will it be renewed for season two?

On Running Wild with Bear Grylls, adventurer Bear Grylls takes celebrities to remote locations across the world, on journeys that push the physical and mental stamina. The first celebrities are actor Zac Efron, actor-director Ben Stiller, actor Channing Tatum, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, actor Tom Arnold, and Today anchor Tamron Hall.

The series debuted at the end of July to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.43 million viewers. That was a decent start for a summer reality show. The second episode dipped a bit in the ratings but last week's Channing Tatum installment hit a new »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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FilmNation to sell Tiff duo

15 August 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Glen Basner’s New York-based production, finance and sales company is handling international rights to Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young and Chris Rock comedy Top Five, both of which are set to premiere in Toronto next month.

UTA Independent Film Group represents the Us on both features and will be shopping rights to buyers during the festival.

While We’re Young follows a middle-aged couple whose lives are thrown through a loop when a young couple arrives on the scene.

Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star. Rudin and Baumbach produced with Lila Yacoub and Eli Bush.

Top Five is the story of a film star and former comedian who reappraises his career and life following an encounter with a journalist.

Rock wrote, directed and stars alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Jb Smoove. Rudin and Bush »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmNation to sell Top Five

14 August 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Glen Basner’s New York-based production, finance and sales company is handling international rights to the Chris Rock comedy, set to premiere in Toronto next month.

UTA handles Us rights to the story about a film star and former comedian who reappraises his career and life following an encounter with a journalist.

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five (pictured) alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Jb Smoove.

Scott Rudin produced the film, as he did Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, which as previously reported is also on the FilmNation sales slate.

The story follows a middle-aged couple whose lives are thrown through a loop when a young couple arrives on the scene. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star.  UTA handles Us rights. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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