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Tiff '14: New Pictures from 'The Theory of Everything'

24 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

James Marsh's The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and today a few first look pictures from the film have come available. Co-starring Felicity Jones, David Thewlis and Emily Watson, the film explores the excitement of the 1960s for Hawking as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" inspired the film with a screenplay by Anthony McCarten. Focus will release the film in theaters on November 7. Check out one more picture below. »

- Brad Brevet

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New Images from The Theory Of Everything, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, and Top Five Starring Chris Rock

23 July 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Finishing up with our coverage of new images for films that will be debuting this fall at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got new photos from a trio of promising features.  Briefly: The Theory of Everything – (Directed by James Marsh) Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson. Time Out of Mind – (Directed by Oren Moverman) Starring Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Yul Vasquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Steve Buscemi. Top Five - (Directed by Chris Rock) Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm, and Michael Che. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses, and click here to see all the images released from Tiff films thus far.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Watch: A Video Analysis of Punch-Drunk Love as Superman-Inspired

10 July 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

As Spinal Tap observed, there’s a fine line between clever and stupid, and there’s a similarly thin divider between convincing argument and tenuous grasping. Is this 12-minute analysis of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love, which argues that it refers heavily to the 1978 Superman, reaching too far when claiming e.g. that the harmonium leading Adam Sandler to Emily Watson could be a stand-in for the Fortress of Solitude? Probably, but it’s an enjoyably go-for-broke interpretation regardless. In this formulation, Sandler’s Barry is Clark Kent — meek and mild at some times, superhumanly strong and violent at others — and Emily […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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DVD Review: 'The Book Thief'

9 July 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Following the global success of Julian Fellowes' hit British television series, Downton Abbey director Brian Percival now casts his eye over Nazi Germany with an adaptation of Markus Zusak's critically-lauded novel The Book Thief (2013). The film opens to a plummy Roger Allam voiceover as Death, informing us that the Grim Reaper has found himself rushed of his bony feet of late with the rise of the Third Reich. We're then introduced to flaxen-haired orphan Liesel Meminger (cherubic newcomer Sophie Nélisse), who has been adopted by kindly accordion player Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush) and his stern, washerwoman wife, Rosa (Emily Watson).

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- CineVue UK

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Exclusive ‘The Book Thief’ Behind-The-Scenes Clip With Emily Watson

5 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

The Book Thief is released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7th July and we’ve got an exclusive clip of Emily Watson speaking about her character and script.

When orphan child Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) arrives at her new home illiterate during World War 2, her foster father Hans (Geoffrey Rush) begins teaching her to read. Political tensions heighten across Germany, and the World and the power of words and imagination become a means of escape – and even joy – from the tumultuous events enveloping Liesel and everyone she knows and loves, including her new parents Hans (Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson).4

Here’s your exclusive behind-the-scenes clip with Emily Watson:

Lose yourself in The Book Thief, a film based on the beloved bestselling novel, which tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl, who transforms the lives of everyone around her is out now on Digital HD, and Blu-ray »

- Dan Bullock

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Exclusive: Geoffrey Rush Talks ‘The Book Thief’

4 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush stars as Hans Hubermann in director Brian Percival’s big screen version of the critically acclaimed novel The Book Thief .

In 1939, 12-year-old Liesel Meminger is sent to stay with foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, as Nazi Germany gears up for war and nationalist fever and fear grips the country. She arrives with few possessions but among them is a book, The Gravedigger’s Handbook, which she found in the cemetery when her younger brother was buried there.

At first, Liesel is alone, illiterate and afraid but gradually, with the help of her kind, accordion-playing father, she learns to read and grows closer to her family. Her love affair with books – and the power of storytelling – sustains her through the dark days as life in her neighborhood becomes ever more dangerous. She rescues books from book burnings and “borrows” them from the library of the mayor. »

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New Dates For Furious 7, Sea, Insidious 3

2 July 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key new release date announcements and changes today, here's the list:

The Nicole Kidman-led thriller "Before I Go To Sleep" has scored a September 12th 2014 release.

Kevin Macdonald’s treasure hunting submarine tale "Black Sea" starring Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn will open January 23rd 2015.

The WW2 family film "Little Boy" starring Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson will open February 27th 2015.

"Fast and Furious 7" will open April 3rd 2015, one week earlier than previously announced.

Tarsem's new Ryan Reynolds-led mind swap story "Selfless" has been delayed again and will now open April 17th 2015.

"Insidious: Chapter 3" has been pushed back several weeks and now opens May 29th 2015.

Finally, Warners' Whitey Bulger film "Black Mass" has scored a September 18th 2015 release.

Source: Box-Office Mojo »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Burnett-Roma Downey’s ‘Little Boy’ Set for Feb. 27 Release

2 July 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has set a Feb. 27 release for inspirational family film “Little Boy,” exec produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (pictured above).

The distributor acquired U.S. rights recently amid a surge of interest in family and faith-based films.

Little Boy” stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and 7-year old newcomer Jakob Salvati.

Downey and Burnett (pictured) produced “Son of God,” the Christian movie that has grossed an impressive $67 million in the U.S. and was adapted from their 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which aired last year on History. They are also producers on MGM’s upcoming reboot of “Ben-Hur.”

Little Boy” centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.

Other films opening on Feb. 27 are Warner Bros.’ comedy “Focus, »

- Dave McNary

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Open Road’s ‘Little Boy’ Gets February 2015 Release Date

2 July 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Open Road Films has set a a February 27, 2015 release date for Little Boy, the inspirational family film directed by Alejandro Monteverde that was executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the EPs behind Son Of God and MGM/Paramount’s Ben-Hur remake. The distrib acquired U.S. rights to the pic last month. The story centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and Jakob Salvati […] »

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Amanda’s Adaptations – The Book Thief: Book vs Film

27 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With a book as beloved as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, an adaptation was always going to be a challenge – but an inevitable one. The incredibly unique tale, narrated by death himself, follows a young girl as she arrives in a small town in Germany to live with her new foster parents. It just so happens that World War Two is also looming.

First of all, the casting in The Book Thief is sublime. Geoffrey Rush, in particular, is on hand to warm and break your heart in equal measure as Hans, the foster father with the heart of gold. Hans is an adorable, loving father to Liesel but he is also incredibly brave and compassionate – traits which often lead him into trouble. Rush personifies this duality flawlessly, showing both the softer and more courageous elements to the character. In a very contrasting role, Emily Watson does a brilliant »

- Amanda Keats

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50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

25 June 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

Odd List

We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »

- ryanlambie

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Belle Coming To Blu-ray On August 26

24 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Amma Asante’s film, Belle, is coming to Blu-ray on August 26th.

In BelleGugu Mbatha-Raw delivers “a breakthrough performance” (Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times) in this “gorgeous must-see film” (Cori Murray, Essence) that’s based on an extraordinary true story.

Although Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer (Sam Reid) who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. With everything to lose, she struggles to convince those around her – and the society in which she lives – to overcome their biases and accept her fully. Only if she succeeds will she find true happiness in this exquisite masterpiece that also stars Miranda Richardson, »

- Michelle McCue

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Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson Family Film 'Little Boy' Acquired by Open Road

20 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Little Boy," a powerful family film starring Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson has been picked up by Open Road Films for U.S. distribution.  The film follows the life of a seven-year-old boy, played by newcomer Jakob Salvati, who will do anything to end World War II and bring his father home. It also stars Kevin James and Michael Rappaport.  "'Little Boy' is a truly uplifting movie that resonates with family audiences and we are thrilled to add it to our slate," Open Roads CEO Tom Ortenberg. said "Roma Downey and Mark Burnett [executive producers] are some of the most successful producers in this arena and we are looking forward to working with them on this project." Open Roads handled distribution for Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" and Liam Neeson-starring "The Grey." No release date for "Little Boy" has yet been announced.  »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Open Road Nabs U.S. Rights to ‘Little Boy’ from Mark Burnett, Roma Downey

20 June 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to inspirational family film “Little Boy,” exec produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

The film stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and 7-year old newcomer Jakob Salvati.

Downey and Burnett (pictured) produced “Son of God,” the Christian movie that has grossed an impressive $67 million in the U.S. and was adapted from their 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which aired last year on History. They are also producers on MGM’s upcoming reboot of “Ben-Hur.”

Little Boy” centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.

“’Little Boy’ is a truly uplifting movie that resonates with family audiences and we are thrilled to add it to our slate,” said Open Road topper Tom Ortenberg. »

- Dave McNary

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Paramount, Pathé date Selma

20 June 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount Pictures and Pathé have set a December 25 limited release on Ava DuVernay’s Civil Rights drama and potential awards contender. Separately, Open Road has picked up what is being described as the inspirational drama Little Boy.

Selma stars the UK’s in-demand David Oyelowo (pictured) as Martin Luther King Jr and charts the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama – a pivotal event in the battle for equality that led to President Johnson signing the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The film will open wide on January 9 2015, a timely slot that falls in the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the act.

Oprah Winfrey produces alongside Plan B and Cloud Eight FilmsChristian Colson and recently joined the cast.

She will play Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman who tried to register to vote and was unfairly denied by the sheriff. 

The film is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Selma in Alabama.

The cast includes »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road Picks Up Family Film From 'Son of God' Producers

20 June 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Little Boy,  a new family film executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, producers of the recent Son of God, through their Lightworkers Media. Starring Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson, the film concerns a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II and bring his father home. The cast also includes David HenrieKevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, Eduardo Verastegui and 7-year-old newcomer Jakob Salvati. Photos 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies It was

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- Gregg Kilday

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Open Road Adds Roma Downey-Mark Burnett Pic ‘Little Boy’ To Slate

20 June 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Open Road Films bought U.S. rights to Little Boy, an inspirational family film directed by Alejandro Monteverde that was executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the EPs behind Son Of God and the MGM/Paramount Ben-Hur remake. Pic’s about the magical story of a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father. Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted […] »

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