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Game of Links

1 hour ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Catching up on news & noteworthy we didn't cover the past couple of days...

Brangelina

Vanity Fair the details of the Brangelina marriage that we know. I'm really so happy for them as a longtime fan but...

Time knocks them for not keeping their promise to the gays. I knew this backlash would happen. But they did hold out a long time and they've done so much good for the world including for marriage equality that I think we should let it slide

Gawker asks the intriguing question: "Why is Angelina Jolia a movie star?"

Some of her movies have been well-received acting vehicles. Some of her movies have been gargantuan commercial products. There is no place where those circles overlap on the Venn diagram. 

It's worth pondering her atypical celebrity.

Absolute Must Read!

/bent has a fascinating long essay about HBO, Game of Thrones, and the distinct feeling that TV »

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

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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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Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Wild’ to Open San Diego Film Festival (Exclusive)

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The San Diego Film Festival has set Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” as its opening night film on Sept. 24.

The festival has also selected drama “You’re Not You,” starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel as the closing night film on Sept.  27 with Duhamel attending.

The festival is in its 13th year.

Wild” will have its world premiere Friday at the Telluride Film Festival and screen at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (“Dallas Buyers Club”), is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her decision, after years of reckless behavior, to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.

Fox Searchlight will release “Wild” in the U.S. on Dec. 5.

Swank stars in “You’re Not You” as a successful classical pianist diagnosed with Als. Duhamel plays her husband and Rossum portrays a college student »

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Hilary Swank Battles Als in You're Not You Trailer

29 August 2014 2:48 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

As the whole world is busy dumping ice water on their heads to help find a cure for Als, there's been a movie in the works about a woman struggling with the illness. Today, we have a trailer for "You're Not You," featuring Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who is diagnosed with the disease and finds an unconventional assistant (Emmy Rossum) to help her. Check out the trailer below. The new movie is directed by George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) and is set to get a VOD and limited theatrical release on October 10th. Trailer: »

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'You're Not You' Trailer Starring Hilary Swank

28 August 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While many weren't too familiar with Als (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) before this summer, the hundreds of Ice Bucket Challenge videos helped spread awareness of this degenerative disease. Today, we have the first trailer for You're Not You, which stars Hilary Swank as Kate, a pianist who becomes stricken with Als.

Based on Michelle Wildgen's book, this drama follows Kate and her husband (Josh Duhamel) as they find the most unorthodox caretaker in young college student Bec (Emmy Rossum) as they both change each other's lives. Take a look at the first footage, along with two new photos from director George C. Wolfe's adaptation, co-starring Loretta Devine, Ali Larter, Jason Ritter and Marcia Gay Harden, arriving in theaters and VOD platforms October 10.

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Conviction, Million Dollar Baby) and rapidly rising star Emmy Rossum (Shameless) intertwine in You're Not You, a surprisingly funny, »

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Telluride unveils line-up packed with awards contenders

28 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Main programme includes Birdman, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Rosewater.

The Telluride Film Festival (Aug 29 - Sept 1) has revealed the line-up for its 41st edition, packed with films tipped for awards season.

The festival will include 85 features, short films and revivals representing 28 countries, along with special artist tributes, conversations, panels and education programmes.

The main programme includes Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, which opened the Venice Film Festival to rave reviews yesterday.

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones, and Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater are all generating awards buzz.

There are also several titles that picked up prizes in Cannes earlier this year including Foxcatcher, which won Bennett Miller best director; Russian drama Leviathan, winner of best screenplay; Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, which saw Timothy Spall win best actor; and jury prize winner Mommy from Xavier Dolan.

The 50 Year Argument (d. Martin Scorsese, [link »

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

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Hilary Swank Struggles with Als in First Trailer for 'You're Not You'

28 August 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Awareness of Als (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gherig's disease) has been raised exponentially thanks to the online charity trend of the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, with donations going to the Als Association, aiming to find a cure for the disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. All the talk about support to fight disease is mere coincidence as a film called You're Not You is on the way featuring Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who suddenly finds herself diagnosed by the disease, and hires an unconventional assistant, Emmy Rossum, to help her cope. It looks pretty conventional and very melodramatic, but also pretty uplifting on some level, I guess. Watch! Here's the first trailer for George C. Wolfe's You're Not You, originally from EW: You're Not You is directed by George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) and »

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Trailers: Foxcatcher, Rosewater, Rewrite, You

28 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A second teaser trailer is out for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the Steve Carell and Channing Tatum-led drama which looks to be one of the biggest players in the upcoming awards season following the film's sterling reception at Cannes back in May.

The first trailer is out for "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater". The story follows Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009 and held for nearly four months. The film, which opens in November, premiered the other day at the Venice Film Festival to respectable but not gushing reviews.

Next comes the trailer for the Hugh Grant-led rom-com "The Rewrite". Grant stars as a former Oscar-winning screenplay writer long past his glory days who takes on a college teaching job. Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons star.

Finally there's »

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The Calling | Review

28 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Busy Signals: Stone’s Aptly Named Thriller Phones It In

There is not anything innately offensive about a really decent made-for-tv thriller, especially the type based on those ceaseless examples of books once referred to as dime store pulp fiction, juicy, hard boiled or even illogical. These types of mildly entertaining whodunits aren’t without a certain sense of craftsmanship either. But half their charm is that they’re on television, so they may seem a bit irritating if you had to pay to see them in the theater—and that’s concerning the really decent ones. It’s hard to say why writer/producer Jason Stone chose to adapt The Calling, the first in a series of mystery novels by Michael Redhill, published under the pseudonym of Inger Ash Wolfe. Adapted by screenwriter Scott Abramovitch, who has only written films for television previously, it’s a lukewarm endeavor a »

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You’Re Not You Trailer and Images Feature Hilary Swank as a Pianist Battling Als

28 August 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The trailer for director George C. Wolfe’s new film You’re Not You has some incredible timing on its side.  Thanks to the viral phenomenon of those ubiquitous ice bucket challenge videos, I think it’s safe to say that awareness for Als is at an all-time high.  The film stars Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who is stricken with the disease and hires an unconventional assistant, Emmy Rossum, to help her cope. Going off the trailer, the film looks well made if not a little conventional.  It’s hard for me to fault these kinds of movies for that though, we all need to find the uplifting elements in any tragic scenario I suppose.  Hit the jump for the You’re Not You trailer.  The film also stars Josh Duhamel, Marcia Gay Harden, Jason Ritter, Ali Larter, and Loretta Devina and opens in theaters and On Demand on October 10th. »

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Hilary Swank plays a pianist with Als in 'You're Not You' trailer

28 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with Als. And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer who doesn’t quite have her life together. But through becoming Kate’s assistant, Bec’s outlook on life will change. And through having Bec as an assistant, so will Kate’s.

EW has an exclusive look at the first trailer for the film, which also stars Josh Duhamel, »

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41st Telluride Film Festival Announces Program Lineup

28 August 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

41st edition plays host to 25 new feature films in its main program Tribute programs honoring Volker Schlöndorff, Hilary Swank and the 35th Anniversary of Apocalypse Now Telluride, Co (August 28, 2014) – Telluride Film Festival, »

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Oscar Contenders In Lineup As Telluride Film Festival Announces Schedule

28 August 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs Lax. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in the mix. Of course, film-freak paradise that it is,  Telluride is not all about hot awards titles but a mix of programming that always whets the appetite of movie lovers who flock here each Labor Day weekend.

That said, Oscar watchers will be eagerly lining up for Fox Searchlight and New Regency’s Birdman, which is coming directly from its opening-night slot at the Venice Film Festival where it received rapturous reviews — not only for star Michael Keaton »

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Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘Wild’

28 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend.

The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” includes the first showings of Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild,” Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” and Mia Wasikowska’s “Madame Bovary” — the 10th film adaptation of the French novel.

The Venice Film Festival opener “Birdman,” which has vaulted Michael Keaton into awards contention, will also screen at Telluride. Ramin Bahrani’s housing crisis drama “99 Homes” is screening at both festivals as is Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Look of Silence.”

Several Cannes titles are coming to Telluride: Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” the Dardenne Brothers’ workplace drama “Two Days, One Night,” Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan »

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'Birdman,' 'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and an 'Apocalypse Now' treat set for 41st Telluride

28 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — With all the reindeer games going on in the fall festival world, a lot of the drama and mystery surrounding Telluride's perennially on-the-lowdown program began to seep out like a steadily deflating balloon this year. Toronto, Venice and New York notations of "World Premiere," "Canada Premiere," "New York Premiere" or "International Premiere" and the like made it all rather obvious which films were heading to the San Juans for the 41st edition of the tiny mining village's cinephile gathering, and which were not. But the fact is, if you're in it just for the surprises — or certainly, for the awards-baiting heavies — you're never going to be fully satisfied by the Telluride experience. That having been said, this year's program might just be the most exciting one in my six years of attending. Starting with all of the stuff we were expecting, indeed, Cannes players "Foxcatcher," "Mr. Turner" and "Leviathan »

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Interview: ‘Birdman’ Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on His First Comedy

27 August 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently taking stock of his career, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu began to wonder if he might have gotten stuck in a creative rut of his own making.

“It was like I was on a ladder, and I was getting a little too comfortable,” says the 51-year-old filmmaker as he holds out two clenched fists, miming the grip on that ladder. “I was just doing my work. It was a habit. I was stuck, half out of fear and half out of safety. And I said to myself, ‘I’m going to let go of the ladder.’ ”

See Also: Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with ‘Birdman

For Inarritu, letting go meant taking a stab at his first full-fledged comedy, albeit one with a strong undercurrent of existential despair. In the director’s self-reflexive “Birdman,” Michael Keaton stars as an actor once famous for playing a superhero, now trying to save his »

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The Homesman named Hamptons centrepiece

26 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tommy Lee Jones’ feature will screen at the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival when star Hilary Swank will take part in an on-stage conversation.

The Homesman premiered in Cannes and will open in the Us through Roadside Attractions and Saban Films on November 14.

“Beginning our 22nd annual film festival announcement with the highly acclaimed film from Tommy Lee Jones as our Centerpiece and having Hilary Swank be a part of our Signature programme Conversation with… is the tip of what Hiff will showcase this year,” said executive director Anne Chaisson.

The festival will run from October 9-13. »

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Homesman named Hamptons centrepiece

26 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tommy Lee Jones’ feature will screen at the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival when the director-actor will take part in an on-stage conversation.

Hilary Swank stars in The Homesman, which premiered in Cannes and will open in the Us through Roadside Attractions and Saban Films on November 14.

“Beginning our 22nd annual film festival announcement with the highly acclaimed film from Tommy Lee Jones as our Centerpiece and having Hilary Swank be a part of our Signature programme Conversation with… is the tip of what Hiff will showcase this year,” said executive director Anne Chaisson.

The festival will run from October 9-13. »

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Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Gets Centerpiece Premiere at Hamptons Film Festival

26 August 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier film The Homesman will be the centerpiece pic at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday. The Hamptons screening will mark the East Coast premiere for the title, which debuted at Cannes. The Homesman is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Glendon Swarthout about three women living on the edge of the American frontier who are pushed to the brink and saved by Hilary Swank's Mary Bee Cuddy, who transports them by covered wagon to Iowa, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take

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‘The Homesman’ Books Centerpiece Spot at 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival

26 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival will spotlight Tommy Lee Jones’ upcoming Western “The Homesman” as its centerpiece film, one of the first titles to be named to the slate of the 22nd annual Long Island event.

Multihyphenate actor Bob Balaban will serve as honorary chairman for this year’s fest, at which Hilary Swank, who co-stars in “The Homesman” with Jones, will appear as part of the fest’s series of public conversations.

Also on the Hiff slate this year are Rory Culkin starrer “Gabriel,” Volker Schlondorff’s WWII tale “Diplomacy” and Dan Roe’s short film “Weenie,” all part of the Showtime-sponsored “Views from Long Island” section. Tribeca Film Festival alum “Gabriel” was largely filmed on Long Island, while Schlondorff lives in Amagansett.

“Homesman” centers on a woman (Swank) who hires a drifter (Jones) to help her shepherd three woman across the American frontier. The film premiered at Cannes »

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