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Opening Night – World Premiere
David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m
David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (Treme, Friday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »
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
Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.
The fest today revealed an impressive roster of helmers and thesps planning to boost their latest work in Toronto next month. And with the critical four-day opening weekend packed exclusively — as per the new fest policy — with world premieres and North American premieres of studio awards contenders, buzzy acquisition titles, and hot U.S. and international arthouse fare, you can expect media frenzies, flash mobs of buyers, and intense afterparty rivalries like never before.
Slates for Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids were also unveiled today, as were a handful of late-breaking adds to other programs, bringing this year’s grand total to 393 films, »
- Jennie Punter
Fleming: I had the dubious honor this week of writing our Robin Williams obit. Well actually it was more of a news story than, say, the obit of Lauren Bacall that came a day later. I found it a soul-sucking experience, leaving me the same empty feeling as when we published similar pieces on Tony Scott, Paul Walker, Whitney Houston, James Gandolfini, Corey Monteith and Michael Jackson. Juggling hard news with empathy in reporting a tragic loss of one so brilliant is the recipe for an awful day.
Bart: The suicide of a figure like Robin Williams always forces an editor to make a painful distinction: There’s a difference between a celebrity and a mythic figure. A celebrity gets a respectful obit. »
- Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr
Greetings everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief. It’s been a bit of a tough week for movie, TV, and entertainment fans, as not only was it a slow news week in general, but we also lost two incredible Hollywood legends. Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams both passed away, and left behind incredible legacies that we’ll talk about a bit later on.
In other news, we have several studios playing Release Date Jamboree and announcing openings for upcoming films and franchise sequels, we have word on the future of Damon Lindelof and HBO’s controversial new series The Leftovers, updates on Marvel’s The Inhumans and DC’s Aquaman, and a glimmer of hope that Michael Bay might finally move on from the moneymaking machines known as the Transformers franchise.
Before we mourn the loss of those who’ve fallen this week, »
- James Garcia
Beware: The Emmy race for Best Comedy Series is a cliffhanger. Sure, Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") won three out of the past four years and now currently leads Gold Derby's racetrack odds (11/8), but watch out! That wily rascal Ricky Gervais ("Derek") is not far behind (2/1). -Break- Let's not forget that Gervais pulled off a jawdropper in this contest back in 2007 when nominated for "Extras," beating Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") and even Steve Carell, who was nommed for the U.S. version of Gervais' trailblazing "The Office." Now my fellow Gold Derby Editors Chris Beachum, Paul Sheehan and I are in a real prediction pickle. Who to back? Chris and I choose Gervais. Paul plays it safe with Parsons. Who's correct? Maybe none of us? Watch us slug it out below. To follow along, you should know that the six nominees submitted these episodes to Emmy »
The New York Film Festival Main Slate official selection has landed, with 30 features including many Cannes entries and potential Oscar contenders. They include French actor Mathieu Amalric’s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s novel "The Blue Room" (Sudnance Selects), Lisandro Alonso's 19th century road quest "Jauja," starring Viggo Mortensen, Asia Argento's autobiographical "Misunderstood," Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart (IFC), David Cronenberg's "Maps of the Stars," starring Cannes-winner Julianne Moore and Rob Pattinson (EOne), Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night" starring Marion Cotillard (IFC), Jean-Luc Godard’s first 3D feature, "Goodbye to Language," Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" starring Cannes-winner Timothy Spall (Sony Pictures Classics), Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," starring Steve Carell »
- Anne Thompson
Last night we learned Warner Bros. was entering Clint Eastwood's American Sniper into the Oscar race, giving the film a limited Christmas Day release before going wide in mid-January. Well, that means I needed to swoop over and do a little updating to my list of Oscar predictions, specifically in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, and while Sniper didn't actually make my list of nominees in any one of those categories, there was some shifting up and down of my current selection of nominees. Here's how each of those categories now look at the top: Best Picture Unbroken Wild Birdman Foxcatcher Gone Girl Boyhood Interstellar A Most Violent Year Selma Best Director Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) David Fincher (Gone Girl) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Best Actor Michael Keaton (Birdman) Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) Miles Teller »
- Brad Brevet
The 52nd New York Film Festival will run from September 26th to October 12th, and as per usual, it’s set to be packed to the gills with promising movies. This year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has managed to lock down a bevy of highly promising titles, including major Oscar contenders (Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice) and entries from acclaimed directors like David Cronenberg (Maps to the Stars) and Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner).
Nyff 2014 will see the world premiere of David Fincher’s mystery thriller Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, as its opening night selection. The world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s hotly anticipated detective film Inherent Vice will serve as the festival’s centerpiece film. And ambitiously shot drama Birdman, from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will make its U.S. premiere as the closing night selection.
Other huge titles making an appearance at Nyff 2014 include Foxcatcher, »
- Isaac Feldberg
We can't help but begin today's episode with the sad news of Robin Williams' passing, but we hope it doesn't get you down too much as we then talk about the PG-13 situation in Hollywood and whether it's the rating that's getting in the way of most blockbuster films more than anything. Then we get to a couple listener questions, a voice mail, discuss new DVDs and Blu-rays play some games and get out of here with a podcast running just over an hour. Finally, it's time once again to vote for our next audio commentary. On this episode we mention only five, but I thought of one more after we finished and have added it to the mix, so there are six to choose from. Vote below: poll id="359" If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a »
- Brad Brevet
Hollywood mourns the loss of a comedic genius.
It is truly a devastating day for Hollywood.
Immediately after news broke that Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide, colleagues, friends and admirers took to Twitter to share their memories of the talented Oscar winner.
The actor and comedian's career spanned from the classic TV spinoff Mork & Mindy to the unforgettable Mrs. Doubtfire to an award-winning role in Good Will Hunting to the animated voice work of everyone's favorite genie in Aladdin. In one way or another, his work touched the life of just about everybody. The below tweets are just a few of those expressing sadness, shock and admiration.
Photos: Remembering Robin Williams Through the Years
Joan Rivers: "I'm terribly saddened. He was an amazing talent and a very kind and giving man. Everyone remembers him as a brilliant comedian but he was much more than that »
Robin Williams is dead, apparently by suicide. His work, from his manic standup to his intense dramatic performances, was often so fierce because he was clearly playing out his own emotional turmoil in a way that was raw, real, and sometimes almost terrifying.
Many of the most gifted people struggle with demons. It's part of what makes them great, though it breaks our hearts when they fall to them.
— Katie Khan (@katie_khan) August 12, 2014
I wish I could say that I was surprised this morning to hear of his death. Sad, yes. But not surprised. Just as fame, fortune, and success cannot conquer cancer, they cannot conquer mental illness.
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. Rip.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
It’s absolutely awful that it seems there was nothing that could make the world better for him.
My favorite Williams role? Probably Dead Poets Society. It’s a great movie overall, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.
The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.
His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.
"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »
Robin Williams was found dead in California today (Aug. 11) at the age 63. Friends, entertainers, the rest of Hollywood and beyond have take to Twitter to celebrate the comedian's life, to grieve, and to react to his unexpected death. Steven Spielberg's public statement: “Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.” Garry Marshall's public statement: “Robin was hands-down a comedy genius and one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with in television or film. To lose him so young at the age of 63 is just a tragedy. I will forever be in awe of his timing, his talent and his pure and golden creativity… He was my friend and it is rare that you ever have a friend that is also a genius.” Bob Iger, »
- HitFix Staff
News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »
- Jake Perlman
Last night, the adolescent drivel known as the Teen Choice Awards pandered the most coveted audience in entertainment, and that meant the studios were pushing some of the forthcoming films to the young crowd on the flickering box. Disney decided to push their family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with a new TV spot showing off some more ridiculous footage from the film. Unlike the book on which the film is based, it's not just Alexander having a bad day, but his whole family. This looks to be full of slapstick comedy, complete with Steve Carell fighting a kangaroo. Watch? Here's the TV spot for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from Disney: Watch the full trailer for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day right here. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day »
- Ethan Anderton
Disney has released the first TV spot for Miguel Arteta's family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Dylan Minnette star in the film centering on 11-year-old Alexander, who is experiencing the most terrible and horrible day of his young life. Watch as the Coopers prepare for a very bad day that includes setting a classroom on fire, wrecking the family station wagon, and setting a kangaroo loose on the neighborhood.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. »
We’ve got a few new posters to share this evening. Briefly: Birdman – A new Birdman poster for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ambitious drama shows a flying Michael Keaton amidst a stark black-and-white pattern. The film opens in theaters on October 17th. This Is Where I Leave You – A series of rather unfortunate character posters for Shawn Levy’s otherwise promising drama highlight the dynamic ensemble cast, which includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver. The film opens in theaters on September 12th. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Two posters for Disney’s children’s book adaptation show the before and after of the film’s titular day. Starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, the pic opens on October 10th. ABCs of Death 2 – The official poster for Magnet’s second anthology collection of horror shorts portrays a rather menacing-looking Death. The film will »
- Adam Chitwood
Hillary Clinton beat Stephen Colbert at his own game when she made a "surprise" appearance on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night. Colbert introduced Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, which was published on June 10, and began to poke fun at the politician, calling the book "656 pages of shameless name-dropping." "I just don't buy any of this. There is no way on earth one woman can be in so many places at once," he said. No sooner had the comedian made the snarky comment, than the former Secretary of State appeared on stage amidst chants of, "Hillary, Hillary!" "Hillary Clinton," Colbert exclaimed incredulously. »
- Isabel Sanhueza, @izzy_san
The U.K. version of The Office is coming to the big screen in Life on the Road, a film that focuses on Ricky Gervais's character, David Brent (upon whom Steve Carrell's Michael Scott was based). Fifteen years later, Brent is now a traveling salesman making one final attempt to fulfill his dream of becoming a rock star. “He thinks it’ll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we’ll show the full horror," Gervais explained. "He’s had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales." Gervais has reprised the role in various forms over the years — including taking Brent and his fictional band, Foregone Conclusion, on tour — but never as a feature film, because that is a lot of David Brent. Are you ready? »
- Anna Silman
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