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Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2015 – Our 10 most anticipated films

7 October 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When the 44th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema announced their lineup two weeks ago, I wasn’t sure where to even begin when deciding what I should see. The festival which takes place in Montreal from October 7 to 18 is screening nearly 400 films and events in only 11 days. This includes 151 feature films and 203 short films from 68 countries – 49 world premieres, 38 North American premieres and 60 Canadian premieres. Because of it’s strong line-up, there is no possible way to see everything – so we decided to come up with a list of our ten most anticipated films — and trust me, it wasn’t easy. We will of course be covering the event once again this year, so be sure to revisit our site over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here is our 10 most anticipate films.

Arabian Nights 

With a total running time of over six hours Arabian Nights is certainly »

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SNL Has Chosen Its Trump

22 September 2015 1:33 AM, PDT | | See recent newser news »

If anyone has ever wondered what it's like to be Donald Trump for a day, or for a season of Saturday Night Live , talk to Taran Killam in 2016. The 33-year-old cast member has been tapped to slip into the real estate mogul's hairpiece for the 41st season of the late-night show, an NBC rep confirmed to CNNMoney . He's been with the show since 2010 and has formerly played the likes of Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Piers Morgan, Andy Cohen, Michael Cera, and Eminem. Killam will likely first lumber onto the stage as Trump on Oct. 3, the show's first »

- Jenn Gidman

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Taran Killam Will Play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live: How Will He Ever Find Material?

21 September 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Taran Killam: You're hired! SNL returns October 3, and with it, one of the most coveted roles for the 2015–16 season: Donald Trump. Deadline reports that Taran Killam, who has done impressions of everyone from Matthew McConaughey to Michael Cera, landed the gig after multiple cast members auditioned for the part. The stakes are obviously high, as the fall television season coincides with with the reality-television circus that is the Republican presidential debates. Darrell Hammond, who played Trump in the past, wasn't considered; instead, he'll continue on as Bill Clinton to Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton. If Killam does his job, he'll make it difficult for you to discern the difference between a joke candidate and a joke. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson On Passion Project ‘Anomalisa’

8 September 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This interview first appeared in Variety’s Sept. 7 Venice Film Festival print daily.

When filmmaker Duke Johnson saw “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in 2004, it changed his entire idea of the kinds of movies he wanted to make. He had just graduated from film school at Nyu and finally he had a clear direction for what he wanted to do with his life. “I literally said it was my dream in life to direct a Charlie Kaufman movie,” he recalls.

Flash-forward 10 years later, he’s working at animation studio Sunburns Industries in Burbank, Calif., and a mutual acquaintance, writer and producer Dino Stamatopoulos, had a Kaufman script in hand. “Anomalisa” was based on a 2005 “sound play” developed by the Oscar-winning scribe at the behest of composer Carter Burwell, featuring actors on a bare stage reading their lines to the audience, and it became an instant passion project for Johnson. »

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Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'

8 September 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?

When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.

All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is »

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Wes Craven, Horror Legend, Dead at 76

30 August 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Wes Craven, the legendary horror auteur who brought his nightmarish vision to both the big and small screens, died over the weekend of brain cancer. He was 76.

Although Craven made his biggest mark in movies via The Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, his influence extended to TV as well. In 1988, he created Freddy’s Nightmares, a two-season syndicated horror  anthology series in which each episode was introduced by Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund). He also served as an exec producer on MTV’s current adaptation of Scream.

In a 2013 episode of Castle, Craven guest-starred »

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Ready Player One: All your favourite video game movies in one supercut

20 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Inspired by console, computer, or arcade games, movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wreck It Ralph, and the Resident Evil franchise take us into the often unrealistic world of gaming, where double-sided axes are as popular as iPhones, dinosaurs are totally real, and Michael Cera is an action hero.

This weekend, Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Ciarán Hinds ("Game of Thrones," but also, like, everything) enter into the video game 'verse with Hitman: Agent 47

To celebrate all things pixel-related, we threw together a supercut of some of our favourite video game movies. Watch the video below, and you’ll gain 43Xp, 87Hp, and the irresistible urge to run straight home and kill some Resident Evil zombies.

Continue? 10, 9, 8…



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Zach Galifianakis Will Take on The Joker as 'Lego Batman' Finds Its Villain

13 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We already knew Will Arnett and Michael Cera would be joining forces to take down baddies as the voices of Batman and Robin, respectively, in The Lego Batman Movie, but we didn't know who the blocky yellow pair would be trying to take down -- until now. According to The Hollywood Reporter Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice The Joker in Warner Bros.' forthcoming spinoff, which means my idea of turning the movie into an "Arrested Development" reunion and having David Cross or Tony Hale voice The Joker is all but dead, but it's okay, life goes on. I've grown a bit sour on Galifianakis in recent years, given the mostly one-note comedic range he has displayed since breaking out in 2009's The Hangover, but I liked him quite a bit in Birdman and I'm hopeful he can turn this role into something fun. The good news is »

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Zach Galifianakis Is The Joker In The Lego Batman Movie

13 August 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


We’ve known for some months that a Lego Movie spin-off entitled The Lego Batman Movie (alongside a more traditional sequel) is in the pipeline at Warner Bros. This morning the project took a leap forward, and increased its odds of matching The Lego Movie’s own weird and wonderful reputation with the news that Zach Galifianakis will voice Joker, the film’s chief antagonist.

Galifianakis rounds out a cast of legitimately distinct and tantalizingly off-beat talents with Will Arnett reprising his role as the titular (and musically gifted) caped-crusader and Michael Cera on-board as Robin.


I imagine Galifianakis won’t be dialing down Joker’s trademark theatricality, which should bounce off Arnett’s extreme self-seriousness really, really well. Neither comic would be traditionally described as family friendly (can’t see Joker accidentally slipping Batman rohypnol) but both have been wholeheartedly committed to warped humour for the majority »

- Daniel Kelly

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Zach Galifianakis to play the Joker in Lego Batman movie

13 August 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Hangover star is in final talks to voice the villain to Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader in the Lego Movie spin-off

Zach Galifianakis is heading for another successful franchise as the actor is in final negotiations to join The Lego Batman Movie as the villainous Joker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Related: Michael Cera to voice Robin in Lego Batman movie

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Lego Batman movie: Zach Galifianakis to voice The Joker

12 August 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Will Arnett's Batman will do battle with Zach Galifianakis' Joker in the upcoming Lego Batman film...

Work continues on building the Lego movie universe, and some fresh casting has been announced for The Lego Batman Movie.

We already know that Will Arnett will be reprising his voice work for Batman himself (he remains one of the absolute highlights of The Lego Movie), whilst Michael Cera has signed up to lend his tones to Robin.

Now we learn that Zach Galifianakis is in talks to bring his take on The Joker's voice to the screen. No more details than that have been revealed, but then to be fair, that pretty much explains the latest casting anyway.

Seth Grahame-Smith has penned the script for The Lego Batman Movie, and Chris McKay - animation supervisor on The Lego Movie - is directing this one. More on the film as we hear it. »

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Forget about Jared Leto - Zach Galifianakis is going to voice The Joker in The Lego Movie's Batman spinoff

12 August 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The joke's on you, Jared Leto! Zach Galifianakis could be taking on the role of The Joker in The Lego Movie's Batman spinoff.

We already know that The Lego Batman Movie will bow in 2017 with Will Arnett and Michael Cera as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin.

Lego Batman Movie takes in "every era" of the superhero, say directors

The Hollywood Reporter is now saying that Birdman actor Galifianakis is in final talks to portray the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming movie.

If Galifianakis is cast, there will be two actors simultaneously playing The Joker in Warner Bros film franchises.

Jared Leto is set to become the live-action Joker in the 2016 super-villain team-up movie Suicide Squad - although that film is not being marketed to children.

The Lego Batman Movie is scheduled to open on February 10, 2017 in Us and UK cinemas. »

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Zach Galifianakis to voice the Joker in The Lego Batman Movie

12 August 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Looks like the producers of The Lego Batman Movie are going to separate the comedic film from the existing Lego Batman video games and animated films by casting a new voice actor to portray The Joker. Joining the legendary Mark Hamill who is the definitive animated voice of Batman's nemesis, Zach Galifianakis will voice the Clown Prince of Crime opposite Will Arnett and Michael Cera in the new film.... Read More »

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Zach Galifianakis Is the Joker in 'Lego Batman Movie'

12 August 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one month after Michael Cera signed on to provide the voice for Batman's sidekick Robin, The Lego Batman Movie has found its main villain. Variety reports that Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice The Joker in this animated adventure. Will Arnett reprises his role from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie as The Dark Knight.

No specific plot details have been released yet, but producer Chris Miller said in November that this animated superhero movie will span every era of Batman filmmaking. With that being said, it's certainly possible that practically every Batman villain could be featured in this animated spinoff. It isn't known what other classic Batman characters are being eyed for The Lego Batman Movie, but there certainly are plenty to choose from.

Chris McKay, who served as the animation co-director and animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is directing from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith »

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Zach Galifianakis to voice The Joker in The Lego Batman Movie

12 August 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like The Lego Batman Movie has found its Clown Prince of Crime, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Zach Galifianakis is in talks with Warner Bros. to lend his voice to The Joker in the spinoff to The Lego Movie.

The Lego Batman Movie is being directed by Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, and will see Will Arnett reprising his role as the Caped Crusader, while Michael Cera will lend his voice to Robin the Boy Wonder.

The Lego Batman Movie is set for release on May 26th 2017.


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Lego Batman Movie Casts 'The Joker' And It's Definitely Not Who You're Expecting

12 August 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to bring a brick version of the Clown Prince of Crime to life in Warner Bros.' Lego Batman movie. With Will Arnett reprising the role of the Caped Crusader from The Lego Movie, it's clear that they're going for comedic actors when it comes to building this world as Michael Cera was recently chosen by WB to play Robin. Galifianakis is an interesting choice for The Joker though, but as he's no stranger to playing somewhat unhinged characters, he should fit right in here. The movie is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, while Chris McKay is directing from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Are you looking forward to the Lego Batman movie? Let us know below »

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Zach Galifianakis To Join The Lego Batman Movie

12 August 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The last we heard of The Lego Batman movie, Michael Cera was onboard, voicing Robin alongside Will Arnett’s Batman. Now, with the heroes found, thoughts turn to the villain, with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to lend his vocal chords to help bring the Lego version of The Joker to life. It’s not a choice I would have ever thought of, with Galifianakis often times being a bit too laid back, but he is an incredible comedy talent, joining two other incredible comedy talents, and I can’t wait to see what he does with the character. The Lego Batman Movie comes our way May 26th 2017. »

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Zach Galifianakis Is the Joker for ‘Lego Batman’

12 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When you’ve got Will Arnett voicing Batman in a movie where the characters are all made out of Lego, and Michael Cera to voice Robin, where does one turn to voice the Clown Prince of Crime? For Lego Batman, the first big Lego Movie spin-off that is planned for release in February 2017, the Lego Joker voice […]

The post Zach Galifianakis Is the Joker for ‘Lego Batman’ appeared first on /Film. »

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The Lego Batman Movie Just Found The Perfect Joker

12 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We will be seeing a lot of Batman's greatest nemesis, The Joker, on screen in the next few years. Not only will Jared Leto will be portraying the Clown Prince of Crime in David Ayer's 2016 blockbuster Suicide Squad - not to mention the larger DC Cinematic Universe - but the character will also be playing a key role in the upcoming Lego Batman Movie. Up until today we haven't known who would be portraying this animated version of the classic villain, but now new reports are saying that the role is going to belong to Zach Galifianakis. This exciting news was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Galifianakis is now in final talks to be the villain in the upcoming feature. The actor is joining a cast that already includes Will Arnett, who will be reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie; and Michael Cera, »

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The Lego Batman Movie May Have Found Its Joker In Zach Galifianakis

12 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hangover and Birdman star Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to voice The Joker in Warner Bros.’ upcoming spinoff, The Lego Batman Movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Should the deal proceed as planned, the part would have him star opposite Will Arnett and Michael Cera for the animated feature, who are on board as crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin, respectively. Buoyed by the success of last year’s surprise hit, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will all return to oversee the anticipated spinoff, which will help flesh out The Caped Crusader’s role in WB’s burgeoning, blocky universe.

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In terms of script, Seth Grahame-Smith returns from The Lego Movie to help shepherd the spinoff to the finish line, while animation supervisor Chris McKay will be back behind the scenes.

Having lent his vocal chords to Bob’s Burgers and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots, »

- Michael Briers

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