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Toronto: The Top 10 Films to Generate Buzz

12 September 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald 

Managing Editor 

The Toronto International Film Festival ends Sunday and hundreds of films have been screened since the 11-day festival began. Throughout the years, Toronto has featured a number of Oscar hopefuls that have gone on to Oscar success. Just last year, best picture 12 Years a Slave (2013) was shown at Toronto (along with a number of other nominees). Hoping for the same success, some Tiff films have been met with instant Oscar chatter this year. Here are the top 10 films to generate buzz coming out of Tiff:

10. Maps to the StarsJulianne Moore’s role in David Cronenberg’s dark satire of life in Hollywood won her the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, but it doesn’t look like the role is being pushed towards an Oscar nomination. Though the film might not be heading to the Academy Awards, it has generated quite the »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Tiff 2014: Love & Mercy review

12 September 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy is a game of two halves: the good half features Paul Dano, in an awards-calibre performance, as the young Wilson at the height of his powers, when he created his masterpiece Pet Sounds (released in 1966) as his psyche simultaneously began to unravel; the bad half features an inexplicably cast John Cusack as Wilson in the late ‘80s and early ’90s, when he was under the ‘care’ of the sinister Dr Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).

The film cuts back and forth between the Dano/Wilson era and the Cusack/Wilson era, rather than having them follow each other chronologically, which helps the weaker Cusack section to an extent by allowing it to not have to stand on its own for an hour or so. Dano does an outstanding job with his impersonation of the troubled genius, which is bolstered as well by his general resemblance to Wilson. »

- Ian Gilchrist

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‘Love & Mercy’ Review: Paul Dano and John Cusack Move to Their Own Beat in Bold Biopic

11 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“Oh, the loneliness in this world / Well, it’s just not fair” “Lonely. Scared. Frightened.” If we take Bill Pohlad’s impressive Love & Mercy at face value – which is difficult to do with any biopic, particularly ones that are as complicated and complex as Pohlad’s feature – Beach Boy Brian Wilson wrote both of those lines during a fraught time in his life. The first lyric is taken from his song “Love And Mercy,” from which Pohlad’s film (obviously) takes its name, the second is scribbled on a note early in the feature. Both lines reflect the pain Wilson felt throughout his life, an emotional and mental ailing that eventually pushed the musical genius into a lifestyle that approached that of a recluse, a captive and a victim. The story of the Beach Boys proper has been put to the screen before, but Pohlad’s film (beautifully scripted by Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner) is »

- Kate Erbland

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Downton Abbey's Lily James confirmed for BBC One's War and Peace

11 September 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lily James is confirmed to have joined the cast of War and Peace.

The Downton Abbey actress was rumoured to be starring in the upcoming BBC One series back in July.

"Yes, I'm doing War and Peace," she told Radio Times.

House of Cards writer Andrew Davies has adapted the Leo Tolstoy classic, which is a co-production between The Weinstein Company and the BBC.

The series will air on BBC One in 2015.

Paul Dano has also been rumoured to star as Pierre Bezukhov, the love interest of James's Natasha.

War and Peace is set in 1805 during Alexander I's reign, following five aristocratic families and Napoleon's invasion in 1812.

Lily James is currently attached to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and will also be seen in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella alongside her Downton co-star Sophie McShera.

Speaking to Digital Spy and others at the Downton Abbey launch, she said of McShera: "I »

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Review: John Cusack and Paul Dano give voice to Brian Wilson's broken soul in 'Love & Mercy'

10 September 2014 7:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto - One of the most original interpretations of the music biopic in recent years was 2007's "I'm Not There," in which no less than six actors played different versions of Bob Dylan. Directed by Todd Haynes, the film used the different actors as a way of getting to the essential truth about an artist renowned for reinventing himself. The co-writer of that film was Oren Moverman, and now he's the co-writer of "Love & Mercy," a beautiful new movie that once again refuses to fall into the formula that hobbles so many biopics of any kind. The cliches of the genre are so pervasive that Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard" essentially destroyed the entire form for me. Ultimately, I think the best way to approach any biopic is to pick a moment that you feel illuminates the subject in a way that allows you to narrow in, focus, and tell »

- Drew McWeeny

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Love & Mercy Review | Tiff 2014

10 September 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Beach Boys are one of my favorite bands of all time, and their seminal 1966 album Pet Sounds is also one of my favorite albums of all time, so I came into director Bill Pohlad’s Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy with high expectations and a certain degree of skepticism.  As it turns out, the film is actually really good.  Pohlad takes a non-traditional approach to the biopic genre by splitting the story between young Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) and older Brian Wilson (John Cusack), focusing on the creation of Pet Sounds and the troubled SMiLE in the Dano timeline and Wilson’s severe mental illness and abusive relationship with his caretaker in the Cusack one.  Both actors rise to the challenge, with Cusack turning in his best performance in years, and Pohlad ends up crafting not only one of the more interesting biopics to come along in a while, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Toronto: Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions Buys Beach Boys Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’

10 September 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have bought North American rights to Beach Boys biopic “Love & Mercy” for $3 million.

The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, three days after its premiere at the Elgin.

John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti star in the drama, which focuses on the struggles of Brian Wilson. Cusack plays the older version of Wilson and Dano portrays the younger.

Variety’s Andrew Barker gave “Love” a strong review, calling it “a wonderfully innervating cure for the common muiscal biopic.”

River Road topper Bill Pohlad directed from a script by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner. Production companies are River Road Entertainment and Battle Mountain Films.

Producers are Pohlad, Claire Rudnick Polstein and John Wells. Ann Ruark, Jim Lefkowitz and Moverman executive produced.

CAA repped the North American rights.

News was first reported by the Deadline.com site.

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- Dave McNary

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Chris Rock's 'Top Five,' other Toronto films land distribution deals (Updated)

10 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For studios looking to buy at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock emerged a very hot property. The comedian’s Top Five sparked a bidding war, according to multiple reports, with Paramount emerging the victor and scoring the worldwide rights to the film, the studio announced today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio paid around $12.5 million for the film.

“Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades,” Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a statement. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Love & Mercy’

8 September 2014 8:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, Bill Pohlad’s “Love & Mercy” vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs — one artistic, one personal — in the life of the Beach BoysBrian Wilson. Certainly more conventional than Todd Haynes’ fractured Bob Dylan collage “I’m Not There,” but miles removed from the cookie-cutter approach taken by so many other rock bios, this finely crafted split portrait should win over music nerds skeptical of yet another complicated life being reduced to a series of highlight-reel moments, and provided more mainstream auds are willing to take the trip, Paul Dano and John Cusack’s expert performances should attract an appreciative reception.

Alternating back and forth in time, Pohlad and screenwriters Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner eschew a long-winded biographical approach in favor of two temporally specific parallel narratives. In one, roughly covering the period from 1965-68, Dano plays Wilson as he resigns from touring, »

- Andrew Barker

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Tiff 2014: My Top Ten List

4 September 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for showing some of the best films each year. Some of my personal favorite films have come out of Tiff, including Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Trying to narrow down a list of films I am most excited to see from this year’s Tiff is a difficult process. After all, there are 393 films being shown. Based on plot summaries, entertaining trailers and actors I admire, I’ve managed to pick 10 films I am hoping to catch once they are publicly released.

The Judge // Tiff Premiere: Sept. 4

Dir. David Dobkin

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga & Billy Bob Thornton

The film follows Hank (Downey), a Chicago lawyer, who returns to his small, Indiana town in the wake of his mother’s death to find his estranged father (Duvall) accused of murder. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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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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From 'Traitor' to Screen Legend: Fonda Still Busy on the Big Screen

1 August 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jane Fonda: From ‘Vietnam Traitor’ to AFI Award and Screen Legend status (photo: Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda in ‘This Is Where I Leave You’) (See previous post: “Jane Fonda Movies: Anti-Establishment Heroine.”) Turner Classic Movies will also be showing the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Jane Fonda, the former “Vietnam Traitor” and Barbarella-style sex kitten who has become a living American screen legend (and healthy-living guru). Believe it or not, Fonda, who still looks disarmingly great, will be turning 77 years old next December 21; she’s actually older than her father Henry Fonda was while playing Katharine Hepburn’s ailing husband in Mark Rydell’s On Golden Pond. (Henry Fonda died at age 77 in August 1982.) Jane Fonda movies in 2014 and 2015 Following a 15-year absence (mostly during the time she was married to media mogul Ted Turner), Jane Fonda resumed her film acting career in 2005, playing Jennifer Lopez »

- Andre Soares

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TV Casting: Frye, James, Hampshire, Kassianides

30 July 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Flash

Kelly Frye has signed on to play DC Comics character Plastique in the upcoming "The Flash" TV series on The CW. In the series she'll play a more heroic incarnation of the character, at least initially. Plastique (aka Sgt. Bette Sans Souci) was a bomb disposal expert in Iraq.

Following the accident that gave Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) his super speed powers, Bette finds herself with the ability to turn everything she touches into a bomb. She seeks Barry's help as nefarious U.S. government forces chase her down. [Source: E! Online]

War And Peace

Lily James ("Downton Abbey") is reportedly in talks to appear in the BBC's upcoming ambitious mini-series adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel "War And Peace".

James would play heroine Natasha Rostova, lover to Pierre Bezukhov (Paul Dano) an illegitimate son who rises in society. Andrew Davies ("Little Dorrit," "Pride and Prejudice") is writing the series. [Source: Yahoo ]

12 Monkeys

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Lily James And Paul Dano Considering BBC’s War And Peace Miniseries

30 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one of its most ambitious undertakings to date, the BBC is teaming with The Weinstein Company and Look Out Point to bring viewers a sprawling, six-part miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome War and Peace. Now, the pieces are falling into place for the series, with word that Lily James and Paul Dano are circling lead roles in the project.

Offers have been sent out to James, a rising star known best for her role as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS period drama Downton Abbey, and Dano, who has been quietly building a reputation as a skilled character actor with parts in Little Miss SunshinePrisoners and 12 Years a Slave, among others. Though neither actor has been confirmed yet, James would take on the lead role of Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward and illegitimate son of a wealthy Russian nobleman »

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Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

30 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon. [Deadline] Emile Hirsch has joined "Just Jim," the directorial debut of "Submarine" star Craig Roberts, who will also lead the film. The story follows "a teenage loser who life is turned around by the appearance of an enigmatic, »

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Lily James and Paul Dano in talks for BBC One's War and Peace series

30 July 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lily James and Paul Dano are in talks to appear in the BBC adaptation of War and Peace.

According to Deadline, Downton Abbey star James would play Natasha Rostova, a role previously taken by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic book.

She falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, who Prisoners star Dano is in talks to play - an illegitimate son who rises in society.

Award-winning writer Andrew Davies - whose recent credits include Mr Selfridge and Little Dorrit - is set to pen the six-episode adaptation.

Davies previously said of the project: "[It is] not just a great novel, it's a wonderful read and it'll make a wonderful serial.

"A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. The characters are so natural and human and easy to identify with, and Natasha Rostova just beats Lizzy Bennet as the most lovable heroine in literature. »

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Paul Dano Considers War And Peace

29 July 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it has been adapted several times before, Leo Tolstoy’s huge tale of drama between aristocratic Russian families is once more the target of a TV project, this time a collaboration between the BBC and The Weinstein Company. Paul Dano and Lily James are mulling offers to star in the miniseries.Developed by the company behind Ripper Street and scripted by veteran novel adapter Andrew Davies, it will retell the sprawling story that's set in 1805 Russia and weaves between five rich families around the reign of Alexander I. James is being targeted to play Natasha Rostova, who falls for the wrong man – namely Dano’s Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward illegitimate son who spots a chance to climb society’s ranks but struggles with his hot temper. The actors would be playing roles originally tackled by Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda in the 1956 film version, so no pressure there, then. »

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Comic-Con: 'Warcraft' Trailer Description and Animated Logo

26 July 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After Legendary Pictures revealed the first official Warcraft logo earlier this week, many fans believed that the highly-anticipated video game adaptation would make a surprise appearance during Legendary's Hall H panel at Comic-Con. As it turns out, those fans were right, as director Duncan Jones took the stage to show fans the first footage from this video game adaptation. While the footage isn't online quite yet, you can take a look at the animated title treatment below, before checking out a description of the footage.

The film isn't out until 2016, but director Duncan Jones just revealed a first glimpse of Warcraft to Comic-Con #Warcraft#LegendarySDCC

— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014

The footage is narrated by one of the unspecified human characters, who says, "I've spent more time protecting my king than my own son. Does that make me loyal or a fool?" We then see the Orcs for the first time, with »

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Comic-Con: 'Warcraft' Shows Off Doomhammer and Lion Shield Props

24 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warcraft, based upon Blizzard Entertainment's globally-renowned universe, will be front-and-center at the Legendary Entertainment booth during San Diego Comic-Con as the Company has unveiled the title treatment and never-before-seen props for Warcraft.

Set to hit theatres in March 2016 by Universal Pictures, Sdcc will be the first opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with Director Duncan Jones ' epic adventure of world-colliding conflict.

Check out a photo from the Legendary Warcraft booth, and read on to find descriptions of the Warcraft props that will be on display throughout the Con:

Warcraft: Weapons of War

The Legendary booth will be unveiling for the first time the title treatment for the Warcraft film, revealing the new cinematic vision of this iconic entertainment brand.

Additionally, fans of this hotly-anticipated title will be able to get an exclusive first look at some of the richly detailed, hand-forged props used in the film. »

- MovieWeb

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