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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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‘Exodus’ Director Ridley Scott Explains Controversial Casting Decision

29 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Thousands of people aren't happy with “Exodus: Gods and Kings” director Ridley Scott‘s decision to cast all white leads as Egyptians in the upcoming Biblical drama, but there's a method to his madness: He just really likes Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. When asked to expand on his self-described “careful” casting of the 20th Century Fox Dec. 12 release, Scott told Yahoo he knew Bale “was the right actor for the role” of Moses. Also read: 9 Burning Fall Movie Questions: Will ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ be Blessed? Who Will Grinch Flinch? “I was thinking about the idea of ‘Exodus’ and Moses being. »

- Greg Gilman

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Ridley Scott Casts White Men To Play Egyptians, Explains His Choices

28 August 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite the fact that Ridley Scott's new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings in largely set in ancient Egypt, you'll notice that the cast of lead actors is basically completely dominated by white dudes. Bringing the titular biblical story to life will be the likes of Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Over the past few months, the movie has been dealing with a bit of controversy due to this aspect - some moviegoers claiming "whitewashing" - and as a result representatives for the movie, like Edgerton, have had to explain why the casting was handled the way it was. Now the film's director is finally weighing in with his point of view on the matter, and one of the ways he's doing so is by pointing at some interesting information about the real-life demographics of the story's setting. Ridley Scott's comments come to us from Yahoo! »

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Ridley Scott Sort of Addresses Whitewashing in Exodus: Gods And Kings

28 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings opens this December, and the casting for the film has been controversial to say the least. Although Ancient Egypt was a racially diverse society, the lead cast — Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua — is as white as it gets. That's unfortunately standard for a Hollywood movie, but things took a turn when the above photo hit the Internet. As you might have noticed, the important people are white, the slaves and servants are black. People had a problem with that, especially when they found that black and non-white actors were mostly credited with roles like "Egyptian Thief" and "Egyptian Lower Class Civilian." Yikes. Scott recently spoke to Yahoo Australia, and this is what he said about casting the film.

“Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result »

- Mily Dunbar

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Ridley Scott Tries to Explain Why the ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Cast is So White

28 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Normally, Ridley Scott tapping Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton for the leads of his next movie would be cause for excitement. But in the case of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott’s choices have raised some eyebrows. You see, Exodus is a film set in ancient Egypt, about ancient Egyptians, specifically Moses and Ramses. More than […]

The post Ridley Scott Tries to Explain Why the ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Cast is So White appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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New Photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

28 August 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released some more new photos from director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look at the photos below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ridley Scott addresses Exodus casting controversy: 'It's representative'

28 August 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott has addressed the criticisms of his Exodus: Gods and Kings casting.

The director has been accused of reserving the main roles in his Biblical film for white actors.

"Egypt was - as it is now - a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe," Scott told Yahoo.

"We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs.

"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture."

Star Joel Edgerton has said that he "empathises" with the film's critics.

Exodus stars Christian Bale as Moses, Edgerton as Ramses, Aaron Paul as Joshua and Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya.

It was accused of restricting black actors to minor roles, including servants and slaves, »

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Ridley Scott Addresses Whitewashed Cast of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

27 August 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If you watched the trailer for Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings and found yourself annoyed by the whitewashed lead cast of the Biblical epic that takes place in Egypt, you're not the only one. There's been quite the outcry against the casting of Australian actor Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses II and British actor Christian Bale as Moses, and that's only been made worse since it's been revealed that a slew of black actors are playing servants, thieves and lower class civilians. And now, Ridley Scott himself has addressed the controversy, but hasn't really defended against the concerns being raised. Read more below! If you don't understand the issue at hand, here are a couple of tweets that lay it out simply: Apparently its ok to animate accurate looking Egyptians, but not ok to cast them live action. #BoycottExodusMovie pic.twitter.com/VIaO3kDaGh— Marco (@Marcohtx) July 30, 2014 The irony. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ridley Scott Claims That Exodus: Gods And Kings Has Plenty Of Diversity

27 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings has been receiving quite a bit of criticism recently, and not just because it’s a terrible title for a film. A number of bloggers and tweeters have remarked upon the rather odd casting choices behind almost all the main characters. Those ancient Egyptians seem to be awfully…white.

The controversy comes down to a uniformly white cast in the front lines of Exodus: Gods and Kings, while black actors were cast (again, almost uniformly) as slaves or servants. Ridley Scott does not see much of a problem with the casting, though, as he told Australian Yahoo (via The Film Stage):

Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Ridley Scott Talks Controversial Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Plus 10 New Pics From The Biblical Epic

27 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches on "Exodus: Gods And Kings" before it opens this Christmas (and remember, he's starting production on "The Martian" with Matt Damon this fall, which likely means it'll be in the can sooner rather than later), there is already controversy brewing around the Biblical epic. With Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses II, Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua, there has been criticism about casting white Hollywood actors in non-white roles. But Scott explains why he chose to go down that road. "Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Details About Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special Shed More Light On The Plot

27 August 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Mud, Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter under his belt, Jeff Nichols is quickly becoming one of the most promising and exciting filmmakers in Hollywood. His next effort, Midnight Special, isn’t set to arrive until November 25th, 2015, but already anticipation is high. Details on the sci-fi thriller have been scarce, but today we have the first plot synopsis, and you can check it out for yourself below.

Midnight Special is a supernatural sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). It stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as Roy, a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton, played by newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

Joined by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom) and Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia), this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard (Mud, »

- Matt Joseph

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Ridley Scott Says Blade Runner 2 Script Written; Likely Shoot Before Prometheus Sequel

26 August 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ridley Scott is nothing if not busy. The iconic director is currently putting the finishing touches to Exodus: Gods and Monsters starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, and then he'll be moving on to an adaptation of Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian, which is set to star Matt Damon. But where does that leave these sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus we've been promised? Well, according to Scott they're still happening, and Blade Runner 2 will probably be his next project after The Martian. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the planned sequel to his 1982 classic “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident (referencing the actor's Star Wars set mishap). So yes, that will happen.” Ford has not officially signed on to star in the film yet, but if he's willing to revisit Han Solo »

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Intl Box Office Update: ‘Lucy’ Crosses $100M Overseas; ‘Sin City 2′ Drops In Russia; More

25 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

4th Update, 2:33 Pm Pt: Universal, Sony and Lionsgate have weighed in, so we have nine more titles reporting (see below for final numbers on all films).

3Rd Update, 12:45 Pm Pt: Actuals are coming in for the international weekend with Disney, Paramount, Fox and Warner Bros reporting. There were no major discrepancies, although Guardians Of The Galaxy jumped from an estimated $20.7M to $21.3M for the weekend. In the reverse, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For was less sexy than predicted in Russia with $3.35M versus an initial estimate of $4.7M. Fox is releasing there on behalf of A Company Russia. Figures have been updated for the films above as well as How To Train Your Dragon 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into The Storm, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Hercules, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, The Fault In Our Stars, Relatos Salvajes, Let’s Be Cops, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Ridley Scott: 'Martian,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Prometheus' sequels are all written

25 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. (You can read EW’s review of The Martian here.) The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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First Pictures of Henry Cavill in Guy Ritchie's 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

25 August 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

At one point The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was to be directed by Steven Soderbergh with names such as George Clooney, Bradley Cooper and Joel Edgerton attached over various stages of production. Then Soderbergh dropped off and Guy Ritchie took over and Tom Cruise flirted with the idea of starring until he also dropped out. Finally things came together, Ritchie is directing and Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger) are toplining the adaptation of the '60s television show, and now the first pictures have arrived thanks to a couple of scanned images from the pages of Empire magazine. Set for an August 14, 2015 release from Warner Bros., the film is against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War centering on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and Kgb agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, »

- Brad Brevet

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Two Left Feet: How “El Tango de Roxanne” Represents Everything Wrong with Baz Luhrmann

23 August 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Moulin Rouge! is a mixed bag. It’s an idea that looks good on paper, but looks horrendous in execution. It’s a film where it should have the ability to make all the right emotional pivots, but succumbs to an ostentation that exists in its final product, making this a hallmark for director Baz Lurhmann’s career. I appreciate him, in an odd way, for injecting a very strange version of romance in his films, one that, in Moulin Rouge!, is wonderfully cynical and melancholy. In almost all of his work, his maximalism overshadows some of the most interesting aspects of the films (the sole exception being Strictly Ballroom, his first feature): the post-modern comments on capitalism in William Shakespeare’s Romeo+ Juliet, the inherent frivolity of “freedom, beauty, truth, and love” in Moulin Rouge!, and the hollow decadence of the parties in The Great Gatsby. But everything »

- Kyle Turner

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Paper Planes wins CinefestOZ award

23 August 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Connolly writes and directs; the festival also awards Joel Edgerton with screen legend prize.

Writer/director Robert Connolly’s family film Paper Planes has tonight won the inaugural $93,155 (A$100,000) film prize.

The award was announced tonight by jury head, director Bruce Beresford, at CinefestOZ, a film festival held in the city of Busselton in Western Australian.

The screen legend award went to Joel Edgerton, whose star has been rising in front of the camera in the Us.

Roadshow Films is planning a very ambitious release for Paper Planes on January 15 during the summer school holidays — very few children’s films are made in Australia (only homegrown films are eligible for the award).

Paper Planes was produced by Connolly, Liz Kearney and Maggie Miles, and was mostly filmed in Western Australia, although some shooting took place in Tokyo, where the paper plane championships that capped off the story were held. Arclight handles »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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Paper Planes wins lucrative CinefestOZ award

23 August 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Connolly writes and directs; the festival also awards Joel Edgerton with screen legend prize.

Writer/director Robert Connolly’s family film Paper Planes has tonight won the inaugural $93,155 (A$100,000) film prize.

The award was announced tonight by jury head, director Bruce Beresford, at CinefestOZ, a film festival held in the city of Busselton in Western Australian.

The screen legend award went to Joel Edgerton, whose star has been rising in front of the camera in the Us.

Roadshow Films is planning a very ambitious release for Paper Planes on January 15 during the summer school holidays — very few children’s films are made in Australia (only homegrown films are eligible for the award).

Paper Planes was produced by Connolly, Liz Kearney and Maggie Miles, and was mostly filmed in Western Australia, although some shooting took place in Tokyo, where the paper plane championships that capped off the story were held. Arclight handles »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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‘Paper Planes’ Wins Australia’s Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

23 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Busselton, West Australia – Robert Connolly’s “Paper Planes” claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014).

The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-24), in Busselton, West Australia, where the state’s Royalties For Regions program has put up a A$100,000 (Us$92,000) award.

The film, which stars Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), is a crowd-pleasing piece of family entertainment about an imaginative young boy who dreams of taking part in the world paper plane making championships in Japan.

“I made this film for my owns kids,” said Connolly (“The Turning,” “These Final Hours.” “If we don’t make films for our our kids, how should we convince them to watch Australian films in later life.”

It beat competition from the Matthew Saville-directed “Felony,” Stephen-Lance-directed “My Mistress,” Julian Avery-directed and Ewan McGregor-starring “Son of a Gun,” John V. Soto’s “The Reckoning, »

- Patrick Frater

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Akshay Kumar to Star in Lionsgate, Endemol Indian Remake ‘Warrior’

22 August 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

Indian powerhouse Dharma Productions, one of the producers of “The Lunchbox”, has boarded the project as co-producer.

Karan Malhotra, director of Dharma hit “Agneepath” starring Hrithik Roshan will direct.

The film was previously announced as a co-production between Lionsgate and Endemol India, itself a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, to be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.

Dharma is headed by Karan Johar, writer, co-producer and director of Shah Rukh Khan vehicle “My Name is Khan”, and who is also a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, the Indian version of the “Strictly Come Dancing” format, and popular chat show “Koffee with Karan”.

Johar makes his acting »

- Naman Ramachandran

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