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12 Films We’d Love to See at This Year’s London Film Festival

29 August 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the full line-up for this year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival set to be unveiled on Tuesday, September 1st, Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks ahead to the festival with some of the films that may be part of the extensive programme.

We’ve already had confirmation that Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is opening the festival on Wednesday October 7th, with Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender closing the festival. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and James Vanderbilt’s Truth, also starring Blanchett opposite Robert Redford, part of the festival’s gala presentations. So what other treats are in store for the famous festival? Here are some of the film’s we may be lucky enough to see this October…

The Lobster

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

A massive success upon its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Fantastic Fest Adds Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian,’ Ben Wheatley's ‘High-Rise,’ ‘The Lobster,’ ‘The Witch' & More

26 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The first wave of programming announced for this year's Fantastic Fest didn’t exactly blow the minds of film freaks. A world premiere of “Bone Tomahawk” and Sion Sono’s latest are nothing to turn one’s nose up at, but the festival punditry crowd, perennially hot for big premieres or major titles, were left a little cold. That should change with Fantastic Fest’s second wave of titles announced today, including some heavy hitters including Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” (likely the film's first major screening after Toronto International Film Festival), and a host of Cannes picks like Yorgos Lanthimos’ wacky sci-fi romance “The Lobster” with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Léa SeydouxJeremy Saulnier’s punk rock thriller “Green Room” starring Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and Alia ShawkatBen Wheatley's “High-Rise" starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and many more. Read More: Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimo's Outstanding. »

- Edward Davis

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Spa reveals Us and UK exec lineup for Screen Forever 2015

24 August 2015 9:47 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Producers Australia has confirmed its international executive lineup for the Screen Forever 2015 International Partnership Market.

This year's lineup will include International Drama Commissioner, UK broadcaster Channel 4, Simon Maxwell; Voltage Pictures. Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Babacar Diene (Us); A24 Chief Operating Officer Matthew Bires (Us); All3 Media International Head of Acquisitions, Maartje Horchner (UK); and Acquisitions Executive Emily Gotto from international sales company Protagonist (Us).

The Screen Forever International Partnership Market takes place during Screen Forever 2015 conference, which runs from November 17-19 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Screen Producers Australia Chief Executive Matthew Deaner said he was delighted to have such highly regarded executives participating.

"Each brings with them outstanding experience in developing and overseeing critically and commercially successful productions for film and television around the world," he said..

.Through Screen Forever and the International Partnership Market, the international participants, along with those still to be announced, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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19 actors who threw their own movies under the bus: "The film was terrible. But the house it built is terrific"

21 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...

1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."

Film: Batman & Robin (1997)

Box office: $238.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%

"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!

"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."

Film: Red Sonja (1985)

Box office: $6.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%

"It's the worst film I have ever made. »

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A touch of the vapers: will e-cigarettes ever look cool on screen?

20 August 2015 5:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

TV and film helped make smoking real cigarettes seem hip. But can you imagine a femme fatale sucking on a vape pen? Or a rebel wielding an e-cig?

Reaction to the second season of True Detective has been divided, but even fans arguing over whether it was “pretty bad” or “really bad” would have to agree on one thing: it’s certainly been the highest-profile TV showcase for electronic cigarettes to date. For Rachel McAdams’ tightly wound Ani Bezzerides, vaping was an intrinsic part of her investigative process. Her habit of taking puffs on the magic pen annoyed some of her colleagues, but she made it look cool, or at least intense. “You pull off that e-cig,” admitted her sketchy partner Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), although his follow-up was perhaps even more telling: “Not a lot of people do.”

Now a few more might. Public Health England recently declared that, »

- Graeme Virtue

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them officially starts filming

18 August 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shooting has officially started on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in the UK. Warner Brothers announced the news late yesterday that the firt of a planned series of film has started filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, just north of London.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies will helm ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ directing a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.

The film, which is set around 70 years after the Potter movies, will be released on November 18th 2016.

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Burbank, CA – August 17, 2015 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which »

- Paul Heath

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Harry Potter spin-off officially starts production

17 August 2015 10:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them's full cast is confirmed, as shooting begins just outside London...

Filming has officially now begun in the first in a new trilogy of Harry Potter-related films. Penned by J K Rowling (who is making her screenwriting debut with the project), Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set some 70 years or so before the Harry Potter stories.

As described in the start of production press release, "Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures".

Redmayne leads a cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Don Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell. The film is being directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter films. It's being produced by David Heyman, »

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Begins Filming – Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston And Colin Farrell

17 August 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time »

- Michelle McCue

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True Detective Season 3: 8 Ways To Fix The Show

17 August 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

HBO

It’s fair to say that, at the very least, True Detective season 2 did not capture the hearts and minds of critics and audiences in the way the first did.

Season 1 of the show was led by two stellar performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who brought Nic Pizzolatto’s nihilistic, philosophising, masculine characters to life in incredible fashion, aided by his writing and the vision of director Cary Fukunaga.

Season 2 doubled the leads, but halved the quality. Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn were all pretty solid, but they didn’t have an awful lot to work with, given thin characterisation and poor dialogue. The less said about Taylor Kitsch, as Paul Definitely-not-gay-just-wants-to-ride-his-bike-do-you-know-how-he-got-those-scars Woodrugh the better; he was badly written and terribly acted. There was no reason to really care about the characters, nor a mystery that was so convoluted it required pretty much the entire »

- James Hunt

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"Fantastic Beasts" Begins Production

17 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Leavesden Studios has once again become the home of the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" as the franchise's spin-off feature "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" has officially begun production at the UK facility.

David Yates, who helmed the last four 'Potter' films, returns to direct the spin-off which sports a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and is produced by returning regulars David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt Scamander, the magi zoologist on a mission to document the magical world;s peculiar creatures. On a trip to New York, he meets several curious characters.

The cast includes Colin Farrell as Graves, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray as Chastity, and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty.

"Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them »

- Garth Franklin

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Samantha Morton joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them cast as shooting begins

17 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A press release has confirmed that principal photography on the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has begun. With the start of production, it has also been announced that Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown) will play the role of Mary Lou in the film. 

The film, which is based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name, tells the story of a magizoologist named Newt Scamander (Redmayne), who embarks on many adventures in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards.

Warner Bros. has tapped the director of the final four Harry Potter films, David Yates, to direct, while Rowling will pen the script. The rest of the cast includes Colin Farrell (In Bruges) as Graves, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda) as Jacob, Ezra Miller »

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'Fantastic Beasts' Starts Filming: New Details on Harry Potter Spinoff

17 August 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

And so it begins! Principal photography has started on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, directed by "Harry Potter" veteran David Yates, and set in the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling. It's exciting news, and by "exciting" we're directly quoting the Harry Potter author herself, who just tweeted about the start of filming:

Exciting. https://t.co/r95qEXKDss

- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 17, 2015

That "exciting" probably could've used more oomph, but who are we to question the queen? That tweet link led to a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures with more details on the movie. Here's a portion of the release, which includes more casting news:

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four "Harry Potter" feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") stars as Newt Scamander, »

- Gina Carbone

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Starts Shooting

17 August 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It hasn't been turned back into Hogwarts, but Leavesden Studios is now officially a wizarding world once again. Shooting on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is underway, with director David Yates (every Potter since The Order Of The Phoenix) conducting the magic as before. Usual alumni David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are producing, as is Jk Rowling, who also wrote the screenplay.As you probably already know, Eddie Redmayne has nabbed the lead as Newt Scamander, the magizoologist on a mission to document the magical world's peculiar creatures. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters, including Colin Farrell's wizard Graves.Other encounters along the way will include Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty. »

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Begins Filming

17 August 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With a release date set for next year, filming has kicked off on Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, with principal photography beginning in Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England today. With David Yates, already no stranger to the wizarding world having directed the last four Harry Potter movies, at the helm, this new addition to the franchise will take place seventy years before the events of the Harry Potter movies and follows preeminent magizooligist  Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) on his travels to find and document magical creatures. The last few months have seen the cast slowly grow, with Katherine Waterson (Inherent Vice), Alison Sudol (Dig), Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Jenn Murray (the upcoming Brooklyn), newcomer Faith Wood-Balgrove, and Colin Farrell going Redmayne for this new magical adventure. The first day of shooting brings with it a new addition to the cast, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Filming begins on Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

17 August 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highly-anticipated new film, written by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, starts production.

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new adventure set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter series.

Filming started today (Aug 17) at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films - part of the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent ‘magizoologist’, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. 

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty »

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

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'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' Begins Shooting

17 August 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The story takes place years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander's will become a text book that is used by the students in their studies.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

- MovieWeb

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Cameras Roll on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

17 August 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you've been eager to see the wizarding world introduced in the Harry Potter films, back on the big screen you're now one step closer to seeing it.  The upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has officially started production.  

Sure, Harry Potter won't be showing up this time around, nor are we likely to see many familiar faces, but that's not the point.  We're going to be diving back into this incredible world, and with a script from J.K. Rowling herself, we could be in for a treat.  David Yates is back at the helm and ready to start off a new series , with cameras starting to roll Today.  Check out the full press release below for more casting information, and who's working behind the scenes. 

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  The all new »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Haugesund: ‘Burning’ Tops Norway’s Amanda Awards

15 August 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

”Burning” proved the big winner at Norway’s Amanda Awards, held Saturday night. The popular car race comedy, directed by feature freshman Hallvard Braein, scooped four awards, including best picture.

Organized annually at the Haugesund Film Festival and televised on national TV, the Norwegian film gala celebrated its 30th edition.

Seeing its international premiere at Sweden’s Goteborg Festival in January, “Burning” also won best actor in a supporting role (Henrik Mestad), sound design (Fredric Vogel and Petter Fladeby) and the People’s Amanda, by popular vote.

Dramedy ”Here Is Harold” snagged two awards, Simon Pramsten for cinematography and Bjorn Sundquist for actor, the latter beating out Colin Farrell, who was nominated for his performance in Liv Ullmann’s Strindberg adaptation ”Miss Julie.”.It was Sundquist’s fifth Amanda, the most any one has ever won.

For the first time, the best director statuette went to a documentary filmmaker, Aslaug Holm for ”Brothers. »

- Jon Asp

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'Bridge of Spies' headling to Nyff: Get the lowdown on the entire slate

13 August 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After revealing its centerpieces earlier this month, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full slate for the 2015 New York Film Festival and the big news is Steven Spielberg is back. That's right, after debuting “Lincoln” at the fest just three years ago, America’s greatest living filmmaker returns with his latest thriller, “Bridge of Spies." “Spies” finds Tom Hanks portraying James B. Donovan, a lawyer who was recruited to negotiate the release of an U.S. pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down in the Soviet Union in 1962.  If there was any question previously, this certainly puts the Touchstone Pictures release in the awards season conversation.   As for the rest of the slate there is only one new world premiere, “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” (the entire festival only has four at the moment), and lots of movies that originally debuted at Cannes.  In fact, 13 of »

- Gregory Ellwood

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