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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.
- Movie Geeks
Robert Pattinson wears a blonde wig and makeup and looks like a cross-dresser in a new scene from his David Cronenberg picture “Maps to the Stars.” But the clip has only been released in Germany! Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird also star in the film, which is headed for the Toronto International Film Festival. ...Read More »
We’ve all been there. The awkward early teenage years that come with crushing insecurities and self-conscious thoughts. For fourteen-year-old Sam, that self-consciousness is magnified by a swimsuit that encapsulates the unease of what it feels like to be a late bloomer.
Screening as part of Tiff’s Next Wave programme which features selections from the youth-driven Tiff Next Wave Committee, Wet Bum is a Canadian coming-of-age story set in a small town.
Unhappy amongst her classmates, Sam finds herself drawn to the companionship offered by two residents at the seniors home where she works part-time. The silent Judith and the ranting Ed open Sam’s eyes to a world much more complex than her peers in the pool and the older swimming instructor Lucas can offer her.
Julia Sarah Stone, who plays teenage outcast Sam, was named one of Tiff’s Rising Stars, a special accolade that highlights the »
- Rachel West
Fox Searchight has released its period drama "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, on VOD platforms, like iTunes, today, August 26, 2014. The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, which made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode. Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay. It’s a name all but lost to history, but in director Amma Asante’s "Belle," the illegitimate daughter of a British Naval officer and an African slave, raised as a noblewoman »
- Zeba Blay
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? This 18th century English romance is about Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biracial woman raised by her aristocratic great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. She grows up alongside her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) as equals and best friends, but as they come of age, their differences become all too apparent -- to each other and to their would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) is facing a trial as Lord Chief Justice of England that could change the future of slavery. Will Dido find love on her own terms?
Why We're In: It's an elegant period piece perfect for Jane Austen fans, and it's a subtle but effective examination of the intersection of class and race in 18th century England. Mbatha-Raw is fantastic, and director Amma Asante has an excellent eye for detail.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the »
- Jenni Miller
The film will screen in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In May 2014 at the Cannes Film Festival, Moore won Best Actress while Cronenberg was nominated for the Palme d’Or.
The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty – Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a prodigious child star fresh out of drug rehab and their estranged daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital. Agatha is now back in Hollywood making friends with a wannabe actor/writer limo driver named Jerome (Robert Pattinson) and with a new job as Pa to one of Stafford »
- Michelle McCue
Additionally, the film will have its North American premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14) as part of its Gala Presentations and will also screen during the Sitges Film Festival in October.
Look for a Stateside release date hopefully soon!
The film, which explores the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, stars John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, and Julianne Moore. Directed by Cronenberg and written by Bruce Wagner, it also stars Sarah Gadon and Carrie Fisher.
The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty: Dr. Stafford Weiss (Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife, Cristina (Williams), is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year-old son, »
- Debi Moore
Today we have an international trailer for "Maps to the Stars," which is directed by David Cronenberg (The Fly, Eastern Promises, a History of Violence) and stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, and Sarah Gadon. Check it out below. Plot: The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford (Cusack) is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina (Olivia Williams) mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie (Evan Bird), 13, a child star. One of Sanford's clients, Havana (Moore), is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice (Gadon), a star in the '60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night. Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, »
Maps marks the first time that director Cronenberg has filmed in Los Angeles, and also marks his first film in two years, since 2012 Cosmopolis. The film stars Robert Pattinson (The Rover), co-stars with the likes of Julianne Moore (The Kids Are Alright), John Cusack (High Fidelity), Mia Wasikowska (Tracks), Sarah Gadon (Enemy), Olivia Williams (Sabotage) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars).
Here’s the official synopsis:
Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations, Agatha, Benjie’s tormented, »
- Scott Davis
The Weiss family are your typical ‘Hollywood’ family, with each member tainted by its lure in some way. Dr. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a psychotherapist, while wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) looks after their 13 year-old son and child-star Benjie (Evan Bird), a spoiled brat if ever there was one. Estranged sister Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) returns from her stay in a sanatorium and lands a job as a Pa for C-list celebrity Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), coincidentally a patient of Stafford’s. As word spreads that Agatha has returned, Stafford will do anything to keep her away from his wife and son. Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon co-star.
Now, I’ve seen this already (review on the way), so I know »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
We still don’t know exactly when David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars will be landing stateside, but it’s still very high on our list of films to see. Boasting a stellar cast in addition to a script by Bruce Wagner (a writer renowned for his biting views on the entertainment industry), it has the potential to be one of Cronenberg’s most exciting films in years. Now, a UK trailer for Maps to the Stars has popped up online, giving us another look at the movie.
John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird and Mia Wasikowska star as members of a powerful Hollywood family whose demons pit them against both themselves and one another. Robert Pattinson also toplines as a limo driver who comes into contact both with the family’s estranged daughter (Wasikowska) and with a neurotic, aging actress (Julianne Moore). Maps to the Stars looks equal parts transfixing, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Entertainment One UK has released a new Maps to the Stars trailer online. David Cronenberg's latest film follows an archetypical Hollywood dynasty including a writer of self-help manuals, his wife who manages the career of their 13-year-old son, and their daughter, who was recently released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania. The plot also includes Havana, an actress who wants to remake a movie that starred her now-deceased mother. I'm still not 100% sure what to expect from Cronenberg's new picture, but that's one of the reasons it's one of my must-see films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Hit the jump to check out the new Maps to the Stars trailer. The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. Maps to the Stars opens in the U.K. and Ireland on September 26th. There is currently no U. »
- Matt Goldberg
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history's most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13th century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula in a terrifying new Halloween Horror Nights maze, "Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood. " Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures' upcoming epic action-adventure Dracula Untold. Starring Luke Evans, the origin story of the man who became Dracula arrives in theaters on October 17. Take a look at the new Halloween Horror Nights artwork below, along with the previously-released trailer.
"Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood" will introduce guests to the sadistic Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, known as "Vlad the Impaler," who infamously tortured his enemies by impaling them alive with a wooden stake and suspending their bodies. The foreboding maze will also shed an ominous light on the one-time hero, turned blood-thirsty-tyrant, who »
When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »
- Trevor Hogg
The C Word: Dowse’s Latest a Joy Despite Censor Scramble
Don’t let the marketing snafu and the hopelessly generic title fool you into thinking that What If is the forgettable rom com it’s being offered up as. Directed by Canadian director Michael Dowse, the man behind the Fubar films and the equally underrated Goon (2011), the film premiered last fall at the Toronto Film Festival as The F Word and has since been retooled to meet the constrictions of the MPAA rating system and snag a PG-13 rating. While this was an ill-advised move since the film isn’t designed for the bauble headed teens hungry for more heteronormative confirmation about what adolescent romance should look like, Dowse’s final product prevails as an enjoyable jaunt through a stale genre. Ultimately ending up exactly where we think it will, the journey there is always fresh and never contrived, »
- Nicholas Bell
Tiff may be a showcase for cinema from around the world, but it’s also an exhibition place to show off our homegrown talent to the rest of the world.
At the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian press conference, the festival programmers unveiled the impressive line-up of Canadian films as well as the Canucks who are the ones to watch in their Rising Star programme.
In its fourth year, the Tiff Rising Stars programme recognizing emerging Canadian talent who are charting their own trajectory within Canadian cinema and beyond. Past Rising Stars have included Sarah Gadon, Megan Park, andTatiana Maslany.
This year’s crop of new talent includes Sophie Desmarais who you may have seen as a young track star in last year’s festival pick Sarah Prefers to Run (Sarah préfère la course) and Shannon Kook who appeared in a supporting role inThe Conjuring and next appears in »
- Rachel West
The luxurious banquet hall in Toronto’s Royal York hotel was electric with excitement as Tiff senior programmers including Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo announced the robust lineup of Canadian films (several world preems) at this year’s Tiff plus the 40+ short titles (out of an astounding 840 short films — an increase of over 200 titles from last year) that will screen at the prestigious festival. With features populating almost every section at the fest, among the headliner items from English Canada, Cairo Time‘s Ruba Nadda returns to the fest with October Gale, while also world preeming is Bang Bang Baby — Jeffrey St. Jules marks his feature film debut with a film that is equal parts Rocky Horror Picture Show and early Cronenberg. Starring Jane Levy of the recent About Alex, it revolves around a small-town teenager in the ’60s whose dream of becoming a famous singer is dashed »
- Leora Heilbronn
Robert Pattinson speaking German? Just check out a new international trailer for “Maps to the Stars,” dubbed in German. Oddly, enough the voice dubbing Rob sounds remarkably like him. The offbeat, satirical movie, directed by David Chronenberg, also stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird. Pattinson plays a limo driver and struggling actor who also fancies himself a screenwriter. ...Read More »
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
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