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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

14 hours ago | 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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Meryl Streep’s witch featured in latest Into the Woods image

28 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire Online we’ve got a new still from Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) upcoming fairy tale musical Into the Woods featuring Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), who plays a witch responsible for putting a curse on a baker and his wife, played by James Corden (One Chance) and Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow). Take a look…

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.“

Into the Woods is set for release »

- Gary Collinson

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Producers Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese Talk The Divide, the Season Finale, Re-Shooting The Pilot, Scandal, and More

27 August 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The We TV drama series The Divide follows Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), a whip-smart caseworker with a knack for getting herself in and out of trouble, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), the youngest Da in the history of Philadelphia, both on opposite sides of a case where the outcome could either protect or destroy their reputations.  Created by Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese, the show also stars Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Joe Anderson and Clarke Peters. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producers Tony Goldwyn (who also directed the pilot) and Richard Lagravenese talked about how they came to be working together, what drew them to the themes of this story, their road to getting this show on the air, re-shooting the original pilot (that was shot for AMC, before moving to We tv), setting up the show’s structure for future seasons, why it was so important to »

- Christina Radish

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Love Life After Beth to Death on DVD and Blu-ray this October

26 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Comedy horror 'Life After Beth' marks Jeff Baena's directorial feature debut and it's about to land a home release complete with commentaries from Baena and the cast plus some deleted scenes and more. The movie stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon and will land on DVD and Blu-ray 21 October. Check out the Blu-ray artwork below. »

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Emmy awards 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among winners  live!

25 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join Brian Moylan for all the latest from the Nokia theatre in downtown Los Angeles at the 66th Emmy awards

Billy Crystals moving tribute to Robin Williams at the EmmysEmmy Awards: full list of winners

11.07pm Et

A Quick Summary: Breaking Bad won just about everything and everyone cheered. So did Modern Family and everyone grumbled. British people won a whole bunch of awards too for Sherlock and stuff. Barely any of them showed up to get their trophies. Maybe theyre mad that we call it soccer? I dont know. Seth Meyers kinda sucked, Sofia Vergara was turned into a prop, everyone is white and male, and nothing every changes and the Emmys is awful. In other news, the Oscars is only six months away.

Thanks for joining us and goodnight!

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Alright everyone, thats it for the Emmys. Enjoy your local news and lets get together next year »

- Brian Moylan

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FrightFest 2014: Life After Beth Review

25 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jeff Baena.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick.

Certificate: Tbc.

Running Time: 91 minutes.

Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.

More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 – Life After Beth (2014)

24 August 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Life After Beth, 2014

Written and directed by Jeff Baena

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick

Synopsis:

A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Just as the zombie genre itself has grown tired and weary with so many being released year on year, so has the zom com subgenre. At times you will get true gems (Stalled, I Survived a Zombie Holocaust) but a lot of the time they’re not worth your while. But as the genre looks like it needs to shut up shop, you get a movie like Life After Beth that really turns the whole landscape on its head. It’s not always funny, but it’s the most interesting take on the zombie genre since Shaun of the Dead. »

- Luke Owen

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Toronto plans acquisitions push

22 August 2014 10:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: In a bid to drive acquisitions, Toronto top brass are understood to be collaborating with select sales agents to allow festival staff and volunteers to attend four early-stage private buyers screenings.

Screendaily has learned the move is being orchestrated to replicate the buoyant atmosphere of public screenings in an effort to stir up sales.

The timing of the move is dictated by a growing recognition that most decision-makers at distribution companies will have left town by the time these films officially premiere in the second week, despite Toronto’s efforts to spread its riches across the duration of the festival.

That strategy was informed in part by the festival’s new and well documented policy of holding back until the second week premieres of anticipated films that will receive their actual world premiere in Telluride.

Two cases in point are North American premieres of The Weinstein Company’s Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game and Fox »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Michelle Dockery to join Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss in Queen of Earth

22 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michelle Dockery has teamed up with Elizabeth Moss to star in upcoming indie movie Queen of Earth.

The Downton Abbey star and Mad Men actress will share the lead in Alex Ross Perry's psychological thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dockery and Moss will play two former best friends who retreat to a beach house to escape the pressure of their busy day-to-day lives. The pair soon discover how distanced and separated they've become from one another, leading to suspicion and isolation.

Perry also wrote Queen of Earth, and previously directed Moss in 2014's Listen Up Philip, co-starring Jason Schwartzman and Krysten Ritter.

The movie will be produced by Joe Swanberg, who wrote and directed 2013 comedy Drinking Buddies starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick.

Dockery recently received her third Emmy nomination her role as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. She is in contention for the Lead Actress prize at this year's ceremony, »

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Life After Beth Blu-ray Art Revealed

21 August 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Life After Beth is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray this fall and we've got a glimpse of the cover art for you. Somehow this one has entirely escaped me so far, so I'll be catching up on this news in time to check it out in the comfort of my living room.

You can get this one on October 21, courtesy of Lionsgate. Supplementary material includes an audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Baena and stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Matthew Gray Gubler. There's also deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. Consumers can choose between DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD download.

From writer/director Jeff Baena in his feature debut, the film’s star studded cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick.

Life After Beth centers on a young man whose life takes a »

- Matt Serafini

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‘Boyhood’ to Grow Old with Paramount on Home Entertainment Platforms

21 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Boyhood” has grown up to impress Hollywood’s studio system.

After breaking out this summer as a critical and box office hit for IFC Films, Paramount Home Media Distribution has acquired U.S. home entertainment rights to Richard Linklater’s drama. Deal should give the film considerable exposure at retail when it makes its way onto homevideo platforms sometime this fall.

The studio has yet to disclose when it will release the film, but Paramount will handle all physical and Internet digital home entertainment distribution following the film’s theatrical run. IFC Films will handle VOD and Est sales to cable, satellite and telco providers, releasing it simultaneously with Paramount’s efforts on certain platforms.

Linklater, who also wrote “Boyhood,” lensed the film over the past 12 years with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater, in order to document star Ellar Coltrane growing up on screen as the character of Mason. »

- Marc Graser

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‘300’ Producer Mark Canton Starts Mad Riot Entertainment (Exclusive)

21 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Canton is pushing into New York City with Mad Riot Entertainment, a movie and TV development production company.

The “300” producer is serving as a partner and creative consultant for Mad Riot, which is launching with Lawrence Smith as CEO, George Davanzo as executive chairman and Dorothy Canton as president.

“Mad Riot is designed to acquire outstanding content and will compete to obtain material in any format or development stage,” Smith said. “We carefully assembled our talented core team and surrounded ourselves with strong, supportive and extremely resourceful partners.”

Smith has worked on “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” “Noah” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Davanzo, who has been an investment banker, worked as a financial technical advisor for “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Dorothy Canton, daughter of Mark Canton, is a communications professional in movies and TV and recently worked in publicity for Focus Features on  “Dallas Buyers Club. »

- Dave McNary

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Anna Kendrick Steps Out With New Beau Ben Richardson—See Pics of the Cute Couple!

19 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Step aside, Prince Charming: Cinderella Anna Kendrick has a new man in her life. The 29-year-old Pitch Perfect star was snapped out and about in Hollywood on Sunday, where she was photographed spending quality time with her beau, who has identified as Drinking Buddies' cinematographer Ben Richardson. The couple looked relaxed and comfortable as they strolled side-by-side, appearing content to be in each other's company. At one point, Kendrick was also seen affectionately rubbing her man's back as the two went shopping for furniture together. Kendrick, 29, showed off her toned and trim gams in a fun and flirty printed dress, teamed with high-heeled sandals, a structured black handbag and a pair »

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Tiff 2014: Ryan Reynolds Hears Voices in Toronto

19 August 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Playing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard section is The Voices, which stars Ryan Reynolds, severed heads, and talking animals. As if you needed yet another reason to head up North.

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the psychological thriller also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver.

Synopsis

This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.

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Toronto Film Festival completes lineup

19 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The lineups for the Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids parts of the Toronto Film Festival were announced, wrapping up a series of lineup announcements for the Toronto International Film Festival.

With the added films, the festival’s entire slate is now a whopping 393 movies. Two hundred eighty-five of those movies are feature films, of which 143 are world premieres.

The Mavericks portion of the festival includes onstage discussions following the screening of each film. Do I Sound Gay? will be followed by a talk between director David Thorpe and sex-advice guru Dan Savage. Also premiering in that space is The 50 Year Argument, »

- Jacob Shamsian

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Palme d’Or Winner, Studio Ghibli Pair, “St. Vincent” & “Song of the Sea” Among Tiff’s Final Wave Items

19 August 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Bill Murray is coming to Toronto folks. Actually, the film he stars in (Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent) is having its official World Premiere launch at the jaw-dropping 285 feature film 2014 Tiff line-up. In the final batch of items we finally get the confirmation that 2014′s Palme d’Or Winner Winter Sleep (which gets added along with a trio of others to the Masters Programme) will show, and Tomm Moore’s highly anticipated Song of the Sea (among the four item line-up for Tiff Kids) also lands. Worth mentioning are the sprinkling of add-ons to the various other sections (Marjane Satrapi’s Sundance preemed The VoicesMatt Shakman’s Cut Bank and the world preem of Danis Tanovic’s Tigers) with a Studio Ghibli docu item being fitted into the Tiff Docs, but it is the Discovery Programme that finally takes shape. 

The “up-and-comers” include Berlin Film Fest (and future Nyff »

- Eric Lavallee

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Britney Spears, James Franco and Kate Upton Keep Ice Bucket Challenge Going

19 August 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Celebrities just can't stop pouring buckets of ice on themselves.

Celebrities just can't stop pouring buckets of ice on themselves for a good cause.

Though it seemed like every A-list celebrity had participated in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend, there were still a few stars left that decided to jump on this charity bandwagon on Monday.

From James Franco ice-bucketing without wearing pants, to Britney Spears giving the best reaction to a bucket of ice being poured on a person, here's a few more of our favorite stars that are participating in this wildly popular charity challenge.

1. Pan Cast- Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund

2. Russell Crowe

Watch: 12 More Must-See Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges

3. Britney Spears

4. Kate Upton and Justin Verlander

5. Anna Kendrick

6. Garth Brooks

Watch: Lady Gaga Makes Her Ice Bucket Challenge Art

7. James Franco

8. Jimmy Kimmel

9. Ben Affleck

Post by Ben Affleck.

10. Scott Porter and Hart of Dixie Cast

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Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

19 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

The fest today revealed an impressive roster of helmers and thesps planning to boost their latest work in Toronto next month. And with the critical four-day opening weekend packed exclusively — as per the new fest policy — with world premieres and North American premieres of studio awards contenders, buzzy acquisition titles, and hot U.S. and international arthouse fare, you can expect media frenzies, flash mobs of buyers, and intense afterparty rivalries like never before.

Slates for Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids were also unveiled today, as were a handful of late-breaking adds to other programs, bringing this year’s grand total to 393 films, »

- Jennie Punter

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Four More Celebs Get Drenched

19 August 2014 12:33 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Four more celebs have tried the Ice Bucket Challenge. What is common in them? They are four blondes, having some fun!

First on our list is Britney Spears. The pop star was challenged by her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, and she sportingly completed the challenge. After having a bucket of water emptied on her head, the singer challenged Adam Sandler, her boyfriend David Lucado and her close friend Robin Greenhill to complete the challenge.

The next celeb who did this task was Kate Upton. Dressed in a white t-shirt, the model nominated her The Other Woman co-stars Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, and make-up artist Bobbi Brown.

Anna Kendrick was nominated twice, by Brittany Snow and Catherine Giudici-Lowe, letting her .double donate" for the cause.

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Four More Celebs Get Drenched

19 August 2014 12:33 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Four more celebs have tried the Ice Bucket Challenge. What is common in them? They are four blondes, having some fun!

First on our list is Britney Spears. The pop star was challenged by her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, and she sportingly completed the challenge. After having a bucket of water emptied on her head, the singer challenged Adam Sandler, her boyfriend David Lucado and her close friend Robin Greenhill to complete the challenge.

The next celeb who did this task was Kate Upton. Dressed in a white t-shirt, the model nominated her The Other Woman co-stars Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, and make-up artist Bobbi Brown.

Anna Kendrick was nominated twice, by Brittany Snow and Catherine Giudici-Lowe, letting her .double donate" for the cause.

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