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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
Exclusive: Dylan Minnette has signed with Wme ahead of his roles in two upcoming studio releases. The 17-year-old built a burgeoning film and TV career with recurring roles on Fox’s Prison Break and ABC’s Lost. He next stars opposite Steve Carell in Disney’s October adaptation Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, helmed by Miguel Arteta and produced by Shawn Levy. Minnette also stars in Sony’s chiller Goosebumps opposite Jack Black as author R.L. Stine, set to hit theaters in August 2015. Minnette also appeared recently in Denis Villeneuve’s kidnap thriller Prisoners and Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. Earlier this year he appeared on ABC’s Scandal as the son of President Fitz Grant. He will continue to be repped by Monster Talent and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.
- Jen Yamato
Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late ’30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca have sought to position themselves as viable alternatives to Sundance.
Rarely, however, have such tensions spiked quite so visibly, or with such high stakes involved, as in the case of Telluride and Toronto.
Nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, the 41-year-old Telluride Film Festival is an intimate four-day affair that screens a highly selective program for Hollywood elites and deep-pocketed movie buffs. The 39-year-old Toronto Film Festival is an 11-day press and industry behemoth, Byzantine in its complexity and Canadian in its efficiency, which unspools about 300 features and attracts journalists, publicists, filmmakers and dealmakers from all over the world. Two very different events, forced by the vagaries of art, commerce »
- Justin Chang
Film fanatics and star gazers, your time is now. Well...almost now. More precisely, your time Will be September 4 - 14. That's when the A-list glitterati, with their films in tow, descend on downtown Hogtown as they flock to the Toronto International Film Festival.
As has become the norm, the list of Tiff-bound talent is both long and impressive. From movie stars to rock royalty, there'll be no shortage of bold-faced names to look out for. On the movie side of things, some big stars set to attend this year include Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Robert Pattinson and Bill Murray.
As if those weren't enough names to keep you busy, let's not forget the masses of talented filmmakers making Toronto their temporary home during the festival. Among the big-named directors set to make an appearance are David Cronenberg, »
- Emma Badame
"This kid is going to be one of the most formidable actors of his generation." Director Shawn Levy has high praise for Adam Driver, star of the upcoming movie This Is Where I Leave You and GQ's September 2014 issue. Driver, who found fame via HBO's Girls, is dismissive of such praise. "That's nice of Shawn," he says. "He's, like, the kind of person who believes things will turn out good." Whether he believes it or not, Driver is currently one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. The actor, 30, will next appear in Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young and Martin Scorsese's Silence. Oh, and Driver's been cast in J.J. »
It has become common practice. If you are lucky enough to sit across from an actor who has a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, you have to figure out some way to ask them about the sequel. Crass? Maybe. If they are Domhnall Gleeson, they might figure out ways to have fun with it. If they are Harrison Ford, they might not. But they All figure out ways to dance around the questions without revealing much of anything at all. This is a coincidence, and not the result of weeks of strict media training. That is, if Girls star Adam Driver is to be believed. (Yes, he has a role in Star Wars: Episode VII as well, in case you didn.t know.) Driver spoke with EW as part of their Fall Movie Preview . he is part of the ensemble of Shawn Levy.s adult comedy This is Where »
Although he couldn’t confirm this, multiple sources close to the Star Wars follow-up have already told EW that Driver will be playing a villain, a threat to both veteran players (Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher) and the cast’s newcomers.
“Doing Star Wars now—that’s surreal,” Driver volunteers. “I feel like that even with this cast. You start »
- Anthony Breznican
Friends and colleagues of Robin Williams were shattered by news of the Oscar-winning actor’s death, resulting in aching statements of grief about one of the funniest men who ever lived.
The 63-year-old actor was found dead in his Northern California home Monday afternoon, and investigators with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department stated the causes of death was “suicide due to asphyxia.” Williams’ family issued a statement saying that the actor had been battling depression.
Filmmakers who were close to Williams expressed disbelief at the loss.
- Anthony Breznican
The shock of Robin Williams’ death spread far and wide on Monday, a reflection of the actor’s long career in movies, television, stage and standup comedy.
Tributes came in from friends and colleagues, studios and executives, the directors of his many movies, fellow comics and even President Obama. Those who knew and worked with him described Williams as a comic genius with a generous heart.
Steven Spielberg called him “a pal” and expressed shock at Williams’ death of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Williams starred as Peter opposite Dustin Hoffman’s Captain Hook in Spielberg’s 1991 movie “Hook,” and he had a voice role in the director’s 2001 feature “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.”
“Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone,” Spielberg said.
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- Alex Stedman and Cynthia Littleton
We’ve got a few new posters to share this evening. Briefly: Birdman – A new Birdman poster for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ambitious drama shows a flying Michael Keaton amidst a stark black-and-white pattern. The film opens in theaters on October 17th. This Is Where I Leave You – A series of rather unfortunate character posters for Shawn Levy’s otherwise promising drama highlight the dynamic ensemble cast, which includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver. The film opens in theaters on September 12th. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Two posters for Disney’s children’s book adaptation show the before and after of the film’s titular day. Starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, the pic opens on October 10th. ABCs of Death 2 – The official poster for Magnet’s second anthology collection of horror shorts portrays a rather menacing-looking Death. The film will »
- Adam Chitwood
Today we have an international poster for the third "Night at the Museum" installments, called "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." Check it out below. Plot: Larry (Ben Stiller) and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) wind up at the British Museum's famed Egyptian wing to solve the deadly mystery. The new movie is once again directed by Shawn Levy and is set to hit theaters on December 19th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
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
Fresh from the first images of the film, 20th Century Fox has released the first poster and trailer for their upcoming blockbuster sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb…
Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and his gang of historical figures are back for the second sequel in the hugely popular franchise that has made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The third in the series sees Stiller’s security guard and his historical friends hopping across the channel to London to solve a new mystery in the British Museum’s Egyptian exhibits, whilst having to negotiate their way in and around the city streets.
Along with Stiller, the film stars Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire), Owen Wilson (Meet the Parents), Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ricky Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted) and Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3 »
- Scott Davis
Today we have the official trailer from the third "Night at the Museum" installments, called "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." Check it out below. Plot: Larry (Ben Stiller) and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) wind up at the British Museum's famed Egyptian wing to solve the deadly mystery. The new movie is once again directed by Shawn Levy and is set to hit theaters on December 19th. Trailer: »
It would seem that the film no one knew was being made (or even expected was in production) was a brand new “Night at the Museum” film. Whether or not we expected it, wanted it, or needed it, it’s coming this December. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the latest installment in the franchise, starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley. The film, directed by Shawn Levy follows Stiller’s character Larry once again as he has adventures with wax figures of historical characters. “Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever [ Read More ]
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Fox has released the first trailer for “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” five months before the family film’s Dec. 19 opening.
The trailer features plenty of slapstick and special effects as Ben Stiller’s security guard journeys to London to work at the British Museum.
“You are speaking with the Pharoah,” says Ben Kingsley. “Kiss my staff.”
- Dave McNary
Night At the Museum 3 Trailer and Poster. Shawn Levy‘s Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) teaser trailer, movie poster star Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, and Ricky Gervais. Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb‘s plot synopsis: “Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night [...]
Continue reading: Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014) Teaser Trailer & Poster »
- Rollo Tomasi
Director Shawn Levy and star Ben Stiller re-team for the third time ’round in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Now why would the world need a third “Night at the Museum” movie, you ask? Well, duh, cause the last two movies made a ton of money, that’s why. It does look cute and funny and innocuous enough, so I’m sure the kids will love it. The adults can just go to sleep for two hours, I guess. Check out the trailer and poster for “Night at the Museum” part three below, check it outers. Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, »
"Their greatest adventure... has just begun!" Really? 20th Century Fox has debuted the first full-length teaser trailer for Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third movie in the adventure-comedy franchise Night at the Museum, which started at the Museum of Natural History some eight years ago. Ben Stiller returns along with the eclectic cast of actors being goofy and playing historical figures, including Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah, Mizuo Peck as Sacajawea, Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot, plus Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais. I'm not really sure this looks any good anymore, but if you're still interested fire it up. First teaser trailer for Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in HD via Apple: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer has dropped for Fox’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb in which security guard Larry (Ben Stiller) heads from New York to work at the British museum. Ben Kingsley plays an Egyptian pharaoh on display in the museum who is revived by a magical tablet. Rebel Wilson, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais all return for the third installment of the Shawn Levy-directed and -produced franchise which has topped $1 billion worldwide. Night At The Museum 3 bows on December 19. »
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