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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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Tiff Trailer: 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Tahar Rahim

29 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, all anyone could talk about at the arthouse was "The Intouchables." It was the third most watched film in France in 2011, sitting at number one at the box office there for ten weeks. And not only was it a hit in its home country, but it traveled abroad widely, earning a grand total of $444.7 million worldwide and scooping up awards, while The Weinstein Company snapped up the remake rights. And now writer/directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano are back with a followup. "Samba" brings together the attractive cast of "The Intouchables" star Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim and Izïa Higelin to tell the story of the relationship that develops between an undocumented immigrant looking to get his legal working papers and a burned out executive. So, perhaps a bit of social commentary and a dose of romance to go with it? Sure looks like it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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English-Subtitled Trailer for French Romantic-Drama 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy

28 August 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Amongst the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival's closing night gala selection, is "Samba" - a reteaming of Omar Sy with his "Intouchables" directors, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Based on the trailer below, the film presents a dramatic turn for the often comedic Monsieur Sy, in a drama he of course stars in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin.  Sy stars as Samba Cissé, a Malian migrant living in France, who earns a living washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel - not quite what he hoped for himself on arriving in the country. Things worsen when a »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Hot Trailer: Omar Sy As ‘Samba’ In ‘Intouchables’ Helmers’ Latest

28 August 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano reteamed with their Intouchables breakout star Omar Sy for the upcoming Samba. Their highly-anticipated follow-up to the $426M-grossing 2012 sensation (no pressure, guys) will have its world premiere in Toronto as a Gala presentation. Sy plays the eponymous character who migrated to France from Senegal 10 years prior. Ever since, he’s been plugging away at various low-paying jobs and trying to secure proper work papers. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Alice, a burnt-out exec who’s trying to get her life back on track.  Fate ultimately draws them together on a new path to happiness. Tahar Rahim also stars. Sy has been straddling Hollywood and French projects since Intouchables. He featured in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and appeared in Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo. His next studio picture will be Jurassic World. Gaumont is releasing Samba in France on October 15. There is no U.S. distributor yet, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Omar Sy Takes a Dramatic-Romantic Turn in First Trailer for 'Samba'

26 August 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Amongst the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival's closing night gala selection, is "Samba" - a reteaming of Omar Sy with his "Intouchables" directors, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Based on the trailer below, the film presents a dramatic turn for the often comedic Monsieur Sy, in a drama he of course stars in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin.  Sy stars as Samba Cissé, a Malian migrant living in France, who earns a living washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel - not quite what he hoped for himself on arriving in the country. Things worsen when a »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Samba to close San Sebastian

22 August 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Intouchables directors follow-up drama stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim

French relationship drama Samba, from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is to recieve its European premiere as the closing film of the San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27).

It marks the first film from Nakache and Toledano since Intouchables (Untouchable), which world premiered as the closing film of San Sebastian in 2011 and went on to score international success, grossing nearly $427m in worldwide box office.

The film reunites the directing duo with Intouchables star Omar Sy, who plays alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet).

Sy plays Samba, an immigrant who has plugged away at lowly jobs over a decade in France. Alice (Gainsbourg) is a senior exec who has recently undergone a burnout.

He’ll do whatever it takes to get working papers, while she tries to get her life back on track by volunteering with an association. As both struggle »

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

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Toronto unveils Discovery, Mavericks

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Murray starrer St. Vincent will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of this week’s wave of programming that includes Discovery.

The Discovery section includes the upcoming world premiere of Stories Of Our Lives, a portmanteau of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex testimonies by anonymous filmmakers from Kenya.

Selections include first-looks of Ross Katz’s Us comedy Adult Beginners, Sarah Leonor’s French Legion drama The Great Man, Isidora Marras’ Chile-Argentinian psychothriller I Am Not Lorena and UK drama X + Y.

Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, Lynne Ramsay and David Gordon Green all presented their first features in our Discovery section,” said Tiff artistic director Cameron Bailey. “It’s a great place to spot new talent first.”

Besides St. Vincent, Festival Additions includes concert film cum road movie Roger Waters The Wall, while the world premiere of Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body takes its place among the Masters strand.

Tiff Docs arrivals »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gaumont Powers Up Toronto’s Biggest French-Language Slate

13 August 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Gaumont will be out in force at Toronto Intl. Film Festival with a record five French-language films selected in major sections.

The French studio will host the world premiere of this year’s hotly anticipated Gallic movies, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s “Samba” and Cedric Jimenez’s “The Connection” slotted for a Gala unspooling.

An uplifting dramedy weaving friendship and romance, “Samba” marks Toledano and Nakache’s follow up to smash hit “The Intouchables.” The helmer duo reteamed with their star, Omar Sy, who plays a recent immigrant to France who bonds with a tormented social worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

Based on a true story, “The Connection” (“La French”), directed by Jimenez, chronicles the six-year battle waged by a French magistrate, played by Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), to bring down Marseilles’ French connection drug ring.

Both “Samba” and “The Connection” have pre-sold in key territories. “The Connection »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Tiff 2014. Official Lineup

29 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The announcements have begun rolling in for this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Watch this page for updates.

Galas

Black and White (Mike Binder, USA)

The Equalizer (Antoine Fuqua, USA)

Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, USA)

Haemoo (Shim Sung-bo, South Korea)

The Judge (David Dobkin, USA)

Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, Canada/Germany)

The New Girlfriend (François Ozon, France)

Pawn Sacrifice (Ed Zwick, USA)

The Riot Club (Lone Sherfig, UK)

Samba (Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, France)

This is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy, USA)

Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée, USA)

Closing Night Film

A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman, UK)

Masters

1001 Grams (Bent Hamer, Norway/Germany/France)

A Pigeon Sat on a Bench Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson, Sweden/Norway/France/Germany)

The Face of an Angel (Michael Winterbottom, UK)

The Golden Era (Ann Hui, China/Hong Kong)

Goodbye to Language 3D (Jean-Luc Godard, France)

Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, »

- Notebook

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Tiff 14 Preview: Omar Sy Teams Up w/ His 'Intouchables' Directors For 'Samba'

22 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has announced its closing night gala selection, along with 59 other feature films that were officially named today, Tuesday.  Among the always impressive slate of high-profile films making their world premieres at the festival, are a few that we've been tracking on this blog, including Omar Sy's reteaming with his "Intouchables" directors - Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano - for a drama titled "Samba," which Sy of course stars in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin.  Plot details on »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Latest From Ozon, Bahrani, Baumbach, Gordon Green, Petzold & Hansen-Løve Heading to Tiff…Telluride & Venice

22 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Much like back to school sales in mid July, in our books, Tiff’s first announcement wave reminds us that the end of summer is upon us (we heart fall film festival bliss) and it also gets our team of journalists heading to Tiff in Charlie Foxtrot pickle of a situation as the Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard & Wavelengths get revealed in the weeks to come making for scheduling overload. Of star-struck, tickets sale friendly list of showy red carpet items mentioned today, we find our usual set of Oscar bait items (how odd that Quebecois helmers Jean-Marc Vallee and Philippe Falardeau both present tear-jerker items with Reese Witherspoon), acquisitions titles, and more importantly, our first look at items that are pretty much guaranteed a showing at this year’s Telluride and Venice Film Festivals. On tap, we have Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, Noah Baumbach’s While »

- Eric Lavallee

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Toronto 2014 unveils first wave

22 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full list

Not to be outdone by the New York Film Festival, which has staked a claim to the world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, and Venice, which will open with Birdman, artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team announced on Tuesday (22) close to 50 galas and special presentations.

Two factors are certain to ratchet up the sense of anticipation heading into September. Most of these titles are without Us distribution and that said, it remains to be seen which films will qualify for a coveted first-weekend slot.

Tiff top brass made it clear earlier this year that any title that sneaks into Telluride will be forced to screen after the first four days of the festival. Tiff runs from »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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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Tiff 2014: Complete 2014 Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced

22 July 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the first wave of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup was announced and so far it's an impressive list of films including films from Noah Baumbach, Mike Leigh, David Gordon Green, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Antoine Fuqua, Edward Zwick, Mikael Roskam, David Dobkin and many others. One surprising detail is there was no announcement of an opening film so along with everything below there is still at least one biggie on the way, and while they say it has nothing to do with their "premiere" mandate, I wouldn't be surprised if it might be Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and they're waiting to see if it will be the North American premiere. Then again, could Birdman open both Toronto and Venicec But what else could it bec Maybe David Ayer's Furyc No chance for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar... or is therec Probably the films announced so far »

- Brad Brevet

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Indian ‘Intouchables’ Remake Sets Mohit Suri as Director

5 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Mohit Suri has been set as director of the Indian remake of French hit “The Intouchables.”

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment are to produce the Hindi-language retread, licensed in February from France’s Gaumont.

Johar announced the appointment of Suri via his Twitter account.

Suri is best known for his suspense thrillers, including the upcoming “Ek Villain,” but will turn his hand for the first time to comedy. He hails from the Bhatt film Bollywood dynasty and counts Mahesh Bhatt as an uncle and rising acting talent Emraan Hashmi as a cousin.

The 2011 original French pic was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and has grossed over $427 million worldwide.

With credits ranging from Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” to Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna,” Monga has achieved the status of India’s leading independent producer. She produced last year’s Cannes sensation “Lunchbox, »

- Patrick Frater

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Cannes: France’s Quad Films, Canada’s Caramel Team Up for ‘Volcano’ Remake (Exclusive)

17 May 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a cross-pond comedy pact, France’s Quad Films (“The Intouchables”) and Canada’s Caramel (“Starbuck”) are teaming to produce an English-language remake of Dany Boon-starrer “The Volcano” (Eyjafjallajokull).

Michael Dowse, who last directed “The F Word” with Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Driver, is on board to pen and direct the remake.

At $27 million, the big-budget comedy “The Volcano” cast Boon (“Welcome to the Sticks”) and Valerie Bonneton as a long-divorced couple who embark on the same flight to attend their daughter’s wedding in Greece. When the plane is grounded because of the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the pair is forced to embark on a long trip across Europe to make it to the wedding on time.

Project will mark Quad’s first English-language film. The shingle, topped by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun, are best known for producing two of France’s recent »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes 2014 News - Omar Sy Teams Up w/ His 'Intouchables' Directors On 'Samba'

16 May 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Omar Sy is teaming up again with his Intouchables directors - Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano - on their next film, another dramedy, this one titled Samba, which Sy will of course star in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin. Plot details on the Gaumont/Quad/Ten co-production are currently being kept under-wraps - other than the filmmakers calling it "a crowdpleaser, an ensemble comedy about friendship, solidarity and deals with current issues we can relate to in different parts of the world.”  The $20 million film, which is currently in post-production, is being screened to »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Cannes: Gaumont Turns Buyers’ Heads With Omar Sy’s ‘Samba’ (Exclusive)

15 May 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gaumont has locked down major territory sales on Omar Sy starrer “Samba,” Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s follow-up to worldwide box office hit “The Intouchables.”

The French major, which screened a 12-minute promo of the €15.3 million ($20 million) “Samba,” lured back “Intouchables” distribs Gaga (Japan), Senator (Germany), Frenetic (Switzerland), Greece (Odeon) and Turkey (Calinos), enlisted new buyers: Belga (Benelux), Italian Intl. Film/Rai (Italy) and Top Films (Russia). Gaumont’s head of international, Cecile Gaget, said her team was closing Canada, Latin America and Spain.

Samba” reunites Nakache and Toledano with their “Intouchables” star Sy and producers: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky , Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun at Quad. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim and Izia Higelin complete the cast.

“As with Nakache/Toledano’s previous movies, ‘Samba’ is a crowdpleaser, an ensemble comedy about friendship, solidarity and deals with current issues we can relate to in different parts of the world,” Gaget said. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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