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'Magnificent Seven,' Obama and Snowden Biopics Lead Toronto Film Festival 2016 Lineup

15 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Antoine Fuqua's star-studded remake of The Magnificent Seven, Oliver Stone's combo paranoid espionage thriller/biopic Snowden and a look at Barack Obama's year in New York city during the early Eighties (Barry) are among the first wave of films announced to screen at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

Fuqua's take on the classic 1960 Yul Brynner/Steve McQueen Western recasts Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio as part of a cowboy team recruited to defend a frontier town. The film will open the festivities on September 8th, »

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Deepwater Horizon, Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven Among Tiff 2016 Premieres, Check Out Full Lineup

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua’s ragtag crew of bandits will descend on Toronto International Film Festival come September, now that The Magnificent Seven has booked its place to open the annual event on September 8.

It’s part of a star-studded lineup that boasts everything from Sundance darling Manchester By the Sea to Nate Parker’s Oscar-tipped epic, The Birth of a Nation. They’ll filter into the Special Presentations category at Tiff 2016, while The Magnificent Seven will be joined on opening night by Juan Antonio Bayona’s hotly-anticipated A Monster Calls – part The Bfg, part Pan’s Labyrinth – and Snowden, Oliver Stone’s timely biopic that was turned down by “every major studio.”

Included below is the detailed overview of every film to feature at Toronto International Film Festival, beginning with those features slated to premiere on opening night, September 8.

The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua, USA World Premiere

Director Antoine Fuqua brings »

- Michael Briers

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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

19 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La LandKim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »

- Jordan Raup

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Joe Corallo: Minority Opinion

21 hours ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Today I’m going to diverge a bit from my usual spiel, but not by much. Oh, who the hell am I kidding? This is pretty much par for the course at this point.

Last week millions of us bore witness to the Republican National Convention, a subsidiary of Trump. One of the points that was made throughout the convention was how they had speakers of all different backgrounds at one point or another, despite the overall representation being very white. Since representation is something I’ve dedicated a lot of my time and energy into for this column, I feel that I should address this and how it parallels representation in comics and other media.

Starting on July 18th and going through the 21st, overlapping with San Diego Comic Con, the Republican National Convention rolled out many women speakers, Hispanics, black men, and even a gay man. Sure, Peter »

- Joe Corallo

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Star Trek Beyond opens to $89 million worldwide

25 July 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paramount Pictures has unleashed the third instalment of its rebooted series – and the thirteenth movie overall – with the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond enjoying a worldwide opening haul of $89.3 million.

Domestically, Beyond topped the chart with $59.3 million, which is down on the previous two instalments, with 2009’s Star Trek debuting to $75.2 million and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness opening with $70.2 million.

Beyond cost $185 million, so should go on to turn a small profit for the studio, which will surely be a relief for Paramount given they have already announced a fourth movie, which will see Chris Hemsworth reprising the role of George Kirk.

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm »

- Gary Collinson

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Why Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Belonged at Comic-Con

25 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you weren’t buried in the midst of panel discussions featuring the latest superhero tentpoles and other costumed antics last week, you might have gotten a chance to see Edward Snowden. While on the surface, the arrival of an international fugitive responsible for the single largest data leak in U.S. history might seem out of place. But Oliver Stone’s upcoming feature film “Snowden” actually fit in well, especially given that an evening screening was followed by the opportunity to hear Snowden speak for himself.

For Snowden doesn’t think “Snowden,” the film, is all that fictionalized. Just after viewing Stone’s depiction of his life story to date, IndieWire asked Snowden — who appeared via a remote video feed — what changes he was happiest about in the process of adapting these events for the screen. His response: not much had been changed. While admitting that certain characters had been consolidated and details streamlined, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Mindy Newell: Star Trek – Beyond Tribute and Redemption

25 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Kirk: We make a good team

Spock: Yes, we do.

Bones: We could be mauled to death by an interstellar monster!

Kirk: That’s the spirit, Bones.

Considering today is Monday the 25th and Star Trek: Beyond came out only three days ago, how much can I tell you about it without doing the dreaded Here There Be Spoilers dance? Hmmm…let’s see….

Did I like it?

Yes.

Did I luvvvvvvvv it?

Well, that’s hard to say. If you had asked me that last night as I was walking out of the theatre, I would have said, “No, I didn’t luvvvvvvvv it.”

Meaning that I didn’t want to turn around and immediately buy another ticket, ‘cause I’m too honest to just stay in my seat and wait for the next show, and besides, with my luck, I would have gotten caught by that one »

- Mindy Newell

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Snowden “Turned Down By Every Major Studio” Due To Subject Matter, According To Oliver Stone

25 July 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rubbing shoulders with comic book heavyweights in the vein of Justice League, Wonder Woman and Doctor Strange, Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic caught the eye of attendees on the opening night of San Diego Comic-Con with a thrilling new trailer.

Aligned for an awards-friendly release in September, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle proved to be something of a hot potato during the formative months of production, with Stone revealing at a Sdcc panel that his latest feature was “turned down by every major studio” before finding a home at Open Road Films.

Relayed by The Guardian, the filmmaker noted that casting light on the Nsa’s questionable history proved a contentious issue when pitching Snowden to Hollywood execs.

“Frankly, it was turned down by every major studio,” director Oliver Stone said. “It was definitely self-censorship. I don’t believe there was an enemy such as the Nsa lurking in the background »

- Michael Briers

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The Flickering Myth Review Podcast Episode 182 – Star Trek Beyond and The Bfg Reviewed

24 July 2016 10:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Scott J. Davis and Rohan Morbey are back to review the best new films in UK cinemas. This week they discuss Star Trek Beyond, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and Idris Elba; then they go dream-catching with The Bfg, Roald Dahl’s classic book brought to life by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. Listen to the podcast here…

 

Check back each week for your regular dose of film reviews courtesy of Flickering Myth. Find our previous episodes below, and be sure to listen to Oli Davis and Luke Owen on The Flickering Myth Podcast for all your weekly film needs…

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- Scott J. Davis

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Movie Review – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

24 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond, 2016.

Directed by Justin Lin.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, John Cho and Anton Yelchin.

Synopsis:

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

 

To say that I was sceptical going to see the third instalment in the new Star Trek franchise is an understatement. The trailers were dull, the general marketing plan was lacklustre and news of reshoots spelled disaster. So I was happily surprised after finishing this film as I’d just sat through two enjoyable, fun hours of sci-fi action entertainment that completely surpassed my expectations.

Set 2.5 years after Into Darkness, the crew of the Enterprise are 3 years into their 5 year mission. Kirk (Pine) is doubtful of his future, Spock (Quinto) is contemplating »

- Helen Murdoch

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Racks Up Solid $59.6 Million, ‘Lights Out’ Scores

24 July 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Trek Beyond” debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there’s still life left in one of Hollywood’s most durable franchises.

And there are more intergalactic missions to come. As boon to Trekkies, Paramount took the unusual step of announcing yet another sequel was in the works even before this latest USS Enterprise adventure sailed into theaters. The studio has lined up Chris Hemsworth to reprise his role as Capt. Kirk’s father despite the fact that he was incinerated in a spaceship disaster in a previous film. In science-fiction, it seems, death is merely a temporary predicament.

“You can count on one hand the brands that have this kind of longevity and viability over time,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. “These characters are so clearly defined and people just respond to their sense of camaraderie. »

- Brent Lang

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Where (And How Boldly) Should the ‘Star Trek’ Series Go From Here?

24 July 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pop-culture recycling doesn’t get much knottier than this. In 2009, J.J. Abrams directed “Star Trek,” a reboot of a popular movie franchise spun off from a legendary TV series. The film succeeded beyond all expectations — it was rousing and sharp, nostalgic yet forward-thinking, an adventure for Trekkies and newbies and everyone in between. It was also a powerful reminder that the reason this particular movie franchise got off the ground in the first place had more than a little to do with the galaxy-altering success of “Star Wars.”

In 1979, the maw of Hollywood was hungry for space operas, and here was a mythical TV series, with its army of fans, that had had a major influence on George Lucas’s Movie That Changed The World. The first three “Star Wars” films are often thought of (with justification) as a joystick update of a “Buck Rogers” serial. But really, it was »

- Owen Gleiberman

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'Beyond': 'Most Satisfying' Among Rebooted 'Star Trek' Movies, But Gay Sulu a Dramatic Miscalculation

23 July 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Star Trek Beyond' with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk: Will movie franchise reboot achieve 'escape velocity'? 'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Movie franchise needs to boldly go where J.J. Abrams has never gone before We're never told what “beyond” refers to in Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the venerated sci-fi series. But here's a theory: if the franchise is to regain its footing after the tepid returns of Star Trek Into Darkness, it will have to move beyond J.J. Abrams, the writer/director who used his brand of copycat magic to relaunch the series in 2009. In our reboot era, he's got the canny ability to provide older audiences with enough familiarity to keep them under the tent while giving new audiences enough youthful verve so they don't feel the franchise isn't for them. If you think that's not worth something, see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

- Mark Keizer

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Dominates Opening Weekend, Blasts Toward $60 Million

23 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” is dominating at the U.S. box office as the latest entry in the durable franchise heads to a solid $60 million opening weekend, estimates showed Saturday.

The 13th “Star Trek” movie is performing in line with forecasts and will wind up the weekend with more than double the nearest rival — Illumination-Universal’s third frame of hit animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets” with about $28 million at 4,048 locations. “Pets” will finish with nearly $260 million in its first 17 days.

Fox’s launch of animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course” debuted in third place with a somewhat disappointing $21 million at 3,992 sites as “The Secret Life of Pets” blunted its potential attraction in the family space. New Line’s opening of horror-thriller “Lights Out” could edge past the fifth Ice Age film as it was outperforming forecasts with $20.4 million at 2,818 venues.

Sony’s second weekend of “Ghostbusters” could »

- Dave McNary

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Review: "Star Trek Beyond" (2016) Starring Chris Pine, Karl Urban And Zachary Quinto

23 July 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By John Lemay

Over the years I’ve noticed an interesting phenomena among Star Trek fans which is that most of them love the television series but seem only to tolerate the films. Maybe my perception is off, seeing as how I fall into the category of a non-fan who greatly enjoys the films—namely the ones from the 1980s starring the original cast—but not the TV series from which they were based. For whatever reason, there seems to be a strange sort of disconnect between fans of the TV series and mainstream audiences. Take for example the films that deviated greatly from the series, such as the overly comical Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) which soared at the box office, while films that most resembled episodes of the TV series—namely the awful Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)—performed below expectations. The rebooted Star Trek of 2009 was also »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Watch: New 'Snowden' Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

22 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Filmmaker Oliver Stone (Platoon) made his first appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego yesterday to discuss his new film, Snowden. Fandango's Dave Karger hosted the panel, which also featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Edward Snowden, Shailene Woodley, who costars as Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills, and Zachary Quinto, who costars as journalist Glenn Greenwald. Here are a few highlights shared via social media. The @SnowdenTheMovie cast takes the stage, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Zachary Quinto #Sdcc pic.twitter.com/q02Jy7lU05 — Fandango (@Fandango) July 21, 2016   Joseph Gordon-Levitt donated his entire actor's fee on #Snowden to the Aclu and a project he's working on in conjunction w/ the Aclu...

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Heads for $60 Million Opening Weekend

22 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” is dominating the U.S. box office, blasting off for an impressive weekend of as much as $60 million at 3,928 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

It’s a solid start for the 13th film in the durable franchise, following a summer that’s seen notably disappointing performances from several sequels.

That negative trend appears to be dragging down Fox’s animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course,” which looks to under-perform in the $22 million range at 3,992 venues. The fifth “Ice Age” movie may wind up trailing the third weekend of “Secret Life of Pets” and the second weekend of “Ghostbusters” in a battle for second place.

New Line’s low-cost horror-thriller “Lights Out” is overperforming with initial estimates showing a debut between $15 million and $20 million at 2,818 sites.

Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series, opens Friday at 3,928 sites and appears to be performing in line with projections. »

- Dave McNary

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Sausage Party, Suicide Squad, The Girl on the Train and more in our weekly trailer round up!

22 July 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sausage Party, Suicide Squad, The Girl on the Train and more in our weekly trailer round up!Sausage Party, Suicide Squad, The Girl on the Train and more in our weekly trailer round up!Adriana Floridia7/22/2016 3:23:00 Pm

This week saw a bunch of films getting second, third and final trailers, making us that much more hyped for their release!

San Diego Comic-Con kicked off this week, which is probably the biggest time of year for movie news, announcements, trailers, and all of our favourite things. It's still early in the week, but so far we've seen a new poster for Wonder Woman, a clip from Trolls, a new red band trailer for Sausage Party and a new trailer for Oliver Stone's biopic Snowden. That's just the tip of the iceberg, however, as we have tons of new movie footage from this week to tide us over, until, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Everything You'll Want to Know About the Actress Who Plays Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond

22 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Star Trek Beyond, the latest installment in the classic franchise, features its all-stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto back in action as Captain Kirk and Spock in another adventure that's the level of fun you'd expect from the series. The usual gang is back together in the third movie, including Simon Pegg, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, and the late Anton Yelchin, this time facing off with Krall, an intergalactic villain played by Idris Elba. As much as a delight as it is to see Elba on screen, it's another newcomer to the Star Trek universe who really steals the movie. Sofia Boutella plays Jaylah, a badass alien stranded on Krall's planet. Not only does she have the coolest look in the movie, but she's also the film's most dynamic character, who shows extremes of emotional range and tons of charm with what seems like it was supposed to be a sub-supporting role. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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J.J. Abrams says Star Trek 4 is his “favourite Star Trek story that we’ve had”

22 July 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond may have just opened in cinemas [read our reviews here and here], but producer J.J. Abrams is already talking up the next instalment, which Paramount officially announced last week.

Star Trek 4 will see Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk coming face-to-face with his father George Kirk, with Chris Pine reprising his role from the 2009 reboot, and Abrams has told EW that the plot for the fourth movie is his “favourite Star Trek story that we’ve had.”

“One of the reasons that I’m hoping [Star Trek Beyond] does well is so that we can, without question, get that movie made. It really is an amazing story. It’s really the reason we made the deal with Chris Hemsworth as soon as we could because we really wanted that story to be told, so fingers crossed.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams says that Anton Yelchin will not be replaced for Star Trek 4

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- Gary Collinson

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