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I fully expect Xavier Dolan's Mommy to be announced on August 6th so you can go ahead and add that one to my "Must Sees" list below, but as of right now my list of films I consider absolute "musts" sits at 17 movies with another nine I'll make top priority after I schedule those and then another nine that will be dependent on my screening schedule because conflicts due arise meaning any of these may be on or off the table... schedule depending. I'm going to be in Toronto from September 3-10, which means six full screening days, which means seeing 18 films will be pushing it, which also means I'm going to miss a lot of movies I would really like to see... Hell, it might even end up being worth it to skip films with already established release dates -- Foxcatcher, The Judge, Wild, The Drop, Mr. Turner, »
- Brad Brevet
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Larry Wilmore and Jon Stewart engaged in a serious, but joke-filled dialogue about police brutality last night. Wilmore gets in the best line with the notes about pepper spray and hippies, but there's some seriously disturbing footage in this clip. Is it strange to say I look forward to watching this topic discussed in greater depth on "Last Week Tonight"? I never thought any news parody series could replace "The Daily Show," but the payoff of watching John Oliver devote major time to serious issues is too significant. »
- Louis Virtel
The announcements have begun rolling in for this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Watch this page for updates.
Black and White (Mike Binder, USA)
The Equalizer (Antoine Fuqua, USA)
Haemoo (Shim Sung-bo, South Korea)
The Riot Club (Lone Sherfig, UK)
Closing Night Film
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, »
Jon Stewart has harsh words for anyone bearing responsibility for the death of another person — whether the party responsible is a normal police officer or a beloved superhero and international icon. The “Daily Show” host began his Monday-night program with a look at the troubling state of law enforcement in New York City, where even the masked crusaders are now tangling with the police. The segment started with the costumed Spider-Man panhandler who was charged with assaulting an officer in Times Square over the weekend. Stewart has little sympathy for the webslinger; after all, he was responsible for the »
- Jordan Zakarin
At last year's Emmys, after "The Colbert Report" finally defeated "The Daily Show" for Best Variety Series, journalists grilled Stephen Colbert in the press room about how he was able to finally take down the decade-long champ. "I'm grateful Jon Stewart took the summer off during the voting period," a contemplative Colbert surmised. "Not that Jon Oliver didn't do the greatest job ever, but I don't know, maybe that helped." -Break- Emmys smackdown: Stephen Colbert vs Jimmy Fallon Colbert was referring to Stewart taking a three-month hiatus from "The Daily Show" to direct his upcoming movie "Rosewater" in the Middle East. Oliver replaced Stewart to great fanfare and even wound up with his own HBO late-night show, "Last Week Tonight," in the process. However, Stewart's break from the show happened to fall during Emmy voting and, if Colbert is c...' »
David Letterman. Jimmy Fallon. Stephen Colbert. Jon Stewart. Jimmy Kimmel. Craig Ferguson. Seth Meyers. These guys are bringing in the millions, both ratings-wise and financially, along with the laughs. With the shifting of the guard this past year on NBC, Fallon is the new man to beat in terms of the ratings war. So who is your favorite late night talk show host? Who is the best person that keeps you up at night? Vote for your favorite late night talk show host below in the 2014 Viewers Voice Awards. Did we leave anyone out? Let us know who should … Continue reading →
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- Channel Guide Staff
With today’s announcement that David Dobkin’s film The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, I figured that it was a good time to talk about the Tiff lineup. That Robert Downey Jr. vehicle will seek to become an awards player, and it’s not alone. Each year, scores of titles descend on Toronto in order to distinguish themselves to Academy members and various precursor voters everywhere. The festival has a solid history of producing Oscar nominees, though the big time competition this year from the New York Film Festival will certainly shine a light on just how essential a stop this fest still is. For now though, it’s a big one, and well worth a bit of discussion. As mentioned above, the opening film is The Judge, which could be a Best Actor player for Downey Jr. or perhaps even a Best Picture contender if it’s better than expected. »
- Joey Magidson
CNN host Fareed Zakaria joked on “The Daily Show” Thursday that he may soon answer to Jon Stewart. “I'm a little nervous because I realize I might be speaking to my future boss,” Zakaria said. Also read: Jon Stewart Launches $10 Billion ‘Let's Buy CNN’ Kickstarter Campaign – Sorta In response to Rupert Murdoch's efforts to buy Time Warner — which owns CNN — Stewart has launched a joke campaign to raise money to take over the cable news channel. “Can I tell you something? Our fake Kickstarter to buy CNN is up to $150 billion now,” Stewart told the “Fareed Zakaria Gps” »
- Tim Molloy
Jon Stewart has Rupert Murdoch pegged; he’s got “a face like a rotting pumpkin” and “farts dust,” he says. But, hey, the 83-year-old mogul is personally worth $13.9 billion so he can pretty much do what he wants. And what Rupert wants is to buy Time-Warner’s media empire for a cool $80 billion. Did we mention… Rupe, as he’s often called, usually gets what he wants? Remember Dow Jones? ...Read More »
It's no secret that Jon Stewart loves to mock CNN, but on Tuesday's episode of The Daily Show, the comedian had something else in mind: a network takeover. Last night, Stewart addressed the reports that 21st Century Fox CEO Rubert Murdoch made a bid to buy Time Warner for a whopping $80 billion. While the proposal was rejected by the Time Warner Board of Directors, many have speculated that the media mogul, who has been referred to as the "billionaire who won't take no for an answer," will not back down from his offer. If Murdoch does acquire Time Warner, then he will most likely sell CNN, a subsidiary of the cable giant, as it will compete with his own Fox News. "Now of course, it »
The joke drive came up during a segment about Rupert Murdoch’s recent bid to purchase Time Warner. If the deal had actually happened—or if it does happen eventually—Time Warner would be forced to sell off its subsidiary CNN, since the news net’s work conflicts with that of News Corp’s own Fox News. (Though fans of both CNN and Fox would probably balk at the comparison.)
But who would buy CNN in this hypothetical situation? »
- Hillary Busis
Jon Stewart is ready to put Stephen Colbert's 2012 superpac to shame. On Tuesday, The Daily Show host announced the launch of a $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN. Stewart urged viewers to go to Letsbuycnn.com to contribute. The site mimics a Kickstarter page, though without allowing users to actually contribute money toward the goal. Photos Summer TV Preview "CNN, America’s first 24-hour cable news network, has been terrible for many, many years. Does it have to be that way? Who knows, maybe it does. So let’s find out for ourselves!" reads the site. The actual Kickstarter.
- Aaron Couch
Toronto’s lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here’s some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations.
A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the situation is changing so quickly that Toronto is still a big factor, but it’s no longer the key factor. And that’s a good thing for everybody.
There are certainly plenty of tantalizing Toronto titles. The ones that sound (on paper) like strong awards contenders include “Black and White” (Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in a custody battle), “The Equalizer” (Denzel Washington, reuniting with Antoine Fuqua), “The Imitation Game” (Benedict Cumberbatch), “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr., pictured), “Men, Women and Children” (directed by Jason Reitman), “Nightcrawler” (Jake Gyllenhaal, in Dan Gilroy’s film-directing debut), and “Theory of Everything” (Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking), as well as Cannes hits like “Foxcatcher” and “Mr. Turner. »
- Tim Gray
It’s that time of the year, when the Toronto Film Festival begins to announce its giant movie line-up. In so doing, the film calendar formally begins the transition from summer to fall, as the more serious films of the festival circuit approach their debuts. Foxcatcher (above; trailer here) will show up, as will the Reese […]
- Russ Fischer
Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater, Reese Witherspoon's naturalist weepie Wild and Jake Gyllenhaal's noirish character study Nightcrawler are among the big films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this year. The venerable festival, long considered a key stop for Oscar hopefuls, announced its Galas and Special Presentations lineup this morning, thus signaling the kick-off to this year's awards season.
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 »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The early line-up of premieres and gala screenings for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is out and it features typically eclectic offerings including new films starring Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Octavia Spencer.This year’s crop of films includes The Equalizer, Mike Binder’s Black And White, David Dobkin’s The Judge (starring Robert Downey Jr.) and Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, which stars Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci and is set to close the festival.While the opening film is yet to be confirmed, other offerings include Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You, Michaël Roskam's The Drop, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s first film Rosewater and Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle, the final chapter in his Henry Fool trilogy.Other films on display? The Last Five Years, Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, »
Stephen Colbert welcomed Nancy Pelosi to “The Colbert Report” Monday, and quickly put her on the spot. After he greeted the House Minority Leader as his “nemesis,” she called the satirical talk show host her friend. She pitched a new initiative called Middle Class Jumpstart that aims to help the middle class — starting with women — by providing equal pay for equal work, a higher minimum wage, affordable childcare and better education and infrastructure. Also read: Jon Stewart Addresses ‘Self-Hating Jew’ Claims (Video) “How will you get it done, though?” Colbert asked. “Because nothing gets done in Washington. … What are »
- Tim Molloy
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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