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Fall 2015 Movie Preview . Films I.m Dying to See

3 September 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)

September 18 (Friday)

About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien »

- Manny

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

2 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!


The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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Australian avalanche at Toronto International Film Festival

1 September 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This year has proven to be a bumper year for Australian films, and not just at the box office.

Thirteen Australian films that have been selected for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff)..

These include six world premieres, three international premieres (outside Australia), three North American premieres and one Canadian premiere. Other Australian talent including Toni Collette, Naomi Watts, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Joel Edgerton, and Nicole Kidman will feature in other films shown throughout the Gala and Special Presentations sections.

Screen Australia, chief executive, Graeme Mason said he was incredibly proud of the Australian talent and productions selected for this year.s Toronto International Film Festival..

"Having strong representation across seven different categories is an incredible achievement. It shows how strongly Australian film is performing at a global level, and gives us reason to be immensely proud of our industry," he said..

"We congratulate »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Late Show With Stephen Colbert Week 2 Guests Include Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal & Broad City Stars

1 September 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Following a first week of guests that will include George Clooney, a presidential candidate, and a couple of CEOs, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will keep the interesting mix of individuals going in its second week, with more actors, political figures, and a wide range of musical performers. Here’s how week two for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will break down: Sept. 14: Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by The Dead Weather Sept. 15: Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio Sept. 16: Kevin Spacey; Carol Burnett with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City; musical performance by and interview with Willie Nelson Sept. 17: Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Sept. 18: Lupita Nyong’o; Sen. Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by An American in ParisChristopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, and Leanne Cope And in case you didn’t already… »

- Chris King

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Stephen Colbert’s Week 2 Guests Include Bernie Sanders, Lupita Nyong’o

31 August 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Touching back to his political roots, Stephen Colbert will talk with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during his second week as host of CBS’ “Late Show.”

Sanders will appear on the show on Sept. 18, which happens to be just two days after the CNN Republican Primary Debate on Sept. 16. The Democratic candidate is joined by other guests Lupita Nyong’o and “An American in Paris” choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and lead dancers Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.

Emily Blunt and Justice Stephen Breyer kick off Colbert’s second week of shows for the Sept. 14 episode, with a musical performance by the Dead Weather. Jake Gyllenhaal is the only guest for the Sept. 15 show with a musical performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio.

The next night, Colbert will talk to Kevin Spacey, Carol Burnett, comedians Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer, and Willie Nelson, who is also the musical performer that night. »

- Margaret Lenker

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Stephen Colbert to Interview Bernie Sanders, Lupita Nyong’o on ‘Late Show’ Week 2

31 August 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o will appear on the second week of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” CBS announced Monday. Other guests for week two will include “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey, “Everest” star Jake Gyllenhaal, and Oscar nominee Naomi Watts. Colbert will also speak with Un Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Us Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is due to appear on “The Late Show” during Colbert’s first week on the air ahead of Sanders. Bush will join George Clooney and musical guest Kendrick Lamar for the premiere episode. »

- Joe Otterson

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Naomi Watts to front Presto campaign

30 August 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Australian actor Naomi Watts is set to appear in a new advertising campaign for online streaming service, Presto.

The campaign, titled .Demand More., will see Watts playing an over-the-top version of herself..

Watts. uncharacteristic behaviour is incredibly demanding, with requests for personalised jet-planes, an entourage, a choir and even a wolf instead of a dog, and is all performed without a fuss by the award-winning actor.

The campaign was filmed recently in New York by director Jeff Low.

Watts' brother, Ben, captured the photography for the campaign. .

It will be seen across TV, print, social and digital as Presto ramps up its marketing efforts to coincide with the launch of new programming and service innovations.

Watts said it was fun to play an "arch" character in a tongue and cheek way.

Interim Presto chief executive, Shaun James, said he was thrilled to have Naomi on board for the campaign.

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- Inside Film Correspondent

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Elle Fanning at Her Most Feminine Yet as She Readies to Play a Boy (photos!)

28 August 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Elle Fanning as a boy? It seems inconceivable, but in her upcoming movie, “About Ray,” she’ll play a young teen girl who longs to become a transgender boy. It’s her most challenging role yet and one that has Oscar potential written all over it. She’ll co-star with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Tate Donovan. She has four other movies in the works, Trumbo, The Neon Demon, Live by Night and All the Right Places. ...Read More

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Focus Features Moves Up Jesse Owens Drama ‘Race’ to February 2016

27 August 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Focus Features has moved up its Jesse Owens drama “Race” from April 8, 2016 to February 19, 2016, where it will open against “Barbershop 3” and the Naomi Watts thriller “Shut In.” It’s a smart move on Focus’ part, as “Race” had been slated to open against Melissa McCarthy‘s comedy “Michelle Darnell,” George Clooney‘s thriller “Money Monster,” Jake Gyllenhaal‘s drama “Demolition” and the big-budget fantasy film “Gods of Egypt.” Rising star Stephan James plays Olympic hero Jesse Owens in the film, which co-stars Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Jason Sudeikis and Carice van Houten.Also Read: Relativity Nearing Deal for Jesse Owens Biopic. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne Movie ‘The Meddler’ Picked Up by Sony Pictures Classics

25 August 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Classics will theatrically distribute “The Meddler,” a film starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons, the studio announced Tuesday. The film will have its premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. “The Meddler” follows Marnie Minervini (Sarandon) who recently became a widow and moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Byrne). With an iPhone and a full bank account in tow, she sets out to make new friends and possibly find someone new. Also Read: Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon Featured in 'About Ray' Trailer (Video) Other cast members include Cecily Strong (“Saturday. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Lesbian Oscar Contenders Ape the Hetero Hollywood Age Gap

25 August 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Just as there seems to be a greater societal acceptance of non-heterosexuality after Caitlyn Jenner’s came out as a trans woman and the Supreme Court decided to legalize gay marriage, Hollywood is having watershed Lgbt moment from the looks of several potential Oscar contenders this year. Consider that two highly different transgender movies and a fictionalized account of a landmark event in the gay rights movement will take their bows at fall film festivals. In “About Ray” (Sept. 18), directed by British actress Gaby Dellal, Elle Fanning stars as a teen girl who wishes to transition into being a man, alongside Naomi Watts as her mom and Susan Sarandon as her lesbian grandmother . Eddie Redmayne, last seen winning a Best Actor Oscar for his portrait of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” headlines another biopic in "The Danish Girl" (Nov. 27). His reunion with “Les Miserables” director Tom Hooper is »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »

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Film Review: ‘No Escape’

24 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If J.A. Bayona’s survival epic “The Impossible” seemed a bit callous in suggesting that the chief victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were those well-to-do Westerners who chose the wrong week for a Thai holiday, it still looks like a model of human compassion and ethnic sensitivity next to “No Escape.” This latest thriller from director/co-writer John Erick Dowdle (“Devil,” “As Above, So Below”) is a technically accomplished, morally rank slab of cultural exploitation about an American family caught up in a violent uprising in an anonymous Southeast Asian country — one whose dark-skinned natives are on hand to kill and be killed, but who could otherwise scarcely be of less dramatic concern or interest to those behind the camera. Grittily propulsive filmmaking and solid performances from Owen Wilson and Lake Bell aside, there’s no escaping the movie’s hand-wringing manipulations and pandering sense of privilege — which might, »

- Justin Chang

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Inside Hollywood’s New Australian Invasion: ‘Dance Academy’ Alums Land Season’s Buzziest Roles

21 August 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Australian soap operas “Neighbors” and “Home and Away” have been credited with producing a long line of Hollywood stars from Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts to new generation A-listers Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie, but there may be a new kid on the block. Teen drama “Dance Academy” lasted three seasons in Australia, from 2010-2013, but many of its young alums are now making waves in Hollywood. This weekend will see the debut of Alycia Debnam-Carey as one of the leads on AMC’s highly anticipated spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead,” which premieres Sunday night. On “Dance Academy,” Debnam-Carey appeared in. »

- Linda Ge

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The Indiewire 2015 Fall Preview: The 28 Films We're Most Excited to See (That We Haven't Seen Yet)

21 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The Indiewire 2015 Fall Preview: The 15 Films We've Already Seen (And You Won't Want to Miss) "About Ray" (September 18) Elle Fanning has long been on the cusp of a major breakout role, thanks to her steadily evolving oeuvre (that Fanning is the second sister to seamlessly translate from child star to adult actress shouldn't surprise, it seems to be their M.O.) and a filmography marked by director-driven offerings. In Gaby Dellal's Tiff premiere, the younger Fanning plays Ray, a teenager in the midst of transitioning to better suit his gender identity. Although his close-knit family -- including Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon -- approach the situation with love and respect, things get complicated when Ray's estranged father (Tate Donovan) becomes involved (and recent comments from the film's director have reflected an uncomfortable disconnect between the material and her take on it). The film's first trailer struck an »

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Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher to Co-Star in Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Book of Henry’ (Exclusive)

19 August 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher have landed lead roles alongside Naomi Watts in Colin Trevorrow’s next pic “The Book of Henry.”

Focus Features has worldwide distribution rights and is overseeing the production.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is co-producing the film with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken will produce via the Sidney Kimmel Entertainment banner, along with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Ske president John Penotti and Sue Baden-Powell will exec produce.

Plot details are being kept under wraps; bestselling novelist Gregg Hurwitz is penning the script.

Though Trevorrow was recently announced as the director of “Star Wars: Episode IX,” insiders say this will be his next film, with production set to start this fall in New York.

Given the project’s buzz, agents all over Hollywood were chasing the roles for their young thesps, but Tremblay’s and Lieberher’s screen tests won them the roles over other candidates. »

- Justin Kroll

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And just like that new Tom Hiddleston and Sandra Bullock flicks are headed to Toronto

18 August 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins.  While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening.  Especially when it's your 40th anniversary.  Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

18 August 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, »

- Jennie Punter

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Kursk Submarine Disaster Movie in the Works at Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp

17 August 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is developing a “Kursk” movie based on the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, in which 118 Russians perished.

EuropaCorp has hired Danish director Martin Zandvliet to direct “Kursk” from a script by “Saving Private Ryan” screenwriter Robert Rodat, based on Robert Moore’s book “A Time to Die.”

The Kursk sunk during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea after explosions within the submarine. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.

The Russian Navy initially asserted that the sinking had been caused by a collision with another vessel but the government eventually admitted that the cause was a torpedo explosion in the submarine.

EuropaCorp is developing “Valerian” with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne starring. Its slate includes “The Transporter Refueled,” the start of a new trilogy in the studio’s action franchise, debuting Sept. »

- Dave McNary

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