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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
Movie News - Filming for 'Star Wars Episode VII' has resumed following Harrison Ford's recovery from injury. The Hollywood icon suffered an accident on set earlier this month, which meant he had to undergo surgery on his leg and led to a postponement of filming. However, the 72-year-old actor has made a recovery and filming has restarted at Pinewood Studios in the UK, according to The Hollywood Reporter. What's more, it's been revealed that the break in filming has not caused a delay in the release of the much-hyped film, which is set to open in the UK on December 18, 2015. The film will feature the stars of the original trilogy, including Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, as well as Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. The cast has been supplemented by the additions of Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming on Star Wars Episode VII restarted earlier this week at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of the movie back in June, and with Han Solo set to play a key role in the J.J. Abrams helmed movie, there was a lot of concern that the release date would have to be changed to accomodate his recovery. In case you somehow missed the news, Ford broke his leg while shooting a scene on the Millennium Falcon. The 71-year-old actor would have to undergo surgery, but he's fine now and Star Wars Episode VII is still expected to hit on December 18th, 2015. The movie also stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and newcomers to the franchise, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow. »
After a brief hiatus, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production following Harrison Ford's well-publicized injury on set. He joins the rest of the cast in London, where filming will continue at Pinewood Studios.
Filming on the highly anticipated sequel actually began earlier this week under the direction of J.J. Abrams. Things had been quiet at Pinewood for the past couple of weeks after Harrison Ford broke his leg. The actor reportedly had a run-in with the Millennium Falcon ramp, which slammed shut on his ankle. That injury occurred in June.
It is not known who has joined Harrison Ford back on set this week, but we can guess that Peter Mayhew, who plays Han Solo's companion, is back alongside the actor. The cast includes old favorites such as Carrie Fisher, »
The production shut down for two weeks earlier this month to accommodate Ford, who underwent successful leg surgery after suffering an accident on the film set.
The break has not delayed the release date for Star Wars Episode VII, which is due to open on December 18, 2015 in the Us and the UK.
The seventh feature film will be followed by an undisclosed spinoff »
Good news for Star Wars fans – after shutting down production for several weeks in the wake of Harrison Ford’s leg injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, it has now been announced the filming on the eagerly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy has now resumed in the U.K.
Ford suffered a broken leg back in May during an accident on the Millennium Falcon set, forcing director J.J. Abrams to rejig the schedule for Episode VII, before taking a break throughout August. However, with Ford now seemingly fully recovered from his injury, it looks like the film is back on track to meet its December 2015 release date, much to the relief of fans.
Star Wars: Episode VII sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by »
- Gary Collinson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Blended (comedy; Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore; rated PG-13) Draft Day (football drama; Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner; rated PG-13) The Two Faces of January (thriller, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortenson, Oscar Isaac; pretheatrical release premieres 8/28 rated PG-13) Life of Crime (comedy; Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes; premieres 8/29 on Mod and in theaters; rated R) Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Als Ice Bucket Challenge is the meme that can't be stopped. But unlike planking, or owling, or whatever came after owling, the Ibc is doing a lot of good. So far this year the Als Association has raised nearly $80 million. The uptick has been so sharp that think pieces are being written about if blending narcissism with charity has forever changed the fundraising landscape (for the better). So behold the power of this fully operational social media challenge. From Han Solo to Luke Skywalker to Chewbacca and beyond, the denizens of a galaxy far, far away are helping raise awareness for Als. The elusive Daisy Ridley performed her Ibc in the safety of the shower. Harrison Ford kept it short and sweet. Mark Hamill adorkably tried to game the system and utterly failed. Peter Mayhew brought along his wife for moral support. Awwww. Oscar Isacc allegedly had Adam Driver and »
- Donna Dickens
Maybe you've grown tired of all the Als Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have bombarded the Internet over the past couple of weeks. But it's all for a good cause, with the viral videos going onto raise nearly $80 million for Als, (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Dumping a bucket of ice water on your head allows you to get a sense of what living with Als is like. And now, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has joined in the fight to stop Als.
Below, we have a number of videos with cast and crew members from this cinematic universe set in a galaxy far, far away, including Harrison Ford (who appears to have fully recovered after his on-set injury), Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards, along with the 501st Battalion, »
The latest Als Ice Bucket Challenge comes directly from Tatooine or wherever the newest “Star Wars” film is taking place. Oscar Isaac was challenged by Garrett Hedlund, and he fulfilled his obligation on Saturday. Also read: Kevin Hart's Facebook Helps Send ‘Als Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong’ Video Viral Isaac, who may have taken the frigid, charitable plunge on the “Star Wars” set, claimed to have Harrison Ford and Adam Driver by his side. There were definitely two people in frame, but they were covered by blankets. See video: TheWrap Nominates Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline for Als Ice »
- Tony Maglio
A24 Films and DirecTV have acquired the Liam Hemsworth thriller “Cut Bank” in advance of the Toronto International Film Festival. Matt Shakman directed the movie, which premiered earlier this summer at the Los Angeles Film Festival. A24 and DirecTV will release the movie in 2015, and eOne Films International will be shopping foreign rights in Toronto next month. Also read: Sundance: A24 Acquires Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain Drama ‘A Most Violent Year’ “Hunger Games” hunk Hemsworth stars as a small-town Montana mechanic who's desperate to move to the big city. He finds his ticket out when he comes into possession of evidence of a. »
- Jeff Sneider
The project stars Avan Jogia (Twisted) as King Tutankhamun, the youngest Pharaoh ever to lord over Ancient Egypt. Gadiot will portray his close confidant and seemingly loyal friend from childhood, Ka, who harbors a secret love for Tut’s wife.
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Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal have joined HBO's upcoming miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” a network representative told TheWrap. From “The Wire” co-creator David Simon, the miniseries is based on the Lisa Belkin nonfiction book of the same name. It tells the story of a mayor, Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac), who's charged with building low-income housing in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y. The project brings to the surface class prejudices, almost shuts down the local government and ruins the mayor's political career. Also read: ‘Show Me a Hero’ on HBO Casts James Belushi, Terry Kinney, Michael Stahl-David Ryder (“Reality Bites, »
- Jethro Nededog
Set in Yonkers, New York in 1985, the story follows a young mayor (Oscar Isaac) faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units into the more affluent, mostly white neighborhoods of his town.
His attempt to do so tears the city apart, paralyzing the entire municipal government and destroying his political future.
Ryder will portray Vinni Restiano, a Yonkers councilwoman who lost her seat due to her vote, but staged a comeback four years later and won as City Council president.
Bernthal will play Michael H. Sussman, a Harvard-trained lawyer who represented the NAACP when it joined the government’s anti-segregation case against Yonkers.
Molina plays councilman Henry J. 'Hank' Spallone, a former Bronx »
- Garth Franklin
HBO's David Simon miniseries Show Me a Hero continues to add to its impressive cast. Winona Ryder, Walking Dead favorite Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina have joined the ranks of the six-hour entry, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me a Hero is set in an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s. It centers on Nick Wasicsko (Star Wars: Episode VII's Oscar Isaac), the young mayor of a midsize American city who is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number
- Lesley Goldberg
After success with The Wire and the shorter run of Generation Kill on Us cable channel HBO, writer/producer David Simon is taking a shot at a miniseries for the network, with Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina all set to star in Show Me A Hero.Drawn from Lisa Belkin’s non-fiction book, Hero will be set in an American city overseen by young, idealistic mayor Nick Wasickso (Isaac). When tasked by a federal court order with building low-income housing units in an upscale part of his town, he sparks protests that threaten to tear the place apart and kicks the struts out from under his own political career.Keener will be Mary Dorman, a homeowner who discovers some key information about the plan, while Ryder will be Vinni Restiano, a confidante to the mayor who loses her seat after voting for the housing, »
2014 is evidently the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge -- an effort to raise money and awareness for Als -- and the trend has very clearly spread to movie sets. In the video above, Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie are accepting the Pan cast's Als Ice Bucket Challenge on behalf of the cast of MI5. And if you haven't seen it already, here's the Pan cast's challenge to them: Hugh Jackman shaved his head for his Pan role, what's a little bit of ice water for a good cause? The Pan cast challenged Tom Cruise and the entire cast of Mission: Impossible 5, Oscar Isaac and the cast of Star Wars, and talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 5 director Chris McQuarrie accepted the challenge, and in absence of the rest of the cast, Cruise and the director took multiple buckets of water. »
Could Mark Wahlberg be seguing from killer robots to doomed oil rigs? A new report suggests that the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" actor is in talks to appear in the upcoming film, "Deepwater Horizon." According to Deadline, Wahlberg may appear in the J.C. Chandor-directed film based on the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The movie will detail not just the disaster itself, but the 48 hours leading up to it as well. Wahlberg, who may wind up playing the number two manager in "Deepwater Horizon," is no stranger to doing dramatic movies based on true stories. This past December he starred in "Lone Survivor," the story of Marcus Luttrell and a Navy Seal operation in Afghanistan that went very wrong. The actor is already quite busy with "The Gambler" and "Ted 2" due out in the first half of 2015 and is set to appear opposite Will Ferrell »
- HitFix Staff
Continuing his admirable trend of fluctuating between studio blockbusters and more narratively ambitious projects, Mark Wahlberg has entered into talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, which will tell the dramatic true tale of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.
Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig, who worked to rescue men in the water on that disastrous day. The project, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” specifically highlights the courage of those on the rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others, as they attempted to salvage the rig and save their colleagues.
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the J.C. Chandor-directed Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and Participant Media. Based on the true-life story of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, the movie is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. The story, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” highlights the courage of those who worked on the oil rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others.
Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig in the story about what happened behind-the-scenes in the 48 hours leading up to and the day of the disaster. It revisits the acts of heroism that followed in trying to rescue men in the water, stories not known to the general public. The project is »
- Anita Busch
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