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As Jk Rowling turns 50, here's Harry Potter's 8 movie adventures ranked from worst to best

31 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jk Rowling has been winning at life so consistently lately that her 50th birthday - which is today, July 31 (a birthday she shares with Harry himself) - feels like even more of a cause for celebration than it already would. To mark the conclusion of Rowling's fifth decade, Digital Spy is taking on the challenge of ranking the Harry Potter movies in order from worst to best.

How will Christopher Columbus stack up against Mike Newell? Will Alfonso Cuarón's much-praised single instalment outrank David Yates's four later Potter movies? Read on to find out...

Additional writing by Simon Reynolds

8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Lacking the 'brand new franchise' sheen and the sheer sense of wonder that Philosopher's Stone had, Christopher Columbus's second outing was always going to come up slightly short. But his sentimental approach really rubs up awkwardly against Chamber's sinister central mystery, »

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2015 Venice Film Fest: Corbet, Mahaffy, Saada & Lindholm Preeming in Horizons Section

29 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Back to back mid-summer Xmas mornings with the rollout of major premiere titles at Tiff and now the full line-up for Venice means we’re now carefully dissecting the numerous films announced with our first focus going down the list at the treasure trove of items in the Horizons Section, otherwise known as Orizzonti. Names that pop out of the group of eighteen include Danish helmer Tobias Lindholm‘s heavily anticipated third feature film, A War. Re-teaming with actor Pilou Asbæk in just as many outings, R (2010) and A Hijacking (2012) are part of his already stacked early filmography, this is about a solider stationed in Afghanistan and finds himself caught in a catch-22 type of situation.

Another highly anticipated film (our Nicholas Bell slotted it at #33) which posits a person in a life or death type of situation is Nicolas Saada‘s sophomore film. Based on true horrific events, set »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced

29 July 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On the heels of yesterday's Toronto Film Festival announcement, this morning we get the lineup for the 2015 Venice Film Festival and, as always, there's a little crossover with some films set to premiere on the Lido ahead of their Toronto (and/or Telluride premieres). Some of the titles not screening at Toronto (at least not yet) that will premiere at Venice include Baltasar Kormakur's Everest, which is serving as the opening night film, Drake Doremus' Equals starring Kristen Stewart, A Bigger Splash from Luca Guadagnino, Go With Me directed by Daniel Alfredson, Dito Montiel's Man Down, Amy Berg's Janis as well as a new, 16-minute short film from Martin Scorsese titled The Audition and a Brian De Palma documentary directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow. There's also buzz building for The Childhood of a Leader directed by Brady Corbet and starring Robert Pattinson and Berenice Bejo. »

- Brad Brevet

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Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs

29 July 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.

As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.

With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Directors' Trademarks: David Cronenberg

28 July 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

About once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of David Cronenberg as director.

Cronenberg first became interested in film during college, where he self-taught himself the art before establishing a co-op to produce films. His first feature length films were art-house movies, Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970). Shivers (1975) was his breakthrough. That film received a lot of attention because although people were talking about it, they were divided in regards to its vulgarity, especially considering the fact that it was funded by the Canadian government. Still, it was the most profitable film funded by the Canadian government up to that point. His follow up was Rancid (1977) which was commercially successful. His next movie took a break from body horror to explore his love of cars and racing. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Sony, Transmission partner on home ent pact

22 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe) and Transmission Films on Wednesday announced a multi-year distribution agreement for Australia-based Transmission’s library and future releases. 

Starting on October 1 Sphe will distribute Transmission’s titles on both physical and digital formats for the home entertainment market in Australia through its joint venture Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia Pty Limited and in New Zealand. 

Transmission’s future new release slate includes Todd Haynes’ Cannes hit Carol starring Cate Blanchett, Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Sundance selection Brooklyn and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Silence starring Liam Neeson and Adam Garfield.

Further upcoming Transmission titles include productions from sister company See-Saw Films such as Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney, Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, Anton Corbijn’s Life with Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, and Justin Kurzel’s Cannes selection Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert Pattinson Pops Up With Fka Twigs - and a Serious Beard!

20 July 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

You can't just call this scruff. On Sunday, Robert Pattinson debuted a thick beard on a sunny outing with Fka Twigs in Manchester, England. The actor and singer walked up the sidewalk, with Fka Twigs following closely behind. At one point, Robert's signature grin peeked out beneath his whiskers. The couple was in town for the Manchester International Festival, where Fka Twigs performed. Robert and Fka Twigs have remained largely under the radar following their red carpet debut at the Met Gala in May. Later that month, they took a casual stroll through NYC together. Read on to see their new pictures, then check out Robert and Fka Twigs's cutest moments to date. »

- Nick-Maslow

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Robert Pattinson Has a New Job, Interviews Jamie Bell for Magazine

20 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robert Pattinson can now add journalist to his resume. Ok, he's not gunning for a Pulitzer, but the actor did interview Jamie Bell for the new issue of Interview magazine. Right off the bat, Pattinson begins the fun by telling Bell, 'Let's not talk about any of your work. Let's only talk about your personal life. Your crack usage. Who are you f--king?" Needless to say, but their chat was anything but about the Turn: Washington's Spies star's private life. Instead, the two Brits talked about Bell's new superhero movie, a reboot of Fantastic Four. In the film, the Billy Elliot star plays Thing. "He's a human being before he turns into »

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20 Times Benedict Cumberbatch's Hotness Defied All Logic

20 July 2015 | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Millions of Cumberbitches can't be wrong - Benedict Cumberbatch is just about the hottest thing to come out of England. (Sorry, Robert Pattinson.) The actor has charmed fans all over the world with his talented acting skills (in Sherlock, Star Trek Into the Darkness, and more), his refined manner, and his habit of getting a little cheeky on the red carpet. To celebrate his 39th birthday on Sunday, we've rounded up the actor's 20 hottest moments, ever. Keep reading to see them all! »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Over 30 New Images & An International Poster For 'Life' Starring Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan

17 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Robert Pattinson’s career makeover is going… reasonably. Even before the “Twillight” series wrapped up, he was making an admirable move to work with people like David Cronenberg. Since it finished, he’s doubled-down on that, with “The Rover” and “Maps To The Stars” following in quick succession last year, and both proving pretty good, if a little divisive (he’s very good in the former, a bit forgettable in the latter).  This year, Pattinson appeared in Werner Herzog’s “Queen Of The Desert,” and also has “Life” coming up for Anton Corbijn, with each movie premiering at Berlin. Verdicts on both were a bit muted, but we’re definitely more intrigued by the second, which follows the relationship between Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and the legendary, ill-fated movie star James Dean (Dane DeHaan).  Read More: Review: Anto Corbijin's 'Life' Starring Robert Pattinson And Dane DeHaan »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge Break Up

15 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It looks like it's over between Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge. According to The Sun (via The Mirror), the couple has ended their three-year engagement. Together since 2011, Sienna, 33, and Tom, 29, are parents to daughter Marlowe Sturridge, 3. The breakup reportedly happened "a few weeks ago," and they are said to be on good terms post-split. E! News' calls to the actors' reps went unreturned. Sienna, Tom and Marlowe were most recently seen on vacation in Ibiza two weeks ago. A Sun source said the American Sniper actress and Robert Pattinson's Bff "still love and respect each other as friends and parents," adding, "It's a very amicable breakup and they intend to »

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Kristen Stewart Says She's At Peace With Her Public Image, Admits She's 'Really Proud'

13 July 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kristen Stewart's been working hard on herself!   The "Twilight" alum appears on the August cover of Marie Claire magazine, where she opens up about finding peace with her public image and growing up in the spotlight.  The brunette beauty has kept a pretty low-profile since her affair with director Rupert Sanders in 2012 ... which also ended her relationship with boyfriend Robert Pattinson. While things blew over after the 25-year-old publicly apologized to Pattinson, it sounds like she's really matured since the scandal. "Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral," she tells the mag.  "I’m really proud that I am able to move forward and not fall into every mental crater," she adds. "That’s a new thing for me. Age has made me smarter and calmer. And it is f--king awesome."  Kristen's »

- tooFab Staff

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Imperium comes to New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-07-13 17:27:34

13 July 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Imperium author Christian Kracht, Finsterworld director Frauke Finsterwalder with Anne-Katrin Titze

Into my conversations with Uschi Reich, producer of Dominik Graf's Beloved Sisters at the New York Film Festival, The Sleepwalker's Mona Fastvold and Brady Corbet, director of the upcoming The Childhood Of A Leader, starring Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Sophie Curtis and Robert Pattinson (who stars with Dane DeHaan and Ben Kingsley in Anton Corbijn's Life), Christian Kracht's novel, Imperium, sailed in.

While reading his South Sea adventure from the age of empire, I envisioned it as a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the third link to The Master and the Thomas Pynchon adaptation, Inherent Vice.

Christian Kracht's Imperium: A Fiction Of The South Seas (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Jan Ole Gerster, the director of A Coffee In Berlin (Oh Boy!) and its star Tom Schilling (from Philipp Kadelbach's Generation »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Movie News: J.K. Simmons to Reteam with 'Whiplash' Director for 'La La Land'; Watch Saoirse Ronan in Classy 'Brooklyn' Trailer

10 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

La La Land: J.K. Simmons, who won an Academy Award for his outstanding performance as a music conductor in Whiplash, will reteam with that film's director Damien Chazelle to make La La Land. The new project stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress in a "modern take on the Hollywood musical." The film is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Good Time: Robert Pattinson will star as a bank robber on the run in the independent caper movie Good Time, to be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie (above with Pattinson at the premiere of their latest film, Heaven Knows What). The filmmaking duo have built up a distinguished track record so far; their previous titles include the critically-acclaimed...

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Robert Pattinson Lands Starring Role in Good Time

10 July 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Even though Robert Pattinson is already busy planning a wedding, his schedule is about to get even more jam-packed. E! News confirms the Remember Me actor will be starring in Good Time. The film, which will be directed by brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, follows a bank robber's efforts to evade police capture. Pattinson stars as Connie. That's not all he'll be up to later this year, though! A source tells E! News that he will also be starring in The Trap with James Franco, which is filming in Miami. Although Pattinson was set to appear in the upcoming thriller Brimstone with Dakota Fanning, Kit Harrington ended up replacing him. Goodbye, Game of Thrones, hello movies! Should he find an »

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News Briefs: J.K. Simmons to Reteam with 'Whiplash' Director for 'La La Land'; Watch Saoirse Ronan in Classy 'Brooklyn' Trailer

9 July 2015 8:57 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

La La Land: J.K. Simmons, who won an Academy Award for his outstanding performance as a music conductor in Whiplash, will reteam with that film's director, Damien Chazelle, to make La La Land. The new project stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress in a "modern take on the Hollywood musical." The film is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Good Time: Robert Pattinson will star as a bank robber on...

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Kim Kardashian's Latest Photo Shoot Is Superbizarre - and Styled by Kanye

9 July 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

See the strange shots from Kim's new photo shoot - Us Weekly Bill Cosby's star will remain on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - HuffPost Celebrity Nicholas Hoult really turned up at Taylor Swift's concert - Lainey Gossip Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara allegedly don't like each other - Dlisted Here's what Rob Lowe thinks of Ariana Grade's apology - Et Find out about Robert Pattinson's next big project - JustJared This Pretty Little Liars star is in a sexy new shoot - Hollywood Tuna Taylor Swift hung out with the X-Men cast after her show - Pink Is the New Blog Kanye West is furious with Scott Disick right now - The Superficial »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Robert Pattinson Goes Grindhouse With 'Heaven Knows What' Directors Josh And Benny Safdie's 'Good Time'

9 July 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There was a mini-hubbub when Robert Pattinson dropped out of the western "Brimstone" at the last moment. Whatever the reason he left that flick, he's yet again signed up to work with auteur talent, and I have to say, the prospect of this one sounds pretty great. Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie made waves with their addiction drama "Heaven Knows What" and it has attracted the right attention, with Pattinson signing up for their next film, "Good Time." Described as a "neo-grindhouse" flick (I'm already halfway sold on that alone), the actor will play Connie, a bank robber to tries to escape as a dragnet beings to draw closer and closer. That premise sounds perfectly like the stuff of B-movies and I'm intrigued to see how the Safdies tackle that kind of material.  No word on when it might shoot, but presumably it'll have to wait until Pattinson has wrapped »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Rob’bing & Stealin: Pattinson Holds Up Safdie Bros.’ “Good Time”

9 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Quenching his need for auteur-driven material, after recent gigs with Brady Corbet and James Gray, Robert Pattinson becomes the first player to join the Safdie Bros.’s thrilling new gun powder friendly title. Steeped in the exploitation film subgenre of neo-grindhouse, Good Time will be produced by Elara Pictures’ Sebastian Bear-McClard (currently batting 1000 with his first cred being Heaven Knows What). Further casting announcements could arrive shortly as the project is reeved up for international sales at the upcoming edition for Tiff.

Gist: Written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, this centers on a bankrobber’s flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him. Pattinson will star as Connie.

Worth Noting: The Safdies were already two degrees of separation from Pattinson as Caleb Landry Jones was featured in (son of David) Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral.

Do We Care?: Heaven Knows What played extremely well with the Ioncinema team — our Jordan M. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Robert Pattinson to Star in Bank Robbery Caper ‘Good Time’

9 July 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Pattinson has been cast in “Good Time,” a new caper film from indie filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap Thursday. Pattinson will play a bankrobber named Connie who is trying to evade the police as they close in on him. Sebastian Bear-McClard of Elara Pictures is producing, while Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script. Bear-McClard, Bronstein, and the Safdies previously collaborated on the film “Heaven Knows What,” a hybrid picture that blends documentary and narrative, in which Arielle Holmes, a kid the filmmaker brothers met on the subway, plays a fictionalized version of herself. »

- Joe Otterson

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