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Toronto Film Review: ‘Boychoir’

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A welcome return to feature filmmaking by “The Red Violin” director Francois Girard, this relatively by-the-numbers boarding-school drama distinguishes itself through song, thanks to the exceptional musical talents of the American Boychoir School, preteen sopranos whose otherworldly talent lasts for only a few years at most. The mystery of where that ability comes from, coupled with the urgency to share it, lends urgency to an otherwise generic coming-of-ager sure to delight those seeking spiritually grounded, emotionally uplifting entertainment.

The distressing thing about most talent is that it tends to come with a shelf life, nearly always fading over time. (That means you, Justin Bieber!) From pop stars to Olympic gold medalists, exceptional ability typically has an expiration date, and few fields illustrate that narrow window of opportunity better than that of the boychoir: angelic-voiced young men racing against puberty to make their mark. (The rather drastic Italian “solution” of castration »

- Peter Debruge

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J.C. Chandor Pic ‘A Most Violent Year’ Gets New Year’s Eve Release: Video

18 September 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A24 has slotted a December 31 release date for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. The pic will open in NYC and Los Angeles on that date, then expand nationally. Chandor is currently completing the film starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain for A24, FilmNation and Participant Media.  A Most Violent Year, co-financed by Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, takes place in New York in 1981, a year in which the city had one of its highest tallies of violent crime. An immigrant and his family are trying to grow a business and their ambition collides with the crime element. Check out the trailer:

A24 made its biggest purchase to date with the pickup of A Most Violent Year at Sundance, where it acquired domestic distribution rights from Participant Media ahead of its production start. The plan even then was to release the film wide during 2014’s awards season, as »

- The Deadline Team

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Is Chloe Grace Moretz the Next Jodie Foster?

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chloe Grace Moretz is getting all sorts of praise from the cast and crew of her new flick, The Equalizer. Director Antoine Fuqua remembers their first meeting. "She's a 16-year-old girl who walked into my office, sat down on the sofa and I just thought, 'She's like a little lady,'" he says. "She reminded me of a young Jodie Foster." Moretz's co-star Denzel Washington says, "She just has it. Whatever it is, she has it." In the action-thriller (in theaters on Sept. 26), Washington plays a former CIA assassin who comes out of retirement to help save a teen (Moretz) forced into prostitution by the Russian mob. Moretz prepared for her role by »

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'Equalizer's' Denzel Washington won't wait another 12 years to work with Antoine Fuqua again

16 September 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto - When an actor wins an Academy Award he or she usually tries to work with the director who helped guide them to the top of the mountain again.  Often, it has great results.  After winning a best supporting Oscar for "Terms of Endearment" Jack Nicholson reunited with James L. Brooks on "As Good As It Gets" and won best actor.  Jennifer Lawrence immediately worked with her "Silver Linings Playbook" maestro, David O. Russell, on "American Hustle" which resulted in back to back nominations.  Diane Weist won her first Oscar for Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and her second for his comedy "Bullets Over Broadway."  That's just one reason it's somewhat surprising the prolific Denzel Washington took 12 years to reunite with his "Training Day" director, Antoine Fuqua for "The Equalizer." Barely based on the late 1980's TV series of the same name, the new movie finds the »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Watch An Extended Clip From ‘The Equalizer’

16 September 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I saw Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer a couple of days ago now (read my review here), and I was literally blown away by it. The film bears little resemblance to its 1980s TV series original, but it certainly brings back Denzel Washington to the forefront of kick-ass action entertainment. Brutal as hell too.

Anyway, Sony Pictures have today released a brand new, extended look clip from the movie, which clocks in at nearly 5 minutes long.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, »

- Paul Heath

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New Extended Clip For The Equalizer

16 September 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Sony Pictures have dropped a new clip for The Equalizer, that, running at nearly five minutes, gives us a really good look at Denzel Washington's Robert McCall in action. Check it out below. Released: 26th September (U.S.)/ 10th October (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: Denzel Washington plays a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston. He comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Denzel Washington Fights Back in 'Equalizer' Extended Clip

15 September 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After serving as a black ops commando for a number of years, McCall (Denzel Washington) does not fear a group of Russian mobsters in an extended clip from The Equalizer. Justified star David Meunier is featured in this scene as gangster Slavi, who is offered a large sum of money to let a young girl go. When Slavi refuses to accept the deal, McCall springs into action, although he falls quite short of his "15 second" goal for neutralizing these treacherous bad guys.

Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua introduce the extended four-minute scene from this upcoming remake, arriving in theaters September 26.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloe Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Billy Bob Thornton in talks for 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

15 September 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Billy Bob Thornton is in talks for Our Brand Is Crisis. The Warner Bros. political dramedy is being directed by David Gordon Green and already stars Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy. Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce. Bullock will executive produce. Our Brand Is Crisis is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to President Clinton. Bullock will play a retired American political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine. Details regarding Thornton’s potential role are unknown at this time. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Thornton, Mann, Foster, Arthur

15 September 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand Is Crisis

Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo") is in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy in David Gordon Green's political dramedy "Our Brand Is Crisis" for Warner Bros. Pictures. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the film which begins shooting this Fall..

The film is a narrative adaptation of the 2005 doco about the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by President Clinton's former consultants. Bullock plays a retired American political consultant who often quotes famous people to help hammer home her talking points. [Source: The Wrap]

Vacation

Leslie Mann ("The Other Woman") is in negotiations to join the cast of the "Vacation" reboot at New Line. The film follows the now grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young.

Mann would play his sister Audrey Griswold. »

- Garth Franklin

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'The 5th Wave' Finds Its Sammy (Exclusive)

15 September 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 5th Wave, Sony's upcoming Ya adaptation of the popular book by Rick Yancey, has found the actor who will play Chloe Grace Moretz's younger brother: Zackary Arthur. The role is central to the story because Moretz's character's main motivation is to rescue her sibling. The story centers on 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (Moretz) who is one of only a few humans who has survived five waves of alien attacks on Earth. She's determined to save her younger brother, Sammy, who is being held captive at an alien compound. But because the aliens, who look like humans, are everywhere, she is

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- Rebecca Ford

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Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See The Equalizer

15 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now that the summer movie season has cooled off and we’ve pushed past the Labor Day doldrums, we’re now headed into the fall with plenty of exciting movies to put on your radar, so our screenings invites are heating back up.  We’re kicking it off with The Equalizer, which has Denzel Washington being a badass, a formula that audiences tend to love.  In the film, Washington plays an ex-cia agent who comes out of retirement to save a young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) from the Russian mob.  The movie tested so well that Sony is already developing a sequel. I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Equalizer.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Bill Pullman and Melissa LeoThe Equalizer opens September 26th. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch a Crazy Action-Packed 4 Minute Clip from The Equalizer

15 September 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

It goes without saying that Denzel Washington kicks some major ass in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming “The Equalizer.” But just how much ass? Well, if this new 4-minute clip is any indication, it’s quite a lot. You know what I like most about this clip, though? I like that they’re not trying to make Denzel’s character, who I guess is in his fifties, into this superhero guy who is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He’s just smarter than the guys he’s fighting, that’s all, which make sense to me. Check out the clip below, check it outers. In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young »

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Kate Winslet Dazzles at the Toronto International Film Festival

14 September 2014 6:44 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

On Saturday, Kate Winslet returned to the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere A Little Chaos. She's just one of the latest stars to step out for the cameras in Canada, after Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans. On Monday, Jennifer Aniston made a chic return to the festival when she attended the premiere of her latest project, Cake; for the film's afterparty, she had the support of her handsome fiancé, Justin Theroux, and the two showed cute Pda while unwinding after the screening. Last weekend, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner did press for their new films and InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association's party became a veritable who's who of Hollywood, with stars like Channing Tatum, Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Ansel Elgort popping up. »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Chloë Grace Moretz Gets Honest About Staying Real in Hollywood

14 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Chloë Grace Moretz is on the go. The 17-year-old actress was in Toronto this week to screen and promote The Equalizer at the city's International Film Festival, and there we caught up with her to ask about starring opposite Denzel Washington in the thriller. Chloë also opened up about how she manages to keep her life as normal as possible despite a very hectic routine of filmmaking and travel. »

- Allie-Merriam

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Chloë Grace Moretz Gets Honest About Staying Real in Hollywood

14 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Chloë Grace Moretz is on the go. The 17-year-old actress was in Toronto this week to screen and promote The Equalizer at the city's International Film Festival, and there we caught up with her to ask about starring opposite Denzel Washington in the thriller. Chloë also opened up about how she manages to keep her life as normal as possible despite a very hectic routine of filmmaking and travel. »

- Allie-Merriam

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The Equalizer Review

12 September 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Antoine Fuqua.

Starring:  Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz.

Running Time:  128 Minutes.

Synopsis: McCall is a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri, he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

There are a few things that stick in ones mind as we look back at the great 1980s TV series that was The Equalizer. A juddering, memorable theme tune, sweeping vistas of the New York skyline, scenes of reprobates lurking on the subway/ random lifts, and a silhouetted Edward Woodward stood, »

- Paul Heath

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Actors Fill Toronto Lineup With Multiple Projects

11 September 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

As films make the festival circuit this fall, some of the cast and crew members are busy traveling with the movies, attending premieres and promoting their work. A number of actors visiting Toronto this year are there with multiple films, and this isn’t an uncommon occurrence.

Reese Witherspoon is promoting both Wild and The Good Lie, two roles that are far removed from her rom-com days. Both films have launched an awards discussion for the actress.

Where Al Pacino’s Manglehorn has been met with mixed reviews, The Humbling has propelled Pacino to a potential Oscar nomination.

Thanks to Still Alice, Julianne Moore could score an Oscar nomination, but she also has another film in Toronto. Maps to the Stars premiered in Cannes and scored Moore the best actress award.

GirlsAdam Driver has three films showing at Tiff: This Is Where I Leave You, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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‘The Equalizer’, Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the 80s tv series, gets three new clips

11 September 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A number of television series have recently been adapted for the big screen in some incarnation or the other, from 2005′s Starsky & Hutch to 2010′s The A-Team. The latest in the series is The Equalizer, which ran for four seasons and featured Edward Woodward in the lead role. The feature film, which has the same title, sees Denzel Washington step into the role of Robert McCall, reuniting him with director Antoine Fuqua, both of whom previously worked together on 2001′s Training Day. The movie, which sees McCall come out of a degree of retirement to tussle with the Russian mob, is written by Richard Wenk, and sees Washington star alongside Chloë Moretz, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. With the film set to open in American theatres on September 26th, following a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, three new clips have been released, focusing on Washington’s McCall. The clips can be seen below. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Equalizer | 2014 Tiff Review

11 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Sequelizer: Fuqua Resurrects Vintage TV Series to Maudlin Effect

Upon the project’s official announcement, it may not have seemed a necessarily surprising or even awful idea to resurrect the mid-80s television series The Equalizer to be retrofitted as an action vehicle for Denzel Washington. In fact, in a day of dodgy remakes, reinterpretations, and constant regurgitations, it seemed an inspired bit of casting. After initial names backed out and it landed in the hands of Antoine Fuqua, who would then be reunited with his Training Day star, anticipation kicked into high gear in what seemed a perfect remedy to wash away the cornball melodrama of Olympus Has Fallen in Fuqua’s otherwise gritty and often hard-hitting filmography. Unfortunately, though sporting some considerably violent sequences, it is pure studio fodder, suffering from some miscasting, a bloated running time, and a flat lined screenplay. That said, Washington is a winning presence, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Come and see The Equalizer with us early and for free!

11 September 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We're holding a special preview screening of The Equalizer in London - and director Antoine Fuqua will join us for a Q&A!

Now this is exciting. Arriving in cinemas on Friday 26th September in the UK is the reunion of director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington in the big screen take on The Equalizer. Here's the posh official synopsis...

"In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston.  When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. »

- simonbrew

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