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DVD Review – Tracks (2013)

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tracks, 2013.

Directed by John Curran.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Rainer Bock and Roly Mintuma.

Synopsis:

A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.

With its startling images and wonderful orange landscape, Tracks certainly is a beautiful looking piece of cinema. Capturing both the wonder and solitude of the Australian desert, the film follows young Australian Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), who decides to leave the norm of regular life behind to trek across the Australian desert, some 1,700 miles, in search of nothing but some peace and quiet. With just the clothes and resources on her back, and a group of camels, Robyn sets off on her journey.

While not doing anything wholly original, nor indeed “treading” new ground, Tracks brings a compelling story of one woman’s need for solitude and of trying to find herself. »

- Scott Davis

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Now

7 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) The Quiet Ones (horror; Sam Claflin, Jared Harris; rated PG-13) Fading Gigolo (comedy; John Turturro, Woody Allen; rated R) Only Lovers Left Alive (stylish Jim Jarmusch-directed vampire drama; Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin; rated R) The Zero Theorem (sci-fi; Christoph...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Before Disc

7 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) The Quiet Ones (horror; Sam Claflin, Jared Harris; rated PG-13) Fading Gigolo (comedy; John Turturro, Woody Allen; rated R) Only Lovers Left Alive (stylish Jim Jarmusch-directed vampire drama; Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin; rated R) The Zero Theorem (sci-fi; Christoph...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Nyff 2014. Main Slate

12 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Opening Night – World Premiere

Gone Girl

David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m

David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (TremeFriday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »

- Notebook

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DVD Review: 'Tracks'

15 hours ago | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Tracks (2013), The Painted Veil director John Curran's award-winning outback drama starring Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Stoker), tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 trekked across almost 2000 miles of treacherous Australian desert with only four temperamental camels and her loyal dog for company. Adapted from Davidson's bestselling book, Marion Nelson's screen adaptation opens with Robyn attempting to find work training feral camels. Her plan is to earn her own dromedaries for the trip. She also needs to be financed and this comes in the form of a deal with National Geographic Magazine who agree to fund Davidson's trek in return for exclusive pictures.

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- CineVue UK

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August 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Only Lovers Left Alive, Leviathan, The Sacrament

18 August 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the third week of August, there are a handful of great horror and sci-fi titles being released this week on DVD and Blu-ray including Jim Jarmusch’s stunning vampire love story Only Lovers Left Alive, Ti West’s The Sacrament, Scream Factory’s high definition release of Leviathan and much more.

Spotlight Titles:

Only Lovers Left Alive (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. »

- Heather Wixson

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New on DVD Blu-ray: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

18 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Only Lovers Left Alive"

What's It About? Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as gorgeous, globe-trotting vampire lovers in this delectable treat from writer/director Jim Jarmusch

Why We're In: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and Jeffrey Wright shine in smaller roles. In a word, it's gorgeous.

Rt 4 chance 2 win Tom Hiddleston's vampire drama #OnlyLoversLeftAlive -- on DVD this week! http://t.co/PJSHeLWlOu

- moviefone (@moviefone) August 17, 2014

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"

What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.

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- Jenni Miller

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Extraordinary Female Adventurers: A ‘Tracks’ Feature

18 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The film Tracks tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (played by Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city behind to make a solo journey through nearly 2,000 miles of Australian desert, accompanied by only her dog and four camels. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), who begins to photograph her voyage. Robyn’s trek through the massive desert soon becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery and she inspires many others to follow in her footsteps. To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Tracks on 18th August, we take a closer look at Robyn Davidson, as well as some other famous female adventurers in history.

Robyn Davidson (1950)

Robyn Davidson is an Australian writer and explorer best known for her book Tracks, which describes her 1,700 mile trek across the Australian desert. Davidson’s desert journey is remembered by indigenous »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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The Essential Films & TV to Stream This Week – August 18th 2014

18 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.

From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »

- Chris Holt

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The Double DVD review

15 August 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Richard Ayoade's murky, surreal comedy drama The Double arrives on disc. Here's Robert's review of a fascinating film...

Richard Ayoade is the UK's most cinephilic filmmaker. While he clearly possesses a raw talent for the craft as well, his playful early efforts in film make him something altogether more volatile and exciting. His second feature, The Double, sometimes loses itself in a world of references to other filmmakers, but it amounts to something gripping and unique enough to already have me eagerly anticipating the director's next film.

The Double is based on Fyodor Dostoyesky's novel of the same name. A lonely office worker Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), marooned in the same job in the same company for the past seven years, becomes infatuated with a pretty, equally lonely office worker, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), but is so socially inept that he's helpless to communicate with her, as he is with anyone else. »

- ryanlambie

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Competition: Win John Curran's 'Tracks' on DVD

15 August 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

From the Oscar-winning producers of The King's Speech (2010) and Shame (2011) comes John Curran's Tracks (2013), the remarkable true story of one young woman's determination to face her fears and embark on an adventure, starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Tracks this coming Monday (18 August), we have Three DVD copies of Curran's latest endeavour give away to our regular returning readers, kindly provided by the home entertainment team at the film's UK distributors Entertainment One. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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- CineVue UK

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Trailer Park: Birdman & Mortdecai go Interstellar with a Map to the Stars

14 August 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest (the twentieth!) installment of Trailer Park, our regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: Big Hero 6, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Birdman, Interstellar, Wish I Was Here, Lets Be Cops, Evil Feed, Map to the Stars, Skeleton Twins, The Calling, Mortdecai, and The Pact 2.

Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a »

- Phil Wheat

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More Galas and Special Presentations plus Seoul, South Korea and World Contemporary Cinema at Tiff 2014

13 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An additional 7 galas and 17 special presentations will be taking place at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival which will include the latest cinematic efforts of Sophie Barthes, Thomas McCarthy, Johnnie To, Michel Hazanavicius, Olivier Assayas, Benoît Jacquot, Lynn Shelton, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Here are some World Premiere highlights:

The Forger (USA) by Philip Martin and starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Ehle, Marcus Thomas, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer and Travis Wade.

A former art prodigy and second generation petty thief buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son. To do so, he must team up with his father for one last job to pay back the syndicate that arranged his release.

The Cobbler (USA) by Thomas McCarthy and starring Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Fritz Weaver, Yul Vazquez, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman.

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- Trevor Hogg

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Maps To The Stars Trailer Stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson

13 August 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a look at the trailer for David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars featuring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson.

The film will screen in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In May 2014 at the Cannes Film Festival, Moore won Best Actress while Cronenberg was nominated for the Palme d’Or.

The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty – Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a prodigious child star fresh out of drug rehab and their estranged daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital. Agatha is now back in Hollywood making friends with a wannabe actor/writer limo driver named Jerome (Robert Pattinson) and with a new job as Pa to one of Stafford »

- Michelle McCue

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Navigate Your Way to the UK Trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

12 August 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars has been on our radar for a while now, and with its September 26th UK/Ireland release date approaching, finally a new trailer has arrived!

Additionally, the film will have its North American premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14) as part of its Gala Presentations and will also screen during the Sitges Film Festival in October.

Look for a Stateside release date hopefully soon!

The film, which explores the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, stars John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, and Julianne Moore. Directed by Cronenberg and written by Bruce Wagner, it also stars Sarah Gadon and Carrie Fisher.

Synopsis:

The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty: Dr. Stafford Weiss (Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife, Cristina (Williams), is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year-old son, »

- Debi Moore

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Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler have late additions to the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

12 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights"). A number of the titles revealed have screened at other festivals including the underrated "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Laggies" from Sundance as well as Cannes players "Two Days, One Night," "The Search" and "Clouds of Sils Maria." And yes, the presence of "Sils Maria," which is a favorite of this particular writer, means Kristen Stewart will likely hit one of the festival's many red carpets. As you'd expect for Toronto, the world premieres feature some big names including Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Jean Dujardin in "The Connection (La French)," Dustin Hoffman in "Boychoir, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Tiff 2014: Sandler, Schwarzenegger, Liotta, Travolta and More Added to Toronto Lineup

12 August 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the Toronto Film Festival added several more films to their lineup including the world premiere of Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler which stars Adam Sandler as a New York City cobbler who, disenchanted with the grind of daily life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. The film co-stars Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman. Additionally, Sundance standouts Infinity Polar Bear and Laggies starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz were added to the Gala selection. Joining The Cobbler as new additions to the Special Presentations field include Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria starring Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche and Two Days, One Night from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and starring Marion Cotillard. Both films made a splash at Cannes earlier this year, »

- Brad Brevet

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Adam Sandler, Kristen Wiig, and Arnold Schwarzenegger bring films to Toronto

12 August 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which begins Sept. 4, added seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its lineup, including a semi-serious Adam Sandler project from Tom McCarthy, the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor. In The Cobbler, Sandler plays a man who has the unique ability to walk in his customers’ shoes. The movie features Dustin Hoffman, who also stars in Boychoir, François Girard’s tale of an orphan’s steep learning curve at a prestigious music school. In Welcome to Me, Kristen Wiig plays a mentally unstable woman who wins the lottery and decides to sink her winnings into a talk show. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Tiff 2014 Adds 'The Cobbler,' 'Madame Bovary,' 'Sils Maria,' 'The Forger' And Many More

12 August 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Get ready Toronto…Adam Sandler is coming to town. The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a huge batch of new films for it slate today, and anyone doubting the strength of the lineup this year will quickly be silenced. The brace of world premieres coming to the festival is impressive, so let's point out the highlights: Thomas McCarthy's "The Cobbler" with the aforementioned, erstwhile Billy Madison; "Madame Bovary" starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti; "Escobar: Paradise Lost" with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson; "Boychoir" with Dustin Hoffman; "The Forger" with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan; and "Gemma Bovery" with Gemma Arterton. And as for festival films making a stop in Toronto, there's also the Dardennes' "Two Days, One Night," Michel Hazanavicius' "The Search," Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" and more. Tiff runs from September 4-14. Check out »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) Adds More Premieres

12 August 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Expect to see a bevy of stars on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Today, more Gala and Special Presentation titles were announced, with some star-studded projects in the mix. Now, Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as the infamous drug lord, will have its world premiere at Tiff, as will The Forger, with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.

Other promising projects newly announced to be screening at Tiff are Win Win director Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, which finds Adam Sandler taking on a rare dramatic role; Clouds of Sils Maria, which stars Juliette Binoche as an aging actress who confronts the young starlet (Chloe Grace Moretz) taking on the role that made her famous decades earlier; and Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton as the sensual object of a French food critic’s affection. Check out the full list of new »

- Isaac Feldberg

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