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Tiff ’15: Watch the trailer for Canadian gangster thriller ‘Beeba Boys’

4 hours ago

The female, Indian born director Deepa Mehta has transplanted for her latest film, Beeba Boys, about a gang of Indo-Canadian criminals. The film is a stylized thriller about some stylish gangsters, and it will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala presentation ahead of its Canadian release on October 16. Beeba Boys does not yet have an American distribution date. Watch the trailer and read the full synopsis below:

An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as the “nice boys”) do anything “to be seen and to be feared” — in a white world.

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- Brian Welk

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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’ gets a new trailer ahead of Tiff ’15

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We first got a look at Sicario back at Cannes and a first trailer from a month back, but now Denis Villeneuve’s film was added as a special presentation to the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s North American debut. The film will screen at Tiff ahead of its September 18 opening. Sicario stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro in a thriller set across the Mexican border surrounding the FBI and drug cartels. Watch the new trailer below:

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

 

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- Brian Welk

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‘Nosferatu’ remake on the way from director of ‘The Witch’

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Another remake is on the way, but this doesn’t sound resoundingly awful.

Deadline is reporting that Robert Eggers, writer and director of the festival favorite The Witch, is being tagged to direct a remake of the classic F.W. Murnau silent film, Nosferatu. The film has been remade once in 1979 by Werner Herzog.

According to Deadline, “this will be a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen.” They added that Eggers is also set to write and direct The Knight for Studio 8 so it seems like he is developing a solid relationship with the studio.

The Witch was a hit when it premiered at Sundance, but it doesn’t seem like the film will get a wide release until next year. This news also comes a few weeks after the original film’s director, F.W. Murnau, »

- Zach Dennis

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Jgl, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie are BFFs in ‘The Night Before’ trailer

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It’s Christmas in July and our gift is a new Seth Rogen/Jgl comedy.

The first, red-band trailer for The Night Before dropped on Tuesday, which offered a look at the new comedy from 50/50 director Jonathan Levine alongside Rogen and Gordon-Levitt. The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, and Mindy Kaling.

The Night Before follows Ethan (Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Rogen) and Chris (Mackie) who have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

This is the End and The Interview co-writer Evan Goldberg worked on the script and the first trailer seems to be more in that vein »

- Zach Dennis

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Michael Bayghazi: Watch the trailer for Benghazi thriller ’13 Hours’

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One of several projects surrounding the much heated topic of the 2012 attack on a U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Michael Bay is the first director to tackle and explore the events of the September 11 and 12 Benghazi attacks. His film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is based on the Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened at Benghazi. It follows the Marines both before and during the attack, veering closer to the war-torn action of American Sniper and away from the more conspiracy driven drama.

13 Hours stars James Badge Dale, John KrasinskiToby Stephens, and Pablo Schreiber, and opens January 15, 2016. Watch the first trailer for the thriller above, which perhaps sadly includes no Transformers (or maybe they were there! That’s what Hillary Clinton has been hiding!).

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- Brian Welk

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‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Offers Readers Tricks and Treats

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Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13 (1996-97)

Written by Jeph Loeb

Penciled by Tim Sale

Inked by Tim Sale

Colored by Gregory Wright

Published by DC Comics

 

Not only does Batman boast one of the greatest rogues’ galleries in all of comics, his villains have become so iconic that his rogues’ gallery rivals that of Andrew Jackson’s, Axl Rose’s, and that of the 1978 New York Yankees.  The villains that torment the Dark Knight are so impressive that any one of them can carry a compelling story by themselves.  However, something as monumental as the heavy hitters like Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and eventually Two-Face all coming together during the events of The Long Halloween is only a small part of that story’s overall success.  There are so many things that make The Long Halloween the seminal Batman story that it becomes impossible to try and isolate one specific facet »

- Andrew Doscas

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Advance Review: ‘Sex Criminals’ #11 has humor and hijinks galore

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Sex Criminals #11

Written by Matt Fraction

Art by Chip Zdarsky

Published by Image Comics

Exactly six months after its last arc wrapped, everyone’s favorite orgasm having, time stopping, bank robbing sexy criminals Jon and Susie are back in Sex Criminals #11. However, writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky create a new character literally named Douglas D. Douglas. (I’ll leave the identity of his middle initial up to readers’ imagination.) Douglas is an regular Joe with a nerdy side that enjoys helping take care of his grandmother and other old, er, elderly people at his job as a retirement home orderly. But his humdrum life of back scrubs, pudding cups, and erotic Game of Thrones is about to change thanks to Jon and Susie, who are still on the run and gathering forces to fight Kegelface and the Sex Cops.

Sex Criminals #11 really feels like the season premiere of »

- Logan Dalton

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Six Reasons to be Excited About All-New, All-Different Marvel

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While DC Comics attempts to play catch-up with their “Divergence” marketing campaign, highlighting new and more diverse status-quo switch-ups along with some #1 issues, Marvel Comics continues to kick ass with more awesome comic books. After Secret Wars, an epic event comic from Jonathan Hickman that changes up the continuity by mashing together the Ultimate and 616 universes, Marvel is coming out guns blazing with the “All-New, All-Different” line of comics. Sure, it’s a little wordy, but it sure is exciting.

Here are six reasons you should be pumped for the new face of Marvel comics.

Diverse casts and all-star creators make up new Avengers books

There are two new Avengers books launching in this new line-up, those being A-Force and All-New, All-Different Avengers. A-Force, which we got a taste of in the Secret Wars tie-in miniseries, is about an all-female Avengers team, with She-Hulk, a character whose dedicated series was sadly canceled, »

- Matthew Petras

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Tiff ’15: ‘Families’ trailer shows a rom-com farce for a ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ star

16 hours ago

The first trailer for director Jean-Paul Rappeneau premiered as part of the Toronto International Film festival line-up announcement, showing off the latest film from star Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The film is directed by Rappeneau from a script by himself, Philippe Le Guay, and Julien Rappeneau. The film stars Amalric, Marine Vacth, and Gilles Lellouche.

According to the festival’s website, Families is a “rollicking and romantic country-house farce from lauded director Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Horseman on the Roof).”

The film is Rappeneau’s first since 2003’s Bon Voyage and 1995’s The Horseman on the Roof. It is set to premiere as part of the special presentations portion of the festival. Find the full line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival here.

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- Zach Dennis

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Tiff ’15: ‘Summertime’ covers the love affair of two women

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The latest film from Catherine Corsini is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with the first trailer premiering alongside the festival announcement.

Summertime is directed by Corsini from a script by her and Laurette Polmanss. The film stars Cécile De France, Izia Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, and Kévin Azaïs.

The film takes place in 1971 France where a young girl (Higelin) from a rural family moves to Paris and begins a life-changing affair with a feminist activist (De France). The French-language film is set to premiere as part of the special presentations at the festival.

This is Corsini’s first film since 2012’s Two Worlds and the premiere at Tiff will mark the North American debut of the movie. The full line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival was revealed on Tuesday.

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- Zach Dennis

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Tiff ’15 unveils initial lineup of films, opening with Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’

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2015’s Toronto International Film Festival, now in its 40th year, will kick off the fall festival season with their opening night film, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club. Over 350 films are among this year’s festival.

Tiff 15’s list of Special Presentation is an incredible list of new films from Michael Moore (Where to Invade Next), Charlie Kaufmann (Anomalisa), Scott Cooper (Black Mass), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl), Cary Fukunaga (Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation), and Jacques Audiard (Dheepan). Several of the titles were among this year’s Cannes lineup, including The Lobster, Youth, and Louder than Bombs.

Deepa Meetha’s Beeba Boys, Stephen Frears’s Lance Armstrong movie The Program, Freeheld, starring last year’s Oscar winner Julianne Moore alongside Ellen Page, Steve Carell, and Michael Shannon, Atom Egoyan’s Remember, and Brian Helgeland’s Tom Hardy »

- Brian Welk

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Simon Barrett and The Vicious Brothers to team up for upcoming feature

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Over the past few years, screenwriter Simon Barrett has risen to prominence among film fans in general and horror fans in particular, especially for his last two collaborations with director Adam Wingard. Both the duo’s 2013 feature You’re Next and their 2014 film The Guest have garnered acclaim, with Barrett’s work also appearing in the horror anthology series V/H/S and V/H/S 2, as well as in The ABCs of Death.

The Vicious Brothers are another horror filmmaking duo that have seen their star rise, particularly with their 2014 alien invasion feature Extraterrestrial, as well as their involvement in the found footage horror films Grave Encounters and Grave Encounters 2. Consisting of the duo of Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the filmmakers have had other directors handle their written scripts, but have yet to direct from a script written by someone else.

That is set to change in their upcoming project, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Paleyfest announces the first wave of its lineup for the 2015 Fall TV Previews festival

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The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

As the critical acclaim and commercial audience for television has increased over the years, the demand for festivals dedicated to television, outside of over-arching festivals such as the San Diego Comic-Con, has proportionally increased. One of the most prominent television festivals that has arisen as a result has been Paleyfest. Conducted by the Paley Center for Media, the newest incarnation of the event is poised to be held once again in Los Angeles, running in September 2015 from the 9th to the 17th, and now the first wave of the lineup for the event has been announced.

Things will get kicked off on the 9th with two shows from NBC. The two panels from the channel will be for Truth Be Told and Undateable, with the Truth Be Told panel including castmembers Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, and Vanessa Lachey, among others. The Undateable panel shall include »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Multiplayer Magic or Madness?: Nintendo’s E3 Surprises

27 July 2015 10:14 PM, PDT

I remember playing The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on my 3Ds back in 2011 and simultaneously texting some friends eagerly looking for a time to get together so we could tackle the game together as it was truly meant to be played.  I remember even more vividly my disappointment when I saw that the game wasn’t given an online feature, despite the 3Ds being a capable machine, and thinking what a wasted opportunity it was giving fans this gift, meant to be enjoyed together, but not ensuring they have an easy opportunity to play with others.  Consequently, I never got around to playing the game with my 3Ds owning friends, and was instead stuck with a dull single player experience.  One certainly is the loneliest number.  Since then, I have hoped against hope that Nintendo would rerelease the game with online capabilities.  Whether that meant a full update with enhanced graphics, »

- Tim Maison

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‘Lost Dimension’: Tactical battles with a side of traitorous teammates

27 July 2015 6:42 PM, PDT

Famed Persona developer, Atlus, will from time to time take a niche Japanese game created by a smaller developer and publish it in North America. Several years ago they did this with a little game called Demon’s Souls, and audiences in the west responded by bolstering the game’s sales enough to eventually put it in the PS3’s Greatest Hits library, and since then FromSoftware’s Souls franchise has only continued to grow in popularity. Now Atlus is at it again, taking Lancarse’s strategy RPG titled Lost Dimension and bringing it to North American shores. Has Atlus discovered another hidden Japanese diamond in the rough?

The game’s overlying plot is not complicated: a mysterious being has appeared on earth, unleashing a wave of destruction resulting in the death of billions, and threatening to launch a barrage of nuclear warheads to every corner of the globe in 13 days. »

- Matt De Azevedo

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50th Karlovy Vary: An interview with Mark Cousins

27 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT

The Irish filmmaker, film historian and occasional film critic Mark Cousins has made films about films (at times to some controversy), and films about cities. I am Belfast, which he presented at the 50th Karlovy Vary, is one of the latter: dedicated to his home city of Belfast, it is a loving and somewhat experimental journey through the city and its history.

I am Belfast amazes with its physicality: it’s all about the sounds (the lilt of the language, the sounds of the streets) and the colours (the oranges and yellows of the buildings, cars, people and the blues of the sky), the way you experience a city when wandering through it mindlessly, perhaps alone to better savour all of the sensory experiences, but this time guided by someone who really knows it well. It’s about the troubled Belfast history and the mark it has left on the city as well. »

- Tina Poglajen

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The Strain, Ep. 2.01-2.03: Abraham remains series’ best character

27 July 2015 3:58 PM, PDT

The Strain, Season 2, Episodes 1-3

Created by Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hugan

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on FX

Danger escalates within season two’s first three episodes as inter-state highways are closed off and travel becomes heavily regulated. The constant sound of sirens and gunfire mixed with panicked voices in the background serves as a relentless reminder of how quickly humans are succumbing to The Master’s plan. In Manhattan, the newly-strigoi-ed Palmer uses his wealth to open a food bank for NYC’s remaining humanity. The purpose of the “Freedom Center” is not yet clear. Gathering so many humans together makes it easy to turn a large population of remaining New Yorkers into strigoi and also help The Master find a new host for his dying body. Luckily, the Freedom Center (and Palmer) is on the radar of our team.

Abraham continues to be the series’ most complex character. »

- Kat Smith

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Fantasia 2015: ‘The Blue Hour’ is sexy, intimate and full of dread

27 July 2015 3:54 PM, PDT

The Blue Hour

Written by Anucha Boonyawatana and Waasuthep Ketpetch

Directed by Anucha Boonyawatana

Thailand, 2015

The Blue Hour is a beautiful, dark and mysterious ghost story from Thai filmmaker Anucha Boonyawatana. Tam (Atthaphan Poonsawas) is a gay teen who doesn’t fit in at school or within his family. He arranges a meeting with the dashing Phum (Oabnithi Wiwattanawarang) at an abandoned swimming pool. Their hook-up quickly develops into something more serious as they find comfort and safety in each other’s friendship. As their relationship progresses, Tam’s life becomes increasingly confused as he struggles to differentiate dream from reality.

When we first see Tam he has just been badly beaten by his classmates; his adolescent body is bruised, and his cherub face is swollen. We feel his fear when he shows up to the meeting with Phum, because the world has never been kind to him. Even this early in the film, »

- Justine Smith

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Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger recreate the ‘Terminator 2′ bar scene with WWE wrestlers

27 July 2015 1:56 PM, PDT

While Arnold Schwarzenegger has had an illustrious career as an iconic Hollywood leading man in both action movies and comedies, his most popular role to date continues to be that of the T-800 in the Terminator franchise. Schwarzenegger brought the character back one more time earlier this summer with Terminator: Genisys, establishing the character’s lasting appeal in the lead-up to the movie, most notably with a prank involving a display at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.

The release of the movie is not the last that the public has seen of the character, however, as the videogame publisher 2K Sports announced today that pre-ordering the WWE 2k16 game will give players a unique opportunity; a chance to square off against current wrestlers as the Terminator himself.

To promote this new feature of the game, a trailer was released that saw Schwarzenegger reprise the role once again for a »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Mission: Impossible’ – Breaking Christopher McQuarrie out of Director’s Jail

27 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT

This Friday, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be released. It’s the fifth film in the iconic franchise, but sadly stands as only the third film of its director Christopher McQuarrie in 15 years since he got behind the camera. That’s a real shame, because Christopher McQuarrie is Hollywood’s best-kept secret when he really should be their pride and joy.

Christopher McQuarrie was so damn hot in the mid-90s. He wrote the script for the classic The Usual Suspects and came home with an Oscar. He ended up using that clout to get his feature-directing debut made with the criminally underrated The Way of the Gun, released in 2000. The film failed both critically and commercially – a domestic gross of $6 million, and a worldwide gross of only $13 million against a $21 million budget – and McQuarrie went from insider to outcast in Hollywood.

Fast forward eight years and McQuarrie had only »

- Dylan Griffin

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