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Ewan McGregor is a jailbird in crime thriller Son of a Gun

11 hours ago

We haven’t seen Ewan McGregor in jail since he spent time locked up with Jim Carrey in I Love You Phillip Morris back in 2009.  Now he’s playing a jailed criminal in the crime thriller Son of a Gun and we have to admit, the tough-guy jailbird role suits him.

McGregor stars as Brendan, Australia’s notorious criminal who while in the slammer, takes the young Jr (Brenton Thwaites) under his wing.  In return for his protection on the inside, Jr helps to stage a prison break, allowing Brendan and his crew to escape. For his loyalty, the petty criminal Jr is invited into a gold heist where he soon realizes he is in over his head in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. 

Son of a Gun is written and directed by Julius Avery who took home a Cannes Jury prize in 2008 for his short filmJerrycan.  The »

- Rachel West

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New images from Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Imitation Game, and Into the Woods

12 hours ago

We’ve rounded up several new stills from some of our most-anticipated movies, heading to theatres in the near future.

A new image from Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game has been released, featuring the actor in a production still from the film.  Scheduled to hit Tiff next week, the film, directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), is a war-time biography on Alan Turing, the man who led the efforts to crack the Nazi's Enigma code during WWII. 

We’re also getting a look at a new image of Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods which opens in theatres on December 25th.  Streep is plays The Witch (because who really needs a first name when you’re a witch?) who conspires to teach fairytale characters like Cinderella and Jack the Beanstalk a lesson in the musical fantasy.

And last but not least we have Three new images from The Avengers: Age of Ultron. »

- Rachel West

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The rebels are ready in new Mockingjay character posters

12 hours ago

The rebellion has arrived in these brand new posts for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1.  This is one badass crew you don’t want to cross paths with. 

Armed and ready to send a pretty strong message to President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the rebel alliance features a bunch of new faces from the Districts.  Character posters give us a look at Boggs (Mahershala Ali),  Castor (Wes Chatham), Pollux (Eden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and last but not least, the kick-ass Cressida played by “Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, Part 1 sees Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) adopted as the symbol of the rebellion against the Capitol.  We got our first look at the teaser trailer at Comic-Con which showed us a world under siege.

Check out the character posters below and prepare for war when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 is unleashed into »

- Rachel West

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Daniel Radcliffe is out for revenge in the new Horns trailer

13 hours ago

Daniel Radcliffe’s latest jaunt into the world of literary adaptations is taking a very, very dark turn.

The full-length international trailer for Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel Horns has just been released, and it looks even crazier than the last one, if that’s possible. We get to see a bit more of Juno Temple’s character Merrin, who is the slain girlfriend that Radcliffe’s Ig is out to avenge. Joe Anderson and Max Minghella also star, and we get to see them make appearances here too.

While the first trailer that was released focuses more on the actual horns aspect of Horns, this trailer reveals that Daniel Radcliffe’s character is a prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, and his devilish appearance does nothing to make him feel any better about i »

- Amanda Wood

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Daniel Radcliffe is out for revenge in the new Horns trailer

13 hours ago

Daniel Radcliffe’s latest jaunt into the world of literary adaptations is taking a very, very dark turn.

The full-length international trailer for Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel Horns has just been released, and it looks even crazier than the last one, if that’s possible. We get to see a bit more of Juno Temple’s character Merrin, who is the slain girlfriend that Radcliffe’s Ig is out to avenge. Joe Anderson and Max Minghella also star, and we get to see them make appearances here too.

While the first trailer that was released focuses more on the actual horns aspect of Horns, this trailer reveals that Daniel Radcliffe’s character is a prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, and his devilish appearance does nothing to make him feel any better about i »

- Amanda Wood

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Rosario Dawson talks Canada, Atom Egoyan and her love of Tim Curry

19 hours ago

Since her first role at the age of 15 in Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s KidsRosario Dawson has had an extraordinary career in both mainstream and independent cinema. From dramas to comedies to action films to musicals, her range has proved to be almost boundless, inhabiting tremendously diverse characters with a deftness that’s rarely seen.

In person Dawson comes across as extremely approachable, fiercely intelligent and quick to laugh. It doesn’t hurt at all to learn that she’s a geek at heart, going on at length after the interview about her love of genre cinema, Star Wars and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with a particularly endearing gush  for the titanic talent that is Tim Curry).

In Cannes to discuss her complex role as both pursuer and pursued in Atom Egoyan’s drama The Captive, Dawson was quick to praise her working with the iconic Canadian director, »

- Jason Gorber

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The evidence mounts against Ben Affleck in newest Gone Girl trailer

26 August 2014 11:53 AM, PDT

Ben Affleck is looking mighty guilty in the latest trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

The highly-anticipated thriller just launched its third trailer and well, all fingers seem to point to Nick Dunne (Affleck) as the party responsible for his wife Amy’s (Rosamund Pike) mysterious disappearance.  The short new clip starts as a meet-cute between Nick and Amy before taking a dark turn, revealing that Nick didn’t know his wife as well as he thought as evidence including her fearful diary entries and the revelation that a large insurance sum was taken out in her name.   

This latest trailer offers us a few new glimpses of the Dunnes’ relationship and builds upon the same themes we saw in the first two trailers (which you can watch here and here). 

Gone Girl arrives in theatres on October 3rd, and features a cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, »

- Rachel West

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Listed: Cinema's best spies

26 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT

Pierce Brosnan returns to the world of on-screen espionage this week when the Irish actor plays the titular spook in Roger Donaldson’s spy thriller The November Man. The 61-year-old star is of course no stranger to the spy game having stepped into 007’s iconic tuxedo during the mid-nineties for his first Bond effort GoldenEye. But Brosnan’s most recent special agent adventure got us to thinking, who is the best spy to ever grace the silver screen?

So grab your laser watches, a black turtleneck and a secret identity and join us as we run down cinema’s 10 best spooks. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Listed: Cinema's best spies

26 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT

Pierce Brosnan returns to the world of on-screen espionage this week when the Irish actor plays the titular spook in Roger Donaldson’s spy thriller The November Man. The 61-year-old star is of course no stranger to the spy game having stepped into 007’s iconic tuxedo during the mid-nineties. But Brosnan’s most recent blockbuster got us to thinking, who is the best spy to ever grace the silver screen?

So grab your laser watches, a black turtleneck and a secret identity and join us as we run down cinema’s 10 best spooks.

10. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) – The Avengers (2012)

Forget about your super soldiers, Norse gods, gamma-irradiated giants and armour-clad Avengers. If you ask us the real star of Marvel’s movie universe is the altogether more unassuming figure of S.H.I.E.L.D agent and fan favourite Phil Coulson. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Ten things you didn’t know about Mary Poppins

25 August 2014 11:28 PM, PDT

Fifty years ago this month, Mary Poppins chim-chim-cher-ee'd its way into cinemas. The sugary sweet spectacular was rapturously received by cinemagoers of the era and audiences are still in love with the magical movie more than half a century on from its original release.

You’ve probably watched the film a hundred times. You might even know all of the words to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." But in celebration of Mary Poppins’ fiftieth anniversary here are ten fun things that you might not know about the movie.

It took Walt Disney more than 20 years to acquire the rights After his daughters fell in love with the books Walt Disney promised he’d adapt P.L Travers’ hit story for the silver screen. However, convincing the notoriously sceptical author proved harder than he could have ever imagined and after first pursuing the project in 1938 it took more than twenty years for Disney to finally secure the film rights. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Get beneath the streets of Paris in red band trailer for As Above/So Below

25 August 2014 2:02 PM, PDT

Remember way back in 2001 when Harry Potter learned that no good could really come from the Sorcerer’s Stone?  Apparently the group of explorers in As Above/So Below failed to grasp that lesson.

In the found-footage horror film, a group (including Perdita Weeks and "Mad Men's" Ginsberg, aka Ben Feldman) sets out under the streets of Paris in search of the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher's Stone as it were).  As Potter and pals have told us, is a substance said to turn base metals into gold or silver, and more importantly, act as an elixir of life, rejuvenating the dead and achieving mortality. 

As the crew ventures beneath the streets of Paris, one wrong turn in the catacombs leads to a series of scary and unexplainable instances as surprises from their past arise out of the darkness to mess with their minds.  As Above/So Below comes »

- Rachel West

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Quiz: Based on a True Story

25 August 2014 7:29 AM, PDT

The Toronto International Film Festival is well known for exhibiting a huge variety of material in its lineup. Every genre has been covered many times over throughout the years, from horror to comedy to drama to everything in between.

Every year, there are always some enticing “based on a true story” films that make their way to the city. In past years, 12 Years a Slave, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Philomena have been some of the more critically-acclaimed entries that were based on true stories. This year brings plenty more, with films like Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything being high-profile films that have already generated a considerable amount of Oscar buzz.

In this quiz, we take a look at some of our favourite films that were based on a true story (however loosely). Everything from recent Academy Award winners Argo and Lincoln to literary adaptations »

- Amanda Wood

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Ten things you didn't know about The Wizard of Oz

24 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT

We’ve been following the Yellow Brick Road for three-quarters of a century and Dorothy hasn’t aged a bit.  August 25thmarks the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a classic film that has delighted generations of the young and young at heart.

The beloved film has been celebrating its diamond anniversary all year long, starting with an impressive remastered blu-ray/dvd release and a tribute at this year’s past Academy Awards ceremony.   Originally released wide in theatres on August 25, 1939 (and a whole week earlier in select theatres in Canada), the move has been subject to many a myth, homage, and parody over its lifetime.

Bust out those ruby red slippers and your little dog too and check out ten facts about The Wizard of Oz you may not have known: »

- Rachel West

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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

24 August 2014 6:51 PM, PDT

Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded Gandhi and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie.

Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough - warmly known as "Dickie Darling" - presided over six decades of British moviemaking as both an actor and filmmaker with a genial warmth that endeared him to his fans and fellow actors.

"I have no great interest in being remembered as a great creative filmmaker," he told The New York Times when Gandhi was released in 1982. "I want to be remembered as a storyteller."

The actor's son, Michael Attenborough told the BBC that his father died Sunday. He had been in poor health for some time. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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