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The line-up at this year's Toronto Film Festival has a much different feel than year's past and coming up with a list of most anticipated films isn't nearly as easy as previous years. Not because there's any lack of possible greatness, but in fact perhaps because the possibility is even greater, though in corners we may not expect. This year's fest is without what I would call a "big" film. David Dobkin's The Judge is opening the festival but at 141 minutes and with a trailer that does very little to convince me of its quality I have a hard time expecting much from it. Reese Witherspoon's Wild from director Jean-Marc Vallee is certainly one I will be seeing, but the anticipation level isn't entirely there and the somewhat muted Telluride response of respect with caveats has lessened my anticipation ever so slightly, the same could be said for Jon Stewart's Rosewater, »
- Brad Brevet
Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. The Hollywood star had more than 100 acting credits to his name, and although he'll be largely remembered for his comic roles, looking back through his career it's quickly evident that he was just as talented when it came to drama.
Digital Spy takes a look back at 10 incredible roles, from Good Morning, Vietnam to World's Greatest Dad, below:
1. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
One of Williams's earliest and most memorable roles on the big screen came in Barry Levinson's Vietnam war comedy, in which he played radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. Newly appointed to the Armed Forces Radio Service in Saigon, the anarchic Cronauer alienates his military superiors but endears himself to soldiers and colleagues thanks to his irreverent humour and insistence on reporting censored news.
2. Dead Poets Society (1989)
There's a reason why the Walt Whitman line 'O Captain! My Captain!" has played a »
The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.
Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.
And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »
- Brian Welk
Feature Simon Brew 25 Feb 2014 - 06:36
Further Warning: Bone Alone is not an adult film.
Just a few short weeks ago, this site - along with a few others - received a letter from lawyers purportedly acting for 20th Century Fox, claiming that we'd infringed copyright by posting a what-had-been-debunked synopsis for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
At the time, I thought that its legal hounds had been a bit over the top. But then I was casually browsing through W H Smith (Halesowen branch) a week or two back, and I saw this...
Five days into the festival, Scott Davis has a look at some of the early Us films garnering both praise and distributors at the famous festival, and what to look out for in 2014.…
It’s Sundance time again in the Us. 30 years since it’s inception by screen legend Robert Redford, Sundance has been responsible for helping the indie scene from across the globe get exposure and on their way into the public domain. Last year, it helped films find distributors, such as The Way, Way Back, Prince Avalanche, Don Jon, Fruitvale Station and The Spectacular Now (the latter two still to see releases in the UK.) This year is no different, and the line-up has the potential to be one of the best it has seen. Five days into proceedings, and many films have already worked up some steam, some finding distributors, others still to be picked up. Below »
- Gary Collinson
5 items from 2014
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