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Jason Reitman To Stage Live Reading Of ‘The Princess Bride’ At Tiff

1 September 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jason Reitman will host a live reading of The Princess Bride at the Toronto International Film Festival. Celebrity Live-Reading Of The Princess Bride Reitman, director of Up in the Air, frequently organizes and directs star-studded live readings of famous scripts. For the past two years, Reitman has organized live readings at Tiff — Boogie Nights […]

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- Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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‘Brave’ Princess Merida to Appear on Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia the First’

1 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sofia the First” is welcoming special guest star, Princess Merida from Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” She will appear on the Oct. 12 episode of the animated series, Disney Junior announced Tuesday.

In the episode, Sofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give the little princess a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint her as the storykeeper of magical books in “Sofia the First: The Secret Library,” the first installment of a four-part story arc, which kicks off on Oct. 12 with Merida.

Ruth Connell (“Supernatural”) voices Merida, and “Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville lends his voice as the narrator throughout the four-part “Secret Library” episodes.

Bonnie Hunt returns to voice Aunt Tilly, and Eric Stonestreet reprises his role Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, reuniting with his “Modern Family” costar Ariel Winter who plays the title character, Sofia. “Breaking Bad’s” Dean Norris is a guest voice actor on the episode, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Robin Wright & Ben Foster Split and Call Off Their Engagement Again

29 August 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robin Wright and Ben Foster have broken up and called off their engagement for the second time. The Princess Bride and House of Cards star had confirmed in January 2014 she and the X-Men actor were set to marry. E! News learned in November of that year that the two had split. In January of this year, Wright and Foster reunited at the 2015 Golden Globes. On Saturday, E! News learned the two split and called off their engagement a few months ago. Wright, 49, and Foster, 34, have not commented. People had earlier reported that their engagement was off again. The two met on the set of the movie Rampart, which was released in 2011, and began dating months later. After »

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Turbo Kid | Review

28 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kid Dangerous: Trio of Directors Craft Endearing 80’s Retro Flick

Operating comfortably within the lines of the well-tread grooves of genre paths explored before than it does reinvent the parameters of its retro engaged flavoring, the surprisingly endearing Turbo Kid manages to engage as heartfelt pastiche. Co-directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell (who also star as the father and mother of the main character) and Yoann-Karl Whissell, the gonzo mash-up of exaggerated, bloody violence with the charming earnestness of its protagonists plays surprisingly well even if its narrative trajectory lacks enough remarkable characteristics to differentiate itself from certain films it pays homage to. At times enchanting, particularly with a handful of colorfully detailed character developments, it’s a romantically inclined love letter to a more inventive and playful era of filmmaking sorely missed.

In the post-apocalyptic world of 1997 Quebec, a loner known as The Kid (Munro Chambers) lives alone in »

- Nicholas Bell

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Jason Reitman to Direct ‘Princess Bride’ Live Read at Toronto Film Festival

27 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason Reitman will direct a live read of “The Princess Bride” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The four-time Oscar nominated filmmaker behind “Juno,” “Up in the Air” and “Thank You for Smoking” took to Twitter to make the announcement. “In 1987, Princess Bride won Toronto Film Festival. On Sep 12th, we’re going to pay tribute to that perfect script,” he wrote after teasing the news with one of the most memorable quotes from the Rob Reiner-directed comedy.Also Read: 'Game of Thrones': Here's Another Way 'The Princess Bride' Could Have Ended Dear Toronto, Inconceivable! – Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) August 26, 2015 No word yet. »

- Greg Gilman

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Jason Reitman Staging 'The Princess Bride' Tiff Live Read

27 August 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, 'Demolition' to Open The 40th Toronto International Film Festival has revealed that "The Princess Bride" script will be the subject of this year's Jason Reitman Live Read, the annual event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Rob Reiner's beloved classic will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through, with Reitman narrating stage direction on Saturday, September 12 at 6pm. "'The Princess Bride' premiered at the Festival in 1987 and has captured audiences' imaginations ever since," said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. "To have this title return on the occasion of our 40th Festival, and be re-explored by a contemporary cast, is pure magic." The festival previously welcomed Reitman and all-star casts for live table reads. »

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Olivia Munn Dubsmashing Her Favorite Movie Scenes Is Weird But Mesmerizing

24 August 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Dubsmash is the exquisite art of dubbing short selfie videos with famous sounds, and Olivia Munn is better at it than any of us. Shortly before she partied it up with her fellow X-Men: Apocalypse co-stars at the wrap party, her and her boyfriend, football player Aaron Rodgers, had some fun with the popular app, channelling everything from Princess Bride to Mariah Carey.      #princessbride A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Aug 22, 2015 at 1:40am Pdt As fate would have it, their first video is their best video. The two reenacted the famous scene from The Princess Bride between Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) and his wife Valerie (Carol Kane). It.s right in the heat of the moment when she.s screaming "Liar" at Max, and the two bring such zest and life to the moment. Munn, then, went solo for the next Dubsmash to channel another famous scene »

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Munn & Rodgers Win Dubsmash

22 August 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Just when we thought Tom Brady and Gisele couldn't be bumped from the top of our NFL/celebrity couple #goals list, enter Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn.

The "X-Men: Apocalypse" actress posted a handful of hilarious Dubsmash videos featuring her and her Green Bay Packers quarterback boyfriend to her Instagram page on Friday night.

The couple is seen mouthing sound clips from famous movies, including "Training Day" and "The Princess Bride," but our favorite clips from the easy-on-the-eyes pair involve music.

Photos: Hot Shots Of Olivia Munn

In one video, Olivia and Aaron lip sync the chorus ...

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This week’s new film events

21 August 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Summer Of Love weekend | Frightfest | Studio Ghibli Forever And Ever | Floating Cinema

In October, BFI Southbank kicks off a three-month season of cinema dedicated to love – and the British Museum is hosting a handful of open-air screenings as an appetiser. The movies chosen to be shown in the forecourt under the stars give a good idea of the eclecticism of the season: there is Merchant-Ivory’s acclaimed film of Em Forster’s A Room With A View (Thu); Terrence Malick’s criminal lovers-on-the-run debut, Badlands (pictured, Fri); and The Princess Bride (29 Aug), which is as much about the art of storytelling as the magic of love.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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Christopher Guest’s next movie will be a Netflix original

11 August 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While Christopher Guest is a familiar face to film fans for his numerous roles, including that of Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap and the six-fingered Count Rugen in The Princess Bride, his work behind the camera has been similarly prolific, garnering him critical acclaim throughout his career. Having co-written This is Spinal Tap, Guest made his directorial debut in 1989 with The Big Picture, going on to direct numerous other films, with his last feature, For Your Consideration, coming in 2006. Guest moved to television shortly after, with his series Family Tree running for one season on HBO in 2013, and many fans wondering when he’d return behind the camera. Guest’s next project has now been announced, but it’s also poised to be on a small screen, as his next film will be a Netflix original.

Guest joins a growing roster of original movie creators and selections for the streaming service, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'Doctor Zhivago' set for UK re-release

11 August 2015 3:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BFI to release new 4K digital restoration of David Lean’s epic starring Omar Sharif as part of its upcoming Love project.

David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago is to be re-released in the UK to mark the film’s 50th anniversary and form part of a major new project from the British Film Institute (BFI) based around love stories.

The BFI will release a new 4K digital restoration of David Lean’s epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, starring the late Omar Sharif alongside Julie Christie, on November 27.

The film, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, won five Academy Awards and remains the eighth most successful film of all time at the Us box office (adjusted for inflation).

Doctor Zhivago will be one of the cornerstone theatrical releases for Love, the BFI’s major new project set to run from October to December that will centre on love stories in film and »

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Robin Wright Bio

10 August 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Robin Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and television director. After starting off on the soap opera Santa Barbara, Wright has gone on to memorable roles in The Princess Bride, Forrest Gump, Unbreakable, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and House of Cards. She has won a Golden Globe Award and has […]

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- Ryan McDonnell

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Wild Card DVD Review

24 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Max Casella

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 92 minutes

Special Features: Original Sin – Las Vegas and the Characters of Wild Card / The Script / The Stunts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen William Goldman‘s name on a script. The now-legendary writer brought us Marathon Man and All The President’s Men, before going on to write industry bible Adventures In The Screen Trade and fantasy classic The Princess Bride. Now he’s back with Wild Card, an adaptation of his novel Heat. It’s an Elmore Leonard-style tapestry of world weary characters seeking vengeance or enlightenment in the neon jungle of Las Vegas. You could easily see an actor-director combo like Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel taking on the material – though of course the book was published in the Eighties, »

- Steve Palace

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Amazon’s Prime Day DVD & Blu-ray Deals

15 July 2015 12:06 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

While many of you might have blown your DVD and Blu-ray budget on the bi-annual Barnes & Noble / Criterion Collection sale which started last week, Amazon is here to bring you to new levels of debt.

Earlier this month Amazon revealed that on July 15th, 2015, they would begin a new tradition: Prime Day. Those folks who subscribe to Amazon Prime are able to take advantage of these deals. You can still take advantage of their free trial.

There are lots of great non-disc deals, but I’ll collect all of my favorite DVD and Blu-ray deals here for you.

These are affiliate links, and I really appreciate any purchases you make by clicking through our links.

Lightning Deals Movies Criterion Collection Deals Blu-rays Under $10 The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy for $27.99 (77% off) The Man With No Name Trilogy (Remastered Edition) for $13.99 (65% off) The Woody Allen Blu-ray Bundle (Annie Hall, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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We Asked 20 Top Artists to Create a Poster for Their Favorite Movie -- See the Results

9 July 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

What are some of your favorite movies? Do they include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Dark Knight, Swingers and... Beat Street? We asked 20 of our favorite artists to create a poster for their favorite movie and the results deliver this incredibly colorful and immersive love letter to movies old and new. Some of the movies include the ones mentioned above, plus The Shining, Jurassic Park, The Princess Bride and more. You want...

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Three's Not a Crowd: Film's 5 best on-screen trios

8 July 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

This weekend, three itty-bitty evil henchmen get a prequel of their very own in Minions. The third Despicable Memovie follows everyone's favourite goggle-wearing, overall-clad minions – Stuart, Kevin, and Bob – as they travel across continents, unsuccessfully aiding potential masters such as Napoleon, a T. Rex, and Sandra Bullock, amongst others, before finding Gru (Steve Carell).

Just in time for Stuart, Kevin, and Bob's return to theatres, we compiled a list of cinema's best on-screen trios B.G. "Before Gru" – so sadly, the Minions are absent here, though you can visit them at Cineplex theatres starting this weekend!

The very many honourable mentions include Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy; Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride; Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie from The Witches of Eastwick; Henry, Jimmy, and Tommy from Goodfellas; Don, Cathy, and Cosmo from Singin' in the Rain; The Dude, Walter, »

- Sasha James

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Great Movies With Questionable Trailers

28 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Every now and again a movie trailer comes along that is all kinds of wrong for the movie it is trying to promote. This is a list of some of the worst head scratchers.

Just because a movie is good doesn’t necessarily mean that its trailer is as well. Many times the filmmakers responsible for the film itself don’t have much input (if any) into the trailer. When that happens, the trailer can end up misinterpreting the intent of the film. At other times, the trailer may try too hard to get audiences interested in the film, going so far as to show all the  best parts from the film. This includes giving away the twists or the ending, such that people who may have watched the trailer before seeing the film already know how it ends. This is a look at some of the worst offenders, those »

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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

23 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »

- Derek Anderson

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Celebrating Columbo's best star turns

16 June 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shatner, Nimoy, Dunaway, Johnny Cash and more. We take a look at some of TV detective show Columbo’s killer cameos...

Schlubby working class hero, Crime And Punishment’s Porfiry Petrovich for primetime, fatherly fighter of crime... I was introduced to the rumple-coated and rumple-faced one back in 1987, following an off-hand attempt from my mother to get five-year-old me to sit down and shut up for a few minutes. Desperately looking for something to grab my attention, and zeroing in on what ITV happened to be repeating that Sunday, her “Oh, look! Columbo! You like him, don’t you?” – “Huh?” – “He’s the one with the cigar and coat, you know him!” got me to sit down, be quiet, and puzzle over whether or not I did like him. She turned out to be right – I liked him a lot.

By then in the late 80s, Lieutenant Columbo had been »

- louisamellor

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‘The Cat Returns’ is a fun ride in HD

15 June 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When American anime lovers think of Studio Ghibli, the name Hayao Miyazaki immediately comes to mind. Fans embrace the imaginative writing and direction he’s brought to films like Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke. However, Miyazaki isn’t the only director to have helped build the Ghibli name.

Hiroyuki Morita is the director who brought The Cat Returns to life. Just like most Studio Ghibli films, The Cat Returns sneaks in its fair share of parables and commentaries on the human condition, while simultaneously transporting us to a wacky and outlandish world. However, this one-note film is a little on the tame side when it comes to character depth and Ghibli oddities. While there are moments of chaos, this animated film has a more happy-go-lucky feel to it, much like big brother Totoro. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

The Cat Returns introduces us to Haru, »

- Bags Hooper

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