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As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
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Jon Stewart showcases his sensitivity and scope in the first trailer for Rosewater, the Daily Show host's directorial debut. The straightforward clip sets up the film's basic plot, which focuses on the captivating true story of Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), a journalist who, while covering the Iranian presidential elections in June 2009, was arrested and brutally interrogated by a man who smelled like Rosewater.
The trailer starts out with Bahari leaving his pregnant fiancée for a scheduled one-week trip. As the elections end in protests and chaos, the journalist immerses »
Jon Stewart poked fun at Texas governor Rick Perry‘s recent indictment for abuse of power, and imagined that the politician would make one creepy inmate in “Orange Is the New Blecch.” The reference to the popular, Emmy-nominated Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black” came after Stewart cringed while showing viewers a clip of Perry's fascination with his own “good” looks when asked how he's doing since being charged with the first-degree felony. Also read: Rick Perry Vows to Fight Indictment: ‘I Intend to Win’ “How do I look? Do I look pretty good?” Perry told a reporter. »
- Greg Gilman
Jon Stewart took time off from "The Daily Show" last summer to make his directorial debut with "Rosewater." He did double duty, also adapting "Then They Came For Me," the memoir by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari in which he recounts his almost four months of false imprisonment in his homeland for espionage. Gael Garcia Bernal plays the prisoner while Kim Bodnia is his interrogator in what is largely a two-hander with appearances by Shohreh Aghdashloo as his mother and Claire Foy as his wife back in London. The film from Open Road plays at Telluride this weekend before getting a splashy premiere at the Toronto film festival next week. It opens in limited release on Nov. 7. Based on the early reviews, Stewart, who has a staggering 20 Emmys for writing and producing his late night talker, could well find himself in the running at the Oscars. -Break- It is never too »
"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart recently took a break from his TV duties to make his helming debut on "Rosewater," a new film based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Then They Came For Me." And now, we have a trailer for the new movie. Check it out below. Plot: "Rosewater" follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself only as "Rosewater," who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahari's wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets keeping the story alive, »
As the Telluride Film Festival got under way this morning, high-profile festival-goers cited such films as Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, and Foxcatcher, with Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum, as high on their list of must-see movies. To kick off the Labor Day weekend event, filmmakers, press and big-money supporters gathered for the annual Patron Brunch at Gray Head, a private residence high in the mountains about 20 minutes outside of town. Despite the sweltering heat, Michael Barker, whose Sony Pictures Classics is distributing Foxcatcher, donned a wrestling sweatshirt bearing the movie's title; Jon Stewart, here with
- Scott Feinberg
Former U.S. Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out about the events in Ferguson, Mo. On Thursday, Clinton made her first remarks on the tense and racially charged situation that followed the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. See video: Jon Stewart on Ferguson, Fox News, White Privilege on Return to ‘Daily Show’ “This is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray,” Clinton said at a tech conference in San Francisco. “Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone. »
- Linda Ge
Last year Jon Stewart took a three-month break from hosting The Daily Show to travel to Jordan and film his directorial debut (John Oliver hosted it for two of those three months). Now a year later we have a trailer for the fruits of his labor. It's called Rosewater and it looks precisely like the kind of celebration of human endurance and journalistic integrity that you'd expect from the man behind The Daily Show. Adapted from the memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is the unfortunate true story of a London journalist (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) who ended up being held prisoner in Iran for nearly half a year for his public scrutiny of the nation's recent presidential election. And if that weren't bad enough, Maziar Bahari's detention was...
- Peter Hall
Jon Stewart started in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, but over the years he has really become much more than that. As the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, he has long had a platform for not only up-to-the-minute biting social satire, but also for being the one who watches the watchers - becoming a trusted name in news broadcasting and one of the strongest critics of the endless 24-hour news cycle. Stewart has already accomplished an incredible amount during his career, but this year he is ready to add one more credit to his resume: director. Above, thanks to Apple, you'll find the first trailer for Rosewater, a film based on the book by and true story of journalist Maziar Bahari, which has been adapted for the big screen by Stewart as his directorial debut. In the movie, Gael García Bernal plays Bahari, who »
Jon Stewart’s reputation pegs him as a funnyman first and foremost; he might be a keen hand at busting punditry, parsing out flimflam in media reporting, and skewering political nonsense from all sides of the Us government, but he’s a comedian before he’s a commentator. But come November, his fans (and detractors) will get to see a whole new side of him – that of the serious storyteller – as his directorial debut makes its way to theaters.
That would be Rosewater, Stewart’s dramatized adaptation of London-based, Iranian-born journalist (and Canadian citizen) Maziar Bahari’s 2011 memoir, “Then They Came For Me”. Most may recall that Stewart took a break from his routine duties on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show back in 2013 for the film’s production, and with the arrival of its first trailer (posted above), we’re ...
- Andy Crump
Jon Stewart is, arguably, a national treasure. Appearing on TV screens night after night with his popular satirical series The Daily Show, the comedian accurately skewers everything from politics to the media to social trends, and offers an alternative view of world events. He occupies that venerated space – a trusted voice on television – thanks to the consistent, rational and, above all, kind way in which he regards his audience, and their best interests. He does excellent comedy, yes, but always with a serious undertone. So, it is with an overwhelming sense of curiosity that we press play on the first trailer for his dramatic directorial debut, Rosewater.
The film is an adaptation of a memoir written by Iranian/Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (and co-written by Aimee Molloy), titled Then They Came For Me, which details his experience of being incarcerated in Iran for 118 days, following the 2009 election protests in that country. »
- Sarah Myles
If you're an avid watcher of The Daily Show, you may have noticed Jon Stewart took a some time off last year, leaving hosting duties to John Oliver. So what was Stewart doing during that time off? Well, he was directing (also acting as screenwriter) Rosewater, based the true story of Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), a journalist arrested during the riots that followed the controversial declaration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory, hours before polls closed, during the 2009 elections in Iran, and tortured for one hundred and eighteen days. Stewart has delivered a pretty impressive debut here, and Bernal promises to deliver a powerful central performance. Check it out below Released: 7th November »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Bahari is played in the biopic by Gael García Bernal (No, The Science of Sleep), with the movie dramatising the journalist's imprisonment for raising questions about Iran's 2009 presidential election.
The film also includes a score from Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore.
Stewart's Rosewater opens on November 7 in the Us. »
When I think of Steve Carell, I think of Despicable Me and The Office and the “Produce Pete” segment on The Daily Show; I do not think of a menacing sociopath or possible murderer. But all the buzz on Carell’s latest performance in the upcoming drama Foxcatcher is that he’s one terrifying man. Having watched the latest trailer for the film, I can certainly see where the buzz comes from.
Carell plays John du Pont, a millionaire with a passion for amateur sports. Du Pont runs Foxcatcher Farms, where he helps to train wrestlers for the Us Olympics Team. This ultimately leads to tragedy once du Pont’s friend Dave Shultz (Mark Ruffalo) and his brother Mark (Channing Tatum) join up with Foxcatcher Farms as they prepare for another Olympic bid. Du Pont’s increasingly erratic behavior and obsessions begin to take a toll on the relationships between the three men, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Last summer, Jon Stewart left his post on The Daily Show to shoot his debut film, Rosewater. Now, Stewart and Open World Films are giving viewers a look at his take on journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir Then They Came for Me with the film’s first trailer.
In the trailer, the London-based Bahari, played by Gael García Bernal, leaves his pregnant fiancée to cover the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Bahari is then captured and tortured for 118 days, believed to be a spy by his interrogator. The film’s name comes from Bahari’s statement that the only distinctive feature of his captor, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Usually found cracking wise and dishing out snark about American politics from behind his desk at The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a sabbatical last summer to film his directorial debut, Rosewater, which he adapted from Maziar Bahari’s best-selling memoir. The trailer for the film is now online courtesy of Apple.Gael Garcia Bernal stars as Bahari, a Tehran-born journalist who has settled outside of his home country, gotten married and is eagerly awaiting the birth of his first child. In June 2009, he accepts an assignment to return to Iran and interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the upcoming elections.With vote rigging rife and protests rising against the corrupt regime, Bahari is initially hesitant to get involved, but shoots footage of street rioting for the BBC. He’s arrested and spends 118 days being interrogated and tortured by a man who identifies himself as “Rosewater »
One of Jon Stewart’s guests on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2011 was Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist whose memoir, titled Then They Came For Me, told his account of the 118 days Bahari spent in captivity in an Iranian jail following his coverage of the protests surrounding the country’s 2009 election results. Stewart soon took a leave of absence from the program to adapt the memoir into a movie, titled Rosewater, marking Stewart’s feature film writing and directing debut. Gael García Bernal takes on the role of Bahari, joined by Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kim Bodnia, and Dimitri Leonidas. Following the announcements that the film would screen at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival, the first trailer has now been released. The film is set to be released in American theatres on November 7th, and the trailer can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
A second teaser trailer is out for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the Steve Carell and Channing Tatum-led drama which looks to be one of the biggest players in the upcoming awards season following the film's sterling reception at Cannes back in May.
The first trailer is out for "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater". The story follows Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009 and held for nearly four months. The film, which opens in November, premiered the other day at the Venice Film Festival to respectable but not gushing reviews.
Next comes the trailer for the Hugh Grant-led rom-com "The Rewrite". Grant stars as a former Oscar-winning screenplay writer long past his glory days who takes on a college teaching job. Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons star.
Finally there's »
- Garth Franklin
Last year Jon Stewart took a three-month break from hosting The Daily Show to travel to Jordan and film his directorial debut (John Oliver took over hosting for two of those three months). Now a year later we have a trailer for the fruits of his labor. It's called Rosewater and it looks precisely like the kind of celebration of human endurance and journalistic integrity that you'd expect from the man behind The Daily Show. Adapted from the memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is the unfortunate true story of a London journalist (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) who ended up being held prisoner in Iran for nearly half a year for his public scrutiny of the nation's recent presidential election. And if that weren't bad enough, Maziar Bahari's detention was...
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Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, Open Road Films has released the first trailer Rosewater, which marks the directorial debut of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Gael García Bernal stars as journalist Maziar Bahari, who returned to his home country Iran to interview presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. After sending footage of riots in the streets to the BBC, Bahari was arrested and tortured for 118 days by a man who only identified himself as Rosewater. Take a look at the first footage and poster for this true story adaptation, arriving in theaters November 7.
Rosewater is based on the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari. The film is the directorial debut of Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. »
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