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We've heard the rumours, seen the house pictures, spied the Diary Room chair and we know that there's going to be a UK vs Us theme. That's right, Celebrity Big Brother is back - and now all we need are some housemates.
As well as meeting the people due to keep us entertained for the forseeable, we've been promised a big twist to kick things off, so we should be in for a good night. Join us from 9pm as we bring you all the action...
23:01Right though - for now, that's your lot. Thanks for joining us and make sure you keep leaving your comments below - we want to know all your thoughts about what just happened!
22:58Well, it looks like Daniel has been banished with Scoop and Farrah. He's holding court talking about his movies, so who says they're not at a party right now? »
Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.
Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.
GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »
After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins. While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening. Especially when it's your 40th anniversary. Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.
In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller, Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.
- Michelle McCue
It feels like the dog movie might have had its day. Although we still get a few films every now and then where a canine performer plays a pivotal character, this once-booming genre bracket is largely reserved for the booming direct-to-video market- Disney's Air Buddies spin-off franchise is going strong and as of 2014, the Beethoven saga is up to its eighth instalment (and its fifth to skip cinemas.)
The unusual logline for Max appears to be 'American Sniper meets Lassie', but it's not without charm. With staggering earnestness, it plays out the tale of a Belgian Malinois called Max, (played by Carlos) whose Us Marine handler Kyle (Robbie Amell) is killed in action while apprehending a suicide bomber during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brought back to the States from Afghanistan, Max has suffered »
In the July edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we unveiled our Top 5 Movies of 2015 So Far! The year was half-way through, after all. And we love lists.
In this month’s episode, we’re giving you a chance to win three of those Top 5 on Blu-Ray – Kingsman: The Secret Service, Ex Machina and Whiplash. Unfortunately the other two on the list – Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World – aren’t out on home entertainment yet. Only that shifty-looking dude who hangs out in front of the corner shop on Rectory Road has those. And he’s most definitely breaking some laws.
You know the drill. Do the stuff in bolded red below. UK readers only. The competition closes at midnight on 6th September. By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.
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- Oli Davis
You may know that director Kevin Smith's first film Clerks spawned the Clerks animated TV series in 2000, although it only ran for one season. What you may not know is that, five years earlier, the indie hit was actually adapted for a live action TV pilot, starring Jim Breuer as Randall Graves and Andrew Lowery as Dante Hicks. The pilot was never picked up as a TV series, and now you can see why, since the full Clerks pilot has now surfaced online.
The pilot also features a few more faces you may recognize. Keri Russell, three years before starring on Felicity, plays Sandra, a tanning salon employee, with Rick Gomez, best known as Ada David Vasquez from FX's Justified, playing an ice cream parlor worker named Todd. Screenwriter André Nemec, who went on to write the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, »
Scream Factory is working on giving a few Wes Craven films a high-def upgrade and they're taking us back into the Robeson house on August 11th with a Collector's Edition release of The People Under the Stairs. To give you an idea of what to expect, we have a look at the official trailer and three clips:
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Shout! Factory has announced the August 11 Blu-ray release of horror master Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs (Collector’s Edition). The Scream Factory treatment of this much-loved film includes several new bonus features.
This terrifying journey from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream takes you inside a demented house. Trapped inside the fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare, quickly learning the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house. »
- Jonathan James
“Zack, listen to me. This is how you direct a movie. I’m Batman.”
That’s the main focus for this August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show. In it, our esteemed panel debate the San Diego Comic Con 2015 news, picking a definitive (well, kind of) winner of the three-day geek-fest.
There’s also a special chat with Harrison Ford, Jj Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown (revealing who The Joker Really Is torturing at the end of the teaser) and an exclusive interview with Nat Wolff and John Green about their new movie Paper Towns.
And, as always, the panel pick their movies of the »
- Oli Davis
'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »
- Zac Gille
James L. White, who penned the script for the Ray Charles biopic Ray that won Jamie Foxx the Best Actor Oscar in 2004, died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica. He was 67. His attorney, Matthew H. Saver, told Deadline that White died of complications from pancreatic cancer. Ray landed six Oscar nominations that year, winning for Foxx’s turn as well as sound mixing. Taylor Hackford was nominated for Best Director (he and White shared the story-by credit) and the movie was… »
James L. White, who wrote the original screenplay to the 2004 Ray Charles biopic “Ray,” starring Jaime Foxx, died early Thursday morning from complications resulting from pancreatic and liver cancer at his home in Santa Monica, his attorney, Matthew L. Saver, confirmed to Variety. He was 67.
A statement from attorney Saver read in part: White “worked steadily and was commissioned by studios and networks to write many musical-artist-based scripts. At the time of his passing he was about to direct his own screenplay.”
Responding to news of White’s passing, Hackford said: “Jimmy White was »
- Carmel Dagan
James L. White, the screenwriter known for his work on the Oscar-winning Ray Charles biopic “Ray,” passed away Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, California, after battling pancreatic and liver cancer. He was 67. White developed the story for “Ray” along with the film’s director, Taylor Hackford, in addition to writing the screenplay. The film was nominated for six Oscars, with Jamie Foxx winning for Best Actor and the film’s sound team winning for Best Sound Mixing. “Jimmy White was a lovely man and a terrific writer,” Hackford told TheWrap in a statement. “His insights as a black man growing. »
- Joe Otterson
James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning 2004 drama Ray, has died. He was 67. The writer passed away early Thursday morning at home in Santa Monica, his attorney Matthew H. Saver told The Hollywood Reporter. He died from complications resulting from pancreatic and liver cancer. White's story for the 2004 drama chronicled the career evolution of singer Ray Charles, who was portrayed by Jamie Foxx in an Oscar-winning turn. The drama was directed by Taylor Hackford, who is also credited on the story. The biopic was nominated for six Academy Awards and White was nominated for
- Erik Hayden
Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA – July 20, 2015) After a two year hiatus following the tragic death of cast member Dave Brockie, the popular sit-com Holliston will return for a third season in 2016 on the GeekNation digital network, it was announced today by ArieScope Pictures President and series creator/ show runner Adam Green in conjunction with GeekNation’s CEO Clare Kramer and COO Brian Keathley. The highly anticipated third season is set for a full 10-episode order to premiere on GeekNation’s digital streaming network next summer, making this the first time thatHolliston will be readily accessible for all, including audiences in many foreign countries that were unable to watch the series until now.
- Derek Anderson
Robert De Niro has been gearing up what’s been known as his “passion project” for some time, a film called The Comedian in which he would play an insult comic modeled off Don Rickles. De Niro has now secured a director for the film, Taylor Hackford (Ray, Parker). Deadline exclusively reported that Hackford came on board after director Mike Newell departed due to scheduling, and that casting for the film is now underway.
Roast comic Jeff Ross wrote all of De Niro’s stand-up material for the film, and the screenplay was penned by Art Linson, who previously wrote De Niro’s What Just Happened and has produced everything from Fight Club to The Untouchables to Into the Wild. It’ll be interesting to see De Niro take on the role, because it’s perhaps most closely similar to his underrated, almost cult performance as Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese »
- Brian Welk
- Dave McNary
Robert De Niro is so widely respected in Hollywood that he could really do anything he wants at this stage in his career. To the Oscar winner’s credit, though, he’s not rolling over and taking easy paycheck roles all the time – for years, De Niro has been pushing to get The Comedian made, with an eye to starring in the Art Linson-penned drama. And now, he’ll finally complete that passion project, having recruited Taylor Hackford to direct the pic.
De Niro will take on the role of a self-destructive, acerbic insult comic inspired partly by comedian Don Rickles (De Niro’s co-star in Casino). It won’t be the actor’s first time playing a professional funnyman – he took on the role of aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin to widespread acclaim in The King of Comedy.
Excitingly, though Linson (known for the De Niro-starring, Hollywood-set What Just Happened? »
- Isaac Feldberg
Toolbox Murders 2 The Handyman of Horror Returns!
A Film by Dean C. Jones Toolbox Murders 2 Starring Chauntal Lewis, Oscar® Nominee Bruce Dern, Brian Krause, Clifton Powell, Chris Doyle and Ethan Phillips Special Blu-Ray™ And DVD Arrive On Home Entertainment Shelves On August 4, 2015 From Scream Factory™ Pre-order This Definitive Scream Factory™ Release Today! The handyman of horror is ...
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‘There is a thrilling core of steel in Kerry Washington. She radiates capability alongside ethereal beauty’
It was not always thus. I first saw her in 2001 teen movie Save The Last Dance, in which she played a tough but kind student single mother. That small role led to parts in bigger things (Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, a role in Oscar-winning Ray) and the big thing came in 2012, when she was cast in Shonda Rhimes’ megahit, Scandal.
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- Bim Adewunmi
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