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Tiff Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the middle of summer, when moviegoing options are slim, it’s hard to visualize the sheer scope of films that will screen this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. No single film commands all the buzz, nor can one lineup, and so the first big announcement — featuring the Galas and Special Presentations — can only begin to provide some insight into the titles worthy of anticipation.

Still, there’s a lot to dig through: Oscar hopefuls looking to gain momentum (“The Birth of a Nation,”  “Loving” and more detailed here); big-budget studio efforts hoping to earn some upscale cred (Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon,” Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi “Arrival”); veteran filmmakers still pursuing the kind of topics that put them on the map (Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe”).

Beyond these obvious standouts, however, several titles from these programs hold a lot of potential for »

- Eric Kohn

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Sigourney Weaver Set For San Sebastian Donostia Award

19 July 2016 3:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award for career achievement at the 64th San Sebastian Festival, which runs Sept. 18-26 at the Basque resort city.

The Donostia Award ceremony will link to a European premiere screening of Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” which co-stars Felicity Jones, Lewis McDougall and Liam Neeson. The film, Bayona’s third feature after “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen out of competition at San Sebastian.

A festival statement on Tuesday said Weaver had “presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades, under the direction of moviemakers such as Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, James Cameron, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Ang Lee and David Fincher.”

Produced out of Spain by Apaches Ent., Telecinco Cinema and Peliculas La Trini, and financed and distributed by Focus Features, River Road, Participant Media and Lionsgate, “A Monster Calls” is slated to open in the U. »

- John Hopewell

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New A Monster Calls Trailer Reveals Liam Neeson’s Monster

13 July 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Every trailer so far for J.A. Bayona’s (The Impossible, The Orphanage) A Monster Calls has kept the titular monster under wraps, instead relying on Liam Neeson’s raspy vocals to create a sense of wonder and mystery for this adaption of the classic children’s fantasy novel. Now, the monster stands fully revealed, as does how visually impressive and unique this movie is going to be. Sharing DNA with both The Bfg and Where The Wild Things Are, this promises to be utterly fantastic, telling a story of pain, courage, and loss in a way we rarely see nowadays. Released: October 21st (U.S.)/January 6th 2017 (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith. »

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A Magical New Trailer For A Monster Calls Arrives

13 July 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the brand new trailer for A Monster Calls.

The movie opens nationwide from Focus Features on October 21, 2016.

The visually spectacular drama is from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage).

12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.

Written by Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls is based on upon the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd.

The post A Magical New Trailer For A Monster Calls Arrives appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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Watch Liam Neeson Voice a Tree-Beast in 'A Monster Calls' Trailer

13 July 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Steven Spielberg's The Bfg tanked hard at the box office, but the folks behind A Monster Calls believe that they'll find better success with a bigger, albeit less friendly, giant.

Liam Neeson voices a behemoth with eyes of fire and a body made from interwoven tree trunks in the upcoming fantasy film, set for a Halloween-hugging debut on October 21st. The kinda-imaginary, kinda-real titan appears in the film as a manifestation of young Conor O'Malley's (Pan's Lewis MacDougall) turbulent temper, a sort of coping mechanism to his mother's (Felicity Jones) declining health. »

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Watch Liam Neeson Voice a Tree-Beast in 'A Monster Calls' Trailer

13 July 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Steven Spielberg's The Bfg tanked hard at the box office, but the folks behind A Monster Calls believe that they'll find better success with a bigger, albeit less friendly, giant.

Liam Neeson voices a behemoth with eyes of fire and a body made from interwoven tree trunks in the upcoming fantasy film, set for a Halloween-hugging debut on October 21st. The kinda-imaginary, kinda-real titan appears in the film as a manifestation of young Conor O'Malley's (Pan's Lewis MacDougall) turbulent temper, a sort of coping mechanism to his mother's (Felicity Jones) declining health. »

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New Full Trailer: "A Monster Calls"

13 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Focus Features has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming fantasy fable "A Monster Calls" starring Liam Neeson as said monster. "The Orphanage" and "The Impossible" director Juan Antonio Bayona helms the project based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy (Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales.

Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell and Geraldine Chaplin also star in the film which opens nationwide on October 21st.

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Brand New Trailer 'A Monster Calls' Starring Liam Neeson is Here!

13 July 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Focus Features has revealed a brand new trailer for the upcoming fantasy fable A Monster Calls, featuring the vocal talent of Liam Neeson as the title imaginary creature. Check out the new below, which looks like a darker version of The Bfg.

The film is a visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness.

12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.

The film also stars Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) and Geraldine Chaplin (The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls will be released nationwide from Focus Features on October 14, 2016.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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‘A Monster Calls’ in Full-Length Trailer For J.A. Bayona’s Fantasy Adventure

13 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Before he tackles massive dinosaurs in the Jurassic World sequel, director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) is handling a different type of beast with A Monster Calls. When a boy’s (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) mother (Felicity Jones) gets a terminal illness, the young lad seeks solace and reconciliation from a massive tree monster (no, not Evil Dead style — I hope) who is voiced by Liam Neeson.

The first full-length trailer features sweeping imagery and a darker tone and color palette — along with Neeson’s monstrous growl — that strongly suggests this is a darker entry into the child fantasy film than something like the upcoming Pete’s Dragon or Spielberg’s The Bfg. It’s lensed by Orphanage Dp Oscar Faura, who has a strong eye and a clearly good collaborative relationship with Bayona. The cast is rounded off by Sigourney Weaver and Toby Kebbell.

See the trailer below (via USA Today), along with a poster. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Anya Taylor-Joy Joins The Cast Of Marrowbone

11 July 2016 4:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A new psychological thriller is currently in pre-production, with acclaimed filmmaker J.A Bayona (A Monster Calls) acting as producer. The film, titled Marrowbone, will be the feature length directorial debut of screenwriter Sergio G. Sanchez, who has previously collaborated with Bayona on The Orphanage and The Impossible. With Lionsgate International backing the project, momentum is continuing to build, as actress Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) has now joined the cast.

With a tone similar to The Orphanage, Marrowbone will tell the tale of five siblings living in a vast, isolated manor. They have kept secret the death of their mother, in an attempt to stay together. However, it soon becomes clear that there is a sinister presence in their midst. Mia Goth (Everest), George Mackay (Sunshine On Leith), and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) already feature in the cast, and they are now joined by Taylor-Joy, who will shortly be seen »

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‘Morgan’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Thriller ‘Marrowbone’

8 July 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the title role in Fox’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan, has joined the cast of Marrowbone, a psychological thriller that marks the directing debut of writer Sergio G. Sanchez. The pic is being executive produced by J.A. Bayona, who directed Sanchez’s script The Orphanage and The Impossible which Sanchez co-wrote. Marrowbone centers on four children who hide from the world after their mother’s death on a farm that holds a terrible… »

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When ‘A Monster Calls,’ You Answer It

29 June 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Despite its October release date, “A Monster Calls” doesn’t look like your standard horror-fantasy release. Between “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” its visionary Spanish film director J.A. Bayona has proven more than capable in depicting both supernatural and real-world horrors. With this anticipated next feature, “A Monster Calls” looks like it will combine a bit of both, as the very best dark fantasies so often do. Based on the acclaimed 2011 novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, the film follows a young boy named Connor O’Malley as he loses himself in a fantasy world to escape his single mother’s terminal illness and the incessant bullying at his school. The first two trailers alone have showcased some truly breathtaking imagery, so we can’t wait to see what its Oct. 21 release date has in store. The film stars decorated actors Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, as well »

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‘Tunnel,’ ‘Boy Missing,’ ‘Chosen’ Screen at Madrid de Cine

27 June 2016 12:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Three much-anticipated Spanish titles — “At The End of the Tunnel,” “Boy Missing” and “The Chosen” — will play at the 10th Spanish Screenings-Madrid de Cine, Spanish cinema’s annual international market. “Boy Missing” and “At the End of the Tunnel” are Hollywood studio releases in Spain.

Unspooling June 27-29, the Spanish Screenings are Spain’s equivalent of UniFrance’s mid-January Rendez-Vous with French Cinema and the U.K.’s London Screenings. They also serve to debate the state of the industry and underscore its key trends.

One seems obvious at this year’s meet: an appetite for thrillers. From the turn of the century, Spain carved out a reputation for horror movies, such as [“Rec”] or “The Orphanage,” which broke out to substantial box office in Spain and abroad. This year, it is thrillers, not chillers or gore, which predominate on the slates of Spain’s top international sales houses.

The move into thrillers is due, »

- John Hopewell

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Film Factory Acquires International on Sony-Distributed ‘Boy Missing’ (Exclusive)

26 June 2016 11:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Sony Pictures Releasing has set an Aug. 19 release date in Spain for “Boy Missing” (“Secuestro”), the latest suspense thriller from Barcelona-based Rodar y Rodar, producers of “The Orphanage,” “Julia’s Eyes” and “The Body,” three of Spain’s highest-profile psychological thrillers of the last decade.

The sales agent of “Wild Tales” and “The Clan,” Vicente CanalesFilm Factory has acquired internationals sales rights to “Boy Missing,” reflecting a common practice in Spain, where a Hollywood studio handles domestic distribution in the country and a sales agent handles international sales.

Public broadcaster Rtve, pay TV operator Movistar Plus, regional TV network Televisio de Catalunya and cable net Cosmopolitan TV share TV rights in Spain in a strong show of local TV interest in the title.

Film Factory will host a private screening of “Boy Missing” at this week’s 10th Spanish Screenings-Madrid de Cine, an arrangement used by sales agents »

- John Hopewell

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‘The Strain’ Season 3 Trailer: Corey Stoll Fights For Survival In Insane, Violent Trailer

21 June 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

FX’s horror thriller series “The Strain” follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the New York City head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team, who are initially called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that contains ancient, evil strains of vampirism. Soon, Ephraim and his team wage war against these vampires for the fate of humanity. The series also stars David Bradley (“Harry Potter”), Mía Maestro (“Frida”), Kevin Durand (“Smoking Aces”), Jonathan Hyde (“Titanic”), Richard Sammel (“Inglourious Basterds”), Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”), Natalie Brown (“Sophie”), Miguel Gomez (“Louie”), and more. Watch a trailer for the series’ third season below as Ephraim and his team fight for survival to the tune of Marilyn Manson’s “Warship My Wreck.”

Read More: Review: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Lacks Originality, But Brings ‘Game of Thrones’-Level Gore to FX

The series was co-created by director Guillermo del Toro, »

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‘The Strain’ Season 3 Trailer: Corey Stoll Fights For Survival In Insane, Violent Trailer

21 June 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

FX’s horror thriller series “The Strain” follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the New York City head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team, who are initially called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that contains ancient, evil strains of vampirism. Soon, Ephraim and his team wage war against these vampires for the fate of humanity. The series also stars David Bradley (“Harry Potter”), Mía Maestro (“Frida”), Kevin Durand (“Smoking Aces”), Jonathan Hyde (“Titanic”), Richard Sammel (“Inglourious Basterds”), Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”), Natalie Brown (“Sophie”), Miguel Gomez (“Louie”), and more. Watch a trailer for the series’ third season below as Ephraim and his team fight for survival to the tune of Marilyn Manson’s “Warship My Wreck.”

Read More: Review: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Lacks Originality, But Brings ‘Game of Thrones’-Level Gore to FX

The series was co-created by director Guillermo del Toro, »

- Vikram Murthi

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A Monster Calls Poster Reveals a Wild Creature

16 June 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The new flick from The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona, A Monster Calls, is headed our way on October 21st via Universal Pictures and Focus Features, and today we come bearing a brand new piece of poster art that was… Continue Reading →

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- John Squires

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A Monster Calls Poster Awakens a Wild Creature

16 June 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, one of the most unique movies will be, without a doubt, A Monster Calls. The family drama will introduce legendary actor Liam Neeson as a mythical creature who befriends a young boy. Today, we have your first look at the official one-sheet poster, which gives us a sneak peek at this monster in hiding. The tagline promises that 'Stores are Wild Creatures'.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor's father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.

A Monsters Call comes as an interesting change of pace for Neeson, who has become an action icon in the later half of his extraordinary career. The movie is an adaptation of Patrick Ness' beloved novel, with the writer adapting his own screenplay. As of yet, we haven't really gotten a great look at the monstrosity hiding at the core of this heart-tugging fantasy. But he is starting to come into focus here on this teaser.

The movie's story is actually based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. A British writer and activist, she is best known for a body of work that appeals to children and young adults. A Monster Calls has been published in almost 30 languages, and the novel has won many prestigious prizes worldwide, including the distinguished Carnegie Medal and, for illustrator Jim Kay, the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Bel&#233n Atienza is producing, marking her third collaboaration with Bayona, following The Impossible and his directorial debut, The Orphanage. Executive producers include Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, along with River Road's Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits. Production on A Monster Calls got under way last September, with principal photography taking place in Spain and England.

A Monster Calls is set for release on October 21, 2016, which puts it up against Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween Story, Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and PureFlix's I'm Not Ashamed. Coincidentally, Felicity Jones also stars in Inferno, arriving October 14, meaning she will have two of her projects debut in back-to-back weekends. While we await the next trailer for A Monster Calls, which may give us a better look at this wild creature, take a look at the first poster and marvel at the adventure that awaits.

Aquí está! El teaser poster de #unmonstruovieneaverme.Here it is! The teaser poster for #AMonsterCalls. pic.twitter.com/GgBttEteDn

— Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) June 16, 2016

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A Monster Calls Poster Lends a Helping Hand

16 June 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A Monster Calls poster lends a helping hand Focus Features has revealed a new poster for the upcoming fantasy fable A Monster Calls, which stars Liam Neeson as the title imaginary creature. Check out the A Monster Calls poster below! A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage, Jurassic World 2), based on the…

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- Max Evry

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‘A Monster Calls’ Poster Has a Giant Imagination

16 June 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Described as a visually spectacular drama, Focus Features has set The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls for release on October 21, 2016. Based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel, “12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and […] »

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