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The Commuter movie review: on the wrong track

MaryAnn’s quick take… A lazy, insulting xerox of better movies about Liam Neeson growling into cell phones at enigmatic villains. Devoid of tension and mystery, and rife with plotholes that derail the trip. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

women’s participation in this film

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Remember a few years ago, when Liam Neeson was on a Non-Stop transatlantic flight between New York and London and mysterious nefarious types texted him to say that they’d kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million was transferred to their account? And how he cares about stopping this because he’s law enforcement — the flight’s air marshal — and doesn’t want anyone to die?

Well, The Commuter is Completely Different. Here, Liam Neeson is on a Train traveling from New York, yes, but only up the Hudson Valley. And it makes many Stops at stations.
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Janusz Kaminski on ‘The Post’, Steven Spielberg, and Why the Art of Cinematography Is Disappearing

Steven Spielberg is a legendary filmmaker, and for over two decades now he’s been working with the same cinematographer on every film: Janusz Kaminski. The Polish Dp’s first collaboration with Spielberg was on 1993’s Schindler’s List, and it’s been a match made in heaven ever since. Kaminski’s use of bold light has resulted in iconic imagery in films ranging from Minority Report to Catch Me If You Can to War of the Worlds, and he’s showed off his dynamism shooting non-Spielberg films like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Judge, …
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Nightwing Movie Casting Announcement Coming in February?

The last we heard about the highly-anticipated Nightwing movie was last month, with director Chris McKay revealing on social media that there will be an open Nightwing casting call, although no specifics have been given about the casting process. Director Chris McKay has taken to Twitter once again, revealing that he expects the casting process for his Nightwing movie to be completed by February. Here's what the director had to say, when asked by a fan when they can expect casting information.

"I would expect to be able to tell you more concrete info on our movies progress around February."

A few weeks before it was revealed that an open casting call was happening, Power Rangers and Stranger Things Season 2 star Dacre Montgomery hinted he might have the Nightwing role, but naturally that was never confirmed. There was was also talk that Finn Wittrock may have the Nightwing role, but
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Hugh Hefner Biopic Wants Margot Robbie

Hugh Hefner Biopic Wants Margot Robbie
Just a week after it was announced that RatPac Entertainment's Hugh Hefner Biopic will star Jared Leto as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, another report claims the actor may be joined by a very familiar partner in crime. The method actor's Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie is considering an offer to play one of Hugh Hefner's wives in the movie, although it isn't clear which wife she'll play. Ironically, the actress turned down an offer from the real Hugh Hefner to appear in his Playboy Magazine, but this offer is one she's actually considering. Here's what an unidentified source had to say about Margot Robbie taking on the role.

"Margot turned the offer down before but this is different. She's considering it. Jared is working on the movie with his buddy Brett and they're really pushing for Margot to have a major role. She's perfect for a part and he's
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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Supergirl is on a Hero's Journey in New Trailer For Supergirl Season 3

The CW has released a new trailer for Supergirl Season 3 called "Hero's Journey." It includes some new footage from the upcoming season and it looks like it's going to have a bit of darker tone as Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) struggles with her secret identity. Regardless, we know that she will find her way and figure out how to juggle the dual lives that she leads.

Supergirl also stars Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

Here are some additional details on the newcomers to the series and the roles they will be playing in the series.

Odette Annable as DC Worldkiller Reign; Adrian Pasdar (Heroes,
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Netflix’s Ozark Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Ozark

One of the best shows screening online at the moment is the impressive Netflix series Ozark, and the super-streamer has just renewed it for a second season.

Jason Bateman leads the cast of Ozark, which revolves around his character Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy (Laura Linney) and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrde’s fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.

Created by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant, The Headhunter’s Calling, The Judge), Ozark will return in 2018 for ten new episodes.

The post Netflix’s Ozark Has Been Renewed For A Second
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Toronto ‘17: Docs Feature Stories of Boundary Breakers

Toronto ‘17: Docs Feature Stories of Boundary Breakers
By Thom Powers

“Resistance is a key theme in this year’s documentaries,” said Tiff Docs Programmer Thom Powers. “We pay witness to rebels challenging the status quo in art, politics, sexuality, religion, fashion, sports and entertainment. They speak powerfully to our times as audiences seek inspirations for battling powerful and corrupt systems.”

Tiff’s 2017 documentary lineup goes deep into the lives of boundary-pushing characters — Grace Jones, Jim Carrey, Jane Goodall, and Eric Clapton, to name only a few of the most famous. But the celebrity factor isn’t enough to make a great film. What sets these docs apart is their directors’ ability to a bring fresh perspective.

Azmaish: A Journey through the SubcontinentBoom For Real The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Then there are figures whose names you may not recognize, but they become unforgettable after you see them on screen. They include Scotty Bowers, who was
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Tiff 2017. Lineup

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ThelmaA selection of films from the 2017 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with new films by Sebastián Lelio, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Darren Aronofsky, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo Del Toro, Joachim Trier, Wim Wenders, and many more.Special PRESENTATIONSOpening Night: Ladybird (Greta Gerwig)Closing Night: Sheikh Jackson (Amr Salama)Battle of the Sexes (Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton)Bpm (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo)The Brawler (Anurag Kashyap)The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey)Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)Catch the Wind (Gaël Morel)The Children Act (Richard Eyre)The Current War (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio)Downsizing (Alexander Payne)A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio)First They Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie)The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois)Hostiles (Scott Cooper)The Hungry (Bornila Chatterjee)I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie)Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)Novitiate (Maggie Betts)Omerta (Hansal Mehta)Plonger (Mélanie Laurent)The Price of Success (Teddy Lussi-Modeste)Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
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"Borg/McEnroe" to Open Tiff

Chris here. We're very excited that the Toronto Film Festival is right around the corner, and last week's first announcement of the films in the lineup were just the beginning. One of the conspicuous gaps in last week's films was the fest opener - and now we know that film to be tennis biopic Borg/McEnroe.

This makes the second real-life period tennis film playing the fest, after the likely more lighthearted Battle of the Sexes. Here Shia Labeouf stars as the hot-tempered John McEnroe facing off against his rival Björn Borg, played by Sverrir Gudnason, during Wimbledon 1980. The opening slot hasn't had the best luck in recent years, with past films being the The Magnificent Seven remake, Demoliton, The Judge, and The Fifth Estate - bet you hadn't thought of those movies in a bit! Could Borg/McEnroe turn it around? Or, perhaps more importantly, is tennis the next sports movie obsession?
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Tiff Announces More Lineups: “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” to Open Doc Program

Sophie Fiennes’ “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” will open the Documentary slate

The Toronto International Film Festival is rolling out more of its lineups. About a week ago, Tiff announced its most high-profile programs, Galas and Special Presentations (which include Susanna White’s Jessica Chastain-led Native American period drama “Woman Walks Ahead” and “Kings,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s follow-up to “Mustang”). Now the fest is unveiling films screening in the Documentary and Midnight Madness slates.

Of the 23 documentaries screening, 10 are directed or co-directed by women, amounting to a super respectable 43 percent of the slate. Sophie Fiennes’ “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” will open the program. Filmed over the course of 10 years, the doc is a revealing, unconventional portrait of the Jamaican-born multi-hyphenate whose hit albums include “Warm Leatherette” and “Slave to the Rhythm.” Other titles screening include “One of Us,” Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s look into an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, and Violeta Ayala’s “Cocaine Prison,” an exploration of Bolivia’s cocaine trade that interrogates the legitimacy of the War on Drugs.

“Resistance is a key theme in this year’s documentaries,” said Tiff Docs Programmer Thom Powers. “We pay witness to rebels challenging the status quo in art, politics, sexuality, religion, fashion, sports, and entertainment. They speak powerfully to our times as audiences seek inspirations for battling powerful and corrupt systems.”

Just two of 11 films in the Midnight Madness lineup are women-directed or co-directed, accounting to about 18 percent of the program: Hélène Cattet’s “Let the Corpses Tan,” a story about thieves who take over a remote hamlet being used by a female artist, and Coralie Fargeat’s “Revenge,” which centers on three wealthy middle-aged CEOs who go on a hunting trip and end up being hunted themselves.

Tiff runs from September 7–17. Check out the women-directed and co-directed films in the Documentary and Midnight Madness slates below. List adapted from Tiff.

Documentaries

Azmaish: A Journey through the Subcontinent, Director: Sabiha Sumar, Pakistan

North American Premiere

Boom For Real The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Director: Sara Driver, USA

World Premiere

Cocaine Prison, Director: Violeta Ayala, Australia/Bolivia/France/USA

World Premiere

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, Director: Lili Fini Zanuck, United Kingdom

World Premiere

The Gospel According to André, Director: Kate Novack, USA

World Premiere

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Director: Sophie Fiennes, United Kingdom/Ireland

World Premiere, Documentary Program Opening Film

The Judge, Director: Erika Cohn, Palestine/USA

World Premiere

One of Us, Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, USA

World Premiere

The Other Side of Everything, Director: Mila Turajlić, Serbia/France/Qatar

World Premiere

Silas, Directors: Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman, Canada/South Africa/Kenya

World Premiere

Midnight Madness

Let the Corpses Tan, Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Belgium/France

North American Premiere

Revenge, Director: Coralie Fargeat, France

World Premiere

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Toronto second wave includes 'Super Size Me 2', 'Disaster Artist'

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Toronto second wave includes 'Super Size Me 2', 'Disaster Artist'
Morgan Spurlock re-engages with the food industry, James Franco digs into the ‘worst film ever made’.

Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) unveiled on Tuesday selections in the Tiff Docs, Midnight Madness, and Short Cuts programmes.

The Canadian titles that are part of this year’s programme will be announced on August 9. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to run from September 7-17 and will open with Borg/McEnroe.

Tiff Docs

The world premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! joins a marquee Tiff Docs roster from renowned filmmakers that opens with Sophie FiennesGrace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami.

Selections include Brett Morgen’s profile of primatologist Jane Goodall in Jane; the story of three Hasidic Jews who attempt to join the secular world in One Of Us by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; Violeta Ayala’s Bolivian drug trade film Cocaine Prison; and Emmanuel Gras’ closing film Makala
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Tiff Announces Midnight Madness and Documentaries Slate, Including ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Super Size Me’ Sequel, and More

Tiff Announces Midnight Madness and Documentaries Slate, Including ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Super Size Me’ Sequel, and More
They are two of the Toronto International Film Festival’s wildest sections — for very different reasons — and this year’s slate of both Midnight Madness and Documentary offerings appear to signal another strong lineup for the festival. Thrills, chills, terror, and scares await movie-goers, all care of unbelievable real-life stories and slightly less true tales for genre fans of all stripes.

This year’s Midnight Madness section will open with Joseph Kahn’s provocative World Premiere of “Bodied,” and also offers up the World Premiere of “The Disaster Artist,” directed by James Franco and based on the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film, “The Room.” (The film previously screened as a work-in-progress at SXSW.)

Read MoreTIFF Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

In his first year as programmer, Peter Kuplowsky is also welcoming back several fest alumni, including David Bruckner,
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Supergirl Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer - Who is Supergirl without Kara Danvers?

The CW has released the Supergirl Season 3 trailer that they screened at Comic-Con this weekend. With Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) struggling with her secret identity, it looks like this next Season will have a darker tone. There is also a slew of new casting news for the upcoming season! Here are those details:

Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Colony, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play the charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants (and what he feels he deserves). The DC villain’s big plans for National City instantly put him at odds with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) embodies the classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter (David Harewood). A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn
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Ozark Season 1 Review

Imagine Arrested Development and Breaking Bad having a chance meeting in a bar. It’s getting late and the two shows are bored, lonely and drunk. They maintain eye contact for a little longer than necessary and, though they know they’re not right for one another, one thing leads to another. The next morning they’re awkwardly stumbling out of a hotel room muttering goodbyes and desperately hoping the other used birth control. Nine months later, Ozark appears.

The show is the creation of Bill Dubuque, previously responsible for terrible Robert Downey Jr. comedy The Judge and Ben Affleck’s iffy The Accountant. But, if Ozark is anything to go by, his star is on the rise (this should give Nightwing fans something to feel positive about, as Dubuque is attached to write the screenplay for the upcoming spinoff).

Primarily set around Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, the
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Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review: boys and their alien toys

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thoroughly charming. Spider-Man’s signature light comedy works surprisingly well even as this story is uniquely steeped in the darker Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I’m “biast” (con): tired of Spider-Man

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Oh, god, not another Spider-Man movie! We’re all tired of Spider-Man, aren’t we? Didn’t we all groan a little when he showed up in Captain America: Civil War because we knew it meant more standalone Spider-Man movies? (I mean, of course it did. Like how every Avenger gets their own movie: Iron Man and Cap and Thor and Ant-freakin’-Man and Black Widow– oh, wait.) It was only just five years ago, in 2012, when we got Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man (with its sequel only three years ago), and that was only
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Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review: boys and their alien toys

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thoroughly charming. Spider-Man’s signature light comedy works surprisingly well even as this story is uniquely steeped in the darker Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I’m “biast” (con): tired of Spider-Man

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Oh, god, not another Spider-Man movie! We’re all tired of Spider-Man, aren’t we? Didn’t we all groan a little when he showed up in Captain America: Civil War because we knew it meant more standalone Spider-Man movies? (I mean, of course it did. Like how every Avenger gets their own movie: Iron Man and Cap and Thor and Ant-freakin’-Man and Black Widow– oh, wait.) It was only just five years ago, in 2012, when we got Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man (with its sequel only three years ago), and that was only
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Arrives on Disc in August

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Burbank, CA, June 26, 2017 – Don’t miss the royal showdown when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Entertainment, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Oscar® nominee Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), along with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,
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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney Have to Go On The Run In Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ — Watch

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney Have to Go On The Run In Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ — Watch
Things get intense in the latest clip released by Netflix for their upcoming original series “Ozark.” The series follows the aftermath of financial advisor Marty Byrd’s fallout with a drug cartel that leaves him and his family in danger.

Read More: ‘Ozark’ Trailer: Jason Bateman Breaks Bad in Netflix’s Cartel Crime Drama, With Some Help From Kanye West

The dark drama stars Jason Bateman (“Horrible Bosses,” “Arrested Development,” “The Gift”) and Laura Linney (“The Truman Show,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “Primal Fear”) as Marty and Wendy Byrde, a couple who lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Their seemingly picturesque lives take a turn when Marty’s dealings with a drug cartel go awry and the family has to relocate to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.

Bateman takes a hands on approach with this new series as its star, as well as executive producing and
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Win an iTunes code for A Family Man starring Gerard Butler

From the Academy Award nominated writer Bill Dubuque who penned The Judge (2014) and The Accountant (2016) comes the drama A Family Man (2016) starring Gerard Butler and Willem Dafoe. It’s available for digital download 5th June 2017 and to celebrate we have 3 iTunes codes to giveaway.

Dane Jensen (Butler) is a driven Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane’s boss (Dafoe) announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Wilson (Alison Brie), Dane’s equally driven but polar-opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control over the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his 10-year-old son Ryan (Max Jenkins) is diagnosed with an illness. Suddenly, Dane is pulled between achieving his professional dream and his family, who need him now more than ever.

To be in with a chance of winning simply answer this question:

A Family Man
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