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Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!

22 September 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural villagers […] »

- Brad Miska

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Toronto: Canadian Producers Assn. Taps Montreal Duo McCraw, Dery Winners

7 September 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Montreal producer duo Kim McCraw and Luc Déry have won the Canadian Media Producers Assn.’s 2017 Indiescreen Award for established producer.

The award, which comes with a cash prize of Can$10,000, was announced at an afternoon ceremony at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival’s industry hub, kicking off the festival’s industry conference, which runs through Sept. 13.

McGraw and Déry (who won the award in 2006, its inaugural year) have produced more than 15 acclaimed features under their micro_scope shingle, including the Oscar-nominated “Incendies” (2010) and “Monsieur Lazhar” (2011). Their latest, the psychological thriller “A Worthy Companion,” starring Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone (pictured above), marks the feature debut of renowned, Montreal-based photographer brother team Carlos and Jason Sanchez; the film has its world premiere this Sunday.

The emerging producer prize, which comes with a Can$5,000 cash prize, was went to Wildling PicturesKristy Neville and Matt Code, the duo behind several acclaimed short films; their first feature »

- Jennie Punter

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Vicious ‘Ravenous’ Footage Slays a Zombie with a Machete!

6 September 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural […] »

- Brad Miska

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Chuck: Director Philippe Falardeau On The Liev Schreiber Boxing Drama

8 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

French-Canadian filmmaker Philippe Falardeau has actually been making movies for almost twenty years, but it wasn’t until about 2011 when he first started getting attention for his drama Monsieur Lazhar, which was nominated for a foreign language Oscar. Falardeau’s 2014 movie The Good Lie, didn’t get much notice despite starring Reese Witherspoon and being released by Warner Bros. Therefore, he hasn’t quite made the waves into Hollywood as his country-mates Denis Villeneuve or Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild).

Undaunted, Falardeau decided to take on the story of Bayonne, New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner, who famously went up against Ali at the height of his success in the ‘70s and managed to go 15 rounds before the fight was called due to Wepner’s famed “bleeding” during fights.  Wepner was alternately known as “The Bayonne Brawler” and “The Bayonne Bleeder.”

The movie Chuck stars Liev Schreiber as the famed boxer who would »

- Edward Douglas

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Kicks Off Summer 2017! -- The Weekend Warrior

4 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Kicks Off the Summer With a Sci-Fi Action-Comedy 

After three weeks of dominating the box office, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious is going to have to give way to a new movie, and that’s because the first weekend of May means that it’s officially...The Summer Movie Season!!!!

Just like the last couple years, the summer movie season is kicking off with a new movie from Marvel Studios, and their sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios/Disney), reunites Chris Pratt as Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Michael Rooker’s Yondu with the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as Groot and Rocket Racoon, for the next »

- Edward Douglas

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ May Not Save the Summer Box Office — Here’s Why

4 May 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Of course, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Disney) will dominate the box office this weekend. Just like it’s a given that “Avengers: Infinity War” will be Number One on May 4, 2018 and another “Avengers” film will top the charts on May 3, 2019, and so on to infinity and beyond.

This will be the 11th consecutive year that a Marvel title will spark the start of the four-month summer movie season; six were released by Disney. Marvel’s top four opening weekends have all arrived on this date, led by the first two “Avengers” titles.

The date is critical to why the “Guardians” sequel, expected to open to at least a $150 million, will likely open 50 per cent or more above the first one in August 2014 (adjusted to just over $100 million). That was by far the biggest hit of summer 2014 (actual gross $333 million, adjusted $364 million).

Captain America: Civil War” last year opened to $179 million, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Chuck: Liev Schreiber Takes On Troubled Boxing Great Chuck Wepner -- Interview

4 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It would be tough finding a harder working actor than Liev Schreiber who has successfully transitioned from supporting roles in movies to his very own TV show, playing fixer Ray Donovan on the Showtime series for five seasons. He’s received four Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy nominations playing that role.

In between seasons he’s found the time to make Chuck, a movie about the famed “Bayonne Brawler,” Chuck Wepner, whose career was documented in the Espn “30 for 30” doc, The Real Rocky. Besides being the New Jersey Heavyweight Champion in the ‘70s, Wepner famously went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali, but his somewhat tragic story was also the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone to make Rocky.

The movie, directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), recreates Chuck’s family life with his second wife Phyllis (Elisabeth Moss) and daughter. It then shows how his brush with fame led to drinking and »

- Edward Douglas

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian films

19 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsCelebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsAdriana Floridia4/19/2017 11:42:00 Am

Today is National Canadian Film Day and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching Canadian movies!

Canadian films are largely underrated, but there are tons of filmmakers, both new and old, that are resurrecting the Canadian film scene. While Quebec has always had a strong presence in the film-making world, with directors like Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve and Jean Marc Vallee constantly doing us proud, there's also a lot of great efforts from the English-speaking Canadian film realm, that we often forget about. Legends like David Cronenberg, Deepa Mehta and Guy Maddin have always made distinct, challenging work, and there's a new emerging scene--from the more established filmmakers like Jason Reitman and Sarah Polley, to a new crop of directors like Matt Johnson and Andrew Cividino. »

- Adriana Floridia

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian films

19 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsCelebrate National Canadian Film Day with six essential Canadian filmsAdriana Floridia4/19/2017 11:42:00 Am

Today is National Canadian Film Day and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching Canadian movies!

Canadian films are largely underrated, but there are tons of filmmakers, both new and old, that are resurrecting the Canadian film scene. While Quebec has always had a strong presence in the film-making world, with directors like Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve and Jean Marc Vallee constantly doing us proud, there's also a lot of great efforts from the English-speaking Canadian film realm, that we often forget about. Legends like David Cronenberg, Deepa Mehta and Guy Maddin have always made distinct, challenging work, and there's a new emerging scene--from the more established filmmakers like Jason Reitman and Sarah Polley, to a new crop of directors like Matt Johnson and Andrew Cividino. »

- Adriana Floridia

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‘Chuck’ Trailer: Art Imitates Art as Liev Schreiber Plays the Real Life Rocky Balboa — Watch

7 April 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In a case of art imitating art imitating life, IFC Films has released a lively first trailer for its biopic about the man who inspired Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky,” starring Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner. The movie also stars Naomi Watts and Elizabeth Moss as Wepner’s two love interests, along with comedian Jim Gaffigan and Ron Perlman.

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Known as the Bayonne Bleeder, Wepner was a 1970’s-era heavyweight boxer who went 15 rounds in the rings with Muhammad Ali and once fought an actual live bear. The true pride of his life was being the real “Rocky,” however, and his newfound fame led him to a life of drinking, drugs, and infidelity. As Chuck struggles to hang onto the people that matter, including his no-nonsense wife (Moss) and a straight-talking local bartender (Watts), the film offers »

- Jude Dry

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Liev Schreiber Bleeds in First Trailer for Boxing Drama ‘Chuck’

7 April 2017 5:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A subgenre which has had a resurgence in the past few years in the boxing drama. Following Creed, Southpaw, Hands of Stone, and Bleed for This, another will arrive this year with Chuck, once titled The Bleeder when it premiered at Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival last fall. The latest drama from Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar, The Good Lie) stars Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, and Naomi Watts and follows the life of New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner who was the inspiration behind Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky character. Ahead of a release this May, IFC Films have now released the first trailer.

We said in our review, “The Bleeder looks a bit familiar. A film of browns and greens; disco music and ‘70s rock tunes; big haircuts and even bigger lapels. Indeed, in a way reminiscent of recent period efforts such as Black Mass and David O. Russell’s last two outings, »

- Jordan Raup

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First Trailer For Boxing Pic ‘Chuck’ (Formerly ‘The Bleeder’) Starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss & Naomi Watts

7 April 2017 3:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last year, two boxing movies duked it out on the festival circuit: “Bleed Like This” starring Miles Teller, which also opened in the fall, and “The Bleeder,” led by Liev Schreiber. Now, perhaps as a bid to extinguish any confusion, the latter has been blandly retitled “Chuck,” as it gears up to hit theaters.

Co-starring Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, and Pooch Hall, and directed by Philippe Falardeau (“Monsieur Lazhar“), the film tells the true story of journeyman boxer Chuck Wepner, who suddenly found himself in sport’s biggest spotlight.

Continue reading First Trailer For Boxing Pic ‘Chuck’ (Formerly ‘The Bleeder’) Starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss & Naomi Watts at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

5 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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