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Review: Remember, Christopher Plummer Searches For A Very Particular Nazi

It's been a while since one can be super excited about a new Atom Egoyan film. His last two, Devil's Knot, a film about the West Memphis Three case, and Captive, a chilly thriller about a child sex ring, found few champions. It's all the more reason to applaud Remember, a return to form of sorts that echoes the handheld looseness of Egoyan's earliest films like Next of Kin. The key to the enjoyment lies in a compelling turn by Christopher Plummer playing a man with dementia who's sent off to hunt down a Nazi commander of Auschwitz. Playing out like an extended road movie, the film is sentimental without being trite. Along the way the film explores issues of loss intertwined with the human...

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3 True-Crime Documentaries to Watch When You're Done Binging Making a Murderer

3 True-Crime Documentaries to Watch When You're Done Binging Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer, Netflix's original true-crime series captivated the country this Christmas, with critics hailing it as the next Serial-esque obsession.

Online sleuths are already positing their own theories as to who killed young photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. We'll leave the question of whether Steven Avery – a man who already served prison time once before for a gruesome crime he didn't commit – to the meticulous Redditors poring over the infamous case. Though Making a Murder has already been compared to HBO's Robert Durst miniseries The Jinx, here are three more true tales dealing with police corruption, wrongful convictions and crimes
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Toronto 2015 Review: Remember, A Darkly Humorous Nazi Hunt

It's been a while since one can be super excited about a new Atom Egoyan film. His last two, Devil's Knot, a film about the West Memphis Three case and Captive, a chilly thriller about a child sex ring, found few champions. It's all the more reason to applaud Remember, a return to form of sorts that echoes the handheld looseness of Egoyan's earliest films like Next of Kin. The key to the enjoyment lies in a a compelling turn by Christopher Plummer playing a man with dementia who's sent off to hunt down a Nazi commander of Auschwitz. Playing out like an extended road movie, the film is sentimental without being trite. Along the way the film explores issues of loss intertwined with...

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Christopher Plummer is Out for Revenge in Trailer for Atom Egoyan's 'Remember'

I have not seen much of director Atom Egoyan's work, this includes his Oscar-nominated feature The Sweet Hereafter, so I can't speak to the director he was. I can, however, speak to what I've seen as of late, that being Chloe and Devil's Knot, and I can't say I'm necessarily impressed or all that inclined to stand in line for whatever he has coming out next. Then again, when what's coming next stars Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau I have to admit my ears perk up a little bit as seeing these two chew scenery alongside one another does sound intriguing. The film I'm speaking of is Remember and it's set to premiere at Venice followed by a North American premiere in Toronto and today, on top of some first look pictures, I have the first trailer for the movie. First, here's the plot: Remember is the contemporary story
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Watch: First Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'Remember' Starring Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz & Dean Norris

There was a time when a new film from Atom Egoyan was an exciting prospect, but recently that isn't as true. The filmmaker has swung very hard and missed with recent efforts like the "Prisoners"-lite "The Captive," movie-of-the-week style "Devil's Knot," and the corny, erotic thriller "Chloe." But could this new effort find him back on the right track? We'll see, as the first trailer for "Remember" has arrived. This thriller, in which history and a tale of revenger come together, has a pretty solid cast. It includes Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Dean Norris, and Jurgen Prochnow. Here's the official logline: “Remember” is a compelling thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge. No word yet on a release date, but given that Egoyan is a Cannes regular, perhaps this will make its World Premiere on the Croisette?
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Birdman executive producer files $70m lawsuit against film finance company

Birdman executive producer Sarah Johnson has filed a $70m lawsuit against Worldview Entertainment.

Johnson filed the suit on March 12, claiming that the company behind the Oscar-winning film misused her investments and lied to her about its financial situation for years.

She says that this has caused her to lose around the sum of $20 million, and as a result is seeking $70m in damages for a total of 28 counts of alleged mismanagement, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The executive producer has made investments to Worldview since 2011, for projects including Welcome to the Punch, The Immigrant and Devil's Knot.

The suit claims that the company "made repeated representations to Plaintiff regarding the status of her investments in order to induce her to make continued financial contributions to the Worldview Film Funds".

It is also alleged that former CEO Christopher Woodrow and Maria Cestone told Johnson that she would receive a 20% return on her investments,
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Con Air's Simon West to direct remake of The Blob

Con Air's Simon West to direct remake of The Blob
Simon West has signed up to direct a remake of The Blob.

The Con Air and Expendables 2 filmmaker has teamed up with producers Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Devil's Knot) for the project, which may begin shooting this summer.

"With modern CGI we can now fully realise the potential of The Blob," West told Deadline. "The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans."

Steve McQueen starred in the original 1958 B-movie horror, in what was his first leading role.

The Blob centred around a gelatinous alien goo that arrived on Earth via a meteorite and began increasing in size each time it consumed people.

Dallas star Larry Hagman directed a low-budget sequel in 1972 titled Beware! The Blob, while Frank Darabont co-wrote a remake in 1988.

Rob Zombie also planned
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Atom Egoyan Defends 'The Captive' and Addresses His Critics

Atom Egoyan Defends 'The Captive' and Addresses His Critics
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "The Captive," is available now On Demand. This interview originally ran during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.] Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan has been a fixture on La Croisette since his 1994 breakout feature "Exotica," which took the Fipresci prize. "The Sweet Hereafter" won that same award in addition to the Grand Prix honor in 1997. The filmmaker's career has by no means taken a nosedive since, but to many, he hasn't lived up to the promise set by his earlier efforts (save for "Felicia's Journey," which featured a great performance by the late Bob Hoskins). "Where the Truth Lies," "Adoration" and "Chloe" were all met with mixed reviews, while his latest to open in theaters, the West Memphis Three drama "Devil's Knot," was his worst...
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Top Ten Worst Movies of 2014

It seems every year I have this debate with myself whether or not to do a "worst of" list. Aren't the worst films of any year best forgotten, ignored, never to be mentioned againc Well, yes and no. Let's definitely forget them, but not forget the lessons they've taught us, lessons in what not to do, lessons of which 2014 was full of. Now before you go digging into this list, clicking the reviews and wondering how something that received a "D+" review could make the list over something that received a "D-", just understand grading movies isn't a science and, for me, what makes something the "worst" is very similar to what makes something the "best", it's the legacy the film holds in my mind. The films that made my "Top Ten Movies of 2014" are films I not only love, but films I hold fond memories for and would most
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Posterized: Reese Witherspoon

Pink is also her signature colorWe haven't done a Reese episode of Posterized yet?

I Object!

America's one time sweetheart (we go through them rapidly) is currently courting hearts again, albeit in much thornier and more adult settings. She's uptight and deskbound, if not quite straight-laced, as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball in Inherent Vice and wandering and raggedy as the grieving Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild. The latter is expected to bring her Nomination #2 for Best Actress (more on that category tomorrow) and the former reunites her with Joaquin Phoenix, who helped her to Oscar win #1 in Walk the Line.

Since her Oscar win, Reese has been doing her own sort of wandering... away from the A list. Not really -- you can't really rub that off you when you're as charismatic as she! But a wandering away from something. The films weren't grabbing people
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Review: Wild

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This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's Tiff 2014 coverage. Plot: A young woman (Reese Witherspoon) hits the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through a messy divorce and the death of her mother (Laura Dern). Review: After a rough patch, following the back-to-back failures of This Means War and The Devil's Knot, star Reese Witherspoon is rebooting her career in a big way, with Wild being the first of two Tiff star vehicles helmed by Quebec directors that...
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New Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' Thriller The Captive

A new trailer has been released for Ryan Reynolds intense looking psychological thriller The Captive. The movie was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood

The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."

The movie is set to be released on December 12th. It looks like a great, thrilling flick that will be worth checking out. 
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Colin Firth Is A Total Badass In The New Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer

Normally we're used to Colin Firth starring in films that are either politely funny (like Bridget Jones' Diary or Love Actually) or blisteringly dramatic (such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or, more recently, Devil's Knot.) However, there comes a time in an actor's career when they decide it's time to switch things up a bit and get a little more action-y. Which means that the trailer to Kingsman: The Secret Service marks Colin Firth's entry into the "later career badass" phase that Liam Neeson has been occupying as of late. 20th Century Fox's official YouTube channel dropped the latest trailer to Matthew Vaughn's latest directorial venture into the world of comic books last night, and it's even more stylish than the first trailer we received earlier this year. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of Harry Hart (Firth,) a top spy for a secret branch of
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The Captive Fails to Captivate [Review]

The last six years of Atom Egoyan's career have not been particularly kind to the director. Once considered one of the great voices of Canadian cinema, Egoyan's offerings over the last few years have been a case of diminishing returns. It seems that the addition of Hollywood stars has actually hurt rather than improved the films and Egoyan hit movie rock bottom with last year's poorly received Devil's Knot (review) which turned out to be one of the worst movies I had the misfortune to see last year.

Being a fan of the director's previous work, it was great to see that Egoyan's kidnapping thriller The Captive looked like a winner and perhaps a return to form for th [Continued ...]
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Reese Witherspoon Looks Young and Beautiful in #Tbt Picture From Her "Second Movie Ever"

Reese Witherspoon Looks Young and Beautiful in #Tbt Picture From Her
Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) September 11, 2014 As beautiful then as she is now! In honor of Throwback Thursday on Sept. 11, Reese Witherspoon took to Twitter and Instagram to share a photo of herself from 1991, when she appeared in the TV movie Wildflower — only her second film ever. (Her first was the coming-of-age drama The Man in the Moon.) The picture shows the now-38-year-old Devil's Knot actress on set and in costume as Ellie Perkins. Her hair in the shot is darker and more strawberry-blonde [...]
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Amy Ryan and Alan Alda Join Tom Hank's Cold War Thriller

Amy Ryan and Alan Alda Join Tom Hank's Cold War Thriller
Amy Ryan has signed on to star in director Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller, with Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson in talks to join the cast.

Tom Hanks is attached to star as American lawyer James Donovan, who was tasked by the U.S. government to negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot who was captured behind enemy lines. Amy Ryan will play Donovan's wife, but no details were given for Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson's characters. Mark Rylance is also set to star in this project based on a true story.

Steven Spielberg is directing from a script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who rewrite the original draft by Matt Charman. The director will also produce alongside Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, with Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi serving as executive producers.

Shooting is scheduled to begin this September,
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Gripping Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' The Captive

Ryan Reynolds has a new psychological thriller coming out called The Captive, and it looks like it's going to be a very intense movie. It was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott SpeedmanMireille EnosRosario DawsonKevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood

The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."

There's no official release date set yet.
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The Captive: new trailer, starring Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds and Mirielle Enos star in the forthcoming thriller The Captive, directed by Atom Egoyan. A new trailer's here...

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Atom Egoyan's the Canadian director behind such acclaimed films as The Sweet Hereafter and Where The Truth Lies, while his most recent feature was last year's crime thriller, Devil's Knot.

The Captive is another thriller, this one starring Ryan Reynolds and Mirieille Enos as a husband and wife whose daughter vanishes, only to suddenly reappear again eight years later. Then the parents discover that they've been spied on the whole time. What's that all about?

The intriguing premise is joined by a great supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson, Bruce Greenwood and the great Kevin Durand. Early reviews from Cannes weren't glowing, but the frosty, paranoid atmosphere in the trailer (below) still leaves us wanting to know what happens next.

The Captive doesn't have a firm release date yet,
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Someone is Watching Ryan Reynolds in Us Trailer for 'The Captive'

Back when the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we got a teaser trailer for The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds. Now that the film is poised for a release in the United States this fall, a new theatrical trailer for Atom Egoyan's film has arrived, showing off more of the mystery thriller. The story, which also stars Rosario Dawson and Mireille Enos, centers around the disappearance of young girl, and the plot thickens when clues begin to surface that she's alive eight years later. The film didn't really get that warm of a reception at Cannes back in May, and the trailer is edited in a rather peculiar way. Watch? Here's the Us trailer for Atom Egoyan's The Captive from YouTube: The Captive is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), who also co-wrote the script with David Fraser. The film follows  Matthew and Tina
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Watch: First Trailer for 'Wild' Starring Reese Witherspoon

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Wild, the new film starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name. Witherspoon plays Strayed whose just experienced the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, and after years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. Searchlight will open the film on December 5 and it's an easy candidate for one if not several of the upcoming fall film festivals. This is a film that seems much better suited to Witherspoon's talents than a film such as
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