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2019 Toronto Film Festival: The Biggest and Most Exciting Awards Contenders
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:05:53 GMT

2019 Toronto Film Festival: The Biggest and Most Exciting Awards Contenders

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has always been a terrific precursor to awards season, with many of the year's biggest Oscar contenders screening in the Canadian city before arriving in theaters. This year was no different; the festival slate was packed with the kinds of stories, performances and filmmaking sure to be among the very best of what hits theaters in 2019. From darkly unique comic book origin stories to immensely visceral racecar dramas to overwhelmingly beautiful...

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Today in Movie Culture: How Jennifer Lopez Trained for ‘Hustlers,’ ‘The Goldfinch’ Director Commentary and More
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:03:39 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: How Jennifer Lopez Trained for ‘Hustlers,’ ‘The Goldfinch’ Director Commentary and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character Coach of the Day How did Jennifer Lopez learn all the pole dancing moves she displays in the new movie Hustlers? With help from Cirque du Soleil dancer Johanna Sapakie, Lopez became a master of the craft. Sapaki is the subject of this Insider video featuring footage of their work together:   Director Commentary of the Day John Crowley’s The Goldfinch, based on the...

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Face/Off’ Remake in the Works, First ‘Midway’ Trailer and More
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:56:46 GMT

The Week in Movie News: ‘Face/Off’ Remake in the Works, First ‘Midway’ Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Face/Off remake in the works: Who will fill the shoes — er, faces — of Nicolas Cage and John Travolta’s characters in a remake of their 1997 action sci-fi hit Face/Off? Deadline reported that Paramount has tapped screenwriter Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) for a new version of the John Woo-helmed movie about an FBI agent and a terrorist who swap mugs.  ...

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Interview: Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Director Joachim Rønning on Entering Maleficent’s World
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Interview: Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Director Joachim Rønning on Entering Maleficent’s World

Michelle Pfeiffer and Joachim Ronning on the set of Disney’s live-action MALEFICENT:  MISTRESS OF EVIL. The character of Maleficent is arguably Disney’s most popular villain. The fascination with her began with her introduction in the animated classic Sleeping Beauty, when the dark fairy crashed a christening to curse the newborn Princess Aurora, then later transformed into a dragon to keep a prince from rescuing her from a death-like sleep. Since then, Maleficent’s...

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Today in Movie Culture: The Complete History of Pennywise the Clown, a Special ‘Aladdin’ Reunion and More
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:42:07 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: The Complete History of Pennywise the Clown, a Special ‘Aladdin’ Reunion and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character in Close Up If you’ve seen It Chapter Two and want to know more about Pennywise and whether he lived on after the events of the new sequel, you’re in luck, because there’s more to the character to be found in the writing of Stephen King. Here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a guide to the dancing clown’s complete history:   Talk Show Sketch of the...

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TIFF Interview: Roger Deakins Reflects on his Career, 'The Goldfinch,' and the WWI Script He Wrote in the '90s
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:03:00 GMT

TIFF Interview: Roger Deakins Reflects on his Career, 'The Goldfinch,' and the WWI Script He Wrote in the '90s

Roger Deakins is one of the most acclaimed cinematographers in the history of cinema. He’s one of the few cinematographers known outside of just cinephiles, having carved out his name alongside the Coen Brothers for every film of theirs from 1991 (Barton Fink) through 2010 (True Grit), including such classics as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men. Recently, Deakins has jumped into massive canvas entries into the iconic franchises of Bond...

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two’ Easter Eggs, the Sequel’s Changes From Stephen King’s Novel and More
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:45:27 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two’ Easter Eggs, the Sequel’s Changes From Stephen King’s Novel and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day It Chapter Two topped the box office over the weekend, playing to millions of moviegoers wanting to find out how The Losers Club defeats Pennywise the Clown for good. But not everyone is likely to have noted all the Easter eggs in the nearly three-hour sequel. Here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld to point out 71 things we missed:   Adaptation Analysis of the Day...

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Next 3 Major Movie Chapters: 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'Doctor Sleep,' 'The Invisible Man'
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Next 3 Major Movie Chapters: 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'Doctor Sleep,' 'The Invisible Man'

Described by author Stephen King as the conclusion of a story that began 27 years before, It Chapter Two follows a tight-knit group of friends, led by James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader, who reunite to battle evil one last time. Known as Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård), this powerful force of evil must be vanquished to restore peace and order to the world. Now that It Chapter Two has arrived in theaters, it's time to consider what future chapters we can anticipate...

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Tomb Raider 2’ in the Works, First ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Trailer and More
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 22:16:00 GMT

The Week in Movie News: ‘Tomb Raider 2’ in the Works, First ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Alicia Vikander to return as Lara Croft: Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander will be back in a Tomb Raider sequel, due in theaters in 2021. Deadline reported the news that cult favorite filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Free Fire) will direct the video game adaptation about adventuring archaeologist Lara Croft.    Halloween Kills to bring back Kyle Richards: Another actress...

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