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    Focus Features Loves Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words'

    Focus Features has purchased worldwide rights to Jason Bateman's directorial debut "Bad Words," which made its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    A24 Acquires Tom Hardy Thriller 'Locke' Out of Toronto

    A24 has acquired North American rights to Steven Knight's Tom Hardy-starring thriller "Locke" out of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and had its first screenings for buyers in Toronto yesterday.

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    Toronto Review: Daniel Radcliffe Plays Impressively Against Type, But Alexandre Aja's Dark Supernatural Dramedy 'Horns' Is Devilishly Uneven

    Daniel Radcliffe's post-"Harry Potter" career keeps getting more interesting, as evinced by three radically different roles for the actor at this year's Toronto International Film Festival: In "Kill Your Darlings," he plays a young Allen Ginsberg, while he's a desperate romantic in the "The F Word";...

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    Watch Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt Get a Standing Ovation In Toronto For '12 Years a Slave'

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" got an epic reception at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, which was perhaps somewhat expected after the unanimous praise it got out at Telluride last week. But Toronto certainly sealed the deal for "Slave" being an Oscar frontrunner, with an audi...

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    Toronto Review: Jason Bateman's Directorial Debut 'Bad Words' Puts a Vulgar Twist On Spelling Bees, Earns 'Bad Santa' Comparisons

    Jason Bateman has described his directorial debut, "Bad Words," as "'Bad Santa' with spelling bees," a comparison so evident in the material that it's practically a remake. The actor's step behind the camera, in which he plays a bitter 40-year-old who crashes a national children's spelling bee by am...

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    TIFF Review: Jason Bateman's Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    The past few years have seen the R-rated comedy rise in popularity with audiences, in acclaim with critics and, most importantly, in dollars at the box office. But while successes like "The Hangover" (the first one only) and "Bridesmaids" are pinnacle examples of using the adults-only rating to raun...

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    TIFF: 'Rush' Director Ron Howard, Star Chris Hemsworth and Hans Zimmer Do Facebook Q & As

    As part of Universal's Toronto International Film Festival press junket for Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing flick "Rush" (September 20), this Sunday at noon before the film's world premiere, Howard and star Chris Hemsworth will conduct their first ever Facebook Q&A. They'll also answer fan questions o...

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    Toronto Deal: Magnolia Buys 'The Right Kind of Wrong,' Starring Ryan Kwanten

    Just before its Toronto Film Festival debut next Thursday, Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to "The Right Kind of Wrong," a romantic comedy directed by Jeremiah Chechik ("National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," "Benny & Joon"). "'The Right is Wrong' is a lovely, well-directed crowdpleaser, a...

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    TIFF Review: Jay Z and Ron Howard's 'Made in America' (TRAILER)

    There’s an enormous amount of what one might charitably refer to as self-affirmation expressed by the featured performers in “Made in America,” Ron Howard’s collaboration with Jay Z and an account of the Brooklyn rapper-mogul’s first-annual "Made in America" music festival.

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    Here are the 5 Most Stark Places Where 'The Fifth Estate' Blurs the Facts about Wikileaks

    The team behind Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" has been very clear that they do not want their own opinions on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) or Wikileaks defector Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) known. In a panel centering on "Fifth Estate" produ...

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