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Exclusive: Poster For Joshua Leonard's 'The Lie' Starring Himself, Mark Webber & Jess Weixler

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 19, 2011 7:29 AM
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Having already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, we now have the exclusive poster to "The Lie," directed, written and starring Joshua Leonard of "Humpday" and "The Blair Witch Project" fame. Co-starring Jess Weixler ("Teeth"), Mark Webber ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), Jane Adams ("Happiness"), Kelli Garner ("Thumbsucker," "Pan Am") and an appearance by Gerry Bednob ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), "The Lie" is based on a T.C. Boyle short story that first appeared in the New Yorker and centers on a man (Leonard) whose life inadvertently changes when he tells a lie to get out of work.
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Hey Netflix, If It Takes You 13 Paragraphs To Explain Your Service Changes, You're Doing It Wrong

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 7:04 AM
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Company Splits In Two; Creates Qwikster For DVDs, Keeps Netflix For Streaming, Makes Users Sorely Confused Good Lord, Reed Hastings. What were you drinking last night?

The Last Place You Wanna Be Is Cooped Up With A Dozen Norwegian Guys In 'The Thing' Red Band Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 6:09 AM
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Forget all those awards season prestige movies and international arthouse hits. With TIFF, Venice and Telluride over, it's now back to blockbuster schlock, so let's get on with the unnecessary "The Thing" remake shall we?

Vin Diesel Unveils ‘Riddick’ Sequel Concept Art, Hopes For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 5:49 AM
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Vin Diesel suffers for his art. Back in the spring, the actor made a big show of announcing that he was going to deign to getting paid scale in order to get a new "Chronicles of Riddick" sequel off the ground, philosophically stating, "Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit" but wondering if he would be able "to momentarily venture to that dark place… called Riddick." Well, moral and ethical dilemmas aside, Diesel is moving forth and over the weekend he hit his Facebook page with a bit of an update.

Watch: Spoilery New Clip From 'Albert Nobbs' Gives A Peek At Janet McTeer's Great Performance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 4:53 AM
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Before "Albert Nobbs" even played Telluride or TIFF, the word on the street was that Glenn Close was an early Oscar favorite thanks to her turn in the film, an adaptation of a stage play for which she won an Obie award back in 1982. The actress had been shepherding the project along for years, and finally had it realized with a cast that includes Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson and in a very brief role Jonathan Rhys Meyers. And while our man in Telluride was enamored with the film, this writer caught up with it in Toronto and was far less enthused. And while Close is fine in the titular lead role, if restrained in what is an almost overly muted performance, for our money, the real star of the film is Janet McTeer.

Post-Fall Film Festival Season: Five Movies We're Still Eagerly Awaiting

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 19, 2011 4:22 AM
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And Five We're Worried About/DreadingWith the Toronto International Film Festival now over, the dust is beginning to settle on 2011 and we're moving into the final stage of the fall movie season. Many, if not most, of autumn's Oscar season big hitters have now been revealed, leaving principally commercial fare, and a few prestige-y films that are rushing towards completion. As ever, the benefits of opening your Christmas presents early is a mixed bag; it means that we're able to firmly recommend some big fall films, movies like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Shame" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin." It means we can also tell you to be wary of the likes of "W.E." and "Butter."

Jimmy Page's Soundtrack For 'Death Wish II' Getting A Limited Vinyl Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:57 AM
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Full disclosure: this writer had no idea that Jimmy Page ever did the music for "Death Wish II." And as a once teenage diehard fan of Led Zeppelin, we're a bit disappointed that bit of trivia never stuck in our brain. But yes, the legendary axe man, for whatever reason, did decide to write and sing some tunes for the movie, and while they only featured very briefly (which may be why you don't remember them) Page recorded full versions, creating his first soundtrack and soundtrack album. Well, in case you never got around to it the first time, you'll have another shot to give it a listen. But you may need to bust out your grandma's victrola.

Christian Bale, Terrence Malick & Arcade Fire Featured In Footage From Mystery Film Shoot At ACL

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:17 AM
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Listen, you can keep your footage from the set of "The Dark Knight Rises" shoot and we'll just geek out over this instead. In case you missed it, over the weekend attentive attendees of the Austin City Limits Music Festival were in for a surprise when Christian Bale and Terrence Malick were spotted shooting a film on the grounds. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg as a plethora of new footage and pics have landed and while we still have no idea what they are working on, the rare opportunity to see video Terrence Malick working on a film set is pretty great.

Music Box Films Dives Into 'The Deep Blue Sea' & Lionsgate (Finally) Has 'Friends With Kids'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 2:40 AM
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Magnolia Takes On 'The Hunter' With Willem DafoeThe TIFF Bell Lightbox will be a bit quieter today as the Toronto International Film Festival shut the lights last night on the event which saw the Canadian city swamped with movies, press and stars from around the world in what is the big kick off to the fall awards season. And as everyone packed their bags and headed to Pearson airport to head home, it seems deals were still being struck in the final few days of the fest.

'Book Of Mormon' Star Josh Gad Joins Stuart Blumberg's Sex-Addict Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 19, 2011 2:24 AM
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After what looks like a long run of one film or television cameo after another, Josh Gad's celebrated run as the geeky missionary in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit religious-satire Broadway musical "Book Of Mormon" seems to have caught the eye of casting agents.

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