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First Look: George Clooney In 'The Descendants' & New Photo Of 'A Dangerous Method'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 5:21 AM
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Update: "The Descendants" image removed by request.

Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin' Starring Scarlett Johansson To Begin Shooting This October

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 5:15 AM
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It's been seven whole years since we've had a new feature from British director Jonathan Glazer, but after several hiccups, it looks like his adaptation of Michael Faber's darkly comic sci-fi novel "Under The Skin" is finally gathering some momentum with production set to begin this October.

Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' To Close 2011 Venice Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 5:06 AM
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Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse,' Jean Marc-Vallee's 'Cafe De Flore' Head Up Venice Days Line-UpAnnoyingly, the fall film festivals seem to have gotten together and decided to release all their news at the same time, on the same day: just as Toronto was unveiling its line-up, Venice has now announced their closing film, ahead of the full line-up being revealed on Thursday. We already know that George Clooney's "The Ides of March" will open the festival on August 31st, rumors are flying thick and fast about the rest of the line-up, and now, we know the closer, which will wrap things up on September 10th. And it's a doozy.

Exclusive: Kevin MacDonald Says His 'Marley' Doc Is Headed To TIFF

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 26, 2011 5:02 AM
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Says 'How I Live Now' His Next Narrative, Shoots Next YearWhile talking to filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, whose fascinating You Tube documentary "Life in a Day" opens this weekend (more on that soon), the director – who hopscotches between genres and formats – filled us in on his eclectic upcoming slate. First on the agenda is his Bob Marley documentary, simply called "Marley."
More: Marley

First Look: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen & Sarah Silverman In Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 4:40 AM
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More photos from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival of course. This one is the sophomore directorial effort by Canadian actor/director Sarah Polley (the very underrated "Away From Her") and is a relationship drama that stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and lesser-known Canadian actor Luke Kirby.

New Photos: Glenn Close, Aaron Johnson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Albert Nobbs'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 4:33 AM
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One name hotly tipped to feature in this year's Best Actress race is veteran Glenn Close whose gender-bending role as the titular "Albert Nobbs" is sure to get people talking.

First Look: Val Kilmer & Elle Fanning In Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 4:24 AM
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After the recent set photo of Francis Ford Coppola and Elle Fanning on set of their the director's new film "Twixt," three new stills have been unveiled from its inclusion in the TIFF line-up including the first look at lead Val Kilmer, who stars as "a burnt-out mystery writer who gets mixed up in murder and evil in a California town."

New Photo: Ryan Gosling In George Clooney's 'Ides Of March'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 4:22 AM
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Here's a new look at Ryan Gosling, in another highly anticipated fall festival season for the actor, on this occasion leading George Clooney's political thriller "The Ides Of March."

First Look: Jude Law & Rachel Weisz In Fernando Meirelles' Dramatic Thriller '360'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 4:20 AM
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The Toronto International Film Festival just announced their 2011 line-up this AM, a deluge of cinematic riches and thanks to their website, we have an overabundance of first look riches too. So here's your first look at Jude Law and Rachel Weisz in "360," the new film by Fernando Meirelles, known for "City of God" and "The Constant Gardener."

First Look: Ed Helms & Jason Segel In The Duplass Brothers' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 4:08 AM
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Plus Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig & Adam Scott In 'Friends With Kids'Lots of Toronto first looks coming down the wire today, so we'll keep it brief, but two of the more anticipated comedies that'll bow at the festival just had their first official stills released. First up is "Jeff Who Lives At Home," the second mainstream picture from The Duplass Brothers, who became indie favorites with films like "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead," proving to be standouts of the so-called 'mumblecore' scene, before getting to work with bigger names and budgets on last year's excellent "Cyrus."

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