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TIFF Exclusive: 2 New Pics From Drama 'Still Alice' Starring Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore & Alec Baldwin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 1:28 PM
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Still Alice
Looking at the slate for the Toronto International Film Festival, it can be easy to overlook smaller movies that may not have the same buzz as higher profile titles. But if you take a closer look, you'll find films with big names just waiting to be discovered, and one to keep an eye on is "Still Alice."

Fatih Akin Explains Why He Pulled 'The Cut' From Cannes & How It's Influenced By Terrence Malick & Martin Scorsese

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 12:57 PM
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The Cut, Fatih Akin
The Venice Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and among our 10 Most Anticipated Films of the fest is Fatih Akin's "The Cut," but it's arriving on the Lido with a bit of baggage. Earlier this year, a minor stir resulted when the filmmaker pulled his movie from the Cannes Film Festival citing "personal reasons." It was inevitable Akin would be asked about the decision, but as it turns out, the explanation isn't quite as controversial as you might think.

Contest: Win A Copy Of 'The Knick' Soundtrack Plus Listen To 2 Cuts From Cliff Martinez's Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 12:23 PM
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The Knick
We really hope the Television Academy's nominating committee's collective memory lasts longer than it seems to in the coming year, because Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" deserves plenty of Emmy love (read our review). The period based medical drama expands into a look at the upper crust, underclass and sectors in between during the turn of the century era in New York City. Soderbergh directs as if he's rediscovered his love for storytelling, Clive Owen is doing arguably the best work of his entire career, and tying it all together is Cliff Martinez's score.

Netflix Chief Says 'Defenders' Could Meet Up With Marvel's Big Screen Heroes; Shows Will Follow 'Avengers' Template

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 26, 2014 11:40 AM
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Luke Cage Daredevil
When Marvel's Netflix shows were first announced last year, it was quickly became clear what their model would be. The shows would focus on smaller scale heroes —Daredevil, Powerman, Iron Fist, etc.— before culminating with a Defenders team-up mini-series. If that plan sounded a lot like the template Marvel used to get marquee characters into "The Avengers" film, that's because it was meant to. If you had any doubts that Marvel wouldn't fix what wasn't broke, an interview with Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos in Empire (via Latino Review),confirmed that his company's plan will follow the mould of the feature films.

The Snubs & Surprises Of the 2014 Emmy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 26, 2014 11:02 AM
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The Snubs & Surprises Of the 2014 Emmy Awards
Don't expect a swift response to any communication sent to someone who works in the TV industry: last night was the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (see the list of winners here), and the parties were going on long into the night. As we said this morning, "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Sherlock" were the big winners, with Bryan Cranston, Julianna Marguiles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Lange taking the leading actor trophies, and Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Ty Burrell, Allison Janney, Martin Freeman and Kathy Bates winning prizes for supporting roles.

TIFF Trailer: Jean Dujardin Goes After Drug Dealers In 'The Connection'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 10:25 AM
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The Connection
There are few films about the battle between Johnny Law and drug dealers that can measure up to "The French Connection," so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That seems to be Cédric Jimenez's operating principle, as his forthcoming "The Connection" is a Euro flavored take on William Friedkin's classic. The movie is headed to the Toronto International Film Festival for its world premiere, and the first international teaser trailer is here.

Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For 'The Quitter' Finds The Sunshine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Quitter
The past can come to bear on anyone unexpectedly, and that's the basis of Matthew Bonifacio's forthcoming indie dramedy "The Quitter." The film is headed to theaters next month, and we've got the exclusive trailer and poster.

Watch: Weird Al Yankovic Sings The Theme Songs To Your Favorite TV Shows In Emmy Awards Medley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 9:22 AM
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Weird Al Yankovic Emmy Awards
It's heartening that in a pop culture world where Nicki Minaj gets millions upon millions of views mostly with respect to her ample posterior, there's still room for Weird Al Yankovic (and we hope he eventually does a cover of "Anaconda"). The premiere song parodist dropped his latest album Mandatory Fun a few months back, and for the first time in his career, it reached number one on the charts. People still love Weird Al, and last night he did his thing at the Emmy Awards.

Watch: Billy Crystal's Heartfelt Emmy Awards Tribute To Robin Williams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 9:05 AM
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Billy Crystal Emmys
Last night, the TV world's finest put on their best suits and nicest dresses for the the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. "Breaking Bad" won big, and there was much laughter and celebration, but there was one person whose presence was deeply missed: Robin Williams. The late comedian and actor was incandescent on every stage, and his death continues to be mourned in Hollywood. Last night, Williams received a lovely tribute from a longtime friend.

'Breaking Bad' & 'Sherlock' Dominate 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards As 'True Detective' & 'Game Of Thrones' Lose Out

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 26, 2014 5:54 AM
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Breaking Bad
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. And if you thought that NBC were somehow airing a repeat of last year's ceremony, you'd be forgiven: the awards were dominated by previous winners, with "Modern Family" tieing "Frasier"'s record for most victories in comedy, and "Breaking Bad" taking its third drama prize on the trot.

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