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Watch: Ewan McGregor & Brenton Thwaites Go For Gold In First Trailer For 'Son Of A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 6:52 PM
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Son Of A Gun. Ewan McGregor
With names like Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander and Brenton Thwaites among the cast, we figured "Son Of A Gun" would've been slotted somewhere on the fall festival circuit (maybe it'll show up in Telluride this weekend?). But the thriller is opening Down Under shortly, and the first trailer is here.

Watch: Otto Preminger's Film Noir Classic 'Laura' In Full; James Ellroy Penning Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 6:27 PM
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Laura
It's beyond dispute — Otto Preminger's 1944 film noir "Laura" is a stone cold classic, so of course it's going to be remade. The original starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andwers, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price, and concerned a murder investigation that turns obsessive. So if there must be a new version, we're glad it's in good hands.

TIFF Trailer: Math Drama 'X+Y' Starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan And Rafe Spall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 4:14 PM
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X+Y
In 2007, director Morgan Matthews delivered his TV documentary "Beautiful Young Minds," which centered on a group of students participating in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Among the nods it received was a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Single Documentary, and now Matthews hopes the feature version of that story will get even more attention.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' Pulled From TIFF After Lionsgate Pick It Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 3:57 PM
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Maggie
For most people, getting the opportunity to show your movie at TIFF is a blessing, giving your movie a chance to court international press, while screening for enthusiastic audiences and critics from around the globe. Now add in the factor of having Arnold Schwarzenegger in a lead role in a zombie movie, you would think that boost might be helpful rather than a hindrance. But it appears that's not the case.

Watch: Before The Sequel/Reboot Thingy Here's The Honest Trailer For The Original 'Ghostbusters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 2:29 PM
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"Ghostbusters"
What is there left to say about "Ghostbusters" that hasn't already been said in the three decades since the movie landed in theatres, spawned a franchise and became an instant nostalgia touchstone for people of a certain age? Perhaps it's a good time to remind folks that for all the warm and fuzzy memories, Ernie Hudson (aka Winston) had a pretty crap time making the movie. After signing on, he saw his role in the movie significantly reduced to almost half of what was in the original script, with the longstanding rumor that Eddie Murphy originally sought the part (though Ivan Reitman long denied this) leading the studio to minimize Hudson's role.

Ridley Scott Says Scripts For 'Blade Runner 2' And 'Prometheus 2' Are Written, He Just Has Figure Out Scheduling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 1:46 PM
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As usual, Ridley Scott is juggling five thousand projects at once. He's currently wrapping up "Exodus: Gods And Kings" for release later this year, and this fall he'll begin rolling on the sci-fi film "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. But what about the long developing sequels to "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus"? Well, Scott promises both are coming, and he says that at least from a writing standpoint, they are ready to go.

TIFF Exclusive: 3 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, Playlist exclusive
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.

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.

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