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Watch: Charming Trailer & 4 Clips For Hong Sang-Soo's 'Hill Of Freedom' Playing Venice, TIFF & NYFF

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • August 28, 2014 10:20 AM
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Hill Of Freedom
South Korean director and festival regular Hong Sang-Soo’s latest film “Hill of Freedom” is slated to screen at three of the major fall-season festivals —the Venice Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival, starting next week, and the New York International Film Festival in late September. The filmmaker, who typically specializes in intimate portraits of confused, lovelorn souls, sticks to his wheelhouse here, telling the story of a young Japanese man who travels to South Korea to find a woman he loves who won’t answer his letters.

Charlie Hunnam and Elizabeth Olsen Circling Guy Ritchie's Knights Of The Roundtable Franchise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 28, 2014 10:04 AM
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His next film, the long-gestating spy picture "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," having recently been pushed back to next August, "Sherlock Holmes" helmer Guy Ritchie is already gearing up for his next project. The director's long been developing a new take on the legend of King Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. The script is penned by "Awake" writer and "Edge Of Tomorrow" producer Joby Harold, and Ritchie landed his first cast member a few weeks back in the shape of the ever-awesome Idris Elba.

John Hillcoat's 'Triple Nine' Sets Fall 2015 Release Date

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 28, 2014 9:37 AM
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2015 may be over-saturated with costly tentpoles, but we have release date news of at least two films that appear to be aiming at an older crowd: we suspect each will be worlds apart in tone once all is said and done,

Watch: Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Makeout In First 2 Clips From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 9:05 AM
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
The story of Ned Benson's "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them" has ben told over and over by now. A condensed version of his two part project,"The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" (which will also be opening this fall, if you want the full film), it tracks the arc of a relationship turned upside down by tragedy. And while there has been plenty of ink spilled regarding the structure of the movie and some trailers, the first two clips, below, provide the best context yet for the film.

Watch: First Trailer For Rom-Com 'The Rewrite' Starring Hugh Grant And Marisa Tomei

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 8:58 AM
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The Rewrite
Even as he takes roles in "Cloud Atlas" and the upcoming "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," Hugh Grant is sandwiching those films with the kind of project which he has much experience: romantic comedy. The first trailer for "The Rewrite" is here, and its familiar fare in new packaging.

Venice Clip: TV Is A Killer In Quentin Dupieux's 'Reality' Which He Describes As "A Cool And Funny Inception"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 6:27 PM
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Reality
Quentin Dupieux is finally unveiling "Reality," a movie he's been trying to make since before his his full length debut "Rubber," at the Venice Film Festival. And as usual, it's quite audacious. "It is really hard to talk about because the script is so complicated, but let's say it's a cool and funny 'Inception' because 'Inception' is not cool and boring," the director told us back in 2011. So what has Dupieux so confident about his movie?

Martin Scorsese Reportedly Directing A Feature Film About Punk Legends The Ramones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 5:55 PM
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Martin Scorsese The Ramones
Martin Scorsese's rock 'n roll bonafides have never been in doubt. From his longtime association with The Rolling Stones to helming the legendary "The Last Waltz," as well as the Bob Dylan pic "No Direction Home," the filmmaker is an ardent music lover. Even the energy of his films seems electric; "The Wolf Of Wall Street" is a fast moving opus of excess that's almost like one long, blistering guitar solo. And now, Scorsese may channel the punk spirit of that movie into a music biopic.

Casting: Chris Hemsworth Goes On 'Vacation,' Steve Carell Joins 'Looney Tunes' & 'Freeheld' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 5:32 PM
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Thor: The Dark World
Well, here's a name we didn't expect to see in the "Vacation" reboot: Chris Hemsworth. Yep, Thor is throwing down the hammer, joining the comedy that stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, along with Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins, who were also recently added.

Ridley Scott Talks Controversial Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Plus 10 New Pics From The Biblical Epic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 4:04 PM
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Exodus, Christian Bale
As Ridley Scott puts the finishing touches on "Exodus: Gods And Kings" before it opens this Christmas (and remember, he's starting production on "The Martian" with Matt Damon this fall, which likely means it'll be in the can sooner rather than later), there is already controversy brewing around the Biblical epic. With Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses II, Sigourney Weaver as Queen Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua, there has been criticism about casting white Hollywood actors in non-white roles. But Scott explains why he chose to go down that road.

Fantastic Fest Line-Up Adds ‘Nightcrawler, ‘Blind,’ Sion Sono's 'Tokyo Tribe,' Keanu Reeves-Starring ‘John Wick’ & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 27, 2014 3:36 PM
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John Wick
Yes, there are three major film festivals in September — Venice, Toronto and Telluride — but there’s also a pretty cool one out of Austin that’s a bit more off the beaten path, focused on horror and genre fare, and a little less heavy on Oscar-centric titles. Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25, and the organizers have announced their second wave of programming.

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