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First Look: 'Disconnect' With Jason Bateman & Alexander Skarsgård; 'What Maisie Knew' Starring Julianne Moore

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:44 PM
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Hey guys, the internet can be totally fun times with stuff like Tumblr, porn, Facebook, memes, YouTube and whatnot. However, very bad stuff can happen on it too, and it could probably ruin your life or something. That seems to be the message of "Disconnect," the first narrative feature from "Murderball" director Henry Alex Rubin, and his first movie since 2005.

New Images: Emily Blunt & Colin Firth In 'Arthur Newman'; Gemma Arterton & Vanessa Redgrave In TIFF Closer 'Song For Marion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:22 PM
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Well, here's a movie that's been keeping below the radar....Colin Firth and Emily Blunt have teamed up for the dark comedy "Arthur Newman" (formerly known as "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro"). The film is making its World Premiere at TIFF, and we have the first image of the two leads and official synopsis. Read on:

First Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Plus Footage Of Penn Badgley Singing "Lilac Wine" Live

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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The life of Jeff Buckley is coming to the big screen, albeit a bit circuitously, with "Greetings From Tim Buckley." And now we have our first look at "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley in the lead role as the late singer.

First Look: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary 'Bad 25'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 12:26 PM
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While he's still hoping to get his "Brooklyn Loves MJ" project off the ground, as he told us last week, Spike Lee's been able to scratch his Michael Jackson itch; hot on the heels of the release of "Red Hook Summer," he'll unveil "Bad 25," a new documentary about the creation of the pop star's seminal record, at the Venice Film Festival (where he'll also get a lifetime achievement award) in a few short weeks. And it was announced this week that Lee will also be bringing the film to the Toronto International Film Festival.

New Photos: Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 12:08 PM
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The last major additions to this year's Toronto International Film Festival have been unveiled, and unsurprisingly, along with the new world premieres, there's several films from the Venice line-up, which kicks off the week before. Along with the already announced "The Master" and "To The Wonder," Torontoites will also get to see Brian DePalma's "Passion" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," both of which are set to bow on the Lido the week before.

Watch: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken & Woody Harrelson In First Trailer For 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 11:59 AM
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Not many directors have an Oscar before their first feature is released, but playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh managed the trick by picking up the Best Short prize for his film "Six Shooter." And fortunately, his feature follow-up, "In Bruges," was no disappointment; a soulful, foul-mouthed comedy that helped to revitalize Colin Farrell's career, it proved something of a sleeper hit a few years back, picking up some great reviews.

'The Master,' 'On The Road,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & More Join The 2012 TIFF Line-Up

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 14, 2012 11:18 AM
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We were promised additional films, and they have arrived. The Toronto International Film Festival has added more films to its Special Presentations and Gala sections, and the highlights include the worst kept secret in the world, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Walter Salles' "On The Road," Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," and three rather strong films that are making their premiere in Venice first, including Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, "Bad 25," Brian DePalma's heavily anticipated "Passion" starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, and Harmony Korine's "Springbreakers," starring James Franco and many young up-and-coming starlets.

Full 3.5 Hour LCD Soundsystem Madison Square Garden Show Confirmed To Feature On 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' DVD

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 14, 2012 11:00 AM
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Eschewing the normal rock-doc mythmaking benchmarks for an intensely focused record of electro-rock outfit LCD Soundsystem’s final Madison Square Garden show, “Shut Up and Play The Hits” was indeed a hit when it first premiered at Sundance, as well as the one-night-only screenings held nationwide for the film’s release last month. However, most fans will be waiting for the Blu-ray/DVD release to catch up on what they missed at those quick screenings -- while fragments of the entire MSG concert were shown theatrically, audiences will be able to experience the whole thing on the home video release of the movie.

Why Do Only Bad Things Happen? Trailer For 'Broken' With Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 10:39 AM
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Mental disability, divorce, first boyfriends, teen pregnancy, bullying....yes, there is a lot going on in "Broken." And while the first trailer for the film does at least highlight the strong performances from the cast, it's too bad it's in service of a picture that doesn't quite do their work justice.

Wentworth Miller To Adapt 'The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle' For Producers Tom Hanks & Oprah Winfrey

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 14, 2012 10:19 AM
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Sometimes getting through the grueling marathon that is the development process in Hollywood takes time, and in the case of the adaptation of David Wroblewski’s “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” it’s been two and a half years since the project was first announced with the combined might of Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey behind it. But THR is reporting that “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller is in negotiations to be the latest writer to take a crack at the adaptation.

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