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Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' Leads Canadian Line-Up Of New TIFF 2014 Announcements

Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"
The countdown is on. It's less than thirty days until the Toronto International Film Festival turns the Ontario city upside down for the movie world, and today they unveiled the slate of movies from their homeland that will a get a chance to shine on the world stage. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Stop Making Sense' On Blu-ray Signed By The Talking Heads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 4:24 PM
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Stop Making Sense
Any list of the best concert movies of all time would include the Talking Heads' still astounding "Stop Making Sense" (check out our entry for the movie in our feature The 10 Best Concert Movies Ever). Those of you who have seen it already know that 30 years have not dimmed such a wildly inventive and flat out fun experience. And for those of you who dig Talking Heads but somehow never managed to see it? Now is the time!

Contest: Win 'The Lullaby' Starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams And More On DVD

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 29, 2014 1:07 PM
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Even though it features a boatload of stars and tackles compelling subject matter, "Lullaby" may have escaped your attention when it opened in theatres earlier this year. But if it passed you buy, we've got a way for you to catch up with this one.

Contest: Win A Copy Of ShoutFactory’s Massive Limited Edition Werner Herzog Boxset ‘The Collection’

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 28, 2014 5:01 PM
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Werner Herzog boxset
This contest is so good it speaks for itself. ShoutFactory is putting out a massive, limited edition Werner Hezog box set titled “Herzog: The Collection.” Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries from the German iconoclast, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. "The Collection" also features a 40 page booklet that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl.

Trace The History Of Sex On Screen With Fandor Infographic

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • July 25, 2014 1:48 PM
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I Am Curious: Yellow
Everyone's all hot and bothered by the "50 Shades of Grey" trailer that dropped yesterday, but really, the erotic, S&M-tinged flick is just the latest in the long, steamy relationship of sex and the cinema.
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First Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As 'Grimsby'

Grimsby (skip crop)
While the Adam Sandler and Kevin James types of the world lazily riff on their personas each time out, there are few in the comedy world who commit so fully to their character creations than Sacha Baron Cohen. He thinks of every detail, backwards and forwards, and is determined to deliver something three dimensional each time out. And that's why we look forward to his big screen work each time out. Read More »

Check The MPAA-Banned Poster For Terry Gilliam's ‘The Zero Theorem’ That Won’t Be Seen In Theaters

Zero Theorem, alternate poster, crop
We’ve got our hands on a new “alternate version” of the poster for Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz and featuring Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon in supporting roles both big and small. You won’t see this version of the one sheet in theaters…well because, maybe it’s that butt centered right in the middle, but you could also call it a “leaked” poster if you like. Read More »

First Look: Image Of Cast And Filmmakers Of NWA Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

Straight Outta Compton
While the Tupac Shakur biopics (yes, there's now more than one) continue to grind their way through the development mill, credit to the folks behind NWA flick "Straight Outta Compton" for getting it done. It probably helps that former members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are producers on this but still, the thing is cast and ready to roll and now the first look at filmmakers and actors has arrived. Check it out below. Read More »

Watch: Elderly Footballers Hit The Pitch In Diego Luna Directed Film For Rita Ora's "I Will Never Let You Down"

I Will Never Let You Down
The World Cup is underway where soccer, marketing and artistry all collide in various ways. But in short, big name talent is recruited by marketing types to make their once-every-four-years promotions shine, and the latest brought into the fold is Diego Luna, who makes the most of the opportunity. Read More »

Watch: Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum Pander To Soccer Fans In New '22 Jump Street' World Cup Spots

22 Jump Street
The day has arrived: maybe the most hotly anticipated comedy of the summer, "22 Jump Street," is in theaters today. In fact, it hit last night, and managed a very impressive $5 million midnight number, suggesting an opening around $50-60m, suggesting that Sony will be planning to expand the 'Jump Street' neighborhood further from here (even if directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller may be more reluctant). Read More »

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