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TIFF 2014 Lineup Includes 'The Imitation Game,' 'While We're Young,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Men, Women & Children' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 10:46 AM
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So, the question was whether or not the Toronto International Film Festival's new rules about premieres—telling distributors that any movie playing the festival in the first four days couldn't screen anywhere else (sorry Telluride)—would hurt their ability to curate an attractive lineup. Well, put those fears aside as the fest has unveiled a pretty solid first wave of titles. So what's coming? Where do we start?

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Breaks The Code In First Trailer For 'The Imitation Game'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 10:22 AM
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Imitation Game
We may be in the sticky heat of July, but eyes are already turned to the awards season. Tomorrow, the Toronto International Film Festival will be unveiling the first titles of their slate, and it will be an interesting window into what the studios will be trotting out as their contenders. And one that is still in play for Toronto (and its competitors) is The Weinstein Company's "The Imitation Game," and the first trailer is here to show you why they paid $7 million for the rights earlier this year.

Alexandre Desplat Replaces Clint Mansell On ‘The Imitation Game’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 4:16 PM
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If might not seem like it at the moment, but this fall, you can probably bet on "The Imitation Game" getting a massive push from The Weinstein Company. Why? Well, when they picked up the movie earlier this year, they paid a staggering $7 million dollars for it. Clearly, they think the Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley starring drama can and will go very far this awards season, and perhaps that means making sure every single element is up to their exacting standards.

New Photos Of Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley In ‘The Imitation Game’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 5, 2014 4:04 PM
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Imitation Game
If you’re on Oscar watch, just dreading the summer season, what fall film are you anticipating the most? Well, it could be “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Morten Tyldum (the Norwegian film director behind "Headhunters" starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the movie is about the brilliant English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing who helped crack and decipher Nazi codes during World War II who was later prosecuted for being gay (though whether that’ll be charted in the movie is unclear). Either way, it’s pretty complex material for Cumberbatch to sink his teeth into.

Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Set For Xmas Day; 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Imitation Game' Land Fall Release Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2014 9:25 AM
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We're nearing the halfway mark of the year, but as per usual, Hollywood tends to stuff the quality material to the back end of the calendar, and today there are some release date changes you should definitely be marking down.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Picture Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 5, 2014 1:19 PM
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The star of "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" and the singer from 30 Seconds Of Mars are Oscar winners, "12 Years A Slave" beat "Gravity," Adele Tazeem became the most famous non-existent person on the planet, and no one's stopped talking about selfies for about 72 hours. The streets of LA are now full of discarded The Weinstein Company interns, who haven't seen daylight for months and are only capable of saying the words "Everything you are and everything you have is 'cos of that butler." Yep, the 2013/2014 awards season has come to an end.

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In 'The Imitation Game' Calculates The Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2013 9:05 AM
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The Imitation Game
Mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist -- Alan Turing was nothing short of a genius, a key figure in World War II, and one who was tragically persecuted for his sexuality. But a posthumous, cinematic appreciation of his life and contributions is on the way with the biopic "The Imitation Game" and the first image from the movie has arrived.

Listen: Track From Clint Mansell's 'Filth' Score, Will Also Tune Up 'The Imitation Game' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 11:12 AM
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Perhaps other than Cliff Martinez, there are few modern film composers who have crossed over into recognition from the regular music world, quite like Clint Mansell. Creating iconic scores for all of Darren Aronofsky's films, along with "Moon," "Last Night" (one of his more underrated efforts) and this year's "Stoker," his work is distinctive and other unlike anything else out there. And he's continuing to spread his wings in interesting directions.

Casting: Jessica Alba Is 'Barely Lethal,' 'The Hunger Games' Finds Annie Cresta & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 27, 2013 5:38 PM
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Former Sue Storm Jessica Alba has signed on to play the villain in "Barely Lethal," an action-comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin and with producers including Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Joining a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Alba will play a former associate in pursuit of Steinfeld's lead.

Sam Riley Joins Michelle Williams In 'Suite Francaise'; Ray Winstone Joins Sean Penn In 'The Gunman'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • June 15, 2013 1:30 PM
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Actor Sam Riley has been progressing up the ranks after his break-out performance in the 2007 biopic “Control” and his more recent turn in "On The Road." With a starring role alongside Angelina Jolie in “Maleficient” next summer, Riley has jumped aboard the Weinstein Company’s adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s book, “Suite Francaise.” Set in WWII, the project recently acquired leading lady Michelle Williams, on top of a cast that already includes Kristin Scott Thomas as Williams’ mother. The story follows a French woman (Williams) who falls in love with a German officer (played by Matthias Schoenaerts). The cast is a fine assortment of indie darlings and past Oscar contenders who could give it strong legs for awards consideration next year. Production is set to start later this summer for a release next year. [Deadline]

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