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Toronto Sees Double: Two Films Each for Busy Clooney, Gosling, Fassbender, Mulligan and Butler

Toronto Sees Double: Two Films Each for Busy Clooney, Gosling, Fassbender, Mulligan and Butler
These five stars are working double time at the Toronto Film Festival this year: George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame, A Dangerous Method), Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March, Drive), Carey Mulligan (Shame, Drive) and Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher, Coriolanus) are keeping busy, each with two films, at the September 8-18 fest. Which one will come out on top with some Oscar buzz? Easier said than done. Consider their Toronto track records:
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • July 29, 2011 2:47 AM
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TCA HBO Day: Gloria Steinem Talks, True Blood's Alan Ball Stays Put, Final Entourage Season

The annual Television Critics Association press tour is under way this week: Amy Dawes reports on HBO day:Gloria Steinem, focus of an HBO documentary premiering Aug. 15 titled Gloria: In Her Own Words, had consistent praise for the present generation of young women in remarks Thursday at her TCA panel, despite repeated inducements to disparage them based on their perceived looseness of dress and sexual behavior.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • July 29, 2011 2:32 AM
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Estevez's The Way Hits AMC Theatres October 7

Writer-director Emilio Estevez launched his indie film The Way, starring his father Martin Sheen, at last year's Toronto Film Fest. And now, like so many other indie filmmakers these days, he's releasing it himself by cobbling together his own distribution and marketing team. After Toronto, Estevez and Elixir Films producer David Alexanian met with a number of distributors, says Alexanian, who selected John Sloss and Bart Walker’s Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) and Trevor Drinkwater’s ARC Entertainment to release The Way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 28, 2011 7:23 AM
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Trailer/Poster Watch: Clooney's Ides of March Stars Gosling, Hoffman, Wood, Giamatti UPDATED

Check out the poster (arresting original art for a change) and trailer (below) for The Ides of March, which opens the Venice Film Festival before its gala screening at the Toronto Fest. Columbia releases the film October 7.
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  • July 28, 2011 6:04 AM
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Don't Make Dan Savage Angry: A Warning to Rick Santorum

My politics line up with Dan Savage's. But I'm still relieved we share the same last name, just in case I ever get on his bad side:Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum from Dan Savage
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  • July 28, 2011 6:00 AM
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TCM and Warner Launching New Classic Film Collections: Rooney, Garland, Astaire, Rogers, Thin Man

As Hollywood threatens to remake The Thin Man, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Entertainment are releasing a Thin Man collection as one of three new classic film collections being added to their Greatest Classic Films and Legends lines (The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man), all starring the iconic screen couple William Powell and Myrna Loy as happily tipsy sleuths Nick and Nora Charles.
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  • July 28, 2011 5:50 AM
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Venice Film Festival 2011: From Soderbergh and Polanski to Clooney, Madonna, Friedkin

No surprises this morning on the officially announced Venice Film Festival schedule. Joining previously announced opener and closer The Ides of March (directed by George Clooney) and Damsels in Distress (directed by Whit Stillman), respectively, is the expected list of films from Tomas Alfredson, Andrea Arnold, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Steve McQueen, Todd Solondz, William Friedkin and Abel Ferrara. Now that we know the Venice and Toronto schedules, what's left to guess about is Telluride's always-secret Labor Day Weekend programme and the post-Toronto New York Film Festival slate: opener, mid-fest centerpiece, closer...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 28, 2011 5:37 AM
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Hunger Games: Inventing a Franchise and Would-Be Heartthrobs With It: Hemsworth & Hutcherson

Lionsgate wants to launch a Twilight-scale franchise with its movie version of the Hunger Games young-adult book series starring it-girl Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Now EW is trumpeting two would-be male heartthrobs as well on its second EW's Hunger Games cover while the movie is still shooting. (More details on The Hunger Games here, and additional pics from EW below.)
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 28, 2011 5:22 AM
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Cowboys & Aliens, Crazy, Stupid, Love & Indies The Future, The Guard, Interrupters, Life in a Day

Cowboys & Aliens, Crazy, Stupid, Love & Indies The Future, The Guard, Interrupters, Life in a Day
Cowboys & Aliens gets the prize for most literal title, if nothing else. While Andrew O'Hehir writes: "The movie never makes much of a case for its own existence; it's a mediocre western clumsily welded to a mediocre alien shoot-'em-up," and Roger Moore concludes: "A perfectly serviceable B-movie in the modern mold -- lots of money, lots of stars, lots of explosions and lots of credited screenwriters," TOH!'s review was somewhere in the middle, considering both the good (Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig), the bad (Olivia Wilde) and the ugly (the aliens).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 28, 2011 4:48 AM
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TCA News: Hamm To Direct Mad Men Premiere, AMC Offers No Darabont Details on Walking Dead Exit

The annual Television Critics Association panels are under way in Los Angeles. New news from Thursday's AMC panel: Mad Men star Jon Hamm will direct the Season Five premiere, which starts filming next week.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 28, 2011 4:41 AM
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