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'99 Homes': Venice Review

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 19:22

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon star in Ramin Bahrani's topical film, which will viscerally connect with many viewers

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'Serena' Photo Features Jennifer Lawrence on Horseback

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 19:14

Jennifer Lawrence has climbed upon a mighty white steed in the latest photo from Serena. The drama reunites her for the third time on screen with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper. The period drama comes from In a Better World director Susanne Bier, and follows a young married couple from Boston to the very cold North Carolina, where the Pemberton's quickly build a logging empire. As the title character Serena Pemberton, Jennifer Lawrence employes some of the gritty backwoods mannerisms that made her famous in Winter's Bone. Here, she is any man's equal, fighting rattlesnakes and even saving one man's life in the wilderness. Take a look as she prepares for her hard journey, one that may not end well for all involved.

Serena follows newlyweds George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

Serena: Movie Pictures Gallery

Serena comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Sean Harris, Blake Ritson, Kim Bodnia, Charity Wakefield. The film is directed by Susanne Bier.

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'Iron Man 3': Has Ben Kingsley Revealed the Real Mandarin?

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 19:04

We know some of your are waiting for Netflix, so if you still haven't seen Iron Man 3 yet, you may want to stop reading, because this story contains MAJOR SPOILERS.

One of the lingering mysteries left by Iron Man 3 is the true identity of the evil Mandarin. In the film, Ben Kingsley plays Trevor Slattery, an actor pretending to be the most dangerous terrorist in the entire world. He is soon discovered to be working as a media smokescreen for Aldrich Killian. The character went onto appear in Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, where he is incarcerated with a group of true sycophants. He is eventually blasted out of jail by a minion of the 'real' Mandarin. But who is the 'real' Mandarin?

While promoting his voice work in the upcoming Lakia stop-motion animated adventure The Boxtrolls, Ben Kingsley teases that he might know.

In fact, he goes onto hint that Ol' Trev may be the real Mandarin after all. Its the classic Victor Victoria ruse. A terrorist pretending to be an actor pretending to be a terrorist. This is what Sir Ben Kingsley had to say about the iconic Marvel character and his return.

"Has the Mandarin invented Trevor, or has Trevor invented the Mandarin? Which is which? The Mandarin could be so supremely intelligent that he could have said, 'You know what? I'll invent this actor, and he will be my mask.' You know, which is which? Who's pulling the strings. Now, this is me just free-thinking here, but I would love to revisit that world. But Trev, bless him, may have made an indelible mark on that world. So everyone might say, 'Is it Trev under there?' So they'd have to approach it quite carefully, and so would I, but I would love to go back to that world, yeah."

It's not yet known if Mandarin will emerge in Iron Man 4, or one of the earlier Marvel movies impending release. Even if Trevor never makes it back on the big screen, would Ben Kingsley, the man of many faces, be open to returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as another character? He doesn't think so.

"[They'll] always see Trevor in whatever figure [I do]. So, it's up to the powers that be to decide whether or not they'd want to introduce Trevor, whether or not they'd want to reintroduce the Mandarin."

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Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.

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Jeff Lambert Named Exec Director of National Film Preservation Foundation

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:57

He succeeds Annette Melville, who launched the influential archival agency in 1997

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Horror Thriller 'February' Casts Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:53

Highland Film Group announced today that Emma Roberts (We're the Millers, American Horror Story) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Carriers) will star in the horror/thriller film February, which will be written and directed by Osgood Perkins, the son of legendary actor Anthony Perkins.

In February, beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.

Here's what February producers Bryan Bertino, Adrienne Biddle and Rob Paris had to say in a joint statement.

"We look forward to bringing Osgood's tantalizing story to life while keeping audiences riveted with suspense."

Highland Film Group's Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier added their own statement.

"Having these two brilliant young actresses as a part of the team will no doubt translate with our buyers and audiences worldwide."

February is produced by Unbroken Pictures' Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) and Rob Paris' Paris Film, Inc. (Everly). Highland Film Group will be handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

February comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka. The film is directed by Osgood Perkins.

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Third 'Foxcatcher' Trailer with Channing Tatum and Steve Carell

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:42

Sony Pictures Classics has released the third trailer for Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. Take a look at the latest footage for director Bennett Miller's upcoming drama, arriving in theaters November 14.

When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).

Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont's mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont's erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete's already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.

Foxcatcher is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. As with Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller's previous feature films, Capote and Moneyball, he explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people.

Foxcatcher: Posters

Foxcatcher comes to theaters November 14th, 2014 and stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall. The film is directed by Bennett Miller.

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Trailer for Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Explores Whether You Can Take One's Freedom

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:31

Gael Garcia Bernal stars in the film that's set to get its world premiere Friday at the Telluride Film Festival

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Rotterdam adds Limelight section, revamps structure

Film Industry News - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:13
New strand will focus on features set for release across the Netherlands after IFFR; titles in Bright Future, Spectrum sections to be reduced by 20%.
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Telluride and Toronto Lineups: A Critical Crystal Ball

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:07

THR's chief film critic vets the fall festivals for the titles most likely to impress

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'Rosewater' Trailer Marks Directorial Debut of Jon Stewart

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:01

Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, Open Road Films has released the first trailer Rosewater, which marks the directorial debut of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.

Gael Garc&#237a Bernal stars as journalist Maziar Bahari, who returned to his home country Iran to interview presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. After sending footage of riots in the streets to the BBC, Bahari was arrested and tortured for 118 days by a man who only identified himself as Rosewater. Take a look at the first footage and poster for this true story adaptation, arriving in theaters November 7.

Rosewater is based on the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari. The film is the directorial debut of Jon Stewart, and stars Gael Garc&#237a Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself as "Rosewater," who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahari's wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

Rosewater: Press

Rosewater comes to theaters November 7th, 2014 and stars Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Dimitri Leonidas, Kim Bodnia, Andrew Gower, Jason Jones, Haluk Bilginer. The film is directed by Jon Stewart.

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Second 'Seventh Son' Trailer Starring Jeff Bridges

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:39

Nearly one year after Legendary Pictures took their fantasy adventure Seventh Son from Warner Bros. to their new home at Universal Pictures, the studio has finally released a brand new trailer.

Jeff Bridges stars as a warrior who travels across the globe to find the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes), whose incredible powers can defeat an evil queen (Julianne Moore). In addition, we also have a new poster for director Sergey Bodrov's fantasy adventure, co-starring Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander and Djimon Hounsou, arriving in theaters February 6, 2015.

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. Sergey Bodrov directed Seventh Son from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight and a screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the book series "The Last Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni, Brent O'Connor and Alysia Cotter are executive producers, with Jillian Share and Erica Lee co-producing. The film will be released in 3D.

Seventh Son: Posters

Seventh Son comes to theaters February 6th, 2015 and stars Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Williams, Kit Harington, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou. The film is directed by Sergey Bodrov.

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Box Office: Pierce Brosnan's 'The November Man' Opens to Soft No. 5

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:20

The espionage thriller also stars Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey

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'Kill Me Three Times' Motion Poster Featuring Simon Pegg

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:07

Ahead of its September 6 world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Simon Pegg released a unique motion poster for the thriller Kill Me Three Times on his Twitter page earlier this week. Take a look at the animated action, which features co-stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth, then read on for more details...

Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa

— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 24, 2014

Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.

With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach club owner simmering with jealousy), Luke Hemsworth (as a local surfer fighting for the woman he loves) and Bryan Brown (as a corrupt cop who demands the juiciest cut).

Kill Me Three Times comes to theaters December 31st, 2014 and stars Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown, Steve Le Marquand. The film is directed by Kriv Stenders.

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Exclusive New Poster For '71

There may be Troubles ahead

Set over one terrifying night during a pivotal period of the Troubles, '71 is a thriller that will make your nerves audibly jangle and even your popcorn break out in a light sweat. It stars man-of-moment Jack O'Connell in another life-and-death military turn to add to his work in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken. This time, he's a British soldier left to fend for himself in territory that, as the film's new poster suggest, is hardly rolling out the red carpet for squaddies. {'71 Poster} O'Connell is Gary Hook, a newbie infantryman who is separated from his comrades when a raid goes horribly wrong. Like Carol Reed's Odd Man Out in reverse, Hook is left to negotiate a deadly rabbit warren of alleys, houses and darkened streets as he seeks to evade the IRA men hunting him down. But will he make it through the night? Frankly, we don't know, but we're strapping in for the ride.

TV director Yann Demange, of Top Boy and Criminal Justice, is the man cranking as much tension as humanly possible from Gregory Burke's screenplay. The Scottish writer is no stranger to this kind of terrain - his play Black Watch tackled the titular regiment's travails in Iraq - and the early buzz on his first film script is equally positive.

Belfast native David Holmes, a man who remembers this fraught period in his city's history first hand, has provided the score, while Under The Skin production designer Chris Oddy is responsible for recreating the nightmarish cityscape that would give even Snake Plissken the collywobbles.

'71 arrives in UK cinemas on October 10.

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15 Times Brangelina Gazed at Each Other and Gave Us Goosebumps

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:23

It's finally official — Brangelina got hitched. There are many things we can say about their love. But all one really needs to do to fully understand the epic connection shared by the best couple of all time (and make your own Tinder quest feel that much more empty) is look at pictures of them staring at each other. Enjoy.
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'Fantastic Four' Reboot: Doctor Doom Revealed?

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:03

More set photos from director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot have been leaked, this time giving us our first look at Doctor Doom. It is not known if this is Toby Kebbell under the costume or a stand-in. Here, we see Doctor Doom on a green screen sound stage interacting with both Jamie Bell's The Thing stand-in and Michael B. Jordan's Human Torch stand-in.

Repost with better quality images: Possible first look @ #DoctorDoom from the #FantasticFour reboot /via @GeekPride1pic.twitter.com/I4nQBsc9NJ

— Hero Rundown (@HeroRundown) August 28, 2014

First Look At 'Doctor Doom' In leaked Images From The FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Read more at http://t.co/f9pNPfWYGDpic.twitter.com/mRYuFcDUrZ

— Mark Cassidy (@RorMachine) August 28, 2014

During Comic-Con this past July, the first photo of the Thing was rumored to have leaked. Director Josh Trank seemingly verified that this was the real deal, a prop being used as a stand-in on set. It was later reported that Josh Trank's Twitter account had been hacked, and that the photo was not official. We still don't have any word from the studio, and probably won't until they release an official image.

At this time, while these Doctor Doom photos certainly look authentic, they have not been verified by the studio. Principal photography has wrapped on The Fantastic Four. It will be in theaters next year, with a sequel already planned for 2017.

What do you think of Toby Kebbell's new look as Doctor Doom?

The Fantastic Four comes to theaters June 19th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.

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Jon Stewart on Directorial Debut 'Rosewater,' His 'Daily Show' Future and Those Israel-Gaza Comments

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:00

With his Middle East political drama hitting Toronto, he faces accusations by Iran that he took "Zionist lobby" funding; responds to critics who've called him a self-hating Jew ("I have plenty of other reasons to hate myself"); opens up about 'The Daily Show’s' high-profile departures; and hints at a possible end to his tenure ("What did you hear? Do you have a note from my boss? Am I out?")

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Rick Santorum Testing Film Distribution and Exhibition Through Churches

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:00

'One Generation Away' marks the debut effort of a new strategy from the politician-turned-studio executive

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Richard Attenborough Remembered by Friend and Colleague of 72 Years

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:00

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Anderson remembers his fellow British actor and director, who died Aug. 24

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