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Toronto Film Festival Adds 38 More Premieres, Its Primetime Line-Up and Much More

unicornstorexcerpt Directorial debuts by actors Brie Larson and Simon Baker, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, and a new movie from comedian Louis C.K. are just some of the many new additions to the 42nd annual Canadian film festival, which runs from September 7 through 17.

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“Veep” Creator Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” Gets Its First Trailer

deathofstalinexcerptFive years after the popular HBO show gained the British television creator a new American fanbase, his third feature film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before opening in the United Kingdom on October 20.

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Austin’s Fantastic Fest Announces Its First Wave of Genre Films

GGFFexcerptThe popular annual genre fest will feature two Stephen King adaptations, including the World Premiere of Zak Hilditch’s 1922, and movies from international filmmakers from Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, Australia and more.

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The 55th New York Film Festival Adds 22 More Films to Its Main Slate

NYFF55excerptThe prestigious annual festival put on by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will include many Cannes favorites as well as many new films from filmmakers who have previously been at the New York Film Festival.

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“In A Heartbeat” Animated Short Is All The Rage This Past Week

heartbeatexcerptAn animated short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, done as a senior thesis project at the Ringling College of Art & Design, went viral this week with nearly 18 million views on YouTube.

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The Oscar Buzz for Maggie Betts’ “Novitiate” Begins With Its First Trailer (VIDEO)

novitiateexcerptMaggie Betts’ feature debut, a coming-of-age drama, starring Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, and Julianne Nicholson, received a lot of buzz out of Sundance and will play at TIFF before its October 27 release date.

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Toronto Film Fest Announces Twelve More Films For Their Platform Programme

sweetcountryexcerptThe 11 newly-announced TIFF World Premieres includes Mike White’s Brad’s Status, the latest from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, plus other international filmmakers. Last year’s highlight in the program was Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Best Picture, Moonlight.

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Eminem Revealed as Producer on Joseph Kahn’s Rap Battle Movie “Bodied” as Trailer Drops Ahead of TIFF (Video)

Eminem BodiedBodied follows a graduate student who is writing his thesis on battle-rap culture and gradually becomes embroiled in that world. The script explores race relations, as evidenced by this potentially NSFW trailer.

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Toronto Film Festival Announces Midnight Madness, Docs and Shorts

disasterartistexcerptMidnight Madness program includes James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and new films from France, the UK and Japan. Morgan Spurlock’s doc Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will also World Premiere. The Canadian film festival kicks off on September 7.

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Toronto Film Festival Sets Shia LaBeouf’s “Borg/McEnroe” As Opening Night Gala

bornmcenroeexcerptThe 42nd annual film festival adds the second movie about a tennis rivalry with Shia LaBeouf playing John McEnroe, one of the most notorious players in the sport. It’s the narrative feature debut by director Janus Metz.

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Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman Documentary

Jim Carrey Andy KaufmanOther titles that stand out include Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete starring young Charlie Plummer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke, and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn.

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Toronto Film Festival Unveils First Wave of Titles, Including Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger”

stronger-excerptDavid Gordon Green directed the Boston Marathon drama, which should be quite different than last year’s Peter Berg thriller Patriots Day.

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Has San Diego Become the Con of Diminishing Returns?

SDCC“When you add it all up and factor in the role the internet plays in all of this, it means the exclusivity and uniqueness that used to be the main attraction of San Diego Comic-Con since 1970 is over,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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TIFF Speculation Swirling Around “Blade Runner 2049” on Eve of Announcement

Blade Runner 2049Besides Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, you can expect to see Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain and Ben Stiller north of the border come September.

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Comic-Con: “Wonder Woman 2,” “Flashpoint” Coming Soon to WB’s DCEU

The FlashFlashpoint sees Barry Allen travel back in time to save his mother from being murdered. However, when he returns to the present, the world is in chaos and the Justice League isn’t around to help, forcing the Flash to save the day on his own.

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“Apes” Star Andy Serkis Proves Motion-Capture Actors Deserve Awards Love Too

Andy Serkis Apes OscarMo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.

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How Everyone Can Learn From the Genius of D23

D23 Expo ExcerptWhat Disney does is so darn smart. It shares the time and space with no one. While everyone else who might have something fancy to show is holding off until they head a hundred or so miles south, Disney is looking over all it has and holding out maybe one thing to tantalize the comic book crowd.

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D23: John Lasseter Reveals Sneak-Peeks for “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” “Toy Story 4” and More

D23 Expo ExcerptJohn Lasseter, who welcomed fans Disney’s biennial convention D23 Expo by telling them, “Create stories that matter and put joy out in this world,” was on hand Thursday afternoon to introduce the upcoming films from Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Studios in an epic two-hour panel — and we have all the details!

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These Emmys Might Mean More If the Voters Actually Watched the Shows

Gillian Anderson American Gods ExcerptThere’s a big difference between the Emmys and every other major awards show. Besides the TV half of the Golden Globes, only the Emmys allow for repeat nominees and winners, because every year, new content is being created for the same shows. Herein lies the issue. Emmy voters are lazy, and the question has to be asked whether or not the majority of them are even watching the shows for which they’re voting.

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Emmy Nominations 2017: Claire Danes, “The Americans” Among Biggest Snubs

Homeland Another year of awards, another round of snubs. Claire Danes, the final seasons of Girls and The Leftovers and past winners were left out in the cold this year.

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Emmy Nominations 2017: The Complete List of Nominees

big little lies smallNominations were announced Thursday morning for the 2017 Emmy Awards. Veep star Anna Chlumsky and SWAT star Shemar Moore did the honors at the Wolf Theater in Los Angeles.

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Watch the 2017 Emmy Nominations Announcement Live (Video)

526513588small Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore are set to announce the nominees of the 2017 Emmy Awards live on Thursday morning a 8:30 a.m. PST.

Watch the announcement live here.

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The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Party and Event Grid (Exclusive)

CCPG Banner - TB Excerpt Image croppedHeaded to San Diego for Comic-Con 2017? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, with premiere events, VIP parties, and RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going all week!

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Accessing the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Party And Event Grid

CCPG Banner - TB Excerpt Image croppedHeaded to San Diego for Comic-Con 2017? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, with premiere events, VIP parties, and RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going all week!

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The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Party and Event Grid (Exclusive)

CCPG Banner - TB Excerpt Image croppedHeaded to San Diego for Comic-Con 2017? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, with premiere events, VIP parties, and RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going all week!

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Steven Spielberg Heading to Comic-Con Again With “Ready Player One” as WB Unveils Slate

Steven Spieberg Comic-ConThe director has assembled a really interesting ensemble that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Oscar winner Mark Rylance.

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Comic-Con 2017: The Complete Movie Panel Schedule (UPDATED)

comic conThere’s still a lot up in the air on the movie-side of Comic-Con 2017’s schedule. Right now there are panels for Netflix’s Bright and Death Note, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and Sony Pictures Classics’ Brigsby Bear, but DC and Marvel’s superhero films are still absent from the schedule.

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Comic-Con 2017: The Complete TV Panel Schedule (UPDATED)

comic conSan Diego Comic-Con is less than a month away and the schedule is slowly unveiling as HBO and Warner Bros. their schedule for the weekend. Check back here for regular updates as the full television lineup is announced.

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Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” to Headline New York Film Festival as Centerpiece

wonderstruck-excerptDirector Todd Haynes’ next film, Wonderstruck, has been tapped to headline the 55th New York Film Festival this fall as the Centerpiece Screening.

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2017 Emmys: Who Should Be Nominated, From Mary Elizabeth Winstead to “The Expanse”

emmys-excerptWith HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s GLOW out of the running, we’ve been discussing the possible nominees, so here are our picks.

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