Day: September 16, 2015

Casting Net: Liam Neeson to star in new action-comedy from Zombieland director

September 16, 2015

Liam Neeson is back with a vengeance — and jokes. The late-career action stud will lead The Revenger, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). The script’s plot, written by Night at the Museum scribes and Reno 911! alums Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, is under wraps.  [Deadline] The Chris Evans-led Gifted bolsters its cast. Comedian Jenny […]

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Michael Keaton is back in the Oscar-season Spotlight

September 16, 2015

When director Tom McCarthy told Walter “Robby” Robinson that Michael Keaton would be playing him in Spotlight, the true story of the Boston Globe reporters who exposed the Roman Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal in 2002, the veteran journalist was delighted. More than 20 years ago, Keaton starred in Ron Howard’s The Paper, playing a savvy […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Women He’s Undressed’

September 16, 2015

Courtesy of Hollywood Classics Nothing against production designer Ross Wallace, but if a documentary film needs a production designer at all, it’s a sure sign something’s afoot. Such is the case with “Women He’s Undressed,” the first film in five years from Gillian Armstrong, whose 1979 feature debut, “My Brilliant Career” was a defining moment […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Forsaken’

September 16, 2015

Courtesy of TIFF If “Forsaken” were any more old-fashioned, lenser Rene Ohashi might have filmed it in black-and-white, scripter Brad Mirman definitely would have trimmed the F-bombs from his dialogue, and the entire enterprise probably would bear the brand of RKO or Republic Pictures. Refreshingly and unabashedly sincere in its embrace of Western conventions and […]

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The Devil's Candy

The Devil Candy Review

September 16, 2015

Parents, don’t let your kids listen to doom metal. Australian writer-director Sean Byrne has some malevolent fun with the familiar perception of Satan’s music as an invitation to evil — or failing that, a means to drown it out — in his first American feature, The Devil’s Candy. But the movie runs out of ideas […]

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Southbound directors talk about their TIFF-screening horror film — exclusive image

September 16, 2015

The new horror movie Southbound shares with 2012’s V/H/S both the anthology format and a number of directors: David Bruckner (The Signal) and the filmmaking collective Radio Silence. But Southbound abandons the earlier film’s found footage format while also linking its tales of terror together thanks to a clutch of characters who appear in more than one story. […]

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Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct Charlie’s Angels movie reboot

September 16, 2015

Charlie’s Angels may be getting a new boss. Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct and produce a new movie based on the female-led franchise for Sony Pictures, EW has confirmed.  Fresh off of her successful directorial debut — Pitch Perfect 2, which opened to warm reviews and beat out Mad Max: Fury Road to top the box […]

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