Remembering actor/comedian Robin Williams

It’s been three years since actor-comedian Robin Williams ended his life in 2014.  His suicide followed a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s disease when what he was suffering from was diffuse Lewy body dementia. When he was alive, he was one of the funniest people I have ever seen.  Even as Disney produces the live-action Aladdin, Will Smith will never be able to bring to that role what Robin brought to his performance as The Genie.  It’s…

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Is there trouble brewing for Aquaman?

There’s trouble brewing in the water for Aquaman as the DC Extended Universe can’t seem to catch a break. Rumors have already been swirling around the upcoming Justice League but the water-based Aquaman is reportedly in trouble.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the water-based shoot has been “super complicated.”  Should we be surprised at this point?  Until I started hearing all the positive buzz, I had had low expectations a few weeks prior to the…

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Paramount Pictures releases mother! trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence

We got our first look at mother!, the psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, when Paramount Pictures released the trailer on Monday. Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Also…

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I Won’t See The Emoji Movie

Heading into the tail end of last week, there was no score reported on Rotten Tomatoes for The Emoji Movie and there’s a reason for this–it wasn’t offered to us as a press screening.  In other words, if we wanted to consider this film for awards season, we’ll have to see it ourselves. I’m not going to consider it during awards season and judging by the current Rotten Tomatoes score of 6%, the only awards…

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74th Venice International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The 74th Venice International Film Festival lineup was announced on Thursday.  From the Toronto International Film Festival, we learned that some films would play in Venice before screening at TIFF. The Venice International Film Festival runs August 30 – September 9, 2017. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Downsizing, dir: Alexander Payne (Opening Night Film) Human Flow, dir: Ai Weiwei Mother!, dir: Darren Aronofsky Suburbicon, dir: George Clooney The Shape Of Water, dir: Guillermo del Toro L’Insulte, dir: Ziad…

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TIFF: Disobedience focuses on Lesbian Romance in Orthodox Jewish community

Disobedience is one of the many films to make its world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.  It’s also one to hit close to home in that it is set within an Orthodox Jewish community involves a same-sex romance. Directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.  The film is an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same…

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For Actor Will Poulter, Filming Detroit was Tough

For actor Will Poulter, filming Detroit, due out in select theaters on Friday, has to have been one of the toughest things he’s done in his career. Philip Krauss, the character that Poulter plays, was the racist police offer who led his fellow cops into playing a “death game” with regards to interrogating the guests at the Algiers Motel.  The character was created for the film to reflect what the behavior of the police officers…

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Michael Caine makes voice cameo in Dunkirk

Michael Caine has been a veteran of Christopher Nolan films for many years dating back to Batman Begins in 2005.  As such, it came as a surprise that the veteran actor wasn’t listed in the credits for the recently released Dunkirk. Nolan, however, was able to sneak the acting veteran into the film with an uncredited voice cameo addressing Tom Hardy’s Royal Air Force pilot, Farrier, while in the air.  This enables the actor to…

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2017 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup announced

The first round of films to premiere in the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations programs were announced this morning.  Of the films announced so far, there were be 25 World Premieres.  The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, announced the films during a press conference. “Festival-goers from around the world can…

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Amazon unveils Brad’s Status trailer

Amazon Studios has unveiled the official trailer for Brad’s Status. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad’s Status stars Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer. Synopsis: When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento…

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