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'The Judge' Selected For TIFF 2014 Opening Film

Posted By Brian Trinh on Jul 25th 2014 3:21PM
The Toronto International Film Festival's opening movie may not be "Iron Man 4", but it will feature the same leading man come early September. David Dobkin's "The Judge" will open TIFF 2014, according to a release sent out by festival organizers on Friday. "The Judge" stars Robert Downey Jr. as Hank Palmer, a hot-shot lawyer forced to return to his childhood home after his father is accused ... read more

Toronto Film Festival 2014: Big Movies, Lineup Announced

Posted By Chris Jancelewicz on August 08, 2014
The Toronto Film Festival is coming back, big-time, for its 39th year. Of the 13 and 46 special presentations announced, this initial lineup (there will be more announcements over the next several weeks) includes 37 world premieres from directors including Canadians Jean-Marc Vallée and David Cronenberg, as well as others like Alan Rickman and Chris Rock. "Toronto can anticipate ano...

Michael Moore to Speak at 2014 Toronto Film Festival

Posted By Chris Jancelewicz on August 08, 2014
The Toronto Film Festival has announced the initial lineup of speakers joining this year's TIFF Industry events as part of its 39th year. Academy Award–winning filmmaker Michael Moore is set to participate in a keynote conversation at Doc Conference. Cinema technology pioneer and visionary Douglas Trumbull is also speaking, and the opening keynote speaker for Asian Film Summit is Legendary E...

Karine Vanasse on 'All the Wrong Reasons' and Working With Cory Monteith

Posted By Joanna Adams on October 10, 2013
TIFF Karine Vanasse is ready for take-off, but she's certainly not flighty. No, that's not a reference to her one-season TV series "Pan Am." Instead, she's about to fly to Montreal after a whirlwind weekend at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and an ongoing stint in L.A. shooting her recurring role on ABC's "Revenge." With her effervescent charm, luminous smile and laser-focused ...

TIFF: Ranking the 21 Films We Saw at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Fox Searchlight The fun of watching a week's worth of new movies that almost no one has seen is the unknown -- you're not sure which ones will be great, which ones will move you to tears, or which ones will make you get up and walk out of the theater. In other words, going into this year's Toronto International Film Festival, I expected the same thing I always do at events like these: to s...

Nicolas Cage on 'Joe,' Andy Samberg's Impression, and 'Nic Cage Losing His Sh*t'

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Nicolas Cage has seen the "Nic Cage Is Everyone" meme. In fact, he's seen the "Nic Cage Losing His Sh*t" video, too. But he realizes there's nothing to be done about them now; they've already hit the ether. Plus, as Cage told us, he would never interfere with the Internet's obsession with his career (and face). He's just happy he's staying relevant at all. (So keep it up, Reddit!) While the...

Movie Blogger Calls 911 During TIFF Screening to Report Suspected Piracy

Posted By Katie Roberts on September 09, 2013
Shutterstock / Pavel L Photo and Video While many moviegoers might consider it rude to use a cell phone at the theater, they wouldn't go so far as to call 911 to report someone doing so. Then again, most moviegoers aren't Alex Billington. Billington, critic and creator of, was attending a press screening of horror film "The Sacrament" at the Toronto International Film Fest...

Celebrities Invade the Toronto Film Festival (PHOTOS)​

Posted By Erin Whitney on September 09, 2013
Getty The Toronto International Film Festival is buzzing with some of the year's hottest movies -- and the biggest celebrities! From the all-star cast of Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," which includes Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Sarah Paulson (just to name a few), to appearances by Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, and Daniel Radcliffe, TIFF is the place to be. Check out the many gorgeou...

Colin Firth Shows Off 'Railway Man' Weight Loss at TIFF 2013 (PHOTOS)

Posted By Katie Roberts on September 09, 2013
Larry Busacca/Getty Images Colin Firth has always been sexy, but now he can add "seriously svelte" to the list of adjectives used to describe him. During a red carpet appearance with co-star Reese Witherspoon at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of their movie "Devil's Knot," Firth showed off his recently slimmed-down physique. The actor had shed some weight for another TIFF...

Matthew McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club' and Chest-Thumping on 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Focus If you're familiar with Matthew McConaughey, then this shouldn't come as a surprise: He is a very animated guy in person. This can make writing up a print interview with him a bit of a nightmare, as the undefinable noises and erratic hand gestures he makes don't exactly translate well on the page (er, screen). But that's part of the fun in chatting with the 43-year-old star, especially w...

Jake Gyllenhaal on 'Prisoners,' Tattoos & Twitches, and the Scenes That Wrecked Him for Days

Posted By Tim Hayne on September 09, 2013
Getty Images Jake Gyllenhaal is a bit of a mystery. From playing a boy in a bubble in "Bubble Boy" to a disturbed teenager in "Donnie Darko," from an action hero in "Prince of Persia" to a cowboy in love with another cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain," he chooses roles that make it hard to pin him down as an actor. So it's no wonder he was drawn to the enigmatic Detective Loki in director Denis Vi...

Bill Condon on 'The Fifth Estate' and the 'Terror' of Making a WikiLeaks Movie

Posted By Tim Hayne on September 09, 2013
Getty Images Bill Condon isn't afraid of a challenge. Over the past decade, the director has taken on Broadway, Twihards, the science of sex, and now, WikiLeaks. In "The Fifth Estate," which opened this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Condon tackles the rise of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, and its divisive mastermind, Julian Assange. While it spans half a decade, chronicles ...

Olivia Wilde on 'Rush,' Being Herself, and Saying No to Plastic Surgery

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Universal When Olivia Wilde answers a question, she doesn't beat around the bush. Unlike other actresses, a conversation with her feels like you're having an actual conversation instead of one where the subject has been carefully trained to say the same sound bites over and over again. As the 29-year-old star explained to us at the Toronto Film Festival, "I am just very much myself" when talki...

TIFF Review: 'The Fifth Estate' and Hollywood's Computer Problem

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Dreamworks Hollywood has been attempting to make sense of computers and their effect on the world for decades. Most of the time, these films entail cartoonish portrayals of tech nerds, making them all out to be skateboard-riding, trenchcoat-wearing hackers who stare into the abyss of their laptop screens (aka "cyberspace") as they look to fight the powers that be. Also, there's usually techno ...

'Big Chill' Reunion: The Cast Gathers for 30th Anniversary at TIFF 2013 (PHOTOS)

Posted By Kelly Woo on September 09, 2013
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Just as their characters did in the movie, the stars of "The Big Chill" reunited after many years apart. A 30th anniversary screening of the dramedy at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival brought together cast members Glenn Close, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Kline, Meg Tilly, Tom Berenger, and JoBeth Williams (pictured above). Only Jeff Goldblum and William Hurt were ...

James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith Movies Premiering at TIFF 2013: Focus on Films, Not Tragedy, Urges Festival

Posted By Katie Roberts on September 09, 2013
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Three films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival pose a unique problem: how does a studio sell a movie whose star has passed away? It's a delicate balance, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Fox Searchlight is bringing "Enough Said," one of James Gandolfini's last films, to the festival, while the late Cory Monteith appears in two movies: "McCanick"...

13 Things We Hope to See at TIFF This Year

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Getty It's September which means it's time for... the Oscars? Wait, no, that can't be right. The Oscars aren't for another six months. Ohhh, it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival, which is a precursor to the Oscars. That explains all the "Early Oscar Prediction" features every movie site has been pumping out (ahem) over the last week. Well, premature awards buzz naysayers ...

Oscar Buzz Begins in Earnest at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals

Posted By Gary Susman on September 09, 2013
Fox Searchlight With critics and movie buffs flocking to fall film festivals like swallows returning to Capistrano, it's clear that Oscar season is upon us again. Already, the buzz is strong for movies that played last week at Venice and Telluride, and the air in Toronto is thick with anticipation for likely contenders playing there later this week and next. Therefore, we can anoint some favor...

'Thanks for Sharing' Trailer: Sex-Addicted Mark Ruffalo Falls for Sexy Gwyneth Paltrow (VIDEO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on August 08, 2013
Roadside Attractions What's a recovering sex addict to do when Gwyneth Paltrow enters his life? That's the struggle facing Adam (Mark Ruffalo) in "Thanks for Sharing," which focuses on a support group for reformed addicts. Adam is five years sober -- "I remembered feeling like I was gonna die if I didn't have sex," he tells the group -- and trying to keep his life as normal as possible. He...

Remembering Elmore Leonard: His Essential Movies

Posted By Gary Susman on August 08, 2013
Everett How did Elmore Leonard manage to write such compelling page-turners? "I try to leave out the parts that readers skip," the author famously explained. It's no wonder that Hollywood turned to his work more than 40 times over the last 57 years in hopes of bringing that headlong, fast-moving, pulpy action sensibility to the big and small screens. Alas, only rarely did filmmakers and TV ...

'The Wind Rises' Trailer: Hayao Miyazaki Takes on Pre-World War II Japan (VIDEO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on August 08, 2013
Studio Ghibli Inc. Famed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is back with his first animated film in five years, "The Wind Rises." In "Wind," Miyazaki, the Oscar winner behind such modern classics as "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle," tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the inventor of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane flown by the Japanese in World War II. Though the story is mo...

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