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The Rhythm Section Trailer Teams Blake Lively & Jude Law in a Tale of Revenge

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After pushing the release date back multiple times, Paramount Pictures has finally found a good spot on its calendar for The Rhythm Section, and they released the trailer to show it. Directed by Reed Morano and starring Blake Lively, The Rhythm Section promises action, drama and revenge.

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.

The trailer gives us an intriguing look at it all of this through a tension building 1 minute and 58 seconds, without giving much of the story or character details away. It opens with Patrick having lost her family three years prior. We see her typical revenge-seeker's wall of photos, but it's more extensive
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil gets a new special look trailer

With the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil just a month away, Walt Disney Pictures has released a special look trailer for the live-action Disney sequel which you can watch below…

A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is set for release on October 18th and sees the return of Angelina Jolie as the dark fairy Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, Sam Riley as Diaval, Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass, Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit,
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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Supporting Actor include Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and …

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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Supporting Actor include Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and …
Frontrunners are already forming in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, many were recently seen by film critics and industry insiders at the Toronto, Telluride and Venice Film Festivals. We’ve confirmed most category placements with studios or campaigners, but some decisions aren’t yet final. Meantime, Gold Derby lists Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) as well as Christian Bale and Matt Damon (“Ford v. Ferrari”) in both lead and supporting categories in our prediction center.

Here are the current top 10 supporting actor picks according to racetrack odds based upon our users’ predictions as of Sept. 17:

1. Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”): Pitt doesn’t have a designated category yet, so he appears both as a lead and supporting candidate on the Gold Derby site.
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Brad Pitt Opens Up About His Spirituality: I Believe 'That We’re All Connected'

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Brad Pitt Opens Up About His Spirituality: I Believe 'That We’re All Connected'
Brad Pitt is getting spiritual in his latest interview.

The 55-year-old actor opened up about his spirituality in the GQ October cover story and touched on his own evolution when it came to believing in a higher power.

“Oh man, I’ve gone through everything,” Pitt said. “Like, I cling to religion. I grew up with Christianity. Always questioned it, but it worked at times.”

He continued, “And then when I got on my own, I completely left it and I called myself agnostic. Tried a few spiritual things but didn’t feel right.”

As the actor searched for meaning,
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Same ol’ Oscar category song and dance: Which actor takes the lead wheel and who rides shotgun in supporting?

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Same ol’ Oscar category song and dance: Which actor takes the lead wheel and who rides shotgun in supporting?
When Quentin Tarantino‘s nostalgic hippie-era fable “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opened in late July, there was much speculation about whether its male stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fading TV Western star and Brad Pitt as his loyal body double would compete as co-leads when it came to awards categories or whether Pitt would be slotted in the supporting actor category. After all, his character Cliff Booth is basically defines the loyal sidekick archetype — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

For now on Gold Derby, Pitt’s name can be found in both lists in the predictions center. Currently, he is ranked No. 16 among lead actors for “Hollywood.” Complicating matters, however, is that he is also ensconced at No. 25 for his space thriller “Ad Astra.” The best news for Pitt, however, is that he’s sitting pretty atop the supporting actor list. While he has an
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Brad Pitt Says He Was 'Failing to Live as Interesting a Life as I Thought I Could' in Late 90s

Brad Pitt Says He Was 'Failing to Live as Interesting a Life as I Thought I Could' in Late 90s
Brad Pitt has had a widely successful film career, but two decades ago, the actor didn’t feel that his personal life was living up to it.

In his cover story for GQ‘s October issue, Pitt, 55, spoke about what pushed him to take on a rare starring role as stuntman Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, as aging stuntman Rick Dalton.

“Well, it’s about bringing my personal experience, my personal humor, my personal, um, embarrassments, and my personal pains,” he explained. “When I watch [Christian] Bale or [Tom] Hardy, I can’t do what they do.
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Advantage, ‘Jojo Rabbit’: Here’s What Happens After the Tiff Audience Award

Advantage, ‘Jojo Rabbit’: Here’s What Happens After the Tiff Audience Award
The morning after “Jojo Rabbit” made its world premiere in Toronto, Taika Waititi, the 44-year-old New Zealand actor-writer-director, was understandably confused. His movie played through the roof with audiences who cheered his lighthearted but serious fable about a lonely young Nazi enthusiast (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi), who finds himself fighting for dominance with a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) hidden by his activist mother (Scarlett Johansson) behind a wall in his house.

But the day after its debut the film was hovering around 50 on Metacritic. That’s why figuring out the Oscar potential for this movie is dicey. You don’t have to have critical acclaim to win an Oscar. Look at “Bohemian Rhapsody” last year (Metacritic: 49). But that was a worldwide $893 million blockbuster based on the enormous appeal of Queen and Freddie Mercury. The Oscar win went to Rami Malek.

While “Jojo Rabbit” may play well to Academy voters,
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Advantage, ‘Jojo Rabbit’: Here’s What Happens After the Tiff Audience Award

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Advantage, ‘Jojo Rabbit’: Here’s What Happens After the Tiff Audience Award
The morning after “Jojo Rabbit” made its world premiere in Toronto, Taika Waititi, the 44-year-old New Zealand actor-writer-director, was understandably confused. His movie played through the roof with audiences who cheered his lighthearted but serious fable about a lonely young Nazi enthusiast (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi), who finds himself fighting for dominance with a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) hidden by his activist mother (Scarlett Johansson) behind a wall in his house.

But the day after its debut the film was hovering around 50 on Metacritic. That’s why figuring out the Oscar potential for this movie is dicey. You don’t have to have critical acclaim to win an Oscar. Look at “Bohemian Rhapsody” last year (Metacritic: 49). But that was a worldwide $893 million blockbuster based on the enormous appeal of Queen and Freddie Mercury. The Oscar win went to Rami Malek.

While “Jojo Rabbit” may play well to Academy voters,
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Despite controversy, Jojo Rabbit takes home the Tiff Audience Award

Even with mixed reviews and a polarizing subject matter, Jojo Rabbit has been announced as the winner of Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award. Director Taika Waititi’s “anti-hate” satire beat out Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite for the win.

The Tiff Audience Award has, in recent years, became an indicator of future Academy Award Best Picture nominations and even some winners. Just last year, the prize went to Best Picture winner Green Book. Previous winners of the award include La La Land, 12 Years a Slave, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Room.

While some critics are not in love with the film – Jojo Rabbit sits at 75% on Rotten Tomatoes – it’s still played for the arthouse crowd, the type of audience voting on this award. We will have to see what happens on release, but this could be another case of critics,
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Jojo Rabbit Takes Top Honors At The Toronto International Film Festival

Taking the top prize at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit has catapulted itself into the awards season as a serious contender.

Tiff announced Sunday that the New Zealand filmmaker’s follow-up to Marvel juggernaut Thor: Ragnarok had won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award, the highest honor at the prestigious event, defeating the likes of Netflix’s Marriage Story (first runner-up), Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or champion Parasite (second runner-up), as well as Todd Phillips’ Joker, which made its North American premiere in Toronto shortly after receiving the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award.

A self-defined “anti-hate satire,” Waititi’s controversial comedy follows a young Nazi fanatic (Roman Griffin Davis) trying to navigate through the final days of World War II with his imaginary friend, Hitler (Waititi himself), and the young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who’s been hiding in-between his walls.
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Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins on way to Oscars

Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins on way to Oscars
Taika Waititi’s serio-comic”Jojo Rabbit” won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (Sept. 15). This New Zealand director is a triple threat. He adapted Christine Leunens‘ novel “Caging Skies” and co-stars as Adolf Hitler, the imaginary friend of Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), a young boy whose mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in the attic. This crowd-pleaser will be released by Fox Searchlight on Oct. 18 just as awards season kicks into high gear.

While higher profile pictures played at bigger theaters multiple times, Tiff ensures there is fairness in the process by giving this award to the film that inspires the biggest percentage of its total audience to vote online. Second place went to Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” (which also showcases Johansson) while Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes champ “Parasite” was third.

This win for “Jojo Rabbit” certainly raises its Oscar hopes.
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award
Director Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” took home the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award on Sunday, with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” claiming the runner-up prizes.

The Tiff People’s Choice Award has, in recent years, presaged an eventual Best Picture Academy Award nominee — and, in some cases, a winner. Last year’s prize went to Best Picture winner “Green Book,” and previous winners include “La La Land,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Room,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Critics were not in love with “Jojo Rabbit,” as the film currently sits with a score of 52 on Metacritic. This is an arthouse movie, not a destined-for-the-mainstream global phenomenon, which is anomaly in Tiff Grolsch People’s Choice Award history.

“We saw firsthand how Toronto International Film Festival audiences responded to ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ We’re incredibly proud of this film,
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Toronto’s Grolsch People’s Choice Award; Best Picture Oscar Predictor?

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Jojo Rabbit is the winner of this year’s Toronto Film Festival Grolsch People’s Choice Award. First runner-up was Netflix’s Marriage Story, and the second runner-up was Neon’s Cannes winner Parasite.

The trophy is considered a bellwether of sorts for the awards-season race even if it is selected by festival moviegoers who vote online following a screening. The festival assures they double check the legitimacy of each vote, and that it came from a ticket holder so as to prevent gaming the system. In theory, no stuffing of the ballot box is allowed according to Tiff.

At its world premiere screening last Sunday evening, director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit was rapturously received by the opening-night audience, perhaps the most enthusiastic reception of the festival I thought at the time. However, critics were decidedly mixed when reviews hit and the film currently stands at 75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Audience Award at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Audience Award at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival
Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award as the audience’s favorite movie at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff announced on Sunday.

The black comedy deals with a 10-year-old German boy in World War II who idolizes Adolf Hitler but is forced to reconsider his ideals when he discovers that his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their house. The film drew largely positive reviews at Tiff, but offended some who felt that Hitler and Nazis were not a laughing matter.

Jojo” beat Todd Phillips’ “Joker” for the award, as well as less divisive films that included Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes.”

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the first runner-up, while Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” was second runner-up.

Also Read: 'Jojo Rabbit' Film Review: Taika Waititi Insists That
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil gets a new IMAX poster

Angelina Jolie’s iconic Disney villain Maleficent returns to screens next month, and you can check out a new IMAX poster for the live-action Disney sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil here; take a look…

See Also: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil gets a new series of character posters

A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is set for release on October 18th and sees the return of Angelina Jolie as the dark fairy Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora,
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Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira’s ‘Americanah’ Adaptation Ordered to Series at HBO Max

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Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira’s ‘Americanah’ Adaptation Ordered to Series at HBO Max
Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s planned adaptation of the novel “Americanah” has received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max, Variety has learned.

HBO Max has given the limited series a 10-episode order. Nyong’o will star in the series, with Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner.

Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, “Americanah” tells the story of Ifemelu (Nyong’o), a young, beautiful, self-assured woman raised in Nigeria, who as a teenager falls in love with her classmate Obinze. Living in a military-ruled country, they each depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, where, despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London.

“‘Americanah’ has been
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Barry Jenkins, Richard Linklater, Steve McQueen, and More Pick the Best Film of the 21st Century

IndieWire recently named Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” the best movie of the decade, but what film would the writer-director name as the standout of the 21st Century? The answer can be found in a filmmaker survey published by The Guardian in which several of the world’s best working directors make their pick for the best movie of the 21st Century. For Jenkins, it’s Carlos Reygadas’ 2007 Cannes-winner “Silent Light.”

“The purest cinema,” Jenkins said of the film. “Thinking of it gives me the same feeling I had when the credits rolled on my first viewing of it over a decade ago. I wonder how many other films on this list were in competition at the 2007 Cannes? What an astounding year for cinema.”

Reygadas’ drama won the Jury Prize at Cannes and is indeed far from the only Cannes winner on the list. Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or winner “The Tree of Life
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Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: ‘Martin Eden’, ‘Murmur’, ‘How To Build A Girl’

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The Toronto Film Festival has awarded Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden with its Platform Prize as the festival winds down its 2019 edition. Several winners were announced Thursday during a ceremony at the Bisha Hotel including the Fipresci Prize for the Discovery program, awarded to Heather Young for Murmur, and the Fipresci Prize for the Special Presentations program won by Coky Giedroyc’s How to Build a Girl starring Beanie Feldstein.

Martin Eden, which Kino Lorber acquired for North America last week after its Venice Film Festival world premiere, is an adaptation of the 1909 Jack London novel about a young man (Luca Marinelli) trying to rise above his circumstances and become a member of the literary elite.

The pic was selected to receive the $20,000 Cad prize by a jury comprised of filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian and film critic Jessica Kiang.

“A politically and philosophically provocative story
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‘Little Monsters’ Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o Protects Kids From The Zombie Outbreak In Upcoming Hulu Film

Without question, Lupita Nyong’o is one of the best actresses around. This year alone, she’s proven that thanks to her stellar performance in the Jordan Peele film, “Us.” That doesn’t even take into account that in 2014, she won the Oscar for her work in the drama, “12 Years a Slave.” Needless to say, the fact that she’s one of the stars of “Little Monsters” is the main reason you’re likely to be interested in the film.

Continue reading ‘Little Monsters’ Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o Protects Kids From The Zombie Outbreak In Upcoming Hulu Film at The Playlist.
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Toronto Cancels Awards Ceremony, Will Announce Winners On Social Media

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The Toronto Film Festival will not be holding a formal awards ceremony this year, instead announcing winners of its Grolsch People’s Choice Award and juried competitions via Tiff’s social media channels.

The Grolsch has been an Oscar Best Picture bellwether in the past, with winners out of Tiff including Green Book, The King’s Speech, 12 Years a Slave and American Beauty (to name a few) going on to win the movie awards season’s top prize.

Toronto made the decision to announce the award recipients via press release and social media owing to the fact that by the festival’s 10th and final day, many filmmakers have left the city. “Capturing them on social media allows them to celebrate their Award and for audiences to share the moment.” a Tiff rep told Deadline.

In lieu of Toronto’s planned ceremony that had been set for Sunday, the
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