Anthony Hopkins carries hefty burden in ’The Two Popes’ (TIFF review)
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce deliver a hefty and gripping portrait of two popes with extreme opposite world views. — When Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) stepped down in 2013 it was a big surprise to many. But some people were aware for a long time, especially Pope Benedict himself.
'The Two Popes' trailer
Sound of Metal (TIFF review)
‘Sound of Metal’ is Riz Ahmed’s subtle take on a drummer losing his hearing and joining the deaf community. — When we first meet Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is drumming as if his life depends on it. With his girlfriend he has a two-man band touring in an old bus they live and sleep in as well.
'Coming 2 America': Eddie Murphy Confirms Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate Are Returning
Jackson Heights very own is returning in 2020.... — Yes, you read the headline correctly. Eddie Murphy is getting the band back together for Paramount's Coming to America sequel!
The 2012 male stripper drama “Magic Mike” made women go crazy for Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey (who actually won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance). Now it’s the ladies’ turn to take center stage with “Hustlers”. Can this movie make men go gaga watching Constance Wu, Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez (who’s receiving Best Supporting Actress buzz) bump and grind as “dancers” just trying to make a living?
M. Night Shyamalan to write and direct two new films set for 2021 and 2023
The man who was once pegged the next Spielberg has two new thrillers coming in 2021 and 2023. — M. Night Shyamalan has inked a deal to write and direct two new films in collaboration with Universal Pictures.
Helen Mirren poised to get behind the wheel in 'Fast and Furious 9'?
After joining the “Fast and Furious” family in 2017’s Fate of the Furious, it appears Helen Mirren will finally get to fulfill her wish in 2020’s Fast and Furious 9.
'The Goldfinch' Review
Director John Crowley’s follow-up to the lovely, heartbreaking 2015 romance “Brooklyn” is an ambitious one. “The Goldfinch” is based on author Donna Tartt’s nearly 800-page, 2013 novel that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
James Gunn Reveals 'The Suicide Squad' Cast
James Gunn tweeted out the cast for his upcoming film The Suicide Squad. The photo featured 24 stars. — The casting rumors for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad have been bonkers. Now we finally have confirmation on what the cast will officially look like and it's incredible.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Departs Apple's Board of Directors
Bob Iger has resigned from the Apple board as the company shifts into becoming a player in Hollywood. — Iger's resignation is coming just a couple of months before both companies launch their own streaming services. Iger actually resigned on September 10 according to an SEC filing. That was the same day Apple announced the launch date and price for AppleTV Plus. Apple TV Plus will launch on November 1 and cost $5 a month.
Walt Disney Studios Teams with Microsoft to Make Movies in the Cloud
Walt Disney Studios and Microsoft are teaming up to develop a ‘scene-to-screen’ content workflows. Disney will be using the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft will be a Disney Studios StudioLAB (an innovation incubator) innovation partner.
James Mangold’s ‘Ford v Ferrari’ is an exhilarating classic ride (TIFF review)
Director James Mangold (‘Logan’) delivers the best racing movie since Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ (2013) and in some ways surpasses it too. — The film follows Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they prepare to beat Ferrari at the 1966 classic 24 Hours of Le Mans.
'Waves' is a heart-wrenching film about two young couples dealing with life's unexpected turn of events (TIFF review)
‘It Comes at Night’ director Trey Edward Shults joins A24 for another hard-hitting stylish drama about two connected couples who deal with the cards they’ve been dealt in life.
Hailee Steinfeld in talks to star in Disney Plus "Hawkeye" series
Hailee Steinfeld is headed to the MCU! — The 22 year-old Oscar nominated actress has been offered the lead role in Disney Plus’ ‘HAWKEYE’.
Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson bring some wildly conflicting emotions in ‘Jojo Rabbit’ (TIFF review)
It’s easy to see why Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ landed on the Black List (of best scripts never made) in 2012, a story about a young German boy in the Hitlerjugend and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. But Charlie Chaplin made ’The Great Dictator’ in 1940, during WWII, and there have been comedies about it ever since.
'It: Chapter Two' Review
IT’s only been two years (though it feels longer) since the first half of the latest take on Stephen King’s “It” was released. “It Chapter Two” shifts the story ahead 27 years. King and returning director Andy Muschietti certainly aren’t clowning around when it comes to the time jump.
Hugo Weaving has to deal with his past and future in the confronting drama ’Hearts and Bones’ (TIFF review)
Documentary filmmaker Ben Lawrence’s first feature takes a deep look into a war photographer’s history and future, played by the always captivating Hugo Weaving.
'Hearts and Bones' trailer
Pelican Blood (TIFF review)
Nina Hoss carries this German film about a mother’s unconditional love for her non-biological daughter. — Wiebke (Nina Hoss) has a good life as a single mother of Nicolina. She spends her days training police horses, and she's good at it, taming even the most difficult animals.
Takashi Miike is back to his old yakuza tricks in the exhilarating ’First Love’ (TIFF review)
Leo is a young boxer in Tokyo. In an important fight he suddenly goes down without taking a big hit. And after having a brain scan the doctor tells Leo he has a tumor that will be impossible to remove. His life is over, and Leo is devastated.