Film Festival Coverage – Official Schedule and Guest List Released for TIFF

One of the biggest film events of the year, and the biggest film event in Canada, is the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! So far it looks like it is going to be an amazing festival and a recently announced lineup revealed there are some highly anticipated films set to premiere.

Today there were some exciting new announcements made regarding the official schedule and the stars that will be attending the festival. The Toronto International Film Festival website has the official schedule available for you to download and read through here. On the first day of the festival, films such as Blue is The Warmest Colour, The Big Chill, Unbeatable, The Fifth Estate are premiering.

Entertainment Tonight Canada shared the exclusive guest list and announced who would be attending the prestigious  festival.  As it is every year, the TIFF Red Carpet is going to be absolutely star-studded. The guest list includes, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard, Alice Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zac Efron, Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, James Franco, Chris Hemsworth, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Emma Thompson, Mia Wasikowska, Daniel Radcliffe, and Owen Wilson.

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There will also be many directors, producers, and other production team members present at the festival to support their work. Some of the directors that are on the guest list include Atom Egoyan who directed Devil’s Knot and Jason Reitman who directed Labor Day. Paul Haggis will be attending to premiere his film Third Person and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will be there to premiere his documentary Made in America. In addition to these talented directors, Jason Bateman will be debuting Bad Words and Ralph Finnes will be unveiling The Invisible Woman. Denis Villeneuve will show his film Enemy, Steve McQueen has 12 Years A Slave already generating buzz, and Eli Roth will bring The Green Inferno. Finally, Bill Condon has claim to the opening spot of the festival for his highly awaited and controversial film, The Fifth Estate.

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Be sure to tune in for more exclusive coverage of TIFF! Are you looking forward to the festival? Are you surprised by this year’s guest list? Are you interested in seeing any of the films that will be premiering at the festival? 

Source: Entertainment Tonight Canada and TIFF.net

Universal Announces Release Dates for seven Films

Universal recently announced the official 2013 release dates for seven films, including Identity Thief, Kick-Ass 2, and Jurassic Park in 3D. 

Identity Thief is a comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and the release date was moved from May 10 to February 8, 2013. The studio also announced that Jurassic Park in 3D, which was going to be in theaters mid-July next year, will now open on April 5 and the romantic comedy About Time, starring Rachel McAdams and directed by Love Actually‘s Richard Curtis, will be released on May 10.

Universal also announced that the anticipated sequel, Kick-Ass 2, will be hitting theaters June 28, 2013, which means that the studio’s R.I.P.D. will be released on July 19 instead of its previous June 28 release date. R.I.P.D. has a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, and Jeff Bridges.

And finally the studio announced that the mob drama, 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg  will arrive on August 16. Once again, 47 Ronin, the release date for the Keanu Reeves samurai fantasy has been changed. It was originally going to be released in November 2012, then it was moved to February 2013, and now it set to be released Christmas Day, 2013.

Are you looking forward to any of these movies? Do any of these movies interest you?

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/08/15/kick-ass-2-jurassic-park-3d-release-date/