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

Official Trailer for “The Company You Keep”

Sony Pictures has officially released a trailer for Robert Redford’s next directorial endeavour, The Company You Keep. This film has a stellar cast that includes Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, Sma Elliot, Terrence Howard, Brit Marling, Chris Cooper, Jackie Evancho, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci, and Susan Sarandon.

Here is the official synopsis for the film (via Apple Movie Trailers):

Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant’s world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name.

Check out the trailer on Apple Movie Trailers.

Starting in September, The Company You Keep has been premiered at several film festivals, including the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.  The Hollywood Reporter actually did a review of the film after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, so if you are interested you can read that here. Personally, I think that it looks like an excellent film that would definitely be worth watching.

The Company You Keep will be theatrically released on April 5, 2013. Would you be interested in seeing this movie? What do you think of the amazing cast it has behind it? What do you think of this trailer?

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Sources: Apple Movie Trailers, The Hollywood Reporter, and IMDbPro

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596

First Look at “Cloud Atlas” – Trailer and Photos

A trailer and photos for Cloud Atlas have been released. This film, based off of David Mitchell’s novel of the same title, has three different director-screenwriters, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer. It has quite a strong cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Zun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.

Cloud Atlas looks at how our actions and the consequences of those actions impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. There is action, mystery and romance weaved through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. This film is set to hit theaters October 26, 2012.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/

And here is a link to an Entertainment Weekly article with some interesting photos from the film: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/

What do you think of the trailer and all of these photos? Are you looking forward to this film?

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Sources: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/ and http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/

Trailer MegaPost – “Soldiers of Fortune,” “Robot and Frank,” “Last Ride,” and “Hotel Transylvania”

It has been a while, but it is time for another Trailer MegaPost here on TrulyLuminary! I hope you enjoy these trailers and decide to share them with others!

1. Soldiers of Fortunehttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/soldiersoffortune/

The action and adventure film Soldiers of Fortune, is director Maxim Korostyshevsky’s directorial debut and it looks quite interesting. The cast includes Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell. Captain Craig McKenzie (Slater) is a former US special forces soldier and he is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience thrills of war. However, the mission ends up going horribly wrong, and the millionaires get more than they bargained for. This film is set to hit theaters August 3,2012.

2. Robot and Frankhttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/robotfrank/

Robot and Frank is a science fiction-comedy that was directed by Jake Schreier. This film has a very strong cast that includes Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, and Jeremy Strong. Frank (Langella) is a retired cat burglar and he has two grown kids who are concerned about his well-being because he is living alone. They consider placing him in a nursing home, but Frank’s son (Marsden) chooses a different option. He buys Frank a walking, talking robot that is programmed to help improve his physical and mental health. This movie is a hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friendship and family in some of the most unexpected places. Look for this film in theaters August 24,2012.

3. Last Ride – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/lastride/

Last Ride has a small cast that includes Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, and John Brumpton. In this Glendyn Ivin-directed drama , a desperate father (Weaving) takes his ten year old son (Russell) on the run after committing a violent crime. As they go on a journey into the desert and an unknown future, their relationship and their need to survive, causes them to battle the elements and each other. The son, Chook, eventually takes control, and the choice he makes has a devastating effect on their lives. This film was released in Australia in 2009, but will be released in North America June 29, 2012.

4. Hotel Transylvaniahttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hoteltransylvania/

This fun family Sony Pictures animation has a stellar voice cast including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, CeeLo Green, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Fran Drescher. Hotel Transylvania shares the story of Dracula (Sandler) and how he runs his monsters only resort, where monsters and their families can feel safe and are free to be the monsters they are without any humans around to disturb them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein (James) and his bride, the Mummy (Green), the Invisible Man (Spade), a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s (Gomez) 118th birthday. It ha never been any issue for Dracula to help and deal with all of fellow monsters at his hotel. However, things could change drastically when an ordinary guy (Sandberg) stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Prepare to go on a journey to Transylvania when this movie comes out September 28, 2012.

I hope you enjoyed all of these trailers! Leave comments below on which trailer was your favorite and which movie(s) you want to see in theaters!

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

“Arbitrage” – Trailer and Images

A trailer and photos have been released for the Nicholas Jarecki-directed thriller, Arbitrage. This film is the featuring-directing debut for Jarecki and it has a stellar cast starring in it. The cast includes Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, and Nate Parker.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arbitrage/

Arbitrage is a  thriller the deals with the themes of love, loyalty, and high finance. Robert Miller (Gere) is a New York hedge-fund entrepreneur and he seems to be the ideal example of success in American business and family life. But Miller is desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the truths of his fraud are revealed. Miller begins to have difficulties hiding his dishonesty from wife Ellen (Sarandon) and daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Marling). He is also balancing an affair with a French art-dealer Julie Cote (Casta). Just as he’s about to sale his troubled business, an unexpected error causes Miller to juggle family, business, and crime with the help of Jimmy Grant (Parker). A wrong turn leads to the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Miller has to confront the limits of his own morals.

Arbitrage is set to hit theaters September 14, 2012. Are you interested in seeing this film?

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arbitrage/