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    TIFF Review: Chest-Beating LAPD Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' Is Clichéd & Monotonous

    Like "Harsh Times" before it, police drama "End of Watch" conflates realism with sensationalism. In fact, writer/director David Ayer sustains an abrasive tone throughout "End of Watch" in a number of ways. Firstly, Ayer gives his buddy cop drama a cheap kind of imm...

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    First Look At Jessica Chastain & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Horror 'Mama'

    If short filmmakers have a best case scenario in their minds when they set out to make something, then director Andres Muschietti may have just achieved it. After premiering his short film, “Mama,” to near-unanimous praise during festivals the past few years, the young filmmaker was chosen by Guille...

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    Tom Wilkinson To Investigate A 'Felony,' David Thewlis Joins 'Red 2,' 'Artist' Director Michel Hazavanicius Takes Acting Role

    As in demand as he is right now, something that Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is only going to cement, Joel Edgerton seems intent on marching to the beat of his own drum. So for his next film, rather than taking the Hollywood dime, he's working on thriller "Felony," based on his own script, a...

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    Rosamund Pike & Christopher Plummer Join Simon Pegg In 'Hector And The Search For Happiness'

    We may be finally getting some more (and hugely exciting) casting update on Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s “The World’s End,” but for a while the only other name confirmed was Rosamund Pike (“Die Another Day,” “Jack Reacher”). Well, Pike must have got the Simon Pegg bug because she’ll be ...

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    Toronto 2012: China's 'Dangerous Liaisons' Goes to Well Go USA

    Well Go USA has acquired North American rights to the Mandarin-language "Dangerous Liasons" starring Ziyi Zhang. The Chinese production will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival September 10. 

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    First Look Footage From Sudz Sutherland's Indie Deportation Drama 'Home Again' (TIFF Premiere)

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

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    Preview 'Central Park Tale' ('West Side Story' Retold As Animated Hip-Hop Feature Starring Squirrels)

    This could be really interesting, and I'd support it.

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    Toronto 2012: OMG! New P&A Fund Outsource Media Group Buys North American Rights for 'Great Expectations'

    A new funding company with a great acronym, Outsource Media Group, has bought all North American rights to the Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" in advance of its world premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter...

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    Confirmed! Sanaa Lathan Will Star In Poker Drama 'All In' From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

    First, recapping what Tambay wrote about this 3 days ago:

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    108 Media, Paladin Take North American Rights To Michel Gondry's Bronx Tale 'The We & The I'

    108 Media and Paladin have picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film is making its North American screening debut.

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