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This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.
Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs. Get More »
Berry might seem to have it all: ageless beauty, one adorable daughter, an Oscar and a nice little engagement bauble from French actor Olivier Martinez. But, when it comes to affairs of the heart, she's just another girl (cue the "Notting Hill" references).
The twice-divorced beauty queen-turned-actress' most recent split — from model Gabriel Aubry, the father of her daughter Nahla — was made into quite a media spectacle indeed, and she still seems to be a little bitter about the harsh lessons life's dealt her in the romantic arena. Get More »
"Matrix" directors Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with "Run Lola Run" filmmaker Tom Tykwer, have crafted a big, tasty slice of WTF pie in the form of their new movie epic "Cloud Atlas." The film breaks boundaries both in its narrative (interweaving six separate stories of different genres) and through its performers (the actors play multiple roles of different age, race and gender), all the while somehow remaining not just coherent but wildly entertaining. Who'd a thunk it?
While the end credits reveal who played which characters — leading to some audible gasps from the audience — we thought we'd fill you in on just who each of these actors appear as and how much Silly Putty was applied to achieve this.
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Notoriously private writer, director and producer Lana Wachowski — formerly known as Larry Wachowski of the Wachowski Brothers filmmaking team — emerged from hiding this weekend to give an acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign's annual Visibility Award and wowed the film world with a brave, emotional account of life before her transgender transformation.
The "Cloud Atlas" helmer, who underwent transformation operations following the release of "Speed Racer" in 2008, talked frankly about moments through her life, even recently, when her gender identity issues left her feeling isolated, alone and once very near to committing suicide by jumping in front of a train.
[From Film.com] Matt Zaller is a comedian. He has a girlfriend. His girlfriend has an apartment. And we have a show.
In this episode of "Matt's Apartment Show" — or "Matt Zaller's Girlfriend's Apartment's Movie-Related Show," if you're not busy — Matt solicits the help of a meteorologist to understand the new movie "Cloud Atlas." Well, a former meteorologist. Who loves movies.
"Cloud Atlas" is a centuries-spanning sci-fi adventure in which the concepts of cause and effect, destiny and fate are explored through the journeys of what might be the many different incarnations of the same souls throughout history, played by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and many, many others — and often under a ton of makeup.
You know that "Cloud Atlas" must be something special when the usually completely press-shy Wachowskis have actually come forth to talk about their latest astonishing creation, which will be unveiled in theaters on Oct. 26.
Such an epic film deserves an epic giveaway, so we're including prizes that will bring joy and inspiration through the generations. Two lucky winners will take home these "Cloud Atlas" treasures that focus on the written word, the sounds of music and even the shirt on your back as you embark on your own life (lives?) journey. Get More »
We've bid farewell to the Great White North for another year — yup, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival is officially over. In years past, Oscar winners like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" made their international debuts at TIFF. With that in mind, we took in every screening our schedules allowed, looking for the Next Big Thing of this year.
We narrowed the Best of Fest list to 15; They may not be the Oscar nominees of 2013 — though we'd bet cash money some of them are — but they'll be among the best movies you'll see for yourself this year. -- By Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff Get More »
With films like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can't wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off.
So, how did they fare? Well, here's what the reviewers from our sister site, Film.com, had to say... Get More »
As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.
As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »
As the autumnal leaves cover the streets and the birds fly south, a gust of wind blows a whole slew of promising new movies into our local multiplex.
While the summer is all about sound and fury, the fall has dark dramas and Oscar caliber performances dominating the cinematic landscape. Come in from the cold for these highly promising 30 movies, ranked in order of anticipation, which promise to get a warm reception. Get More »