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  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Toronto: Jennifer Aniston Loses the Makeup for Gritty 'Cake'

    "Cake," which world premieres on Monday afternoon at the Toronto Film Festival, features a breakthrough performance from Jennifer Aniston as a 40-something woman who suffers from chronic pain. To inhabit the character, Aniston went through an arduous...
  • Toronto: Docs Soar Into Spotlight As Fest Hits Working Week

    While red-carpet preems and celeb parades aren't stopping anytime soon, the close of Toronto's opening weekend brings a mood shift that widens the spotlight for festival docs and related biz. "Sunshine Superman," Marah Strauch's portrait of BASE-...
  • On Movies: Looking north, to Toronto Film Festival

    Is Reese Witherspoon this year's Matthew McConaughey? That is, a familiar face from formula-froth rom-coms and packaged studio product who opts to return to the kind of smaller-budget, character-driven fare that launched said career, and who uses the...
  • Toronto Film Fest Market Faces Challenges With Platform Changes, Global Politics

    Sellers at this week's Toronto Film Festival hope to ride the wave of Cannes and Sundance, which saw a healthy number of deals close earlier in the year. But by no means does that suggest that the movie business is in full recovery. "The market is bigger...
  • Chief Charlie Beck talks about perfecting the LAPD

    Chief Charlie Beck talks about perfecting the LAPD
    That TV-friendly phrase "top cop"? It doesn't begin to describe Charlie Beck's job as the chief of the LAPD. Just how much the job entails became clear during the application process for his second five-year term. He's a lawman, yes, but also a diplomat,...
  • TV picks for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

    The fall TV season starts in a month and darned if you can't tell it by the near complete absence of interesting television available to us. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7 p.m., PBS: They could...
  • Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend. Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar...
  • TIFF 2014: Chris Rock rates big laughs in 'Top Five'

    TIFF 2014: Chris Rock rates big laughs in 'Top Five'
    Before the world premiere of “Top Five,” the new film written by, directed by and starring Chris Rock, there was a feel of real energy in the room at Toronto’s Princess of Wales theaters Saturday night. It was the expectant energy one...
  • Toronto: Sierra/Affinity Promotes Jonathan Kier to President of Sales and Distribution

    Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jonathan Kier to president of sales and distribution, three years after coming on board the sales/financing banner as an exec VP. The promotion was announced Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival. Kier will continue selling...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Top Five'

    "Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts ("Head of State," "I...
  • Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Sparking Bidding Wars in Toronto

    Lionsgate, CBS Films and Relativity are among the studios vying for Chris Rock's "Top Five" after the comedy received an enthusiastic reception at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend, according to four individuals with knowledge of the bidding. Sony...