Posts Tagged ‘Antonio Banderas’

This week’s releases include: a striking history of film; a superhero calamity; an alliance of physical traits; a delightful animation; a tale at sea; and a paralyzed DJ who has faith forced upon him. (more…)


A scene from HaywireRecent years have brought several films featuring tough, female protagonists that out match their male opponents in every contest, whether they faceoff physically or mentally. Stars of this action subgenre have included Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich. But the vicious fight scenes in Haywire show former MMA fighter Gina Carano could match, and maybe even take, the best of them (at least physically). (more…)

This week’s releases include: a journey through a boy’s imagination; a terrifying situation; a family of secret agents; a muscular warrior adventure; a fact or fiction mystery; a cop’s dilemma; two features by a historic director; a twin performance; a family turned upside down; the end to a decade’s long journey; an ‘80s buddy picture; an immoral life path; a quest for morality; a reluctant father embraces his children; and a journey through the past to recover the present. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a demonstration of the survival of the fittest; the true story of daring journalists; a cop that doesn’t play by the rules; a future that must confront its violent past; the defeat of a terrorist hijacking; a sequel to a contemporized Grimm fairy tale; an overdramatic love story; the anthropomorphising of a Labrador retriever; a teenager’s date with his dream woman; a couple of Muppets adventures; a unique take on the vampire; and an explosive story of revenge. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a few acclaimed tough guys don dresses; a dramatic glimpse at life; a crew of green recruits are thrown into the deep end; the adventures of a man and his orangutan; an animated recount of the making of a superhero;  an iconic musical about protesting the Vietnam War; a Korean cop thriller; the unique union of four real-life brothers in one film; a documentary about Earth’s “lost world”; a buddy film; Martin Scorsese’s musical tribute to the Big Apple; an unrated, steamy love story; a hardened man can’t fight his instincts; the untold story of black men in a western; a modern take on the Robin Hood legend; a collection of all the Superman films; a look at how the age of Blackberrys informs our love lives; a western starring legendary screen icons; and a star-studded Western double-bill. (more…)

The Toronto International Film Festival revealed five more high-profile films that will screen at this year’s event, which takes place September 4 through 13.

Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married will make its North American premiere via a Gala presentation. Anne Hathaway stars as the wisecracking Kym, who returns home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), bringing a long history of personal crisis and family conflict along with her.

The world premiere of Richard Eyre’s The Other Man will also receive the Gala treatment. The Notes on a Scandal director’s new picture tells the story of Peter (Liam Neeson) who discovers that his wife Lisa (Laura Linney) has been receiving emails and mobile messages from Ralph (Antonio Banderas), a man he never knew existed.

Organizers also unveiled three Special Presentations: Ed Harris’ world premiere Appaloosa stars Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons and Renée Zellweger in the Old West territory of New Mexico; Anne Fontaine’s North American premiere La Fille de Monaco about a brilliant and neurotic attorney (Fabrice Luchini) who goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal; and Philippe Claudel’s North American premiere I’ve Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime), starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein as two sisters reunited 15 years after a violent separation.

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