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  • 'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.

     'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.
    If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark. The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...
  • Toronto 2014: It's not OUR film festival, it's YOURS

    Toronto 2014: It's not OUR film festival, it's YOURS
    Acronymically known as TIFF, the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival begins today, and the first morning of this first day (I’m here for five of the 11) offers screenings of untested, unknown films, along with titles seen at Cannes, Sundance,...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
  • Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman to Star in Thriller 'Man Down' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman will star in the psychological thriller "Man Down," with shooting commencing Oct. 30 in New Orleans. The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the...
  • Toronto: Blue Ice Docs Acquires Canadian Rights to '50 Year Argument'

    Blue Ice Docs, the distribution and financing division of Blue Ice Group that specializes in nonfiction works, has nabbed Canuck rights to Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's "The 50 Year Argument" in advance of its Canadian premiere next week at the...
  • Toronto: Judy Cairo Heads Back to Fest With 'Boychoir'

    During the height of the recession, producer Judy Cairo managed to break into the feature film business with a smallish indie called "Crazy Heart" through her Informant Media banner. Since "Crazy Heart" became a major hit with Oscars for lead actor...
  • Toronto: First Photo of Animated 'The Prophet' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Prophet" has been selected for an invite-only event, which TIFF's Advancement Unit hosts every year called the Power of Film, a reception for filmmakers, youth, government officials, donors and other special guests. Mustafa, a local poet, will be...
  • Toronto: New Hot Restaurants Pepper the Fest Scene

    The sophistication and diversity of Toronto eateries and bars is well-known among festivalgoers. Here are some new and updated spots to eat, greet and deal during the festival. Bosk Bar and Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Meet in a well-lit and...
  • Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman set for thriller 'Man Down'

    Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman set for thriller 'Man Down'
    Shia LaBeouf and Gary Oldman have been grabbing attention lately via their off-screen exploits — the former with erratic behavior, the latter with provocative comments — but now the two are set to get back to work, starring alongside Kate Mara...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: Furious Facebook Activity Drives 'Fast 7' to Top While 'St. Vincent' Rides TIFF Wave

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • EOne Inks Digital Distribution Pact with Vimeo for Robin Williams 'Merry Friggin' Christmas,' Other Titles

    Entertainment One Films U.S. signed a distribution agreement with digital-video site Vimeo covering day-and-date release of four fall features -- including "A Merry Friggin' Christmas," starring the late Robin Williams -- as well as ongoing releases...