Hot documentaries, reboots of classic horror franchises, plenty of politics, and of course Oscar-bait galas will be served up at this week's Toronto International Film Festival. More than 300 feature and short films from 74 countries -- 31,300 minutes of film in total -- will be screened at the 43rd TIFF, the biggest film festival in North America, which opens Thursday and runs through September 16. The event is crucial for Oscar-conscious studios and distributors, attracting hundreds of filmmakers and actors to Canada's largest city. Big names set to make an appearance on the festival's 1,108 feet (338 meters) of red carpet include Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Penelope Cruz, Drake, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford, Chris Pine and Hilary Swank. Several directors will also make their English-language debuts, including Xavier Dolan with his much-anticipated "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan." Meanwhile Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, who earned an Oscar for the 2017 film "A … [Read more...] about Docs, horror classics and politics dominate Toronto film fest
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DISNEY's 2019 deadline for removing its movies from Netflix is fast approaching, so you better start binge-watching Marvel and Star Wars films before they're all gone. Not to mention Pixar and Disney's own blockbuster animations. Now a new report claims that Ant-Man and the Wasp – the sequel to the 2015 superhero hit – will be the last Marvel movie to land on Netflix, after it does the rounds at cinemas, as Disney takes back its film properties for its upcoming streaming service – details on which are scarce. What we do know is that "Disneyflix", as some insiders have dubbed it, will include the media giant's Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Marvel, Pixar, and Disney movies, along with original shows and productions based on its uber-successful franchises. It will also be stocked with shows from Disney's TV channels and the ABC network (home to Modern Family, The Bachelor, and Grey's Anatomy). The Netflix-style Disney originals will include a live-action … [Read more...] about Disney gutting Netflix – New Ant-Man movie will be last Marvel film to stream on Netflix as Disney purge looms
GEMMA Collins has shared behind the scenes photos from her new job on Netflix show Orange Is the New Black. The Towie star, 37, flew to New York to the set of the Litchfield prison and dressed in a jazzy orange boiler suit to mingle with the hit show's leading stars. Excited Gemma teased beside a gallery of snaps on Instagram: "I just couldn’t believe it when I got the call to do this .... "what an honour it was to be flown to NYC and to film with @netflix and the OITNB cast it really was a pivotal turning point in my career and life and the GC toaster available soon" The Essex native also shared a photo of herself standing by a police line-up board with the words "We're not in Essex anymore" in bold. She captioned the snap: "Orange has always been my favourite colour ... tbc" Adrienne C. Moore and Uzo Aduba stare up at Gemma Collins who seems to be giving them a lecture Fans hoped Gemma had nabbed a cameo in the popular show. However, The Towie legend has starred … [Read more...] about Gemma Collins makes her US TV debut with guest appearance in Orange Is The New Black ad
CATHERINE Zeta-Jones is a world famous name - thanks to her career as a Hollywood star. But how did she become famous? And what are her biggest movies? Here's what we know.... Who is Catherine Zeta Jones? What is her background? Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE 48, was born September 25, 1969 and is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Catherine aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End productions of the musicals Annie and Bugsy Malone. She studied musical theatre at the Arts Educational Schools, London, and made her stage breakthrough with a leading role in a 1987 production of 42nd Street. Catherine shot to fame in 1991 when she starred in The Darling Buds of May alongside David Jason. After this she headed for Hollywood and the rest is history. Catherine made her return to the small screen earlier this year in BBC drama Feud. What are Catherine Zeta-Jones' biggest movies? Catherine has become the darling of Hollywood since her … [Read more...] about How old is Catherine Zeta-Jones, what are her biggest films, when did she and Michael Douglas marry and how many children does she have?
Chato Galante, who was stripped of his youth in the prison cells and torture rooms of Franco’s Spain, likes to joke that he is an “unrepentant optimist”. He has had to be. Almost half a century has passed since he was beaten and jailed for his efforts to fight the dictatorship, but he remains confident that justice will be done, that his torturers will answer publicly for their crimes and that his convictions will be overturned. Equally optimistic is Paqui Maqueda. Sooner or later, she says, Spain will find the courage to confront the Franco years and their insidious legacy. Perhaps then she will establish what happened to her elder brother, who is thought to have been one of the thousands of children secretly and systematically stolen from their mothers at birth to be placed with less “degenerate” families. Galante and Maqueda’s stories feature in an award-winning documentary due to be shown at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday that examines the … [Read more...] about Franco’s cruel legacy: the film that wants to stop Spain forgetting