Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are long time paramedics and best friends in New Orleans. They have been through a lot together and look out for one another. But things are starting to get strange in the city once the pair discover that a number of their calls involve a new street drug called SYNCHRONIC.
There is a lot to unpack after watching SYNCHRONIC, but the beauty of it all lies in its unpredictability and how Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead mash together genres and styles on a dime. They all work together masterfully in unison, creating a thrilling experience that becomes exceptionally more breathless as it moves from scene to scene. The stylistic choices here are fantastic and unique, and the way some of these scenes have been composed and shot is rather remarkable. It may be a dark and gritty film, but it sure looks beautiful. Dornan is great, but Mackie is even better, giving one of the most layered and nuanced performances of his career. I just wish the Film did not spend so much time setting up the world and the stakes. It takes away from the wild chaos that ensnares the second-half!
SYNCHRONIC screens during TIFF at the following times:
Saturday September 7, 3:00pm @ Ryerson Theatre [World Premiere]
Monday September 9, 5:00pm @ Scotiabank Theatre
Friday September 13, 6:00pm @ Ryerson Theatre
This Biopic follows Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart) in a particular time in her life: in the late 60s and early 70s as she has become a target of the FBI’s due to her support and contributions to the Black Panther Movement.
Usually Biopics tell a story of the entire life of their subjects, however, this screenplay focuses on a short moment and succeeds in displaying who she was. Within this is a story of a woman who stood up and aligned herself with what she knew was right: equality. Stewart is the heart of the Film and completely merges into Seberg. The audience sees Seberg as a fiery presence in the beginning, but slowly she unhinges due to the horrible things the FBI was targeting her with. And Stewart is there unraveling Jean’s inner psyche with empathetic vulnerability.
Seberg screens at TIFF on Sat, Sep 7 at Ryerson Theatre at 6 PM, Mon, Sep 9 at 11:45 PM, and Sat, Sep 14 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 6:15 PM.
Well, this will get your heart racing! The Trailer for Netflix‘s POINT BLANK has just surfaced. The Feature Film stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo. We’re in love already.
When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. A gritty, action-packed thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo only on NetflixJuly 12, 2019.
See the Trailer:
Netflix Canada stream POINT BLANKFriday, July 12, 2019.
BLACK MIRROR‘s fifth season is about to stream and the Anthology series is more star-studded than ever. Featured this season are Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport and Ludi Lin.
Synopsis: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
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BLACK MIRROR streams on NetflixWednesday, June 5, 2019.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to an Advance Screening of TIFF ’18 selection, THE HATE U GIVE!
Screening takes place in:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
MONTREAL – ENGLISH
Wednesday, October 10
Cinema Banque Scotia
MONTREAL – FRENCH
Wednesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 10
Synopsis: Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) attends a private prep school with mostly white kids, but lives in a poor, black neighborhood. One night, her best friend Khalil (Algee Smith) drives her home from a party and they’re stopped by police. Khalil is told to get out of the car and when he does, the cop shoots him dead. Shocked and horrified, Starr doesn’t know what to do. Her family always tries to avoid the police, who always seem to be targetting black people.
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20th Century Fox Canada release THE HATE U GIVE Friday, October 19, 2018.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to take Readers to see DETROIT on Monday, July 31, 2017. Screenings take place in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.
From the Academy Award®-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67.
Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith and John Krasinski.
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Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win TRIPLE 9 on DVD!
When a bank-robbing crew of corrupt cops and ex-Special Forces soldiers is forced to attempt a nearly impossible heist for a ruthless mobster, they decide their only hope of survival is to distract the entire Atlanta police force with a “999” — cop code for “officer down.” TRIPLE 9 is an action-packed thriller starring Oscar®-nominees Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck, along with Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Anthony Mackie.
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Elevation Pictures release TRIPLE 9 on Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
You’re probably already a fan of Anthony Mackie and don’t even know it. The talented veteran on screen and stage has built a career of acclaim starring in a litany of high-profile productions. If you’ve seen Million Dollar Baby, We Are Marshall, Half Nelson, The Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau or Pain & Gain, you’ve already likely admired his work. The Louisiana-born star however would go on to best be known for his work as Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Marvel Universe.
A snow storm alert couldn’t stop the personable Mackie from making his way to Toronto to promote his latest effort, TRIPLE 9, directed by John Hillcoat. The star-studded Action-Thriller stars the likes of Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more. It tells a story of moral-fluidity and corruption as a group of Police Officers and criminals band to perform two high-risk heists tasked by the Russian mafia. Mackie plays corrupt police officer Marcus Atwood, whose life is put on the line to complete the mission. As an indicator of Mackie‘s fun demeanour, he joked to photographers, “Hold on, I gotta adjust my ‘junk’!” before posing for cameras.
Our David Baldwin and Justin Waldman chat with Mackie tonight at the Scotiabank Theatre Red Carpet Premiere of TRIPLE 9. The weather would not stop dedicated fans who lined the fan pit at the venue in hopes of a Selfie with the star.
David: “What drew you to the script?”
Anthony: “Really, I just wanted to work with John. When I read the script I was really intrigued by the idea of this character and his different levels of complexity. I find a lot of the time when you’re not the lead character, you get one-note characters. The script was really well-written and the characters all get their own moment and most of the time you don’t get that.”
David: “Your character is the most morally-ambiguous one in Triple 9. Is he good or is he bad? In the middle of the Movie, he has second thoughts.”
Anthony: “I think that’s great. You go into Movie seeing the character in one way and by the end of it you realize a completely different person was in the Movie. When you see this type of a character, you go on a journey. You buy into who he is.”.
David: “Tell me what it was like working with this Powerhouse Cast.”.
Anthony: “It was fun. It was easy. It is great when you work with actors if they are gonna show up and do the work. They just do the work. So you gotta make sure you’re on your A-Game.”.
Justin: “When are you going to become Captain America?”.
Anthony: “Sh*t, I don’t know!” (laughs)
See our Chat:
See the Red-Band NSFW Trailer:
Mackie grabbed our Cell Phone and took the perfect Selfie of Team Mr. Will! You must see it!
Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want to take you to see the action-packed TRIPLE 9. Screenings take place in Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and Halifax Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and those in Toronto are in for a big treat with a Red Carpet screening just for you!
Synopsis: TRIPLE 9 is an action-packed thriller starring Oscar®-nominees Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck, along with Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Anthony Mackie. Directed by John Hillcoat (“Lawless”).
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Five winners will be picked from across Canada to win an ultra-rare TRIPLE 9 Prize Pack including and official Pens and Toques!
Elevation Pictures release TRIPLE 9 on Friday, February 26, 2016, subject to classification.
It absolutely is our favourite time of the year again and announced this morning is the official list of Talent coming to Toronto for TIFF ’14! We look forward to seeing plenty of returning names – some just here last year like the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet – and also plenty of Stars from years past making their way back here once more!
Among the names attending TIFF ’14 this year include:
Jon Stewart, Martin Scorcese, Richard Gere, Andrew Garfield, Viggo Mortensen, Gael Garcia Bernal, James Franco, Jane Fonda, Chloë Moretz, Brit Marling, Laura Dern, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vanessa Redgrave, Vera Farmiga, Al Pacino, Tina Fey, Haley Joel Osment, Robert Pattinson, Ansel Elgort, Alice Eve, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Dax Sheppard, Robert Duvall, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Hailee Steinfield, Justin Chatwin, Method Man, Jennifer Connelly, Bobby Cannavale, Kuoth Wiel, Cassie Williams, Danny Webb, Dominic West, Jung Woo-Sung, John Boylan, Sam Worthington, Tye Sheridan, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Connie Britton, Reese Witherspoon, Evan Bird, Zhao Wei, Han Ye-Ri, Melissa Benoist, Haley Bennett, Sonja Bennett, John Travolta, Julianne Moore, Isaach De Bankolé, Dan Stevens, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Xavier Dolan, Peter Stormare, Ben Schnetzer, Abigail Spencer, Ellen Barkin, Bill Pullman, Charlotte Aubin, Kate Winslet, Ryan Reynolds, Rene Russo, Roger Waters, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Loreto Aravena, Tobey Maguire, Aubrey Plaza, Tobey Maguire, Gemma Arterton, Juliette Binoche, Zhang Yimou, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kristen Wiig, Adam Sandler, Rose Byrne, Channing Tatum, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Ruffalo, Bill Murray, Daniel Barber, Liam Aiken, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, Richard LaGravenese, Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Anna Kendrick, Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, John Cusack, Benedict Cumberbatch, Octavia Spencer, Keira Knightley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson, J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Priyanka Chopra, Daniel Bruhl, Michael Winterbottom, Justin Chon, Steve Carell, Gong Li, Hayden Christensen, Tory Kittles, Jordana Brewster, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Lone Scherfig, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Paul Bettany, Daniel Barnz, Noah Baumbach, Barry Avrich, Jennifer Aniston, Akon, Nick Kroll, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener, Greta Gerwig, Omar Sy Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Kevin Smith, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Faye Marsay, Bill Nighy, Justin Long, Christopher Plummer, Marton Csokas, David Cronenberg, Sarah Gadon, Tom Schilling, Tom Hardy and more!
TIFF also will be hosting a series of In-Conversations-With as part of their Mavericks Programme. Joining-in are the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Jon Stewart, Dan Savage, Julie Taymor and several more!
As is the case always, it’s sometimes not just who’s coming – it’s who they’re bringing. Don’t be surprised if Jennifer Garner brings Husband Ben Affleck along and be warned if Andrew Garfield brings Emma Stone along!
Who’s on our list of Must-Meets? Plenty! We hope finally to get a positive moment with Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet! Excited about Martin Scorcese, J.K. Simmons, Bobby Cannavale, Miles Teller, Corey Stoll, Tobey Maguire, Rose Byrne, Michael Douglas and newer names like Max Irons and Douglas Booth, that’s for sure. And did we read TINA FEY!?!? Finally! AND WHERE IS TOM HARDY?!?!
The list is always subject to surprise and no-shows as we know all too well!