From the Writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman, comes I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. The Psychological Thriller is based on the acclaimed Novel by Canadian Writer Iain Reid. The Film Adaptation starring Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette and David Thewlis arrives on Netflix this week.
To celebrate its release, we are giving Canadian Readers a chance to win a copy of the Bestseller on which it is based.
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From the brilliant mind of Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) comes this new Trailer for I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS!
Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world. An exploration of regret, longing and the fragility of the human spirit, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is directed and written by Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). Inspired by Iain Reid’s bestselling namesake novel.
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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS streams on Netflix Friday, September 4, 2020.
After raves at Sundance, DREAM HORSE will see a Canadian release! We loved the Documentary DARK HORSE so much and are thrilled to see it all again in this Adaptation of the Film starring Toni Collette!
Synopsis: DREAM HORSE tells the true story of Jan Vokes, (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette) a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a racehorse. She persuades her neighbors and friends to contribute financially to the goal. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship.
In the attempt to find meaning in her life, Jan (Toni Collette), breeds a racehorse in her tiny Welsh town and enters him in once race after another.
This is a hilarious and heart-warming underdog story filled with quintessential British humour. Although the story is quite conventional it’s the way Horse Racing is presented and the brilliant performance from Collette that separates it from the rest. Overall, Director Euros Lyn brings Jan’s true story to the screen in an entertaining and heartfelt way.
Dream Horse screens at Sundance on Fri, Jan. 24th at 8 PM at Rose Wagner Center, Sat, Jan. 25th at 12 PM at The Ray Theatre, Thurs, Jan. 30th at 9 AM at Temple Theatre, Fri, Jan. 31st at 9:30 PM at Rose Wagner Center, and Sat, Feb. 1st at Temple Theatre.
Mongrel Media x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see KNIVES OUT on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the following cities:
TORONTO // Cineplex Yonge & Dundas
VANCOUVER // Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
MONTREAL (ENGLISH) // Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
MONTREAL (FRENCH) // Starcite Montreal
CALGARY // Scotiabank Chinook
EDMONTON // Scotiabank Edmonton
WINNIPEG // Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg
HALIFAX // Scotiabank Halifax
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey(Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a fun, witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
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Also a joy chatting again with CP24‘s Kelly Linehan this morning! Thanks for tuning-in!
Informative and fun segment Will!! We’re on Festival Street tonight and off to a film tomorrow. Hope to see you around town Handsome! You’re always in the heart of all the media excitement. pic.twitter.com/SIZEnlLlxL
It is a rather innocuous quote, but one that perfectly describes the aura around Ari Aster’s critically-acclaimed Film Hereditary. The first-time feature Writer/Director has received unanimous praise out of both Sundance and SXSW for his Tale of a grieving family who, in the wake of their matriarch’s death, discover nightmarish secrets relating to their ancestry. Aster presented the Film at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Wednesday evening – the first Canadian public screening – and followed with a Q&A with the George Stroumboulopoulos.
And when your Film is being touted on posters as the “scariest Film since The Exorcist”, you know the audience is in for something special.
The less said about the shocks and surprises found within Hereditary, the better. For Aster, he just wanted to “make a Movie about grief and trauma.” But having watched various Oscar-type movies during his schooling at AFI and Sundance, he knew he had to make something more unique and outside the box: “It’s in me to see [those kinds of movies] and think, what’s the worst thing I can do here?” He doubled down by suggesting the whole point of Hereditary was to “make a Film that didn’t let people off the hook” for what they were involved with, suggesting not so-subtly that “everything that’s coming is inevitable.”
Another important element of Aster’s discussion with Strombo was regarding the Film’s Sound Design. Much of the sounds came directly off the pages of Aster’s Script, but his Sound Team was determined to use them in radically different ways. “We played a lot with using different speakers,” Aster says, using them to express not just the sounds on-screen, but the different emotions and feelings of the characters. He stressed that some effects – including mouth clicking that becomes progressively more horrifying – were designed to be “played in different parts of the room” at all times. As Aster recalled, listening on a conventional stereo system completely ruined the terrifying effects he was going for (and in turn, Colin Stetson’s enigmatic Score), remarking that he “wanted this sub base thing that you feel in your guts more than you hear it.”
But no matter where the conversation went (including a brief mention of how proud he was of Lead Actress Toni Collette’s “kamikaze” performance), Aster kept circling back to the feeling he was trying to evoke through every twisted frame of Hereditary. “I wanted to test your patience,” he told the packed audience, noting that “As the [characters] were suffering, the Movie is smiling.” And while he describes the Film as “sinister” and “mean-spirited”, he continues to be both shocked and delighted at the acclaim the Film keeps receiving – he just assumed he was “making a really alienating movie that made people feel bad.”
I will save my full thoughts on Hereditary for my upcoming Review but will note that I do not remember the last time I was so unsettled and unnerved watching a Movie. So skip the Trailers and start mentally preparing yourself – you will not want to miss out on this future Horror classic.
Elevation Pictures release HEREDITARY on June 8, 2018.
Starring Matthew Goode x Toni Collette, the new Trailer for the Comedy, BIRTHMARKED has just surfaced for us to enjoy!
Two scientists decide to raise their children (one natural, two adopted) in complete isolation as part of a large social experiment to see if they can shape their children’s personalities contrary to their genetic predisposition (a Nurture vs. Nature experiment). Eventually the children start to resist the conditioning set out by their parent’s “curriculum” and the relationship between the parents starts to deteriorate.
Paramount Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to see xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, filmed right here in Toronto! Screenings take place as follows:
Screenings will take place in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at 7:00PM.
Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas @ 7:00PM
Montreal – Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal @ 7:00PM
Ottawa – Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa @ 7:00PM
The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Friday, January 20, 2017.
Made right here in Toronto what seems like yesterday, xXx: Return of Xander Cage will be ready to be seen in just a few more months. After Vin Diesel teased a sneak peek on his Socials the other day, now comes this brand new Trailer! And it sure sounds like a lot of buttering Xander up!
Paramount Pictures Canada release xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEFriday, January 20, 2017.