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This Week's New Releases and Movie News | thesubstream BEAT: September 18, 2012
Hey guys! Tara Mason here to give you all of the details on what we've got coming up this week on thesubstream! TIFF 2012 is officially over and we had a blast! We really hope you enjoyed all of our coverage and we would like to send out a HUGE thanks to all who helped us out this year. We couldn't have done it without you! See you at TIFF 2013. But until then, here's what's going on at thesubstream this week:
- TIFF Midnight Madness 2012: JOHN DIES AT THE END!
- Mike's TIFF 2012 Wrap Up
- ANNOUNCING: New YouTube Channels!
- In Theatres: This Week's New Releases
- Coming Soon: This week on thesubstream.com
- In Case You Missed It: TIFF 2012 and Midnight Madness
TIFF Midnight Madness 2012: JOHN DIES AT THE END! Well, it sure was a fun ride... TIFF 2012 Midnight Madness - 10 crazy nights of bloodshed and bat-sh*t insanity, courtesy of genius programmer Colin Geddes, whose mom was kind enough to chat with us! Host Matt Brown of MAMO asks her and critic Tom Clift of Moviedex.com the hard-hitting questions and nearly has a mental breakdown from exhaustion - but it's a good kind of exhaustion: Midnight Madness is a special kind of fun that is not to be taken for granted... It's a long wait for 2013! Thanks again to everybody who helped us out and was nice to us over the past week and a half. We had a blast and hope you did too! Smell ya later...
Mike's TIFF 2012 Wrap Up For the first time ever, my favourite film was the same as the people's! The people, of course, chose Silver Linings Playbook as their favourite film of the festival, as did I. I was excited going into the fest about director David O. Russell’s return from the dramatic darkness that he explored in The Fighter to something lighter, or at least comedy-based. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how good Bradley Cooper and in particular Jennifer Lawrence were going to be. It’s a joy, and it underlines the one big thing I took away from TIFF this year: film fans are going to have a great time in theatres this fall, watching the movies they've been expecting to enjoy for months. Read more of Mike's TIFF 2012 Wrap Up here.
ANNOUNCING: New YouTube Channels! In an effort to please our fans and subscribers on YouTube, we’ve inaugurated three new YouTube channels, each dedicated to one of thesubstream’s core shows. Instead of having one channel with a licorice-allsorts assortment of everything, we’ve now got dedicated channels for our weekly WTI review series, our regular Film Lab episodes devoted to filmmaking techniques, and our regular Gear Guide episodes covering filmmaking gear. Remember how there used to be three TV channels and you had to turn that big crank knob back and forth and then after a while there are 37 different channels about food? This is like that, but even better. If you’re a fan of WTI, The Film Lab or our Gear Guide series, make sure you subscribe to their new homes on YouTube!
Dredd 3D (Karl Urban) - Karl Urban plays the perpetually murderous and continuously dour embodiment of future-law Judge Dredd in this phantasmagorical and hilariously violent re-do. Gone are the three seashells and all traces of Stallone-ian goofiness, and in their place are deeply awesome ultra-slow-mo 3D candy-coloured collages of David LaChappelle-like tableaux except the models are drug dealers and Judge Dredd is shooting their heads apart. Very violent, occasionally entertaining. See our review/MM video here!
End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña) - My personal favourite actor of the moment Michael Peña joins partner Jake Gyllenhaal as L.A. cops fighting a cartel in the new police thriller from David Ayer, the writer of Training Day. Screened at TIFF to great response, with heaps of praise for the leads in particular.
House at the End of the Street (Elisabeth Shue, Jennifer Lawrence) - Nice to see the underrated Elisabeth Shue getting some work in the new horror/thriller House at the End of the Street. Doubly nice to be able to catch Jennifer Lawrence–already blowing up thanks to her lead role in The Hunger Games–before she goes full nova and won’t be appearing in <$10M horror movies anymore.
Trouble with the Curve (Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood) - Fresh off his appearance as a potentially senile definitely cranky old person talking to an invisible person at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood plays a potentially senile definitely cranky old person talking to Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake in Trouble with the Curve. Interestingly, Eastwood’s allowing himself to be directed by someone else, a rarity these days, with veteran assistant director and frequent producer (Mystic River, Letters from Iwo Jima) Robert Lorenz taking the helm this time.
Coming Soon We will be talking all of the new releases once again including End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal and House at the End of the Street with Jennifer Lawrence. We also have a new episode of Very Important Dudes and Dudettes in Film History and this one is all about the director of The Master, PT Anderson so you do not want to miss that. In The Film Lab, Mike will be talking about some really cool equipment we used at TIFF from WillIam F. Whites.
In Case You Missed It Last week, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival took over thesubstream! That's right, we reviewed all of the hottest TIFF films so check them out if you want to know what films to check out and which ones to skip. We also had MORE Midnight Madness exclusive coverage and in case you missed it, you can catch up on all of coverage right here on YouTube!
Stay tuned for all of that plus more coming up this week on thesubstream! Come share your opinion over on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and comment on our site. We love to hear from each and every one of you!