<p>Jason Reitman</p>

Jason Reitman

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'Men, Women & Children' from director Jason Reitman sets October release date

The director's 'Labor Day' follow-up premieres at the Toronto Film Festival next month

One of the few remaining mysteries of the season has been where Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children" would settle on the calendar. Would Paramount opt for a very late bow like last year's "Labor Day" after the director's traditional Toronto Film Festival premiere slot, or try for earlier in the fall? Turns out it's going to be the latter.

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'Gone Girl' and 'Birdman' top our 25 most anticipated Fall Festival Films

'Gone Girl' and 'Birdman' top our 25 most anticipated Fall Festival Films

Jennifer Aniston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspon ready to make some noise

After an underwhelming summer, the fall festival season is finally upon us.  And, unlike previous years, it appears the wealth of world premieres has been spread across the Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals.

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<p>&quot;Fury&quot;</p>

"Fury"

Credit: Sony Pictures

Brad Pitt to close out 2014 London Film Festival with David Ayer's 'Fury'

A prime spot two days after the US release and five days ahead of the UK release

I had a hunch when Sony slid "Fury" to a mid-October release date that they might opt for something like the closing night slot of the London Film Festival two days after the domestic release. And so it is. The Brad Pitt WWII film directed by David Ayer, which was filmed outside of London, has been slated to wrap up the fest on Oct. 19.

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<p>&quot;Jarhead&quot;</p>

"Jarhead"

Credit: Universal Pictures

Watch a supercut of some of cinematographer Roger Deakins' best work

'Deakins: Shadows in the Valley' captures the latter-day spirit of the artist's genius

I've spent the better part of the last few months diving into the catalog of cinematographer Roger Deakins, starting with Michael Radford's "Nineteen Eighty Four" and soaking up each and every indelible image he's given us over the last three decades. I imagine I'll write something up soon enough, as he'll surely be in the thick of things again this season with his work on Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," but in the meantime, here's a delicious video exploration of some of his work.

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<p>Foxcatcher</p>

Foxcatcher

Credit: Sony Classics

2014 New York Film Festival slate revealed

Expected awards season players 'Foxcatcher' and 'Mr. Turner' Big Apple-bound

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full slate of this year's 52nd annual event, and as usual it's a tightly curated assortment of world cinema.

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<p>&quot;Wild&quot;</p>

"Wild"

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

How Reese Witherspoon could end up with three Oscar nominations this year

Having moved out into producing, she's involved with two of the year's big players

Eight and a half years ago, Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar. It came for her leading performance as June Carter in James Mangold's Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." But things fell off after that for a little while. Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi" follow-up, "Rendition," went nowhere with audiences or critics. James L. Brooks' "How Do You Know" stalled. Francis Lawrence's "Water for Elephants" didn't really move the needle. Holiday rom-com "Four Christmases" and spy caper "This Means War" completely bottomed out. And then early last year, that unfortunate Atlanta arrest incident.

But all the while, the actress, who has virtually grown up in the film industry, has been priming the pump with a few projects that will make it to screens this year. At the end of the season, she could well end up with as many as three Oscar nominations. The stage has truly been set for a career turnaround.

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<p>Clint Eastwood</p>

Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' with Bradley Cooper joins the Oscar season

Warner Bros. could probably use another card in their deck this year

How classic can you get? It turns out Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" with Bradley Cooper will get a limited bow on Christmas Day before going wide on January 16. That puts it smack dab in the middle of the upcoming Oscar season, and gives Universal a little bit of competition on being last pony out of the gate with "Unbroken."

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Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89

Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89

Honorary Oscar winner was a true Hollywood legend

Hollywood has lost a second iconic voice in less than 24 hours.  Lauren Bacall, star of screen, stage and television, passed away at the age of 89 Tuesday.

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Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler have late additions to the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler have late additions to the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

Plus: New films from Kristen Wiig, Josh Hutcherson, John Travolta and Mia Wasikowska

The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights").

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<p>&quot;Fury&quot;</p>

"Fury"

Credit: Sony Pictures

Brad Pitt WWII drama 'Fury' moves to October

David Ayer's latest could be a major Oscar play for Sony

Sony Pictures has jerked David Ayer's World War II drama "Fury," starring Brad Pitt, from an original Nov. 14 release date to Oct. 17. That's a date currently occupied by the limited bow of Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," which shares a producer with "Fury" in John Lesher, but it puts the film right in the mid-month corridor that has worked out for awards season players like "Argo," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" in recent years.

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