Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan surprise with 'Interstellar' trailer

Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan surprise with 'Interstellar' trailer

Did we get an 'Alright, alright?' You bet we did

SAN DIEGO — After many rumors and wild media speculation, "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey surprised Comic-Con's Hall H crowd by making their first appearances at the pop culture festival. And once they hit the stage, it seemed somewhat likely that a new trailer would be screened for the audience. More intriguingly, the duo provided more details on how the movie came to be and what to expect this November.

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J.K. Simmons spits fire at Miles Teller in the trailer for 'Whiplash'

Another potential gem in Sony Classics' awards season slate

Sony Classics has another packed slate this season, but with all eyes on Cannes darlings "Foxcatcher" and "Mr. Turner," Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" is a lurking threat that could be a powerful little shock to the system.

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<p>Parker Posey</p>

Parker Posey

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Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley join Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen's next film

Meanwhile 'Magic in the Moonlight' is opening this weekend

"Magic in the Moonlight" isn't in theaters just yet, but Woody Allen is already hard at work on his next film, and Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley are the latest performers to join his ever-growing cast of characters.

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<p>Gillian Flynn</p>

Gillian Flynn

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Author Gillian Flynn discusses the 'disassembling' of her 'Gone Girl'

Will this be 'the date movie that breaks up couples nationwide?'

With the first wave of festival announcements out of the way, it appears to me the sexiest get of them all is New York's opening night selection of David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Fincher has danced with the awards season with his last few films and this one is probably his most hotly anticipated effort in a while, given that it's an adaptation of an immensely popular novel.

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Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Laika's 'Boxtrolls' are heading for Venice

The world's oldest fest comes out with its selections

Films by David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol and Abel Ferrara will bring world premieres to the Lido di Venezia this year, as the Venice Film Festival has announced its selections for the 71st edition of the oldest such event in the world.

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<p>&quot;Guardians of the Galaxy&quot;</p>

"Guardians of the Galaxy"

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' screenwriter talks cosmic passions and the Marvel experience

How Nicole Perlman got to be an outer space geek on the studio's most unique cinematic property

HOLLYWOOD — You might not have heard the name Nicole Perlman much as it pertains to Marvel properties, but she's a big reason why "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be making its way to theaters next weekend. She toiled away as a screenwriter for a few years after her days at NYU, cooking up projects with a science bent because that's where her passions lie — projects like "Challenger," a fascinating account of the investigation of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster written as a love letter to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Then, she made her way to the comic book giant under the company's now-defunct screenwriting program and plucked the intergalactic heroes from obscurity, setting them on a crash course for the silver screen.

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Jake Gyllenhaal prowls the streets of Los Angeles in 'Nightcrawler' trailer

The film will play Toronto in September ahead of an October release

Man, I am out-of-control jazzed for Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler." In the space of a week, it's gone from a minor curiosity (I've been intrigued by the premise all along) to one of my most anticipated films of the fall. And on the heels of that clever viral video that went out last weekend, the trailer for the Toronto-bound Jake Gyllenhaal film has brought me right up to the brink: I want to see this NOW.

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Toronto lineup pics starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Kate Winslet and more

Toronto lineup pics starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Kate Winslet and more

Also: New films from Chris Evans, Keira Knightley, Al Pacino and Aubrey Plaza

The upcoming 2014 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled a starry slate of films hoping to make their way into the Oscar race this year.

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<p>&quot;My Old Lady&quot;</p>

"My Old Lady"

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Check out the trailers for these newly announced Toronto selections

Could Maggie Smith be an Oscar play?

With the announcement of initial selections for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival this morning, there is plenty of parsing that can be done vis a vis what's going to Telluride and what's going to Venice. But seeing as the latter will have its own announcement on Thursday and the former brings with it a guessing game that can go on for another couple weeks, let's just focus on the Canadian fest's offerings, shall we?

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

Lots of big stars headed to the Great White North once more

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles.

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