Movie Power Rankings: What beat out 'The Master,' 'Breaking Dawn' and 'Hangover 3'?
Hollywood took a field trip to Canada last week and got a first look at some serious Oscar contenders, including "Anna Karenina," "The Impossible," "Perks of a Wallflower," "The Silver Linings Playbook," "End of Watch" and "Argo." Dozens of stars and noted filmmakers made the scene, hobnobbing with the press, and walking the red carpet for world premieres and special screenings. It could be a glimpse of things to come as award season begins ramping up in earnest.
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As for the rest of this week's list...
September 16, 2012
1. Toronto Film Festival
Which Festival screening -- if any -- will lead to Oscar gold?
2. "The Master" (Last week: No. 2)
While it didn't win the Golden Lion, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film won just about every other prize in Venice. Audience reaction to its limited release has likewise been largely positive.
3. "The Hangover Part III"
The Wolf Pack are going on a road trip...with the emphasis no doubt being on "trip."
4. "The Twilight Saga"
With the final installment approaching theaters, the press is still largely focused on how Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will promote the film after their very public break-up. KStew's already moved on in "On the Road," which premiered in Toronto.
5. "The Hunger Games"
Production on "Catching Fire" is underway with new cast members Jeffrey Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and more.
It turns out James Cameron is interested in a fourth film after all, and he says it will likely be a prequel to the planned trilogy.
7. James Bond
"Skyfall" won't be the last 007 adventure -- Daniel Craig has signed on for at least two more films.
8. "Cloud Atlas"
The epic film wowed critics and audiences in Toronto on its way to general release. Will the Oscars know what to make of it?
9. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Yep, it now has a name besides "Star Trek 2." Now all we need is a plot synopsis.
10. Academy Awards (Last week: No. 6)
This year's Governor's Award recipients include DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg, legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, stuntman extraordinare Hal Needham and awards maestro George Stevens Jr. Not the most exciting group of winners, but it'll do.
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1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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