Film & TV News: September 16

News

  • The Toronto International Film Festival continues to champion small, independent art-house efforts while the vast majority of us sit back and continue to pretend to care. Meanwhile, the King Kong and Godzilla franchises are merging.
  • In other festival news, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks off in just over a week. Check out the teaser for the festival below, and be sure to check back in our Event Series archive for reviews of Miles Ahead, The Measure of a Man, a special screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou? and many more.
  • War of the Planet of the Apes has cast Woody Harrelson as the primary villain, which is much more exciting after you’ve seen Harrelson’s twisted turn in Out of the Furnace.
  • Oliver Stone’s Snowden has been pushed to 2016 because of a leak or something.

Trailers

After much hype from last month’s sneak peek at the D23 convention, we now have an official trailer for Jon Favreau photorealistic spin on Disney’s The Jungle Book:

Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea has a third (and best) trailer:

And NYFF has released a quick tease of their Main Slate and retrospective offerings to screen at this year’s fest:


In Cinemas

Black Mass hits theaters this weekend, finally putting an end to the veritable flood of terrible wide-release films of late. Wait…Black Mass is good, right?

On TV

Comedies airing tonight include the season premiere of South Park, the season finale of Dating Naked, and the Republican National Debate.

On Netflix

Narcos is worth the short amount of time it will probably take you to tear through it (stay tuned for our review in a few days). If you’re looking for something more abominable, there’s always S.W.A.T.

Review of the Week

Head to our review archive for a few things you might not have known about Apocalypse Now.

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