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TIFF unveils 1st slate of galas and presentations; Magnificent Seven to open

It's about that time for arguably the world's most exciting film festival; TIFF! The 41st Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 8th and you can bet that our own Chris Bumbray will be in attendance, seeing more movies during the event than you can shake a stick at! The powers that be decided to announce their first slate of galas and special presentations, taking...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Ethan Hawke

Last week, we took a look at the career of master director Brian De Palma . This week, we go back in front of the camera to examine the work of one of our most prolific leading men/ character actors... Ethan Hawke It’s hard to believe that Ethan Hawke - the poster boy for Gen-X angst - is forty-five. In fact, as I watched him cut a dark, Clint Eastwood...
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The Magnificent Seven kills 'em all in the latest trailer

Director Antoine Fuqua (SOUTHPAW, THE EQUALIZER) brings his modern vision to a classic story in the remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue ( Peter Sarsgaard ), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent...
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Michael Keaton takes McDonalds for himself in the trailer for The Founder

THE FOUNDER aims to tell the true story of how an Illinois salesman in the 1950s, Ray Kroc ( Michael Keaton ), meets brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald ( Nick Offerman ) operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of the company, which of course grows into one of the world's most well-known...
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Saddle up with the first trailer for Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven

Yesterday we brought you the first images from THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, and now it's time to break out the whiskey and six-shooters because the first trailer has arrived for the remake! Director Antoine Fuqua 's take on the classic Western " kicks off when a woman ( Haley Bennett ) hires a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits...
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Denzel Washington & Chris Pratt go western in the 1st Magnificent Seven pics

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. The story follows the town of Rose Creek which is under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue ( Peter Sarsgaard ). The desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns - Sam Chisolm ( Denzel Washington ), Josh Farraday ( Chris...
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James Horner secretly wrote the score for Antoine Fuqua's Magnificent Seven

Around this time lat month, it was announced that composer James Horner had died in a plane crash . His loss has definitely been felt in the world of cinema, but his music still lingers. It was thought that his score for Antoine Fuqua 's SOUTHPAW would be his last, but it seems as though Horner still had a few surprises left for his fans. Director Fuqua was recently on NPR and...
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Peter Sarsgaard cast as the villain in Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua 's update of the classic western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN has found it's black hat: Peter Saarsgaard has joined the all-star cast in the villain role. The exact character has yet to be revealed, but Variety reports the negotiations for the film are in the final stages. Saarsgard joins the already cast Denzel Washington , Ethan Hawke , Chris Pratt , Vincent...
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Matt Bomer joins Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven

As a child, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN was my first exposure to the Western genre and even today it remains one of my all-time favourite films. It's a great story, albeit a simple one, which owes much of its success to its excellent casting. Yul Brynner , Steve McQueen , Charles Bronson , Robert Vaughn , and others; a hell of a cast to be sure. Antoine Fuqua 's upcoming...
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Byung-hun Lee joins The Magnificent Seven; Jason Momoa in talks for villain

The original version of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ranks as one of the best movies of all time and definitely one of the best Westerns. The Antonie Fuqua-directed remake has already garnered itself quite a cast and these two additions will further illustrate the changing landscape of film. TERMINATOR: GENISYS and G.I. JOE star Byung-Hun Lee has joined the film in the role of Billy Rocks...
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Vincent D'Onofrio in talks to play the villain in The Magnificent Seven

After playing antagonists and villains for the majority of his career, Vincent D'Onofrio is about to add another type of bad guy to his list. According to Variety , D'Onofrio is in negotiations to play the black hat in Antoine Fuqua 's remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. He would join the already cast Denzel Washington , Chris Pratt , and Ethan Hawke . D'Onofrio has worked...
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Ethan Hawke will join Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in Magnificent Seven

A MAGNIFICENT SEVEN remake has been kicking around for a while now, and while Tom Cruise was at one point attached to star, it looks like director Antoine Fuqua (THE EQUALIZER, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) is having no issues assembling a top-notch cast. First it was announced that he would be re-teaming with EQUALIZER star Denzel Washington , and then word came that Chris Pratt was...
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