Alfre Woodard and Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo co-star as a plantation owners common-law wife and a fellow plantation slave, respectively; Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sarah Paulson also appear. But its big-name list of promising performances isnt the only reason critics have been murmuring. According to Adam B. Vary at BuzzFeed , 12 Years a Slave is one of the only American films to deal head-on with slavery. When it screened last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, viewers were stunned; as Entertainment Weeklys Anthony Breznican reported , the audience communicated at first mostly in deep exhales and short exclamations after the film ended, but then managed to shake off its collective shellshock for a standing ovation. Watch a trailer here . All Is Lost October 25 The survival genre stillpardon the pun and the clichehas life left in it,with recent Oscar contenders likeLife of Piand127 Hoursfinding new ways to tell the tale of man vs. wild.All Is Lost, though, doesnt put a twist on the conceit so much as it strips it to its essentials. There's almost no dialogue, and the sole credited actor is Robert Redford, playing a shipwrecked sailor facing storms and sharks. With J.C. <br>Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/fall-movie-preview-16-oscar-contenders-to-watch-for/279576/
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Billed as an "official movie trailer" and released to Youtube by Bath Boys Comedy group , a nearly 4 minute video for "Airboarders" may be the most hilarious video you watch all day. The video is pitch-perfect parody of a movie trailer, starting with a group of friends driving, when one in the backseat discovers a business card and shows off tricks he can pull with it outside the car window. "I call it airboarding," he says, before the driver stops to say the move was incredible. The video continues to build, showing the epic rise of the group of friends in the "sport" before their eventual falling out. It ends with one insulting another, asking, "are you a man or are you just a bunch of business cards looking like a man?" It's worth watching the entire thing (some language): <br>Source: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-Parody-Movie-Trailer-For-Airboarders-Is-The-4812908.php
Cage picks up on this vibe of hers and really milks it. The concern in his eyes is touching. The ruggedly beautiful Alaskan setting is ideal for a crime drama of this sort, lending an air of gloom and menace that you wouldn't get in more hospitable climes. Cusack's portrayal of the murderer is refreshingly uncharismatic. There are enough charming and lovable killers out there; it's nice to see a loathsome creep for a change. The movie is based on a true story, which you probably shouldn't dwell on too much as it will make you despair for mankind. <br>Source: http://www.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/movie-review-frozen-ground-nc16
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Warren is an accomplished con artist, forger and intel collector, and Belle a seemingly serene blonde princess launches into a game of badminton using the face of one of her peers as a shuttlecock. While there is potentially an ounce of poetic justice when Belle unleashes her fury on a boy who boorishly hits on her, there isnt the same sense of comeuppance when Gio takes people down. When a plumber tries to fleece the mobster, Gio responds by breaking the mans leg in a dozen places. The infraction committed by another man who gets dragged behind Gios car is even less severe. Thats the main problem with the movie. The Blakes think theyre vigilantes, but in most other movies theyd be the bad guys. Of course, there are worse guys, including a hit man who plans to collect the $20 million bounty on Gio and companys heads. <br>Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/movie-review-little-to-laugh-about-in-dark-comedy-the-family/2013/09/12/2cc150f2-1bba-11e3-a628-7e6dde8f889d_story.html
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As growth slows in the world's largest auto market from break-neck speeds over the past decade, GAC aims to have exports of its Trumpchi brand account for a fifth of total sales in five years. It currently sells just a few hundred cars overseas. Last year, GAC earned a profit of 1.1 billion yuan on sales of around 13 billion yuan ($2.12 billion). Other Chinese carmakers such as Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, Beijing Automotive Group and Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co Ltd are stepping up their export efforts. After years of partnerships with foreign automakers, Chinese firms are promoting their home-grown brands under President Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" campaign. GAC Vice President Xiangdong Huang said this year his company would pictures of Kim Kardashian target emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the Middle East with a line-up of no-frills, gasoline-fuelled cars, while pushing its "new energy" models at developed markets such as the United States. China last year opened its market to more U.S. movies, and the country's box office grew by 36 percent to $2.7 billion, making it Hollywood's largest international market. <br>Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/13/china-autos-transformers-idUSL3N0H824W20130913?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS