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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Movies at TIFF 2015 coming soon to a theatre near you

tiff 2015When you're excited to grab tickets for TIFF's biggest movies, it can be easy to forget one thing: many of them will be opening in local theatres in a matter of weeks. For some, it may make more sense to save yourself a $25 TIFF ticket and wait for a discount Tuesday at Cineplex.

Here's a round-up of movies screening at TIFF 2015 currently scheduled to open in Toronto theatres this September and October.

About Ray
Theatrical Release: September 18th
Ray (Elle Fanning) may have been born a girl, but has always known he was a boy. As he hits his teenage years, he decides to begin his transition - with the help of his mother (Naomi Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Black Mass
Theatrical Release: September 18th
Johnny Depp goes bald-ish and weird looking to play real-life gangster/informant, Whitey Bulger. Hopefully he'll reignite our hopes that deep down he's still a good actor. Or at least maybe he can make us forget about Mortdecai.

Theatrical Release: September 18th
From Hong Kong, a movie musical set in inside the high-stakes corporate world (yes, seriously). Starring Chow Yun-fat, no less.

Theatrical Release: September 25th
On Halloween, a pregnant teenager finds herself being targeted by terrifying trick-or-treaters who want her unborn child.

The Reflektor Tapes
Theatrical Release: September 23rd
Hip-hop music video director, Kahlil Joseph, takes us behind-the-scenes with Arcade fire to look at their process, the making of their latest album, and their concerts.

Mississippi Grind
Theatrical Release: September 25th
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn (Netflix's Bloodline) are card players who go on a gambling road trip to make their way to New Orleans for the card-game to end all card-games.

Theatrical Release: September 25th
In the latest movie from Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy), Emily Blunt plays an FBI agents who gets pulled into a task force to take down a notorious drug lord, and gets embroiled in the murky morality and politics of the U.S.' war on drugs.

Theatrical Release: September 25th
Roland Emmerich (yes, the director of Independence Day) dramatizes the famous Stonewall riots in 1969, a major watershed moment in the push for LGBT rights.

Theatrical Release: September 25th
This South Korean film focuses on an aggressive, street-fighting detective who faces a more unconventional challenge when he and his men set their sights on a corrupt businessman and his nefarious corporation.

He Named Me Malala
Theatrical Release: October 2nd
Directed by David Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman), He Named Me Malala gives us an intimate look at Malala Yousafzai, the inspiring teenager who has become an influential activist for girl's rights, and the youngest ever Nobel prize laureate.

My Internship in Canada
Theatrical Release: October 2nd
Just in time for the elections, French-Canadian director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) serves up a satire of Canadian parliament and politics.

The Martian
Theatrical Release: October 2nd
Set in the not-so-distance future, in this adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling book, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets left behind on Mars and desperately tries to survive until help arrives.

Theatrical Release: October 9th
When police officer Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) gets terminally ill, she begins a tough legal battle to ensure that her domestic partner (Ellen Page) can receive her pension if she passes away. Based on a true story.

Hyena Road
Theatrical Release: October 9th
Writer-director Paul Gross (Passchendaele) gives us a look at Canadian forces in Afghanistan coming to terms with the day-to-day moral complexity of wartime.

Theatrical Release: October 9th
Legend follows the rise and fall of Reggie and Ronnie Kray (both played by Tom Hardy), the notoriously brutal twin brothers who seized control of much of the London underworld during the 1960s.

Yakuza Apocalypse
Theatrical Release: October 9th
Director Takashi Miike's films have never been for the faint of heart, nor those looking for subtlety. Yakuza Apocalypse should be no exception, which features vampires, apocalyptic destruction, and martial arts.

Beasts of No Nation
Theatrical Release: October 16th
Based on the book by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation - directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga - follows the story of a young Africa boy who is captured by rebel leaders, and under the leadership of the man known simply as Commandant (Idris Elba), must contend with the horrible acts he's forced to do.

Theatrical Release: October 23rd
Christopher Plummer plays an eldery man who gets the opportunity to finally seek vengeance on the Nazi officer who killed his family 70 years ago in Germany.

Theatrical Release: October 23rd
For five years, a single room is all Jack has known of life. That's because he was born there, where his mother has been kept captive by a kidnapper for many years. When she and Jack finally escape, they both must contend with the dramatic adjustments to a world that is bigger than just four square walls.

Our Brand is Crisis
Theatrical Release: October 30th
In this look at the possibilities of PR spin, Sandra Bullock plays a political consultant who travels to Bolivia to strategize how to make a presidential hopeful the next leader of his country.

Which TIFF movies are you going to wait to see in regular theatres in September or October? Let us know in the comments.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @alxhuls for all the latest on TIFF 15, including snap reviews.

Film still from Black Mass.

by Alexander Huls via blogTO

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