Monday Movie Report: A24 picks up Julianne Moore movie before Toronto film fest

The movie company A24 has acquired rights to release the film “Gloria Bell” in the United States.

According to Variety, the company’s deal comes just before its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety reports that the movie is one of the more high-profile pictures set to debut at the fest.

Starring in the movie is Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and Golden Globe nominee John Turturro. Variety states that the movie is an English remake of a 2013 Chilean picture titled “Gloria.”

Moore will play a divorcee in the film, according to Variety, who spends her days at an office job and her nights at various Los Angeles Clubs. She then finds herself in a new romance with Turturro’s character. Joining those performers are Michael Cera, Brad Garrett and Rita Wilson, Variety reports.

A24 is planning to release the film in spring 2019. In recent years, the studio has had a lot of success during award season with films like “Lady Bird,” “Ex Machina,” “Room” and the Best Picture winning “Moonlight.”

Sebastian Lelio, who directed the 2013 foreign language version is back to helm the remake.

The Toronto Film Festival gets underway Thursday, Sept. 6.


A romantic comedy earned the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, taking in more than $26 million. The amount was more than enough to win over the monster movie “The Meg” and last week’s other newcomer, “Mile 22.”

The full top five was:
1. Crazy Rich Asians – $26,510,140
2. The Meg – $21,150,000
3. Mile 22 – $13,620,000
4. Mission Impossible Fallout – $10,500,000
5. Alpha – $10,500,000

For the upcoming weekend, new releases include the comedy “Happytime Murders” and the sci-fi family picture “AXL.”

Meanwhile, on the small screen, films available to buy or rent this week are:

  • Life of the Party, my rating: 2.9 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.56 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 38%.
  • Breaking In, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.30 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 25%.
  • Avengers Infinity War, my rating: 5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.37 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%.
  • Deadpool 2, my rating: 3.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.83 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%.
  • Show Dogs, my rating: 1 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 0.7 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 17%.
  • God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 13%
  • Action Point, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 20%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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