Renner stars as San Joe Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, whose series claiming the CIA-backed contras fighting the Sandanista government made money smuggling drugs with the CIA's knowledge was attacked by other papers.
The drama in which drumming prodigy Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) faces off against J.K. Simmons' instructor Terence Fletcher brings up the question of why Terence wasn't brought up on charges long ago.
"I've done lawyers before and it's like, 'Dude, really? Courtrooms? So boring," Downey said of the genre. The actor also stars as Iron Man in the Marvel franchise and has recently played the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes.
'It's about what women ask of men and men ask of women, and in the way we kind of show one another half of ourselves and not the whole self,' Affleck said of the marriage between his character, Nick, and Nick's wife Amy (Pike) in the film.
Director Vanessa Lapa uses a cache of hundreds of Himmler's and his family's personal papers and rare footage to examine the question of how seemingly 'normal' people can perpetrate the worst human atrocities.
The thriller starring Denzel Washington topped the box office with $35 million, while last week's box office champion 'The Maze Runner,' which is based on a young adult dystopian novel, placed second with $17.5 million.
The movie's grubby Victorian designs can be a little suffocating and the story's structure is off, but 'The Boxtrolls' includes good voice work by Ben Kingsley and, as with other Laika-produced movies, the touch of darkness in the movie is welcome.
'The Equalizer' stars Denzel Washington in a powerful performance as a former George W. Bush-era intelligence operative who now lives a quiet life until he takes a paternal interest in an abused teenage prostitute.
The Edward Snowden documentary 'Citizenfour' and Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's documentary 'The 50 Year Argument' will also be screened at the festival. The New York Film Festival begins on Sept. 26.
Benjamin portrays Hendrix in the movie 'Jimi: All Is By My Side' and says he recognized the journey Hendrix went through trying to gain confidence onstage. 'I had to grow into being an entertainer and Jimi had to grow into being an entertainer, too,' the Outkast member said.
In 'The Boxtrolls,' everything shown onscreen actually exists in Oregon's Laika Studios. 'I want [the audience] to see [the characters] as living, breathing, emoting things,' Laika Studios chief Travis Knight said.
'I learned more in those moments than I have in a long time with an actor,' Moretz said of acting with Washington in the thriller. Moretz also recently starred in a remake of the horror movie 'Carrie' and the film adaptation of the young adult novel 'If I Stay.'