Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Title Changes

lostriverThe Cannes lineup was announced on Thursday with lots of supposed Oscar hopefuls making their big debut in France.  One of the the things that caught my eye were the title changes to some anticipated pictures that are set for this coming year.  After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival as a two-part cinematic piece, Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” transitioned to a one-piece film titled “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”  At least that’s what we were all thinking.  Benson’s film has no taken on the title “Eleanor Rigby.”  The film stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.

Also changing the title was Ryan Gosling‘s “How to Catch a Monster,” which is now called “Lost River.”  That film stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes.

There are now grumblings that Peter Jackson’s final installment of the “The Hobbit” series, originally titled “There and Back Again,” will now be called The Hobbit: Into the Fire.  More details to come on that story.

This edition of Top Ten Tuesday will focus on some of the big title changes over the last few years.  Many will be frowned upon but they made a splash.  Some haven’t seen the light of day yet.  But hopefully one day will.

Take a look.

What do you think?

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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