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TIFF Review: The Danish Girl

September 14, 2015 14:03:37 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:03:37
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Josh Brolin snuck into the premiere of The Danish Girl on Saturday night. This is unusual for a star at a film festival to do, to make time in their busy interview and party schedule to check out another movie. But when asked about it the next day by etalk host Ben Mulroney, Josh said, "I'm a fan, man!" and explained that he had a "chemical need" to see the movie as soon as possible. Full Story

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Johnny’s late night meeting

September 14, 2015 13:37:53 Posted at September 14, 2015 13:37:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Black Mass premieres at TIFF tonight. On Saturday though, Johnny Depp showed up at The Danish Girl gala to support Amber Heard. These photos? Trust me, it’s worse in person. And it’s even worse than that at 2am. Saturday was my friend Traci’s birthday. I worked until around 10pm and we went out for dinner. Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Martian

September 14, 2015 13:19:59 Posted at September 14, 2015 13:19:59
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The last time I outright enjoyed a Ridley Scott movie, no reservations, no qualifications or conditions, was American Gangster in 2007. Since then he’s given us Grimdark Robin Hood, the space-magic bullsh*t of Prometheus, and the super messy but ambitious The Counselor, plus some other stuff no one cares about (AHEM EXODUS). Full Story

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TIFF Review: Our Brand Is Crisis

September 14, 2015 12:13:50 Posted at September 14, 2015 12:13:50
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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This f*cking movie. I hate this movie. It’s cynical garbage motivated solely by Sandra Bullock’s desire to win another Oscar. You know she’s in Oscar-mode because she’s gone blonde, just like she did for The Blind Side. I have a high threshold of pain when it comes to bad movies, and even a bad movie can be entertaining, but there is nothing entertaining about watching a movie so devoid of personality as this. Full Story

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Dear Gossips,

The Program, about Lance Armstrong, played by Ben Foster, is one of the films screening here at TIFF. Ben is so method, he revealed in an interview with The Guardian that he, like Lance, took performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to prepare for the role.  Read Full Intro

TIFF Review: Jake G in Demolition

September 11, 2015 19:34:09 Posted at September 11, 2015 19:34:09
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Jake Gyllenhaal has been on a TREMENDOUS run these last few years, throwing down ace performance after ace performance, including a Hall of Fame-level Cinematic Weirdo in Nightcrawler’s Lou Bloom. In Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition he offers another take on the Cinematic Weirdo, this time starring as Davis, a repressed, buttoned-up financier whose life implodes after his wife dies. Full Story

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Matt’s in town

September 11, 2015 19:04:23 Posted at September 11, 2015 19:04:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Martian premieres tonight at TIFF. Sarah saw it today but she’s got four films on her schedule so her review for it will be posted on Monday. Her review for Jake Gyllenhaal’s Demolition is coming up soon. Ahead of the gala, Matt Damon and the cast of The Martian were at the Lightbox for the press conference this afternoon. Full Story

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Emily Blunt in Sicario

September 11, 2015 17:35:44 Posted at September 11, 2015 17:35:44
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Emily Blunt landed in Toronto last night, with her husband John Krasinski. She's in town for TIFF, and the North American premiere of her film Sicario - it's not a surprise at all that John is with her. They're not shy about hitting carpets together, having done so in TIFFs past, like at the world premiere of Looper with JGL back in 2012. Full Story

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Natalie Portman’s A Tale Of Love And Darkness TIFF review

September 11, 2015 16:03:50 Posted at September 11, 2015 16:03:50
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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What happens when an actress-writer-director arrives on a red carpet with just 20 minutes to go before her North American premiere? She has her publicist walk the press line in advance to tell reporters what she’s wearing, to guarantee you’ll #askhermore. It was Lanvin. Natalie Portman arrived solo at the TIFF premiere of her film A Tale of Love and Darkness last night, a day after revealing she loves Broad City, is (almost?) embarrassed by Garden State – click here Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Assassin

September 11, 2015 15:07:26 Posted at September 11, 2015 15:07:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah

My first day at TIFF got off to a rocky start when I lost my phone at the airport, spent all afternoon trying to find a replacement phone in Canada and then sat through Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin, which has just been chosen as Taiwan’s entry Full Story

Excuse me while I…

September 10, 2015 15:59:37 Posted at September 10, 2015 15:59:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Charlie Hunnam on the cover of V Man, OH.MY.GOD. I guess we should try not to be totally low classy and talk about what he talked about so… Fifty Shades Of Grey. Those are the only excerpts that have been released so far it’s been two years and the f-cking movie has come out already – when are we going to stop with this? Apparently never. Full Story