TIFF Review: About Ray

September 14, 2015 15:10:12 Posted at September 14, 2015 15:10:12
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I feel bad sh*tting on About Ray, but…I’m going to sh*t on it—it’s not very good. Starring Elle Fanning as transgender teen Ray and directed by Gaby Dellal (Looking), About Ray is more about everyone else talking about Ray than Ray himself. It’s a standard wacky family coming of age story, except the quirk is that Ray is transitioning from female to male, which sends his flighty mom into a panic as he needs both parents signatures before beginning the medical process of transitioning, and they haven’t seen or heard from Ray’s dad in a decade because of something his mother did. Full Story

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Jake & Dakota in Toronto

September 14, 2015 14:47:49 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:47:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jake Gyllenhaal opened TIFF on Thursday. On Friday he was in New York participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald annual charity day. Last night however he was back in Toronto, hanging out at the Shangri-La lobby with his brother-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joel Edgerton who are here for Black Mass. Then Dakota Johnson came to join them. Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Danish Girl

September 14, 2015 14:03:37 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:03:37
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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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Gwyneth and Jennifer Garner

September 14, 2015 12:51:09 Posted at September 14, 2015 12:51:09
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My favourite photo from the weekend… Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Garner, bonded by Ben Affleck, and the inevitable disappointment that results from loving Ben Affleck, were both at the Think It Up event on Friday in LA. Does this picture happen if we never met Chrissy O? Does it happen if Jen and Ben are still together? It hasn’t happened since 2004. Full Story

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(American) Woman, Get Away From Me

September 14, 2015 12:28:24 Posted at September 14, 2015 12:28:24
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Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 10 recap “Oh, gee, Dr. Masters…is this how you touch a penis? Should I rub harder?” I mean, come on now. It’s not that I think she wouldn’t say it, it’s that Bill is made of much stronger stuff than to fall for that line of garbage. 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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George loves his tequila

September 14, 2015 11:58:22 Posted at September 14, 2015 11:58:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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George Clooney showed up to support Our Brand Is Crisis (Sarah’s review will follow) on Friday, arriving at the carpet early to hang out with fans and to work as much of the press line as he could. That’s standard Chairman behaviour and we see it every time he comes here. When there’s a job to do, he does it, and he makes sure that other people can do theirs too. Full Story

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September 14, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

September 14, 2015 11:29:57 Posted at September 14, 2015 11:29:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Christine! Happy Belated Birthday! Was it a great weekend? Hope you enjoyed fashion week even though it means that you missed Madonna. As for Cary Fukunaga, I interviewed him last night at TIFF. Those photos are coming later but here’s a quick preview.  Full Story

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