Day 8 was an fantastical fun ride. We had only two movies on our slate, but both had us more excited than a Navy man on shore leave with a box full of condoms and a bottle of scotch. We started off with Barry Levinson’s bio-horror film, The Bay which did not disappoint.
Next up was Eli Roth in Aftershock. Director Nicolás López was on hand before the screening and his playfulness and enthusiasm was a nice treat over the usual stuck-upness that usually precedes a screening.
Day 7 and we were starting to show some Festival Fatigue. Travelling from theatre to theatre (sometimes running) to meet the next showtime in an effort to screen 4 or 5 movies a day can take a lot out of even the most fervent of movie fans. Not to mention that it would mean being in line for over 4 hours a day in the hot sunlight (lines are outside the theatres for the event). In short, with four days still to go, we are exhausted.
Yesterday, we got to screen two interesting
Updated 09-13-2012 at 12:54 PM by GregMO ROberts
Day 6 was a busy one with Killer Reviews screening 4 movies throughout the day. We started with Byzantium, moved to The Sessions then caught Hellbenders and Sightseers. Exhausting day standing out in the heat for most of it. Byzantium was a disappointment, The Session was a real crowd pleaser that will get some awards consideration and Hellbender was meh. Go to our Movies/Television Thread on the message boards to find reviews of some of the screened films.
Stars in our presence
Updated 09-12-2012 at 08:57 AM by GregMO ROberts
A busy day marked the half way mark of the 2012 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Helen Hunt, Will Smith, Rob Zombie and Zac Efron were just a few of the names in town Monday.
Terrence Malick’s North American Premiere of To The Wonder was the hot ticket of the day. But Bill Murray’s Hyde Park on Hudson was an equally electric atmosphere.
We had two screenings yesterday, The Impossible and Berberian
Day 4 saw Will Smith, Dustin Hoffman, William H. Macy, Dennis Quaid, Robert Redford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Grant, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Watson walking around town.
The city was still talking about the star powered mess of Cloud Atlas the day before, but showings of The Sessions, Thermae Romae and The Perks of Being a Wallflower helped get the Atlas taste out of our mouth.
Day 5 (Monday) has 79 movies being showcased