With stars Departure-bound at the Airport, we still have a few here to visit as TIFF ’15 approaches an end. We’re still excited though nonetheless and hope you are too! See who we spotted today…
Analeigh Tipton. I first wrote a blog post about this former America’s Next Top Model finalist after being wowed by her in an advanced screening of Crazy.Stupid.Love. Her sweet, delightful awkwardness is irresistible and I have loved seeing her star gradually rise these past few years. Tipton is here for gambling drama Mississippi Grind starring alongside Sienna Miller, Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendohlson, premiering tonight at Roy Thomson Hall. She promised me a Selfie after getting yanked away at the Damsels in Distress premiere here a few years ago and she kept her promise today. She looked AMAZING.
Charlie Kaufman. This Filmmaker is getting tons of acclaim for his TIFF ’15 entry Anomalisa and it was recently announced the stop-motion animated feature was picked-up by Paramount Pictures. It just won the Grand Jury Prize a Venice too. Here he is after a morning screening today, stopping to sign some autographs. Photo via our Dave Baldwin.
Salma Hayek. We love this beauty and are grateful to have met her last year at TIFF. She is here for Septembers of Shiraz, starring opposite Adrien Brody and was even see kissing fans yesterday after completing press.
Diane Kruger. We’ve longed to meet this incredibly-talented woman for so long now and are pleased to have met her and get a Selfie today as she quietly started her day of press this morning. She stars in both Sky and Disorder, premiering at TIFF ’15 today and tomorrow respectively. And for those curious, no Joshua Jackson.
When the Trailer first surfaced for LUCY earlier this year, I’m sure many of us can agree that we absolutely had to see it right away. Starring Megastar Scarlett Johansson and directed by acclaimed Filmmaker Luc Besson, the Film soon will be hitting theatres and we expect Box Office Madness!
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, Writer/Director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable Female Action Heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in LUCY, an Action-Thriller that tracks a Woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
LUCY also stars Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman.
Mr. Will and Universal Pictures Canada want to take Readers across Canada to an Advance Screening on #LUCYMOVIE! Screenings are available in Toronto, Montreal,Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Winnipeg on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Details are as follows:
Toronto – SilverCity Yonge & Eglinton
Montreal – Cineplex Forum
Vancouver – Cineplex International Village
Calgary – Landmark Shawnessy
Edmonton – Scotiabank West Edmonton Mall
Ottawa – Coliseum
Winnipeg – Landmark Grant Park
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. There on this Post, tell me who your favourite female Action Hero is! Share this Post with your Friends on Facebook or Re-Tweet the below to increase your odds of winning!
http://www.mrwillwong.com/lucymovie @MRWILLW wants us to #win passes across Canada to see #LUCYMOVIE. In theatres 7/25!
Good luck, Wongsters!
Watch the official Canadian Trailer:
Official Canadian Artwork:
Universal Pictures Canada release LUCY on Friday, July 25, 2014.
“Why can’t I connect with people? Oh right, it’s because I’m dead.”.
Delightfully-quirky and based on the Novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies is the latest effort from 50/50 Director/Screenwriter, Jonathan Levine. The Romantic Comedy-Horror stars Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, A Single Man) and Breakout Stars Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four).
Montreal-filmed Warm Bodies centers around a Zombie known as R (Hoult), becomes involved with the Girlfriend (Palmer) of one of his Victims, quite possibly changing forever the world of the non-living.
Although the Young Adult/Teen Fantasy Genre increasingly is becoming crowded in 2013 with the upcoming releases of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, this Film carves its own niche with walk on the funny and wild side and who better to helm this than Levine who brought us to laughter and tears with 2011 Cancer Comedy 50/50. This looks to be the right mixture of sweet and salty.
Watch the charming and gory Trailer below:
eOne Films releases Warm Bodies in Canada on February 1, 2013.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada, Media Profile and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to win Damsels in Distress. The Comedy which premiered last September at TIFF 2011 is the latest from acclaimed Director, Whit Stillman (The Last Days of Disco).
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS follows a trio of beautiful Girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome Transfer Student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men — including slick Charlie (Adam Brody), Dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad Frat Boys Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the Girls’ friendship and sanity.
Bonus Features Include:
Commentary with Writer/Director Whit Stillman and Cast
Damsels in Distress: Behind the Scenes
An Evening with Damsels in Distress: Q&A with Whit Stillman and Cast
To enter to win, click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before September 29, 2012. Readers in Canada only please.
See some of the Stars of Damsels in Distress in Toronto last September here.
Damsels in Distress is available on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 25, 2012. Order it here.