We are onto Day Two of SXSW and it feels as though things are just taking flight!
We started our day at The Daily Show‘s Presidental Twitter Library for Donald J. Trump. This was one hell of an experience. As soon as you walk in there are caricatures of people Trump has given unique nicknames. As you walk through the wide lobby and go into different rooms there are many of his famous Tweets, and also some of his deleted ones. Nothing compares to the back room where there is a golden toilet that guests can sit on and get their photo taken. One unique, and hilarious, addition to this event is the startling alarm that blares whenever Trump actually publishes a new Tweet.The Daily Show has truly raised the bar high making this a memorable experience for Festival-goers at SXSW.
We then headed over to the Hilton Hotel where the ACLU was holding the Making Change On and Off The Screen Featured Session. On hand to talk was the Executive Director of the ACLUAnthony Romero, Actress Amber Heard, Author and Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi, and Actor and Director Ike Barinholtz.Heard, Lakshmi and Barinholtz spoke about what it means to be ACLU Ambassadors in Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights and Voter Rights respectively. A big topic the four were speaking about was how everyone can be an Activist in the world today. “Everyone has the power to start a revolution,” Heard said. When it came to speaking about the change that has happened in Hollywood since the #MeToo Movement began Barinholtz said he sees change happening. “I think Showbiz is heading in the right direction,” he affirmed. After the hour-long discussion fans rushed up to the stage to take photos with Heard who was more than willing to spend time with fans.
Then it was time to hit the red carpets and premieres of some of the biggest movies at the Festival. First up was The Beach Bum, which is the latest Film for Director Harmony Korine. Two surprise appearances on the Red Carpet and at the Q&A following the Film were from Martin Lawrence and Jimmy Buffett, who both act alongside Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and Isla Fisher were front and center at the Premiere. Review here.
The last Premiere of the night at The Paramount was Long Shot, starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen who were both in attendance. When guests first got into the theatre they were handed a complimentary concession token worth $10. Director Jonathan Levine, Rogen and Theron introduced the Film and contributed to a short Q&A following because they had another surprise in store for the audience. That surprise was that Boyz II Men were there and performed for all of us! They sang two songs, the second was “I’ll Make Love To You” with the band give roses to the women in the audience. The audience went absolutely insane. It appeared like Rogen and Theron enjoyed the performance also, as both were singing to the music. When the performance was over guests left the venue and realized another treat was in store. They gave everyone a jacket that is identical to the one Rogen wears in the Film. Review here.
It was a very eventful day, one we would love to relive all over again! We can only look forward to tomorrow which will be another eventful day. There are more Pop-Ups to be seen and Olivia Wilde will be making her directorial debut with Booksmart which will have its World Premiere tomorrow night. Check back for more!
Check out our gallery of the day below. Hover cursor right to move forward:
Toronto was “it” today as some of the star-studded Cast of TAG were in the City promoting the much-buzzed Comedy. Here today were an A-List trio of Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver), Jeremy Renner (The Town, Avengers) and Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) who star in the Jeff Tomsic Film about a group of five highly-competitive friends who go all-in when it comes to their playing tag, a tradition for them since the first grade. When one of them (Renner) who happens to be undefeated at the game, gets married, the other four look at this as the perfect opportunity to dethrone him – but not without a fight from him! TAG also stars Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Leslie Bibb, Isla Fisher and Rashida Jones.
See the Trailer:
Hamm, Renner and Helms did the rounds today in a hectic morning which saw them at TV stops like Breakfast Television, CP24 Breakfast, Your Morning, The Morning Show (National Edition), plus also a Facebook Live session. Fans queued the elaborate Red Carpet which lined the perimeter of the lobby at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Canadian Premiere of TAG. Some lucky contest winners got up close and personal to the Trio of stars who were happy to stop for Autographs and Selfies, much to their delight!
Hamm, Renner and Helms were in great spirits despite a long day already at 2:30 PM, bringing smiles and cheers from the crowd. Contest winners also got to see the Film early, which we’re hearing is “hilarious”! Local Media came out in full force for this the Cast’s last stop on their press tour.
Our Amanda Gilmore (@GilmoreAmanda) will be sharing his Review shortly. Stay tuned.
See some Snaps from the Red Carpet:
Attended the Premiere? Share your moments with the Hashtag #TAGinTO!
Warner Bros. Canada release TAGFriday, June 15, 2018.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Warner Bros. Canada)
After making a splash at Sundance last year, many of us were hoping to see BACHELORETTE in theatres in these parts, but unfortunately that never came. Now however, is your chance to see this amazing Comedy starring red-hot Rebel Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher. This is a Story about Redemption and Growing-Up – bitingly funny and at moments painfully raw.
On the night before an old Friend’s Wedding, three frisky Bridesmaids go searching for a little fun but find much more than they bargained for. With lovely Becky (Wilson) set to marry her handsome sweetheart, Dale (Hayes MacArthur), the remaining members of her High School Clique reunite for one last Bachelorette bacchanal in the Big Apple. Regan (Dunst) is an overachieving, uber-Maid of Honor who’s secretly smarting over the fact that she’s not the first to marry, while Gena (Caplan) is a whip-smart Sarcastic who’s actually a closet Romantic, and Katie (Fisher) is a ditzy Beauty who loves the good life. But when Becky insists on keeping the Bachelorette Party tame, the Women proceed with an After-Hours Celebration of their own.
Watch the Red-Band Trailer here:
Official Artwork below:
To enter to win BACHELORETTE on DVD, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before June 1, 2013. Share on Facebook and double your chances! Canadian Readers only, please. Good luck.
eOne Films releases Bachelorette on DVD today, Tuesday, May 28, 2013!
Tell me, who isn’t excited for The Great Gatsby 3-D? These scintillating new Art Deco-inspired Posters have just been released and as usual, this Baz Luhrmann Film looks to delight visually.
See the Posters below:
Watch the brand Trailer in full below featuring Music from the Jay-Z-produced Soundtrack:
And yes, that was Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine you heard.
Tracklisting as follows:
100$ Bill – Jay-Z Back to Black – Beyoncé and André 3000 Bang Bang – will.i.am A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey Love Is the Drug – Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra Over the Love – Florence + The Machine Where the Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra Together – The xx Hearts a Mess – Gotye Love Is Blindness – Jack White Into the Past – Nero Kill and Run – Sia
Warner Bros. releases The Great Gatsby 3-D on Friday, May 10, 2013, preceeded by the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Running from May 15 through 26, 2013, the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival will roll out the Red Carpet to the Who’s Who of Cinema and just announced as the Opening Night Gala being that of long-awaited The Great Gatsby 3D. The Baz Luhrmann-directed Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘s Novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debricki. To draw the connection, Luhrmann released a Statement explaining that Fitzgerald actually wrote “some of the most poignant and beautiful passages” in France, not far from Cannes.
Watch the Trailer below:
Warner Bros. releases The Great Gatsby 3D on May 10, 2013.