Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to attend an Advance Screening of MAMMA MA! HERE WE GO AGAIN! Screenings take place Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the following cities:
TORONTO PROMO confirmed at Cineplex Yonge & Eglinton Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM
MONTREAL PROMO confirmed at Cineplex Montreal Forum Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM
VANCOUVER PROMO confirmed at Cineplex International Village Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM
CALGARY PROMO confirmed at Cineplex Sunridge Spectrum Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM
OTTAWA PROMO confirmed at Cineplex Landsdowne &VIP Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRESENTS MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN. THE PARTY BEGINS JULY 20TH.
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Universal Pictures Canada release MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAINFriday, July 20, 2018.
An intimate audience at TIFF Bell Lightbox tonight at a special advance screening of AMC‘s new 10-episode saga THE SON, were in for a huge surprise tonight. The series’ star, legendary Irish-born, London-trained actor Pierce Brosnan appeared post-screening for a Q&A after a busy day of press in the city. Brosnan last visited Toronto TIFF 2014 for comedy The Love Punch. Since gracing the big screen in memorable roles in blockbusters like Mamma Mia!,The Thomas Crown Affair and his time as iconic James Bond,The Son marks his formal return to television after some 30 years away.
Also appearing at the Q&A were series producer Kevin Murphy and author/producer Philipp Meyer, whose best-selling novel provides the source material for the new series.
The ten-episode, one-hour drama traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The series deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs’ rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
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The Son sees Brosnan back in fine form as Eli McCullough, who can be kind and gentle as a grandfather, at once governing his home and business with an iron fist. Multi-dimensional, we also see him unflinchingly ruthless and violent to anyone who impedes on his domain.We cannot help but want to know about Eli‘s rise as the story cuts to his tragic earlier life (played by Jacob Lofland) where he is separated from his family to a life of captivity, to the present where his family is on the verge of an oil fortune – but at what cost this will come at remains to be seen.
While admittedly a bit of a slow burn, the series explores racial tensions between white society, Mexicans and Native Indians and the brutal, all-consuming battle for supremacy. All at once we see familial tensions between Brosnan‘s Eli and his two sons Peter (Henry Garrett) and Phineas (David Wilson Barnes), intrigued where the imminent rise of their empire will take them next.
Sipping on a glass of wine (he prefers red, by the way) on-stage, Brosnan in the Q&A moderated by Maclean‘s Elio Iannucci, talks to his experience filming in Texas in a role that was cast to Sam Neill. Brosnan says “It is like a 10-hour film. I read the book when it first came in 2013 and was bedazzled by the writing and glorious prose of Philipp.”. “I came into this role at the 11th hour so to speak. There was a certain image and reflection of what Texas was about but I was totally enamoured by the people there and totally intoxicated by playing the role of Eli in the company of these actors.”.
On The Son‘s parallels to the current political climate, he states “We certainly are in a turbulent time in history which is most unsettling. Yet as moviemakers and people doing entertainment, it is quite serendipitous and wonderful that we have story like The Son which reflects the times of 1915 and the prejudice and racism that happened then, which still continues to this day.”.
On the United States and President Trump he adds, “Politically, we have to have some grace under pressure and some humor although it is very difficult to hear what is being torn apart and pulled asunder by such a man.”.
VVS Films + Mr. Will want to take Readers across Canada to see NO ESCAPE! Screenings take place in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg and Ottawa on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
An intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, NO ESCAPE stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.
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VVS Films release NO ESCAPE on Friday, August 26, 2015.
We know you love your action, Willionaire$! Be prepared to have your minds blown by THE NOVEMBER MAN, November 25, 2014 available on DVD and Blu-ray!
Code named ‘The November Man’, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.
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VVS Films release #THENOVEMBERMAN on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
VVS Films and Mr. Will want to take Toronto Readers to see THE NOVEMBER MAN, the latest from international Megastar Pierce Brosnan! The Screening takes place in Toronto at Scotiabank TheatreThursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM! One lucky Reader also will win a copy of THE NOVEMBER MAN by Bill Granger!
Code named The November Man, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.
THE NOVEMBER MAN is based on Bill Granger’s Novel There are No Spies from his best-selling NOVEMBER MAN Series.
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This part of the TIFF always is a bit of a Downer as two days’ time all the Starpower will have exited the City and then comes the agonizing year-long wait till it all returns. Day Eight of TIFF ‘13 was generally subdued with several confirmed Talent cancelling their Toronto visits including the likes of Ed Harris, Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Richard Madden.
Still, we managed to capture some of the brightest of Stars still remaining in our City including.
Annette Bening at the World Premiere of Romantic-Drama,The Face of Love, at VISA Screening Room. Bening was gracious to sign some Autographs upon arrival and exit and one lucky Fan was able to get a Photo with her even! The multiple Academy Award Nominee had to brave her Press Day alone as her Co-Star Ed Harris wasn’t able to attend today.
True Blood Star Ryan Kwanten stars in The Right Kind of Wrong, which sees him falling in love with a Bride-to-Be to another Man. The Film received the Gala treatment tonight at Roy Thomson Hall and the Aussie was spotted tonight at Blowfish following the Premiere of the Film.
SCTV Alumni Catherine O’Hara was in great spirits following the celebrations for her Film The Right Kind of Wrong, channelling Coco Chanel with her latest look. Despite zipping past the Press Line at her Premiere, O’Hara was certainly not shy with Fans, generously taking time with them upon returning to her Hotel.
After a week’s stay in the City, Rising Star Daniel Brühl flew out of Toronto earlier today after aggressively promoting Oscar Contenders Rush and The Fifth Estate during his TIFF ’13 visit. The Actor after a bit of nudging from Fans was nice enough to greet them upon exiting his Hotel.
It’s always a delight seeing Emma Thompson and we couldn’t resist another Photo with her all glammed-up tonight. The Oscar Winner was spotted chugging some Grey Goose Vodka straight from the bottle with her The Love Punch Co-Star Pierce Brosnan on the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
*All Photos taken on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Olympus E-PL5
As we enter the Halfway Point of TIFF ’13, the Starpower still is v. much alive in Toronto and I even got the chance to see a Movie amidst all my Star Chronicling, seeing Oscar-buzzed August: Osage Country this morning. Even then, I still spotted a certain Celebrity there!
Dermot Mulroney arrives at the Press Conference for August: Osage County and was kind to stop quickly for Fans after its start time was delayed.
Juliette Lewis was kindest of all, stopping for Fans before and following the August: Osage Country Press Conference earlier today, working the perimeter of the Barricades to cheers for Fans. Her performance in the Family-Drama will floor you as the fun-loving, hungry Sister to Julia Roberts and Daughter of Meryl Streep.
Ewan McGregor arrived at the Venue for August: Osage County‘s Press Conference by foot and was amazing to stop for Fans after several pleas afterward. Despite not being confirmed as of last week, the Scotsman let his Fans know he’d be visiting Toronto on his Twitter account a few days ago.
America’s Sweetheart Julia Roberts arrives at the Press Conference for August: Osage County a tad late and despite being rushed-in with the Junket running behind schedule, the stunning Roberts still made time to sign a few Autographs for the lucky on her way out. There already is Oscar Buzz for her work in this Film which premiered last night at Roy Thomson HallsansMeryl Streep who had cancelled late due to illness.
Already earning his way as an unconventional Sex Symbol, GIRLS Star Adam Driver surprised Fans arriving for a Photo Call for his latest Film TRACKS which premiered tonight at VISA Screening Room to a standing ovation. We also saw the Film in which he stars opposite Mia Wasikowska as a National Geographic Photographer.
Academy Award-winning Actress Emma Thompson always has maintained her sincerity and graciousness to Fans. We spotted her arriving in Toronto tonight and although few noticed, our flags were raised right away. Thompson appears at TIFF ’13 with The Love Punch opposite Pierce Brosnan and later this year she stars in Saving Mr. Banks, as the Author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers.
It’s Bond himself. While seeing August: Osage Country earlier this morning at VISA Screening Room, I looked down my row and noticed a familiar face – Pierce Brosnan! The Actor who appears in The Love Punch opposite Emma Thompson, was ushered-out discreetly after the Screening, where I snapped him leaving the Venue. I later spotted him at La Bettola di Terroni having Lunch.
Anyone who’s ever lined a Red Carpet at TIFF will know that Academy Award-Nominee Jessica Chastain is amazing. She always takes the time to pose for Fans and sign Autographs and is extremely classy about it. Although we missed her last year, she definitely is back and everyone’s taking notice as one of the Best-Dressed Starlets to visit our City at the Festival. Tonight she went to see Al Pacino at Massey Hall and likely will work the Party Circuit tonight afterward.
Few have floored me at TIFF ’13 like Daniel Radcliffe. The British Star, best known for his work as Harry Potter, has consistently been kind to Fans this visit to Toronto and tonight he premiered his third and final Film of the Festival, Kill Your Darlings. We will definitely miss him indeed when he’s gone.
Although we had no idea he still was in-town after debuting his Only Lovers Left Alive earlier in the Festival, Tom Hiddleston waved goodbye to Fans before flying-out. Fret not though Toronto, as the handsome Actor best known to Fans as Loki in Thor, will be back later this year, recently replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak.
He’s definitely back and in great spirits. Keanu Reeves unveiled his Martial Arts Flick, Man of Tai Chi tonight at Ryerson Theatre along with Co-Star Tiger Chen. After stopping for Fans earlier today, he was a bit rushed on the Red Carpet leaving several disappointed. Reeves was spotted on the Party Circuit last night, including a visit to Entertainment One‘s TIFF Party at The Roundhouse and also the InStyle Party at Windsor Arms Hotel.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
*Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Olympus E-PL5
At long last the TIFF ’13 Guest List has been announced and among the Marquee names we can expect to see in Toronto in two weeks are phenomenal! Although speak of Brad Pitt and George Clooney making appearances here didn’t amount to much more than rumour, this year the Female Contingent shines brightest with several of Hollywood’s A-List set to present their latest Oscar Vehicles here.
Among the Celebrities expected this year are:
Emilia Clarke, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Tom Felton, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Sarah Gadon, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Mike Myers, Emma Thompson, Kristen Wiig, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Amy Poehler, Keanu Reeves, Kate Winslet, Adam Driver, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Owen Wilson, Ralph Fiennes, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Gyllenhaal, JudeLaw, Jessica Chastain, Jai Courtney, Mila Kunis, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Idris Elba, Ed Harris, Michael C. Hall, Annette Benning, James McAvoy, Liam Neeson, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Foster, Anton Yelchin, Maria Bello, Jennifer Garner, Nicolas Cage, Daniel Brühl, Tom Hiddleston, Jack Huston, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Lange, Melissa Leo, Adam Levine, Catherine O’Hara, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Berenger, Tom Wilkinson, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Clive Owen, Zach Galifianakis, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Alan Rickman, Toni Collette, Josh Brolin, Alice Cooper, Tiger Chen, Rebecca Hall, Will Forte, Kevin Zegers, Taylor Kitsch, Juliette Binoche, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Thandie Newton, Terrence Howard, James Hetfield, Thomas Haden Church, Tim Robbins, Glenn Close, Dakota Fanning, Philip Glass and several more!
Keep checking back here as the Toronto International Film Festival makes additions as we get closer to Thursday, September 5, 2013 when TIFF ’13 kicks-off! The Festival runs till Sunday, September 15, 2013.
The official Schedule has been announced and you can now start planning your Festival right here. Download the Official Schedule right here!
Single Tickets go on sale on Sunday, September 1, 2013 on TIFF‘s Website here.
Things are about to get real exciting around here! Happy TIFF, indeed!
Former James Bond and all-around Stunner, Pierce Brosnan made a small crowd of Fans happy leaving VISA Screening Room last night following the Premiere of his latest Rom-Com, Love is All You Need. Heading off to Dinner in an Audi, Brosnan made a moment for them, signing Autographs. Class act.