TIFF ’17 officially is switching into high gear as the starpower begins to pour over Toronto this weekend. Unlike previous years, we still are seeing a lot of action spilling into next Monday and Tuesday.
Greta Gerwig is getting tons of buzz for her work in autobiographical LADYBIRD, which she directs. We spotted the super-gracious Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf whom you remember from Sitcom Roseanne. Star Saoirse Ronan unfortunately couldn’t make it in this year despite being scheduled.
There is no celebrity as nice as Jessica Chastain and we are thrilled her performance in Toronto-made MOLLY’S GAME is getting raves. The Film marks the directorial debut of Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Watch Chastain own the fan chaos like a boss!
Everybody loves Charlie Day! The Funnyman stars in equally-funny Louis C.K.’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY at TIFF ’17. While Co-Stars John Malkovich and Edie Falco weren’t quite as giving as he, Day more than made-up for it taking the time out to greet an entire line of fans at Ryerson Theatre.
MARY SHELLEY recounts the eponymous Author’s first romance with Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and stars Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Maisie Williams and Bel Powley. Its stars rang-in its TIFF ’17 Premiere tonight at Roy Thomson Hall en route to a party at STORYS/RBC House. Attending by surprise was Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, whose wife Amelia Warner oversaw the Film’s music.
One of the best bashes of TIFF annually is the InStyle Magazine Party, brought to us by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Party drew-out an A-List crowd, along with several up-and-comers. See some of the names who graced the Carpet!
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment x Mr. Will want to give Readers across Canada a chance to witness the beauty… again! Following the Box Office record-breaking success of Disney‘s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST comes its Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand release! We are giving away copies of the tale as old as time on Blu-ray!
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. Now the stunning, cinematic event arrives home on June 6 on Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.
Fans who bring home “Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version. The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Céline Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.
Bonus features include:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD
⦁ Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
⦁ A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
⦁ The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
⦁ Making a Moment with Céline Dion – Céline shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”
⦁ From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
⦁ “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
⦁ “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
⦁ “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast”— You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
⦁ Deleted Scenes
⦁ Introduction by Director Bill Condon — Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
⦁ Gaston Courts Belle — Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
⦁ Bread and Jam for Agathe — On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
⦁ Storming the Ice Gates — The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
⦁ Lumière Torches LeFou — As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
⦁ Monsieur Toilette –– LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he’s startled by a castle resident.
⦁ Cogsworth Rescues Lumière — When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
⦁ Treacle the Lasses — Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
⦁LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite— After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
⦁ Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
⦁ Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
⦁ Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
⦁ “Belle” ⦁ “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box) ⦁ “Belle” (Reprise) ⦁ “Gaston” ⦁ “Be Our Guest” ⦁ “Days in the Sun” ⦁ “Something There” ⦁ “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre) ⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” ⦁ “Evermore” ⦁ “The Mob Sing” ⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release Disney‘s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-DemandTuesday, June 6, 2017.
With just under two weeks before its release, some new Clips from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 have just surfaced! In Clip 1, we see a shocked Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) learning that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) still is alive. In the Clip 2, we meet the Crew which Katniss will be working closely with, headed by Cressida (Natalie Dormer).
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.
See the Clips below.
“Meet the Crew”
See the Final Trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1:
eOne Films release THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGKAY, PART 1 on Friday, November 21, 2014.
Let’s be honest now. The Films being made in Toronto of late haven’t been all that enticing, but when we hear of something with substance being made we’re the first to give credit where it’s due. SPOTLIGHT from acclaimed Director and Actor Thomas McCarthy has been under production here in our City and although we’ve met most of the Cast already, we actually were rather excited about meeting the Man helming the Project. Although he was in-town during TIFF promoting The Cobbler, which stars Adam Sandler, McCarthy himself has been a bit illusive to us! SPOTLIGHT stars Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, John Slattery, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and more.
We were so happy today that we saw him out and about heading off for a day of filming. We recognized him right away Flags of our Fathers, The Wire, Law & Order, The Lovely Bones and Little Fockers. Surely at some point in your Television or Movie viewing, you’ve seen McCarthy! Production wraps in Toronto shortly so we’re so happy we got a chance to meet him, although we had no luck spotting Tucci, who’s been busy in the U.S. promoting his Cookbook.
Official Synopsis for SPOTLIGHT – believe me, it’s highly intriguing:
In 2001, the Boston Globe began an investigation that would rock the city and shock the world. SPOTLIGHT tells the story of that investigation, the story of Marty Baron (Schreiber), Ben Bradlee Jr. (Slattery) and the four members of the Globe‘s investigative Spotlight team – Walter Robinson (Keaton), Mike Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Matt Carroll (James) – who would sacrifice everything to expose the Boston Archdiocese‘s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests. For years, whispers of scandal were ignored by society, the media, by police and by the legal system. Silenced by shame, victims of sexual abuse often became victims of suicide. For their commitment to truth, the Spotlight team received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
SPOTLIGHT sheds new light on the investigation and the men and women who were integral to uncovering the story. It points to the necessity of good, local journalism, the type of journalism that has been decimated over the past fifteen years by the decline of the newspaper industry. Spotlight explores the larger themes of complicity and deference, attempting to grapple with the question of how an evil so widespread could go undetected for so long.
Finally! A Title we’re extremely excited about to film in our City this Fall. Acclaimed Writer/Actor/Director Thomas McCarthy and the Cast of Spotlight currently are in Boston beginning filming for the Drama based on a True Story. The Film centers on the Boston Globe‘s investigation, which began in 2001 uncovering an abuse scandal within the Boston Archdiocese involving several victims of sexual abuse at the hands of ordained Priests. Suicides resulted often among victims as a result of the shame they had experienced.
The Film stars Rachel McAdams (seen in above new Still), Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, James Slattery, Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James and Michael Keaton, the latter on the verge of a major career rebirth with all the acclaim BIRDMAN is receiving.
Filming takes place in Boston for the next week before heading to Toronto through early November. eOne Films will be handling distribution in Canada. We are terribly excited!
In other news, the Thriller Room starring Up-and-Comer Brie Larson is set to film in Toronto early October through mid-December. The Film its told from the perspective of a five-year-old Boy who is held captive in a room with is Mother, played by Larson. Lenny Abrahamson directs the Project.
Mr. Will Wong and Paramount Pictures want you to enter for a chance to win Advance Screening Passes to see one of this Summer’s most awaited Blockbusters, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION! Screenings take place Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Toronto and Montreal.
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
Watch the mindblowing Trailer:
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Contest deadline is Friday, June 20, 2014.
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Mark Wahlberg & I in Toronto:
Paramount Pictures release TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION on Friday, June 27, 2014.
TICK -TOCK. The Movie Event of the Year The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soon will be bestowed upon us and both eOne Films and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers an ultra-rare opportunity to attend the Canadian Premiere of this year’s most eagerly-awaited Cinematic Event!
After winning the Hunger Games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) return home before embarking on a Victory Tour of all 12 Districts. Before they leave, they find that the President is angry with them for breaking the rules, allowing them both to win.
In order for their families not to be punished, they have to prove to him that they’re really in love. There’s only one problem—Katniss was faking her emotions for the viewing audience at home, a fact that Peeta has to come to terms with.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire also stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Amanda Plummer and Sam Claflin.
Watch the Trailer below:
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Hold-up one second though! With the stakes being upped for both Katniss and Peeta in this second instalment of the Franchise, why not up the ante for our Wongsters too? That’s right – Mr. Will Wong is giving Readers – and his Readers only – a chance to win Pieces from his Collection signed by SAM CLAFLIN and Academy Award Winner JENNIFER LAWRENCE!
See ’em to believe ’em!
Just like The Hunger Games, two names will be drawn in this Lottery!
Will it be YOU?
Good luck, Wongsters.
eOne Films releases THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on Friday, November 22, 2013.
After their Victory in the 74th Hunger Games, Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen spark a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Katniss finds herself not only in a fight for her life, but also the lives of those whom she loves.
See the pandemonium in this gripping Final Trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz and Jeffrey Wright.
eOne Films releases The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Those lucky Folks attending San Diego Comic-Con this weekend got to see first this new Trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and wow, have they ever stepped it up? The Sequel to the 2012 Box Office Smash sees Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) drawn once again to compete in the 75th Hunger Games, competing against other previous Victors. “Who does she think she is? She has to be eliminated”, says President Snow (Donald Sutherland) upon learning of Katniss’ rebellion against The Capitol.
Watch the Trailer below:
eOne Films releases The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Friday, November 22, 2013. Hurry up, November!
Box Office Hit Jack the Giant Slayer soon is about the hit stores and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Mr. Will Wong would love to give Readers across North America the chance to win a copy of it on Blu-Ray Combo Pack!
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend… and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) and starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.
In celebration of its release, don’t forget to check-out this super-fun Jack the Giant Slayer App below:
The App allows you to:
• Control the Action! – Move your mouse across the GIFS and take control of action-packed scenes from Jack the Giant Slayer. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF THE ACTION!
• How Brave Are You? QUIZ – Are you brave like Jack? Do beanstalks and “giant” challenges make you afraid or courageous? Take the quiz to find out!
• Giant Soundboard – Jack the Giant Slayer is filled with epic giant stomps, sword slashes and thunderous sounds! Play with official sound effects from the movie and compose your own “giant hit song”!
Watch the Trailer:
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