Terminally-ill matriarch Lily (Susan Sarandon) invites her family and close friend to her home for one final gathering.
Blackbird has a lot of emotional impact and a captivating story at its core about assisted-suicide. In using multiple characters, Screenwriter Christian Torpe is able to give a well-balanced view on this often tough topic. Those characters are brought beautifully to the screen by the impeccable Sarandon, along with scene-stealing and at times comedic Kate Winslet, and the captivating Mia Wasikowska.
Blackbird screens at TIFF on Fri, Sep 6 at Roy Thompson Hall at 9:30 PM, Sat, Sep 7 at Roy Thompson Hall at 12 PM, and Fri, Sep 13 at Princess of Wales at 3 PM.
Rain and the cold can’t stop us! While this has been one of the chillier editions of TIFF ever, the show must still go on! Lots of amazing sightings as the Festival gets ready to hit a high-point this weekend! See the snaps!
Although the rain repeatedly held us back, we gained a bit of star-spotting momentum midday. Here’s some snaps from the rain-filled first Saturday of the Festival! Brrr.
Matt Damon. Lightning strikes twice and despite hearing rumours he was flying back to Europe to film the latest Bourne installment, we can confirm we saw him right before our eyes again heading to the Entertainment Weekly party!
Jean-Marc Vallée. We love Dallas Buyers Club and it was a great pleasure meeting finally the Canadian Filmmaker who created that masterpiece. He was represented by Opening Night Gala Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Our George Kozera attended the Premiere of He Named Me Malala by Davis Guggenheim at Ryerson Theatre and the response was unanimously positive for the Documentary. A Skype session with young activist Malala Yousafzai herself was held in the Q&A.
Mr. Will and eOne Films want to take Toronto Readers to the Premiere of Toronto-filmed Thriller, THE CALLING! The Screening takes place Friday, August 29, 2014 at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas.
Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) doesn’t usually get called to the scene of a murder in the sleepy town of Port Dundas. When an elderly woman is murdered, Micallef discovers during her investigation that the woman may be the victim of a serial killer.
Ben Wingate (Topher Grace), an ambitious police officer recently transferred from Toronto, joins her on the case to discover who the murderer is before he kills anyone else.
Based on the Novel written by Inger Ash Wolfe.
THE CALLING also stars Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Gil Bellows, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl and Kristin Booth.
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eOne Films release THE CALLING on Friday, August 29, 2014.
We almost forgot about TAMMY for a second there! A brand new Trailer has just surfaced for this hilarious-looking Collaboration between Funnywoman Melissa McCarthy and Husband Ben Falcone!
Official Synopsis: Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint and, instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
Watch it below:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release TAMMY on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Absolutely ridiculous! Melissa McCarthy in her element yet again. Teaming-up with her Husband Ben Falcone, who writes and directs the Funnywoman’s next effort, TAMMY, we get a quick glimpse of what could be the Comedy of the Summer in this hilarious Teaser Trailer!
After losing her job and learning that her Husband has been unfaithful, a Woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking Grandmother.
TAMMY also stars Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates and Falcone!
The Sightings are pouring in for That ’70s Show Star Topher Grace, which has many of us asking – just what is the Eric Forman doing in Toronto? Spotted at a Moroco Chocolat grabbing Dinner, Subway last week grabbing a Sandwich and at an exclusive GC Timepieces Party, the Camera-shy Actor turned quite a few surprised heads last week.
Grace is in-town till mid-April filming Thriller The Calling from Director Jason Stone. The Film which has him starring alongside Susan Sarandon, centers around a Detective named Hazel Micallef who works in a quiet town which gets awakened by a string of gruesome murders. It also is based on the Novel by Inger Ash Wolfe and re-teams Sarandon and Grace together once again. Their Rom-Com The Big Wedding hits theatres on April 26, 2013 via eOne Films. Filming for The Calling is set to take place in Pickering this week.
Want to approach him for a Photo? Think twice. Eager Fans asked him repeatedly for a Photo last week, but unfortunately were denied. Grace likes his Privacy.
VVS Films, Touchwood PR and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to see Arbitrage next week – Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Varisty Cinemas. Richard Gere is featured here in easily his best performance in years, while a solid Support Cast also are garnering tons of Awards buzz including Susan Sarandon, Nate Parker and Brit Marling.
Nicholas Jarecki’s directorial debut is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller‘s also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Côte (Laetitia Casta). Just as he’s about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller’s past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?
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See the Trailer below:
VVS Films release Arbitrage on Friday, September 28, 2012
Fans were delighted to see acclaimed Actress Susan Sarandon arriving at the Press Conference for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Sci-Fi Epic, Cloud Atlas, making her way into the Crowd to sign some Autographs. Although it was only last year we saw her here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Thelma & Louise, it is always a delight to see her light-up a Crowd with her smile. Beauty!