2016 certainly was one for the books. I admit feeling terribly guilty every time someone claimed how horrible the year was when I secretly felt otherwise! Whether it be the amazing Films I saw, singling-out LA LA LAND, which I will say is the one of the finest to be released in the past decade, or songs on the radio – we love a return to strong melancholy melodies – the year gave us many memories to hold on to. And to think we used to scoff at Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd … now they’re on repeat on our Spotify account.
If there was a big name in town, we were there and this will be defined as the year we met our faves Gwyneth Paltrow, James Corden, Anne Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson, Rooney Mara and Emma Stone. We admit, we’re a bit mortified we’ll run out of heroes to meet!
And let’s not forget my love of horses. My travels to New York and California brought me together with icons like California Chrome, Beholder, Lady Eli and star of tomorrow, Classic Empire – the early favourite for May’s Kentucky Derby. My favourite horsey moment though? Meeting “Princess” aka A Pic by MrWill, my own namesake, for the first time back in February! I will miss her as she enjoys the sun and sand in Florida this winter, but look forward to her being a tough machine in the spring after her winter training.
Join me on a walk down memory lane one more time! And check back this weekend as we check-in with Team Mr. Will including Justin Waldman, Jon Godfrey, Dave Baldwin, Siobhán Rich, Amanda Gilmore + George Kozera as they give us their Best-Ofs!
TOP TEN FILMS
1. La La Land
3. Bridget Jones’s Baby
4. Nocturnal Animals
7. A Bigger Splash
9. Florence Foster Jenkins
Into You – Ariana Grande
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Let Me Love You – DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber
Starboy – The Weeknd
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Cheap Thrills – Sia ft. Sean Paul
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
No – Meghan Trainor
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Lifted – CL
All About Us – Jordan Fisher
Love Like That – Mayor Hawthorne
Just Like Fire – P!nk
This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Lost Boy – Ruth B
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Spirits – The Strumbellas
Let it Go – James Bay
Work from Home – Fifth Harmony
City of Stars – Ryan Gosling
Audition – Emma Stone
Aside from being known for her phenomenal Academy Award-winning body of work, the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow also is equally adept as a Tastemaker and Businesswoman. We’ve all heard of her better living newsletter GOOP, but her latest venture juice BEAUTY is beginning its foray to Canadian households. Its sights set high with distribution through Holt Renfrew.
Holding the title of Creative Director, Paltrow along with founder Karen Behnke, visited Toronto today to promote the skin care and cosmetic line at Holt Renfrew on Bloor today. They were just in New York yesterday. Taking the stage on the mezzanine, the duo spoke about their line of products which are based from botanical juices and anti-oxidant rich.
Paltrow says, “People don’t approach makeup bags with the same consciousness as grocery bags.”. “50 years ago, lots of pesticides were being used. We want to trust that the government is looking after us, but consumers have taken that into theie own hands.”. “Now you see Whole Foods on every corner. People are more careful about things they are ingesting. Beauty is following suit.”.
When understanding trends, Paltrow looks to her trendy 12-year-old daughter who pays mind to Vloggers. Often she takes that feedback and uses it for GOOP and juice.
Earlier in the day, Paltrow met with some lucky contest winners who won a Meet & Greet with her, before lunching at Holt Renfrew Café with the likes of Galen Weston, who was seen perusing he set-up to satisfsaction as George Michael blared through the speakers. Fans snacked on generous gifts of Village Juicery juice and nomz Energy Bites.
eOne Films and Mr. Will want Readers across Canada to witness the greatness that is Johnny Depp in MORTDECAI and Gwyneth Paltrow in her beloved British accent. I repeat, Gwyneth. BRITISH ACCENT!!! Screenings take place Thursday, January 22, 2014 in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax and Victoria.
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Watch the impossible charming Trailer:
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will on Facebook. Indicate your City, please. Also, you may click “share” from there for an extra chance or Re-Tweet the below:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/mortdecai @MRWILLW wants us to #win Passes to see #JohnnyDepp in #MORTDECAI across Canada! Out 1/23!
Good luck, Willionaire$!
eOne Films release MORTDECAI on Friday, January 23, 2015.
Mr. Will Wong and Mongrel Media want you to win a copy of the Comedy THANKS FOR SHARING, which premiered at TIFF ’12! The Film boasts a phenomenal Ensemble Cast which includes Mark Ruffalo, P!nk, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Josh Gad.
Three unlikely friends — Adam (Ruffalo), Mike (Robbins) and Neil (Gad) — all come from very different backgrounds. Adam is a young Man desperate to win the heart of a beautiful Woman (Gwyneth Paltrow); Mike is a Sponsor for Addicts, but he’s debilitated by his own need to be needed by others and Neil is a young Doctor whose career suffers because of his repeated lying.
Despite their differences, the three men share one big commonality: they’re all undergoing treatment to recover from their Sex Addiction so that for the first time in their lives, they can begin to form real, meaningful relationships.
Watch the Trailer below:
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. Share this Post on Facebook or Re-Tweet the below to double your chances:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/thanksforsharing @MRWILLW wants us to #win #THANKSFORSHARING on DVD. In stores now!
Good luck. This Giveaway is open to Canadian Readers only.
Mongrel Media releases THANKS FOR SHARING, now out on Video-on-Demand, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.
Beyond excited! I’m packing-up and heading out to New York City for a few days to capture the Festivities at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which always has been a dream of mine to experience. Like the rest of us I won’t be inside, but still I’ll be admiring the Fashion from the outside and sure to snap lots of Photos and hopefully meet some of my Idols! The theme this year is Punk and hosting is Rooney Mara, while Beyoncé will act as Honourary Chair.
Things will be a bit quiet for the next couple days, but be sure to check back upon my return for what surely will be lots of excitement! Expected this year are the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Florence Welch, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Kanye West and several, several more.
If you’d like to join-in on the fun at watch the Met Gala Red Carpet, be sure to stream it live 7:00 PM EST on Monday, May 6, 2013. Click here to Vogue‘s Live Streaming.
See you when I’m back! I’ll be uploading Photos on my Instagram and Twitter in the interim, so check there for the latest!
Toronto truly got a treat tonight as Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada hosted a special Advance Screening of Iron Man 3! Held at Cineplex Odeon – Yonge & Dundas, the most Die-Hard of Fans were gifted with Limited Edition Iron Man 3-D Glasses and Cardboard Do-It-Yourself-Iron Men. Memorabilia also was fully on-display at the Event and an Actor even came dressed as Iron Man ringing-in the festivities. More importantly however, tonight’s Audience had the pleasure of seeing Academy Award Nominee Don Cheadle in-person. The Actor plays the important role of War Machine/Colonel James Rhodes, also known as Iron Man/Tony Stark‘s (Robert Downey Jr.) Right-Hand Man in the Franchise.
After a busy day of Press, a Dressy-Casual Cheadle in jeans, a vest and tie, punctually walked the Red Carpet tonight, meeting a crowded mix of TV, Online and Radio Media. Two lucky Fans even got to pose with their Idol on the Red Carpet after winning a Contest, securing a rare Photo Op!
I had the pleasure of chatting with Cheadle quickly about his experience working closely with Downey and he had nothing but the highest praise of praise for the Franchise Star.“I think we just both got along working with each other”, he says. “There’s a mutual respect there and we appreciate the job we’re doing and obviously Robert is carrying the Lion’s Share of the Franchise for everybody, so it’s really daunting and you want to support him in the best way. So it’s nice that you feel that you have a lane and he provides that. “.
After previewing this third Installment, Fans certainly will not be disappointed with Writer/Director Shane Black‘s witty comedic sense and the Ladies will swoon even more for Downey as his love for Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow)gets tested like never before with the surfacing of destructive and villainous Dr. Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
Watch a Clip of my Chat with Cheadle below:
See our Snaps below (special thanks to The Arts Scene’s Adnan Mohamedbhai & Steven Fernandez!):
I happened to nab an extra pair of those Limited Edition Iron Man 3-D Glasses and a Do-It-Yourself Paper Iron Man! Click here for details on how to win ’em!
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada releases Iron Man 3 this Friday, May 3, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Adnan Mohamedbhai/Steven Fernandez)
With just about a month and a half to go to release date, this brand new Character Poster for Iron Man 3 has surfaced, capturing all the intensity and Drama of the Blockbuster in one. This version merges previously seen individual character posters of all Principals in the Film: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle). By far my favourite of the bunch so far!
Check it out below:
Iron Man 3 hits theatres May 3, 2013.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada/Marvel)
At long last, the final 2:30 minute Theatrical Trailer for Iron Man 3 has premiered, with Yahoo! Movies getting the Exclusive and the stakes are even higher with Tony Stark(Robert Downey Jr.) having some fun with some new suits. For the first time ever, he’s able to place on others – including his beloved Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), whom we learn is subject to some experimenting by Genetic Scientist, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) at the request of powerful The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
Watch the Trailer below:
Also, check-out this amazing new Poster for the Movie, just released last week!:
May 3, 2013. Suit-up.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Marvel)
Does the Man make the Suit or does the Suit make the Man? That is the question Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is faced with as his personal world is destroyed and every turn he makes to find who did it, is a true test of strength. In advance of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Disney has released another new Clip from one of their marquee Titles, Iron Man 3!
Iron Man 3 stars also Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale,Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley.
See the official Poster below:
Watch the Teaser below:
Disney releases Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! A brand new Teaser Poster for IRON MAN 3 has just surfaced, to prepare us for the Blockbuster’s May 3, 2013 release. Here we see Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, ready and eager to unleash IRON MAN. Are you ready?
Expect Director Shane Black ‘s (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) take on the adored Superhero to be a bit darker, with the stakes even higher. Things look even more intense than ever for Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark as he is forced not only to save the World, but save the one Person he cares most about.
A brand new Teaser Trailer also has been made available below via iTunes: