Review in a Hurry: Ah, young love. An “emotionally disturbed” orphan ditches his scouting troop to run away with the object of his adolescent obsession, a local “troubled” girl. This year’s opener for the Cannes Film Festival, the delightful Moonrise Kingdom marks a career high for offbeat auteur Wes Anderson. Scout’s honor.
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Gigantism has taken over the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, North America’s and probably the world’s biggest, a state fair without livestock – unless we consider the stars and filmmakers stand-ins for the heifers and sheep that shine for the autumnal crowds who make state fairs an annual must see.
TIFF embraces the public, many of whom will take their vacations so they can indulge in a 10-day binge of all day, all night filmgoing and TIFF embraces movies – I think the only commercial films not here are the ones that for one reason or another decided to skip Toronto, like Peter Greengrass’s CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Ben Stiller’s THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and Spike Jonesz’ HER, all of which have exclusive deals to premiere at the suddenly competitive New York Film Festival which begins at the end of this month.
TIFF’s unbelievable bounty means, of course, that no one can see it all or even see the “most important’ movies whatever that might mean. Among the docs, the midnight movies, the Canadian entries, the international entries are Hollywood’s Oscar hopefuls for after Cannes, Toronto is now the next and perhaps most prominent spot to begin building vital Oscar buzz.
That has certainly happened with Steve McQueen’s awesome, awesomely brutal and astounding 12 YEARS A SLAVE which is so richly layered, lushly photographed and composed and serenely composed it stands already as a movie outside the normal bounds of cinema as an event. It’s as if McQueen who is
Following the aggressive promotion and successful debut of her new single “Roar”, Katy Perry now channels her energy towards the release of her forthcoming new album “Prism” due on October 22. The 28-year-old pop star unveiled its cover artwork during her September 6, Friday guest appearance on “Good Morning America”.
“If you missed it on the JUMBOTRON on @GMA, here it is – my #PRISM album cover, shot by the wonderful Ryan McGinley!” tweeted Perry along with the image, a washed out photo of her standing in the middle of a sunflower field. Looking more naturally beautiful compared to her previous wig-wearing ways, the artwork is a refreshing visual for the entertainer who’s trying to reinvent herself. Full Post…
Josh Duhamel was caught making his way into the Jimmy Kimmel studios to shoot an appearance in Hollywood. The actor wore a pair of Joes Jeans Brixton Trousers in Ultra Blue.
Usually Im not a fan of saturated blue colors (unless it is navy), but there is something about these that I find pretty cool. They also come in one of my favorites fits from Joes. It is so classic and a great transitional piece from season to season.