Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Still from Like Crazy
Although the Toronto International Film Festival is only a little over two months away, there already is wide speculation about which major Oscars Keyplayers will be getting a Toronto Premiere here come September.  Although these are based purely on rumour, the below v. possibly could be screening in the City - meaning you just might be seeing these Stars here!

Here are a few Candidates:
We Need to Talk About Kevin – starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly; about a Mother recounting the series of events leading up to her Son’s massacring of students and teachers at his High School.
Sleeping Beauty – Australian film starring Emily Browning about a Girl who enters a secret underground Prostitution Ring, taking a sleep-inducing Drug which then allows her Clientele to have their way with her without any recollection.
The Ides of March – starring George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Evan Rachel Wood. A Staff Member to a new Presidential Candidate is given a quick, dirty Crash Course on Politics during his Campaign Trail.
Carnage – two Couples decide to meet after their Sons are involved in fight at School, with matters soon getting out-of-hand. Starring Jodi Foster, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly and Kate Winslet; directed by Roman Polanski who may or likely may not attend.
Like Crazy – a Sundance Film Festival favourite starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin; about a British girl who falls madly in love with an American and must leave the Country after she is banned from the U.S. for overextending her visit.
Melancholia - Lars von Trier's new Sci-Fi Film starring Kirsten Dunst, for which she won a Best Actress Award at Cannes in May.
Dream House – Toronto-filmed Thriller starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz; yes, the movie responsible for bringing together Craig and Weisz – perhaps their chemistry will burn down the house (literally)?
W.E. – Madonna’s directorial debut. A film which criss-crosses a modern day love story with the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
In the Land of Blood and Honey - Angelina Jolie's directorial debut; scheduled for a December release.  'nuff said.
The Descendants - George Clooney plays a Father who is forced to connect with his Daughters after their Mother suffers a boating accident and falls into a Coma.
I Don't Know How She Does It - Comedies always are welcome at TIFF due to the abundance of  meatier selections.   This one stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a Mother, Wife and Career Woman struggling to balance it all.
Warrior – an ex-Marine returns home to train as a MMA Fighter; stars Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte.
50/50 - Comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen about a Cancer Survivor's successful battle over the illness.
Contagion – the latest from Steven Soderbergh about an international team of Doctors who are sent on a task to handle the attack of a deadly disease. Stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard.
Take this Waltz - Canadian Director/Actress Sarah Polley's second Feature Film starring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman
Bel Ami - Period Piece set in France starring Robert Pattinson as a Charmer who manipulates his way through some influencial and Aristocratic French Women.  Also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.
Breakaway - Indo-Canadian collaboration about a Canadian Boy with Indian heritage who aspires to be a Hockey Player. Stars Rob Lowe, Russell Peters, Camilla Belle and features cameos by Drake and Ludacris.
The 13 Women of Nanjing - Zhang Yi-Mou's latest Drama about 13 sex workers who volunteer to escort invading soliders from Japan; stars Christian Bale.
A Dangerous Method – based on passionate affair between Carl Jung and one of his patients prior to the birth of Psychoanalysis; directed by David Cronenberg and starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Kiera Knightley.
Shame - Another Michael Fassbender-starring Film about a Playboy who has various sexual escapades only for this to change after his Sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him.
The Awakening - Rebecca Hall stars in this Horror about a Hoax Exposer who visits a School after sightings of a Child Ghost are reported.
Jesus Henry Christ – Toronto-filmed project produced by Julia Roberts which was a hit at the Tribeca Film Festival recently, stars Toni Collette and Michael Sheen.
Trespass – Thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage by Director Joel Schumacher about a Couple held for Ransom by a team of Predators.
Butter - about a Girl in the Midwest who learns she has a talent for Butter-carving.  Stars Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman and more.
Tinkor, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - a semi-retired Spy is forced back into the game to uncover a case about a Soviet Spy; stars Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth.
The Iron Lady - Film about British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep.
Young Adult - about a recently-divorced Writer who returns home and tries to rekindle a Romance with her ex-flame who now is married; stars Charlize Theron and is directed by Jason Reitman.
Drive - a Stuntman who also works as a Getaway Driver, discovers that someone has ordered a "hit" on him; stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks.
Friends with Kids - about a Couple who unlike their Friends don't aspire to have Children; directed and written by Jennifer Westfeldt and starring her longtime Boyfriend Jon Hamm, plus Kristen Wiig and Megan Fox.

(Photo credit: Paramount Pictures)


  1. love the selections, thx alot for the list!

  2. Crossing my fingers for Bel Ami!!! If it's there, I'm coming to visit you Will!!! lol :)