11 items from 2010
Every year, the Toronto International Film Festival showcases some of the year’s most exciting and must-see movies, and 2010 isn’t going to be any different. Fifty films showing at this year’s festival have been announced and I’m (unsurprisingly) bitter-as-hell that I’m not going to be there. Films making their various premieres (World, North American, etc.) include Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go (image above), and Ben Affleck’s The Town. While the line-up includes plenty of films that have already premiered at other festivals (including Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Julian Schnabel’s Miral, and Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe), it will be the first time they’ll be showing up on our quaint little 9.5 million square mile-continent.
Hit the jump for a list of all 50 films. The 2010 Toronto International Film »
- Matt Goldberg
Here comes the 35th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, and the line-up thus far of Galas and Special Presentations (that is code for High Profile Films) is looking quite stellar. In this first taster, there are new films from Kim Ji-Woon, Andrew Lau (and not even in the Midnight Madness portion, those films have not been announced yet!) Stephen Frears, Mark Romanek, Darren Aronfosky, Michael Winterbottom, Sylvain Chomet, Mike Leigh, François Ozon, Tran Anh Hung, Guillaume Canet, John Cameron Mitchell, Danis Tanovic, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Julian Schnabel and Im Sang-Soo. Please sirs, I want some more!
No signs of Terrence Malick yet, but fingers crossed!
Full Press Release from Tiff:
"On the occasion of our 35th anniversary, we are thrilled to announce this selection of important and notable films," says Piers Handling, Director and CEO of Tiff. "The richness and diversity of this year's Galas and Special »
The Toronto International Film Festival will be celebrating its 35th year this September and it has announced today the first batch of big premieres. Some highlights include Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan, Robert Redford‘s The Conspirator, John Madden‘s The Debt, Tom Hooper‘s The King’s Speech, and Mark Romanek‘s Never Let Me Go. Check out the initial line-up below.
The Bang Bang Club. Steven Silver, Canada/South Africa World Premiere The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers, Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa and the final demise of apartheid. The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of these young men – and the extraordinary extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures. The film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, »
- Jordan Raup
There’s a certain expectation when you watch a trailer for a drama based on what you’re told is an “inspiring” true-life tale. There are the quick cuts, the speeches about how X will do Y, the rising score, the slow-mo over emotional moments and hugs… And they’re all present in this new trailer for Conviction. But while the promo might fall victim to some of the clichés of the genre, the cast looks solid, with Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows among the ensemble.Conviction as a title here has a dual meaning taken from the actual events. Betty Anne Waters’ (Swank) older sibling Kenny (Rockwell) is shoved in prison for murder in 1983. Betty Anne decides that she’ll get him out. But she doesn’t bake him a cake with a file in it – that would be too easy. And wouldn »
Sometimes we resent how the biological drive takes the great actresses away from us for years at a time or even forever. We're selfish about movies. Sue us. You'll be hearing or saying "Happy Mother's Day" all day today -- call your mother! -- but just for something a bit different we'd like to wish the following actresses and directors a "Happy Day!" even though they never had children (biological or adopted).
There's more than one way to give back to the universe and live on past your own time.
These women have given us much to enjoy so Happy Day to them, too. Some of them, like Katharine Hepburn, are no longer with us and some of them, like Zeéeee and The Lovely Laura Linney may yet still have children... but that's no reason not to cherish what any of them have already given the world over the years. »
- NATHANIEL R
We love women around here. Okay, not in that way, but we do love them and can certainly appreciate their many charms. Unfortunately, we spend so much time on AfterElton.com talking about the menfolk that it might lead you to think otherwise.
To remedy that, the AfterElton.com staff put their heads together and compiled a list of Ten Women We Love in 2010. Of course, this is far from a complete roster. There are lots of ladies missing: our mothers, Judge Judy, Rachel Maddow and Kathy Griffin to name just a few. What we were looking for with this list however were women we admire with strong breakout stories this year. Maybe they are a standout on a new hit TV show, or perhaps they've demonstrated unusual bravery and grace in fighting Glbt discrimination, or possibly they've been around for a long time, but have had a recent career »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you're dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org Question: In honor of Neil Patrick Harris being cast in the Smurfs movie, you should give us some big scoop. It's what the Smurfs would want. —Riina Ausiello: Actually, I just conducted a straw poll in Smurf Village and turns out what the Smurfs really wanted was me, not Nph. All kidding aside, I really did conduct a poll. And I won. By a landslide. Seriously. Moving on... here's your big scoop: »
- Michael Ausiello
Good old season two of Scrubs started off with Dr. Cox angry at J.D. for finding out his mentee slept with his ex-wife and ended with Cox discovering that Jordan's baby, Jack, was actually son.
Along the way we had some incredible guest stars, including Tasty Coma Wife (Amy Smart), Turk's borther (D.L. Hughley), the reason Cox and Jordan got divorced (Jay Mohr) and Turk and J.D.'s old college buddy, Spence (Ryan Reynolds).
Overall, the second season will always be one of our favorites and had some of the most memorable Scrubs moments. Now's your chance to relive the season with some of our favorite Scrubs quotes from the season.
Here's just some of our favorite Scrubs season two quotes, you can follow the previous link for the rest!
Dr. Cox [to J.D.]: Do you know how I know this is your's, Farrah? Because when I paged you »
- email@example.com (The Barnacle)
Photo: Screen Actors Guild And we're back again less than a week after the Golden Globes brought us confirmation Avatar is not only a box-office juggernaut, but also a potential awards show king. However, tonight won't be Avatar's night as it is not among the nominees at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which means any number of other films can see their stock rise as the actors weigh in with their opinion when it comes to the best of the year. I will be here all night long starting around 4:30 Pm Pst with up-to-the-minute commentary and winners just like I was for the Golden Globes (read that here) and will do for the Oscars in March. But tonight is about the SAGs so before we get to the commentary there are a few things to preview.
First off, on Wednesday I asked you to predict who would win »
- Brad Brevet
George Clooney, Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep will be among the stars presenting at the Jan. 23 Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was announced Thursday. Clooney, a four-time SAG Award best actor winner, was nominated for his performance in Up in the Air. Baldwin, who will co-host the Oscars in March with Steve Martin, got a SAG Award nod again this year for the NBC hit show 30 Rock. Streep is up for leading actress for her role in Julie & Julia. Sandra Bullock, who is nominated for leading actress for The Blind Side, will present the Life Achievement Award to Betty White, »
- Catherine Donaldson-Evans
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org Question: How about kicking off the New Year with a House scoop? —Christopher Ausiello: I'm hearing something about a marriage proposal coming in the second half of the season. Also, remember House's loony bin lay, Lydia? There's buzz she may get a shout-out in the upcoming episode directed by Hugh Laurie. Let's hope Cuddy isn't within earshot! Question: When Glee returns in April, will the storylines continue as if no time had elapsed, »
- Michael Ausiello
11 items from 2010
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