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(1) So I noticed that I never actually posted my TIFF Darren pictures (and Kristen Wiig's) on my LJ LOL Brain fart, wow





I saw Imogene and it was good. Darren had 2 make-out scenes, was shirtless twice, wore guyliner, spoke French, sang twice and dirty danced with Wiig. What? I noticed the important things ;P The movie is funny -- not Bridemaids/Hangover funny, more character-driven funny (I think that's how you describe it). Main complaint was the ending -- it felt abrupt and was your standard cliched everybody-got-what-they-wanted ending.

(2) Madonna concert. Damn woman didn't start until 10:30, which meant concert ended at 12:30. On a week night *head desk* She looked great. Did a pretty good mix of her old & new stuff. The first 4-5 songs was some sort of storyline with all this religious imagery (still doing that, Madge?) and Madonna killing some guy, having a fight in a hotel room & going to jail. It was weird and over-the-top. The rest of the concert was more standard fare and much more enjoyable. As I was pretty far away, I just took some video. Here's "Like a Prayer" and "Celebration", the 2 closing numbers.





(3) Who's watching The New Normal? How cute is that show!? Of course, it doesn't hurt that Ryan Murphy has described it as future!Klaine deciding to have a baby :) Apparently though, a lot of it is based on Murphy's own life. I have a soft spot for Justin Bartha since National Treasure. I know of Andrew Rannells as he's the Book of Mormon guy. I hope they have him sing on the show. Oh! Reading up on Rannells, he was here as part of the Jersey Boys cast but I missed him :( His last show was Dec 8, 2008 and I saw the show on Dec 28th.

the rest of my tiff pictures

It was a long & tiring weekend. Got about 4 hours of sleep each night. Played host to 2 crazy Darren fangirls and met many more. Thank goodness for Cloud Atlas cause that movie has a shitton of actors in it!

Depp, Kinnear, Berry, Hanks, Grant, Weaving, Lawrence, Ruffalo, Wishaw, Cooper, Smith, Watson, Dobrev and moreCollapse )

it's that crazy time of year again

TIFF 2012 begun. 2 red carpets in 1 night. My feet still hurt. Was up VERY early this morning and currently have 2 crazy Darren Criss fans sleeping in my living room after driving all night from NYC because today is DARREN CRISS DAY at TIFF!

But before all that, here are pictures from last night from the premieres of Looper and On the Road. click for picsCollapse )

a day of disappointments and successes

Disappointment: Missed Yvonne Strahovski who was here for Killer Elite :( Jason Statham? Robert DeNiro? Whatever. I wanted to see Sarah Walker!! *criez*

Disappointment: Press conference for A Dangerous Method, Fassbender was a no show but did see the other cast basically ignore the fansCollapse )

Success: Red carpet for Melancholia. Hello pretty pretty men whose shows I never really watched (and one Kirsten Dunst)Collapse )

Disappointment/Success: Red carpet for Drive. Considering the crowd, I was in a pretty good position to see Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston. But the fail that is my camera + night time continued so let's look at R's pictures instead! Gosling and CranstonCollapse )

All in all, it wasn't a bad night. Not too disappointed with my Gosling failure as I got great pictures last year. Still bummed about Yvonne though.

Off to the suburbs to have lunch with the family for Mid-Autumn Festival. Hopefully will be back in time to see Cory Montieth tonight! From his tweet, sounds like he flew in last night.

tiff has begun and it's already a success

For me, this year's TIFF will be a short one. Due to work, not taking any days off cause I've used up all my vacation days and having the Mid-Autumn Festival falling this weekend (read: trekking to Markham for family get-together), my stalking will be limited. However, after tonight's gala of Moneyball because of Brad & Angelina, I've declared it a success already!

By the time I got to the red carpet after work, the crowd was already huge, especially the area across from the press. I remembered how the last time Brad & Angelina were here for TIFF, they walked the entire line so I banked on that happening again and waited further down where the crowd wasn't as big. Other stars came -- Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Anna Faris, Jonah Hill -- and not one of them made it down my way.

Brad & Angelina arrive. The crowd goes nuts. Looked like they signed some autographs and then did what I hoped they would do. They walked down to our end, didn't sign anything but just spent about 30 seconds waving to the crowd. I don't know why all the actors don't do this, it takes less than a minute and endears them to the fans.



a few more under the cutCollapse )


The next gala was for Ides of March. Clooney is another one that would walk the entire line and he did so again this time. I barely got a glimpse of the other actors. Gone are the days when you can show up about 45 mins earlier and still get a decent spot. People's ladders are getting taller and the crowds are getting bigger. You really have to camp out for hours now if you want a prime location. I miss the good ol' days of TIFF stalking LOL

Then again, it was only Clooney and Gosling and I've got great pictures of them in the past so I wasn't too bummed. You know when you've been doing this for too long when your reaction is "Clooney again??" :D

tiff part 6 + other

Last post for TIFF 2010 (unless a certain Ms Knightley is in town tomorrow). Can't believe we survived another one. Met some new people -- one just happened to be the wife of the head security guy at the Hyatt so score on that!

Anyway, Wednesday night, R and I split duties -- I went to Ryerson; she went to Roy Thomson Hall.

the night of 2 Ryans, a serial killer & a missed opportunityCollapse )

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I have spent the last 2 days spending way too much time reading Merlin Big Bang fanfics. Does anyone have any favourites? I've read about 6 of them, gave up on one and while the others were good, they weren't 'I can't stop reading this!' good.

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I don't follow tennis at all but thought this was v cute



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OK this has been all over my f-list but it just needs to be re-posted so apologies if you've seen this a million times already.



OK, if I didn't do RPS before, I do now. COLIN HAS A PIECE OF BRADLEY'S HEART OMG THEY WRITE SONGS TOGETHER OMG OMG ♥♥♥♥

tiff part 5

Small post today. Neither Winona Ryder or Natalie Portman stopped which sucked but R was able to get a good pic of Portman as she practically ran to the car. And I missed the red carpet with Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren cause I fell asleep but R was there and scored with great pics. I did go to the red carpet for Buried to see Ryan Reynolds but I didn't get one decent shot of him. Just take my word he was looking fine in a grey suit. Signed lots of autographs which was nice.

portman cassell caan farmiga reeves kidman eckhart worthington mirrenCollapse )

tiff part 4

Smaller post today. Missed some celebs at the press conferences but did get who I really wanted -- Hilary Swank and Ryan Reynolds *swoons*. Red carpet for Ceremony was a success with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Micheal Angarano \o/ Red carpet for Black Swan was a total non-success as I didn't get one decent shot of Vincent Cassell, Barbara Hersey, Winona Ryder, Dominic Cooper & Natalie Portman /o\ Here's hoping for a press conference *crosses fingers*

click for picsCollapse )

tiff part 3

So tired. Cut the evening short. Relaxed in front of the tv. Feet hates me. Pictures under the cut.Collapse )

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