Hello there, my movie-loving muchachos! Grab your most glamorous pair of sunglasses, the overpriced accessory of your choice, and your entourage, because today we’re heading to the Toronto International Film Festival!
Yes, once again it’s that time of year where the beautiful people take over my neighbourhood, and I spend an extra ten minutes on my mascara in the morning in case I run into Ryan Gosling at Starbucks*. The festival opens tomorrow and runs until September 15th , and I’m pleased to announce that all manner of funny named actors and actresses will be making appearances to support their films.
Here are some of the highlights on Amb’s “Must Stalk” – er, “Would Love to Oh-So-Casually Run Into” list:
And that’s just a sampling. The award for “Most Funny Names in a Single Cast” goes to “12 Years a Slave” which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Quvenzhané Wallis and Alfre Woodard! Plus, it just so happens to be TIFF’s most buzzed about flick this year.
I’m all corybantic at the thought of so much funny-named star power being right
here in my own backyard! Not to mention at the fact that I’ve gotten tickets to two films so far – a neorealist drama from Mexican director Alberto Morais called “The Kids from the Port” and an American romance called “Can a Song Save Your Life” starring the delicious (and deliciously named) Mark Ruffalo, as well as Keira Knightley, Yaslin Bey, otherwise known as Mos Def, CeeLo Green, and, wait for it, Adam Levine. Can you even stand it?!? My head’s exploding already.
That’s it for me today, folks – I’m off to stock up on mascara and long distance camera lenses. I’ll be chronicling my adventures in Hollywood North over the next few days on my home blog, Words Become Superfluous, so make sure you stop by to find out if Ryan and I declare our love for each other over vanilla soy lattes!
* You never know, it could happen! Sightings from past years include Amber Tamblyn, Liv Tyler, Will Ferrell, and Samuel L Jackson in a Whole Foods Market, of all places. Do you not have someone who will pick up your organic produce for you, Sam?!?