Sitting in a downtown Toronto hotel's health club, dressed in a casual blue top, jeans and flip flops, Christopher Heard looks every bit as comfortable in this surroundings as he would in his own house. This should come as no surprise, as he has recently spent 2 years living in The Royal York hotel as a "Writer in Residence" while completing his latest book The Suite Life - The Magic and Mystery of Hotel Living.
Hollywood royalty walked the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a rare appearance on September 9 to promote Pitt's latest film, Moneyball.
The busy days of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival have arrived, and I'm frankly living in my bliss. There are hassles and troubles here and there, and it can be annoying managing the schedule, but it's going great so far.
In honour of next week's release of Source Code on DVD and Blu-ray, and because it's one of my favorite topics, this week for DVD Tuesday I'm counting down the ten best time travel movies. From science fiction, action, adventure, and horror, to comedy, and even a romantic comedy or two, these movies cover almost every genre, and I'm ranking them not just on how great the movie is, but also, how well they approach a time travel story.
New this week at a theatre near you: Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in the odd-couple comedy, Due Date; Will Ferrell plays the winningly bad bad-guy in the animated comedy, Megamind; and a look at the political thriller, Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray: blood flies and the Nazis get their due in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds; a bachelor party in Las Vegas goes hilariously wrong in The Hangover; plus a look at The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, G-Force, and Taking Woodstock.
Opening in theatres this weekend, Quentin Tarantino's doubiously spelled Inglourious Basterds debuts alongside the political satire of In The Loop, and the far out family comedy, Shorts.
Coming to home video this week, Brad Pitt goes through the aging process for the epic drama, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Also out now, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in the drama Last Chance Harvey; Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor try to survive London's terrible future in Incendiary; and in the Hindi film Chandni Chowk to China, a lowly cook has to become a kung fu hero.