The Toronto International Film Festival did not slow down much this year after the first busy weekend, which was kind of a surprise. For as long as I’ve been going to TIFF, the first four days of the festival have always been blockbuster, while the week after kind of fizzles away. This year though, TIFF has kept the pace going, and it’s kept me busy late into the week.
On March 7, the Genie Awards will celebrate luminaries in the Canadian film industry with a special event at TIFF Bell Lightbox that brings together nominees for a discussion about their works.
New this week on home video, Emily Blunt stars in The Young Victoria; plus Steven Spielberg‘s Minority Report and James Cameron‘s epic Avatar both arrive on Blu-ray.
The wait for James Cameron‘s massive big-screen epic is finally over this weekend as Avatar opens in theatres, and in IMAX. Also opening is the period drama The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, and the romantic comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans?
As my last post confirms, this is indeed my favorite time of year, hands down. That’s because I just got back from the Canadian press conference for the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, which takes over the city from September 10 to 19. It’s like Christmas for film fanatics like myself, mainly because it gives me a chance to dine on my love of film for ten straight days, and meet a number of cool filmmakers who will be debuting their latest films.