Maureen Holloway –
Yesterday, The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the first series of films it plans to premiere this September, along with a list of movie stars who may or may not be here to book our nightspots, slow traffic and steal the newspapers from our front porches.
The lineup includes buzzed-about films such as Foxcatcher, with Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum, the Reese Witherspoon–starring Wild, and the Benedict Cumberbatch–starring The Imitation Game.
Jason Bateman and Tina Fey star in This Is Where I Leave You; Denzel Washington in The Equalizer; there’s the Chris Rock–directed Top Five, and the Tom Hardy–starring The Drop, which was James Gandolfini’s last movie. At least he won’t be here to claim the last table at your favourite restaurant.
TIFF runs from September 4 to 14.
Canada now has TV’s first transsexual comedy from OUTtv and Canadian indie producer Trembling Void Studios. It features Julie Vu, a transgender woman and YouTube sensation, in the lead role of an upwardly mobile IT manager who loses her job and Vancouver apartment after coming out of the closet.
She finds her way with the help of friends, including five transgender characters, each played by a transgender actor. The show is called “The Switch”, all they may have considered “That Darn Penis”.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 07/23/14