The Stars Are In Town
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival is up and happening – movie stars are descending upon Toronto by the private plane load. Downtown streets are closed to allow red carpets to be unrolled as the beautiful people wander here and there, leaving stardust in their wake. It’s a magical time for everyone, as long as you are rich and famous yourself, otherwise, get in line with your water bottle and hope you can score a single ticket for a subtitled South Korean documentary about blind tapdancers, and don’t even think about being invited to the after party.
Natalie Portman snuck into the Festival a day early to premiere her new movie – it’s actually a film she directed called. A Tale of Love and Darkness , the story of Amoz Oz, a writer who believed in and fought for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, so Natalie is not really giving Adam Sandler much competition at the box office.
In other movie news, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is set to star in a reboot of the 1980s cult classic “Road House.” Yes, Rousey will step into the role Patrick Swayze made famous, as a bouncer with a PhD hired to clean up the Double Deuce, one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri. “Road House” is the movie that taught us that there isn’t a problem in life that can’t be solved with a roundhouse kick.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 09/10/15