Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tiff Is Almost Hurrr

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) is fast approaching. From September 10 to 19 this city is going movie & celebrity crazy.

A Serious Man

By Coen Brothers
Saturday September 12 09:00PM VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN)
Monday September 14 09:00AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1

Seems like the new Coen Brothers movie has the world premiere at Tiff. Although it will have its official release at the beginning of October, I love to see blockbusters at the festival. The directors are in attendance and that usually guarantees a fun Q&A session.

Broken Embraces

By Pedro Almodóvar
Thursday September 10 09:30PM VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN)
Saturday September 12 09:30AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3

Already yesterdays news in old Europe, I guess this is the North American premiere. Almodóvar is not on the list of people to attend the festival, but Penelope Cruz is. So, I can’t wait to see the movie and hopefully a Q&A with Penelope. I’ve avoided to read anything about Broken Embraces, but here are a couple of pictures from Ms. Cruz screen tests.

Precious

By Lee Daniels
Sunday September 13 09:30PM ROY THOMSON HALL
Monday September 14 12:30PM WINTER GARDEN THEATRE

Shockingly, this drama is the highlight of the festival for me. You know I prefer the light fare, but what can I do when Mariah always chooses to star as a supporting actress (here: social worker) in the serious films? And Mimi is going to be in town for the screening!!!!!!!!!!
Ahhh, I wish Mariah would appear in a comedy alongside Seth Rogen, maybe something like “The eternally 12 year old Butterfly”. That would be fun, no?

Wish me luck in getting tickets. It would be so great if they would sell some through Mariah’s fan club, Honey B. Fly. Of course, I’m a memberess…

p.s. which Mariah outfit from Precious do you like best?
I think I’m going for the first one.

First Outfit: Mariah

Second Outfit: Mariah

Third Outfit: Mariah

Trash Humpers

By Harmony Korine
Saturday September 12 09:45PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 2
Monday September 14 11:45AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1
Friday September 18 10:00PM JACKMAN HALL – AGO

Although the title could suggest some serious fun, Korine’s new movie seems to be darkly serious. I wasn’t really impressed with “Mister Lonely” and all its impersonators, so maybe this one is going back to his rougher days.

And More…

There are two Werner Herzog films: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and the new Claire Denis film, White Material (But I’m not supposed to write about that one. I’m not even supposed to write that I’m not supposed to write about it.).

Rockin’ That Cliff

So, I spent the last weeks at a cottage north of Toronto. I thought I had to get out of the city for some time. And can you imagine, I did not even have access to the interwebz?! Honestly, I do not know how the peoples survive up there.

After awhile, I got into the cottage life style: Get up. Have some bubbly. Swim away your hangover. More bubbly. Visit your friends by boat. Have a morsel to eat for din din. Have a drink. Socialize. Have more drinks. Pass out on the patio of your newly found friends. Wake up in the morning with no recollection on how you got home.

It was one of those days when I set out for a special cruise.
Be sure to check out the short clip at the end of the post.

Dress by the one and only Prancey Girl.


Boarding with da Veuve.


The map was supposed to show me the way to the cliff pirates.


Finally, I was on the boat & on my way. Fun. Fun. Fun.


Ok. This was not all fun. But a lady knows her way up.


The reward for reaching the top. Me and my best friend, Veuve.
Pure joy. You know I like to pop a cork or two.


Striking a couple of poses on top of the cliff: The one-legged harlequin.


Uhhhh, the fresh breeze up my dress felt so good. I wanted more.


Hasch mich.


Another cliff pose: Becoming a tree.
Now, I really need to cool off…


Watch out lake: Here comes Proddy.


Caught in the act.


I felt like a chipper fish in the water.


Hanging off da cliff.


Fizzy sensation downstairs.


Like a water nymph.


Air mattress to the rescue.


Total chillaxation.

For extra pleasure: loop the big splash below.

Nuevo Gossip

One of my favourite disco songs from Music for Men by Gossip now has a video full of giant balloon heads on roller skates. I only wish they had a jam packed roller skating ring at the end.

Also, check out the cut up, classic house remix by Riva Starr. If this is not enough Beth Ditto for you, listen to her as she hits the high notes on Simian Mobile Disco’s Cruel Intentions.