TIFF 2013 Day #4

Today has been the longest day I’ve experienced in a while. I attended the 12pm showing of Can A Song Save Your Life? and fell in love with the film (review to follow). It was the same feeling I had after seeing Silver Linings Playbook last year at the festival. Basically I thought it was absolutely brilliant.

On to the next order of business.

I was lucky enough to be graced with the presence of James Lafferty. I have loved this boy since One Tree Hill began airing in 2003 and wanted nothing more then to get my photograph with Nathan Scott. Back in 2009 I took a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina to visit the set with a best friend of mine. Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet any of the main cast and arrived at TRIC just two minutes after James left set and I was devastated. You can read about the trip here. And apparently Toronto is the best place for a One Tree Hill reunion as Tyler Hilton, who played Chris Keller on the television show was also in town. This was the second time I was able to get a picture with him.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto weren’t as fan friendly as I would’ve thought/hoped. I spotted them leaving press meetings and although they looked over they didn’t seem to give anyone their time of day.

Afterwards I made my way over to the Night Moves premiere. Before I grabbed a spot on the red carpet I waited to snap some pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal leaving the Ryerson Theatre after his film Enemy ended. Dakota Fanning took a couple pictures before heading in claiming that she was running late but didn’t even stay for the movie. On top of that, Jesse Eisenberg followed but had no problem with taking pictures and singing autographs for those who asked.

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The Paperboy: Movie Review with SPOILERS

Within the first 10 minutes you get to see Zac Efron in his underwear and that’s what I call a good movie. However, if I were a guy i’d probably say that the best part was Nicole Kidman.

The Paperboy is a film based off the novel of the same name written by Peter Dexter. A writer, Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) return to his Florida hometown to investigate a murder. With the help of his brother Jack Jansen (Zac Efron) and Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman) they try to prove that Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a local sheriff. The movie is voiced over by Anita Chester (Macy Gray) but and her character also plays a roll in the movie itself.

If anyone’s gonna pee on him, it’s gonna be me,” Charlotte states before doing so on Jack’s face, chest and groin area after he gets stung by jellyfish on the beach. A sort of revolting close up occurs as this happens. But that’s not the first time you get a good look at Nicole Kidman’s crotch region. While possibly embarrassing herself by shaking her cleavage, sexing up every scene and talking dirty she definitely played the role. Her fake blonde hair and long eyelashes are also hard to miss.

Matthew McConaughey isn’t the sexiest face on the block, what with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron also in the film. The addition of scars to his face didn’t help either. But to be honest even with the help of being buffed up Zac’s character doesn’t do all that much in the movie.

This thriller is filled with race, sex and murder all while the movie sends you on an uncomfortable ride with its trashy appeal and shaky cam.

And because this is a book I don’t really feel like this is spoiling all that much but I can say that i’m actually having trouble with this post. I don’t have much else to post about…

The Paperboy officially hits theatres tomorrow October 19th 2012.

Watch the trailer here: