Pitt, Damon, McAdams Front-Load Toronto Fest

Our neighbors to the north are readying one heck of a welcome wagon next month, when some of Hollywood’s finest are set to hit the red carpet—and debut a movie or two—at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Canada’s own Rachel McAdams are among the latest crop of A-listers set to make the Gala scene during the fest, which runs Sept. 4-13.

Booked to appear, though not to premiere films, at the fest are Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Julian Schnabel who, along with several other Industry vets, will appear on the fest’s Mavericks roster, giving informal talks throughout the week on their filmmaking experiences.

Also expected at the fest to introduce their films: Appaloosa‘s Viggo Mortensen and Renée Zellweger and BlindnessMark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore and Gael García Bernal.

Roughly 249 films in all are expected to be screened during the cinematic week, with premieres from Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Colin Farrell, Peter O’Toole, Tim Robbins, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Biel and Jeff Goldblum all making the cut.

Claiming a bulk of the potentially appearing talent is the scheduled premiere of New York, I Love You, the follow-up to Paris, Je T’aime, a collection of 12 short films directed by Johansson and Portman, among others, and starring Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf and Christina Ricci.

Also making its North American premiere at the fest is Ethan and Joel Coen‘s Burn After Reading, starring a couple of little-known actors: George Clooney and Pitt. The film will get its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which Clooney is booked to attend, just days before Toronto.

Meanwhile, Beckinsale’s dramatic turn in Nothing But the Truth is also scheduled to premiere during the fest, with the actress playing a political reporter who is jailed for naming a CIA agent.

Norton, Farrell and Jon Voight will also grace the big screen during the week, appearing in the premiere of the cop-family drama Pride & Glory. Rounding out the politically minded films is The Lucky Ones, starring McAdams and Tim Robbins, following a group of returning U.S. soldiers who embark on a road trip.

Proving her absurd saturation of the market, a film about, though not starring, Paris Hilton, is also set to premiere at the festival. The documentary Paris, Not France, examines the pop culture phenom and is directed by Adria Petty.

Another documentary film that’s been added to the Contemporary World lineup is an as-yet unnamed biography chronicling the life of late Real World: San Francisco housemate Pedro Zamora. Showing in the same lineup is the comedy $5 a Day, starring Christopher Walken, Amanda Peet and Sharon Stone.

source: eonline.com


Rachel On New York Times’ latest issue of T Magazine

Rachel is in the New York Times’ latest issue of T Magazine!

Rachel McAdams takes front and center in New York Times’ latest issue of T Magazine. The 31-year-old Canuck cutie has been out promoting her latest film, The Lucky Ones. The story revolves around three soldiers — Collee (McAdams), T.K. (Michael Pena) and Cheever (Tim Robbins) — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. Here are a few excepts from Rachel’s interview:

[Even though you wanted to become an actress,] you still stayed in Canada instead of jetting off to L.A. or New York. [Why?] I had a small-town life — I worked at the local McDonald’s for three years. I’m not sure why they kept me: I am something of a daydreamer and a dawdler, so they would only let me be the ‘‘friendly voice’’ that greeted you when you entered the restaurant. I was slow — I would be organizing the sweet-and-sour packets in the customer’s takeout bag while the line snaked out the door. Even at a fast-food restaurant, I wanted everything just so.

Do you like to audition? I love auditioning. Since ‘‘The Notebook’’ and ‘‘Wedding Crashers,’’ I don’t have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don’t audition. What if they hate what I want to do? I also like screen tests, where they put you in a room with your male co-star. They want to see if the two of you have chemistry together. There’s something wonderfully old-fashioned about a chemistry test. During a movie, chemistry is so important, and yet they just assume actors can fake their way through it. That doesn’t always work.

In ‘‘The Notebook,’’ you and Ryan Gosling had amazing chemistry. Are love scenes difficult? They’re strange. A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating. I’ve been kissing for nearly two decades now, and I’m always convinced I’m not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it’s hard with a kiss. It’s much better if there’s an attraction.

Read the full article on Rachel McAdams at NYTimes.com. For more info on her movie, check out TheLuckyOnesMovie.com.


Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams: Not Totally Into Sex Scenes

It’s not easy making love in Hollywood — at least not in front of movie cameras.

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, 33, and Kate Winslet, 32, had a lovemaking scene in the upcoming drama “Revolutionary Road,” which was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes. Winslet said filming the scene took some adjustment.

“I just kept saying, ‘This is too … weird,’” Winslet told Entertainment Weekly magazine.

“And Leo was like, ‘Oh get over it.’ And I’m going, ‘Yeah, a little reminder: You’re my best friend. He’s my husband. This is a bit weird,” Winslet told the magazine.

For DiCaprio and Winslet, the sex scene was a reprise of sorts, because they had some steamy on screen lovemaking together in the 1997 blockbuster hit “Titanic.”

Actress Rachel McAdams, 31, the Canadian-born star of “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” took a similar position on love scenes in an interview with the New York Times publication T Magazine.

“A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating,” McAdams said in the interview, which was featured on the magazine’s Web site on Friday.

“I’ve been kissing for nearly two decades now and I’m always convinced I’m not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it’s hard with a kiss.”

source: reuters.com


Site News

I will be moving very shortly (the 15th of this month) so I will be without internet for a short while. There will be no updates until I get back. Don’t worry the site isn’t going anywhere. I will bring everything up-to-date and fix any site issues when I return. Thank you for your patience!


New Layout!

We have a gorgeous new layout, thanks to Amanda at AM2M! I loved the other layout so much but, I had to change the layout to fit with the new ad codes. I hope you all like it. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!


The Lucky Ones Trailer Now Online

The trailer for Rachel’s new movie “The Lucky Ones” is now online.


Site News

Things are quiet right now with Rachel so I thought I would post this news about the site. Our site is now sponsored by Buzznet along with tons of other websites hosted by the wonderful The Fan Sites Network. So, there are a few changes including the new top bar! :)


2005 Appearances

Still organizing the appearances category in the gallery. I’ve added most of the events from 2005 back.


New Gallery Layout

We have a new gallery layout made by the very talented Amanda from AM2M Designs. Please go check it out and let me know what you think!


Happy 4th Of July!

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Gallery Updates

As you can probably see I have started organizing the gallery. I’m currently going through the appearances section. I deleted quite a few pictures due to large tags over them. I’m going through and adding/re-adding images. Previews and gallery links below.


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