Friday, September 15, 2006


I GOT TO SEE SANDRA BULLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!! She looked so pretty!!! Eeeeeee!! Okay, I have that out of my system... at least for now ;)

Tonight was the North American Premiere of Douglas McGrath's Infamous. It was exciting because It was a TIFF's prestigious Gala event at Roy Thomson Hall. Matt and I lined up fairly early in hopes of getting good seats. It looked like we had succeeded until closer to start time when swarms of Priority Seating people kept going in. A TIFF volunteer came by asking if we wanted to upgrade our tickets to the main floor seating. Without it, we could have gotten either the main floor, or the balcony. It seemed like a good idea so we went for it. We got a little worried if it was the right choice after seeing how many Priority Seating people there were.

While waiting to get in we saw fancy cars drive in and I got to see a few glimpses of Sandra!!! giving autographs. Yay Sandra!!! The crowd was totally there for her. They were a little excited for other actors but went crazzy when Sandra showed up =) That's cause Sandra's awesome.

So finally we got in and luckily the upgrade didn't fail us. I was very happy with our seats. We were in the middle of the theatre with a great view of the screen.

Finally it was show time!! Douglas McGrath was there and talked about the movie and he was very excited and passionate about the movie. After hearing what he tried to accomplish made me really happy to be seeing this movie. Then it was time to introduce the cast! You didn't think I was satisfied with seeing glimpses of Sandra from the distance were you??!! I got to see Sandra on stage!! It was so awesome! I felt like a little kid at Disney World seeing Belle or Cinderella *lol* Throughout the movie I would randomly think "eeeeee I got to see Sandra Bullock!!!!!" then forced myself to concentrate on the movie once again =)

So the movie was about Truman Capote (played by Toby Jones who was also there!) during the time of his life while he was researching his book In Cold Blood. It was an excellent movie. I thought it was very well done. It highlighted his good and bad times nicely, had a lot of funny parts, and made you feel for him. I'm curious to see Capote to see another writer/director's take and will probably see it at some point but I'm not sure how soon I will be ready to watch it. Right now I'm more interested in seeing Infamous again. The movie also makes me want to read In Cold Blood. I think that's pretty impressive.

Yay for Sandra being in another great movie. She did an amazing job and I hope people agree. There are talks that Infamous is an Oscar hopeful which is extremely cool. I hope it does well. I guess I'll have to read some reviews tomorrow to see if other people agree.

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Last Kiss

This afternoon I took my half vacation day and went to see the Last Kiss starring Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson. It was about relationships and I don't like giving things away cause I don't like knowing things so that's all I can think of without giving away alot. I enjoyed it alot. Getting to see it before it's released was fun!! Yay!!

Check it out, pictures from the premiere of Fido are on imdb! I was there and saw those guys =)

Friday, September 08, 2006


OMG!! Last night was incredible!!! I'm still not over how great it was. For my first time going to the film festival, it couldn't have been more perfect.

Yesterday was the start of the Toronto Film festival, and Matt and I went to the Canada First! opener and saw Fido. We went about an hour before the start time because I was told lines get really crazy and I saw no good reason not to go early. It worked out well because we had lots of choice when we got into the theatre so we had great seats.

We had no idea who might show up so it was an amazing surprise to discover everyone came!! The producer, the writers, the major cast including Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker to name a few. They introduced everyone and talked about the film. It was so cool!

Honestly, choosing this film was pretty random. I would read parts of the descriptions of the movies and quickly put it on my list of possibilities or reject it. I thought it would be cool to see a Canadian movie and once I read "pet zombie", I was amused! I sent Matt the link kinda as a joke while still sort of wanting to see it. He was also amused and it slowly joined the must see list. For a random movie which we knew very little about... it turned out to be extremely funny! I really enjoyed it. If it comes out on DVD I would buy it in an instant.

Afterwards they had a Q&A session and one part was Billy Conolly talking about how it was like acting as a Zombie. He was entertaining. He was talking about Situational Fashionists. He gave an example of this of when you are on a plane coming back from Mexico wearing a sombraro and you think, What was I thinking??!! He explained that he was in Scotland a few days ago so at the time his plaid pants and tux like jacket made sense but that he was currently feeling the "what was I thinking?!" regret hehe.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My first TIFF

This morning, I went to the box office and picked up my Toronto Film Festival tickets so it's official.... I'm going to see Sandra's new movie Infamous!!!!!! Eeee! Yayayayayayayayay!! *happiness*

Matt and I were interested in the same movies so we picked some we wanted to go to, as well as a few good backups. I was up early yesterday when individual tickets went on sale and refreshed refreshed until eventually I was able to buy tickets. I managed to score tickets for 3 really great movies so I'm very excited.

To begin the experience, we're going on opening day (tonight!) to see Fido - a Canadian film about a kid with a pet Zombie.

On Monday, I'll be using vacation time for the first time ever, to take the afternoon off to see The Last Kiss, with Zach Braff and Summer from The O.C.. Matt will be taking a long lunch and working late instead. It's what I did alot as a co-op but it's alot of hassle and it'll be nice not to worry about making up time. Yay for becoming a real person!

And Thursday the 14th is the big day! My first gala event and the North American premiere of Infamous starring Sandra Bullock =)

And because I don't say this *nearly* enough... Toronto freakin rocks!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Breakfast of Champions

There was an article in the newspaper today about how much sugar is in cereal. I've always known there's a lot, even in the "healthy" cereals. I've never cared. Mmmm sugar. The article compares how much sugar is in various cereals and chocolate bars.

They try to convince you cereals are bad by saying: "You'd never consider a Kit Kat for breakfast, but it contains no more sugar than at least one popular cereal."

Hahahaha seriously? I've had chocolate bars for breakfast many times!! Chocolate is great. Why not start the day with something so yummy? I do admit I don't do this nearly as often as I did in high school now that I'm more health conscious, but it's still not unheard of. I'd like to think I'm not the only one out there who's done this.

I'd also like to point out that yes, cereals have tons of sugar, but it's really unfair to compare them to chocolate bars. Chocolate bars are loaded with bad fats (mostly sats now) and cereals have at least some nutritional value to them. To conclude, all I have to say is stop dissing my Count Chocula!! ;)