Julia Roberts and Kirk Hammett, together at last.
After the wild blitz of the first weekend, things cooled down at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday and Tuesday, as the festival paced itself in the middle of its run (as it is wont to do). August: Osage County debuted, with Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin and Benedict “I Am In Every Film At This Festival, Just Accept It, Everything Shall Become Cumberbatch” Cumberbatch all present (although Meryl Streep, who headlines the film, was not). Metallica: Through The Never, starring Dane DeHaan and, well, Metallica, also debuted—although we’re not entirely sure why the Festival felt the need to pick up Metallica’s concert film/horror adventure movie. It’s definitely unique, we guess.
Elsewhere, we saw the debut of Third Person, directed by Paul “made the worst Best Picture winner in history when he made Crash” Haggis, and
wasting starring Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Wilde; Under The Skin, a sci-fi movie about an alien, played by Scarlett Johansson, who murders hitchhikers; The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a massive two-part drama starring James Purefoy and Jessica Chastain; and, more importantly, a press conference held by TIFF luminaries to publicize Egypt’s unjust incarceration of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani.