Published Sep 11, 2009It's the week after Labour Day and that means Canada has become the centre of attention for the world's film aficionados, as the 34th Annual Toronto International Film Festival hits the streets to debut some of this year's biggest and brightest movies.
First up on our highlight reel, Exclaim! highly recommends you catch The Wild Hunt - an insightful look into the male psyche and the portrait of manhood, while featuring a good romp of Viking role-playing.
Ewan McGregor and George Clooney make a TIFF appearance with the premiere of The Men Who Stare at Goats, the story of the U.S. military's attempts to train paranormal military troops. And Terry Gilliam returns to the director's chair with the whimsical story of a mystical travelling theatre company in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which features a star-studded cast including the late Heath Ledger's final film appearance.
Adding to our TIFF coverage, Diablo Cody's follow-up to the acclaimed Juno, Jennifer's Body, follows a high school cheerleader (Megan Fox) on her trail of man-eating bloodshed, Triage sees Colin Farrell take on the role of a wounded photojournalist during the Kurdistan war, and Michael Caine plays a caricature of himself as a man out for revenge in Harry Brown.
If you can't make it out to TIFF, but can still hit up your local theatre, this week marks the debut of the Shane Acker-directed, Tim Burton-produced animated flick 9, the tale of the titular doll-like protagonist and his band of fellow automatons who set out to combat robots in a post-apocalyptic, human-less Earth.
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