Cheryl Eddy

Toronto International Film Festival: Four score

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Day five.

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Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Toronto International Film Festival: "If you kiss me, I'll pop you in the fuckin' balls."

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Believe the hype: Borat rules. It has a release date of November 3. I suggest you mark it on your calendar ... you will not be sorry. (Unless highly offensive, off-color humor -- and the sight of two hairy, naked men vigorously wrestling their way across a banquet hall filled with mortgage brokers -- ain't your cup of tea. Then you can skip it. Everyone else will bust a gut without you.)

Toronto International Film Festival: The docs are in

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Image of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, as seen in The U.S. vs. John Lennon, courtesy AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS.

Toronto International Film Festival: Quick weather report

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It's raining in Toronto ... and New York City, setting for the weep-tastic Bollywood epic Never Say Goodbye, where no emotionally-charged moment passes without soaking at least one major character (and random passers-by) to the bone.

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Just interviewed Bong Joon-ho, director of The Host, which even random journalists I've never met are declaring "the best thing here" in crowded elevators. Read more »

Toronto International Film Festival: "Revenge is good for business!"

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Day two. Why can't every morning for the rest of my life begin with a Johnnie To movie?

Toronto International Film Festival: You want monsters with that?

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Something wicked this way comes: Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) in The Host. Copyright Magnolia Pictures.

Event horizon: cinemania

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Attention, film geeks: the Guardian's Toronto International Film Festival desk is up and running and frantically trying to patchwork together a schedule that crams in as many movies as possible without incurring some kind of mental break with reality as a result.

It's a delicate balance, really, and one that brings forth a feeling of excitement, panic, and jet-lagged punchiness that I've never really felt at any other time in my life. Read more »

Crikey, it's over

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I can't lie. I was bummed -- if not 100 percent totally shocked -- to hear the news about Steve Irwin. Yeah, there was the thing with his infant son and the crocodile a few years ago. Read more »

Big Idi, little Idi

A look past summer's sour patches to 10 Black Dahlia-led fall delights
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cheryl@sfbg.com
Most of 2006's blockbusters (wannabe and otherwise) have already blown by in a sugary cloud of Sour Patch Kids dust. Poseidon's already on DVD; The Da Vinci Code was totally boring; X-Men: The Last Stand killed off Professor X (or did it?); Superman Returns was stomped on by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; and Snakes on a Plane did only so-so business despite widespread prerelease hyperventilation. Frankly, my teeth hurt and I'm ready for some meatier cinematic fare — especially the 10 picks that follow. Read more »