• The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today, and while celebrities will be heading to T.O. in droves over the next week, they might not all be happy to see each other.



    Mark Ruffalo should probably watch his back this year, because one of his former friends will be circulating at the same parties. In town to promote "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Foxcatcher," Ruffalo recently claimed that his relationship with Jennifer Garner (which formed when they starred together in the 2004 rom-com "13 Going on 30") was nixed by her husband, Ben Affleck.

    "We have a great time together," Ruffalo said on "Watch What Happens Live" in June. "But then Ben came on the scene." (When host Andy Cohen said, "I heard he doesn't allow her to have male friends," Ruffalo simply shrugged.)

    With Garner planning to attend the fest to promote Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," it's possible that her hubby will be joining her. We imagine Ruffalo will be on the other side of town the night Affleck

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  • Home Alone: Lost in New York (Christopher Moloney)Home Alone: Lost in New York (Christopher Moloney)

    There’s something magical about visiting the spot where your favourite movie scene was filmed. It gives you a direct connection to a film and its characters and somehow makes the movie seem more real.

    That’s part of the idea behind FILMography, on ongoing art project by Canadian photographer and movie fan Christopher Moloney. The Brampton, Ont., native recreates famous film scenes by matching stills with the real-life locations where they were shot.

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  • What better way to arrive at the premiere of “Dr. Cabbie” than in a cab?

    Photo by George Pimentel/WireImagePhoto by George Pimentel/WireImage
    On Sunday, the cast of the Canadian comedy pulled up to the film’s Scotiabank Theatre premiere in Toronto in a local red and yellow taxi. Actors Kunal Nayyar, Isabel Kaif and Vinay Virmani all emerged from the cab to greet the fans of the movie about an Indian doctor who is forced to drive a cab in Toronto because he can’t find a job.

    "Everyone feels like a fish out of water at some point in their life," "Big Bang Theory" star Nayyar, who plays the cabbie’s friend, told CP24. “It doesn’t have to be just moving from a different country. It could be socially you feel a fish out of water.”

    Particularly if you choose to show up to your movie premiere on something other than a red carpet. Here are some other films whose stars, like the “Dr Cabbie” cast, turned up to their premiere in weird modes of transport:

    Sharlto Copley and Bradley Cooper arrive at 'The A-Team' Los Angeles premiere. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)Sharlto Copley and Bradley Cooper arrive at 'The A-Team' Los Angeles premiere. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
    "The A-Team"
    Back in 2010, like troopers, stars Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley showed up to the Los Angeles

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio in "Shutter Island" (2010). (Paramount Pictures)

    Good news for fans of the 2010 psychological thriller “Shutter Island.” Maybe.

    A new HBO series called "Ashecliffe,” based on the Martin Scorsese film, is currently in development. Set prior to the events of the movie, the TV show will revolve around the isolated mental hospital that was the setting for the Leonardo DiCaprio-headlined film and the staff and patients who inhabit it. According to Deadline, Scorsese will produce and direct the pilot episode, much like he did for his other HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” (No word on whether DiCaprio will be involved, but it's probably safe to assume that he won't.)

    Small-screen movie adaptations have historically not made for very good television. With the exception of ratings hits like “M.A.S.H.” (adapted from the Robert Altman film of the same name) and critical darlings like “Friday Night Lights,” TV land is littered with failed attempts to bring big screen magic to living rooms on a weekly basis. For every “M.A.S.H.” there are a dozen terrible “Planet of the Apes” or “Timecop” TV shows that barely make it past the pilot stage or their first season.

    "Ashecliffe" has a lot of potential, but what does the show really need to do to succeed where other TV adaptions have failed?

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  • Compared to activities like talking on the phone or writing a letter, texting and instant messaging relatively new phenomena in human society. These forms of communication are also still pretty new for the movies.

    The latest video from editor Tony Zhou (the guy behind the most excellent “What is Bayhem?” video), “A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film” explores how everyday interactions like text messaging and computer use are handled in movies and TV -- namely with the new convention of depicting text and instant messages on-screen.

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  • Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in The F Word. (eOne)Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in The F Word. (eOne)

    “The F Word” features something that most Toronto-shot, Toronto-set movies don’t have: a major international star in the form of “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe.

    Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young Brit living in T.O. who befriends a girl named Chantry (Zoe Kazan). Wallace and Chantry get along extremely well, but the two quickly have their friendship complicated -- he may have romantic feelings for her and she’s in a already in a relationship. It's a familiar movie scenario, but one that hasn't really been done well in a long while.

    Directed by Michael Dowse (“Fubar,” “Goon”), “The F Word” is to Toronto what seminal rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” was to Manhattan. But despite the film being both extremely funny and a fantastic showcase for the city, Dowse and screenwriter Elan Mastai admitted that getting the movie seen outside of Canada was only really possible because of its star.

    “You need big, big star actors or else,” Dowse told Yahoo Movies Canada. “Occasionally there’s a

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    If you’re one of the many moviegoers whose pet peeves include people texting or talking during a screening, then the following news may very well send you into a rage.

    In an effort to attract texting and app-obsessed youth, several movie theatre companies in China are currently experimenting with a technology called “bullet screens," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The system allows moviegoers to comment on the film via text message and have that message projected onto the screen as the movie plays.

    Think of it like a newsfeed of sorts that allows viewers to silently engage in a community discussion about the movie they’re watching. Each message costs about 10 cents (USD) to send.

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  • Chloë Grace Moretz stars in "If I Stay." (Warner Bros.)

    In her brief but prolific Hollywood career, “If I Stay” star Chloë Grace Moretz has played all sorts of characters, from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s wise-beyond-her-years little sister in “500 Days of Summer,” to a foul-mouthed tween superhero in the “Kick Ass” movies, to a telekinetic teenager in “Carrie,” and more.

    But there’s one character the up-and-coming actress has absolutely no interest in playing: the stereotypical damsel in distress.

    “I’m not one to play a damsel, I kind of hate that,” Moretz told Yahoo Movies Canada. “The woman who’s always calling on the man to save her - I’ve turned down so many roles because of that. I want to portray characters that young girls can, in some sense, look up to. Even the characters I’ve played who are not people I’d like them to look up to, at least they’re forthright. I don’t have a good time playing someone who I’m not, which is this boring damsel character.”

    Moretz's next project "If I Stay" (based on Gayle Forman’s bestselling young adult

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  • Daniel Radcliffe takes on the rom-com this week with the August 22 release of "The F Word." (The "F" stand for "Friends!") In the film, Radcliffe plays Wallace, a down-on-his luck Brit in Toronto who thinks he's met the perfect girl (Zoe Kazan) -- except that she has a boyfriend. But surely she and Wallace could just be friends, right? Right?

    Given the subject matter of "The F Word," Yahoo Movies Canada thought this would be the perfect opportunity to play "Is This A Date?" with Radcliffe. We presented the 25-year-old actor with several ambiguous situations, and Radcliffe offered us his opinion on whether or not romance was on the table. Check out the video above to find out what he thinks.

    "The F Word" is in theatres August 22. Watch the trailer:

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  • DC, Marvel

    Have you seen that movie about the half-human space pirate, alien cyborg assassin, grieving rage monster, gun-toting talking raccoon, and sentient tree who team up to save the galaxy? Oh, you have?

    Love or hate “Guardians of the Galaxy,” there’s no disputing that on paper the premise for Marvel’s latest superhero adventure sounds, well, kind of insane. By all logic, “Guardians of the Galaxy” shouldn’t have been the blockbuster success it was. Yet the movie is now nearing $320 million in box office worldwide and a sequel is already in the works.

    So does the success of something as wacky-sounding as “Guardians of the Galaxy” mean that there’s big screen hope for another unlikely comic book superhero like DC’s Aquaman? That’s what studio Warner Bros. is hoping. As a member of DC's Justice League (an "Avengers" style superteam that includes Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman), Aquaman is poised to be a big part of the studio's recently announced nine movie slate of DC Comics films - and he's one of the weirdest superheroes around.

    But as "Guardians" proves, being weird doesn't necessarily mean people won't watch it. Here are three ways an "Aquaman" movie can copy the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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