The Toronto International Film Festival is no Fantastic Fest, but it's pretty respectable. I mean, Oscar season DOES begin there and everything*, so I guess it's sort of a big deal that Looper, Rian Johnson's time-traveling hitman movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Segan and Bruce Willis, is the fest's opening movie.
I saw Looper last year (or a version of it) and I loved it. Click here to read that.
The full TIFF line-up hasn't been announced, but what has been revealed looks great. Joe Wright's Anna Karenina will play. Warner Bros is bringing Argo, Ben Affleck's true spy movie, and the Wachowski's Cloud Atlas, about which I am hearing amazing things. Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing will play, as will the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Hyde Park on Hudson, with Bill Murray as FDR, premieres at the fest, along with the Ryan Gosling-starring The Place Beyond the Pines and Jennifer Lawrence-starring Silver Linings Playbook.
In fact a whole bunch of great movies have been announced - go here to see the list. I'm really bummed I won't be at the festival this year - it looks like one of the better line-ups in ages.
* There and Telluride, but Telluride keeps its line-up a secret.