TIFF 2011 – Day 1 – Dreadlocks, Drug Dealers and Parties

by Shannonn Kelly
06:10AM, EST, September 08, 2011

Last night, Entourage‘s Adrian Grenier was the special guest at a charity event for War Child at The Bowery billed as a pre-TIFF event.

I had tickets to see Stone Temple Pilots tonight, but I couldn’t get back in time for the “official” Day 1 of the 36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival and the last time for the next 10 days I’ll have any real sleep and keep any prior commitments. Parties, people, films and blogging is what I’ll be doing during TIFF.

Iko Uwais fights Dreadlocks and Drug Dealers in Gareth Evans film "The Raid"

My first film of the 10 days will be the Midnight Madness opener from Indonesia, The Raid, directed by Welsh born director, Gareth Huw Evans. The Raid is a martial-arts action flick about a SWAT team’s attempted raid to take down drug king-pin Tama in a sketchy apartment block inhabited by dreadlocked criminals and crazy-ass drug dealers.

That film should be a Woot-Party with the Midnight Madness audience. I’ll supply my review sometime in the wee hours of the morning. Continue reading “TIFF 2011 – Day 1 – Dreadlocks, Drug Dealers and Parties”

Get out Your Lucky Strikes and Brylcreem – Mad Men Returns for Season 4

by Shannonn Kelly
4:02PM, EST, July 26, 2010

Some 7000 rabid ‘Man Men’ fans got their long awaited fix in Times Square on Sunday at the Season 4 launch party hosted by January Jones and Elisabeth Moss.

A huge cake was wheeled out and January Jones (Betty Draper nee Francis) led the crowd in a surprise rendition of Happy Birthday for Elisabeth Moss who plays ‘Peggy Olson’.

Many fans dressed in Mad men’ period costume that were judged by a panel of fashionistas who looked for authenticity and ‘Mad-ittude’. Adding to the fun was a last man standing Mad Men trivia game and ‘cigarette girls‘ roaming the crowd with Lucky Strike’s (Don Draper’s brand) and nostalgic candy treats.

Continue reading “Get out Your Lucky Strikes and Brylcreem – Mad Men Returns for Season 4”

Big on Bloor!

ReelHeART is at Big on Bloor!

Saturday June 20th 2009. Advance tickets sales (cash only) one day only. We will be located at Hit & Misses, 860 Bloor Street West from 1 PM to 8 PM. Giveaways every Hour, meet Filmmakers, win Tickets, T-Shirts & More…

See you There!

The – Obama Brand – Makes Marketing History

What Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Campaign
Change — and Position — You Can Believe In

By Al Ries
Re-Published: November 07, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008, will go down in history as the biggest day ever in the history of marketing.

Take a relatively unknown man. Younger than all of his opponents. Black. With a bad-sounding name. Consider his first opponent: the best-known woman in America, connected to one of the most successful politicians in history. Then consider his second opponent: a well-known war hero with a long, distinguished record as a U.S. senator.

Obama owns the ‘change’ idea in voters’ minds. Continue reading “The – Obama Brand – Makes Marketing History”