The 2012 edition of TIFF is set to open this Thursday, and if you haven’t figured out which movies you want to see you’d better get a move on before it’s sold out. With all the different genres however it can be a difficult choice, so we’ve put together our list of must see movies for the festival.
Much Ado About Nothing – The Avengers was such a huge hit earlier this year that it’s a bit of a surprise that Joss Whedon would follow it up with an adaptation of a Shakespeare play. Of course it wouldn’t be a Joss Whedon movie if he didn’t bring along a lot of familiar faces from his work, including Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. Rumor has it that the movie was filmed during the editing of The Avengers over the course of a few days.
Anna Karenina – Keira Knightley’s latest flick has been getting a lot of attention, even though it doesn’t officially hit theaters until November. This adaptation of the classic Russian novel has great visuals and stunning sets, at least it appears as if it does in the trailers. The movie even inspired a collection at Banana Republic which you can see here.
Cloud Atlas - The Wachowski siblings are well known for their Matrix movies, but haven’t had a hit since they ended. Their addition to TIFF this year however could change that. With stars like Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and a plot that involves multiple periods of history, the siblings could find themselves in the middle of another philosophical debate.
The Paperboy – A journalist (played by Matthew McConaughey) investigates the case of a man (John Cusack) accused of killing a crooked sheriff and sent to death row in the backwoods of the Florida Swamps. Nicole Kidman has been turning heads in this one for her turn as a trashy love interest.
End of Watch – Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play police officers who find themselves marked for death after confiscating drugs, money and firearms from a local cartel. This movie apparently had very little script, and features the actors improvising a lot of their lines. Our fall cover girl Anna Kendrick also stars in this one.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Based on the 1999 novel of the same name, this movie is about a pair of seniors who take an introverted freshman under their wings to teach him the ways of the world. Emma Watson and Logan Lerman star in this movie that takes place in the early 1990′s. Take a look at our top college movies here.
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