Welcome to the AFI Fest 2012! 6 gala premieres in 8 days. Hitchcock premiered last Thursday (Nov. 1), then Life of Pi on Friday, and then On The Road yesterday. I went to the Hitchcock premiere and I got disappointed for not seeing any of their big stars. Anthony Hopkins and the other stars were apparently filming that day while Jessica Biel was on honeymoon. Good for them but what a waste of my time! I wish I was the one she’s on honeymoon with instead haha. I was wondering if any of the stars would show up for this one. I already got the idea that this festival is not taken as seriously by the actors compared to other gala premieres. It’s still nice to be optimistic though. Looking forward to seeing Kristen Stewart! As we all know, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is premiering in a couple of days and there’s no hotter names in Hollywood than these Twilight peeps right now. People from all over the world are now on their way to LA to witness the ensemble hit the red carpet in this one momentous occasion for the very last time. Due to previous commitments, I will not be around for that one so to all of you campers, have fun and enjoy the premiere!
Okay back to On The Road. This film is directed by Walter Salles. Along with Stewart, it also stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Amy Adams with Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Here’s the trailer:
I also really wanted to see Viggo Mortensen as I am a big fan of The Lord of The Rings. He was a no show though, as well as Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst. But I’ll tell you who’s there, the star of the film, Garrett Hedlund!
Let’s see who else. Oh, Amy Adams!
And last one. Whew. I’m just so glad she came! I might miss the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere but at least I won’t be missing all of it for here right in front of my very eyes (or camera lens) is Kristen Stewart!!!
That car above that partially blocks the shot, by the way, is an Audi. The official sponsor of the AFI Fest 2012. It will soon be mine. Mwahaha.
For those of you who want to see celebrity arrivals during the AFI Fest, here’s the schedule for the remaining films:
Nov. 4- Rise of The Guardians (Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, et al)
Nov. 5- Rust & Bone (directed by Jacques Audiard starring Marion Cotillard, et al)
Nov. 8- Lincoln (directed by Steven Spielberg starring- Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, et al)
All of these are to be held in Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood. For more details, please check out http://afifest.afi.com/film-results/galas
I’m still hyped from seeing Denzel Washington last night and I’m thrilled to be in another premiere just 24 hours after! Here we are today at The Grauman’s Chinese Theater for the Red Carpet Premiere of Cloud Atlas.
There’s another premiere simultaneously held at the Arclight Cinemas, it’s called Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. It’s a great movie as well (I love the video game!) featuring Adelaide Clemens, Carrie Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell. I chose to go to the Cloud Atlas premiere for obvious reasons: the star power of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant!
Let’s go spot some movie peeps!
Here’s writer/producer/director of the film, Lana Wachowski!
She and her brother, Andy, are best known for directing The Matrix. They’re more popularly known as the Wachowski Brothers/Wachowski Starship/The Wachowskis. Other films they’re involved at are Bound, Speed Racer, V for Vendetta, and Ninja Assassin.
You can tell she’s in a very good mood!
Now here’s the other half of The Wachowskis, Andy Wachowski!
English actor Jim Broadbent
I’m sure you know the next one. Academy Award Winning Actress, Susan Sarandon!
It’s funny because while I was taking the picture above, there was this woman behind me who was talking in another language and even if I wasn’t able to understand what she was saying, it was very clear that she was so ecstatic and she mentioned Susan Sarandon’s full name about a hundred times! It’s always nice to know that the tourists are enjoying their time here in Hollywood!
Now here’s Jim Sturgess and his mustache
Keanu Reeves also made an appearance which is a huge surprise because I love the guy and I didn’t expect him to be there! The Wachowskis directed The Matrix series so I guess he’s there to support them. He hasn’t made that much films as of late but he’s working on two new films, Man of Tai Chi an 47 Ronin. I didn’t get to take a picture of him *sigh*, he was too quick to disappear. He still got those The Matrix moves.
Now let’s see the star of the film, the man who needs no introduction, Mr. Tom Hanks!!!
He took out his iPhone and decided to take a video of the crowd. Nice. We’re gonna be on Tom Hank’s iPhone haha!
The only disappointment of the night was that there’s no Hugh Grant appearance but to me it’s really not a big deal because after seeing a Tom Hanks and a Susan Sarandon up close, I guarantee that everybody will go home happy! Well, except for the ones who came there just for Hugh Grant but oh well, there’s always a next time for you guys.
Last but not the least is another Academy Award Winning Actress, Halle Berry!
And now it’s time for you to see what it feels like to be Halle Berry on the red carpet! Make sure you give your best smile to the cameras, okay?!
Stand up straight, give your best red carpet pose!
Alright 1…2…3… smile!!!
Yayyy!!! You sure got it in you! You’re gonna be the next Halle. Halle Tosis.
That’s all folks! See you again on the next premiere!
One of the most unforgettable celebrity events I’ve been to. I went to Hollywood on June 26, 2012 knowing that there was going to be a red carpet premiere for this movie. I’ve been to several premieres before so I knew pretty much what to expect. I knew I was going to see Katy Perry this day and perhaps some celebrity guests. When I got there, I was so surprised that there was a huge stage right by Hollywood & Highland. Oh yes! There’s going to be a CONCERT! But is it going to be free? Oh yes it is!!! Now I’m sure this event was promoted several days before, I was just too naive to know but then I guess being unaware has its advantages: you get more surprises!
I met with my friends and we decided to go straight to where the stage was so we can find the best spot. The moment we got there, we got another big surprise: Katy Perry was already there on the stage rehearsing!
We were really near the stage so we saw her up close. They were rehearsing for the whole set they’ll be doing that night so that was a long exposure for her. I even got to roam around and take videos and photos from different angles.
That was a lot of fun! Usually, you get to see celebrities only for a really short time and they’re always on the go but this time, I was the one on the go and Katy stayed where she was the whole time. I guess I can say I developed a love for watching rehearsals. Maybe concert promoters should offer fans free entrance to rehearsals every now and then. That is an event in itself! I remember watching an NBA All Star practice and we paid somewhere around $50/ticket for that, all they did was run and practice lay ups. Not a single soul complained.
At this point I can totally go home. I’ve actually already seen who I wanted to see for this day! But then that would be silly. Of course I’ll wait for the real thing!
The setup here was a bit different from the other premieres. The arrivals were still going to be held at Grauman’s Theater but the concert was in front of the H&H Center. That means fans have a choice whether to be on the arrivals area and see some more celebrities like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen, etc. or to be on the stage area where they can watch the free concert.
I’ve seen lots of celebrity entrances before, I chose the free concert. That doesn’t happen everyday! And besides, the spot we had wasn’t that bad since the cars passed right by us.
Here are some of the dancers upon arrival.
It was weird because I was just seeing them on stage rehearsing a while ago, and now they look like they just got here!
Oh by the way, this wasn’t really a red carpet premiere but a pink carpet premiere. I didn’t have a picture of the carpet because like I said I was on the concert area but just imagine you’re seeing a pink carpet. There. You’re still well informed haha.
Fast forward to the concert…
And she came out of a popcorn box!
Sure is the best way to pop out for a pop star! By popping out of a popcorn box! Okay I’ll stop talking now. Enjoy the concert!!! Concert photos, that is.
It was amazing! She sang her best hits including “I Kissed A Girl”, “Wide Awake”, “California Girls”, “Fireworks”, and of course, “Part of Me” which was also the title of the movie she’s promoting.
And now that I’ve pumped you up with the pictures, I now have a surprise for you: Here’s the full video!!! Go get some popcorn and set your loudspeakers on!
Please don’t forget to watch Katy Perry: Part of Me. Now available on DVD.
Remakes always draw comparison to the original no matter how producers try to avoid it, I still haven’t watched this so I can’t say much just yet. For now, let’s compare the trailers…
1990 TRAILER WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
2012 TRAILER WITH COLLIN FARRELL
I kinda choose the original over the remake (as in most of the time) and I’m an Arnold fan so I’ve made my decision, a biased one haha. What’s yours? The new one’s still pretty cool though.
Alright let’s get started. Smile guys, you’re on camera!
You’re gonna be on TV tomorrow!
The celebs aren’t here yet. Let’s spot some interesting stuff. Let me see what my camera finds… aah that’s a nice one…
It’s a Stormtrooper! Wait, what? What is this, Star Wars? I see three of these guys here. Maybe the soldiers on this film look like them.
Let’s look for something more…
Yeah. That fits better. Colin Farrell’s picture ready to be signed. That guy holding it is probably gonna sell it later haha.
Here we go, celebrity arrivals…
Wave to fans, sign autographs, then go straight to the press for the interviews…
John Cho is here! He’s very well known from the Harold and Kumar films but if you remember, he’s also from American Pie, one half of the guys who introduced us to the term, “MILF”!!! MILF! MILF! MILF! And like the rest of the cast, he’s back for American Reunion. Today he’s here for Total Recall of course, but I just feel like shouting “MILF! MILF! MILF!!!”
I’ve seen John before but I didn’t get a good shot, now here’s my chance! Here he is being interviewed by Renee Bargh of Extra!
Bryan Cranston also stops by. He’s most well known for his roles is Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad.
Here comes the beautiful Kate Beckinsale being escorted by husband and executive producer/director of the film, Len Wiseman.
By the way, I just watched Much Ado About Nothing a couple of days ago. She’s so cute there! And I didn’t realize she was Hero until after I saw the film credits. Okay back to present time… she looks so lovely in that beautiful long gown!
And for all you folks, this is how you take a celebrity photo with style!
Another beautiful lady has arrived, no other than Jessica Biel…
I’m not very much into fashion but that gown just looks a bit weird from behind. What do you think?
Is that the one Justin Timberlake gave her? I wish I could get a close up shot of her ring.
Let’s have some more of Kate…
Wait a minute, I can sense an overflowing of coolness in the house… could that be… Aaaah!!! It’s the Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne!!!
Wow I didn’t expect that. That’s what I love about movie premieres, there are always surprises. It’s actually a family night out, according to this:
Sometimes I feel like I should really make a Twitter account already.
And now the man of the hour, Colin Farrell!
*Mwah* to everyone!!!
I really hope this movie turns out to be great. I’m highly skeptical, but I hope for the best. Anyways, tonight I’m just happy seeing the stars of the film, especially the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale. I love you Kate! And Jessica Biel as well. I love you too Jessica!
That’s it for tonight folks. But before I go, let’s have one more of Jessica Biel…
Oh she’s busy reading, let’s not disturb her haha. Goodnight and see you guys again soon on the next Red Carpet Premiere!
Marty Huggins VS Cam Brady
Please vote wisely.
This is one of my favorite premieres. They made the place look like there’s a real campaign going on!
And I got a free T-Shirt!
I got the Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) one so… I I know now who to vote for! Go Brady!!! But right away I also get a cardboard cut out of Marty Huggins’ (Zach Galifianakis) face so I’m confused again. This is election is going down the wire!
Arrivals are now starting…
And this woman’s clothes matches her skin color… gurrll are you naked?! She’s gonna walk the red carpet in style! Wearing only a blazer, a belt and high heels haha.
Double checking, nope she’s not naked. Okay moving on…
Randall D. Cunningham is here. Named like a quarterback! Doesn’t look like an NFL prospect though. Hmm. Ah this is the kid that plays Will Ferrell’s son in the movie.
The next one’s very surprising. I never thought I’d see her here, but I ‘m seeing her now! It’s Brooke Shields! It’s so cute that she’s taking a video of the crowd. It’s heart-warming, like we’re getting the feeling we’re special. Or something like that…
Ahh She’s waving at us! I’ll never forget the day Brooke Shields waved at us!
And here’s Thomas Middleditch. He’s a funny one! Before going towards the crowd, he dances around first while toying with his Sharpie, as if telling the crowd…
…”OOOOHHH YEAHHH I got a Sharpie!”
At this point I got free passes to the movie… Woohoo! Am I lucky or what?!
Well, apparently not. My fat camera isn’t allowed inside. Sometimes it’s easy to sneak it in, sometimes not. Oh well. I’ll keep shooting here, no worries.
Here comes Zach Galifianakis!
AHHH SO MUCH NOISE!!! The crowd’s getting wild for Mr. Marty Huggins! Seems to me like he’s gonna be the new congressman!
And his opponent, on the red corner, Mr. Cam Brady… Will Ferrell!
And here’s a short video of them signing for the fans. Listen to the fans scream!
That’s it for now folks.
Exercise your right to vote!
Who will win?!
We’ll soon find out.
See you again on the next red carpet event!