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Rise of the Guardians Red Carpet Premiere

Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster

Still part of the AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi, Rise of the Guardians is a film by Dreamworks directed by Peter Ramsey starring the voices of Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Dakota Goyo. Some pretty big Hollywood names here but this fest has been turning out to be a festival of non-arrivals. Like I said in my previous post, none of the stars of Hitchcock attended their premiere while for On The Road, some stars of the film did come, not all of them. Well, for today I guess seeing at least one of these celebrities is good enough.

It’s a Sunday and the gala premiere is being held much earlier than the usual. The arrivals start around 3 pm while the movie starts at 4 pm. Let’s watch the trailer for Rise of The Guardians:

 

Heading on to the arrivals. Here’s director Peter Ramsey. This is just his second work as a director but he has had a long list of work as a storyboard artist. Fight Club, Minority Report, and Independence Day are just some of the films he has worked on.

Peter Ramsay

And now here’s Alec Baldwin being accompanied by his wife, Hilaria Thomas. He goes right away to the crowd to sign autographs…

Alec Baldwin

He then poses for the photographers…

Alec Baldwin

And does interviews.Alec Baldwin

Unfortunately for us, he is the only one who arrives but like I said, seeing just one star is good enough for this film fest. So yup, this is good enough. Well not really. But it’s fine, it’s fine. Let’s just see Hugh Jackman and Co. next time. Now let’s go home and watch 30 Rock.


On The Road Red Carpet Premiere

On The Road Movie Poster

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!

Garrett Hedlund

Let’s see who else. Oh, Amy Adams!

Amy Adams & Garrett Hedlund

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!!!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

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


Victoria Justice @ The Grove 10/26/2012

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice guests on Extra  to promote her new movie,  Fun Size showing October 26, 2012…. that is today!!! Let’s go to see it! Meanwhile, here are some photos from this morning:

The Cast of Fun Size with Mario Lopez…

Osric Chau, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Osric Chau, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

Jane LevyJane Levy

Jane Levy

Osric ChauOsric Chau

Thomas Mann, Victoria Justice, Mario Lopez

Thomas Mann and Victoria Justice with Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Victoria Justice & Mario Lopez

Extra videos as well, shot after the interview. You can see Victoria’s mom, Serene Justice, on 0:07.

 

 

Victoria is a real darling on TV and in person! Please don’t forget to watch Fun Size!  And also, please don’t forget to watch Extra, Mondays to Fridays on NBC.


Cloud Atlas Red Carpet Premiere

Cloud Atlas Movie Poster

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!

Cloud Atlas Premiere

Let’s go spot some movie peeps!

Here’s writer/producer/director of the film, Lana Wachowski!

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.

Lana Wachowski

You can tell she’s in a very good mood!

Lana Wachowski

Now here’s the other half of The Wachowskis, Andy Wachowski!

Andy Wachowski

English actor Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

I’m sure you know the next one. Academy Award Winning Actress, Susan Sarandon!

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

Jim Sturgess

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!!!

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!

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?!

Ready?

Halle Berry

Stand up straight, give your best red carpet pose!

Halle Berry

Alright 1…2…3… smile!!!

Halle Berry

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!