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
Pitch Perfect held its premiere on the 24th of September 2012 at Pacific’s Cinerama Dome in Sunset Blvd, LA. I had to choose between attending this premiere and Frankenweenie, which was held simultaneously just a few blocks away at the Grauman’s Thater. My childhood crush Winona Ryder is on the other side, so as Tim Burton but still, I had to chose this. Why?! FAT AMY was here!
Here are some photos from the event:
Anna Camp (she has appeared in True Blood, The Good Wife, and the Academy Award winning film The Help)
Brittany Snow (Harry’s Law, Hairspray, Prom Night)
Anna Kendrick (Twilight, 50/50, Scott Pilgrim vs The World)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, 30 Rock, The 40 Year Old Virgin) She also co-poduced this film.
Skylar Astin (The Online Gamer, Hamlet 2)
Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Lincoln Heights)
Rebecca Black (Singer, most well known for her song, “Last Friday Night“)
Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, The Bachelorette) a.k.a. Fat Amy!
Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, The Firm)
Shelley Regner. This is her first feature film.
The Director of this film, Jason Moore.
Ben Platt. Also a newcomer.
Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow Parts 1 & 2)
A lot of fresh faces here folks. It’s nice to see these young men and women gracing the red carpet. I hope they all make it big here in Hollywood.
Problem for me when it comes to new faces though, is that it’s hard to caption haha! Now if anyone can help me name these beautiful ladies, I’d love you forever…
…and this one’s Ms. Beautiful Smile…
…here’s Madame Cool…
… there’s also a guy whose name I don’t know… I’ll call him Surfer Dude for now…
And now here are my favorite shots of the night.
And to wrap it all up, here again is Anna Camp, my most favorite of all!
That’s all folks! Don’t forget to watch Pitch Perfect, in theaters October 5. See you again on the next red carpet event!