George Clooney was everywhere at the festival this weekend, hitting the red carpet to promote a pair of much-ballyhooed flicks: the based-on-real-life military satire 'The Men Who Stare at Goats' and 'Juno' director Jason Reitman's 'Up in the Air.' And so far, critics are having a tough time deciding which one should earn the Cloonster an Oscar nomination. Yeah, sucks to be George.
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Should Clooney nab an Oscar nomination (or two), he may find himself up against good pal Matt Damon, who's earning raves for his turn as a chubby, hilariously delusional whistle-blower in 'The Informant!' Taking a break from soaking in the positive notices, Damon used the movie's press conference to describe as "lazy" and "motherf***ers" (affectionately, of course) the reporters who spread a fabricated story about his death last week.
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Megan Fox looked drop-dead gorgeous at the Midnight Madness premiere of her new horror-comedy 'Jennifer's Body,' in which she plays a drop-dead evil, flesh-eating cheerleader. Sadly, the sophomore effort from 'Juno' screenwriter Diablo Cody isn't nearly as awesome as it sounds, earning mixed reviews from most critics. That said, a gratuitous makeout scene between Fox and Amanda Seyfried should have male moviegoers ponying up their 12 bucks no matter what.
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With a U.S. distributor and release date finally sorted out, director Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', which features Heath Ledger's final (if incomplete) performance, is feeling the love at Toronto. Writes Cinematical: "['Parnassus'] feels sort of like a favorite uncle just burst through the door, smiling and loaded with nifty presents."
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If Variety is to be believed, Ricky Gervais has "struck comic gold" with 'The Invention of Lying,' a satire set in an alternate world where people haven't developed the ability to lie. Instead, they just blurt out things like, "Hi! I was just masturbating!" We're sold.
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It looks like the Coen Brothers have done it again. The dynamic duo, who scored with 'No Country for Old Men' at TIFF two years ago, are snagging some very positive reviews for the latest flick, 'A Serious Man', with IndieWire's Anne Thompson gushing that it's "utterly assured, personal, serious, sad and very funny."
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