Trailer for TIFF winner THE KING’S SPEECH

The Toronto International Film Festival is more than just a festival – it’s one of the cinematic world’s best barometers for the big films that will capture the eye of those all-important award shows come winter. So when Tom Hopper’s THE KING’S SPEECH won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s TIFF, it was instantly vaulted into potential (read: definite) Oscar nom territory.

Colin Firth stars in the film as King George VI, who has some very royal worries that don’t just include his sudden appointment to the throne, but a speech impediment that makes a king’s most important weapon – his words – a hard one to wield. Firth had a real breakthrough last year with his critically lauded performance in A SINGLE MAN (which garnered him his first Oscar nomination), so he seems more than due to start racking up big, award bait performances like this one. The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, and Michael Gambon. Nice pedigree. After the break, check out the trailer for THE KING'S SPEECH.


THE KING'S SPEECH opens on November 24.

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At age five, Kate was famous in her first grade class for having seen DIRTY DANCING twelve times (a distinction which was only overshadowed by her other infamous trait of constantly running around with her skirt over her head). While her tastes have turned considerably more refined in the intervening twenty years, Kate still carries a serious torch for dance movies (and for skirt-head). She’s seen every James Bond movie in theaters since 1985 (A VIEW TO A KILL), has never walked out of or passed out during a film (CLOVERFIELD), truly believes movie theater popcorn should be its very own food group, and once told David Gordon Green, “you’re my very favorite director in the whole wide world.” Kate came to Los Angeles for the weather and a writing program at Loyola Marymount University that allowed her to spend weeks on the road, pretending to be Kerouac while drinking a lot of cheap wine. She has stayed in Los Angeles because she can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t allow her to tell people, “Tara Reid and I go to the same grocery store.” In her free time, Kate enjoys talking about all things important to various species of the living (including, but not limited to, people, hairless cats, and police ponies), the local Los Angeles music scene, hiking, and telling people to see more movies and read more books.

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