London Film Festival blog: Clooney-gate II

16 October 2009

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Gorgeous George was back on the red carpet last night for The Men Who Stare at Goats, so naturally we went along to check it out. Once again, he looked dapper, and his girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis wearing Issa looked gorgeous, and the film was, well, a bit strange.

In a nutshell, it’s about soldiers known as ‘Warrior Monks’ who believe they have paranormal powers and are capable of telepathic communication... and even killing goats with one piercing look. Yes, really.

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It may sound a little/completely bonkers but it is a true story based on a book by British journalist Jon Ronson, played by Ewan McGregor in the film. Jeff Bridges also stars, in a role reminiscent of The Big Lebowski, as the brilliant hippy soldier Bill Django who starts the whole 'Warrior Monks' movement, (much of which he learned in hot tub parties with fellow long haired lotharios it seems).

We recommend this baa-rmy (too far? Sorry, couldn't resist...) flick for its hilarious concept and laugh out loud moments. That, and George's charm and gorgeousness, obviously.

Moving on from George Clooney (even we realise we can’t talk about him forever) we’re uber excited for tonight’s premiere of Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man, and we’ll be heading to the red carpet to try to have a chat with him later today. As the man responsible for putting the sexy back in Gucci in the 90s, before opening his own equally amazing fashion house in 2004, he is true fashion royalty. And the film is supposed to be fantastic, too.

Before we go off to fix our hair in the hope of catching Tom Ford’s attention, there’s one more film showing today that deserves a mention: Paper Heart is a half-documentary, half-fact film about a girl who doesn’t believe in love, so goes on a cross America road trip in the hopes of discovering it. Comedian Charlyne Yi plays a fictional version of herself, while the adorable Michael Cera of Juno fame stars as her boyfriend (and if rumours are to be believed there romance was more than just fictional), while there’s also cameos from Seth Rogen and Demetri Martin. It’s cute, it will bring a smile to the face of even the most cynical viewers and if you’re already a fan of the new comedy brat pack, all of whom star in this film, Paper Heart will be right up your street.

See http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/ for tickets.

- Holly Fraser


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