TORONTO (Reuters) – The story of the man who would rather not be king is stealing Oscar buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, with Colin Firth as the monarch who overcame a debilitating stammer to do the job.
“The King’s Speech” stars Firth as Britain’s George VI. It centers on the monarch’s relationship with an Australian speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush, as his brother abdicates and kingship is quite literally thrust upon him.
King’s Speech presser: talking about talking, and pacing a movie about stammering.
must-miss movie?: Corpse-eating meets poverty politics in this pornographic art film…where an alien zombie brings dead men back to life.
Covering #TIFF2010 film festival this year, for the first time in a couple of years. Need to start reading the tabloids.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Police said they arrested more than 400 people after a demonstration against the Group of 20 summit turned violent in downtown Toronto and braced for more possible trouble on Sunday.
Police spokeswoman Michelle Murphy said 412 people had been arrested across the city after what she described as “quite a messy protest” on Saturday. They face charges ranging from mischief to assaulting police,