Michael McGowan

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TIFF 2012: secrets, celebrity viruses and a teenage badass in this year’s lineup of Canadian features

The Canadian films to earn spots at TIFF this year include a range of comedies, dramas and thrillers, but also some that aren’t so easily defined—for instance, Sarah Polley will screen her follow-up to Take This Waltz, the genre-bending Stories We Tell, and David Cronenberg’s son Brandon will show his first film, a horror-thriller called Antiviral that premiered at Cannes. Here’s the rest of the Canadian talent:

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Reaction roundup: what the critics say about Score: A Hockey Musical

The Score: A Hockey Musical hits theatres today, and our stable of local critics tried their absolute darndest to like it. After all, the trailer does remind us in no uncertain terms that “This is our game. This is our passion. This is our movie.” Still, despite valiant patriotic efforts, reviewers had a hard time getting past the insatiable sentimentality of the film, along with what many found to be a lacklustre score (pun clearly intended). The reaction, after the jump.

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TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: David Schwimmer, Strombo and Ron McLean on the red carpet for the official TIFF opening night party

Cast members from So You Think You Can Dance Canada at the TIFF opening party at Liberty Grand (Image: Karon Liu)

By all accounts, the official TIFF opening night party was a Canad-a-thon, mostly featuring TV actors, singers, filmmakers and movie stars from the Great White North. Our red carpet gallery captures the mood of the opening night of the festival as the party-goes arrive for their night at the Liberty Grand.

See the gallery below.

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Olivia Newton-John shot Glee and Score simultaneously

Marc Jordan and Olivia Newton-John (Image: Karon Liu)

Who knew Olivia Newton-John was in such high demand? During this morning’s press conference for Score: A Hockey Musical, the Aussie actress said that she had to fly back and forth from Toronto to L.A. to shoot her cameo in Glee. In the movie, Newton-John plays the mom of a rookie hockey prodigy and describes her character as “an intellectual snob who was vegan before it was popular to be vegan… My father was a professor, so I’m quite familiar with women like her.”

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TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Olivia Newton-John, Nelly Furtado and the rest of the cast walk the red carpet at the Score gala

Actress Allie MacDonald walks the red carpet at the press gala at Roy Thomson Hall for Score: A Hockey Musical (Image: Karon Liu)

Reaction to the movie itself may have been mixed, but excitement was universal as TIFF kicked off with the gala premiere of Score: A Hockey Musical. We were there to catch shots of the diverse guest list: Olivia Newton-John, Nelly Furtado, Hawksley Workman and many more.

See our gallery below.

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