Exclusive New Images – “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

New photos from Stephen Chbosky’s film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Chbosky not only directed and c0-produced this film, but he wrote the novel and the screenplay. As previously mentioned in another post, the cast includes actors Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Rudd.

If you haven’t seen the trailer be sure to watch it here.

These new photos from Perks of Being a Wallflower allow the fans to have yet another sneak peek of the film and the characters. Here are the eighteen exclusive new photos:

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Remember, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is going to be hitting theaters September 21, 2012. I don’t know about you, but I am very excited for this movie because I really enjoyed the book and it has some of my favorite actors in it. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Toronto International Film Festival – Film List Released

A list of films that will be premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!

World Premieres
Looper (Rian Johnson) (Opening Film)
Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)
Argo (Ben Affleck)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)
Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)
Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta)
Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell)
Great Expectations (Mike Newell)
Inescapable (Rubba Nadda)
Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)
English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde)
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
Thanks For Sharing (Stuart Blumberg)
End Of Watch (David Ayer)
Imogene (Robert Puccini and Shari Springer Berman)
A Late Quartet (Yaron Zilberman)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
The Time Being (Nenad Cicin-Sain)
Writers (Josh Boone)
At Any Price (Ramin Bahrani)
Venus And Serena (Maiken Baird)
Byzantium (Neil Jordan)
Quartet (Dustin Hoffman)
Ginger And Rosa (Sally Potter)
A Liar’s Autobiography (Ben Timlett, Bill JOnes, Jeff Simpson)
Foxfire (Laurnet Cantet)
In The House (Francois Ozon)
The Impossible (JA Bayona
Hannah Arendt (Margarethe Von Trotta)
Mr. Pip (Andrew Adamson)
Capital (Costa-Gavras
The Attack (Ziad Doueriri)
Zaytoun (Eran Riklis)
The Deep (Baltasar Kormakur)
Dreams For Sale (Nishikawa Miwa)
The Last Supper (Lu Chuan)

International/North American Premieres
To The Wonder (Terrence Malick)
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair)
The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Billy Bob Thornton)
A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel)
Dangerous Liasons (Hur Ji-Ho)
Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi)
Caught In The Web (Chen Kaige)
Dormant Beauty (Marco Belloccchio)
Everybody Has A Plan (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo Mortensen
Kon-Tiki (Espen Sandberg
Reality (Matteo Garrone)
A Few Hours Of Spring (Stephan Brize)
The Hunt (Thomas Vintenberg)
The Iceman (Ariel Vromen)
Lore (Cate Shortland)
No (Pablo Larrain)
OUtrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano)
Rust And Bone (Jacques Audiard)
The Sapphires (Wayne Blair)
Tai Chi O (Stephen Fung)

Canadian Premiere
The Sessions (Ben Lewis)

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/24/toronto-film-festival-malick-whedon/

Top Ten Tuesday – Young Adult Novels

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we will be looking at the top ten young adult novels according to the New York Times Bestseller List.

Here are the top ten young adult books for this week:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth –  A teenager must prove her mettle in a dystopia split into five factions.
  2. One Direction: Dare to Dream by the members of One Direction – Life as a boy band.
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy.
  4. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak – A girl saves books from Nazi burning.
  5. Brave: The Junior Novelization adapted by Irene Trimble – The story of “Brave,” with images from the movie.
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie – A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.
  7. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters.
  8. Matched by Ally Condie – In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels.
  9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people.
  10. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper – A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs for a way to speak.

Are there any books on this list that you are surprised about? Have you read any of these novels? Do any of these books sound like a book you might want to read?

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-07-15/paperback-books/list.html

Rising Star Monday – Logan Lerman

Those of you who are fans of the Percy Jackson series, you are already familiar with the talented young actor Logan Lerman!

The twenty-year-old, Los-Angeles-born actor is currently in Vancouver working on the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief sequel, Sea of Monsters. Lerman has been in other films such as The Patriot, The Butterfly Effect, Hoot, The Number 23, 3:10 to Yuma, My One and Only, and most recently as D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. Plus, he currently has five titles under production. He will also be starring in Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower (alongside Emma Watson and Ezra Miller), which is set to hit theatres on September 14 this year.

Lerman developed a passion for film and acting from a young age and told his mother when he was two that he wanted to be an actor. He had an agent by the time he was four. He began auditioning for roles in the ’90s and started out doing commercials. His mother Lisa is his manager and his father Larry is a businessman who works in the orthotic business. He also has two older siblings, Lindsey and Lucas. His family is of the Jewish faith and they left Europe in the 1930s because of the Nazi regime and settled in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

Lerman’s interest in film has led him to becoming an actor and looking into the other aspects of film such as producing, writing, and directing. Be sure to keep an eye on this young man as he has a bright future ahead of him.

Are you a fan of Logan Lerman? Have you enjoyed his films? Which is your favorite?

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“Perks of Being a Wallflower” – Official Trailer

The official trailer has finally been released for Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower. I am actually so excited for this film and it looks like the writer-director Chbosky has stayed very true to his own novel.

Here is a YouTube link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-dY5EbgJTvI

Perks is set to release September 14, 2012. Are you looking forward to this film? Let me know what you think of this new trailer  in the comments below. 😉

A poster for Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower.