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Chocolate Pain

Tonight's the last night of TIFF, which means the final night of Midnight Madness.  The closing night film is often the one that packs the most punch.  It's the ticket you should buy without even knowing what it is.  Just trusting that it'll blow you away.  Last year's closing film was A l'interieur.  This year it's Chocolate, the new film from the director of Ong-Bak.  If that doesn't excite you, there's a free screening of the People's Choice Award winner at the Elgin tonight that I'm sure you're bound to love.

Chocolate is sold out, but come out early and sit in the rush line.  You never know how many people are going to come down with some sort of debilitating illness, twist their ankle while hyping themselves up for the movie by kicking the air in their underwear... To be honest with you, I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons why anyone with a ticket would miss the screening but there's always a chance, and it's worth taking.

Tonight is going to be the first time a North American audience is going to see Jija Yanin's badassery in all its 35mm glory.  If you've seen the trailer, you KNOW that this is going to be one of the most exciting displays of martial arts that you'll see this year.

And don't worry about the NEXT generation of martial arts superstars because I found them on youtube.  The video was taken at the Thai premiere of Chocolate even.

EDITED at 6:30pm: Well it looks like Slumdog Millionaire, a film I really liked, won the People's Choice Award.  Egg on my smartassed face.

I like that they have the little girls take down the boy at the end of this demonstration. It fits well with the theme of the movie.
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