The Crowd Goes Wild – TIFF

What happens when you put Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Adam Sambry, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade and Molly Shannon together all on one stage? 


The crowd goes wild!!!     

I’m still smiling thinking about my first TIFF experience.  The Toronto International Film Festival is running from September 5th-12th and I was lucky enough to attend one of the screenings.  The World Premiere of Hotel Transylvania.  Thanks Baba Yaga Press!


As the lights dimmed in the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday afternoon, Adam Sandler got the flick off to a great start.  “I love you Toronto” he screamed through the theatre.  “We love you Adam” came the quick witted audience replied.  Canadians are fast on their toes eh? 





Dracula – Adam Sandler
Jonathan – Andy Samberg
Mavis – Selena Gomez
Frankenstein – Kevin James
Eunice – Fran Drescher
Wayne – Steve Buscemi
Wanda – Molly Shannon
Griffin – David Spade
Murray – CeeLo Green
Quasimodo – Jon Lovitz





The next hour and a half I sat back with my 3D sunglasses, my indulgent snacks and enjoyed the newest release by Sony Pictures Hotel Transylvania, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky . HotelTSonyPictures

An endearing tale of a Dracula Father who more then anything wants to protect his daughter Mavis from the terrifying and dangerous world filled with scary humans.  Dracula vows above all else to keep his baby safe.  How?  By creating a hotel for Monsters and ensuring no human being ever finds it.  Of course one stray, goofy, and oh so loveable backpacker out exploring the world makes a wrong turn and ends up in the wrong place at the right time.  The eve of Mavis’ 118th birthday.


With a couple of giggles for the grown-ups and some down right belly laughs for kids the movie unfolds.  Hotel Transylvania boasts a quick story line, some energetic and engaging characters, and a couple of predictable plot twists.   In the end we all learn the valuable lesson.  Teach them well and set them free.   

I loved my very first TIFF experience, my partner in crime Tanya of @EmmaSeries was a delight to spend time with, the star spotting was top notch, and the city of Toronto never disappoints.  I can’t wait for the hard release date of Hotel Transylvania.  This is a movie I know my youngest will enjoy!  When it opens in my town I will pack up the girls, grab some tickets, some popcorn and prepare to enjoy an evening with the friendliest and funniest Monsters of the year.  


*picture borrowed from Sony Pictures


  1. That had to be so much fun. Definitely makes me want to see the movie, I like all of them!!!

  2. Oh my that sounds like fun! Glad you were able to get out to the premiere, look forward to taking the kids 🙂

  3. That’s awesome that you went! I’m a bit jealous…but I love your review. I’ll be sure to take Murray. 🙂

  4. How fun for you! I love Adam Sandler!!!

  5. what a very cool event…from what i have seen of the previews this looks like a pretty fun movie…

  6. Very cool! How exciting to have been able to go! You look awesome in the pic too!

  7. What a great experience!!

  8. This movie looks so fun. I love Adam Sandler. He makes me laugh out loud in every movie he is in.

  9. Oh my gosh, what a fun experience that must have been! And I am a HUGE Adam Sandler fan; I would have been going wild just for him! LOL

  10. So cool! I love all those guys. My kids are going to have to see this movie.

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