The Cricket’s Daily 3: On to Toronto, and pronto
Published: September 6, 2012 09:54AM
Updated: September 6, 2012 02:20PM
This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, foreground, and Paul Dano in a scene from the action thriller "Looper." For its 37th year, The Toronto International Film Festival opens with a big Hollywood action film, the sci-fi tale “Looper,” starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alan Markfield)

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• The movie world is focusing on Canada, as the Toronto International Film Festival — the biggest in North America, and a springboard for many Oscar contenders — begins today. [CTV News]

• This year’s honorary Oscar recipients: Stuntman/director Hal Needham (“Smokey and the Bandit”), documentarian D.A. Pennebaker (“The War Room”) and producer and American Film Institute founder George Stevens Jr. Also, producer Jeffrey Katzenberg will get the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Director Richard Linklater says he’s finished filming “Before Midnight,” the third installment of the Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy saga that began with “Before Sunrise” back in 1995. [Vulture]