Friday, January 12, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 12, 2007!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

I did a double take when I saw that Luc Besson directed Arthur and the Invisibles, and animated family film. This from the director of La Femme Nikita and The Professional? Should be interesting. I can't help but mention dance movie Stomp the Yard although being pitched as 'more than a dance film but a coming of age story'. Aren't all dance films coming of age stories? And about someone from the wrong side of the tracks? Dance bridges all other barriers. That one goes on the list for sure!

Two of this weeks releases are Golden Globe nominees: Miss Potter and Letters from Iwo Jima. Not much time to see them before the awards on Monday Jan 15/07, but it sure is possible! I always find The Globes fun to watch, everyone is so relaxed and the speeches feel very spontaneous.

More awards news, the Genie nominations were announced this week! The two heavy hitters are Maurice Richard / The Rocket (with 13 nominations) and Bon Cop, Bad Cop (with 10 nominations). Although both films were great I think I'm gonna be rooting for Maurice Richard / The Rocket, as it was an excellent film in so many ways. Considering both Colm Feore and Patrick Huard are nominated for Best Actor from Bon Cop, Bad Cop I really think that Roy Dupuis has a good chance at taking that home - and he deserves it for one of the best performances I've seen in a long time. I'm so thrilled that I got out to more Canadian film this year and have seen many of the titles. The Genie's will be presented Tuesday February 13, 2007.

Have a great weekend!


Friday January 12th, 2007 Releases

Alpha Dog
Writer/Dir: Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook John Q)
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis

Arthur and the Invisibles / Arthur et les Minimoys
Writer/Dir: Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element, The Big Blue)
Cast/Voices: Freddie Highmore, Robert De Niro, Madonna, David Bowie

Letters from Iwo Jima
Dir: Clint Eastwood (Flags of our Fathers, Mystic River, Pale Rider)
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase
Limited Release

Miss Potter
Dir: Chris Noonan (Babe, Stepping Out)
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson
Limited Release

Dir: Michael Katleman - directorial film debut
Cast: Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

Stomp the Yard
Dir: Sylvain White (Quiet)
Cast: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Darrin Henson, Brian J. White

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Jan 12, 2007**


Sacred Suzie said...

According to this link

doesn't look like Miss Potter will be released here, darn it! I want to see it!

Shannon said...

Hmmm.. I don't see a search by title function on that site.


It says there it is playing at on theatre near you - I'll email you the details.