Friday, January 19, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 19, 2007!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

We have three releases this week. In some ways I love how quiet January is, makes it feel like it is actually possible to get out to everything! Well everything you want to see. One of this weeks films is a remake of a 1986 film of the same name: The Hitcher. We also have Venus which some say is a Peter O'Toole Oscar vehicle and when I heard the premise it sounded slightly creepy but factoring Roger Michell (Notting Hill) as the director and further previews it looks like it may be quite a tender film. I am going to keep this one in mind. 13 Tzameti is out in a very limited release (1 theatre only - The Royal) and sounds very interesting. I've never heard of a film from Georgia before (located in southwest Asia between Russia and Turkey... not the US State). That alone has caught my curiosity.

It was fun, as always, to see the Golden Globe this week. It could be because most of the people I was rooting for won (read: anything Dreamgirls). There were some wonderful acceptance speeches including Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker whom wins the wonderfully 'overwhelmed can't speak but then does' speech (for film - America Ferrara takes the tv cake). It would have been nicer if they let the winners speak for longer though!! Gee whiz.

One awards show down, and another crops up! The big cheese: Oscar nominations will be announced this Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 PST/8:30 EST. I know where I'll be!! http://www.oscar.com clicking 'Refresh' like mad!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Friday January 19th, 2007 Releases

13 Tzameti
Writer/Dir: Géla Babluani - directoral feature film debut
Cast: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Philippe Passon, Pascal Bongard
France/Georgia
Limited Release

The Hitcher
Dir: Dave Meyers (Foolish)
Cast: Sean Bean, Zachary Knighton, Sophia Bush
USA

Venus
Dir: Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Persuasion)
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Vanessa Redgrave
UK
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Jan 19, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

Did you like Eddie Murphy's speech Shannon? It was a little tacky but funny, just like him, LOL.

I'm probably seeing Miss Potter tomorrow, they've added additional showings to that theatre downtown, I am so excited. We're celebrating my bday early because it's on a "school night".