Friday, February 16, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 16, 2007!!!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

Two major awards show were this week! I was very excited to see the results of the Genie Awards, the top two contender's this year were Bon Cop, Bad Cop and Maurice Richard / The Rocket. Quite a surprizing result I would say, with an almost sweep of 9 awards going to Maurice Richard / The Rocket including directing (Charles Binamé), actor (Roy Dupuis), actress (Julie Le Breton) and supporting actor (Stephen McHattie) but the nod for best picture was awarded to Bon Cop, Bad Cop. My favourite speech of the night was Julie Le Breton "I was not expecting this at all, so I won't be able to speak English" and continued her acceptance speech in French.

Now we also had the BAFTA awards last week, results of which we shall see soon if they are of the same minds as the Oscar voters. We see some promising results with Helen Mirren for best actress, Forest Whitaker for best actor, Jennifer Hudson for best supporting actress, The Queen for best picture. The few that surprized me a little were Paul Greengrass for best director (United 93) and Alan Arkin for best supporting actor (well deserved!). Nine days until the Oscar's, it will be interesting to see if the current predictions will be on the mark. Have you made your picks yet?

Have a great weekend!!!

Shannon

Wednesday February 14, 2007 Releases

Daddy's Little Girls
Writer/Dir: Terry Perry (Madea's Family Reunion)
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tasha Smith, Louis Gossett Jr.
USA

Music and Lyrics
Writer/Dir: Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice)
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Haley Bennett
USA

Friday February 16, 2007 Releases

Amu
Writer/Dir: Shonali Bose - directorial debut
Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Brinda Karat, Aparna Roy
India/USA
Limited Release

Breach
Dir: Billy Ray (Shattered Glass)
Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney
USA

Breaking and Entering
Writer/Dir: Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley)
Cast: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Juliet Stevenson, Ray Winstone, Robin Wright Penn
UK/USA
Limited Release

Bridge to Terabithia
Dir: Gabor Csupo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick
USA

Ghost Rider
Writer/Dir: Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Peter Fonda, Wes Bentley
USA

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 16, 2007**

1 comment:

Suzie said...

Interesting that the docu-drama is the one that got most of the awards. I still haven't seen either of them! Bad Suzie.