Friday, March 16, 2007

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

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

One of this week's releases, Premonition, I've found to be the single most asked about film so far this year, with 300 close behind. That being said, Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley is definitely the most hyped film of this week and it had huge buzz at the film fest last September. I'm a little surprized it's only playing in 2 theatres, but we shall see how it progresses. This week we also have Fido, a Canadian zombie movie (I don't think I've ever typed that out before!). Continuing with scary themes we have Dead Silence and I Think I Love My Wife. Ok, I'm taking some liberties saying Chris Rock's new film is scary but from the title and the preview I think we could argue that it might qualify. Our last film of the week is the German cross culture romance/drama The White Masai.

Festival Watch

Toronto International French Short Film Festival
March 15-17, 2007 at the Drake Hotel
http://www.lesnomades.org/

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
March 16-18, 2007 at the Bloor Cinema
http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/tour/

Toronto Singapore Film Festival
March 17, 2007 at Innis Town Hall
http://www.tsff.org/

Have a great weekend!!!

Shannon

Friday March 16, 2007 Releases

Dead Silence
Dir: James Wan (Saw)
Cast: Donnie Wahlberg, Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Michael Fairman
USA

Fido
Dir: Andrew Currie (Mile Zero)
Cast: Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny
Canada

I Think I Love My Wife
Dir: Chris Rock (Head of State)
Cast: Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Gina Torres, Steve Buscemi
USA

Premonition
Dir: Mennan Yapo (Lautlos / Soundless)
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Shyanne McClure, Courtney Taylor Burness
USA

The White Masai / Weisse Massai, Die
Dir: Hermine Huntgeburth (Bibi Blocksberg, The Trio)
Cast: Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester, Janek Rieke
Germany
Limited Release

The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Dir: Ken Loach (Sweet Sixteen, Bread and Roses)
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Laim Cunningham, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane
Germany/Italy/Spain/France/Ireland/UK
Limited Release

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

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

Can you believe that "I think I love my wife" got two thumbs up?! I find THAT terrifying!

I haven't heard of the Barley movie and I didn't realize the zomie movie was Canadian, I should have known!

I didn't get out to see 300. R is coming home for a couple of days before going back to sea but we probably won't have time for a movie, we have a ton on tape for him to catch up on.

That was a long comment!