Friday, March 30, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 30, 2007!!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

We have so many releases this week, it's a challenge to decide where to begin! Hmm.. well I'll just pick something I suppose! We have two Canadian releases this week, both of which were selected to Canada's Top Ten. Radiant City, a documentary on suburban sprawl as well as Congorama, a drama seeped in searching for family. I am thrilled to share that The Host opens this weekend, this South Korean horror film apparently just blew away box office records and seeing the preview I was really impressed (gotta love previews that are combination of music & visuals... you get the essence of the film with minimum content spoilage).

However, you may be looking for some giggles instead of scares in which case what could be more funny than Will Ferrell figure skating in Blades of Glory? Perhaps crime-drama's are more your thing, in which case The Lookout may be of interest. If you are looking for family fare, take yours out to Meet the Robinsons for some animated family fun.

This week, there really is something for everyone! Enjoy!

Festival Watch

Cinéfranco

10th Annual Celebration of International Francophone Cinema
March 23 - April 1, 2007 at The Royal, Toronto
http://www.cinefranco.com/

...............sneeky sneeky..................

The Hoax starring Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden, directed by Lasse Hallström (Casanova, An Unfinished Life, Chocolat) has a sneak preview Saturday March 31st, 2007 at 7:00pm at Varsity, Silver City Yonge & Eglinton, Sheppard Grande and numerous other theatres.

Have a great weekend!!!

Shannon

Friday March 30, 2007 Releases

Blades of Glory
Dir: Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Culture)
Cast: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer
USA

Congorama
Writer/Dir: Philippe Falardeau (La Moitié Gauche du Frigo / The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge)
Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Paul Ahmarani, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claudia Tagbo
Canada/Belgium/France
Limited Release

The Host / Gwoemul
Dir: Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder / Salinui chueok)
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeo, Hai-il Park, Du-na Bae, Ah-sung Ko
South Korea

The Lookout
Writer/Dir: Scott Frank - directorial debut
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino
USA

Meet the Robinsons
Dir: Steve Anderson - directorial film debut
Voices: Angela Bassett, Jordon Fry, Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf
USA

Radiant City
Dir: Gary Burns (A Problem with Fear) and Jim Brown - directoral debut
Documentary
Canada
Limited Release

Wednesday April 4, 2007 Releases

Are We Done Yet?
Dir: Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2)
Cast: Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley
USA

Firehouse Dog
Dir: Todd Holland (The Wizard)
Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Josh Hutcherson, Bill Nunn
USA

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 4, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

I saw a preview for The Host and it looks like some gory kind of fun Shannon. I think I would personally choose that above Blades of Glory but that's me. It'll probably be another weekend at home, no movies (sniff) but we'll survive. Reading your blog helps.