Friday, April 20, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 20, 2007!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Lots of releases and the continuation of 2 film festivals give everyone lots of film options out there! I am thrilled to see that there is not one but two Canadian releases this week: That Beautiful Somewhere as well as Crossing. Which to choose? Maybe both would be a good idea!

One highly anticipated releases this week is Hot Fuzz, which had me at the preview which claims that it's "Brought to you by the guys who watched every action film". The premise seems hilarious and charming all at once and also bears quite a resemblance to the April 6/07 release Young Triffie. Bizarre.

One of the weirder sights seen in this week's releases is Meg Ryan as 'the Mom' in In the Land of Women. I'm not sure if I can handle that! It does look quite charming though. On the total flip side of charming is Vacancy which when doing my research the majority of the character names were 'victims', I know that it will not go on my to see list. Too scary for me!

Festival Watch

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children
Continues until April 22, 2007, Toronto
http://www.sprockets.ca/

hotdocs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Continues until April 29, 2007
www.hotdocs.ca

Have a great weekend !!!

Shannon

Friday April 20, 2007 Releases

Avenue Montaigne / Orchestra Seats
Dir: Danièle Thompson (Jet Lag / Décalage Horaire)
Cast: Cécile de France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Claude Brasseur, Sydney Pollack
France
Limited Release

Crossing
Dir: Roger Evan Larry (Tested, Knocking on Heaven's Door)
Cast: Sebastian Spence, Fred Ewanuick, Alan C. Peterson, Crystal Bublé, Bif Naked
Canada
Limited Release

Fracture
Dir: Gregory Hoblit (Hart's War, Frequency, Fallen, Primal Fear)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz
USA

Hot Fuzz
Dir: Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead)
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy
UK

In the Land of Women
Writer/Dir: Jonathan Kasdan - directorial debut
Cast: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Olympia Dukakis
USA

That Beautiful Somewhere
Writer/Dir: Robert Budreau - directorial feature film debut
Cast: Roy Dupruis, Jane McGregor, Gordon Tootoosis, David Fox, Ron Payne
Canada
Limited Release

Vacancy
Dir: Nimrod Antal (Kontroll / Control)
Cast: Luke Wilson, Kate Beckinsale, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry
USA

Year of the Dog
Writer/Dir: Mike White - directorial debut
Cast: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard
USA
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 20, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh that's awful about the "victims" in Vacancy! Ugh. Not on my priority list when it comes to movies at all. We're seriously considering Hot Fuzz though. We adored Sean of the Dead although we understand it's COMPLETELY different.