Thursday, April 05, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 6, 2007!!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

We have oodles upon oodles of releases this week! I wonder if it is for the holiday weekend, perhaps? Out of the many options we have three Canadian films: Young Triffie, Who Loves the Sun and The Marsh. We also have numerous limited releases: The Page Turner / La Tourneuse de Pages (at The Royal), God Grew Tired of Us (at The Bloor), First Snow (at Canada Square) and Offside (at Carlton). I had the opportunity to see Offside at the TIFF last year and it is a very expressive film exploring the different tales of girls in Iran trying to sneak into watch Soccer.

On a complete flip side to that tone, I'm sure Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez will be out and about to see Grindhouse. Those who do choose to see it, you might wanna make note of the running time - it clocks in at just over 3 hours.

If you are looking for a monster movie that is more than just a thriller, I would recommend last weeks release of The Host / Gwoemul (playing at the Scotiabank 'formally known as Paramount' theatre in Toronto). It's worth it to see on the big screen not only due to the nature of the type of film it is but also because the sound is just awesome.

Festival Watch

Images Festival
April 5-14, 2007, Toronto
http://www.imagesfestival.com/

Reelworld Film Festival
Celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
Apri 11-15, 2007, Toronto
http://www.reelworld.ca/

Have a great Easter & Passover weekend !!!

Shannon

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

Thursday April 5, 2007 Releases

The Reaping
Dir: Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space, Predator 2)
Cast: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb
USA

Friday April 6, 2007 Releases

First Snow
Dir: Mark Fergus - directorial debut
Cast: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, Shea Whigham
Germany/USA
Limited Release

God Grew Tired of Us
Dir: Christopher Dillon Quinn (21 Up Ameriuca) Tommy Walker - film directorial debut
Documentary of the journey of four boys from Sudan to the US
USA
Limited Release

Grindhouse
Dir: Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction)
Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn
USA

The Hoax
Dir: Lasse Hallström (An Unfinished Life, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules)
Cast: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis
USA

The Marsh
Dir: Jordon Barker (My Brother's Keeper)
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar, Justin Louis
Canada
Limited Release

Offside
Dir: Jafar Panahi (Talaye Sorkh / Crimson Gold, Badkonake Sefid / The White Balloon)
Cast: Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar, Shayesteh Irani, M. Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi
Iran
Limited Release

The Page Turner / La Tourneuse de Pages
Dir: Denis Dercourt (Mes enfants ne sont pas comme les autres / My Children Are Different)
Cast: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Xavier De Guillebon
France
Limited Release

Who Loves the Sun
Writer/Dir: Matt Bissonnette (Looking for Leonard)
Cast: Lukas Haas, Molly Parker, Adam Scott, R.H. Thomson
Canada
Limited Release

Young Triffie
Dir: Mary Walsh - directorial debut
Cast: Marthe Bernard, Fred Ewanuick, Rémy Girard, Andrea Martin, Colin Mochrie
Canada

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 6, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

I don't think we're going to be going to see Grindhouse any time soon. I appreciate the idea and capturing a 70s genre style (apparently the fake previews are worth the admission) but some of it just looks too awful for me personally. R says the gun leg premise is so ridiculous it bothers him just to watch the commercials!

At least we got to see 300 last week. Yes, we LOVED it! It was truly amazing. We were totally pumped from watching it and I adored the king and the queen.