Friday, July 20, 2007

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

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 20, 2007! Never did I think I would face such a dilemma as has come up this week. Which film to see: the inspirational musical remake of Hairspray or the sci-fi extravaganza of Sunshine. Is everyone else in the same boat? What a predicament.

In limited release this week (along with Sunshine surprizingly) is the Canadian Manufacturing Dissent a documentary with a critical look at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, The Cemetery Club, a documentary following a group of regularly meeting Holocaust survivors, and Interview a remake of Theo van Gogh's 2003 film of the same name, this time directed and starting Steve Buscemi.

In wide release we have Hairspray along with I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry which I wonder if it is actually a drama in the guise of comedy reminiscence of Robin William's films in the 80's (think Club Paradise and Good Morning, Vietnam). Jury is still out on that one.

Now, the big question is, did anyone *not* get out to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? From the box office breaking figures it appears not. So far, word on the street is not if you liked it, but rather now much you liked it in comparison to the other four films. I've heard answers all across the board, but the general consensus is, it's a hit!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch:

Peace Reel Outdoor Film Festival
Sundays in July at 8pm at Christie Pits in Toronto, Ontario
July 22, 2007: The Prisoner
With 2 shorts: Reel Bad Arabs & Where is Iraq?
Fundraising evening for Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
www.artistsagainstwar.ca/

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

Talk To Me starring Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Epps and Martin Sheen, directed by Kasi Lemmons (The Caveman's Valentine) has a sneak preview this Saturday July 21, 2007 at 7:00pm at the Cumberland Theatre in Toronto. Talk to Me opens in regular release July 27, 2007

Friday July 20, 2007 Releases

The Cemetery Club / Moadon beit hakvarot
Writer/Dir: Tali Shemesh - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
Israel
Limited Release

Hairspray
Dir: Adam Shankman (The Pacifier, Bringing Down the House, A Walk to Remember)
Cast: Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron
USA

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Dir: Dennis Dugan (The Benchwarmers, National Security, Happy Gilmore)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Ackroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi
USA

Interview
Dir: Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim)
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller, Michael Buscemi, Tara Elders
USA
Limited Release

Manufacturing Dissent
Writers/Directors: Debbie Melnyk (Citizen Black) and Rick Caine (The Frank Truth)
Documentary on documentary filmmaker Michael Moore
Canada
Limited Release

Sunshine
Dir: Danny Boyle (28 Days Later..., Trainspotting, Millions)
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada
UK
Limited Release

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

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

Cool! The Movie Moxie, I love it! How do you have a different picture for your different blogs? I love this picture, suits the name so well.

I didn't know there was a documentary about Michael Moore. That would be very interesting.

R & I are a little POed that Travolta's taken the role away from a female actor in Hairspray.

Roeper seriously got me mad this week saying that if it's got a topless woman in the movie he's going to be interested in it! I'm paraphrasing but that's what he meant. GRRR...

I haven't seen Harry Potter yet, not sure if we'll be able to go out to see anything because we're getting the car fixed.

Woah, this is a long post. I think we need a phone call!