Friday, August 10, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 10, 2007

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 10, 2007. This week we truly have a little of everything with biopics, comedies (romantic & action-oriented although not in the same film, shucks!), horror, drama and fantasy!

In limited release this week we have the Canadian A Stone's Throw. Go Canadian film! It's been a bit since we saw a new Canadian release. If you are looking for artist biopics, look no further with two to choose from this week: Klimt and Moliere. Rounding out the limited releases, Julie Delpy wears multiple hats by directing, writing and starring in this week's release of 2 Days in Paris. Julie Delpy is likely best known for her acting roles (Before Sunset & American Werewolf in Paris), however this film is her second feature as director.

In wide release, and I dare say my pick of the bunch, is Stardust based on Neil Gaiman novel. It looks quite interesting and I'm a sucker for Fantasy, alternate worlds and ideas? Bring it on. The remaining wide releases are the werewolf flick Skinwalkers and Brett Ratner's third installment in the Rush Hour films with Rush Hour 3. Am I the only one that gets Brett Ratner mixed up with Brent Spiner? Every time I hear he is directing in my mind I hear "Data is directing a film!". Perhaps, perhaps not.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Hot & Spicy Food Festival
Films screenings on August 11 & 12, 2007 at the Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Filmi South Asian Film Festival
August 9 - 12, 2007 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday August 8, 2007 Releases

Daddy Day Camp
Dir: Fred Savage
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Paul Rae

Friday August 10, 2007 Releases

2 Days in Paris
Writer/Dir: Julie Delpy (Looking for Jimmy)
Cast: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Marie Pillet, Albert Delpy
Limited Release

Dir: Raoul Ruiz (Días de campo, Les Âmes fortes)
Cast: John Malkovich, Saffron Burrows, Veronica Ferres
Limited Release

Dir: Laurent Tirard (Prête-moi ta main / I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single)
Cast: Romain Duris, Laura Morant, Fabrice Luchini, Ludivine Sagnier
Limited Release

Rush Hour 3
Dir: Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, The Family Man, Rush Hour)
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Vinnie Jones, Noémie Lenoir, Max Von Sydow

Dir: James Isaac (Jason X)
Cast: Rhona Mitra, Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Kim Coates, Natassia Malthe

Dir: Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake)
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Ricky Gervais, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Peter O'Toole

A Stone's Throw
Dir: Camelia Frieberg - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kris Holden-Reid, Kathryn MacLellan, Lisa Ray, Aaron Webber
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 10, 2007**

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