Friday, August 31, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 31, 2007

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 31, 2007! Regular releases, sneak previews and festival madness this week - there is so much to cover! We have four releases this Friday plus the mid week release already in theatres Balls of Fury. When researching Balls of Fury I came across an actor with I believe has the most roles I've seen on imdb - count 'em at 313. The actor in question is James Hong, whom my strongest memory of him is as David Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China where he had some great lines such as "Shut up Mr Burton! You were not brought upon this world to get it!".

Our limited releases this week are Lady Chatterley based on DH Lawrence novel and Greg & Gentillon which reminds me slightly of "Flight of the Conchords", but comedians instead of musicians.

In wide release it's a lot of darkness for the last weekend of the summer with Death Sentence which is a front-runner of 'preview shows you the entire film' award and our second wide release is the Rob Zombie directed Halloween, which comes to us almost 30 years after the original. I'm surprized at the timing of the release of Halloween, it's quite a while before the holiday itself.

I'm also suprized there is no family fare being released this week in anticipation of the long weekend. Perhaps barbeques and lawn chairs are favoured over dark theatres.

As many of you know it's TIFF time of the year. I will be attending this year and seeing around 40+ films. I will be documenting my festival experience by updated my newest film blog daily during the festival from Sept 6-15/07. Feel free to check it out at:

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Ukrainian Zabava Festival

August 31-September 3, 2007 at Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto International Film Festival
September 6-15, 2007 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario

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

Holy smokes, there are 3 sneak previews this week! That's a record for sure.

3:10 to Yuma starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, Identity) has a sneak preview this Sunday September 2, 2007 at 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre, Silver City Yonge & Eglinton and various other locations in Toronto.

The Brothers Solomon starring Will Arnett, Will Forte and Kristen Wiig, directed by Bob Odenkirk (Let's Go to Prison) has a sneak preview on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto.

Shoot 'Em Up starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci, written & directed by Michael Davis (Monster Man, 100 Women) has a sneak preview this Saturday September 1, 2007 at 10:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto.

3:10 to Yuma, The Brothers Solomon and Shoot 'Em Up are all scheduled for regular release September 7, 2007

Wednesday August 29, 2007 Releases

Balls of Fury
Dir: Ben Garant (Reno 911!: Miami)
Cast: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walker, Maggie Q, Masi Oka, James Hong, George Lopez

Friday August 31, 2007 Releases

Death Sentence

Dir: James Wan (Dead Silence, Saw)
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preson, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman

Greg & Gentillon
Dir: Matthiew Klinck - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Thomas Michael, Louis Durand
Limited Release

Dir: Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses)
Cast: Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Sheri Moon, Udo Kier

Lady Chatterley
Dir: Pascale Ferran (L'Âge des possibles)
Cast: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 31, 2007**

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