Friday, September 21, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 21, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 21, 2007! I'm trying to get back into the groove of regular releases as well as days not spent in back to back screenings and I tell ya - not so exciting! Bring me Q&A's, line ups and concession food any day! Well, maybe not concession food...

Our limited releases this week included 2 of the hottest tickets from TIFF: In the Valley of Elah as well as one of the most descriptive titles in ages, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Limited releases don't end there, we also have space themed documentary In the Shadow of the Moon and long time coming to regular release Sunflower.

Wide releases for this week include a modern telling of Snow White with Sydney White, the possibly most successful film series based on a video game (is there more than one?) Resident Evil: Extinction, and the 'comedy' Good Luck Chuck.

Seeing as TIFF has come and gone it seems only normal for Oscar buzz to start up. With that we have the announcement of the 2008 Oscar show will be Jon Stewart reprising his 2006 role. I am not overjoyed, but I know people will be. Every year is a gamble!

Have a great weekend!


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

The Game Plan starring The Rock and Kyra Sedgwick, directed by Andy Fickman (She's the Man) has a sneak preview this Saturday September 22, 2007 at 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theate, Empire Theatres and various other locations in Toronto.

Friday September 21, 2007 Releases

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Dir: Andrew Dominik (Chopper)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker
Limited Release

Good Luck Chuck
Dir: Mark Helfrich – directorial debut
Cast: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler

In the Shadow of the Moon
Dir: David Sington - feature film directorial debut
Documentary on the Apollo space program visit to the Moon
Limited Release

In the Valley of Elah
Dir: Paul Haggis (Crash <2004>, Red Hot)
Cast: Tommy Lea Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco
Limited Release

Resident Evil: Extinction
Dir: Russell Mulcahy (Swimming Upstream)
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Ian Glen, Ashanti Douglas

Sunflower / Xiang ri kui
Dir: Zhang Yang (Quitting / Zuotian)
Cast: Joan Chen, Sun Haiying, Liu Zifeng
Hong Kong/China/The Netherlands
Limited Release

Sydney White
Dir: Joe Nussbaum (Sleepover, George Lucas in Love)
Cast: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 21, 2007**

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