Friday, October 19, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 12 and 19, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to the double issue after the fact Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 12 and 19, 2007! I was vacationing last week and hence the double issue. I am liking this idea of vacations! Who knew it could be such a treat?

I have an interesting piece of information that came up during my research - it's been a while since one of these fun tidbits: imdb search for 'comebacks' most popular result was 'Bill Clinton'. Bizarre.

We have a mammoth amount of releases and festivals, many of which I would like to see. Some of the surprizing things have been such as My Kid Could Paint That is actually a critical look at the surprize popularity of a four year old painter and solid positive reviews for 30 Days of Night.

Although there are many fine films to choose from, I will have to put selections on hold til next week as I will be seeing all things scary at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Daily festival coverage will be available over at Movie Moxie from Oct 19-25, 2007.

Have a spooktacular week!


Festival Watch

Est Docs Film Festival
Estonian Documentary Film Festival
October 19-26, 2007 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario

ImagineNATIVE Film Fesitval
Celebratint the latest works by Indigenous peoples in film, video, radio and new media
October 17-21, 2007 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario

Planet in Focus Film Festival
International Enviornmental Film and Video Festival
October 24-28, 2007 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario

Student Shorts Film Festival
Celebrating the best student films
October 18-20, 2007 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
New horror and fantasy cinema
October 19-25, 2007 at The Bloor Cinema (1 screeening of shorts at Innis), Toronto, Ontario

The Toronto International Latin Film Festival
Spanish and Latin films from around the world
October 13-20, 2007 at The Royal, Toronto, Ontario

Friday October 12, 2007 Releases

American Venus
Writer/Dir: Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding)
Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Matt Craven, Agam Darshi
Limited Release

Death at a Funeral
Dir: Frank Oz (The Stepford Wives, Bowfinger, The Dark Crystal)
Cast: Matthew MacFayden, Alan Tudyk, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Dir: Shekar Kapur (Elizabeth, Bandit Queen)
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Samantha Morton

King of California
Writer/Dir: Mike Cahill - directorial debut
Cast: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood
Limited Release

We Own the Night
Writer/Dir: James Gray (The Yards, Little Odessa)
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Whalberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall

Dir: Allan Moyle (New Waterford Girl, Empire Records, Pump Up the Volume)
Cast: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning
Limited Release

Why Did I Get Married
Writer/Dir: Tyler Perry (Daddy's Little Girls, Madea's Family Reunion)
Cast: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba

Friday October 18, 2007 Releases

30 Days of Night
Dir: David Slade (Hard Candy)
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster
New Zealand/USA

The Comebacks
Dir: Tom Brady (The Hot Chick)
Cast: David Koechner, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin, Brooke Nevin, Matthew Lawrence

Gone Baby Gone
Dir: Ben Affleck - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, Michelle Monaghan Morgan Freeman

My Kid Could Paint That
Dir: Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter)
Documentary on the story of 4 year old painter Marla Olmstead

Dir: Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, A Reasonable Man)
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Omar Metwally, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin
USA/South Africa

Reservation Road
Dir: Terry George (Hotel Rwanda)
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino
Limited Release

The Things We Lost in the Fire
Dir: Susanne Bier (After the Wedding)
Cast: Halle Berry , Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 12 & 19, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

That's a heck of a lot of movies AND festivals! Holy Cow!

I really want to see Elizabeth but don't know if we'll be able to do that before R leaves for his training. I trembled in the theatre when I saw the preview, I had no idea they were making it and Elizabeth is one of my favourite movies. So exciting!

Have fun at the film fest Shannon!