Friday, October 05, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 5, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 5, 2007! We have many anticipated films this week as we move more and more into the fall which could bring us to some early Oscar bait before we break to the scary Halloween films which in the past years have been few and far between.

Our limited releases this week include some of the most anticipated films of the fall. The biggest contender for anticipation is Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. I will admit I was intrigued by the trailer and I loved The Royal Tenenbaums but the tone and pace appear to be so similar I wonder how much more it has to offer. We also have Michael Clayton, it's been a while since we've had a legal thriller and it looks like this one will fit the bill. Lastly but not leastly, we have Ang Lee's Lust, Caution which was hugely anticipate at the film festival this year and then resulted in many lukewarm comments. I still have hope for it and am always happy to see anything with Tony Leung.

Wide releases this week include the Farrelly brothers pseudo date movie The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller, young-people targeted yet epic The Seeker: The Dark is Rising and finally the wrong side of the tracks story Feel the Noise which one first look appeared to possible be a dance movie, alas it's focused on a rapper. There could still be some groovin' in it so out of the wide release it would be my pick.

If you are already getting into the Halloween groove, feel free to check out my film blog: where October is scary movie month with daily posts and reviews of scary films old and new.

Festival Watch

Indie Can Film Festival
Film festival dedicated to the independent low budget filmmaker
October 4-7, 2007 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Kino Art Festival
First Annual Festival of Russian Film and Art
October 4-7, 2007 at Royal Theatre and NFB, Toronto, Ontario

Friday October 5, 2007 Releases

The Darjeeling Limited
Dir: Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman
Limited Release

Feel the Noise
Dir: Alejandro Chomski (Hoy y maƱana / Today and Tomorrow)
Cast: Omarion Grandberry, Zulay Henao, James McCaffrey, Kelita Smith, Giancarlo Esposito, Victor Rasuk

The Heartbreak Kid
Dir: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly (Fever Pitch, Stuck on You, Shallow Hal)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman

Lust, Caution / Se, jie
Dir: Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Eat Drink Man Woman)
Cast: Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen
Limited Release

Michael Clayton
Writer/Dir: Tony Gilroy – directorial debut
Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack
Limited Release

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
Dir: David L. Cunningham (To End All Wars, Beyond Paradise)
Cast: Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Frances Conroy, Drew Tyler Bell, Wendy Crewson

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 5, 2007**

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