Friday, November 16, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 16, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 16, 2007! With holiday season nearing (although still a month away, so there is lots of shopping time!), we are seeing family and fantasy films such as Enchanted, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and Beowulf. Speaking of Beowulf I found the previews a little confusing on the animated vs live action factor. However it is in the list for possible nominations for the Oscar's for animated film so I guess that answers that!

In limited release this week we have the highly acclaimed yet disturbing fictionalized realism with Redacted as well as Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Terror's Advocate, and the Canadian film Citizen Duane.

Wide releases this week include book-to-film Love in the Time of Cholera, the Canadian film Breakfast with Scot, Beowulf and family friendly Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Also, next-mid-week releases of Hitman, August Rush and Enchanted. The August Rush preview completely took my heart out so it goes on my list.

Festival spotlight: Coverage of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival continues at Movie Moxie until November 18/07.

Have a great week!


Festival Watch

Brazilian Film Festival
November 15-18 at The Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario

One Minute Film & Video Festival
November 22 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario

Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival
Presenting features and shorts on the facts & mythology surrounding mental health and addiction
Continues until November 17 at Workman Theatre, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Presenting contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora
Continues until November 18, 2007 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario

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

August Rush has sneak previews this Saturday November 17, 2007 at 7:30pm at Varsity, Canada Square and Sheppard Grande. It opens in regular release Wednesday November 21, 2007 for more details see below

Friday November 16, 2007 Releases

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Dir: Sidney Lumet (Running on Empty, Gloria, The Wiz)
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Albert Finney
Limited Release

Dir: Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Forrest Gump)
Voices and, shall we say sometimes body templates?: Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Alison Lohman, Crispin Glover, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

Breakfast with Scot
Dir: Laurie Lynd (House <1996>, RSVP)
Cast: Noah Bernett, Thomas Cavanagh

Citizen Duane
Dir: Michael Mabbott (The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico)
Cast: Douglas Smith, Devon Bostick, Alberta Watson, Vivica A. Fox, Jane McGregor, Donal Logue
Limited Release

Love in the Time of Cholera
Dir: Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt, Marcela Mar

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
writer/Dir: Zach Helm - directorial debut
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Zach Mills, Ted Ludzik

Dir: Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia, Femme Fatale, Carlito's Way)
Cast: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Ty Jones
Limited Release

Terror's Advocate / L'avocat de la terreur
Dir: Barbet Schroeder (Murder By Numbers, Barfly)
Limited Release

Wednesday November 21, 2007 Releases

August Rush
Dir: Kirsten Sheridan (Disco Pigs)
Cast: Kreddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard USA

Dir: Kevin Lima (102 Dalmations)
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Dir: Xavier Gens (Frontière(s))
Cast: Timothy Olyphant

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

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