Friday, November 23, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 23, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 23, 2007! Short week of releases this week as many opened on Wednesday just prior to American Thanksgiving (happy turkey day to those south of the boarder! Don't forget to make some yummy soup with the leftover turkey!). It's also a week of really do-er's as all 4 Friday releases are writer/director all-in-one. Ok, on to what *is* being released!

In limited release this week we have the, yes this is the consensus on the description, zen documentary on cooking How to Cook Your Life as well as the new Noah Baumbach film Margot at the Wedding which has recieved a fair amount of buzz here and there and if I was just told the premise of the film I doubt I would be interested. However, every single time I see the preview I'm intrigued and want to know more. The actors all look very 'normal' and seem to have very 'normal' lives and it's drama all the way. I think it's really going to be one to watch.

Wide releases this week include the Stephen King adaptation The Mist, and for those already ready for Christmas This Christmas.

Have a great week!


Festival Watch

New Serbian Film Festival
November 22-25, 2007 at The Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario

Reel Awareness Film Festival
November 22-25, 2007 at the NFB, Toronto, Ontario

Spinning Wheel Film Festival
November 23-25, 2007, at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, Ontario

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

Friday November 23, 2007 Releases

How to Cook Your Life
Writer/Dir: Doris Dörrie (Nackt, Erleuchtung garantiert)
Zen documentary featuring cook Edward Espe Brown
Limited Release

Margot at the Wedding
Writer/Dir: Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Kicking and Screaming)
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black

The Mist
Writer/Dir: Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic)
Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

This Christmas
Writer/Dir: Preston A. Whitmore II ()
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Laz Alonso, sharon Leal

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 23, 2007**

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