Friday, 11 January 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 11, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 11, 2008! Normally at this stage of the year I'd be getting all set to watch the Golden Globes with all the pretty dresses and colourful speeches, but that will not be what we see this upcoming Sunday. The live telecast awards show has been cancelled and will be replaced by a 1 hour press conference and corresponding 'Announcement' show, which will play Sunday January 13th, 2008 from 9-10pm EST. See more info here at the Golden Globes site.

Our limited releases this week include the Canadian release Imitation, which looks like a captivating film and will go on my list. Our second limited release is the long awaited Persepolis, the hand drawn animated French film based on a comic book that won people over at festival after festival last year and is also up for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.

Our wide releases this week include the latest from director Uwe Boll In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which I had a chance to see at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and I had a lot of fun watching it and am curious as to how it will be received by audiences here. We also have the crime-comedy (new genre!) First Sunday and family friendly The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, which is my favourite film title of the year so far.

Sneak preview!

This Sunday January 13, 2008 at 2pm there will be a sneak preview of the new Anne Fletcher (Step Up) romantic comedy 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. Locations of the sneak preview in Toronto include: SilverCity Yonge & Eglinton, SilverCity Yorkdale, SilverCity Burlington and others.

Have a great week!


Friday January 11, 2008 Releases

First Sunday
Writer/Dir: David E. Talbert (A Woman Like That)
Cast: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Regina Hall, Malinda Williams
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer pretty much tells the plot of the whole film. But it did make me giggle. Once.

Dir: Federico Hidalgo (A Silent Love)
Cast: Vanessa Bauche, Jesse Aaron, Dwyre, Conrad Pla
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
*there was one thing in the trailer that told a little to much for me, just a little. But, it's spoiler free til the 1/2 way point.

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Dir: Uwe Boll (Bloodrayne, House of the Dead)
Cast: Jason Statham, John Rhys-Davies, Ray Liotta, Matthew Lillard, Leelee Sobieski, Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman, Will Sanderson, Claire Forlani, Brian J. White, Kristanna Loken
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer, My review
Trailer is a fair representation of the film

Writers/Dirs: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud - feature film directorial debuts
Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
The Official films site has a great 'making of' section which discusses the collective writing/directing experience as well as the technical aspects of the animation
Trailer feels spoiler free til about the 1/2 way point

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
Dir: Mike Nawrocki (Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie)
Voices: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Yuri Lowenthal, Alan Lee, Cydney Trent, Megan Murphy
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 11, 2008**


Marina said...

I'm dragging my sorry but to the Uwe Boll extravaganza but most importantly, I'm finally going to have a chance to see There Will Be Bool. YEY!!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Sound like you have some fun times ahead Marina! I can't wait to hear what you thought about the films!

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