Friday, 26 September 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 26, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 26, 2008! We have a whopping nine releases this week, with three beingfeature film directorial debuts. That's a lot for one week, and they include Clark Gregg (Choke), George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) and Steven Sebring (Patti Smith: Dream of Life). Interesting that the films span both limited and wide releases.

In limited release this week we have documentary on rocker, poet and activist Patti Smith: Dream of Life, two crime thrillers: Shoot on Sight which has a political tone and Tell No One a French film that looks more on the mysterious side of things.

In wide release this week we have a mixed bag, Choke based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), The Lucky Ones with follows the road trip of 3 soldiers who have returned from war. Sticking with the war theme is Miracle at St. Anna which is set in WWII. If you are feeling like a bit of romance, this week you are in luck as we have Nights in Rodanthe or if some action is more your style we have the heavily promoted Eagle Eye finally coming to the screen.

We also have a few re-releases including The Life of Brian and a newly restored version of the classic 1972 The Godfather.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch


Abilities Arts Festival
Disabilities arts organization, promoting inclusiveness and and diversity
Film Forum Schedule
September 27 - October 10, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Commffest
Community Film Festival
September 26 - 28, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pomegranate Film Festival

September 25 - 28, 2008, at the Armenian Youth Centre, 20 Hallcrown Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Student Shorts Film Festival 2008
September 26- 27, 2008, at The Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday September 26, 2008 Releases

Choke
Writer/Dir: Clark Gregg - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Angelica Huston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad Henke
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 2/3 through

Eagle Eye
Dir: D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Taking Lives, The Salton Sea)
Cast: Shia LeBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis
USA
Official Film Site(autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer 1a is spoiler free

The Lucky Ones
Dir: Neil Burger (The Illusionist)
Cast: Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña
USA
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Spoiler free for first third, then tons of spoilers

Miracle at St. Anna
Dir: Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Inside Man, Malcolm X)
Cast: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Valentina Cervi
USA/Italy
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
You get the gist of the film by 1/3rd of the way through

Nights at Rodanthe
Dir: George C. Wolfe - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni
USA/Australia
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free for first half

Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Dir: Steven Sebring - feature film directorial debut
Documentary on Patti Smith
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Shoot on Sight
Dir: Jag Mundhra (Provoked: A True Story, Bawandar)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Greta Scacchi, Om Puri, Brian Cox, Laila Rouass, Sadie Frost, Tolga Safer, Gulshan Grover
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free until 2/3 of the way through

Tell No One / Ne le dis à personne
Writer/Dir: Guillaume Canet (Mon idole)
Cast: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nathalie Baye
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page
Trailer spoiler free for first third, includes some disturbing images

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of September 26, 2008**

2 comments:

WiseKwai said...

I think Toronto After Dark fans are going to enjoy 4bia very much. It's a lot of fun.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm sure they will! I know it is one of the films I'm most looking forward to this year!

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