Monday, 30 November 2009

New Moon Mondays


In defence of New Moon, Vampires, Werewolves and Real Girls and Women
Awesome post here on reaction to the negativity that can and does surround the Twi-verse and also supporting the films and those who enjoy them. It's written by none other than my sister, Suzie!

Fan Made Eclipse posters
WTForks?! posted here about 2 fan made Eclipse posters. I continue to be amazed by the creative works in the fandom land out there. Personally, I love the top image and would love to see a white/black/red colour story for Eclipse but alas we have exactly 7 months to wait for the film!

New Moon Second Week Stays Strong
The Twilight Saga: New Moon still is in the #1 box office spot during it's second weekend (Nov 27-29, 2009), but was their any doubt? Current gross is $230 million. It's in the #1 spot here in Canada too and making $3.87million on second weekend in comparison to $10million in it's first. In terms of reactions and ratings go, it's holding at 30% on Rotten Tomatoes and 4.5 IMDb, has shifted one point down from 45 to 44 on Metacritic (with a 4.2 user rating) from last week

Beastly Teaser Trailer
Let's spread the creature love, shall we? Those in the T-Dot surely saw this trailer for Beastly during their screening of New Moon, but if you didn't you can see it over at the Beastly website. The film is a modern take on the Beauty and the Beast tale, stars Alex Pettyfer in the title role and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris. Beastly is set to release July 30, 2010.

Bad Roomate Hits YouTube

Bad Roomate, one of the zaniest shorts from the 2009 Toronto After Dark Film Festival makes its online debut today on YouTube. It's dark, twisted and a hell of a lot of fun. Shot on a $100 point and shoot camera it involves a rather sinister puppet and a really hilarious song. When it was shown at the festival it had the most enthusiastic introduction I have ever seen at a festival, which you can watch here: Bad Roomate introduction with director James Gangl.

Check out the film on YouTube: Watch Bad Roomate here.

Week in Film Vlog

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Theatre: Ninja Assassin, Big Fan, Parking / Ting Che, The Road
Festival: Little Robbers at the European Film Festival
101 Films: Out of Africa
Random: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), 27 Dresses, The International, The Orphanage

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Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast - Episode 29: News to November 27, 2009




Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast - Episode 29 is up!

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is still riding high at the box office and breaking records of all kinds all over the place. Thiw week Marina & I's discuss the newest news to the film, including a few fun videos, interviews and more. Check it out over at Before the Dawn.

Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast is a weekly 1/2 hour podcast meeting all your audio Twilight needs!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Poll Results: Will You Replace your DVD Collection with Blu-Ray's?

A whopping 46% of us say a resounding No to replacing out DVD collections with Blu-Ray's. I know I don't have a Blu-Ray player yet, but who knows what time will bring us. I think my favourite response here is the 7% who voted DVDs? I like my VHS. Rock on, stick to your guns.

46% - No
23% - No, I'll buy new Blu Rays but keep DVDs
12% - I'm Planning on It
7% - Tie: No, New Technology Will Come Out and DVDs? I like my VHS.
2% - Yes, Already Done

Podcast Archive

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I love talking about film. Podcasts are such a great way to talk film and I've appeared as a guest several times and always look forward to the opportunity to guest on shows. I currently have 3 podcast: The Movie Moxie Podcast which is a spoiler-free film podcast, Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast with Marina Antunes which is a weekly podcast that explores the vampire romance world and phenomenon that is Twilight and Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural with Suzie Ridler where we explore paranormal & supernatural TV shows. See more about my podcasting, including audio editing services here.

Rather watch than listen? Check out my vlog archive for weekly film reviews and festival coverage.

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Episode 76 - Prometheus, Diamonds are Forever (Bondathon)
Episode 75 - Cosmopolis, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Bondathon), Predator and AVP (Prometheus Countdown)
Episode 74 - Snow White and the Huntsman, You Only Live Twice (Bondathon), Alien Ressurection (Prometheus Countdown); plus DVD reviews of The Collapsed, Ultimate Fighter 14 Bisping vs Miller and John Carter
Episode 73 - Chenobyl Diaries, The Deep Blue Sea, Thunderball (Bondathon), Alien 3 (Prometheus Countdown); plus DVD Review of The Aggression Scale
Episode 72 - Interview with Bridget Mendler (voices the character of Arrietty in The Secret World of Arrietty), Battleship, Goldfinger (Bondathon), Aliens (Prometheus Countdown); plus DVD Reviews of The Secret World of Arrietty
Episode 71 - Dark Shadows, The Corridor (including Introduction and Q&A from TADFF 2011); plus From Russia with Love (Bondathon) and Alien (Prometheus Countdown)
Episode 70 - Hot Docs 2012 Wrap Up, Dr. No (Bondathon); plus DVD Reviews of Haywire, Beautiful Wave & Underworld Awakening
Episode 69 - Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale & Hot Docs 2012 Preview & DVD Reviews of The Wicker Tree, The Divide and The Terrorists
Episode 68 - Lockout, The Cabin in the Woods & DVD Reviews of Shame and 7 Below
Episode 67 - The Hunger Games and Fightville reviews
Podcast 66 - King of Devil's Island and DVD Reviews of Monster Brawl, Corman's World
Episode 65 - Cinéfranco 2012, The Raid, Being Elmo & DVD Review of Black Swarm
Episode 64 - Genies 2012, John Carter, Let the Bullets Fly and DVD Reviews of Neverlost, Dragonage: Redemption & The Son of No One
Episode 63 - Oscars 2012, Gone and DVD Reviews of Bounty Hunters & Sympathy for Delicious
Episode 62 - The Secret of Arrietty, Doppelgänger Paul (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself), Journey 2: Mysterious Island, Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance and DVD reviews of Café de flore, Chalet Girl & London Boulevard
Episode 61 - The Woman in Black, Coriolanus and DVD review of The Dead
Episode 60 - Moon Point, The Viral Factor, The Innkeepers, Q&A with The Innkeepers director Ti West (super spoilery) from Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011 and DVD reviews of Real Steel & 2-Headed Shark Attack
Episode 59 - Haywire, Underworld Awakening, Tyrannosaur, Q&A from the TIFF 2011 screening with Tyrannosaur writer/director Paddy Considine and DVD Review of The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Episode 58 - Contraband, The Divide, Interviews with The Divide actors Michael Biehn and Michael Eklund, The Divide Q&A from Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011 with director Xavier Gens and actors Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Eklund plus DVD review of Abduction.
Episode 57 - The Devil Inside, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Darkest Hour, Melancholia and DVD Reviews of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Guard, Shark Night, Brighton Rock & The Tempest
Episode 56 - Pina, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy checking in how my Most Anticipated Films of the Year of 2011 fair plus DVD review of Apollo 18
Episode 55 - Hugo, Dragonslayer, 2011 New Faces & Ones to Watch List and DVD reviews of Fright Night, 13, Tanner Hall, Warrior & Saint
Episode 54 - Paranormal Activity 3, The Muppets, DVD Reviews of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, The Debt & The Help and Owned/Unseen: Moonlight
Episode 53 - The Three Musketeers, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Owned/Unseen: Sweet Sixteen & Moonlight
Episode 52 - Reel Asian 2011, In Time, Immortals and Owned/Unseen: Duplicity
Episode 51 - Toronto After Dark 2011 Wrap Up and Owned/Unseen: The Cake Eaters
Episode 50 - The Thing (2011), War of the Arrows and Owned/Unseen: Mad Detective & The Escapist
Episode 49 - The Guard, Higher Ground, Bellflower, Dream House, Detective Dee, Limelight and Owned/Unseen: The Broken
Episode 48 - TIFF Post Mortem, Warrior, Drive and Owned/Unseen: Attila
Episode 47 - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Fright Night & Creature
Episode 46 - One Day & TrollHunter
Episode 45 - TrollHunter Interview with director André Øvredal & actor Glenn Tosterud + The Help & Griff the Invisible
Episode 44 - Attack the Block, Another Earth, The Future & Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Episode 43 - TIFF 2011 First Titles, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and A Month of DVD Releases
Episode 42 - Michael McNamara Interview and TIFF 2011 Begins
Episode 41 - Super 8 and True Legend
Episode 40 - The Tree of Life and X-Men: First Class
Episode 39 - Worldwide Short Film Festival 2011 & GLBT Films as a Genre
Episode 38 - Beat the World & Dance Films as a Genre
Episode 37 - Priest, Inside Out 2011 and Vampire Films as a Genre
Episode 36 - Thor, Fast Five and Documentaries
Episode 35 - Hot Docs 2011, Water for Elephants, Repeaters, Art House Film
Episode 34 - In a Better World & Political Films as a Genre
Episode 33 - Hanna, Soul Surfer & Biopics as a Films Genre
Episode 32 - Insidious & Animated Films
Episode 31 - Sucker Punch, Hobo with a Shotgun & Martial Arts Films
Episode 30 - Cinéfranco 2011, Jane Eyre, Battle Los Angeles & War Films
Episode 29 - Red Riding Hood plus Werewolf Films as a Genre
Episode 28 - Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Unknown plus Speculative Fiction as a Genre
Episode 27 - Oscars plus Sport Films
Episode 26 - I Am Number Four plus Coming of Age Films
Episode 25 - Small Town Murder Songs Interviews with Ed Gass-Donnelly & Aaron Poole, The Eagle, Gnomeo & Juliet plus Sword & Sandal Films
Episode 24 - Genie Noms, Sanctum, The Roommate plus Adventure Films
Episode 23 - Oscar Noms, The Rite, The Mechanice plus Crime Films
Episode 22 - Incendies, Blue Valentine, Green Hornet, Breathless and Romance as a Genre
Episode 21 - Season of the Witch, Country Strong and Historical Films as a Genre
Episode 20 - True Grit and Westerns as a Genre
Episode 19 - Tron: Legacy and Gaming as a Genre
Episode 18 - The King's Speech, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Holiday Films and Family Films as a Genre
Episode 17 - Black Swan, Burlesque and Musicals as a Genre
Episode 16 - Faster and Favourite Relationships in Film in 2010
Episode 15 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Fantasy as a Genre
Episode 14 - Down Terrace, Monsters, Skyline, Unstoppable and Science Fiction as a Genre
Episode 13 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Aftershock and Mystery as a Genre
Episode 12 - Paranormal Activity 2, Score: A Hockey Musical, The Man From Nowhere and Supernatural as a Genre
Episode 11 - Red, Hereafter, Nowhere Boy and Comedy as a Genre
Episode 10 - The Social Network, StreetDance 3D, My Soul to Take and Horror as a Genre
Episode 9 - Buried, Let Me In and Thriller as a Genre
Episode 8 - Never Let Me Go and Drama as a Genre
Episode 7 - Interview with John Allison of the Dark Bridges Film Festival, Resident Evil: Afterlife (almost), Looking at Zombie as Genre
Episode 6 - Machete, Looking at Action as Genre
Episode 5 - Interviews with Eli Roth, Patrick Fabian & Ashley Bell of The Last Exorcism, plus reviews of The Expendables & Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Episode 4 - Interview with Melly Hocking, reviews of Piranha 3D & Eat Pray Love
Episode 3 - The Good The Bad The Weird, Step Up 3D & Finale (DVD)
Episode 2 - Toronto After Dark Line Up, Charlie St. Cloud, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Mr. Nobody, I Am Love & Ghost Writer (DVD)
Episode 1 - Salt, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Kids Are All Right & Espion(s) (DVD)



Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast

Episode 137 - News to June 24, 2012 including Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer & Snow White and the Huntsman sequel
Episode 136 - Snow White and the Huntsman Review
Episode 135 - News to June 3, 2012 including Breaking Dawn Part 2 character posters, The Apparition trailer and cast & crew projects
Episode 134 - Dark Shadows Review
Episode 133 - News to May 21, 2012 including Awards news, upcoming projects for cast & crew including Tracers, The Rover and Villain
Episode 132 - Book Talk
Episode 131 - News to May 6, 2012 including The Host poster and upcoming projects for cast & crew including Mission: Blacklist, Tarzan and Down a Dark Hall
Episode 130 - The Moth Diaries Review
Episode 129 - News to April 15, 2012 including chatting Breaking Dawn Part 2 Teaser, plus news on The Host, Cosmopolis and Bel Ami
Episode 128 - The Hunger Games Review
Episode 127 - Gazing
Episode 126 - News to March 17, 2012 including upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 2 teaser & trailer
Episode 125 - The Female Gaze
Episode 124 - News to March 3, 2012 including Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD/BluRay Release Success, Razzie Awards & Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer announcement
Episode 123 - Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD/BluRay Discussion
Episode 122 - Underworld: Awakening Review
Episode 121 - News to February 4, 2012 Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD/BluRay Editions & Release Parties
Episode 120 - Our Most Anticipated Films of 2012
Episode 119 - News to January 9, 2012 including Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD Editions, Bel Ami release date & trailer
Episode 118 - Breaking Dawn Part 1 Reaction Show
Episode 117 - News up to December 1, 2011 including cast & crew interviews
Episode 116 - Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Review (direct to MP3 Link)
Episode 115 - Scary Movie Recommendations (direct to MP3 Link)
Episode 114 - News to October 14, 2011 including Twilight Time Capsule & Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack News (direct to MP3 Link)
Episode 113 - Are Stars Born, or Made?
Episode 112 - News to September 16, 2011
Episode 109 - News to August 26, 2011 including Breaking Dawn premiere announcement & lots of film info
Episode 108 - Eclipse Audio Commentary
Episode 107 - News to August 12, 2011 including Teen Choice Awards postmortem & Fall Preview
Episode 106 - SDCC Wrap Up: Breaking Dawn, Snow White and the Huntsman & Immortals
Episode 105 - News to July 29, 2011 including Teen Choice Attendees, Bel Ami Traler
Episode 104 - Top 10 Female Protagonist Films
Episode 103 - News to July 15, 2011 including lots of San Diego ComicCon announcements
Episode 102 - Marina & Shannon test each others knowledge with our own Twi-Quiz!
Episode 101 - News to June 24, 2011 including a whack-ton of Breaking Dawn merchandise
Episode 100 - Review of the vampire film Priest plus Marina & Shannon take on the Ultimate Twilight Saga Quiz
Episode 99 - News to June 10, 2011 including the MTV Awards
Episode 98 - Vampire Diaries Season 2 Discussion
Episode 97 - News to May 27, 2011 including the Breaking Dawn Part 1 Teaser Poster
Episode 96 - Water for Elephants Review
Episode 95: News to May 13, 2011 including Breaking Dawn photos
Episode 94: Celebrating out 2 year podcast anniversary we revisit where our journey began with revisiting the film Twilight
Episode 93: News to April 22, 2011 including a plethora of trailers for upcoming films
Episode 92: Our Top Ten Favourite Vampires
Episode 91: News to April 8, 2011 Including Breaking Dawn Teaser Poster & Cullen House Spotting
Episode 90: Jane Eyre Film Review
Episode 89: News to March 25, 2011 including casting news for Hunger Games & Snow White and the Huntsman
Episode 88: Red Riding Hood Film Review
Episode 87: News to March 11, 2011 including Eclipse Saturn Nomination
Episode 86: Female Centric Films
Episode 85: News to April 18, 2011 including Isle Esme photo and upcoming vamp films Harker & Last Voyage of Demeter
Episode 84: Top Ten Romantic Films
Episode 83: News to February 4, 2011 including Breaking Dawn Hot Film for 2011
Episode 82: Discussion on the Canadian TV Show Lost Girl, Season 1
Episode 81: News to January 24, 2011 Including Breaking Dawn Title Card & First Images
Episode 80: Most Anticipated Films of 2011
Episode 79: News to January 7, 2011 catching up on news over the holiday season
Episode 78: Eclipse DVD Review
Episode 77: Vampire Diaries Season 2 Discussion
Episode 76: News to Nov 19, 2010 including People's Choice Awards Noms and First Breaking Dawn Image
Episode 75: New Moon Commentary
Episode 74: News to Nov 5, 2010 including Breaking Dawn synopsis & casting
Episode 73: Lost Boys vs Near Dark Discussion
Episode 72: Horror Movie Discussion
Episode 71: News to October 15, 2010 Breaking Dawn Casting, Twilight & True Blood at Scream Awards
Episode 70: True Blood Season 3 Discussion
Episode 69: News to September 24, 2010 Eclipse Box Office, Breaking Dawn Production=nes
Episode 68: Moonlight Discussion
Episode 67: News to September 10, 2010 Eclipse DVD info, Scream nominations
Episode 66: Reading Recommendations
Episode 65: News to August 20, 2010 Eclipse Box Office, Breaking Dawn Rumours, Teen Choice Awards
Episode 64: Star Power Longevity: Harry Potter vs Twilight
Episode 63: News to August 6, 2010 Breaking Dawn Releases Dates, Cam Gigandet x a lot
Episode 62: Music of Eclipse Breaking Dawn Info, Runaways DVD review
Episode 61: News to July 26, 2010

Episode 60: Eclipse Post Mortem, we react to Eclipse reaction!
Episode 59:
News to July 12, 2010 Eclipse box office, Twilight 8-bit game, vampire songs
Episode 58: Eclipse Film Review
Episode 57: News to June 25, 2010 including mammoth amount of cast & crew interviews
Episode 56: The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner discussion
Episode 55: News to June 11, 2010 including MTV Movie Awards & extended Eclipse clips
Episode 54: Eclipse Book Discussion
Episode 53: News to May 28, 2010 Oodles of Eclipse clips, images and news!
Episode 52: Vampire Diaries Season 1 Discussion
Episode 51: News to May 14, 2010 including Eclipse rating, score, soundtrack and cast on Oprah & film screenings
Episode 50: David Slade discussion
Episode 49: News to April 30, 2010 including Eclipse trailer reaction & Bill Condon announced as Breaking Dawn director
Episode 48: New Moon DVD Discussion
Episode 47:
News to April 16, 2010 including Breaking Dawn director talk and cast & crew projects
Episode 46: The Runaways review
Episode 45:
News to April 2, 2010 including lots of Eclipse images & news plus cast projects
Episode 44: Remember Me review
Episode 43: News to March 19, 2010 including New Moon DVD finally released & the Eclipse trailer
Episode 42: Reading recommendations
Episode 41: News to March 5, 2010 including gearing up for New Moon DVD release & cast & crew projects, awards & more
Episode 40: Discussion on Midnight Sun, a draft by Stephenie Meyer of Twilight from Edward's perspective which you can read here.
Episode 39: News to February 12, 2010 including even more about New Moon DVD editions, Eclipse images and cast news.
Episode 38: Twilight DVD Audio Commentary
Episode 37: News to January 29, 2010 including more on the New Moon DVD, Howard Shore scoring Eclipse, post Sundance buzz for cast films and more
Episode 36: Daybreakers discussion
Episode 35: News to January 15, 2010 including New Moon DVD deets, cast & crew updates and more
Episode 34: Upcoming 2010 Supernatural, Fantastical & Hybrid Films
Episode 33: News to January 1, 2009 including Twi on 2009 Top Lists
Episode 32: The Twi-Effect
Episode 31: News to December 11, 2009 including New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn
Episode 30: Reactions to The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Episode 29: News to November 27, 2009 including New Moon continuing to break records
Episode 28: The Twilight Saga: New Moon film review
Episode 27: News to November 13, 2009 including New Moon excitement and Eclipse poster
Episode 26: Looking ahead to New Moon - what we are looking forward to
Episode 25: News to October 30, 2009 including New Moon tours, music, etc
Episode 24: "The Vampire Diaries" revisited - discussing the first five episodes
Episode 23: News to October 16, 2009 including New Moon website updates
Episode 22: Vampire Lore
Episode 21: News to September 18, 2009 including third New Moon trailer
Episode 20: News to September 4, 2009 including New Moon Premiere info
Episode 19: "The Vampire Diaries" book discussion & TV show preview
Episode 18: News to August 21, 2009 including Eclipse filming and lots of speculation
Episode 17: All About Jacob
Episode 16: News to August 7, 2009 including casting news & New Moon images
Episode 15: Vampire Fashion
Episode 14: Links to news to July 24, audio unavailable
Episode 13: Twilight vs Buffy vs True Blood
Episode 12: News to July 10, 2009 including news on Eclipse
Episode 11: "New Moon" book discussion
Episode 10: News to June 26, 2009 plus Buffy vs Edward video
Episode 9: Where is Team Bella?
Episode 8: News to June 12, 2009 including cast interviews & "Nurse Jackie"
Episode 7: News to June 5, 2009 including New Moon Trailer, Little Ashes review
Episode 6: Edward Knows Best
Episode 5: News to May 22, 2009 including New Poster & Images
Episode 4: Music of the Twilight Universe
Episode 3: News to May 8, 2009
Episode 2: Character Introductions
Episode 1: The Appeal

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Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural
My sister Suzie & I talk All supernatural TV, All the time
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Episode 107 - June 12 - 25, 2012: Teen Wolf, Continuum, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files all x 2!
Episode 106 - June 5 - 11 2012: Teen Wolf, Continuum, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and Saving Hope (series premiere)
Episode 105 - May 28 - June 3, 2012: Teen Wolf (Season 2 Premiere), Continuum and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 104 - May 14 - 27, 2012: Supernatural (Season 7 Finale), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and Continuum Series Premiere
Episode 103 - May 7 - 13, 2012: Secret Circle (Series Finale) , Vampire Diaries (Season 3 Finale), Fringe (Season 4 Finale), Supernatural, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and show cancellations
Episode 102 - April 30, 2012 - May 6, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 101 - April 23-29, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and Season 2C/3 Premiere of Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 100 - The Big 1-0-0! We take a walk down Hexed Memory Lane AND chat about paranormal TV from April 16-22, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and Premiere 4 Finale of Being Human UK
Episode 99 - April 2 - 15, 2012: 2 weeks of Fringe, Being Human UK & Being Human North American including the Season 2 Finale
Episode 98 - March 26 - April 1, 2012 Lost Girl Season 2 Finale & Fae-Party, Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Fringe
Episode 97 - March 19 - 25, 2012: Lost Girl, Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and Being Human North American & UK
Episode 96 - March 12 -18, 2012: Lost Girl, Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Being Human North American & UK
Episode 95 - March 5 - 11, 2012: Lost Girl, Being Human North American, Being Human UK Season & Awake
Episode 94 - February 25 - March 4, 2012: Lost Girl, Being Human North American, Being Human UK Season 1 Premiere & Awake Series Premiere
Episode 93 - February 19 - 24, 2012: Lost Girl, Being Human North American, Fringe & 2012 Fall (possible) Pilots
Episode 92 - February 15 - 21, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe, Lost Girl, Being Human North American & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Season 2B Finale
Episode 91 - February 8 - 14, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe, Being Human North American and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 90 - February 1 - 7, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 89 - January 24 - 31, 2012: Lost Girl, Fringe, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Being Human North American, Alcatraz Series Premiere, Grimm tangent
Episode 88 - January 16 - 22, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Lost Girl, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Being Human North American Season 2 Premiere
Episode 87 - January 11 - 17, 2012: The Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe and the Season 2B premiere of Fact of Faked: Paranormal Files plus Face Off tangent & praise.
Episode 86 - January 4 - 10, 2012: Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries and Supernatural with Shannon solo-casting
Episode 85 - December 7 - 20, 2011: Holiday Episode! Haven Holiday Special, Lost Girl, Listener Feedback & our Mom appears as a Special Guest for a Lightning Round Discussion of Impressions on Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Lost Girl, Supernatural & Fringe this season so far.
Episode 84 - November 23 - Dec 7, 2011: 2 weeks of Lost Girl & Supernatural with Shannon solo-casting
Episode 83 - November 16 - 22, 2011: Lost Girl, Supernatural, Fringe as American Horror Story check in
Episode 82 - November 9-15, 2011: Hal-Con 2011, Lost Girl, Supernatural, Fringe and mid-season finales of Vampire Diaries & Secret Circle
Episode 81 - November 2-8, 2011: Lost Girl, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Supernatural & Fringe
Episode 80 - October 19 - November 1, 2011: Toronto After Dark 2011, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle& Supernatural
Episode 79 - October 12 - 18, 2011: Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Supernatural & Fringe
Episode 78 - October 5 - 12, 2011: Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Supernatural & Fringe
Episode 77 - Sept 28 - Oct 4, 2011: Haven (Season 2 Finale), Lost Girl, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, Supernatural (Season 7 Premiere) & Fringe
Episode 76 - September 21 - 27, 2011: Haven, Lost Girl, Alphas (Season 1 Finale), Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle & Fringe (Season 4 Premiere)
Episode 75 - September 14 - 20, 2011: Haven, Lost Girl, Alphas Vampire Diaries (Season 3 Premiere) & Secret Circle (Series Premiere)
Episode 74 - September 7 - 13, 2011: Haven, Lost Girl & Alphas
Episode 73 - August 30 - September 6, 2011: Haven & Lost Girl (Season 2 Premiere)
Episode 72 - August 17 - 30, 2011: Haven & Alphas
Episode 71 - August 9 - 16, 2011: Teen Wolf Season 1 Finale, Haven & Alphas
Episode 70 - August 2 - 8, 2011: Haven, Teen Wolf & Alphas
Episode 69 - July 19 - Aug 1, 2011: Gemini Nominations, Haven, Teen Wolf, Alphas & Fanboy Confessional
Episode 68 - July 11 - 18, 2011: Haven S2 Premiere, Teen Wolf, Alphas & Fanboy Confessional
Episode 67 - June 30 - July 11, 2011: Teen Wolf, Alphas Premiere & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S2.0 Finale
Episode 66 - Fanboy Confessional with director Michael McNamara
Episode 65 - June 22 - 27, 2011: Teen Wolf & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 64 - June 15 - 20, 2011: Teen Wolf & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 63 - June 8 - 13, 2011: Teen Wolf & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 62 - May 30 - June 6, 2011: Teen Wolf, Being Human UK Season 3 Finale & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Episode 61 - May 15 - 25, 2011: Being Human UK S3 & Supernatural Season 6 Finale
Episode 60 - May 12 - 18, 2011: Being Human UK S3, Supernatural & Vampire Diaries Season 2 Finale
Episode 59 - May 4 - 9, 2011: Being Human UK S3, Supernatural & Vampire Diaries
Episode 58 - April 22 - May 2, 2011: Being Human UK S3, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries & Paranormal State
Episode 57 - April 21 - 26, 2011: Being Human UK S3, Vampire Diaries, Paranormal State & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 56 - April 12 - 20, 2011: Being Human UK S3, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Paranormal State & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 55 - April 5 - 11, 2011: Being Human North American, Vampire Diaries, Paranormal State, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1 and Supernatural Season 6 audio montage of the season so far
Episode 54 - March 29 - April 4, 2011: Being Human North American, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1 and Vampire Diaries Season 2 audio montage of the season so far
Episode 53 - March 22- 28, 2011: Being Human North American & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 52 - March 15 - 21, 2011: Being Human North American, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1 & Destination Truth Live From Ireland — The Search for the Banshee Ghost
Episode 51 - March 8 - 14, 2011: Being Human North American & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 50 - March 1 - 7, 2011: Being Human North American, Supernatural & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 49 - February 25 - 28, 2011: Being Human North American, Supernatural & Vampire Diaries
Episode 48 - February 17 - 24, 2011: Being Human North American, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 47 - February 10 - 15, 2011: Being Human North American, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 46 - February 3 - 8, 2011: Being Human North American, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 45 - January 27 - 31, 2011: Being Human North American, Vampire Diaries & Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1
Episode 44 - January 20 - 25, 2011: Being Human North American, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S1, The Cape and the Medium Series Finale
Episode 43 - January 14 - 17, 2011: Being Human North American Premiere
Episode 42 - Rebooting the Escapist TV episode
Episode 41 - December 9 - 12, 2010: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Lost Girl S1 Finale
Episode 40 - December 2 - 5, 2010: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Lost Girl
Episode 39 - November 25 - 28, 2010: Paranormal State, Ghost Prophecies, Lost Girl + Film Talk: Daybreakers & Suck
Episode 38 - November 18 - 21, 2010: Paranormal State, Supernatural, Lost Girl + Film Talk: A Single Man, Skyline and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Episode 37 - November 11 -14, 2010: Paranormal State, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Lost Girl + Film Talk: Paranormal Activity 2:
Episode 36 - October 29 - Nov 7, 2010: 2 weeks of Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Lost Girl
Episodes 35 - Halloween Contest Winner Announcement
Episode 34 - October 20 - 24, 2010: Paranormal State, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Lost Girl
Episodes 33 - October 14-17, 2010: Lost Girl & Supernatural
Episodes 32 - October 7-11, 2010: Haven Finale, Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episodes 31 - September 30-October 1, 2010: Vampire Diaries, Lost Girl, Haven & Supernatural
Episodes 30 - September 23-28, 2010: Vampire Diaries, Lost Girl, Haven & Supernatural opener
Episodes 29 - September 14-17, 2010: Vampire Diaries, The Gates finale, Lost Girl and Haven
Episode 28 - September 9-13, 2010 TV: True Blood finale, Vampire Diaires opener, The Gates, Haven and series premiere of Lost Girl
Text Only: Fall 2010 Paranormal & Supernatural TV Line Up
Episode 27 - Aug 27-30, 2010 TV: True Blood & Haven
Episode 26 - Aug 20-23, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 25 - Aug 13-16, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 24 - Aug 6-9, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 23 - Aug 1-2, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 22 - July 25, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 21 - July 18, 2010 TV: True Blood, The Gates & Haven
Episode 20 - July 11, 2010 TV: The Gates & True Blood
Episode 19 - June 27, 2010 TV: True Blood & The Gates
Episode 18 - June 20, 2010 TV: True Blood & The Gates
Episode 17 - June 13, 2010 TV: True Blood and Summer Paranormal TV
Episode 16 - May 13, 2010 TV: Supernatural Season Finale
Episode 15 - May 13, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries Season Finale
Episode 14 - May 6, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 13 - April 29, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 12 - April 22, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 11 - April 15, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 10 - April 8, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 9 - April 1, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 8 - March 25, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries & Supernatural
Episode 7 - Our favourite Escapist TV Shows
Episode 6 - Escaping from TV to film with escapist film
Episode 5 - March 8 - 17, 2010 TV: Medium and Destination Truth (Big Foot & Nahuelita)
Episode 4 - March 1 - 7, 2010 TV: Medium returns from hiatus
Episode 3 - Feb 22 - 28, 2010 TV: True Blood General Discussion
Episode 2 - Feb 15 - 21, 2010 TV: Past Life + Supernatural General Discussion
Episode 1 - Feb 8 - 14, 2010 TV: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural & Past Life

Guest Appearances:
June 2012: Guest co-hosting on The Saturday B-Movie Reel to chat American Warships with host Kevin Bachelder and fellow co-host Gary Mitchel from the RevolutionSF.com.
May 2012: Guest co-hosting on The Saturday B-Movie Reel to chat about Alien Tornado with host Kevin Bachelder and fellow co-host & Jon from Boise.
April 2012: Guest co-hosting on The Saturday B-Movie Reel to chat about 2-Headed Shark Attack on an edition of 'Could B Syfy' with host Kevin Bachelder and fellow co-host & shark film enthusiast Jeff Long from The B-Movie Shelf.
December 2011: Guest on Tuning into SciFi TV Saturday B Movie Reel chatting Ladyhawke with host Kevin Bachelder and co-guest-host Jessa Phillips from Game Tyrant and Good to be a Geek
July 2011: Guest on Tuning into SciFi TV Saturday B Movie Reel chatting Dinoshark host Kevin Bachelder
April 2011: Guest on Tuning into SciFi TV Saturday B Movie Reel chatting Sharktopus host Kevin Bachelder
April 2011: Guest on The Film Bomb Podcast at Fused Film
February 2011: Interviewed on Creative Living with Jamie
January 2011: After the Credits Ep 95 at Row Three - Counting Down Top 10 Films of 2010
June 2010: The Unnamed Movie Podcast Episode 54: discussing The Female Protagonist
March 2010: Bite on This: A Vampire Diaries Podcast Episode #15 Take A Bite roundtable episode with Angela & Willie along with guests Marcy, Chelsea and myself
February 2010: The Matineecast: Episode 6: review of Crazy Heart & Top 5 music movies
September 2009: The Unnamed Movie Podcast Episode 28: news, trailers and TIFF'09.
May 2009: The Unnamed Movie Podcast Bonus Episode: Spoiler discussion of Star Trek
March 2009: The Unnamed Movie Podcast Episode 10: horror film discussion & review The Thing

Friday, 27 November 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 27, 2009!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 27, 2009! I have to admit I'm a little jealous of our American friends as they are likely in blissful tryptophan recovery mode. Ah, turkey. We'll it's less than a month until Christmas so the day will come. Oh my. That means we are really getting down to wire with 2009 releases. Let's see what we have this week.

Most of the Friday releases are in limited release this week with a selection of 5 films to choose from. Two picks of the week that I can recommend are the Taiwanese drama Parking which is beautifully shot and has compelling performances. Also for consideration, Big Fan starring Patton Oswalt as a die hard New York Giants fan from the writer of The Wrestler. We also have festive cheer in full force with Cooper's Camera, a Canadian film that is a found footage-esque comedy about a family Christmas in the 80's caught on a VHS camcorder. Also in release is New York, I Love You and omnibus film in the same vein as Paris, je t'aime and the comedy Absurdistan.

In wide release this week we have just one release with the long time coming yet still highly anticipated, The Road, based on the post-apocolyptic book of the same name by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men"), directed by John Hillcoat (The Proposition) and starring Viggo Mortenson. The release has shifted a few times, and there had been awards buzz on it for a while although when I saw it at TIFF the reaction was rather mixed.

Already in wide release from Wednesday November 25, 2009 are Fantastic Mr. Fox, Old Dogs and the bloody good time that is Ninja Assassin.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

aluCine
Toronto Latin Media Festival
Continues until November 28, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Continues until November 25, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

European Film Festival
Continues until December 3, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday November 25, 2009 Releases

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dir: Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums)
Voices: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston
USA/UK
Official Film Site,
IMDb Page, Trailer

Ninja Assassin
Dir: James McTeigue (V for Vendetta)
Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Shô Kosugi, Rick Yune, Ben Miles, Randall Duk Kim, Sung Kang
USA/Germany
Official Film Site,
IMDb Page, Trailer

Old Dogs
Dir: Walt Becker (Wild Hogs, Van Wilder)
Cast: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Matt Dinnon, Seth Green, Bernie Mac
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday November 27, 2009 Releases

Absurdistan
Dir: Veit Helmer (Gate to Heaven)
Cast: Kristyna Malérová,Maximillian Mauff
Germany
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Big Fan
Writer/Dir:
Robert D. Siegel - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Jonathan Hamm, Gino Cafarelli, Michael Rapaport
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Cooper's Camera
Dir: Warren P. Sonoda (5ive Girls)
Cast: Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Mike Beaver, Dave Foley, Peter Keleghan
Canada
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Trailer on YouTube

New York, I Love You
Dirs: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Randall Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman

Cast: Natalie Portman, Shia LaBeouf, Robin Wright Penn, Christina Ricci, Orlando Bloom, Hayden Christensen, Julie Christie
France/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Parking / Ting Che
Writer/Dir:
Chung Mong-Hong - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Chang Chen, Lu-Mei Kwai, Leon Dai, Chapman To, Jack Kao, Peggy Tseng
Taiwan
Limited Release
More info at Evokative Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Road
Dir: John Hillcoat (The Proposition)
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of November 27, 2009**

Parking / Ting Che

Writer/Dir: Chung Mong-Hong - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Chang Chen, Lu-Mei Kwai, Leon Dai, Chapman To, Jack Kao, Peggy Tseng
Taiwan, 2009

Reason to see: Love Taiwanese films

I love the title of Parking and how it relates to the film. Does parking mean waiting? Not moving? Can anything happen when you are simply waiting and not moving? What if parking is not intentional? All of these ideas are explored bringing an unlikely series of encounters on the evening of Mother's Day in Taipei. The film has an amazing sensitivity throughout, whethere it is dealing with harsh subject matter or everyday life, or both.

The characters we are introduced to are all mostly defined & credited by their jobs, but the main character Chen Mo (played by Chang Chen) whom we spend most of the time with is really hard to read, which completely works. I was captivated by his character, never knowing what he would do next. Chang Chen (Red Cliff / Chi ba, 2046, Blood Brothers / Tian Tang Kou) does an amazing job reeling in the audience in his portrayal of this subtle character whom at times ranges from casual indifference to being genuinely sweet.

The film is beautifully shot, and the colours are gorgeous and alive brightening up the screen often at the most unlikely times. The high contrast used is bold and it works as it highlights how different the worlds within the lives of the different characters are. Knowing those lives are all very separate, somehow it manages to pull them all together just as it can shift the tone of the film from indifferent to brutal to tenderhearted seamlessly.

Parking is a real treat, don't sit and wait in the car - get out there and catch it while you can.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'll watch it again
I'd recommend it to art house fans and drama fans who like a touch of crime

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© Shannon Ridler, 2009

Big Fan

Writer/Dir: Robert D. Siegel - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Jonathan Hamm, Gino Cafarelli, Michael Rapaport
USA, 2009

Reason to see: Impressed with clips from Gotham Awards nomination announcement, and it's up for 2 awards: breakthrough actor (Patton Oswalt) and breakthrough director (Robert D. Siegel)

Big Fan introduces us to Paul (played brilliantly by Patton Oswalt), a die hard New York Giants fan. When I say die hard, I mean truly spends every waking moment thinking about the team, the last game, the next game, the season overall, etc. He shares the love of the game with his buddy Sal, played by Kevin Corrigan, but everyone else in his life thinks he's wasting his time and should be trying to make something of himself. But there is a catch here, as Paul has no desire to change which creates an interesting conundrum for the audience. Do we side with the main character, or those who are constantly at him from all angles? Even more interesting, that may be the strongest emotional thread in the film but there is so much more. Paul is constantly at battle with his greatest joy and becomes directly involved in as an obstacle to that joy.

The film is written and directed by Robert D. Siegel, who wrote The Wrestler, and there are few themes that the two films share beyond being sports films. They both have really deep connections to characters that feel simple yet complicated at the same time and really hit the audience hard on an emotional level. It's quite amazing that with Big Fan, a film with such a singular focus can manage to keep you guessing throughout. The acting is what makes this film a huge stand out, Patton Oswalt as Paul is phenomenal especially when interacting with his on screen mother played by Marcia Jean Kurtz. Kevin Corrigan is rock solid as Paul's best, and possibly only, friend.

It's a completely different spin on for a sports drama, and one that is well worth checking out.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend it as fans of dramas, sport films and compelling stories

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© Shannon Ridler, 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ninja Assassin

Dir: James McTeigue (V for Vendetta)
Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Shô Kosugi, Rick Yune, Ben Miles, Randall Duk Kim, Sung Kang
USA/Germany, 2009

Seen: November 25, 2009 at AMC

Reason to see: Ninjas!

Ninja Assassin has achieved a feat extraordinarily rare these days. It is not only the exact movie you think it is going to be from trailer (yes, that's a good thing... I had trailers that misrepresent!), but it goes beyond that and has even more to it. Albeit not a lot, but enough that it kept my attention 100% of the time. I knew it would be a fun movie, but it's more than fun as it serves up a bloody good time and even has a little heart too. Sure, some of the plot seems a little ridiculous but doesn't even try to hide that which makes it all the more awesome. It's completely aware of what kind of film it is and doesn't pretend to be anything else. And, it's about ninjas! How can you not like a film about ninjas? Fun times.

In terms of performances, this is Rain's movie as he steals the show as the ninja Raizo and he certainly did a lot of preparation for the role including 8 month of training. That preparation paid off as he's in ridiculously good physical condition and is very convincing in the fight scenes. The martial arts and action sequences are a great combination of intensity, interesting sets and creative lighting. I've heard a fair amount of people complain that they appear too dark but I think it's just right as it adds and air of mystery, and darkness kind of fits in with the, y'know... whole ninja thing. Overall, the fighting was freaking kick butt, and as gory as the results ended up the chain with the knife weapon was amazing. This film totally delivers in action, intensity and lots and lots of blood.

Warnings: Blood, gore, and several pretty strenuous/violent scenes with kids

Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I'll buy it
I'd recommend it as a fun action/martial arts film - but be ready for the buckets of blood

19 minutes (!) of preshow including 3 commercials and 6 previews: Sherlock Holmes, The Book of Eli, The Wolfman (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Avatar and Shutter Island

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Moon Soars to New Heights: Canadian, North American & UK Box Office November, 2009 Weekend

The Twilight Saga: New Moon topples the box office this week, landing in the #1 spot in North America, Canada and the UK. It also became the #1 opening weekend for 2009 in North America ($142.84M USD) and Canada ($10.M CAD) knocking out Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from back in June. Although The Twilight Saga: New Moon took and impressive £11.6M in the UK, it did not topple the record of the biggest weekend of the year which says with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at £19.7M.

Other records broken by The Twilight Saga: New Moon include had the biggest midnight screening ($26.3 million) and biggest opening screening ($72.7 million). It also sits at #3 for the highest grossing opening ever ($142.8 million), behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3. In North American and Canada it had the biggest weekend box office for 2009.

All of that considered, it's impressive that other new films also did well this weekend including The Blind Side and Planet 51. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire landed the #13 spot in Canada which is pretty good for a limited release.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. 2012 *
3. The Blind Side
4. Disney's A Christmas Carol
5. Planet 51 *
6. Law Abiding Citizen
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. The Metropolitan Opera: Aida
9. Paranormal Activity
10. Couples Retreat
11. Pirate Radio
12. Michael Jackson's This Is It
13. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire *
14. An Education
15. The Fourth Kind
16. Astro Boy
17. Kurbaan *
18. Where the Wild Things Are
19. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
20. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Top 20 Movies in North America for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. The Blind Side *
3. 2012
4. Planet 51 *
5. Disney's A Christmas Carol
6. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. Couples Retreat
9. The Fourth Kind
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Michael Jackson's This Is It
12. Pirate Radio
13. Paranormal Activity
14. An Education
15. Where the Wild Things Are
16. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
17. The Box
18. A Serious Man
19. Astro Boy
20. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans *

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the November 20, 2009 weekend
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
2. 2012
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Harry Brown
5. Up
6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. The Men Who Stare at Goats
8. A Serious Man *
9. The Fourth Kind
10. The Informant! *

* indicates opening weekend in noted location, red text indicates Canadian film release

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info
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