Friday, April 14, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 14, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

Pretty racy releases for Easter weekend included The Notorious Bettie Page, Scary Movie 4 and Canadian release Whole New Thing. Critical acclaim and awards surrounded the film L'Enfant, which looks like it may be a little harsh but I still plan on seeing it. On the flip side to these, you don't need fret if you are looking for family fair, the animated The Wild rounds out the releases.

The week is the second time recently that there was been a limited release film, where the places showing it are all in the GTA but not downtown. Film in question is Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector. Very interesting trend I see here, gonna keep an eye on that.

...sneaky sneaky....
Sneak preview of Kinky Boots (directed by Julian Jarrold and starring Charlie Price, Chiwetel Ejiofor) this Saturday April 15, 2006 7pm at Canada Square and Bayview Village. The preview was pretty fun, had the feeling of The Full Monty but with boots.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch:
Images Festival of Film & Video, Installation, Performance, New Media runs from April 13-22, 2006 in Toronto. Screenings range from pwyc (pay-what-you-can) to $15. Click here for more info.

Friday April 14, 2006 Releases

L'Enfant / The Child
Dir: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Le Fils, Rosetta)
Cast: Jeremie Renier, Deborah Francois, Jeremie Segard
Belgium/France
French
Limited Release

Friends with Money
Dir/Writer: Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Walking and Talking, Angry)
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack
USA

Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Dir: Trent Cooper (Coaching the Minors, The Comeback)
Cast: 'Larry the Cable Guy', David Koechner, Joanna Cassidy
USA
Limited Release

The Notorious Bettie Page
Dir: Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol)
Cast: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Sarah Paulson
USA
Limited Release

Scary Movie 4
Dir: David Zucker (Scary Movie 3, Top Secret!, Airplane!)
Cast: Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Nielsen
USA

Whole New Thing
Dir: Amnon Buchbinder (The Fishing Trip)
Cast: Aaron Webber, Danviel MacIvor, Rebecca Jenkins, Callum Keith Rennie
Canada
Limited Release

The Wild
Dir: Steve Williams - directorial debut
Voices: Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, William Shatner
USA

**please note list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 14, 2006**

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