Friday, July 07, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 7, 2006!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

I'm in Canadian film withdrawl... although all of the releases this week do look fun, interesting or are acclaimed (The War Within, Only Human) but none are Canadian! Hopefully this won't last too long.

One of our releases this week has something I have not seen before, A Scanner Darkly, animated flick but the characters are animated likeness of actors that go with the voices. My initial thoughts when I saw this preview were: "Wow, I guess you don't have to go to the location to film" and "That's an interesting way to get around any unsightly things (aging, weight gains/losses, signs of rehab). Amazing that my brain was racing with these kinds of thoughts that I retained nothing about what the film was actually.... about, or that it was based on a book by Philip K. Dick. I also have to say I'm surprized to see that it is showing in only 1 theatre considering the people involved in the film. However, that could very well be due to the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Eye Opener of the Week: Sold out show!!! I was so very excited to go see The Devil Wears Prada with my good friend Danette and it was SOLD OUT. The last time I couldn't get into a film due to sold-out-ness was back when Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon came out *and* it was a holiday/weekend matinee. But a Wednesday night??? Sheesh...

Favorite line of the week: "YAR!!!" Numerous people dressed as pirates around town on ... can we say Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest sneak preview? I say YAR we can!

Have a great weekend!!

Shannon

Friday July 7, 2006 Releases

Only Human / Seres Queridos
Written/Dir: Teresa de Pelegri (Roig, De nou a deu) & Dominic Harari - directorial film debut
Cast: Norma Aleandro, Guillermo Toledo, Marian Aguilera, Maria Botto
Spain/Argentina/Portugal/UK
Limited Release

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Dir: Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ring, The Mexican, The Weather Man)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy
USA

A Scanner Darkly
Writer/Dir: Richard Linklater (Fast Food Nation, Bad News Bears, Before Sunset)
Voices/Likeness: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson
USA
Limited Release

Switch Off / Apaga Y Vamanos
Dir: Manel Mayol - directorial film debut
Documentary
Spain
Limited Release

The War Within
Dir: Joseph Castelo (American Saint)
Cast: Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Ajay Naidu
USA
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 7, 2006**

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