Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 18, 2006!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

Lots to look forward to this week! Or should I say enjoy, as here we are in the week already! I am very excited for the release of Bon Cop Bad Cop, a Canadian flick! Its been too long since we've had one and this one looks like a lot of fun. I also am looking forward to the Brazilian film House of Sand / Casa de Areia starring Academy Award Nominee Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station), which I saw a preview for when I was out to see Conversations With Other Women this week and it looks absolutely compelling. I have not had a preview hold my attention like that for quite some time. A film that has a completely different feeling is Trust the Man one of what appears to be on a rising trend of romantic comedies from a guys point of view for which I am very curious as to whom they are actually targeting as their audience as. We also have the first of two magician theme period pieces coming out with this weeks The Illusionist, staring Edward Norton - it will be good to see him on screen again! I can not resist mentioning Snakes on a Plane, the oddest and looks like most literal title translation I've seen in a while. I can't imagine it coming out at any other time of year then the summer.

Have a great weekend!!


*OoPsiE's* - missed this film, released last week on: Friday August 11, 2006

Dir: Jim Sonzero (War of the Angels)
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez

Friday August 18, 2006 Releases

Dir: Steve Pink - directorial debut
Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer

Bon Cop Bad Cop
Dir: Eric Canuel (Le Survenant, Le Dernier Tunnel, Nez Rouge)
Cast: Colm Feore, Patrick Huard, Pierre Lebeau, Rick Mercer

Hate Crime
Writer/Dir: Tommy Stovall - directorial debut
Cast: Seth Peterson, Brian J. Smith, Chad Donella
Limited Release

House of Sand / Casa de Areia
Dir: Andrucha Waddington (Viva São João!, Eu Tu Eles)
Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Seu Jorge, Ruy Guerra
Limited Release

The Illusionist
Dir: Neil Burger (Interview with the Assassin)
Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus SewellUSA
Limited Release

Material Girls
Dir: Martha Collidge (Out to Sea, Lost in Yonkers, Rambing Rose)
Cast: Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, Brent Spiner

Snakes on a Plane
Dir: David R. Ellis (Cellular, Final Destination 2)
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies

Trust the Man
Dir: Bart Freundlich (Catch That Kid, Hired Hands)
Cast: David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Aug 18, 2006**


Sacred Suzie said…
I saw Samuel Jackson interviewed and apparently the original director for Snakes on a Plane wanted it really gory and got fired. The next director wanted the same thing and the company wanted to keep it "light" so Samuel put the word out there they were messing with the movie and wanting to give it a stupid title like "Flight 101". He really fought for them to keep this title and to keep it scary!

I have to say I will probably see it and bet it's going to make a ton of money. It looks really entertaining and scary.

We want to see Bon Cop Bad Cop really badly! R's class might see it on a field trip since it's actually a bilingual movie, a Canadian first. Looks like it had quite the budget too! Rick Mercer's in it?! OK, now I HAVE to see it, absolutely have to.
Shannon said…
Bon Cop Bad Cop looks soooooo fun! It is bilingual too, which is apparently a first. In English cities they subtitle the French and vice versa.

I heard somewhere that Samuel L Jackson took the role based on the title alone for Snakes on a Plane, isn't that crazy? No wonder he didn't want the title changed!
Sacred Suzie said…
That's true about Samuel, I had heard that too, isn't that funny? Man, I can see why he didn't want the title changed as a result. We're seriously considering going this weekend! I do want to see Bon Cop Bad Cop, I'm so happy to see it's at our Silver City, woohoo.

Have you seen Lady in the Water yet?

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