Friday, August 04, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 4, 2006!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

Well it looks like Toni Collette is stepping into the shoes of William H Macy as being in multiple releases with Little Miss Sunshine and The Night Listener this week. This honour has also been shared with John C Reilly whom is in this week's release of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

I got out to see and would highly recommend Familia, a French Canadian film focusing on - you guessed, Family. I think from the films out this week I would personally most likely get out to see The Secret Life of Words. But, who knows what the week will bring, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Have a great long weekend!! - stay cool!

Shannon

Friday August 4, 2006 Releases

Barnyard
Writer/Dir: Steve Oedekerk (Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls)
Voices: Kevin Jamies, S. Scott Bullock, Maria Bamford, Paul Butcher, Courteney Cox
USA

The Descent
Writer/Dir: Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, Combat)
Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
UK

Little Miss Sunshine
Dir: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Check Up)
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin
USA
Limited Release

The Night Listener
Dir: Patrick Stettner (The Business of Strangers, Flux)
Cast: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandar Oh, Rory Culkin
USA

The Secret Life of Words / La Vida Secreta de las Palabras
Writer/Dir: Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me, A los que aman)
Cast: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Javier Camara, Eddie Marsan, Steven Mackintosh
Spain
Limited Release

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Dir: Adam McKay (Anchorman)
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sacha Baron Cohen
USA

Wednesday August 9, 2006 Releases

World Trade Center
Dir: Oliver Stone (Alexander, Platoon, JFK, The Doors)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Jay Hernandez, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal
USA

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Aug 4, 2006**

4 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

I couldn't go see World Trade Center. Me and hubby tear up just looking at the commercials. I trust Nicholas Cage to handle that one, at least they put the film in good acting hands.

Shannon said...

I feel a little conflicted about that one to be honest. It still feels way to soon and kinda cheap to make money off such a tragedy. However I'd be lying if I said the preview didn't choke me up.

Reel Fanatic said...

I had the pleasure of catching a sneak preview of World Trade Center, and thought it was a great movie .. it is indeed hard to watch at some points, but Stone managed to make a fantastic movie about true American heroism without throwing any of his politics on top

Shannon said...

OH, its always nice to get to sneak previews! I'm happy to hear it's been well received, I kinda think with Oliver Stone at the helm it would be.