Friday, September 22, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 22nd, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

The migration begins! Three of our releases are hot of the tails of the Toronto International Film Festival: All the King's Men, Confetti and Tales of Rat Fink. I admit, I have to laugh every time I hear the voice over for Jet Li's Fearless being billed as "Jet Li's final martial arts epic", so does this mean he will make more martial arts films, and more epic films but not a combination? Maybe I'm being too cynical and they really mean its his last film.

It is a very full week of releases with a total of 9 (!) films, it is hard to tell if the reason there are so many limited releases is being due to the sheer volume of releases or another reason entirely. There are a few that have caught my eye, surprizing one is Flyboys set in WWI starring Jean Reno and James Franco (Harry Osborn in Spiderman, which I had to look up after seeing the preview). I wonder if they considered the connection with "In Living Color"'s Flygirl's when they came up with the title. I'd also like to check out Jet Li's Fearless - just in case it is his last, All the Kings Men, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, and A Sunday in Kigali. How about you? What is on your list?

Have a great weekend!!

Shannon

.....sneeky sneeky...... sneak preview:
School for Scoundrels starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, directed by Todd Phillips (Road Trip, Old School) has a sneak preview at Paramount, Silver City Yonge & Eglinton, Eglinton Town Centre, Kennedy Commons and various other theatres on Saturday Sept 29, 2006 at 7pm.

Friday September 22, 2006 Releases

All the King’s Men
Dir: Steven Zaillian (A Civil Action, Searching for Bobby Fischer)
Cast: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet
Germany/USA

Confetti
Dir: Debbie Isitt (Nasty Neighbours, Wasps)
Cast: Olivia Colman, Jimmy Carr, Martin Freeman, Stephen Mangan
UK
Limited Release

Flyboys
Dir: Tony Bill (Untamed Heart)
Cast: Jean Reno, James Franco, Philip Winchester, David Ellison
France/USA

Jackass Number Two
Dir: Jeff Tremaine (Jackass: The Movie)
Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera
Country unspecified

Jet Li’s Fearless / Huo Yuan Jia
Dir: Ronny Yu (The Bride with White Hair / Bai fa mo nu zhuan, Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky)
Cast: Jet Li, Shido Nakamura, Yong Dong, Betty Sun, Ting Leung
Hong Kong/USA

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles / Qian li zou dan qi
Dir: Zhang Yimou (House of the Flying Daggers, Hero)
Cast: Ken Takakura, Shinobu Terajima, Li Jiamin, Qiu Lin
Hong Kong/China/Japan
Limited Release

The Science of Sleep / La Science des rêves
Writer/Dir: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, David Chappelle’s Block Party)
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlote Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou
France
Limited Release

A Sunday in Kigali / Un dimanche à Kigali
Dir: Robert Favreau (Les Muses orphelines, Nelligan)
Cast: Luc Picard, Fatou N’Diaye
Canada
Limited Release

Tales of the Rat Fink
Dir: Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Twist, Grass)
Documentary on Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Narrated by John Goodman
Canada
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept 22, 2006**

2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

They keep saying All The King's Men is based on a true story but I want to know who the heck it's about?!

Thank you so much for the heads up on the Jet Li movie, R's been dying to go see this. I don't know if we'll make it this weekend but hopefully next. Now we know it's actually out! We were looking everywhere for it, LOL.

Shannon said...

I'm a sucker for Jet Li movies too, I know I will see it but for some reason I'm not convinced it will be his last.

I've no idea what All The King's Men is about, all I know is Sean Penn is in it, and its Americana.