Film Fan Fridays for Friday December 29th, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

Here we are at the end of 2006! Another way to put it is 317 releases later. 317! 40 of which were Canadian (woohoo - go Canada!), and 3 were re-releases of previous films. Being the curious creature I am I tallied up how many I saw with was 32/317 of all the releases (about 10%) and 8/40 of the Canadian films (20%). If memory is correct last year I was at about 3% total, so thinkgs are looking good so far.

What would a last of the year newsletter be without favorites lists? No fun, that's what! I'm all for fun so here is my list... Shannon's favourite films of 2006:

Favourite Canadian film: The Rocket / Maurice Richard
Honourable mentions: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Bon Cop, Bad Cop

Favourite US film: Tie: Little Miss Sunshine and Dreamgirls
Honourable mention: The Fountain

Favourite Foreign film: Night Watch / Nochnoy Dozor
Honourable mentions: District B13 / Banlieue B13 and Three Times / Zui hao de shi guang

Favourite Dance film: Take the Lead
Honourable mention: Step Up

Films with a Strong Message: An Inconvenient Truth and Unnatural & Accidental

Disappointments: X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (note they are all sequels)

Most Disturbing: The Proposition

Wish I'd Never Seen: Crank

Surprized I Didn't See: Poseidon, House of Sand / Casa de Areia, Lady in the Water, The Guardian

Solid Entertainment Choices: V for Vendetta, Casino Royale

There you have it, what was film in 2006 like for you?

Have a happy & safe New Year!


Friday December 29th, 2006 Releases

The Painted Veil
Dir: John Curran (We Don't Live Here Anymore, Praise)
Cast: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg
Limited Release

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Dir: Steven Shainberg (Secretary, Hit Me)
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downy Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Dec 29, 2006**


Sacred Suzie said…
Oh I just love your list of favs, disappointments...I didn't realize you were disappointed in Superman, what a shame. I am also surprised at some of the movies you didn't see but you did so great seeing so many that were less big-box and I envy that.

I love reading about your movies Shannon and I already miss you.
Potato Print said…
Welcome home! Woo hooooo. I really enjoyed the photos on Sacred Suzie's site. I am energized just by seeing the photos. I can't imagine how it would have been to actually be there. Oy.

I learned a few things from reading your list. I'm so glad Canada is putting out more films. They are usually so superior to stuff from the USA. I didn't know that there was a film about Diane Arbus.

I'm looking forward to your next 101 things post.
Shannon said…
Superman wasn't *huge* dissapointment.. just little things here and there. Could be more, felt like it was nostalgic and prep for a 2nd 'real' movie (like Addams Family).

Update will be up soon Caroline! I'll have 2 weeks worth for it too!

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