Friday, December 07, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday December 7, 2007!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday December 6, 2007! As we get closer and closer to the holiday season we get a bizarre mish mash of releases ranging from awards season hopefuls, family fare and everything else in between.

Limited release are the coming at us left right and centre! There has been considerable buzz surrounding the most likely awards candidate, Atonement. In a polar opposite direction I am thrilled to see that The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters will be here in Toronto, I've heard only high praise for this documentary following the journey to break the 25 year standing world record high score on Donkey Kong. Remember Donkey Kong? I sure do. Of course I usually played Freeway, but that is another story. Documentary on gamers, I'll soooooo be there! If gaming to you means actually being more physical perhaps Poor Boy's Game is more your style, a drama revolving around a fierce boxer, set in Nova Scotia. The Canadian releases continue with the thriller Walk All Over Me.

Our sole wide release this week is The Golden Compass, based on the Philip Pullman novel which I just started and I have to say I'm loving! I hope the film lives up to the book, it so it could be a great new series to enjoy.

Have a great week!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival Exploring Fantasy, Science Fiction and Anime on the wide screen
Continues until December 8, 2007 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario
www.fantasyworldwide.com

Brazil Film Festival Exploring Fantasy, Science Fiction and Anime on the wide screen
December 7-10, 2007 at ROM, Toronto, Ontario
www.brazilfilmfest.net

Friday December 6, 2007 Releases

Atonement

Dir: Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice <2005>)
Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy
UK/France
Limited Release

The Golden Compass
Writer/Dir: Chris Weitz (About A Boy)
Cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green
USA/UK

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Dir: Seth Gordon - directorial feature film debut
Documentary on arcade video gamers
USA
Limited Release

Poor Boy's Game
Dir: Clément Virgo (Lie with Me, Love Come Down)
Cast: Danny Glover, Flex Alexander, Rossif Sutherland
Canada
Limited Release

Walk All Over Me
Dir: Robert Cuffley (Turning Paige)
Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Tricia Helfer, Jacob Tierney
Canada
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 7, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

I think everyone knows that the heavy hitter this Christmas season is The Golden Compass and so they're staying away, LOL. I wish I could go see it in the theatre but I'm worried I may have to rent this one thanks to our move. Enjoy it for me when you go Shannon, after reading the book!