02 March, 2007

Opening Weekend

Freedom Writers


Real-life drama. A teacher inspires her class of at-risk students.

With Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton

Writer: Richard LaGravenese
Director: Richard LaGravenese (based on book by Erin Gruwell)


Richard LaGravenese interview

Erin Gruwell interview

Production notes

Official site

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Ghost Rider


Action fantasy. A man gives up his soul to become a vigilante.

With Peter Fonda, Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Donal Logue

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson
Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Mark Steven Johnson interview 1
Mark Steven Johnson interview 2
Mark Steven Johnson and producers interview

Official site

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints


Crime drama. A young man believes he is protected by "saints" as bad things happen to his buds.

With Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, Channing Tatum, Eric Roberts

Writer: Dito Montiel
Director: Dito Montiel

Dito Montiel interview 1
Dito Montiel interview 2
Dito Montiel interview 3

Official site

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The Illusionist


Romantic thriller. A magician tries to use his powers to get a woman out of his league

With Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell

Writer: Neil Burger
Director: Neil Burger (from the short story by Steven Millhauser)

Neil Burger interview 1
Neil Burger interview 2
Neil Burger interview 3
Neil Burger interview 4
Neil Burger interview 5 (video)

Official site

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Material Girls


Comedy. Two rich sisters lose their fortune

With Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Maria Conchita Alonso, Anjelica Huston, Brent Spiner, Lukas Haas

Writers: John Quaintance and Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
Director: Martha Coolidge

Production notes (pdf)

Official site

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Middletown


Drama. A priest returns to his hometown and conflicts with his brother

With Matthew Macfadyen, Daniel Mays, Eva Birthistle, Gerard McSorley

Writer: Daragh Carville
Director: Brian Kirk

Production notes (pdf)

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Popcorn


Comedy. Bloke takes a job at a movie theatre to be near the woman he wants to date

With Jack Ryder, Jodi Albert, Andrew Lee Potts, Luke de Woolfson

Writer: Darren Fisher
Director: Darren Fisher

Official site

1 comment:

Maya said...

Thanks for the tip of the hat with regard to my interview with Dito.