30 March, 2007

Opening Weekend

Days of Glory (Indigènes)


True life war drama. Four North African men join the French army to fight Nazis and French discrimination.

With Jamel Debbouze,Samy Naceri,Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila,Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle
Director: Rachid Bouchare

Rachid Bouchare interview 1
Rachid Bouchare interview 2
Rachid Bouchare interview 3

Official site

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The Hills Have Eyes II


Horror. National guard trainees battle mutants.

With Michael McMillian, Jessica Stroup, Daniella Alonso, Jacob Vargas, Lee Thompson Young, Ben Crowley, Eric Edelstein

Writers: Jonathan Craven, Wes Craven
Director: Martin Weisz

Wes Craven interview 1 (video)
Wes Craven interview 2

Official site

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The Last Mimzy


Fantasy adventure. Siblings gain powers after finding a mysterious box of toys.

With Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wry, Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kirsten Williamson

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich (from the story by Lewis Padgett)
Director: Robert Shaye

News article about the dispute between Bruce Joel Rubin and the director.

Official site

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Meet the Robinsons


Animated action adventure. An inventor gets recruited to get a baddie.

With Angela Bassett, Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Laurie Metcalf

Writers: Jon Bernstein, Michelle Bochner
Director: Stephen J. Anderson

Official site

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Mr. Bean's Holiday


Comedy. Mr Bean goes on holiday to France.

With Rowan Atkinson, Max Baldry, Steve Campos, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe, Jean Rochefort

Writers: Robin Driscoll, Simon McBurney, Hamish McColl
Director: Steve Bendelack

Official site

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The Namesake


Romantic comedy-drama. Native New Yorker son born of Indian immigrants tries to fit in despite his traditional family.

With Irfan Khan, Jagannath Guha, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Tabu, Sandip Deb, Sukanya, Tanusree Shankar, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy

Writers: Sooni Taraporevala (based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
Director: Mira Nair

Sooni Taraporevala interview

Official site

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