29 April, 2007

Opening Weekend

Away from Her


Romantic drama. A man finds his institutionalised wife has fallen for someone in the home.

With Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson

Writers: Sarah Polley (based on Alice Monroe short story)
Director: Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley interview 1
Sarah Polley interview 2
Sarah Polley interview 3
Sarah Polley interview 4
Sarah Polley film festival introduction (video)

Official site

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The Breed


Horror. College kids partying on a deserted island find it isn't so deserted after all.

With Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively

Writers: Robert Conte, Peter Martin Wortmann
Director: Nicholas Mastandrea

Official site

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Next


Sci-fi thriller. A man who can see two minutes in the future is wanted by the feds to help prevent a terrorist attack.

With Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel,Thomas Kretschmann

Writers: Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum (based on Philip K Dick book)
Director: Lee Tamahori

Gary Goldman interview

Official site

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The Painted Veil


Period romantic drama. A young English couple get married for wrong reasons and drift apart.

Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg, Juliet Howland, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Maggie Steed

Writers: Ron Nyswaner (based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham)
Director: John Curran

Ron Nyswaner interview

Production interviews

Official site

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The Puffy Chair


Comedy-drama. A son travels cross-country to deliver a birthday pressie for his pa.

With Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Julie Fischer

Writers: Mark Duplass
Director: Jay Duplass

Mark Duplass interview 1
Mark Duplass interview 2
Mark Duplass interview 3

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Reno 911!: Miami


Comedy. The officers of the Reno police department visit a national police convention in Miami Beach. When the convention center is bio-attacked, it's up to Reno's "finest" to save the day.

With Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Writers: Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon & Kerri Kenney
Director: Ben Garant

Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon interview 1
Thomas Lennon interview 1

Official site

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Straightheads


Thriller. After surviving a gang attack a couple want revenge.

With Gillian Anderson, Danny Dyer

Writers: Dan Reed
Director: Dan Reed

Dan Reed interview 1
Dan Reed interview 2 (video)
Dan Reed interview 3
Dan Reed interview 4 (video)
Dan Reed interview 5

Official site
Official blog

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This Is England


Period drama. A young kid gets befriended by skinheads and joins the gang.

With Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure

Writers: Shane Meadows
Director: Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows interview 1
Shane Meadows interview 2
Shane Meadows interview 3 (video)
Shane Meadows interview 4
Shane Meadows interview 5
Shane Meadows interview 6
South Bank Show podcast

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Typhoon (Taepung)


Action-drama. A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.

With Dong-Kun Jang, Jung-Jae Lee, Mi-yeon Lee, David McInnis

Writers: Kyung-Taek Kwak
Director: Kyung-Taek Kwak

Official site

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