14 June, 2007

Opening Weekend

Exiled (Fong juk)


Action drama. Two hitmen arrive in Macao to kill a fellow hitman who wants to change jobs

With Anthony Wong, Chau-Sang, Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Richie Ren, Roy Cheung

Writers: Kam-Yuen Szeto, Tin-Shing Yip
Director: Johnny To

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer


Action adventure. The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

With Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Andre Braugher, Laurence Fishburne, Doug Jones

Writers: Don Payne and Mark Frost (from Mark Frost and John Turman story)
Director: Tim Story

Don Payne interview 1
Don Payne interview 2 (video)

Official site

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Frankie


Drama. The story of a model who reaches the end of her short career as a catwalk queen

With Diane Kruger, Jeannick Gravelines, Brigitte Catillon, Christian Wiggert, Jay Alexander

Writer: Fabienne Berthaud
Director: Fabienne Berthaud

Fabienne Berthaud interview 1
Fabienne Berthaud interview 2 (en français)
Fabienne Berthaud interview 3 (en français)

Official site

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Grow Your Own


Comedy. An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.

With Benedict Wong, Eddie Marsan, Pearce Quigley, Omid Djalili, Philip Jackson, John Henshaw

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Carl Hunter
Director: Richard Laxton

Frank Cottrell Boyce article

Production interview

Official site


***** Script Factory Event *****
***** with Frank Cottrell Boyce & Richard Laxton *****

***** Tuesday 19 June *****


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Messages


Thriller. A pathologist deals with murder cases while trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife in an accident.

With Jeff Fahey, Kim Thomson, Jon-Paul Gates, Martin Kove, Bruce Payne, Geraldine Alexander, Eileen Daly, Samia Rida

Writer: Wayne Kinsey, Ivan Levene
Director: David Fairman

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Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne)


Thriller. A paediatrician tries to come to terms with the murder of his wife, eight years before, possibly by a serial killer

With François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, François Berléand, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, Marina Hands

Writer: Guillaume Canet (from the novel by Harlan Coben)
Director: Guillaume Canet

Guillaume Canet interview (video)(en français)

Official site

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Vacancy


Thriler. A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realise that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film

With Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry

Writer: Mark L. Smith
Director: Nimród Antal

Mark L. Smith interview

Official site

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The Wild Blue Yonder


Sci-fi fantasy. a group of astronauts are circling the earth in a spacecraft, but they cannot return, as our planet has become uninhabitable so they have to find a more hospitable place out there in space,

With Brad Dourif, Capt. Donald Williams, Dr. Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Shannon Lucid

Writer: Werner Herzog
Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog interview

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