A well acted and unusually concise David versus Goliath tale, the Canadian drama Percy coasts along breezily under the strength of its own convictions.
My computers are filled with photos and videos that I’ve shot over the years. Ignoring all of the photos I haven’t even scanned from my film days, I’ve got close to a terabyte of content that I’ve shot over the years.
This week’s new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include David Fincher’s The Social Network, an offline drama about the makings of an online giant; the horror-comedy Piranha, starring Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, and Adam Scott; and the animated comedy Alpha And Omega.
Opening this week at theatres across the country: Ben Affleck stars and directs the heist-thriller, The Town; Emma Stone lends her charm to the high school comedy, Easy A; plus a look at the animated Alpha And Omega, and the horror film, Devil.
Hot new releases this week include The Bank Job, with Jason Statham once again playing the part of a mesmerizing thief; Christina Ricci as the doe-eyed, pig-nosed Penelope; and the ridiculous horror movie Shutter, with Joshua Jackson as a haunted photographer.
Don’t let that big, effects-driven action film steal your spending money this weekend, it’s nothing compared to what I have to call one of the year’s most original films. Son of Rambow falls into the quirky category that often gets far too little attention, despite having an original story to tell. Other new films include Speed Racer with its slow plot, the Hollywood comedy What Happens In Vegas, and a true Canadian drama, The Stone Angel.
Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara and director Mark Palansky attended the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival for their new film, Penelope.