Four Canadians are among the 29 semi-finalists in the running for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl competition, which has a grand prize of $1 million dollars and a dream job with Universal Pictures, and they have just one week left to see if they make it into the top 10.
How much can a fan really expect from a film that is half of a novel's story arc, and was made by the same director who brought us Constantine and I Am Legend?
Considering the legion of fans who have been awaiting The Hunger Games movie, based on Suzanne Collins' hit novel, there's enough anticipation for this soon-to-be adored film that you could probably cut the tension with a (throwing) knife, but there's lots of good news for fans. Better still, you don't even need to be a teenager, or a fan, to enjoy this tense action-adventure.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: the comedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd as a hapless hippy; the action extravaganza Colombiana, starring Zoe Saldana; plus the horror film, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark with Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes.
This is it, Harry Potter fans. Opening in theatres everywhere, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will dominate the weekend box office as kids and adults alike head out to see the penultimate chapter in J.K. Rowling's massive wizarding franchise. Plus, a look at The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe, and new films arriving next Wednesday, November 24.
Veteran actor and sometimes tough-guy Liam Neeson takes on a different role this week as a former military man leaping into a fight with European criminals who have abducted his daughter in the film, Taken. Also out this week, but far less praiseworthy, Renée Zellweger stars in the romantic comedy New in Town, while Elizabeth Banks plays a woman with evil intentions in The Uninvited.
This week, Kevin Smith debuts his latest comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Clint Eastwood's tense drama, Changeling, opens in a few more theatres this weekend, plus, Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla opens across the country, as well as, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, and The Other End of the Line.
When I first learned that Kevin Smith was going to bring Zack and Miri Make a Porno to the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, I knew I had to get an interview. Out of everyone coming to this year's TIFF, Smith was at the top of my list. Not just because he made Clerks, but also because he's a genuine, talented guy with a knack for realistic dialogue, and uncommon, original characters.
Fan favorite writer and director Kevin Smith was at Ryerson Theatre during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival for the debut of his latest film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Joining him on the red carpet were stars Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, and not least of all, real life porn star Katie Morgan.
Call the press a bit pampered at TIFF, but I'm feeling severely deprived of my daily chocolate fix since the bowl full of Lindt truffles emptied today and hasn't been refilled. It's a terrible discovery as I sit down to work, but I suppose into every life a little rain must fall.