Tales of the City, the latest limited series to be adapted and inspired from the works of renowned writer Armistead Maupin, deftly works as both a continuation and reboot of previous installments in a successful, likable franchise.
Surprise! It’s June and it’s busy! I always know what to expect, and I won’t complain because it’s always a fun, action-packed month full of adventures. Last week started it all off with a few highlights, including the screening for Now You See Me 2, actress Ellen Page and director Patricia Rozema in town to talk about Into The Forest, director Allan Ungar for his film Gridlocked, and star Bianca Del Rio and director Matt Kugelman for Hurricane Bianca at Inside Out Film Festival, to name a few things.
Coming out this week on Blu-ray and DVD: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending action-thriller Inception; and a look at Shrek’s final chapter, Shrek Forever After.
The cast of James Gunn’s dramedy Super were on hand at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 10, for the gala presentation of their film which stars Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page as a pair of would-be do-gooders trying to take down the thugs and bad guys in a small American city.
Christopher Nolan‘s Inception opens in theatres and IMAX today and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
New this week at a theatre near you: Leonardo DiCaprio walks the dreamscape in Christopher Nolan’s daring thriller, Inception; and Jay Baruchel plays the wizard in training for Jon Turteltaub‘s live-action adaptation of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Ellen Page stars in the action-packed dramedy Whip It, and Bruce Willis stars in the sci-fi actioner Surrogates. Plus a look at Prom Night in Mississippi, The Boys Are Back, and Saw VI.
It seems only fitting that the same week Juno arrives on DVD, my other favorite film of 2007 would also arrive; the sadly overlooked gem Lars and the Real Girl. Both films feature some of the best comedic performances from the year, and both have more than their share of heart, worn proudly on their sleeves.
We laughed, we cried, we bit our nails, and in the end, 2007 was a pretty good year at the movies. Of course we saw our fair share of the usual blockbuster Hollywood explosions, but this week I’m changing gears a bit to look back at the absolute best films of 2007.
This week at a theatre near you, one man fights to survive a world filled with vampires, Alvin and his chipmunk friends bust out some tunes, a teenager deals with her unplanned pregnancy, and a best-selling book gets the big-screen treatment.