Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Film Gudie Friday - Special Thanksgiving Day Edtion

I know today is not friday, but every year at this time the day before thankgiving and yes on black friday to get away from the black friday maddness, there is new film out today.

among the new films out today are a cartoon to real life fairly tale in the NYC, a killer mist draw up by Stephen King and a family road trip back home and a bob Dylan Film to boot.


A princess (Amy Adams) is kicked out of a magical, musical fairy tale kingdom by an archetypal evil stepmother (the voice of Susan Sarandon), and lands in a decidedly real New York City, homeless and human, where she is helped out by a prince of a guy (Patrick Dempsey).

"The Mist"(R)

Stephen King's mythical Maine town Castle Rock gets haunted yet again in this thriller about nasty things that go thump in a thick mist that traps a number of townsfolk, including an artist (Thomas Jane) and his terrified son, in a local supermarket.

"This Christmas"(PG-13)

Some fine actors gather around the tree in this home-for-Christmas family drama, including Loretta Devine as matriarch Ma Dear, Regina King as the married oldest daughter locked in sibling rivalry with more worldly college grad Sharon Leal, and Idris Elba as the prodigal son.

"August Rush"(PG)

Freddie Highmore, of "Finding Neverland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," plays a 12-year-old orphan who runs away to New York City in search of his birth parents and discovers his amazing gifts.


Timothy Olyphant is a killer-for hire known only as Agent 47, whose cut-and-dried assignment turns out to be anything but, ensnaring him in an international conspiracy.

Playing at the Main Art Theater

"I'm Not There" (R)

The self-created enigma that is Bob Dylan sees his personas and permutations probed by director Todd Haynes ("Far From Heaven"), who employs six actors, including Heath Ledger, Richard Gere and most surprisingly Cate Blanchett, to play characters inspired by Dylan in the most experimental movie to get a fairly wide national release since -- well, maybe ever.

and the New DIA is Opening to the public and to celeabear there is Tree movie playing this week at the Detroit Film Theather at the DIA and after the Film go check out the new DIA because it going to be open for free form Saturday at 10 a.m to Sunday at 6 p.m.

(Mongolia/Germany/2006/Directed by Byambasuren Davaa)

The Cave of the Yellow Dog is the story of Nansal, a six-year-old nomadic girl living in south central Siberia. By day Nansal rides her pony and plays with her dog in a mountainscape of otherworldly beauty; at night she reads and listens to stories while her mother cooks dinner inside the warmth of their tapestry-lined yurt (round tent). Writer/director Byambasuren Davaa grew up in the Altai before attending film school in Berlin, eventually stunning European festival audiences with The Story of the Weeping Camel, an Academy-Award nominated film that blended fictional narrative and documentary technique with the ultimate scene stealing four-legged cast.

Simple and utterly timeless, The Cave of the Yellow Dog is nothing less than a gift, a shaggy-dog story told with playful Buddhist lessons, and a sense of wonder impossible to generate by computer animation. In Mongolian with English subtitles. (93 min.)

Playing This Weekend at 7 P.M. with a extra showing at 4 P.M. Sunday

(US—2007—directed by Bradley Beesley & Sarah Price)

A surprise hit at film festivals from Chicago to Toronto to Austin, Texas, Summercamp! follows the day-to-day drama – and comedy – of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin. It’s a place where kids can be kids and where their home and school lives briefly fade into the background as they experience the highs and lows of so many familiar adolescent rituals: sing-alongs, talent shows, homesickness, counselor mutiny – and, of course, first love. Documentary filmmakers Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price have stealthily and sensitively submerged themselves into this uniquely curious camp subculture, capturing the rawness and primal power of emotional experiences that will stay with these kids for the rest of their lives. The terrific musical score is by The Flaming Lips and Noisola. (85 min.)

Playing Friday and Saturday at 4 P.M. and 9:30 P.M.

November 23 - November 25, 2007

Some of the cinema’s most beloved films for young people were the product of France’s Albert Lamorisse, a photographer-turned-filmmaker whose unique ability to tell stories visually, with a minimum of dialogue, spawned a worldwide following. In White Mane (1952), a young boy comes across a wild horse in a spectacular area in the south of France. When the horse eludes the attempts of ranchers to capture it, the boy sets out to find the magnificent white-haired horse on his own. Lamorisse’s most celebrated film is his 34-minute Oscar-winning The Red Balloon (1956), in which a lonely young boy (played by the director’s son) is befriended by a bright red balloon which obediently follows him everywhere – even when the balloon’s “life” may be at risk. The Red Balloon – winner of the Cannes Festival’s Palme d’Or – has been restored to its Technicolor splendor. White Mane’s English-language narration was written by James Agee. (81 min. total)

Playing this Weekend at 2 P.M.

and here are the films that are up at the Cinamark 16 in warren.

New Films


and film that are Now Showing


and playing everywhere next week in Detroit Next Week


Hayden Christensen plays a man undergoing surgery who experiences "anesthetic awareness" -- his body is numb but his brain can process what's happening to him.

"O Jerusalem"

The story of the birth of Israel is told from the perspectives of longtime friends in New York City, a Jew (JJ Feild) and an Arab American (Said Taghmaoui). The cast includes Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir.

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