Friday, 28 March 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 28, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 28, 2008!

In limited release this week we have just one film, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation which was Brazil's entry for the Academy Awards. That gives us four wide releases 21, the inspired by a true story card counting film, which the Canadian version The Last Casino still pops up on TMN and it holds a special place in my heart. We also have Run Fat Boy Run starring Simon Pegg as well as Stop-Loss and Superhero Movie.

It may be the first week where we have more festivals than individual films being released. I'm currently enjoying the Canadian Film Fest, and looking forward to Images next week. If I had my own secret twin with a collective consciousness I would definitely check out Cinefranco and Female Eye as well. Actually, I would check them all out, but alas I can only be in so many places at once.

Trailers are all sight unseen this week so I hope if you choose to watch them they are spoiler free.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Canadian Film Fest
Celebrating exclusively Canadian film
Continues until March 29, 2008 with screenings at The Carlton and Varsity in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Annual celebration of international Francophone cinema
March 28 - Sunday April 6/08 at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Female Eye Film Festival
Film festival of film made by women, seen by everyone
March 27 - 30/08 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Images Festival
21st annual Images Festival of independent film, video and other time-based media
April 3 - 13/08 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MPENZI: Black Women's International Film & Video Festival
Friday March 28, 2008
Medical Sciences Building Auditorium at the University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reelworld Film Festival
8th annual festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
April 2 - April 6, 2008 with screenings at The Carlton and Scotiabank in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday March 28, 2008 Releases

Dir: Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!)
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Lisa Lapira, Jason Pitts, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Run Fat Boy Run
Dir: David Schwimmer - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Dylan Moran, Hank Azaria
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry)
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Timothy Olyphant
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer

Superhero Movie
Writer/Dir: Craig Mazin (The Specials)
Cast: Sara Paxton, Drake Bell, Leslie Neilson
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation / O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias
Dir: Cao Hamburger (O Filme Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum)
Cast: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays stills from the film), IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 28, 2008**


Suzie Ridler said...

I always wish that movies like Superhero Movie would be as funny as the commercials but they're almost always really disgusting which is such a disappointment. Seeing that Leslie Neilsen is in it though makes me wonder if this is more like Hot Shots and less like Scary Movie? I could use a good laugh these days and I love superheroes...???

Stop Loss looks good but a little too intense for me right now. I'm glad the movie was made though, the story is so important!

Anonymous said...

Not sure I'll have a chance to get out to the movies this weekend and if I do, not quite sure what I'll watch yet but a note on "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" - it's a great little film, a bit slow to start but picks up as soon as the little boy is on his own. Not quite as great as expected but solid.

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