Friday, 25 April 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 25, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 25, 2008! Dragnet like newsletter this week as I'm continuing daily coverage of Hot Docs here at Movie Moxie through until April 27, 2008.

Here is a brief look at the limited release films of note: It's a Free World was a hot ticket at TIFF last year and the film looks fantastic as we can always expect from director Ken Loach. It is thrilling to have an opportunity to see an Estonian film and this week we can with The Singing Revolution. One film getting mildly lukewarm reviews is The Visitor but I find the trailer very moving and I am going to give it a shot. Straying very far off the beaten path is the highly anticipated The Machine Girl will be screened during Over the Top Fest on Sat May 4/08 at midnight at the Royal.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Continues until Sun April 27/08, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Over the Top Fest
Film, music and art festival.
April 30 - May 4, 2008, film screenings at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday April 25, 2008 Releases

Baby Mama

Writer/Dir: Michael McCullers - directorial debut
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Marcel Langenegger - directorial debut
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Forgotten Woman
Dir: Dilip Mehta
Limited Release
Hot Docs link

Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Dir: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle)
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

It's a Free World
Dir: Ken Loach (Sweet Sixteen, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses)
Cast: Juliet Ellis, Kierston Wareing, Leslaw Zurek
Limited Release
Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer on YouTube
Trailer is mostly spoiler free, if you are super sensitive only watch to the halfway point.

The Singing Revolution / Laulev revolutsioon
Dir: James Tusty & Maureen Castle Tusty - directorial debuts
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Then She Found Me
Dir: Helen Hunt - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth
Limited Release
IMDb Page, Trailer

The Visitor
Writer/Dir: Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent)
Cast: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer

War, Inc.
Dir: Joshua Seftel (Breaking the Mold: The Kee Malesky Story)
Cast: John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Ben Kingsley
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 25, 2008**


Polly said...

I saw The Visitor at TIFF and loved it! Great performances and unique story. Highly recommend!

Suzie Ridler said...

Deception looks soooooo good! That might actually make it into the theatres here. Oh and The Visitor made me tear up!

It seems like the only movies out these days about women are having babies. Weird.

War Inc. is so much like Grosse Point Blank. I liked that movie but...???

You may want to put a warning about violent content for The Singing Revolution.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm really looking forward to The Visitor.

Sorry about the violent content in The Singing Revolution Suzie, I didn't prewatch the trailers this week which is why there is no spoiler or warning indicators. Other than It's a Free World which caught me so quickly I watched it.

I'm shocked Deception has gotten so little exposure considering the cast, it's bizarre.

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