Friday, 4 April 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 4, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 4, 2008! It's a dragnet week - just the facts

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Annual celebration of international Francophone cinema
Continues until Sunday April 6/08 at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

Toronto Singapore Film Festival
3rd annual festival introducing Singapore film to Canadians
April 4 to 6/08 at Innis Town Hall, the University of Toronto's St. George campus

Special Screening

Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser
Dir: Tim Doiron, April Mullen
Cast: Tim Doiron, April Mullen, Ryan Tilley, Peter Pasyk, Martin O'Carrigan
April 4 & 5/08 at 9:30 at the Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This promises to be a really fun event! Check out their website.

Friday April 4, 2008 Releases

Dir: Clayton Jacobson - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Shane Jacobson
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free but keep in mind the film centres around portopotties before watching it

Dir: George Clooney (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck)
Cast: George Clooney, John Krasinski,Renée Zellweger
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free for the first 2/3rds

Nim's Island
Dir: & Mark Levin (Little Manhattan) & Jennifer Flackett - directorial debut
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
Official Film Site, IMDb Page (has spoilers), Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until they say actor names.

The Ruins
Dir: Carter Smith - directorial debut
Cast: Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Joe Anderson
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free to 1/2 way point, and it's a creepy one!

Sex and Death 101
Writer/Dir: Daniel Waters (Happy Campers)
Cast: Simon Baker, Winona Ryder
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Shine a Light
Dir: Martin Scorsese (The Aviator, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver)
Documentary and concert film on The Rolling Stones
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free and awesome! My fave of the year so far.

Under the Same Moon / La Misma luna
Dir: Patricia Riggen - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, America Ferrera
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free for first third, I stopped watched after the 1/2 way point it felt like it was saying too much.

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 4, 2008**


Suzie Ridler said...

I really love how you say whether or not the trailers are spoiler free, that rocks.

I'm not a Rolling Stones fan but that documentary could have potential. The Ruins totally freaked me out, I had many crazy experiences when I was at a Mayan Ruin so I won't be watching thing one.

I think Nim's Island has some potential for me if it isn't too directly just at kids.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

No problem about the spoiler free-ness! I know it's a huge factor for some people. I ran into a huge spoiler for The Ruins inadvertantly (boo!).

It's kinda cool to see Abigail Breslin in a family movie, since her work so far has not been of that nature. I think the film looks cute but pretty "G".

I really want to see Shine a Light! And it's playing in IMAX!

Anonymous said...

I do think "Shine a Light" looks nice but I'm just not a Stones fan. I may try dragging my dad out to see it and be surprised but at this point, it's comfortably on my DVD watch list.

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