Friday, 23 May 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 23, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 23, 2008! It's been an unseasonable chilly week for May, here is to hoping for a nice weekend.

All of our Friday releases this week are limited release. The much anticipated and controversial Uwe Boll film Postal is getting a very limited release, as is the compelling The Edge of Heaven and the Toronto centric This Beautiful City.

In wide release it is all about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and it's odd to say this but it's coming straight from Cannes.

Remember to check back for daily coverage of the Inside Out Film and Video Festival here at Movie Moxie until May 25, 2008.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Contact
Toronto Photography Festival May 1 - 31, 2008
Films on Photography throughout festival at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact festival site, Contact film schedule

Inside Out
18th Annual Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
Continues until May 25, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival (THAFF)
Spanish language film festival featuring dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries
Continues until May 25, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Reel Asian Spring Showcase
May 23 - 25, 2008 at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Program includes screenings of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Three Times / Zui hao de shi guang, A Battle of Wits, Canadian Shorts Programme: Power Play and many more.
Check the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival website for all the details.

Advance Screenings

If you are raring to see next weeks release of Sex in the City, there are some late night screenings on Thursday May 29, 2008 at Scotiabank, Rainbow Market Square, Varsity and others. Check local listings for details.

Thursday May 22, 2008 Releases

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Dir: Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, Amistad, Artificial Intelligence)
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen,
Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailers
Trailer is sight unseen, I don't want to see spoilers

Friday May 23, 2008 Releases

The Edge of Heaven / Auf der anderen Seite
Writer/Dir: Fatih Akin (Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul)
Cast: Nurgül Yesilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla
Germany/Turkey/Italy
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Postal
Dir: Uwe Boll (Bloodrayne, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale)
Cast: Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Jackie Troyer
USA/Canada/Germany
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer: "Offending everyone soon"

This Beautiful City
Writer/Dir: Ed Gass-Donnelly - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kristin Booth, Caroline Cave, Tony Nappo, Noam Jenkins, Stuart Hughes, Aaron Poole
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page
Trailer feels pretty spoiler free, although it does show a fair amount

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of May 23, 2008**

3 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

Why am I unsurprised that Postal has limited showings, LOL. I have no idea if I would like that one or not.

I think I'm going to skip the theatre madness for Indie this weekend and go next or something. I've waited a long time, I can wait a little more, LOL.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Postal is one that normally I don't think I'd see, but there is so much controversy and it being pushed to a more limited release I've decided I'm going to see it.

I hope you enjoy Indy when you get out to it! I am hoping to stay away from spoiler until I do, which is going to be a challenge!

Sacred Suzie said...

I can see how you would feel Postal is one of the movies you may have to watch because of the attention it's gaining.

It is going to be hard to stay away from spoilers, it's true! I hope I can make it to next weekend without hearing too much. We rented such intellectual movies this weekend, LOL, you would be impressed: Nancy Drew and Dungeon Seige, LOL. Watched Nancy last night and I got a kick out of it, DS tonight! I seem to be continuing my trend of avoiding movies with any emotional content. One day!

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