Friday, 30 May 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 30, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 30, 2008! It seems like summer fun has just begun, now if we could just watch movies and be on patios at the same time. Later in the summer there will be outdoor screenings at Yonge-Dundas Square but until there we will have to choose one form of recreation at a time.

In limited release this week we have two fantastic looking films. Mister Lonely has a very quirky feel to it with its focus on people who live their lives as impersonators, but it isn't a documentary. It even has Werner Herzog in it, which is his second acting screen credit this year. Our second limited release is a documentary, Planet B-Boy, which follows the lives of breakdancers across the planet, including a competition. The opening night screening (Friday May 30, 2008) of Planet B-Boy at the Royal will have live breakdancing at 6:30pm and 8:45pm.

In wide release this week we have just 2 films. The first is Sex and the City, which is in the unique position of a screen adaptation of a TV show where I don't think they could get more controversial on the big screen as the show never pulled any punches. Then again, with a 2 hrs 28 minutes running time maybe they did. If you would rather get scared than hang out with Carrie and the gang, you can check out The Strangers which is our second wide release of the week.

Have a great weekend!


Special Screening

Mystic Ball
Wednesday June 4, 2008 at 7pm at The Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is a special screening as a Burma Cyclone Relief Benefit with the proceeds going directly to aid the Burmese people featured in the film.
Director Greg Hamilton will be in attendance.

Friday May 30, 2008 Releases

Mister Lonely
Dir: Harmony Korine (Gummo)
Cast: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, Werner Herzog
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Planet B-Boy
Dir: Benson Lee (Miss Monday)
Documentary on international breakdancing
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Sex and the City
Dir: Michael Patrick King - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jennifer Hudson
Official Film Site (autoplays music), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer has spoiler after spoiler after spoiler

The Strangers
Writer/Dir: Byran Bertino - directorial debut
Cast: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Kip Weeks
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 2/3 way through, and it's really scary... even the image on the trailer page is scary

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of May 30, 2008**


Suzie Ridler said...

Mister Lonely looks AMAZING! R and I would love to see it. Now that we have a car we're going to look into alternative theatres for REAL movies, LOL.

The way. No thanks! What is it with these torture-fest fest films?

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Mister Lonely does look good, doesn't it? I'm going to try and see it this week. Good luck finding some theatres that play more indie and alternative films!

The Strangers isn't for me either, there have been a fair amount of films like this recently, internationally and there are even more coming out. Not my 'bag' by any means.

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