Friday, 25 July 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 25, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 25, 2008! It's the week of the colon with three titles feeling the need expressive punctuation : : : I can't say anything bad about that though, as I've been known to be an over punctutator myself!!!!

In limited release this week we start off with some dark Canadian films. It's been a while since we've had some monster madness but have no fear, Jack Brooks is here. With the tagline of "I used to be a plumber" Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is sure to be humorous and horrific fun! We also have Just Buried which follows the story of a newly and unexpectedly appointed undertaker. If you are feeling like a period piece this week you have a few options, first up is Brideshead Revisited adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh. There is also The Last Mistress starring Asia Argento in the title role. Taking a look into more recent history, this weeks documentary is Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.

In wide release this week we have just two releases. So far, the buzz has been quite hush hush in The X-Files: I Want to Believe. I hope the X-Files fans come out of the woodwork for this one, or perhaps like me they are avoiding the spoilers, trailers and the like. If you are looking for laughs and a Will Ferrell fan, I bet you are looking forward to this weeks comedy: Step Brothers.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

South Asian Arts festival
July 25 - July 27, 2008, at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday July 25, 2008 Releases

Brideshead Revisited
Dir: Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Kinky Boots)
Cast: Matthew Good, Thomas Morrison, Anna Madeley, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
You get the gist of the film in the first half, and the second half feels very spoilerific

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Director: Jon Knautz - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Trevor Matthews, Robert Englund, Rachel Skarsten
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page
Trailer spoiler free for first half

Just Buried
Writer/Dir: Chaz Thorne - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Rose Byrne, Graham Greene
Limited Release
Telefilm Page, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until halfway point

The Last Mistress / Une vieille maîtresse
Dir: Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Anatomy of Hell)
Cast: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute
Limited Release
Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until halfway point

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Dir: Marina Zenovich
Limited Release
HBO Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free

Step Brothers
Dir: Adam McKay (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman)
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until half way point

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Dir: Chris Carter
Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is sight unseen, so watch at your own risk for spoilers!

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


Marina said...

Wow. It's a busy week. Thankfully, the Polanski doc hasn't opened here yet because the week is already pretty packed. I'm really looking forward to Brideshead Revisited and Just Buried though I also have plans to catch up with The Wackness next week.

You may want to avoid The Last Mistress. I found it long and boring and difficult to watch. Some interesting themes but for the most part, Breillat just angered me.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

It is a busy week! I think I'm going to give the Polanski film a pass for now, as well as The Last Mistress.

Hoping to catch up with Just Buried soon!

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