Friday, 15 August 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 15, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 15, 2008! We have another Friday sandwiched by Wednesday releases week - it feels as though the whole month of August will continue like this! However, there are many options to choose from just make sure to confirm showtimes before heading to the theatre. In film news, just two weeks after the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released, the release date has been pushed from the November 2008 until July 2009. How am I to wear my Gryffindor scarf in July, I ask you, how?

In limited release this week we have an assortment of genres including the Canadian Tkaronto about finding yourself though meeting someone else which looks quite touching, we also have the music documentary 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris and the 3D animated family film Fly Me to the Moon.

In wide release this week we have a completely different set of genres with the latest horror from Alexandra Aja with Mirrors, Woody Allen's new romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the animated science fiction Star Wars film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

We also have a few special releases including the re-release of the powerful documentary Up the Yangtze/ 沿江⽽上 in a limited run. There is a special screening of Midnight Meat Train in its Toronto premiere. Midnight Meat Train was adapted from a Clive Barker novel and has been surrounded by controversy of the past few months due to having its release pushed to fewer and fewer theatres. Catch them while you can!

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

South Asian Film Festival
Continues until August 18, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema and the Royal Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Midnight Meat Train
Dir: Ryuhei Kitamura (Alive, LoveDeath)
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Vinnie, Jones, Leslie Bibb, Roger Bart, Brooke Shields
USA, 2008
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer (Spoiler free for first half, scary images)
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 9:30PM at The Bloor, presented by Rue Morgue
Toronto Premiere

Wednesday August 13, 2008 Releases

Tropic Thunder

Dir: Ben Stiller (Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Reality Bites)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until halfway point

Friday August 15, 2008 Releases

Fly Me to the Moon
Dir: Ben Stassen - feature film directorial debut
Animated, 3D
Voices: Tim Curry, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Buzz Aldrin, Trevor Gagnon
Official Film Site and trailer, IMDb Page
Trailer spoiler free until the half way point

Dir: Alexandra Aja (The Hills Have Eyes)
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart
Official Film Site (autoplays sound), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer 'E' spoiler free until half way point, scary images throughout

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Dir: Dave Filoni - feature film directorial debut
Voices: Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Anthony Daniels, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Official Film Site (autoplays film segment), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer '1' spoiler free until 2/3rds through

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris
Writer/Dir: Raymond De Felitta (The Thing About My Folks, Two Family House)
Documentary on jazz vocalist Jack Paris
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 2/3rds through

Writer/Dir: Shane Anthony Belcourt - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Melanie McLaren, Duane Murray, Mike McPhaden, Lorne Cardinal, Jeff Geddis
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Vicky Cristine Barcelona
Writer/Dir: Woody Allen (Cassandra's Dream, Mighty Aphrodite, Manhattan)
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson
Official Film Site, IMDb Page,
Trailer shows a lot of the film, you get the gist of the film by the 1/2 way point.

Wednesday August 20, 2008 Releases

The Rocker
Dir: Peter Cattaneo (Lucky Break, The Full Monty)
Cast:Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad
Official Film Site (autoplays audio), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 2/3rds through

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of August 20, 2008**

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