Friday, 14 November 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 14, 2008

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 14, 2008! It's a bit of a quiet week with only three releases in the theatres, but we do have 2 special screenings and 6 festivals in town so there is sure to be something to fit your tastes.

In limited release this week we have the extraordinary JCVD starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Claude Van Damme. If you have ever been a Van Damme fan, I'd highly recommend checking it out! Our second limited releases is Died Young, Stayed Pretty a documentary on poster artists and their work.

It's a quiet week for regular releases, perhaps to cull the competition against our only wide release of the week Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig back as James Bond.

Be sure to check out my daily coverage at Movie Moxie of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival from November 12 - 16, 2008 for reviews & pictures.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Eh!U European Film Festival
November 16 - 30, 2008
at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Serbian Film Festival
November 14 - 16, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reel Awareness
Human Rights Film Festival
Continues until November 16, 2008 at the NFB Cinema , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
Continues until November 15, 2008 at Workman Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Continues until November 16, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Voices Forward
Film & Culture about people from Israel & Palestine
Continues until November 16, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

The Burrowers

Missed it at Midnight Madness at September? Now is your chance to see it!
Thursday November 20, 2008 at 9:30PM at The Bloor, presented by Rue Morgue
Director J.T. Petty will be in attendance for the screening.

The Order of Myths
Wednesday November 18, 2008 at 6::30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor, presented by Doc Soup
Director Margaret Brown in attendance for post screening Q&A.

Wednesday November 12, 2008 Releases

Slumdog Millionaire
Dir: Danny Boyle (Sunshine, 28 Days Later)
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irfan Kahn
UK/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer unseen for spoilers as I know I'll see this one - watch at own risk!

Friday November 14, 2008 Releases

Died Young, Stayed Pretty
Dir: Eileen Yaghoobian
Documentary on poster culture and poster artists
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

JCVD
Dir: Mabrouk El Mechri (Virgil)
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra
France/Luxembourg/Belgium
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is mostly spoiler free, but if seeing the film I'd say don't past the 2/3 way point

Quantum of Solace
Dir: Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Jesper Christensen
UK/USA
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is sight unseen - watch at own risk of spoilers!

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of November 14, 2008**

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