Friday, 13 March 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 13, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 13, 2009! In this post daylight savings, getting warmer but not quite just yet we have 6 new releases. They are split down the middle with 3 each of wide and limited releases.

In limited release this week we have RiP: A Remix Manifesto a documentary on copyright in the current mash up world, Crossing Over a drama that focuses on stories of the attempted to immigrate to Los Angeles and Gomorrah an Italian crime family film and multiple awards nominations this year including the Golden Globes, BAFTA's and Independent Spirit Awards.

In wide release this week we have Miss March and 2 remakes. Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia) is a remake of 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain family film and The Last House on the Left is a remake of the 1972 Wes Craven horror film of the same name. The release of The Last House of the Left makes the horror-meter score for US 2009 releases down to 17% original vs 83% unoriginal ideas.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

UofT Film Festival
Continues until March 14, 2009, at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Music Week Film Festival
One day of Music For The Screen films including: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, Christmas on Mars
Saturday March 14, 2009 at the NFB Cinema, 150 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Thursday March 19, 9:30pm at The Bloor
This screening is presented by Rue Morgue as a part of their Cinemacabre Movie Nights

Friday March 13, 2009 Releases

Crossing Over
Wayne Kramer (The Cooler)
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Alice Braga, Cliff Curtis, Summer Bishil
Limited Release
Official Film Site,
IMDb Page, Trailer

Gomorra / Gomorrah
Matteo Garrone (Primo amore / First Love, L'Imbalsamatore / The Taxidermist)
Cast: Maria Nazionale, Salvatore Cantalupo, Gigio Morra, Salvatore Abruzzese, Marco Macor, Ciro Petrone, Carmine Paternoster
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Last House on the Left
Dennis Iliadis (Hardcore)
Cast: Sara Paxton, Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Riki Lindhome, Michael Bowen, Joshua Cox
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page, Trailer

Miss March
Dir: Zach Cregger & Trevor Moore - feature film directorial debuts
Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Race to Witch Mountain
Andy Fickman (The Game Plan, She's the Man)
Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

RiP: A Remix Manifesto
Writer/Dir: Brett Gaylor
Documentary on copyright in the current mash up world
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 13, 2009**


Suzie Ridler said...

We went to see Race to WM and it lacked the heart of the original and some of the acting was soooooooo bad! The trailer looked way better than the movie was but it was still fun to go see.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that DG! I'm planning on seeing it today, I wonder if I'll feel the same way.

Y'know - I recently saw a kids movie and I had a reaction to the acting that it wasn't good, but then I wondered if it was just 'different' or 'more pronouced' because it was targetted at kids. I still think about that sometimes.

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