Friday, 17 April 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 17, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 17, 2009! Last week being all about the limited releases and this week we are back on an even keel of three limited and wide releases each.

In limited release this week we have Fred Durst directorial debut with The Education of Charlie Banks starring Jesse Eisenberg and the well received baseball but not-you-regular-inspirational-baseball-film Sugar from the directors of indie powerhouse Half-Nelson.

In wide release this week we have Zac Efron same-person-time-travel-film 17 Again, journalism/political thriller State of Play starring Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams and last (and on my list, least) the new Jason Statham unlikely sequel to Crank, Crank: High Voltage.

A mid week release comes next Wednesday April 22 on Earth Day, we have the limited release of Earth, which appears to be a feature length documentary from the footage from the TV Series.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch


Reelworld Film Festival
9th annual festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
Continues until April 19, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children
April 18 - 24, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
April 18 - 26, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Tuesday April 21, 2009, 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada
Documentary on Iron Maiden 2008 World Tour tour from directors Sam Dunn and Scot MacFadyen (
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, Global Metal).

Friday April 17, 2009 Releases

17 Again
Dir: Burr Steers (Igby Down Under)
Cast: Zac Efron, Thomas Lennon, Leslie Mann, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Parry, Allison Miller
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Crank: High Voltage
Dir: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor (Crank)
Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Bai Ling, Clifton Collins Jr., David Carradine, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Corey Haim
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Education of Charlie Banks
Dir: Fred Durst (The Longshots)
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Gloria Votsis, Christopher Marquette, Sebastian Stan
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

State of Play
Dir: Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Cast: Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren Rachel McAdams, Robin Penn Wright, Ben Affleck
USA/UK
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Sugar
Dir: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson)
Cast: Algenis Perez Soto
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Wednesday April 22, 2009

Earth
Dirs: Alastair Fothergill ("Planet Earth"), Mark Linfield - feature film directorial debut
Documentary following a year in the life of animal families
Narrator: James Earle Jones
Germany/UK/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 22, 2009**

1 comment:

coffee maker said...

17 Again was like one big showcase or advertisement for Zac Efron... but i'll probably buy the DVD when it comes out anyway

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