Friday, 29 May 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 29, 2009!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 29, 2009! It's our fifth Friday in May for 2009 and what a bustling month it has been for film. Every week has had a huge opening film from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, to Star Trek, to Angels & Demons to Terminator Salvation and continues this week with polar opposite wide releases of the new horror film Drag Me to Hell alongside the latest Pixar animated film Up. But of course it isn't just about wide releases is it?

In limited release this week we have a trio of Canadian films with age inspired 40 is the New 20, a what if?...John Lennon was alive film Let Me Him as well as Carl Bessai's latest Mothers&Daughters. We also have the historical comedy/romance Easy Virtue and inspiring friendship drama Goodbye Solo. Although each of those films pull interest, my pick of the week for limited release is most certainly Every Little Step, a fantastic documentary on A Chorus Line from the original creation to the Broadway revival. I can do that!

In wide release this week we have the strangely different however both compelling pair of Sam Raimi's return to horror with Drag Me to Hell and animated family faire with Up. I wonder how they will fair to their years past predecessors Spider-Man and Wall-E respectively. We won't have to wait long to find out!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon
Festival Watch

Silver Screens Arts Festival
Festival showcasing seniors voice in the arts
June 1 - 7, 2009, at various location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday May 29, 2009 Releases

40 is the New 20
Dir: Simon Boisvert (Échangistes)
Cast: Pat Mastroianni, Claudia Ferri, Diana Lewis, Bruce Dinsmore
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page

Drag Me to Hell
Dir: Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spider-man)
Cast:Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Easy Virtue
Dir: Stephan Elliott (Eye of the Beholder, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
Cast: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Kimberley Nixon
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Every Little Step
Dir: James D. Stern & Adam Del Deo (...So Goes the Nation)
Documentary on the casting of the revival of "A Chorus Line" on Broadway and the history of the original production
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Goodbye Solo
Dir: Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop)
Cast: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, Trailer, IMDb Page

Let Him Be
Dir: Peter Mcnamee
Cast: Kathleen Munroe, Sean Clement, Graham Wignall
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, No IMDb Page

Mothers&Daughters
Writer/Dir: Carl Bessai (Normal, Unnatural & Accidental)
Cast: Gabrielle Rose, Tantoo Cardinal, Tinsel Korey, Babz Chula, Camille Sullivan, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Canada
Limited Release
Film MySpace Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Up
Dir: Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) and Co-Director: Bob Peterson
Voices: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of May 29, 2009**

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