Friday, 21 August 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 21, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 21, 2009! I'm currently covering the Toronto After Dark Film Festival for 1 more day so this edition of Film Fan Fridays will be short, sweet and to the point!

In limited release this week we have two releases, first up is the political satire taking a look at UK/USA relations in In the Loop. This one has been pushed back a few tims but I'm happy to see it get a release, from the trailer it looks really funny and well worth seeing. The second limited reelase is The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story a documentary that focueses on Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, the composers whom brought us classic songs from The Jungle Book to The Lion King. It looks really charming, I know I'll try to get out to see it.

In wide release this week we have 4 releases including Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated Inglorious Basterds which is a 'fantasy revenge' flick set in Nazi-occupied France. If Tarantino's not your style perhaps you'd like to check out Robert Rodriguez's Shorts, about a bunch of kids that find a rock they can makes wishes with. The rock is a cute rainbow stripped rock and every time I see this preview I think they have found the Pride rock! Rounding out the new releases are Post Grad where a post college graduate ends up living back at home, plus the Bollywood release of Kaminey.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Bicycle Film Festival
August 21 - 22, 2009 at the Royal, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shinsedai Festival
The New Generation of Japanese Film Festival
August 21 - 23, 2009 at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival
Continues until August 21, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday August 21, 2009 Releases

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
Dir: George V. Sherman & Jeff Sherman - feature film directorial debuts
Documentary based on composers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman
Limited Release
Official Website, IMDb Page, Trailer

In the Loop

Dir: Armando Iannucci - feature film directorial debute
Cast: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Inglorious Basterds
Writer/Dir: Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page,

Writer/Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj (Nishabd, The Blue Umbrella)
Cast: Shahid Kapur, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte, Shivkumar Sabramanian
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Post Grad
Dir: Vicky Jenson (Shark Tale, Shrek)
Cast: Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett, Rodrigo Santoro
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Writer/Dir: Robert Rodriguez (
Planet Terror, Sin City, Spy Kids)
Cast: Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon
USA/United Arab Emirates
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of August 21, 2009**

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