Friday, 28 August 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 28, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 28, 2009! The last weekend in August has arrived making it feel like the end of summer with blockbusters winding down and tearing though the schedule, program and processes to gear up for the Toronto International Film Festival.

In limited release this week we have start off with a special treat of the fantastic French crime/action flick Black starring the charismatic MC Jean Gab'1 from District B13. Also from France we have Lorna's Silence, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne follow up to L'enfant. Bringing it home we have the Canadian comedy You Might As Well Live starring Joshua Pearce as Robert Mutt, who takes upon a quest after hearing advice from his childhood hero. Keeping it real and limber, we have the documentary Enlighten Up! which follows the journey of skeptic on transformative power of yoga.

In wide release this week we have the last few blockbusters of the summer and what a way to finish it off with the final blockbusters being 2 horror films going head to head: Halloween II and The Final Destination 3-D (make sure to check your local listings to see it in your dimensional preference). Both films have name revisions over time, and The Final Destination 3-D has even had a few release date changes. I wonder if they really did save the best for last. Our final wide release of the week is Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock based on the memoir by Elliot Tiber.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Fan Expo
For all your fan needs: Comic Book Expo, CNAnime, SFX, GX Gaming Expo and of course, Festival of Fear
August 28 - 30, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto African Film & Music Festival
August 29 -30, 2009 on Bloor Street West between Ossington & Crawford in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday
August 28, 2009 Releases

Black
Dir: Pierre Laffargue
Cast: MC Jean Gab'1, Carole Karemera, François Levantal, Ibrahima Mbaye
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Enlighten Up!
Dir: Kate Churchill - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Final Destination 3-D
Dir: David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Snakes on a Plane)
Cast: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Krista Allen
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Halloween II
Writer/Dir: Rob Zombie (Halloween <2007>, House of 1,000 Corpses)
Cast: Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Sheri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brad Dourif
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Lorna's Silence / Le silence de Lorna
Dir: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (L'enfant)
Cast: Arta Dobroshi, Alban Ukaj, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
Belgium/France/Italy/Germany
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Taking Woodstock
Dir: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Cast: Henry Goodman, Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Kelli Garner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

You Might As Well Live
Dir: Simon Ennis - feature film directorial debut
Cast:
Joshua Pearce, Liane Balaban, Kristen Hager, Clark Johnson, Michael Madsen, Stephen McHattie
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of August 28, 2009**

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