Friday, 11 September 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 11, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 11, 2009! Festivals all around us as TIFF lands in Toronto. If you are looking for something short & sweet check out TUFF which will be easy to spot for TTC riders the Toronto Urban Film Festival shows collections of 1 minute silent films on TTC subway platforms, with a central hub at the Yonge & Bloor station.

This week all three films being released are wide releases. I have to say I really wish Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsdale as a US Marshall on the hunt in Antarctica came out last week for two reasons - 1) it would have saved me from seeing Gamer and 2) I would have gotten to see it! Now I have to wait until after TIFF! If you are looking for the latest horror remake you are in luck as Sorority Row hits screens this week, it's a remake of the 1983 House on Sorority Row. Our third film of the week is Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, where Tyler Perry writes, directs and stars in dual role one of which is the Madea character. I haven't heard anything about the film but is does have a gorgeous poster.

As this week drives us full force into the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), be sure to check your local listings when planning your movie going many of the downtown theatres are partial or completely TIFF'ed venues. I'll be attending the festival and sharing vlogs and reviews with my ongoing festival coverage here at Movie Moxie. There will also a new poll up every single day during the fest so swing by and have your say!

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Climate Change is Coming to Town Film Festival
September 8 - 13, 2009, at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto International Film Festival
September 10 - 19, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Urban Film Festival
Collection of 1 minute silent films shown on the TTC
September 11 - 20, 2009 on TTC subway platforms in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday September 11, 2009 Releases

Sorority Row
Dir: Stewart Hendler (Whisper)
Cast: Leah Pipes, Briana Evigan, Margo Harshman, Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Writer/Dir: Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys)
Cast: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Hope Olaide Wilson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian J. White
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Dominic Sena (Gone in 60 Seconds)
Cast: Kate Beckinsdale, Tom Skerritt, Gabriel Macht
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of September 11, 2009**


Suzie the Foodie said...

I didn't see anything about Whiteout before! OMG, it looks awesome. I may have to go see it this weekend. Woohoo! Thanks Shannon!

Univarn said...

I recommend avoiding Whiteout, it currently holds a 2% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and 36 (out of 100) on Metacritic... looks like it'll be a massive dud weekend for film. May just help Tyler Perry to make another hit? Ugh, how depressing.

Jamie Ridler said...

Lol to the Gamer comment. Yep, I think that's a no-go for me.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm gonna see Whiteout - it's just a matter of when. There is no way it's worst than Gamer! 2% is pretty brutal...although now it's up to 7%! I need to make up my own mind :)

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