Friday, 25 September 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 25, 2009

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 25, 2009! It looks like September left the best, or at least the most, for last. Releases this month but the floodgates have now open and we have ten new releases this week.

In limited release this week we have 6 releases including the absolutely hilarious Norwegian Nazi zombie movie Dead Snow / Død snø and the Mesmerizing documentary on the electric guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White It Might Get Loud, both of which I can highly recommend. We also have Jane Campions (The Piano) latest, Bright Star, a historical romance based on the relationship between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Clive Owen hits the screen in The Boys are Back starring as a Dad of two boys. We also have the Bollywood film What's Your Raashe? straight off the heels of TIFF and the Hungarian/German co-pro Delta.

In wide release this week we have four selections and it may be the only time in history I'm least excited about the Canadian release: Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day. Bubbles & the boys are back and I'm sure they will cause some trouble. I'm more likely to see the new version of Fame about performing arts school in New York, or the Sci Fi mystery of Pandorum with Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma (2007), 30 Days of Night) which finally gets released after various date changes. But, there is even more, and more Sci Fi at that with Surrogates starring Bruce Willis in a world that somewhere in between Total Recall and "Neuromancer".

Two Sci Fi release and a dance movie just from the wide releases? I think I'll be at the movies a lot this week.


Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Canadian Black Film Festival

September 25 - 27, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
October 1 - 4, 2009 at the various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Muck
It is the inaugural year for this festival on Movies of Un-Common Knowledge, films that challenge us and views of the world around us.
October 1 - 4, 2009 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Palestine Film Festival
September 26 - October 2, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Spinning Wheel Film Festival
Films by or about Sikhs
September 25 - 27, 2009 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday September 25, 2009 Releases

The Boys Are Back
Dir: Scott Hicks (No Reservations, Shine)
Cast: Clive Owen, George MacKay, Nicholas McAnulty, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser
Australia/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Bright Star
Dir: Jane Campion (The Piano, In the Cut)
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Thomas Sangster, Kerry Fox
UK/Australia/France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dead Snow / Død snø
Dir: Tommy Wirkola (Kill Buljo: The Movie)
Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jeppe Laursen, Jenny Skavlan
Norway
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Delta
Dir: Kornél Mundruczó (Johanna, Szép napok / Pleasant Days)
Cast: Félix Lajkó, Orsolya Tóth, Lili Monori, Sándor Gáspár
Hungary/Germany
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Trailer

Fame
Dir: Kevin Tancharoen - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kherington Payne, Naturi Naughton, Collins Penne, Kay Panabaker, Asher Book, Walter Perez, Anna Marie Perez de Tagle, Paul Iacono, Kristy Flores, Paul McGill, Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

It Might Get Loud
Dir: David Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth)
Documentary on the electric guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Pandorum
Dir: Christian Alvart (Case 39, Antibodies)
Cast: Ben Foster, Denis Quaid, Cam Gigandet
USA/Germany
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Surrogates
Dir: Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, U-571)
Cast: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day
Dir: Mike Clattenberg (Trailer Park Boys: The Movie)
Cast: Rob Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith
Canada
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

What's Your Raashee?
Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodhaa Akbar, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India)
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Hurman Baweja
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page


**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of September 25, 2009**

1 comment:

Univarn said...

I'll be checking out Surrogates this weekend since I'm heading home to visit my mom and hang out with her and Bruce Willis + Action = right up our alley.

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