Friday, 30 October 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 30, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 30, 2009! With Halloween just around the corner you'd think we'd have lots of spooky releases, but.... we don't. Only one with The Collector, however the theatres still have scarefests playing with Paranormal Activity along with last weeks releases of Saw VI and the vampy Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant for still spooky but not so scary fare.

In limited release this week we have the majority of our releases with five films to choose from. First up is Bronson, from Valhalla Rising director Nicolas Winding Refn, a biopic on a man in prison who supplanted his own personality with that of Charles Bronson. Wonder if Nicolas Winding Refn well ever try out something light like a romcom, he always picks such harsh subject, but his films are so good. Next up is award winning (Cannes Film Festival 2009 and Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2009) Amreeka, a comedy/drama about the dreams of a better home that won. We also have the sport documentary More Than a Game following basketball's The Arkon Fab Five including LeBron James, Bollywood musical London Dreams and Australian drama Three Blind Mice.

In wide release this week we have just one film! The Collector marks the one horror release for Halloween and it's from "The Writers of Saw IV, V an VI!". That's a new one. It looks pretty creepy though and has a reverse home invasion feel to it. Also, released earlier this week was behind the scenes concert documentary Michael Jackson's This Is It!

Have a great weekend & a happy Halloween!


Festival Watch

CMAST Pan-African Film & Literary Festival
October 30 - November 1, 2009 at University of Toronto, William Doo Auditorium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

International Diaspora Film Festival
Selections from a wide spectrum of diverse ethnicities and cultures from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Asia.
November 1 - 8, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Regent Park Film Festival
A free event with complimentary childcare
November 4 - 7, 2009 at Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
November 5 - 14, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Spanish language film festival featuring dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries
November 6 - 14, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Zombie Short Film Festival
October 30, 2009 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday October 28, 2009 Releases

Michael Jackson's This Is It
Dir: Kenny Ortega (High School Musical)
Michael Jackson musical documentary on preparation for London concerts
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday October 30, 2009 Releases

Writer/Dir: Cherien Dabis - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn (The Pusher Trilogy,
Valhalla Rising)
Cast: Tom Hardy, Matt King
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Collector
Marcus Dunstan - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Josh Stewart, Daniella Alonso, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

London Dreams
Dir: Vipul Amrutal Shah (Waqt: The Race Against Time)
Cast: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin, Om Puri
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

More Than a Game
Dir: Kristopher Belman - feature film directorial debut
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Three Blind Mice
Writer/Dir: Matthew Newton (Right Here Right Now)
Cast: Matthew Newton, Brendan Cowell, Alex Dimitriades, Bob Franklin, Barry Otto, Pia Miranda, Ewen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Tina Bursill
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, YouTube Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of October 30, 2009**

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