Friday, 12 February 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 12, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 12, 2010! Ah, the Friday before Valentine's proves for similar release every year it seems, the two types of date movies: romance and horror. No documentaries on depressing topic and no indie's in sight. Less options provide easier choice perhaps? We'll see.

In limited release this week we have just two release and only one is opening on Friday which is the Bollywood film My Name is Khan starring Shah Rukh Khan. We also have this year's first midweek release with Celine: Through the Eyes of the World opening on Wednesday February 17, 2010 and it's a documentary of Celine Dion's Taking Chances world tour.

In wide release this week we have the two mainstays of romance and horror as noted with aptly titled Valentine's Day which stars pretty much everyone pretty people of Hollywood. In the horror realm we have the already twice delayed release of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro in the title role, as well as Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. Have to say, I'm excited for The Wolfman but the delays and zero advance reviews has be a little leery. Last up for wide releases is Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief a fantasy / adventure film based on the Rick Riordan young adult novel based in Greek mythology with a modern twist, also with an impressive cast including Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma (2007), Gamer) stars as Percy Jackson, along with Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener and Sean Bean. Truly something for everyone this week!

Have a great weekend & a Happy Valentine's Day!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival
Continues until February 25, 2010 at the William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Wednesday February 17, 2010 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor
Monthly Doc Soup screening by Hot Docs
This documentary looks at the American civil rights movement through the perspective of the music and musicians. Directed by Bill Guttertag & Dan Sturman (Nanking). More info at Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday February 12, 2010 Releases

My Name is Khan
Dir: Karan Johar (Never Say Goodbye / Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna)
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Christopher B. Duncan
India
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Dir: Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Cast: Logan Lerman, Sean Bean, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson
Canada/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Valentine's Day
Dir: Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Frankie and Johnny)
Cast: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Wolfman
Dir: Joe Johnston (Hidalgo, Jumanji)
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving
UK/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wednesday February 17, 2010 Releases

Celine: Through the Eyes of the World
Dir: Stéphane Laporte - feature film directorial debut
Documentary of Celine Dion's Taking Chances world tour
Country not specified
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of February 12, 2010**

1 comment:

Castor said...

I might see The Wolfman even though it's getting terrible reviews. There hasn't been much reason to go to the movie theater the past few weeks :(

Happy Valentine's Day!

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