Friday, 12 March 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 12, 2010!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 12, 2010!

In limited release this week we have three releases to choose from. First up is the WWI set historical biopic on Baron Manfred von Richthofen aka The Red Baron, which is a truly beautiful looking film with great cinematography. It stars Matthias Schweighöfer in the title role alongside Til Schweiger (Phantom Pain / Phantomschmerz), Lena Headey and Joseph Fiennes. Next up we have an Australia thriller Cactus with a cast that includes Bryan Brown. I've been totally digger Aussie horror recently so I'm going to do my best to check this one out. Last up for limited releases is the 7-time festival award winning documentary Prodigal Sons.

In wide release this week we have 4 releases hitting the multiplexes. First up is what most people are referring to as the 'no-Bourne Bourne film' Green Zone, starring Matt Damon as someone who's determined to get to the bottom of some kind of secret and is directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum). I know I'll be seeing it. Another huge release this week is the Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight) Emilie De Ravin ("Roswell", "LOST"), Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and I'm sad to say I can't recommend it. See my review for more details if you are curious as to why. Last two films of the week are odds and sods romantic comedies: Our Family Wedding featuring a happy couple whom have feuding future father-in-laws and She's Out of My League which focuses on how unbelieveable it would be for a "10" played by Alice Eve to be interested in a "5" played by Jay Baruchel. And people wonder why I don't dig comedies...

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Canadian Music Week Film Festival

Featuring music related films from the 80's classic Streets of Film to the upcoming John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy
March 12 - 13, 2010 at NFB, 150 John St., in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

UofT Film Festival
March 13, 2010 at Hart House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Garbage Dreams
Monthly Doc Soup screening by Hot Docs
Wednesday March 17, 2010 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor

Cannibal Girls
Ivan Reitman's 1973 horror film screens this Thursday March 18, 2010 at 9:30pm at The Bloor
This screening is presented by Rue Morgue as a part of their Cinemacabre Movie Nights

Friday March 12, 2010 Releases

Cactus
Writer/Dir: Jasmine Yuen Carrucan - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Travis McMahon, David Lyons, Bryan Brown, Shane Jacobson
Australia
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Green Zone
Dir: Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum)
Cast: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan
France/USA/UK/Spain
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Our Family Wedding
Dir: Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar, The Wood)
Cast: America Ferrera, Lance Gross, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Prodigal Sons
Dir: Kimberly Reed - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Red Baron
Writer/Dir:
Nikolai Müllerschön (Operation Dead End, Deadly Measures)
Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Til Schweiger, Lena Headey, Maxim Mehmet, Joseph Fiennes
Germany/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Remember Me
Dir:
Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland)
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie De Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Martha Plimpton, Lena Olin
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

She's Out of My League
Dir: Jim Field Smith
- feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Krysten Ritter, Lindsay Sloane, Nate Torrence, Geoff Stults
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

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

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