Friday, 19 March 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 19, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 19, 2010! It's a wide week of releases this week - not a limited release in site! It's been a while since that happened, and very unusual outside major holiday seasons! But alas, there is still a nice variety of films to choose from.

In wide release this week we have 5 films gracing out screens. First up is the Canadian drama/comedy Cooking with Stella set in India starring Seema Biswas as a cooking guru teaching diplomat Don McKellar a thing or two in the kitchen. Next up is the fantastic music biopic The Runaways, centred on the band of the same name and starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. If you are looking for some action, best best of the week is likely Repo Men, based on the book "Repossession Mambo" by Eric Garcia, and the film stars Jude Law as Remy a repo man in a near future world where organs can be purchased on credit. Also starring Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga and Liev Schreiber. Also action-like but more comedy focused is the Gerard Butler (300) & Jennifer Aniston (Love Happens) bring-in-you-Ex film The Bounty Hunter. Seems like we have a bit of a trend in the almost action plus resistant male/female team-ups, we will be seeing more of these throughout the year. Last of for this week is another novel adaptation, Diary of a Wimpy Kid based on the series by Jeff Kinney.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

The Female Eye Film Festival
March 24 – 28, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Festival of Movies of Un-Common Knowledge, films that challenge us and views of the world around us.
March 21, 2010 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival
March 18 - 21, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday March 19, 2010 Releases

The Bounty Hunter
Dir: Andy Tennant (Fool's Gold, Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama)
Cast: Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Cooking with Stella
Dir: Dilip Mehta (The Forgotten Woman)
Cast: Seema Biswas, Don McKellar, Lisa Ray, Maury Chaykin, Shriya Saran
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dir: Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs)
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Repo Men
Dir: Miguel Sapochnik - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten, RZA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Runaways
Writer/Dir: Floria Sigismondi - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Riley Keough
Official Film Site, Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 19, 2010**


Suzie Ridler said...

Isn't Repomen a lot like the rock opera you introduced me to? The premise is so much the same! Not a lot of movies I want to see although Cooking with Stella looks awesome. Too bad it isn't playing here, I would definitely go see that one.

Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda said...

Cooking with Stella looks like another delicious movie!

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