Friday, 26 March 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 26, 2010!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 26, 2010! We have quite the busy week for film with 8 regular releases, 1 mid-week release and three festivals. Yep, that's Toronto for you! I also wanted to mention to any space & earth fans (if that is even a grouping) that IMAX: Hubble 3D is playing up at the Ontario Science Centre. It came out last week but technically is a short film not a feature and the Ontario Science Centre feels very far (and technically 'North York') so doesn't make the regular listings, but since I heard it was pretty awesome I thought I'd share the space love.

In limited release this week we have 5 films to choose from. First up is the latest from The Host / Gwoemul director, Bong Joon-ho whose new film is Mother. No crazy sea monsters this time, but rather a focus on the strength and persistence of one mother for her child. It did very well on the festival circuit and I'm happy to see it get a regular release. Next up is one I'm very surprized to see have only a limited release, and that is Noam Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) latest, Greenberg starring Ben Stiller as a man who decides to pretty much do nothing. The trailer has been playing all over the place and it looks like a solid film. Next up are two documentaries, first is music centric Neil Young Trunk Show as well as more investigative approach with The Coca-Cola Case. Last up for limited releases is the New York City set drama City Island.

In wide release this week we have three releases this Friday starting with Atom Egoyan's latest, Chloe an interesting suspense/thriller that is unabashedly set in Toronto and stars Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. We also have the very cute looking animated film How to Train Your Dragon that looks like it truly has a heart of gold, and is our 2nd 3D release of the year and is playing in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D (check your local listings). Last up for this weeks wide releases is Hot Tub Time Machine and I wonder if this comedy is going to take it all this weekend - lots of people seem excited about it and goofy title really sticks with you, and is... funny.. because it appears to be exactly what the film is about. Literally.

We also have a Wednesday March 31, 2010 release of The Last Song, an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel starring Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear. Looks touching (oh my goodness, I'm going soft) but I have absolutely no idea why there is a mid week release of it. Also, if you are die-hard looking forward to Clash of the Titans (2010), evening screenings have appeared for Thursday April 1, 2010 at AMC Yonge & Dundas here if Toronto. Woohoo!

Festival fever has hit the T-dot. Be sure to check out my coverage of Cinéfranco here at Movie Moxie from March 26 - April 3, 2010.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Banff Mountain Film Festival
March 26 - 28, 2010 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

13th Annual Celebration of International Francophone Cinema
March 26 - April 3, 2010 at in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday March 26, 2010 Releases

Dir: Atom Egoyan (Adoration, The Sweet Hereafter)
Cast: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieroit, Nina Dobrev
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

City Island
Dir: Raymond De Felitta (The Thing About My Folks, Cafe Society)
Cast: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Coca-Cola Case
Dir: Carmen Garcia & German Gutierrez - feature film directorial debuts
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Noam Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Hot Tub Time Machine
Dir: Steve Pink (Accepted)
Cast: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

How to Train Your Dragon (3D)
Dir: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch)
Voices: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Kristin Wiig
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Mother / Madeo
Dir: Bong Joon-ho (The Host / Gwoemul)
Cast: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Jae-Moon Yoon,
South Korea
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Neil Young Trunk Show
Dir: Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married, The Manchurian Candidate (2004))
The Netherlands/USA/Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wednesday March 31, 2010 Releases

The Last Song
Dir: Julie Anne Robinson - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 26, 2010**


Brian McKechnie said...

Reason for the midweek release of The Last Song - April 2 is Good Friday. Disney wants to get the preteens hooked before Clash of the Titans takes over.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Easter! I always totally forget about Easter! Thanks Brian :)

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