Friday, 2 April 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 2, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 2, 2010!

In limited release this week we have 4 releases to choose from, starting with the documentary La Danse: The Paris Opera that follows seven productions of the Paris Opera Ballet. We also have Shirin Neshat's feature film directorial debut Women Without Men. Also in limited release is thriller Formosa Betrayed and the historical biopic Max Manus.

In wide release this week we have two releases to choose from: Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? and Clash of the Titans (2010). I've been looking forward to the Clash of the Titans remake and did a whole Sword & Sandal Marathon to countdown to the film, with this updated version starring Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, and impressive cast including Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelson and Danny Huston. The film released date was delayed a week to make it 3D ready, making it our third 3D release of 2010. It's also playing in 2D though, which is how I'll be seeing the battle play out. Also out in theatres recently is last weeks mid-week release of the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Last Song.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon


Special Screening

Passenger Side
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 8:00pm at The Royal with Special Musical Guests Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur of Superchunk and Portastic. Passenger Side is a urban road movie starring Adam Scott and Joel Bissonnette as brothers on an inadvertent journey written & directed by Matthew Bissonnette (Who Loves the Sun, Looking for Leonard). Passenger Side was a selection for Canada's Top Ten 2009 and will open theatrically in limited release April 23, 2010. Tickets for the advance screening are available at at Soundscapes (572 College St.), Rotate This (801 Queen St. West) and online.

Festival Watch

Cinéfranco
13th Annual Celebration of International Francophone Cinema
Continues until April 3, 2010 at in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Images Festival
Festival of independent film, video and other time-based media
April 1 - 10, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reelworld Film Festival
Festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
April 7 - 11, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Silent Film Festival
April 6 - 15, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday March 31, 2010

The Last Song
Dir: Julie Anne Robinson - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday April 2, 2010 Releases

Clash of the Titans (2010)
Dir: Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Transporter 2)
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Alexa Davalos, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelson, Danny Huston
USA/UK
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

La Danse: The Paris Opera
Dir: Frederick Wiseman (The Garden, Central Park)
Documentary
France/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Formosa Betrayed
Dir: Adam Kane - feature film directorial debut
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Will Tiao
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Max Manus
Dir: Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Bandidas)
Cast: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen
Norway/Denmark/Germany
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
Dir: Tyler Perry (I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Madea Goes to Jail, The Family that Preys)
Cast: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Michael Jai White, Louis Gossett Jr.
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Women Without Men / Zanan-e bedun-e mardan
Dir: Shirin Neshat - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Navíd Akhavan, Mina Azarian, Bijan Daneshmand, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Tahmoures Tehrani, Shabnam Toloui, Orsolya Tóth
Austria/Germany/France
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 2, 2010**

2 comments:

Suzie Ridler said...

We are so going to Clash of the Titans!!!!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Me too me too! I can't wait.

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