Friday, 23 April 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 23, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 23, 2010! Day after Earth Day

In limited release this week we have just three films being released but they all look interesting. First up is the Canadian film GravyTrain, a cop/crime comedy from the team that brought us Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser, and they look like they are going to deliver us another hilarious film. The trailer was so awesome that I missed entire sections because I was laughing so hard. We also have the South Korean drama/romance My Dear Enemy / Meotjin haru which popped up out of nowhere - no posters, no trailers, no nothing on this one anywhere but it's hitting theatres today (revision: My Dear Enemy / Meotjin haru will be released May 14, 2010). Last but not least we have The Secret in Their Eyes / El secreto de sus ojos, the most recent Foreign Language Film Oscar winner and also has earned it's place on IMDb's Top 250 list (currently #199).

In wide release this week, first up we have yesterdays Earth Day release of the Disney documentary Oceans, which looks quite beautiful (disclaimer: haven't seen it, but I do tend to love films that are predominantely blue). And today we have two releases, both with their fair share of hijinks. Our second 'group of ragtag guys vs the odds' film of the year, The Losers, and it looks like a world of fun and I'll be sure to see this action flick starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, "Supernatural"), Chris Evans (Sunshine), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) and many more. We also have the latest rom-com with a pregnancy spin with The Back-Up Plan starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin ("Moonlight", Whiteout).

We are also heading into one of the great sections on the Toronto festival calendar of the year, with Hot Docs starting next week. Be sure to swing by and check out my daily coverage of Hot Docs festival here at Movie Moxie from April 29 - May 9, 2010. It's a great festival that I highly recommend checking out.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
April 29 - May 9, 2010 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children
Continues until April 23, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Continues until April 25, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday April 22, 2010 Releases

Oceans

Dir: Jacques Perrin (Winged Migration)
Documentary
France/Switzerland/Spain/Morocco/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday April 23, 2010 Releases

The Back-up Plan
Dir: Alan Poul - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

GravyTrain
Dir: April Mullen (
Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser)
Cast:
April Mullen, Tim Doiron, Tim Meadows, Kyle Schmid, Colin Mochrie
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Losers
Dir: Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard)
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Jason Patric, Óscar Jaenada
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

My Dear Enemy / Meotjin haru (revised release date: May 14, 2010)
Dir:
Lee Yoon-ki (Aju teukbyeolhan sonnim / Ad Lib Night, Reobeu tokeu / Love Talk)
Cast:
Jeon Do-Yeon , Ha Jung-Woo
South Korea
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Secret in Their Eyes / El secreto de sus ojos
Dir: Juan José Campanella (El mismo amor, la misma lluvia / Same Love, Same Rain)
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Guillermo Francella
Argentina/Spain
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 April 23, 2010**

2 comments:

Suzie Ridler said...

I would love to go see Oceans to honour Earth Day, too back it isn't in Imax here. It will remind me of us going to see The Abyss Shannon, talk about blue!!!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Oceans isn't an IMAX release, at least here it's playing at regular theatres all over the place. Usually ones with good sound/picture - but not IMAX.

Seeing The Abyss in IMAX was amazing though, it's one of my favourite blue films!

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