Friday, 7 May 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 7, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 7, 2010!

In limited release this week we have 3 releases starting with the pitch perfect for Mother's Day pick with the documentary Babies, which follows 4 babies in different parts of the world. Get ready for cuteness because the Babies are sweet as all get out. We have another documentary out this week with Exit Through the Gift Shop, for which I'm going to quote the tagline because even after seeing the trailer I have no flipping clue what it's about, which is apparently "The incredible true story of how the world's greatest Street Art movie was never made". Looks unique to say the least. Last up for limited releases is Please Give, written & directed by Nicole Holfcener (Lovely & Amazing) and starring Catherine Keener. It's another week where I want to see everything!

In wide release this week we have only one film in release and that is Iron Man 2. I'm sure no other film wanted to take it as head on competition after the success of Iron Man which came out almost two years ago to the day and was a smashing success. I wasn't a huge fan of the first but this time round they've added Sam Rockwell (Moon) to the cast so I likely won't be able to resist it. Returning cast members include the one and only Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and new to the team are Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke and Don Cheadle.

Be sure to check out my continuing daily coverage of Hot Docs here at Movie Moxie from now until May 9, 2010 for reviews throughout the festival. It's been a great festival so far and I highly recommend checking out some films this weekend if you get a chance!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Continues until May 9, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
See Movie Moxie coverage of Hot Docs here

Advance Screening
Letters to Juliet has some advance screenings on Sunday May 9, 2010 at various locations (Varsity at 3pm, Scotiabank at 3:30pm). The
romance follows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) on a trip to Italy and decides to become a reverse cupid of sorts. Also starring Vanessa Redgrave, Christoper Egan, Franco Nero and Gael García Bernal. Directed by Gary Winick (Bride Wars, 13 Going on 30).Check your local listings for more details, I'm sure it will be a great choice for Mother's Day at the movies.

Friday May 7, 2010 Releases

Babies
Dir: Thomas Balmès (A Decent Factory)
Documentary featuring Bayar, Hattie, Mari & Ponijao
France
Limited Release

Official Film Site, Trailer, IMDb Page

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Dir: Banksy - feature film directorial debut
Documentary, narrated by Rhys Ifans
USA/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Please Give
Writer/Dir: Nicole Holfcener (Friends with Money, Lovely & Amazing)
Cast: Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Iron Man 2
Dir: Jon Favreau (Iron Man)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of May 7, 2010**

1 comment:

Simon said...

I really want to see Exit Through the Gift Shop...but the Babies thing frightens me.

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