Friday, 18 June 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 18, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 18, 2010! It's been a big of crazy tech land for me late this week so that means it's a dragnet newsletter: just the facts.

In limited release this week we have and even split of limited and wide releases with 3 a piece. In limited release we have Year of the Carnivore, Sook-Yin Lee (Toronto Stories) feature film directorial debut following the journey of an adult woman who is openly naïve about sex and decides on a direct approach to rectify that. Also out this week is the dark drama Winter's Bone which is making positive waves from online journalists this past week. Last up for limited releases is the crime/comedy Holy Rollers.

In wide release this week we have the latest 3D release of the year with aptly numbered Toy Story 3. Also out with lots of hype is Jonah Hex, based on the comic book of the same name and starring Josh Brolin as bounty hunter. Chances are low for me to see this one considering it's written by Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor who brought us Crank and Gamer and stars Megan Fox, but I know a lot of people are really looking forward to it and I hope they enjoy it! Last up for wide releases is the Bollywood film Raavan.

We also have one mid-week release next week (ah, summer...) with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the action/comedy Knight and Day out on Wednesday June 23, 2010

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Doc Now.ca Festival
Film, Photography & New Media
Continues to June 26 2010, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Luminato
Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
Continues until June 20, 2010 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Muck
Festival of Movies of Un-Common Knowledge, films that challenge us and views of the world around us.
June 20, 2010 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

North by Northeast Music and Film Festival & Conference (NXNE)
Continues until June 20, 2010 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday June 18, 2010 Releases

Holy Rollers
Dir: Kevin Asch - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Q-Tip
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Jonah Hex
Dir: Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!)
Cast: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, Michael Shannon
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Raavan
Dir: Mani Ratnam (Guru, The Youth, Waves)
Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Govinda, Prithviraj
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Toy Story 3
Dir: Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.)
Voices:
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Jodi Benson
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Winter's Bone
Dir: Debra Granik (Down to the Bone)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Shelley Waggener, Lauren Sweetser
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Year of the Carnivore
Writer/Dir: Sook-Yin Lee (Toronto Stories)
Cast: Cristin Milioti, Mark Rendall, Kevin McDonald, Sheila McCarthy, Will Sasso
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Knight and Day
Dir: James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma (2007), Walk the Line, Identity)
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Marc Blucas, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 23, 2010**

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