Friday, 25 June 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 25, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 25, 2010, or for those of us who are here in Toronto it's the big G-20 weekend. I'm wondering how many are going to be trekking out to the theatres this weekend with all that security out there. But, it's already been a crazy week with an earthquake (my first!) and finally starting to get the summer heat.

In limited release this week is the place to be. Lots of choice and all the films already have people cheering their names. First up is the Canadian film This Movie Is Broken from director Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Hard Code Logo) and starring Broken Social Scene. Next up is the historical biopic Coco & Igor, based on the romance between French fashion designer Coco Chanel (played by Anna Mouglalis) and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (played by Mads Mikkelsen). Oddly, it's been renamed Coco & Igor over it's previous name Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and also shouldn't be confused with last years releases of Coco Before Chanel with Audrey Tautou. Next up is Cyrus, a film from the Duplass Brothers (Baghead), and stars John C. Reilly whom falls for Marisa Tomei who lives with her oddly still very attached adult son Jonah Hill. The trailer didn't do much for me, but I've heard nothing but high praise for it.

In wide release this week we only have one release, Adam Sandlers latest comedy Grown Ups which appears to be... well...about grown ups having fun.

Bookending the regular Friday releases we have Wednesday releases in both time directions. Already released is the Cameron Diaz & Tom Cruise action/comedy Knight and Day, and then next Wednesday we have a limited release of Love Ranch, plus the Bollywood release of I Have Luv Storys. For me, next week is all about Twilight though with the release of the third film in the saga with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse being released on Wednesday June 30, 2010. There are some late night Tuesday shows kicking around if you are aching to see it as soon as humanly, or vampirically, or lycanthropically, possible.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

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

Parkdale Film and Video Showcase
June 25 - 27, 2010 at various locations in Parkdale in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday June 23, 2010 Releases

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
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday June 25, 2010 Releases

Coco & Igor
Jan Kounen (99 francs, Darshan - L'étreinte, D'autres mondes)
Cast: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Yelena Morozova
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass (Baghead)
Cast: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Grown Ups
Dir: Dennis Dugan (You Don't Mess with the Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

This Movie is Broken
Dir: Bruce McDonald
(Pontypool, Hard Code Logo)
Cast: Broken Social Scene
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Wednesday June 30, 2010 Releases

I Hate Luv Storys
Writer/Dir: Punit Malhotra - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Imran Khan
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Love Ranch
Dir: Taylor Hackford (Proof of Life, Dolores Claiborne)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon, Taryn Manning
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Facebook Page (including trailer)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Dir: David Slade
(30 Days of Night, Hard Candy)
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Bryce Dallas Howard, Xavier Samuel, Dakota Fanning
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer,

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 30, 2010**

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