Friday, 16 July 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 16, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 16, 2010! Well it's a week of not too many releases, but we do have one of the big powerhouses of the summer: Inception!

In limited release this week we have 4 new releases and they all look fascinating. First up is the highly acclaimed Italian film I Am Love starring Tilda Swinton (I'm still kicking myself I missed it at Inside Out this year!) and another festival film out this week is Mr. Nobody starring Jared Leto in what looks like many permutations as the film has a a whole sci-fi concepts but set in the real world kind of vibe to it, which is not brilliant timing coming out the same week at Inception, but regardless I've very much looking forward to seeing it. Also out this week are 2 documentaries, war documentary Restrepo along with Sweetgrass which follows cowboys leading their flocks of sheep into Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. Another week with something for everyone!

In wide release this week we have the one and only Inception, and I think it's pretty smart that no other film is going up against this film which seems to be across the board one of the most anticipated films of the year being Christopher Nolan's follow up after The Dark Knight. The buzz on Inception has building for a long time and so far the reviews have be extremely strong, so much so that the only negative thing I've heard was someone calling out another reviewer for having the nerve critisizing it. That's going a *bit* far, but I'll save judgment until I've seen it myself - which will hopefully be very soon! Who could resist a film that stars this cast anyhow: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy? Not me. Oh, it does have slight competition I guess with the previous mid-week release of The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) which opened on Wednesday July 14, 2010.... so there is that out in wide release as well.

Have a great weekend!


Special Screening

Night of the Living Dead Reanimated
Thursday July 22, 2010 at 9 pm at the Toronto Underground Cinema
Free, via recommended donation of 1 or more DVDs to be donated to the Toronto Public Library. Larry Adlon, one of the artists involved, will be at the screening for a Q&A!
More info on the event over here at The Film Reel.

Festival Watch

Bite Me! Film Festival
Toronto International Body Image Film and Arts Festival
July 17 - 18, 2010 at the
NFB in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shinsedai Cinema Festival
The New Generation of Japanese Film Festival
July 22 - 25, 2010 at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Singapore Film Festival
July 16 -17, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival
Continues until July 17, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday July 14, 2010 Releases

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Dir: Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina, Alice Krige
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday July 16, 2010 Releases

I Am Love / Io sono l'amore
Luca Guadagnino (Melissa P., Mundo civilizado)
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Pippo Delbono, Alba Rohrwacher, Edoardo Gabbriellini
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Writer/Dir: Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Mr. Nobody
Jaco Van Dormael (The Eighth Day, Lumière and Company)
Cast: Jared Leto, Sarah Polly, Diane Kruger, Rhys Ifans, Linh-Dan Pham, Natasha Little
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Dirs: Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger - feature film directorial debuts

Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
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 July 16, 2010**

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