Friday, 2 July 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 2, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 2, 2010! I hope all my fellow Canadians enjoyed Canada Day and our friends to the south have an awesome July 4th. Holidays all around, good times for all! Ah, I can smell the BBQ now....

In limited release this week we have the majority of our release with 5 films to choose from. Starting off with the Australian coming of age film Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger starring Danielle Catanzariti, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Toni Colette. Solitary Man is a comedy that stars Michael Douglas that seems to have an odd coming of age theme as well, or the resistance to age. Also hitting theatres and documentaries Fuel and Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space and the award winning French/Iranian co-production Tehroun.

In wide release this week we have one lone new release with The Last Airbender, which has suffered from horrible early reviews, oddly none of which I've seen have mentioned that it's a 3D film. I still want to see the latest from M. Night Shyamalan (Signs) in his take on the fantasy/adventure animated TV Show "Avatar". It's up against stiff competition though, with the mid week release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse already in theatres, which I'm thrilled to say I enjoyed and it's a huge step up from New Moon.

New theatre opening in Toronto!
Carlton gets revived under the realm of Rainbow which means very nice pricing. They had some freebies earlier this week and open with new releases this week with a combination of popular titles like The Last Airbender alongside the documentaries Oceans and Sounds Like a Revolution & international films Hey Hey It's Esther Blueberger, Tehroun & The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The / Män som hatar kvinnor. Now, that certainly sounds like the spirit the Carlton used to be - I hope it does well in it's latest incarnation.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Wednesday June 30, 2010 Releases


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

Friday July 2, 2010 Releases

Fuel
Dir: Josh Tickell (Fields of Fuel)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Writer/Dir: Cathy Randall - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Danielle Catanzariti, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Toni Colette
Australia
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Last Airbender
Writer/Dir:
M. Night Shyamalan (Signs, The Village, The Sixth Sense)
Cast: Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis, Nicola Peltz, Noah Ringer, Jessica Andres, Jackson Rathbone
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space
Dir: Denis Delestrac - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
Canada/USA/France/Kenya
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Solitary Man
Dir: Brian Koppelman & David Levien (Knockaround Guys)
Cast: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tehroun
Dir: Nader T. Homayoun - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Sara Bahrami, Ali Ebdali, Farzin Mohades, Missagh Zareh
France/Iran
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer (French)

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of July 2, 2010**

1 comment:

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