Friday, 23 July 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 23, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 23, 2010! Oh, now that is a particularly awesome day for a Friday! Not that every Friday isn't awesome, but I like this one the best... because this one is my birthday! WOOHOO! I love it when my birthday is a Friday! New movies and birthday goodness - the more celebrations the better! Ye-haw :)

In limited release this week we have just one release, and that is the highly acclaimed documentary Gasland which played at this years Hot Docs and I've only heard good things about.

In wide release this week we have 3 films to choose from. Fans of action & Angelina Jolie can rejoice as today's big release has both in Salt. I'm actually quite looking forward to that one (although I think I figured it out - saw the trailer too many times, le sigh..). Also out in wide release is Ramona and Beezus, based on the kids book Ramona Forever from the Ramona series by author Beverly Cleary, and I have to say it looks pretty cute. Last release of the week is Bollywood comedy Khatta Meetha.

If you are a fan of Japanese film, be sure to check out the Shinsedai Cinema Festival that runs through to July 25. See my preview of the festival and reviews of films at the festival.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Human Rights Doc Fest

July 23 - 25, 2010 at The NFB, 150 John St., 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

Special Screening

House / Hansu
The wacky 1977 Japanese horror/comedy House is coming to the Bloor this week for several screenings. I've heard that it's so crazy it must be seen to be believed. Sounds good to me! Check here for show times.

Grease Sing-a-Long
"Summer loving.. had me a blast.... Summer loving.. happened so fast...." C'mon. Admit it... you know all the words! The Grease Sing-a-Long hits theatres this weekend (Friday/Saturday). Check here for show times.

Friday July 23, 2010 Releases

Gasland
Writer/Dir: Josh Fox (Memorial Day)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Khatta Meetha

Writer/Dir: Priyadarshan (De Dana Dan, Billu)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Makrand Deshpande
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Ramona and Beezus
Dir: Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine)
Cast: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, Sandra Oh
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Salt
Dir: Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence)
Cast: Angelina Jolie,Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, Andre Braugher, Olek Krupa
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

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

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