Friday, 30 July 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 30, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 30, 2010! This may truly be the first week of the year where I'm not wanting to race out the door to see a particular film! Well, it took us more than half of the year to get to that... but that's where I'm at this week! Although I'm not super hyped for the releases this week there is still lots of news kicking around and I'm thrilled to share my news of the debut of the Movie Moxie Podcast! A 100% spoiler free film podcast! Episode 1 is up here and I talk about Salt, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and The Kids Are All Right. You can subscribe to the podcast through RSS feed here and through iTunes here. Have a listen & I really hope you enjoy it!

In limited release this week we have just one release and that is Countdown to Zero, a documentary on the nuclear arms race from award winning director Lucy Walker (Waste Land, Blindsight).

In wide release this week we have four releases including the latest 3D film, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and it's the feature film directorial debut from Brad Peyton, who directed the fantastically morbid short Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl. We also have the drama Charlie St. Cloud starring Zac Efron and from 17 Again director Burr Steers. The comedy entry of the week is Dinner for Schmucks, a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game, with a premise similar to Dogfight, but in this case it's who can bring the craziest loser to the dinner party. Last entry of the week is the Bollywood film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, which is 70's set retro chic and has taglines like "In the Age of Chocolate Boys - Rewind to the Era of Real Men", which cracked me up and might just bump it up to the most interesting release of the week.

Although I'm not over the moon about the film releases this week we are warming up to festival fever here in Toronto with announcements of the Toronto After Dark 2010 Line Up and the first big list of titles for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Caribbean Tales Film Festival
July 30 - August 2, 2010, at Harbourfront in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday July 30, 2010 Releases

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Dir: Brad Peyton - feature film directorial debut
Voices: Chris O’Donnell, Paul Rodriguez, Christina Applegate, James Marsden, Leslie Mann, Ray Liotta, Katt Williams
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Charlie St. Cloud
Dir: Burr Steers (17 Again, Igby Goes Down)
Cast: Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Countdown to Zero
Dir: Lucy Walker (Waste Land, Blindsight)
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dinner for Schmucks
Dir: Jay Roach (Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Mystery, Alaska)
Cast: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Stephanie Szostak, Bruce Greenwood
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Dir: Milan Luthria (Hattrick, Chori Chori)
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

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


Suzie Ridler said...

Wow, that is not the most tantalizing list of movies for me either. I probably will catch up with stuff already out then, thanks for the heads up Shannon.

Oh and I totally LOVE the addition of the trailer in your newsletter, I feel like it is your recommendation so I immediately wanted to see it. Awesome!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Yep, not much new that is popping out on the page for me either. If I'd not caught up on stuff earlier this week that is what I'd be doing now!

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