Friday, 9 July 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 9, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 9, 2010! Well summer sure has hit, at least in Toronto where we've been having one hell of a heat wave, and now a rainfest. Hitting the theatres can be a perfect escape from the weather!

In limited release this week we have 4 releases to choose from, starting with one that I'm surprized is a limited release: The Kids Are All Right, a charming looking comedy centred on family with lesbian parents (Annette Benning & Julianne Moore) to 2 teenage kids who look into meeting their biological father (Mark Ruffalo), I'm actually quite looking forward to this one. Next up is Wild Grass, Winner of Jury Special Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival 2009, it follows Marguerite (Sabine Azéma)and Georges (André Dussollier) though an unusual romantic journey starting with a lost wallet. Also in release is Act of Dishonour, a drama set in northern Afghanistan and centred on Mena, a bride-to-be whose perspectives are changed upon the arrival of a Canadian film crew. Last limited release of the week is the Indian thriller Red Alert: The War Within.

In wide release this week we have is one of my Most Anticipated Films of the Year (Part 2!): The Girl Who Played with Fire / Flickan som lekte med elden, the film adaptation of second part of the Millenium Trilogy based on the books by the late Stieg Larsson, and it follows this years earlier release of following this years earlier release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Män som hatar kvinnor, hopefully we'll also get Part 3 this year as well! A more traditional summer wide release is Predators, which looks like it's going to be a fun action flick with a wild cast including Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne and Danny Trejo. Last up for wide releases this Friday is the animated, 3D and family flick Despicable Me featuring the voice talents of everyone from Steve Carell to Julie Andrews. To be honest, I can't quiet get what it's about other than possibly take over the world, which is always a good start.

Not out quite just yet is Disney's latest flick, The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel which has a mid-week releases next Wednesday July 14, 2010. It also has several midnight shows on Tuesday late night if you can't wait an extra moment to see it.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival
July 14 - 17, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday July 9, 2010 Releases

Act of Dishonour
Writer/Dir: Nelofer Pazira (Audition)
Cast: Marina Golbahari, Greg Bryk, Ben Campbell
Canada
Limited Release
No Official Website Found, IMDb Page, Trailer

Despicable Me
Dir: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud - feature film directorial debuts
Voices: Steve Carell, Jason Segal, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrve
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Girl Who Played with Fire / Flickan som lekte med elden
Dir: Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest / Luftslottet som sprängdes)
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist
Sweden/Denmark/Germany
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Kids Are All Right
Dir: Lisa Cholodenko (Laurel Canyon)
Cast: Annette Benning, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Mark Ruffalo
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Predators
Dir: Nimród Antal (Armored)
Cast: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Walter Goggins, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Oleg Taktarov
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Red Alert: The War Within
Dir: Anant Mahadevan (Anamika: The Untold Story)
Cast: Sunil Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Bhagyashree, Ashish Vidyarthi, Seema Biswas
India
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wild Grass
Dir: Alain Resnais (Not on the Lips / Pas sur la bouche, Mon oncle d'Amérique)
Cast: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos, Michel Vuillermoz, Edouard Baer
France/Italy
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

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
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 14, 2010**

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