Friday, 1 October 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 1, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 1, 2010! Another busy week at the theatres this week with 13 releases, 4 film festival plus advance & special screenings. Wow. Busy times.

In limited release this week we have we have 3 documentaries to choose from including the Canadian doc Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, sport doc Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story and Waiting for 'Superman' which looks at the American public education system. We also have Woody Allen's latest with You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, gear up for horror during Halloween month with Hatchet II and get buried in a box with Ryan Reynolds in Buried which opens in limited release this week and expands wider October 8, 2010. Also in limited release as of September 30, 2010 is Bruce McDonald's latest with Trigger, a fantastic film starring Molly Parker and the late Tracey Wright as friends who reunite, reignite and walk down memory lane to their rock'n'roll days.

In wide release this week we have lots of big buzz films including Let Me In, based on the same book as the glorious 2008 Swedish Vampire film Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in, and this English language version is from Cloverfield director Matt Reeves and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz ((500) Days of Summer, Kick-Ass) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). The Social Network aka The Facebook Movie has been getting pretty much unanimous love, hoser comedy Fubar II returns avec part deux and more horror with Case 39 which follows a social worker hoping to save a girl from her family starring Renée Zellweger and Jodelle Ferland (Tideland, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse). I'm actually very exicted to see StreetDance 3D, our second 3D dance film of the year which pitches urban and ballet dancers to work together - gotta love the across the track-ness with dance as the unifying force! Plus the Bollywood release of Anjaana Anjanni rounds out our releases for the week.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Canadian Sport Film Festival
September 30 - October 2, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
September 30 - October 2, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indie Can Film Festival
Indie Can is a film festival that screens non-judged independent films
September 30 - October 2, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Palestine Film Festival
October 2 - 8, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screenings

Sons of Perdition
Monthly Doc Soup screening by Hot Docs
Wednesday October 6, 2010 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor

Troll 2 & Best Worst Movie Double Bill
Thursday October 7, 2010 at 9pm at various locations including Scotiabank, Queensway & Sheppard Grande
See more info here

Advance Screenings

A couple of sneak previews this week on Saturday October 2, 2010 including Life As We Know It at Scotiabank, Varsity & Queensway (check listings) and Secretariat at AMC Yonge & Dundas, Silvercity Yonge & Eglinton and Queensway (check listings).

Thursday September 30, 2010 Releases

Trigger
Dir: Bruce McDonald (This Movie Is Broken, Pontypool, Hard Core Logo, Dance Me Outside, Roadkill, Highway 61)
Cast: Tracey Wright, Molly Parker, Don McKeller, Sarah Polly, Callum Keith Rennie
Canada
Limited Release
IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday October 1, 2010 Releases

Anjaana Anjaani
Dir: Siddharth Anand (Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ta Ra Rum Pum)
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Pooja Kumar
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Buried
Dir: Rodrigo Cortés (Concursante)
Cast: Ryan Reynolds
Spain
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Case 39
Dir: Christian Alvart (Pandorum)
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Callum Keith Rennie
USA/Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Dir: Sturla Gunnarsson (Air India 182)
Documentary
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Fubar 2
Dir: Michael Dowse (Fubar, It's All Gone Pete Tong)
Cast: David Lawrence, Paul Spence, Gordon Skilling, Terra Hazelton
Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Hatchet II
Writer/Dir: Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen)
Cast: Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Parry Shen
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Dir: Peter Miller (A Class Apart)
Documentary
Canada/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Let Me In
Dir: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield)
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins
UK/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Social Network
Dir: David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

StreetDance 3D
Dir: Max Giwaand & Dania Pasquini - feature film directorial debuts
Cast: Rachel McDowell, Richard Winsor, Nichola Burley, Charlotte Rampling
UK
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Waiting for 'Superman'
Dir: Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Writer/Dir: Woody Allen (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point, Zelig, Manhattan, Annie Hall)
Cast: Gemma Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts
USA/Spain
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 October 1, 2010**

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