Friday, 15 October 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 15, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 15, 2010!

In limited release this week we have Clint Eastwood & Matt Damon teaming up again with Hereafter, a supernatural-vibed film with feel if being able to see what happens after death, we also have Conviction which is based on a true story of a brother & sister played by Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell when the sister puts herself through law school to work towards freeing her convicted brother and also out is the drama/romance Lovely, Still. Also in limited release is the rape/revenge redux I Spit on Your Grave (2010) as well as the Thursday October 14, 2010 release of Tales from the Golden Age.

In wide release this week we have the fantastic action/comedy Red (2010) starring Bruce Willis as a Retired Extremely Dangerous man who gets in a lot of action trouble and adventure and needs the help of his ragtag friends to get through it. We also have Nowhere Boy, a biopic chronicling the childhood of John Lennon. Stars Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) as John Lennon, from director by Sam Taylor Wood who directed the brilliant and award winning short Love You More. Also out is the thriller Stone, which following parole officer (Robert De Niro) inmate (Edward Norton) and his wife played by Milla Jovovich. The trailers got a bit of creepy misdirection and possible love triangle/fatal attraction thing going on. Last up for wide releases is Jackass 3, in 3D.

If you are looking to get into the horror-day spirit by listening to the latest episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast where I check out horror films as a genre in my continuing genre explorations.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Brazil Film Fest
October 21 - 24, 2010 at the The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Est Docs
Estonian Documentary Film Festival
October 15 - 22, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Macedonian Film Festival
October 16 - 17, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Moving Image Film Festival
This festival focus is to welcome fusion and clash of different genres and the experimentation of moving images
October 15 - 17, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Celebrating works of Indigenous peoples from around the world
October 20 - 24, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Planet in Focus Film Festival
International Environmental Film and Video Festival
Continues until October 17, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Spanish language film festival featuring dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries
Continues until October 16, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday October 14, 2010 Releases

Tales From the Golden Age
Dirs: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu and Ioana Uricaru
Romania/France
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Friday October 15, 2010 Releases

Conviction
Dir: Tony Goldwyn (Someone Like You..., A Walk on the Moon)
Cast: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher, Juliet Lewis.
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Hereafter
Dir: Clint Eastwood (Invictus, Gran Torino, The Changeling, Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter)
Cast: Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Frankie McLaren, George McLaren, Jay Mohr, Bryce Dallas Howard
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Dir: Steven R. Monroe (Complacent, House of 9, It Waits)
Cast: Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Jeff Branson, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Jackass 3D
Dir: Jeff Tremaine (Jackass: The Movie)
Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Steve O, Bam Margera, Jason “wee man” Acuna, Chris Pontu, Dave England, Preston Lacy
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Lovely, Still
Dir: Nicholas Fackler - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Nowhere Boy
Dir: Sam Taylor Wood - feature film directorial debut (short film Love You More)
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Thomas Sangster, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, Calum O'Toole, Jack McElhone
UK/Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Red (2010)
Dir: Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveller's Life, Flightplan)
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Stone (2010)
Dir: John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore)
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of October 15, 2010**

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