Friday, 29 October 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 29, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 29, 2010! This is one of the few times I'm coming to you from another part of the globe - I'm in San Francisco! Rice a roni! Streetcars! And most importantly my brother's wedding! It's gonna rock.*

In limited release this week we have the new UK comedy Tamara Drewe along with Handsome Harry and for the documentary fans today we have Inside Job today as well as the much loved documentary comedy Winnebago Man which opened on Thursday Oct 28, 2010 at the Lightbox. More limited release titles for Oct 29, 2010 include Aftershock and documentaries Best Worst Movie and You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo.

In wide release this week we have to completely differently veined film choices for you holiday weekend. My pick would definitely be The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest / Luftslottet som sprängdes, the third and final film in the Millenium / Men Who Hate Women trilogy and again stars Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander & Michael Nyqvist and Mikael Blomkvist, and is directed by Daniel Alfredson (who directed part 2 The Girl Who Played with Fire / Flickan som lekte med elden), and completes the saga that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Män som hatar kvinnor. We also have Saw 3D. You saw this one coming didn't you? The puzzle of all puzzles. The Saw's of all Saw's. The seventh Saw. Can you believe we've had 6 of them already? One of year since the original back Saw in 2004. So of course it's in 3D and coming out just before Halloween. And it's apparently the last one - but we've heard that before, haven't we?

Looking for scary film recommendations? There are tons a plenty over at my most recent episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast were I take on the supernatural as a film genre. Check it out here.

Have a great Halloween weekend!

Shannon

Special screenings

Halloween weekend at the Lightbox Oct 29 & 30, 2010
A fantastic selection of late night scares and dares come out to play with screenings of Dog Soldiers, The House of the Devil, S&M Man and The Loved Ones along with a Planet of the Vampires & Alien double bill. I highly recommend checking out some of these films, in particular The Loved Ones -it's messed up in all the right ways.
See more information on the screenings see here.

LENNONYC (dir: Michael Epstein), documentary centred on John Lennon, Yoko Ono and son Sean during the 1970s in New York City. LENNONYC screens on Wednesday November 3, 2010 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor as a part of the monthly Doc Soup screening series by Hot Docs. Check here for more information.

Festival Watch

International Diaspora Film Festival
October 28 - November 6, 2010 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Regent Park Film Festival
A free event with complimentary childcare
November 3 - 6, 2010 at Lord Dufferin Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday October 28, 2010 Releases

Winnebago Man
Dir: Ben Steinbauer - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Friday October 29, 2010 Releases

Aftershock / Tangshan dadizhen
Dir: Xiaogang Feng (The Banquet, A World Without Thieves, The Dream Factory)
Cast: Jingchu Zhang, Daoming Chen, Chen Li, Fan Xu, Yi Lu
China
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Best Worst Movie
Dir: Michael Paul Stevenson
Documentary with a 'where are they now' vibe on the people involved as well as the fans of the cult classic film Troll 2
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

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

Handsome Harry
Dir: Bette Gordon (Luminous Motion, Empty Suitcases)
Cast: Jamie Sheridon, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn
Limited Release
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Inside Job
Dir: Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Saw 3D
Dir: Kevin Greutert (Saw VI)
Cast: Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Gina Holden, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor, Dean Armstrong, Chad Donella
Canada/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tamara Drewe
Dir: Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things, High Fidelity)
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Bill Camp
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo
Dir: Luc Côté & Patricio Henriquez - feature film directorial debuts
Documentary
Australia/Canada/UK
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 29, 2010**

For this issue only will be estimated releases, to be revised to reflect any additional releases. Revised to include all releases.

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