Friday, 12 November 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 12, 2010!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 12, 2010!

In limited release this week we have lots of release to choose from including the stellar crime film with a family drama dark comedy punch Down Terrace - if you are in Toronto or Vancouver I would definitely recommend checking out it out this weekend. We also have the multiple BIFA nominated indie sciFi flick Monsters and the highly anticipated biopic 127 Hours starring James Franco as mountain climber Aron Ralston from director by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Sunshine). We also have two Thursday November 11, 2010 releases with the touching and gritting Irish film Kisses which follows two very young protagonists to see what life could be like out there on their own (see a see a selection from the Q&A from TIFF 2008 where director Lance Daly describes why he wanted to tell this story), and also out is I Wish I Knew / Hai shang chuan qi from director Jia Zhang-ke (Still Life, 24 City / Er Shi Si Cheng Ji) who has a unique and compelling storytelling style.

In wide release this week we have two literally explosive releases with science fiction/thriller Skyline that centres around the an ominous alien invasion and stars Eric Balfour ("Haven", "Six Feet Under") and Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as a veteran and new rail operators that work torwards stopping a runaway train. Yep. So last week - I wasn't overly interested in any of the films out but this week I want to see EVERYTHING! Funny how that happens.

Be sure to check out my daily coverage of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival at Movie Moxie this week during the festival.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

New Serbian Film Festival
See also Festival Facebook Page
November 11 - 14, 2010 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
Continues until November 13, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Continues until November 15, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday November 11, 2010 Releases

I Wish I Knew / Hai shang chuan qi
Dir: Jia Zhang-ke (Still Life, 24 City / Er Shi Si Cheng Ji)
Documentary
China
Limited Release
No Official Film Site or Trailer Found but clips can be seen here and see also the description from the TIFF site, IMDb Page

Kisses
Dir: Lance Daly
Cast: Shane Curry, Kelly O'Neill
Ireland
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday November 12, 2010 Releases

127 Hours
Dir: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Sunshine)
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara
USA/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Down Terrace
Dir: Ben Wheatley - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Michael Smiley, Gareth Tunley, Tony Way, Kerry Peacock
UK
Limited Release
Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

Monsters
Writer/Dir: Gareth Edwards - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Whitney Abel, Scoot McNairy
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Skyline
Dir: Colin Strause & Greg Strause (AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem)
Cast: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, David Zayas, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel
USA
Official website, IMDb Page, Trailer

Unstoppable (2010)
Dir: Tony Scott (The Taking of Pellum 1 2 3, Domino, Man on Fire, Top Gun)
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of November 12, 2010**

1 comment:

Suzie Ridler said...

Wow, Skyline is opening?!! Dang, I'd love to see that but Paranormal Activity 2 is still out here (shocking) so I have to go see it before it disappears. Thanks for the heads up though and yes, good weekend for movies!

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