Thursday, 16 December 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday December 17, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday December 17, 2010! We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year with means getting to those last anticipated films and lots of awards centric films. This week the heat amps up with the Golden Globe nominations (see detailed list, list by film and nominations detailed and straight-up film list) and The King's Speech takes top honours with 7 nominations and I couldn't agree more with dishing out the love for it, it's one of those that I'm happy to see at this time of year and I even chatted about it on this weeks episode of the podcast. As we get to the tail end of the year, I'm starting to look ahead to 2011 and I'm curious to hear your views on what coverage you'd like to see here at Movie Moxie - if you have a moment, I'd love it if you'd fill out this survey and have your say!

In limited release this week we have only a few films includes one that's getting a fair amount of attention, Rabbit Hole which looks like a heart-wrenching drama starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest. A little more aligned to the holiday side of the season is Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale - an action/comedy/fantasy Christmas film from Europe that's playing this week at the Royal. Also out in limited release are the Thursday December 16, 2010 releases of I, Don Giovanni and one of my most anticipated films of the year, The Tempest from director Julie Taymour (Titus, Across the Universe) in a new adaptations of the Shakespearean play with Helen Mirren starring as Prospera and a compelling cast including Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond), Ben Whishaw (Bright Star) Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Alan Cummings and Felicity Jones.

In wide release this week we have another heavy hitter, literally, for awards season with The Fighter which is based on a true story of brothers involved in boxing and stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, directed by David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees). We also have TRON: Legacy, which is up there on my highly anticipated releases of the year and has had the oddest hype surrounding this year as a few months ago people seemed to be all excited and then recently started to turn cold. I'm still really excited for it though. Also out this week is the romcom How Do You Know and animated Yogi Bear.

We are also having some mid-week releases, which is great if you are trying to get your 2010 viewing in before the holidays begin. On Wednesday December 22, 2010 we'll see the Coen's Brother version of the western True Grit starring Jeff Bridges which I'm hoping I'll love, and we'll also see the release of holiday centric comedy of Little Fockers.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Thursday December 16, 2010

I, Don Giovanni
Dir: Carlos Saura (The 7th Day, Tango)
Cast: Lorenzo Balducci, Lino Guanciale, Emilia Verginelli
Italy/Spain
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Tempest (2010)
Dir: Julie Taymor (Titus, Across the Universe)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Whishaw, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Alan Cummings
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday December 17, 2010 Releases

The Fighter
Dir: David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

How Do You Know
Dir: James L. Brooks (Spanglish, As Good As It Gets, Broadcast News)
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Rabbit Hole
Dir: John Cameron Mitchell (Short Bus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Giancarlo Esposito, Sandra Oh
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Dir: Jalmari Helander - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Per Christian Ellefsen
Finland/Norway/France/Sweden
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

TRON: Legacy
Dir: Joseph Kosinski - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, James Frain, Beau Garrett
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Yogi Bear
Dir: Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008))
Voices: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller, Andrew Daly, Nathan Corddry
USA/New Zealand
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wednesday December 22, 2010 Releases

Little Fockers
Dir: Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant )
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Teri Polo, Barbra Streisand
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

True Grit (2010)
Dir: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of December 17, 2010**

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