Friday, 14 January 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 14, 2011!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 14, 2011! Well the releases are still pretty impressive in this second Friday of January, it will be interesting to see how the weekend does especially considering the Golden Globes are this Sunday night. Anyone running out to catch a few more nominated films before the show? If you need a reminder on the nominations I got you covered - check out the detailed nominated film list here.

In limited release this week we have a few happy surprizes hitting theatres including the stellar South Korean crime drama Breathless / Ddongpari, which closed the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in 2009 (see selections from the very entertaining introduction and Q&A with writer/director/lead actor Yang Ik-June here) and if that isn't enough we also have the release of Mike Leigh's highly acclaimed Another Year starring Jim Broadbent. These are real treats given the time of year, that's for sure. We also have earlier releases from Thursday January 13, 2011 with Lightbox debuts of London River and documentary Nostalgia for the Light.

In wide release this week we have three releases starting with The Green Hornet, based on the 1960s TV series with this film version starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou and it's also our first 3D release of the year. We also have the comedy The Dilemma starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James and the comedies keep rolling as our last wide release is the Bollywood comedy Yamla Pagla Deewana.

Have a great weekend!


Special / Advance Screening

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance - January 20, 2011 at 7pm, various theatres
I don't know too much about the Japanese animated film other than it's part 2 in a series (part 3 is slated for 2012), and looks very science fiction-y. Find out information on ticketing here. The film opens at Canada Square on January 22, 2011.

Thursday January 13, 2011 Releases

London River
Dir: Rachid Bouchareb (Indigènes)
Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Francis Magee
Limited Release
Official Film Site and Trailer, IMDb Page

Nostalgia for the Light
Writer/Dir: Patricio Guzmán (Salvador Allende, The Pinochet Case)
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Film Clip

Friday January 14, 2011 Releases

Another Year
Writer/Dir: Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, Topsy-Turvy)
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman ,Peter Wight David Bradley
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Breathless / Ddongpari
Writer/Dir: Yang Ik-June
Cast: Yang Ik-June, Kim Kot-bi, Jeong Man-shik
South Korea
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, Asian Media Wiki, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Dilemma
Dir: Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind)
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Green Hornet
Dir: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind)
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Edward James Olmos
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Yamla Pagla Deewana
Dir: Samir Karnik (Vaada Raha... I Promise, Nanhe Jaisalmer: A Dream Come True)
Cast: Nafisa Ali, Emma Brown, Bobby Deol
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

*please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of January 14, 2011**

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