Friday, 25 February 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 25, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 25, 2011! Happy Oscar weekend to everyone with the big show on this Sunday night. Pretty dresses! Heartfelt speeches! And dual hosting of Anne Hathaway and James Franco. I know where I'll be... twittering through the show! If you need to job you memory of the noms, I've got the Oscar nominations right here and also the Spirit Award nominations which are on Saturday Night. Now, on the the new releases!

In limited release this week we have four films to choose from starting with Four Lions, which as far as I can tell is like gutsy political comedy, and I do love the poster for the film where they've just lined up quote upon quote upon quote which simply say "Funny". Gutsy, indeed! Continuing with the political theme we have Mooz-Lum, as well as the preparation for journey film Alamar / To the Sea and the highly acclaimed Of Gods and Men / Des Hommes et des dieux.

In wide release this week we have just three releases starting with Drive Angry (in 3D) that's looks like a supernatural/action road movie starring Nicolas Cage and William Fichtner, Hall Pass which features guys that get a one week 'hall pass' from their marriage promises and the Bollywood release of Tannu Weds Mannu.

Have a great Oscar weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Reel Artists Film Festival
Continues until February 27, 2011 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Continues until March 4, 2011 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

The Arbor
This month's selection for the monthly Doc Soup screening by Hot Docs is the highly acclaimed UK film centred on playwright Andrea Dunbar. The Arbor screens Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor, more info on the screening here.

Back to the 80's at TIFF Lightbox
Continues and this weeks 80s selection is: The Princess Bride playing Saturday February 26, 2011 at 2pm.

Friday February 25, 2011 Releases

Alamar / To the Sea
Writer/Dir: Pedro González-Rubio (Toro negro)
Cast: Jorge Machado, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín
Mexico
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Drive Angry
Dir: Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine (2009), Dracula 2000)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Four Lions
Dir: Chris Morris - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Hall Pass
Dirs: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly (Fever Pitch, Shallow Hal, There's Something About Mary)
Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Richard Jenkins, Christina Applegate, Alexandra Daddario, Stephen Merchant, Nicky Whelan
USA

Official Film Site
, IMDb Page, Trailer

Mooz-Lum
Writer/Dir: Qasim Basir - feature film directorial debute
Cast: Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Nia Long
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Of Gods and Men / Des Hommes et des dieux
Dir: Xavier Beauvois (The Young Lieutenant , To Mathieu)
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tannu Weds Mannu
Dir: Aanand Rai (Thodi Life Thoda Magic, Stranger)
Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal and Rajendra Gupta
India
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of February 25, 2011**

1 comment:

inMovies said...

The weekend will be buzzing with Oscar excitement! There's all the talk about winner predictions, but how about the chances for the biggest Oscar upsets?

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