Friday, 15 April 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 15, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 15, 2011. It's quite amazing that it feels like a 'quiet' week when we 'only' have 6 films in release! I guess that's what happens when you hit several 10+ release weeks in a row! Let's see what the options we have for new releases this week.

In limited release this week we have 4 releases and I'm most excited to share that the Oscar winning film In a Better World from director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding / Efter brylluppet) is hitting theatres. It won this year for best foreign film, and I've been very partial to Susanne Bier's work in the past so I can't wait to see this one. We also have the Canadian film Daydream Nation starring Kat Dennings and documentaries American: The Bill Hicks Story and Good Food, Bad Food.

In wide release this week we have the return of the self-reflective horror film franchise Scream 4 which drums up cast from original films and promises to break some new rules this time. Last up we have the pretty cute looking animated adventure film Rio following 2 birds, one domestic and one wild who are together the last of their kind.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Continues until April 17, 2011 in various locations Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday April 15, 2011 Releases

American: The Bill Hicks Story

Dir: Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas - feature film directorial debuts
Documentary
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Daydream Nation
Writer/Dir: Michael Goldbach - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Rachel Blanchard, Josh Lucas
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Good Food, Bad Food / Solutions locales pour un désordre global
Dir: Coline Serreau (Saint-Jacques... La Mecque, 18 ans après, 3 hommes et un couffin)
Documentary
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

In a Better World / Hævnen
Dir: Susanne Bier (After the Wedding / Efter brylluppet, Brødre, The Things We Lost in the Fire)
Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson, Ulrich Thomsen
Denmark/Sweden
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Rio
Dir: Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: The Meltdown)
Voices: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Leslie Mann
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Scream 4
Dir: Wes Craven (Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, My Soul to Take, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Deadly Friend)
Cast: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Hayden Panettiere
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 15, 2011**

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