Friday, 29 April 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 29, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 29, 2011! It's a quiet week as we only 5 films in release, and and that used to be a pretty normal number of releases but this year it feels like it's usually in the 10 films range. So many films to choose from. We also have Hot Docs kicking in to gear, bringing us 199 documentary films to choose from over the next week and a bit. I'll be covering the festival at Movie Moxie, be sure to stop by and check it out.

In limited release this week we have just one release with The Conspirator, a dramatization of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a woman charged with conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. The film also stars James McAvoy and is directed by Robert Redford.

In wide release this week we have four films to choose from, starting with one that I'm actually a little embarrassed to admit it but I'm really looking forward to it: Fast Five. Yep. The fifth in the Fast and the Furious the series that features with fast cars, small clothing, a reprisal cast of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster plus new addition of Dwayne Johnson (Faster). We also have the Disney film Prom (was I the only one that thought it was a doc? ), which seems like it shows the chastest prom ever, although looks very cute nonetheless. We also have animated sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil and Bollywood release of Chalo Dilli.

Be sure to check out my Hot Docs previews (overview, reviews of Superheroes, Family Instinct, At Night They Dance and A Simply Rhythm, Imagining Emanuel and The Future is Now!) and swing on by Movie Moxie for coverage throughout the festival.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
April 28 - May 8, 2011 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday April 29, 2011 Releases

Chalo Dilli
Dir: Shashant Shah (Dasvidaniya)
Cast: Lara Dutta, Yana Gupta, Akshay Kumar
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Conspirator
Dir: Robert Redford (Lions for Lambs, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Quiz Show)
Cast: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Johnny Simmons, Danny Huston
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Fast Five
Dir: Justin Lin (Finishing the Game)
Cast: Vin Diesel , Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Dir: Mike Disa (Dead Space: Aftermath)
Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, David Andy Dick, Brad Garrett, Patrick Warburton
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White)
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, De’Vaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Kylie Bunbury, Nicholas Braun, Jared Kusnitz, Jonathan Keltz
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 29, 2011**


inMovies said...

Don’t be ashamed about Fast Five, the cast alone is enough reason to gush over. Will for sure be checking back to read more about Hot Docs!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Phew, sounds like I'm vindicated and in good company. :)

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