Friday, 6 May 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 6, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 6, 2011!

In limited release this week we have three releases, starting with POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold hot on the heels of being Hot Docs opening night film. We also have The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster and starring Mel Gibson as a man who communicates through a beaver hand puppet. Last up for limited releases is Even the Rain / También la lluvia a historical drama starring Gael García Bernal.

In wide release this week we have four releases to choose from and I know I'll first be setting my sights on Thor (#5 on my Most Anticipated Films of 2011) based on the comic book character and stars Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) and Natalie Portman, directed by Kenneth Branagh. We also have the The Bang Bang Club a historical film based on the true story of 4 photographers capture the final days of apartheid in South Africa, Jumping the Broom set around a wedding that merges two cross-town families of uptown & downtown. Our final wide release of the week is Something Borrowed, based on the book by Emily Giffin following a chronically single woman who falls for her best friends fiancé.

Be sure to also check out my Hot Docs coverage over at Movie Moxie which will continue throughout the festival.

Have a great Mother's Day weekend! Remember to call, see and hug your Mom!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Continues until May 8, 2011 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
May 7 - 15, 2011 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Russian Film Festival (TRFF)
May 11 - 15, 2011 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday May 6, 2011 Releases

The Bang Bang Club
Writer/Dir: Steven Silver (Diameter of the Bomb, The Last Just Man)
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Malin Akerman, Frank Rautenbach, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Russel Savadier
Canada/South Africa
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Beaver
Dir: Jodie Foster (Home for the Holidays, Little Man Tate)
Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Even the Rain / También la lluvia
Dir: Icíar Bollaín (Mataharis, Take My Eyes, Hola, ¿estás sola?)
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
Spain/France/Mexico
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Jumping the Broom
Dir: Salim Akil - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Valarie Pettiford
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Dir: Morgan Spurlock (Super Size me)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Something Borrowed
Dir: Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door, The Animal)
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey, John Krasinski
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Thor
Dir: Kenneth Branagh (Sleuth (2007), Hamlet (1996), Henry V (1989), Dead Again)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Skarsgård, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of May 6, 2011**

1 comment:

inMovies said...

Big excitement tonight over Thor! People have been waiting for tonight for a while. Will be interesting to see the box office results. And if Thor isn't your cup of tea, Beaver, although it is not a wide release, is one to keep in mind. Jodie Foster is brilliant.

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