Friday, 22 July 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 22, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 22, 2011! On my pre-birthday newsletter I feel like I should be sharing the wonderfulness of happily settling into my new home, finally having internet, making it out to the theatre for the first time this month (for Harry Potter, of course!) and more good stuff. But in all honesty it's 37 degrees Celcius out and I gotta get this to everyone hop, skip, quick and turn my computer off so it can cool down. I hope you enjoy the short & sweet style for this week.

In limited release this week we have four films to choose from, all of which are slices of real. That's right, each and every one of them is a documentary from biography-doc Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson to circus doc Circo to location doc The Last Mountain. Rounding out the four is the highly acclaimed Project Nim from Man on Wire director James Marsh, this time he takes on the subject of a chimpanzee raised as a human - and I've already heard people say that it's their favourite film of the year. That's pretty impressive!

In wide release this week we have two films to choose from and the biggie of the week has to be Captain America: First Avenger starring Chris Evans (Push, Sunshine) as a meek but determined young man that undergoes military experiment to become a superhero, directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman (2010), October Sky, Jumanji) and also stars Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones and Hayley Atwell. We also have the aptly titled Friends with Benefits starring Milas Kunis & Justin Timberlake, which I guess technically qualifies as a romantic comedy.

That's it for this week folks! Stay out of the heat!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Shinsedai Cinema Festival
The New Generation of Japanese Film Festival
Continues until July 24, 2011 at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday July 22, 2011 Releases

Captain America: First Avenger
Dir: Joe Johnston (The Wolfman (2010), October Sky, Jumanji)
Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Circo
Dir: Aaron Schock - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
Mexico/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson
Dir: Trish Dolman
Documentary
Canada
Limited Release
Official Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friends with Benefits
Dir: Will Gluck (Easy A, Fired Up!)
Cast: Mila Kunas, Justin Timberlake
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Last Mountain
Dir: Bill Haney (The Price of Sugar, A Life Among Whales)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Project Nim
Dir: James Marsh (Man on Wire).
Documentary
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of July 22, 2011**

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