Friday, 29 July 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 29, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 29, 2011! It's another hot & sticky week here in Toronto and I know I'm tempted to cool off by swinging out to the theatre to check out the some films, especially as we have several summer science fiction options!

In limited release this week we have 2 acclaimed science fiction films hitting theatres including Sundance winner Another Earth and the UK block vs aliens film Attack the Block - which so many people I knew attended advance screenings and chatted about it on Twitter I thought it actually was released weeks ago! We also have the South Korean film Sunny / Sseo-ni and Canadian film Familiar Ground / En Terrains Connus from director Stéphane Lafleur is one that I have my eye on as I loved his film Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns. We also have 2 documentaries this week with Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and Life in a Day which is a unique social experiment to capture the day of day July 24, 2010 around the world. I'm quite curious about that one.

In wide release this week we have even more science fiction with the a western/sci-fi possible alien invasion mash up Cowboys & Aliens starring Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano and Keith Carradine; directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf) and popping on and off of screens is The Smurfs in 3D with the Smurfs hitting the city in the combo live action/animation comedy. Rounding out the wide releases is Crazy, Stupid, Love a romantic comedy/ensemble cast film which I only started to hear about this week (!) which the stellar cast of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and many more.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Friday July 29, 2011 Releases


Another Earth
Dir: Mike Cahill (Boxers and Ballerinas)
Cast: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Jordan Baker, Robin Lord Taylor, Flint Beverage
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Attack the Block
Writer/Dir: Joe Cornish - feature film directorial debut
Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Luke Treadaway
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Dir: Michael Rappaport - feature film directorial debut
Documentary on the band A Tribe Called Quest
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Cowboys & Aliens
Dir: Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Dir: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris)
Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Familiar Ground / En Terrains Connus
Writer/Dir: Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns) Cast: Francis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Michel Daigle
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Life in a Day
Dir: Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, The Eagle)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Film YouTube Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Smurfs
Dir: Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby-Doo (2002), Never Been Kissed)
Cast: Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Paul Reubens, Kenan Thompson
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Sunny / Sseo-ni
Writer/Dir: Hyeong-Cheol Kang (Speed Scandal)
Cast: Ho-jeong Yu, Sim Eun-Kyeong, Hee-kyung Jin
South Korea
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page,

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

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