Friday, 26 August 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 26, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 26, 2011! I know many of us are deep in the trenches of scheduling out TIFF plans for the year, but we still have a packed Friday full of interesting releases hitting theatres this weekend.

In limited release this week we have 3 films to choose from and I have my eye of the Irish comedy The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson as an Irish cop and Don Cheadle and an FBI agent who have to team up against their will - funny how many cop films have this premise, and each and every time I want to see them! We also have the war drama 5 Days of War starring Rupert Friend, Andy Garcia & Val Kilmer and the documentary Chasing Madoff.

In wide release this week we have 4 releases including supernatural horror flick Don't Be Afraid of the Dark starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, directed by Troy Nixey ("Latchkey's Lament") and produced by Guillermo del Toro and keeping the tension high we have the vengeance/action film Columbiana starring Zoe Saldana (The Losers) stars as a hitwoman. We also have the telling it then-and-now film The Debt with the story of three secret agents and a look back at their assignment from the 60's and this one has a stellar cast including Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson & Jesper Christensen. Wow. Last up for wide releases is the Paul Rudd comedy Our Idiot Brother, also starring Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer.

Columbiana
Also stars Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Michael Vartan and Cliff Curtis; directed by Oliver Megaton (Transporter 3).
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Fan Expo

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Fan Expo
Horror, Gaming, Anime, Comic Book & Sci Fi Expos
August 24 - 28, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday August 26, 2011 Releases

5 Days of War
Dir: Renny Harlin (Twelve Rounds, The Covenant )
Cast: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer
USA
Limited Releases
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Chasing Madoff
Dir: Jeff Prosserman - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
USA/Canada
Limited Releases
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Columbiana
Dir: Oliver Megaton (Transporter 3)
Cast: Zoe Saldana, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Michael Vartan,Cliff Curtis
USA/France
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Debt (2011)
Dir: John Madden (Killshot, Proof (2005), Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Shakespeare in Love)
Cast: Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jesper Christensen
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
Dir: Troy Nixey ("Latchkey's Lament")
Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson
USA/Australia/Mexico
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Guard (2011)
Writer/Dir: John Michael McDonagh - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan
Ireland
Limited Releases
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Our Idiot Brother
Dir: Jesse Peretz (The Château & First Love, Last Rites)
Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones, Hugh Dancy, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of August 26, 2011**

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I don't know if you have already seen this film or will but I watched an interesting vampire film recently and wanted to recommend it to you. The English title is We Are the Night, but it is a German language film. It is about an all female vampire group and what happens when a new member joins. I didn't think it was a fantastic film but it was good and interesting as I had not seen this sort of all female troop of vampires in a film before.

The imdb details & trailer:
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1079876889/


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