Friday, 11 November 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 11, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 11, 2011! Lots of 'm' mooooooooovies this week which makes me meander to keep using the term movie over film, which isn't even my preference! Also many historical films. Mmmmmmmmmmm. History.

Our limited release of the week include all 4 of our 'm' films plus the Bollywood release of Rockstar. The 'm-ness' includes with financial-crisis thriller Margin Call, Lars von Trier's science fiction/impending disaster film Melancholia, the historical/religious film The Mill and the Cross and the epic 4-hour long film Mysteries of Lisbon/Mistérios de Lisboa.

Our Wide release of the week include the sword & sandals 3D action flick Immortals from visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, The Cell), and I'm really hoping to catch that one as it's one of the film films left to come out on my most anticipated films of the year list! We also have the historical biopic J.Edgar, and rounding out the wide releases is the comedy Jack and Jill where Adam Sandler does double duty playing a brother/sister twins set.

Also be sure to check out my daily coverage of the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival here at Movie Moxie throughout the festival.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

European Union Film Festival
November 17 - 30, 2011 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
November 4 - 12, 2011 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival
November 11 - 13, 2011 at Casa Do Alentejo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
November 8 - 13, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 18-19, 2011 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Special Screenings

The Fly
25th Anniversary screening of the David Cronenberg transformation science fiction/horro film is the monthly selection for Cinemacabre Movie Nights presented by Rue Morgue, and after spending a whole week at Toronto Underground Cinema for Toronto After Dark in October I realized I haven't been to one of these screenings for a while so I think I'm going to try and make it out to the goey & gruesome film. It plays on Thursday November 17, 2011 at 9:30 at Toronto Underground Cinema

Prosecutor
This documentary follows the first several cases in the International Criminal Court.
Screens at the Isabel Bader Theatre on Monday November 14, 2011 at 6:30pm and will include live conversation with its subject, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Check out more information over at the NFB website including the trailer

Friday November 11, 2011 Releases

Immortals
Dir: Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall)
Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, John Hurt, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Luke Evans, Freida Pinto
USA0
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

J.Edgar
Dir: Clint Eastwood (Hereafter, Invictus, Gran Torino, The Changeling, Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Jack and Jill
Dir: Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Margin Call
Writer/Dir: J.C. Chandor - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Melancholia
Writer/Dir: Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Breaking the Waves, Dogville)
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård,Charlotte Rampling, Jesper Christensen, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier
Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Mill and The Cross
Dir: Lech Majewski (Glass Lips, Metaphysics, Angelus)
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Ramplings, Michael York
Sweden/Poland
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Mysteries of Lisbon / Mistérios de Lisboa
Dir: Raúl Ruiz
Cast: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira
Portugal/France
Limited Release - TIFF Bell Lightbox
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer, Tickets

Rockstar
Writer/Dir: Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met)
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shikha Jain
India
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 November 11, 2011**

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