Friday, 3 February 2012

Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 3, 2012

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday February 3, 2012! I'm so excited for this weeks releases, we are back up to our whopping number of films to enjoy with 11 coming to Toronto theatres; plus 2 of those are paranormal and tons are Canadian! It's a great week to be a film lover.

In limited release this week we have 6 films to enjoy and I'm delighted to see that we are getting the spooky film The Innkeepers out in release here in Toronto, it's a fantastic paranormal film that I had a chance to see at Toronto After Dark in 2011 and I just adored. I also shared videos from the Intro and Q&A with director Ti West from the screening at Toronto After Dark, but would strongly recommend only watching them after seeing it as they are very spoiler-heavy. This week is also a big week for Canadian release in limited releases as we have the quirky Canadian comedy Moon Point (hear my podcast review of Moon Point here) which I found to be a quirky & charming delight, the much anticipated Le Vendeur straight from Canada's Top Ten and is high on my to-see list, and we also have the Canadian documentary Inside Lara Roxx following adult film star Lara Roxx who contracted HIV very early in her career. Also out in limited release is Madonna's second turn in the director's chair with historical drama W./E. as well as the release of Mexican film Miss Bala bridging the challenges of an aspiring beauty queen amid a culture of crime.

In wide release this week we have 5 films to choose from and I can hardly contain my excitement for the release of The Woman in Black, a supernatural historical story following Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe of th Harry Potter series), a young lawyer to settle the affairs of an eccentric client after their passing and also a 2011 Movie Moxie Book to Film Club Selection. We also have the teen superpowers flick Chronicle, Canadian documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc and the based on a true story of trapped whales under ice film: Big Miracle. Also out in limited release is the Oscar nominated historical set Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close as a woman who poses as a man to survive in nineteenth century Ireland.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

The Great Digital Film Festival 2012
A selection of classic, cult and popular film shown in digital or High Definition including Serenity, Lost Boys, Spaceballs and so much more
February 3 - 9, 2012 at Cineplex theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday February 3, 2012 Releases

Albert Nobbs
Dir: Rodrigo Garcia
Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Janet McTeer, Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
UK/Ireland
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Big Miracle
Dir: Ken Kwapis (He's Just Not That Into You, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants)
Cast: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson
USA/UK
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Chronicle
Dir: Joshua Trank - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw, Michael Kelly
UK/USA
Official Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Innkeepers
Writer/Dir: Ti West
Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, George Riddle
USA
Limited Release
Official Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

Inside Lara Roxx
Dir: Mia Donovan
Documentary
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Miss Bala
Dir: Gerardo Naranjo (Voy a explotar, Malachance)
Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez and Irene Azuela
Mexico
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Moon Point
Dir: Sean Cisterna - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Nick McKinlay, Paula Brancati, Kyle Mac, Kristen Gutoskie
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Pink Ribbons, Inc
Dir: Léa Pool (The Blue Butterfly, Emporte-moi)
Documentary
Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Le Vendeur / The Salesman
Writer/Dir: Sébastien Pilote - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Gilbert Sicotte, Nathalie Cavezzali, Jérémy Tessier, Jean-Francois Boudreau, Pierre Leblanc
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

W./E.
Dir: Madonna (Filth & Wisdom)
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy, Oscar Isaac
UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Woman in Black **2011 Movie Moxie Book to Film Club Selection**
Dir: James Watkins (Eden Lake)
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White
UK/Canada/Sweden
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of February 3, 2012**

1 comment:

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