Friday, 29 June 2012

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 29, 2012

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 29, 2012! Leading into this holiday weekend we have a whopping 8 films to choose from, plus the summer classic of Jaws playing at Lightbox and continuing the summer superhero rush with The Amazing Spider-Man out early next week.

In limited release this week we start with 2 documentaries to enjoy including Flamenco, Flamenco from director Carlos Saura who also brought us the dance film Fados and our second documentary is Town of Runners centred on a group of runners from Ethiopia. Our third limited release of the week is Dark Horse from director Todd Solondz (Life During Wartime) following love of late bloomers. Plus, if you are a fan of shark films and loved to be scared check out Jaws playing at Lightbox all week.

In wide release this week we have five films chose from and what better way to start Canada Day weekend thank with a Canadian film? The Canadian film of the week is most definitely Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Luke Kirby, and I think it looks very interesting. We also have Magic Mike from Steven Soderbergh starring Channing Tatum as a stripper, drama People Like Us starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks, comedy Ted starring Mark Whalberg and a teddy bear (who else is confused???) and Tyler Perry's latest with Madea's Witness Protection.

And after your weekend fun has come to a close, next week we have the mid-week release of The Amazing Spider-Man (in 3D) on Tuesday July 3, 2012. Superhero film bookending the North American holiday weekends. That's going to be a big pick for folks this week I'm sure.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Italian Contemporary Film Festival
Continues until July 1, 2012 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
June 27 - 30, 2012 at The Projection Booth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Korean Film Festival
Continues until July 1, 2012 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday June 29, 2012 Releases

Dark Horse
Writer/Dir: Todd Solondz (Happiness, Life During Wartime)
Cast: Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Jordan Gelber, Christopher Walken
USA
Limited Release
Film Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

Flamenco, Flamenco
writer/Dir: Carlos Saura (Salomé, Goya en Burdeos, Fados)
Documentary
Spain
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Magic Mike
Dir: Steven Soderbergh (Oceans 11, The Informant!, Che, Haywire)
Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

People Like Us (2012)
Dir: Alex Kurtzman - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass, Michelle Pfeiffer
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Take This Waltz
Writer/Dir: Sarah Polley (Away From Her)
Cast: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
Canada/Spain/Japan
Film Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

Ted
Dir: Seth MacFarlane - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Seth MacFarlane
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Town of Runners
Dir: Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown, Heavy Load)
Documentary
Ethiopia/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
Writer/Dir: Tyler Perry (Madea's Big Happy Family, For Colored Girls, Why Did I Get Married?)
Cast: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Romeo Miller, Tom Arnold, Doris Roberts, John Amos, Marla Gibbs
USA
Film Facebook Page, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tuesday July 3, 2012 Releases

The Amazing Spider-Man
Dir: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer)
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 29, 2012**

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