Friday, 8 June 2012

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 8, 2012

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 8, 2012!

In limited release this week we have 4 films to choose from starting with a 1983-set Canadian science fiction film Beyond the Black Rainbow which I am really curious about. We also have the stoner comedy High School which I saw a few years back at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 and I thought it was hilarious! Also out in limited release is the Indian political thriller Shanghai and Double Trouble a Beijing-set comedy starring Jaycee Chan and I could find a trailer for it I could not find any more information on the film!

In wide release this week we have Cosmopolis hot out of Cannes and was also our May Reading Selection for the Book to Film Club and the adaptation stars Robert Pattinson and is directed by David Cronenberg. Another exciting release of the week is Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus which I have been doing my very best to avoid spoilers for and in such recently revisited all four Alien films to keep my busy (see reviews here!) and am really looking forward to seeing the new one on the big screen. Last up for wide release is Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and although I've not seen any of the previous films the trailer for this one gets me, especially the zebra in an afro dancing at the circus. How could that not be fun?

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Canadian Sport Film Festival
June 7 - 9, 2012 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NXNE
See film program at NXNE here
June 11 - 17, 2012 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Japanese Film Festival

June 7 - 21, 2012 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Russian Film Festival (TRFF)
June 7 - 12, 2012 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Continues until June 10, 2012 at various locations in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Be sure to check out my coverage of the Worldwide Short Film Festival here at Movie Moxie next week during the festival.

Friday June 8, 2012 Releases

Beyond the Black Rainbow
Writer/Dir: Panos Cosmatos - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, Scott Hylands
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Cosmopolis
Dir: David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, The Brood, The Fly, Dead Ringers)
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel
Canada/France/Italy/Portugal
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Double Trouble
Dir: David Chang
Cast: Jaycee Chan, Xia Yu, Deng Jia Jia, Jessica C, Shoko
Limited Release
No Official Film Site or IMDb Page Found, Trailer

High School
Dir: John Stalberg
Cast: Matt Bush, Sean Marquette, Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Adhir Kalyan, Mykelti Williamson
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Dir: Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon and Tom McGrath
VoicesCast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Prometheus
Dir: Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Blade Runner)
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Benedict Wong
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Shanghai
Dir: Dibakar Banerjee (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!)
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Prasenjit Chatterjee
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 June 8, 2012**

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