Late summer means many local theatres will be packed with smaller, independent films trying to capitalize on the waning days of the year's biggest movie-going season. Here, in brief are a trio of films opening in Canadian cinemas this weekend worth checking out: Ixcanul, Hooligan Sparrow, and Manhattan Night.
Toronto's streets will be flooded with movie lovers--and movie stars--this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star in the comic book reboot, X-Men: First Class; Owen Wilson stars in Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy, Midnight in Paris; plus a look at the dramedy, Submarine.
New releases this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Josh Brolin takes on a ruthless terrorist in the wild west comic book adaptation of Jonah Hex; Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley play with science in the horror film Splice; plus a look at How to Train Your Dragon and the Robocop Trilogy on Blu-ray.
Celebrate one of the most classic musicals of all time this week with the re-release of My Fair Lady on DVD, starring Audrey Hepburn as the one and only Eliza Doolittle. Also available this week, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in the caper The Brothers Bloom; Jack Black and Michael Cera go back in time for the lame comedy Year One; plus a quick look at the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-ray.
Opening in select theatres, Clint Eastwood's Changeling stars Angelina Jolie as a troubled mother, while Saw V arrives with much more blood and gore. Also out this weekend, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo co-star as conmen in The Brothers Bloom, the beautiful Anne Hathaway plays a therapist in Passengers, Pride and Glory has Edward Norton and Colin Farrell as brothers on the police force, and let's not forget about Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year.