Published Jul 17, 2009It's Friday again Exclaimers! And that means it's time for a little cinematic magic. So if you're still looking for that incantation to brighten up your day, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed Motion section, because we just might have that enchanted something you've been looking for.
This week marks the long-awaited return of boy wizard Harry Potter in the sixth instalment of the franchise: Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince. After being bumped from its November 2008 release date, the film has its fans brewing for some more mystical action, and it looks as if the gang has delivered once again. With director David Yates at the helm, the film delves into even darker territory in order to bring the story one step closer to the war between good and evil, and Harry's final confrontation with Lord Vol- sorry, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
The Stoning of Soraya M. takes a bleak look at the misogyny within Sharia law in a remote Iranian village, and while its intentions are noble, the film tries awfully hard to get its point across.
Enviro-doc The End of the Line investigates the state of the world's looming fishing crisis due to over-fishing and consumption.
Seraphine, a biopic of early 20th century painter Séraphine Louis, tries to connect the viewers to this naive character through her art. The winner of numerous French film awards, Seraphine might be the artistic release you've been trying to find.
And finally, we at Exclaim! highly recommend you check out (500) Days of Summer, the film that breaks the standard rom-com mould, as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel add a little hipster cool to show the rest of the crowd how it's really done.
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