Published Nov 26, 2010If you're planning a trip to the cinema in between your pre-Christmas shopping, make sure you drop by the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to check out this week's hits and misses at the theatre.
First up, George Tillman Jr., the director who gave us the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, is back with Faster, starring Dwayne Johnson (formerly known as WWE's the Rock) as a newly minted ex-con who immediately starts knocking people off of his hit list with a scuzzy cop (Billy Bob Thorton) on his tail. Read our review to find out why we thought Johnson's nuanced performance was one of the best aspects of the film.
Next, read our verdict on Burlesque, a musical film about a small town girl (Christina Aguilera) who discovers her hidden talents as a performer with the help of a down-and-out burlesque club owner (Cher).
In Christmas movies, find out what happens when director Andrei Konchalovsky takes the Nutcracker, turns it into a movie about the Holocaust, adds Albert Einstein to the story and makes the whole thing 3D by reading out our review of The Nutcracker in 3-D. Next, find out what we think of Cool It, an environmental documentary that casts itself as a rebuttal to Al Gore's 2006 doc, An Inconvenient Truth.
Also, find out what we have to say about Tangled, based on the story of Rapunzel. Produced by Disney, the film's look is intended to be a compromise between the studio's traditional animation style that we grew up with and today's popular CGI methods. Last, check out our review of Vision, which tells the true story of a 12th century Benedictine nun who also happened to be a brilliant polymath and one of the world's first female rebels.
Read these film reviews and more over at the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.