Published Sep 07, 2011From a kid-friendly alien flick to a short film about a lonely elderly woman, the reviews at Exclaim.ca this week span a wide variety of genres and hopefully offer something for everyone. Check out all the latest DVD and Blu-ray reviews in our Recently Reviewed section. Here are just a few of the highlights.
First up is the fantastically cast X-Men: First Class (pictured), which tells the stories of the young Prof. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Set in the 1960s, the film takes artistic advantage of the era and also features performances from Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and January Jones. Read the full review to see how the cast fared and to find out what the DVD extras have to offer.
Next is the family-friendly Disney flick Mars Needs Moms. Featuring the voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack, the film revolves around a kid rescuing his mother after she's abducted by martians. As implied in the film's title, Trollhunter is about a man that dedicates his days to searching for the mythical beasts. Our review discusses everything from CGI trolls to the sweeping Norwegian landscapes, and lets you know what's worth checking out from the DVD extras.
Switching to the horror genre, read about Eric Valette's Super Hybrid, starring a man-eating car. Read the review to find out if you can expect the scares to be genuine or laughable. Garnering an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, Non-Educated Delinquents explores the gritty realities of gang violence in 1970s Scotland. It depicts the downfall of "prodigy turned psychopath" John McGill from star pupil to brutal thug.
Also scooping up an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week is the set-in-Italy romantic drama Certified Copy. The film focuses on an ambiguous relationship between the two leads and the nature of authenticity. Read the full review to find out why this film works so well. We also have a review of a 15-minute short this week. Read about what Flavio Alves was able to capture with The Secret Friend in this short amount of time.
Finally, we've posted reviews for two episodes of the cult series Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Check out what Exclaim.ca has to say about Red Zone Cuba and The Unearthly.
To read these DVD and Blu-Ray reviews in full, plus more, check out the Recently Reviewed section of Exclaim.ca.