Published Mar 18, 2011While nursing a hangover from St. Patrick's Day festivities, you might be thinking of doing something a little more low-key with your Friday night, or at least something that doesn't involve green beer. And what's more low-key than passively watching a movie at the local Cineplex, aside from lying on your couch? Here at Exclaim!, we have reviews of the latest releases in our Recently Reviewed section, should you choose to leave your house.
First up, Bradley Cooper -- a modern day Freddie Prinze, Jr. -- headlines the overly stylized indulgence thriller Limitless, wherein a new super-drug gives him access to previously unused portions of his brain. But is the film as intelligent as its protagonist is intended to be? Read our review to find out.
We also have a review of crass, referential alien comedy Paul, which features Shaun of the Dead duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost running from the law with a potty-mouthed alien whose genitalia is on the back of his neck. For something decidedly more serious, Matthew McConaughey's new legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, might appeal.
On the female empowerment and coming-of-age front, Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Jane Eyre, gets the theatrical treatment, featuring Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska as the titular, willful protagonist. Jumping over to Germany, When We Leave follows a Turkish woman (Head-On star Sibel Kekilli) and her son as they struggle with the judgment of traditionalist family after she leaves her abusive husband.
For something a little more Canadian, we have reviews of Katrin Bowen's campy exploration of fleeting celebrity, Amazon Falls, as well as Tara Johns's exploration of female adolescence, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.
Jumping across an ocean or two, the latest Jee-woon Kim freak show, I Saw the Devil hits theatres, as does the contemplative Chadian import A Screaming Man.
Read these theatrical film reviews and more over in the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.