Published Aug 10, 2012As the warm summer weather continues, so does a steady stream of highly anticipated summer flicks. You can head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to get our takes on the biggest titles hitting theatres this week, from blockbuster action franchises to star-studded comedies. Here are some of the highlights.
To start off, director Tony Gilroy takes on The Bourne Legacy (pictured), the fourth film in a series that started with the original Bourne trilogy. Starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, the film sees the pair dodging authorities, with the ever-present threat of the CIA looming.
Comedy heavyweights Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis square off as political opponents in the pseudo-satirical farce The Campaign, while Julie Delpy directs and stars in 2 Days in New York, as her character, Marion, works to keep her relationship with a new man, played by Chris Rock, afloat.
Meanwhile, Red Lights tells the story of a pair of physicists working to disprove the existence of paranormal activity, and the encounters they face in the process, and Compliance, inspired by a series of prank call scams, considers the depths to which people will stoop under the instructions of a so-called authority.
Next, the Finnish comedy Iron Sky attempts to find humour in a fictional Nazi space program, while Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st, raises difficult questions as it depicts a day in the life of a recovering drug addict.
And finally, earning an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, Malik Bendjelloul's documentary Searching for Sugar Man follows the director's attempts to track down a little-known guitarist whose music once inspired anti-apartheid groups in South Africa.
To read full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.