Published Jul 20, 2012Once again, this week's crop of new releases offers choices ranging from long-awaited superhero flicks to under-the-radar documentaries. If you're still unsure of which film to check out over the next few days, head over to our Recently Reviewed section to see which ones got the Exclaim! stamp of approval.
First up, director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises wraps up his trilogy following Gotham's deeply flawed, and consistently compelling, superhero. With four years since the last instalment of the series, the incomparable The Dark Knight, anticipation has been steadily mounting for the follow-up, so expect to see some packed theatres over its opening weekend.
Next, Trailer Park Boys director Mike Clattenburg delivers Moving Day, a comedy about a hapless Nova Scotian furniture mover and his blue-collar cohorts, while documentary First Position offers a look inside the demanding lives and schedules of several aspiring ballet dancers, competing for prizes and scholarships in the Youth America Grand Prix.
To wrap things up, Michael Winterbottom's Trishna revamps Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Ubervilles, transplanting the plot in modern-day Rajasthan and starring Freida Pinto as the titular heroine, and The Redemption of General Butt Naked shows the attempts made by former mass-murdering warlord Joshua Milton Blahyi to make amends for his numerous -- and horrifying -- crimes during the Liberian civil war.
To read full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.