Published Jun 22, 2012It's been a big week for movie releases, so whether you're looking for some blockbuster action, a thought-provoking documentary or some family-friendly fare, you're in luck. You can head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to see which of the films opening this weekend are worth checking out. Some of the highlights are below.
First off, the convergence of history and pop culture comes to a filmic head in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (pictured), the adaptation of Seth Graham-Smith's mash-up novel. The flick sees the American president pre-White House vanquishing the undead bloodsuckers responsible for his mother's death, while in Lorene Scafaria's comedy, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, finds Steve Carell staring opposite Keira Knightley as the pair brace themselves for the apocalypse.
In the 3-D animated picture Brave, Disney and Pixar team up again to tell the story of a Scottish princess on a quest to alter her fate, featuring the voicing talents of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly and more, and Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos uses allegory to explore the nature of totalitarian rule, and loss, in his latest film ALPS.
And the documentary 5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, offers a look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a Palestinian peasant, while Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass star in Your Sister's Sister, a rom-com that delves into issues of sibling rivalry and complicated relationships.
To read full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.