Published Jan 14, 2011With last week's batch of new releases failing to knock December box office hits True Grit and Little Fockers out of the top two spots, the pressure is on this week's marquee titles to pay off. But are any of them good enough to get your butt into theatre seats? Read our take on them in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to find out.
It's been a while since Ron Howard tried his hand at comedy, instead waxing humourless with seeming prestige films that feature the likes of Tom Hanks and Russell Crowe. With The Dilemma he steps back into the genre, giving Vince Vaughn the titular plight when he learns that his best friend's wife is spreading it around. Our reviewer suggests that this is comedy with "a bit of heart," but is this a good thing? Read our review to find out.
Since there's apparently nothing more hilarious than outspoken "simple" men with a Peter Pan complex, The Green Hornet (pictured) hits multiplexes to spread its comic-book whimsy and big-budget action to viewers everywhere. With Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry behind the camera, this could be a step above the endless parade of movies featuring men in tights, or it could be a disaster. See the review to discover which it is.
If comedy and action aren't your things, we also have a review of Mike Leigh's latest dissection of class systems and social etiquette, Another Year, which boasts a much-buzzed-about performance from Leslie Manville as an aging, jittery and depressive alcoholic that leeches off her friends. Along with this, we have a review of another British import, London River, which tackles the sensitive subject of the London terror bombings through a tale of "prejudice, intolerance and acceptance."
Read these theatrical film reviews and more over at the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.