Published Sep 25, 2009The temperature may be cooling off and TIFF may have wrapped but that doesn't mean the first Friday of autumn isn't chock full of hot new theatrical releases. Be sure to check out our Recently Reviewed Motion section before checking out a film or two this weekend.
The biggest release this week has to be sci-fi thriller Surrogates, based on the graphic novel of the same name, in which socially isolated human beings live through replicas (or "surrogates") of themselves in the year 2017.
Equally chilling is the horrific sci-fi film Pandorum, whose director Christian Alvart has crafted what reviewer Scott Gray calls "a truly harrowing and surprisingly grounded picture with major potential for a serious cult following."
On a less serious note are two other releases this week, the first of which is the Nazi-zombie horror-comedy Dead Snow. The film is a tongue-in-cheek "what if?" story about a group of vacationing college students being attacked by the undead Nazis in Norway. The second comedy must-see this weekend is the anticipated continuation of the beloved showcase series about three trailer-trash misfits. We're of course talking about the Mike Clattenburg-directed Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, in which Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are released from prison and return to their old ways.