Published May 22, 2009It's Friday, and with each new Friday arrives a fresh batch of films competing for your hard earned cash during these increasingly troubled times (remember: it's only an island if you look at it from the water!). As always, if you need a helping hand, or review, deciding what cinematic masterpiece deserves your financial support, Exclaim! has you covered. Our crack team of moviegoers endures more peril than Indian Jones in their quest for the secrets of, um, cinema, and their age combined is younger than Ford's.
When McG (he of Charlie's Angels derision) was announced as the director of the latest Terminator instalment (Terminator Salvation), people scoffed. When Christian Bale went on a rampage that turned viral sensation, people laughed awkwardly (and worried about the current Batman's sanity). But now that it's here, in all its giant robot, post-apocalyptic glory, you can draw your own conclusions (with our help, of course) by clicking here to see if Salvation lives up to Cameron's first two epics, or is more T3.
Brick is without a doubt one of the greatest, most under the radar movies ever made. It's noir tale placed in a high school universe, and language, was jaw droppingly awesome. Now, director Rian Johnson returns with follow-up The Brothers Bloom, ditching the high school setting, reining in the flights of linguistic fancy but maintaining the crime elements. Is it as amazing? Click here to find out.
The original Night at the Museum charmed children and (some) adults with its storybook world of museum displays coming to life and running amok to poor watchman Larry Daley's (Ben Stiller) dismay. Does Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian recapture the magic or just try to repeat the first's success? Click here to find out.
As well, we have reviews of Dance Flick by the newest generation of Wayans (yeah?), Jim Jarmusch's sullen take on sullen, The Limits of Control, the hot hunk on hunk action of Little Ashes and Rudo y Cursi (featuring Y Tu Mama Tambien co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna) and familial art house drama Serbis.