Published Oct 02, 2009It's Friday again, and the smell of fresh popcorn is wafting once more into the nostrils of film lovers everywhere. So what are the movie must-sees this weekend? Let Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section give you a hand and guide the way.
First up is perennial shit-disturbing director Michael Moore, who returns to the cinema with his ambitious Capitalism: A Love Story, an attempt to delve into the fundamental problems with capitalism that he feels may have led to the global economic crisis.
Then Audrey Tautou stars as the young and enigmatic fashion designer in director Anne Fontaine's Coco Avant Chanel. As the title suggests, the film documents Chanel's life before her rise to fashion notoriety and accurately demonstrates the steely determination and opportunism of the entrepreneur, who is played by Tautou.
For younger hearts, there is of course the two-for-one Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Double Feature in Disney Digital 3-D. The classic movies that served to cement Pixar's name in the children's film industry are back in 3-D to remind viewers that it's possible for a movie designed to "please the whole family" to actually make good on that promise.
Also out is the latest film in a series of "zom-coms" released in the last few years. Director Reuben Fleischer's Zombieland is an enjoyable tale about an unlikely duo (Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg) caught in an amusement park with a horde of undead bent on eating their brains.
Finally, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It is hitting theatres today. The film is based around a Texas high-schooler (Ellen Page) who joins a women's roller derby team. Page is backed by a quality cast that includes SNL's Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis and, of course, Barrymore herself.