Published Dec 10, 2010With winter in full force and temperature's dropping, you might be looking for some indoor entertainment at your local cinema this weekend. But before you head out, make sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section for our take on the latest releases.
This week, the buzz surrounds the on screen pairing of oddball A-list celebrities Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's American studio debut, The Tourist (pictured). With such a high calibre of creative talent involved and the promising setup of a mysterious and beautiful Jolie manipulating a hapless tourist (Depp) into a web of mistaken identity and criminal intrigue throughout Venice, Italy, this movie seems like a sure thing -- or is it? Read our review to find out.
For something a little more family friendly and chock full of religious allegory, you might want to check out the third cinematic instalment of C.S. Lewis's popular Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This time out, the younger Pevensie children are on a quest to find the seven swords of seven banished lords. Read what our reviewer has to say about the lower budget, different director and constructing a cinematic narrative without a primary antagonist.
Lastly, we have a review of the critically acclaimed People's Choice Award winner at the Toronto International Film Festival, The King's Speech. Detailing the efforts by the Duke of York (Colin Firth) to overcome a speech impediment for a radio broadcast, this award-season contender is noted for its comic whimsy and Firth's "staggeringly compelling" performance.
Read these theatrical film reviews and more over at the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.