Get into the Long Weekend with Life As We Know It, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Howl and More in This Week's Film Roundup

Get into the Long Weekend with <i>Life As We Know It</i>, <i>It's Kind of a Funny Story</i>, <i>Howl</i> and More in This Week's Film Roundup
Happy Friday, everybody! Before you head off to your favourite cinema this weekend, make sure to head to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed motion section to find out what our writers have to say about the films released this week.

First, Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl pair up to form an odd couple forced to raise a baby together after the untimely death of their mutual married best friends. And do opposites attract in director Greg Berlanti's Life As We Know It? Read the review to find out.

Next, check out Zach Galifianakis's latest role, a paternal mental patient who helps a troubled young man in It's Kind of a Funny Story.

Then there's James Franco fleshing out the life and times of Allen Ginsberg in Howl, which tells the true story of the 1957 obscenity trial brought against Ginsberg and his book Howl, and Other Poems. If you're looking for something to take the kids to this weekend, read our review of director Randall Wallace's Secretariat, a story of an underdog race horse and the family who believes in him.

Documentary buffs will find our review of Return to El Salvador essential reading. The film, directed by Jamie Moffett, is a case study on the effects of globalization in El Salvador. And lastly, read our review of director Radu Mihaileanu's The Concert. The film is about post-communist Russia, the Bolshoi Theatre and a lowly janitor who dreams of reclaiming his former life as a master conductor for the Russian symphony.

Read reviews of these movies and more at our Recently Reviewed motion section.