Published May 31, 2013Whether you like hyper-violent action films, the cream of the crop of Canadian indie, or just watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air run around in a pair of tights, there's something for everyone starting this weekend at your local cinema. We've taken a look at a handful of the new movies hitting theatres, but don't forget to head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on all of this week's new releases.
First up on the docket is After Earth (pictured), the new sci-fi family film from consistently disappointing auteur M. Night Shyamalan. Co-written by Will Smith, who stars in the feature alongside his son Jaden, could this space age action film be the one that improves Shyamalan''s suffering reputation? Read our review to find out.
Next up, Aaron Eckhart stars in the geo-political European action-thriller Erased, which offers just enough stylized sequences to move its humdrum plot along, while Ben Wheatly's cheeky crime-spree comedy Sightseers feels like an episode of The Office mashed up with Natural Born Killers.
Refreshingly unsentimental Canuck comedy Old Stock provides unpretentious laughs, while Anita Doron's The Lesser Blessed is able to transcend its own narrative limitations with impressionistic storytelling and a strong lyrical sensibility.
Finally, Julianne Moore plays a not-so-hot professor in The English Teacher. But does the award-winning actress find a way to make this mostly mediocre comedy feel like something more than just an extended Showtime trailer? You'll have to read on to know.
Of course, these aren't all the new movies coming to theatres this week. Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on even more films.