Published Apr 19, 2013Trailers can be deceiving, so before you take a trip down to the cinema, read a review or two to make sure you're seeing something worthwhile. Below, find this week's highlights, and as always, head to our Recently Reviewed section to get a full listing of new release reviews.
If Earth was invaded by creatures, we scorched the planet to stop them, and then we had to clean everything and and start over, we'd be living Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion (pictured). In the film, Jack (Tom Cruise) and his partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are both on the clean-up crew and have had their memories wiped for security purposes. Everything is going fine, until Jack starts to question why they are so obedient and what he knows vs. what he has been told he knows.
Todd Berger's It's a Disaster is a comedy of manners about four couples at brunch who become trapped after hearing that dirty bombs have been dropped in the neighbourhood. Each couple fulfills a stereotypical role: the fighting married hosts, the hippies, the new couple, and the dramatic couple, and while the film isn't necessarily ground breaking, It's a Disaster is laugh-out-loud funny.
The events of Sean Garrity's My Awkward Sexual Adventure stem from lead Jordan Abrams (Jonas Chernick) being told he's boring in bed by his girlfriend (who then breaks up with him). To win her back, Jordan enlists the help of a sexual Yoda who can teach him the ways of pleasing a woman. The film earns its laughs, but the question is, does My Awkward Sexual Adventure achieve something more than your typical sex comedy?
Lastly, we have Wrong, Quentin Dupieux's follow-up to his misinterpreted film, Rubber. In the film, a string of peculiar events (like a palm tree becoming a pine tree over night, and the clock striking 7:60) are tied together while Dolph (Jack Plotnick) looks for his missing dog. In the film's reality, people don't die, and and they go to work even after being fired, and yet we get used to these these things and new rules only to have them taken away, which begs the question: what is the "normal" state?
These are just a few of the new releases that have hit theatres this week. Go to our Recently Reviewed section to take a look at some more reviews from this week.