Published May 17, 2013The long weekend is here, so treat yourself to a weekend spent in the cozy, air-conditioned confines of your local theatre. We take a close look at some of the new films hitting theatres this week, but don't forget to head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on all of this week's newest releases.
First up is Star Trek Into Darkness (pictured), the hyped-up sequel to director J.J. Abrams' 2009 silver screen reboot. But can newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch save this faltering franchise before it plunges into mediocrity? Read on to find out.
Next up is the Matthew McConaughey drama Mud, which finds director Jeff Nichols maturing as a filmmaker by "capturing worldly disappointment and self-doubt with wonderful sagacity" in this lyrical coming-of-age story.
One-time music video director Michel Gondry returns with the colourful, '90s hip-hop-inspired The We and the I, while directors Sandra Feldman and Colin Carter could have spent a little more time injecting personality into the mostly unfunny Please Kill Mr. Know It All.
And finally, Ray Liotta and Michael Shannon star in Iceman, the true story of Polish assassin Richard Kuklinski. But is there more to this Ariel Vromen gangster film than just a pair of high profile actors? You'll have to click through to find out.
Of course, those aren't all the movies in theatres this week. Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on even more films.