Published May 13, 2011With Thor succeeding in both a critical and commercial capacity last weekend, the 2011 summer blockbuster season is starting off with a bang. But was this a one-off hit or will subsequent tent-pole summer releases follow in its footsteps? Read our take on the latest titles in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to find out if this week's batch has what it takes to create a trajectory.
First up, Legion director Scott Stewart is back with another religiously themed action movie starring Paul Bettany, only this one is based on the Korean graphic novel series of the same name, Priest (pictured). Our reviewer suggests that comedy is somehow involved in the film, but was this intentional? Read the review to find out.
For something more intentionally funny, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy star in raunchy female-centric comedy Bridesmaids, which is about, you know, bridesmaids. It's probably a safer, broader comedic bet than Francois Ozon's latest sly, satirical, frothy French comedy, Potiche, which finds trophy wife Catherine Deneuve taking the maternal approach to corporate management after her greedy capitalist husband has a heart attack and leaves her in charge.
On the serious dramatic front, we also have a review of Meet Monica Velour, which details the relationship between a 17-year-old geek and an over-the-hill porn star, and received the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence from our reviewer. But, if you're looking for something a little more cerebral, maybe Wendy & Lucy director Kelly Reichardt's latest effort, Meek's Cutoff, will hit the spot.
To read up on additional theatrical film reviews, check out the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.