Published Jul 08, 2011Sometimes there's nothing like the cinematic experience: the popcorn usually tastes better and the giant screen and surround sound can immerse you more completely in the film. If that sounds like a nice change from watching films with a plethora of distractions or an insufficiently large screen, then take a look at our Recently Reviewed section to get an idea of which films you should afford the effort.
First off, we have Horrible Bosses (pictured). If you've ever gone to work and had to endure a merciless boss, then you will definitely relate to the premise of the film. An all-star cast, including Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston, comes together to showcase just how bad some employers can be and just how far some workers are willing to go to deal with them.
But perhaps the self-deprecating humour of Kevin James is more your style. The Zookeeper finds lovable zoo employee Griffin Keyes looking to win his ex back and discovers that the animals he cares for have decided to help.
On a more serious note, Charlotte Gainsbourg offers up an inspiring performance in Julie Bertuccelli's The Tree. Some people deal with grief in ways that are evident externally, but then again, some people absorb it all and try to repress their emotions. The latter option is exhibited by Gainsbourg's mother-of-four character following the death of her husband. Check out our review to see how a giant fig tree fits into the equation.
This weekend also sees the release of a handful of inspiring documentaries. Acclaimed director Werner Herzog takes us back in time to explore France's Chauvet Cave in Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The film leads viewers on a 3D expedition of 30,000-year-old cave drawings, sharing their significance to our history and human development.
Journalism buffs will want to catch Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times. The film chronicles the changes that the news giant has had to adopt and provides insight into the future of the news industry.
Finally, members of Team Coco will be satisfied with getting a better look at the man behind the red hair. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop takes viewers along for O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour.
Read the full write-ups on these films and more in the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.