Published Jun 03, 2011Another weekend has arrived, which means more movies to see. Not sure what to check out at the theatres first? Well, we here at Exclaim! have taken the guesswork out of it for you in this week's film roundup. Grab a seat and check out reviews on the latest films in our Recently Reviewed section.
Up first, and to many Marvel comic fans' delight, we have X-Men: First Class (pictured), directed by Matthew Vaughn. The movie is a prequel to the X-Men series, starting at what many would consider the beginning and returning to when Professor X was simply Charles Xavier and the very rough beginning of Magneto. But is X-Men: First Class worth the price of admission? Read our review and find out.
Off to Paris with Owen Wilson in this next flick, Midnight in Paris, which was directed by Woody Allen. The film follows the central theme of nostalgia in '20s Paris and features so-and-so Hollywood writer Gil Pender (Wilson) on a quest to become a legitimate writer by creating a great novel. He also has a supernatural ability to travel back to the '20s at the stroke of midnight, which allows him to mingle with the likes of Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) and others.
Next is director Jacob Tierney's Good Neighbours. This black comedy takes place in 1995 on the eve of the separatist referendum in Notre-Dame-de-Grace in Montreal. The movie follows the lives of three individuals: Louise (Emily Hampshire), a bored Chinese restaurant waitress fascinated with the murders that have been happening around town; Spencer (Scott Speedman), a sarcastic widower confined to a wheelchair; and Victor (Jay Baruchel), an elementary school teacher looking to find love.
Also out this weekend is The Princess of Montpensier, which is a 1662 Madame de La Fayette adaptation by director Bertrand Tavernier. The drama takes place during the Protestant/Catholic conflicts in France during the 16th century. Up last, but certainly not least, is The Four Time (Le Quattro Volte), which is getting its theatrical release this week. The film is a visual journey through the last days of a shepherd's life into his after life. The Four Time takes on a POV perspective journey as the shepherd's spirit travels into a newborn baby goat, a tree and a lump of coal.
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