Published Jun 17, 2011Anyone who's looking to hit the movie theatre this weekend's got a variety of films to choose from. Whether you're looking to see some faces that are familiar to the big screen, a director's debut, or even another superhero flick, you will be happy to know that there's something out there to suit your taste. But before you go spending your hard earned money on tickets, be sure to head over to our Recently Reviewed section to read up on some of the movies you can catch.
Jim Carrey is back in yet another bad-dad-turns-good family comedy, Mr. Popper's Penguins. This time around, it's a group of (you guessed it) cute little penguins that helps this business-minded character realize the error of his ways and finally understand that family is infinitely more important than a job. For another family-based film -- but with a lot less CGI and poop jokes -- we have Ewan McGregor's latest starring role in Beginners. In it, McGregor plays a man whose 73-year-old father has not only just begun to understand his own mortality, but has also just accepted his own homosexuality.
Now, on to a leading man that we've been seeing a whole lot of lately. Ryan Reynolds takes the starring role in Hollywood's latest attempt at tapping into the comic world with Green Lantern (pictured). Check out the review to find out how Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps stand up next to this year's other blockbuster superhero flicks.
Next, we have a couple of directors and their feature-length debuts. First, we take a look at Gavin Wiesen's The Art of Getting By. This classic coming-of-age tale centres itself on an artistic, but unmotivated, private school boy who gets messed up in an emotional love triangle. Our second debut comes from director Shawn Ku. His new film, Beautiful Boy, follows a couple whose marriage begins to fall apart after their son commits a mass murder/suicide at his college.
Read the full write-ups on these films and more in the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.