Published Jul 27, 2012If you aren't able to flee the city this weekend, you might want to check out some of the newest movies to hit theatres for some temporary (and less expensive) escape. You can head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to get all the info you need on the week's best, and worst, films. Here's a few highlights.
To start off, some of the biggest names in hilarity team up for director Akiva Schaffer's latest addition to the bro-medy canon, The Watch (pictured). Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Johan Hill and Richard Ayoade, the film follows the exploits of a motley group of suburbanites acting as their community's neighbourhood watch.
Meanwhile, summer just wouldn't be summer without a new iteration of the Step Up series, featuring a new crop of dancers-turned-actors. Like last year's edition, Step Up: Revolution utilizes 3D technology to enhance the film's dance sequences, including an impressive number that serves as its dramatic climax.
Next up, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry follows the life of the titular architect and designer, as he attempts to expose realities hidden by the government in his Chinese homeland. Director Alison Klayman's documentary chronicles the activism of the man behind Beijing's Olympic stadium, including the immediate dangers he faces every day.
And finally, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance documents the rise of the Joffrey Ballet School, and the impact that its programmers, students and productions have had on the world of dance.
To read full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.