Published Feb 02, 2011It's Groundhog Day, which means absolutely nothing, but it could result in an endless loop of living the same day over and over again. If that's the case, you could either spend your days trying to get with Andie MacDowell or you could just chill out and catch up on all the movies you've been meaning to see. Here at Exclaim!, we can't help you get in bed with L'Oreal spokesmodels, but we do have reviews of the latest titles available for home viewing in our Recently Reviewed section.
On the popcorn entertainment front, Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman get their golden years action hero on in Red (pictured), which goes the route of comedic violence and rom-com shenanigans when a team of retired CIA operatives go back into the field following a mysterious assassination attempt. We also have a review of the third and final instalment of the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicks the Hornets' Nest, wherein tattooed and pierced heroine Lisbeth Salander confronts her father, half-brother and abusive psychiatrist with nail guns, sassy courtroom speeches and stilted exposition.
You also might want to check out the latest television on DVD, such as the fourth season of HBO's polygamy drama, Big Love. As Bill seeks political office, his three wives struggle with the idea of "coming out," which, of course, leads to an abundance of surreptitious behaviour, some grave-digging, excess inbreeding and graphic dismemberment in Mexico. Justified serves up a slightly more traditional concoction with Timothy Olyphant jumping back into the role of lawman, only this time taking on neo-Nazis and a hillbilly mafia instead of a misogynist Garret Dillahunt and sociopathic Gerald McRaney.
For something a little more arty and stylized, you might want to check out the latest from director Gaspar Noé, Enter the Void, where mortality is tackled in the most superficial sense with an abundance of Paz de la Huerta's breats and neon lights. Also tackling the sticky subject of mortality is Never Let Me Go, which received the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence from our reviewer and handles the subject with decidedly more depth and emotional complexity.
We also have reviews of the latest horror films lining video store shelves, such as controversial cult flick S&Man, low-budget French-Canadian werewolf film Hair of the Beast and the SyFy original schlock monster flick Sharktopus, which is about, well, a Sharktopus.
For more of these DVD releases and more, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.