Published Apr 11, 2014For many Canadians, it appears spring has finally sprung: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, even (what's left of) the grass is growing. Still, who in their right mind would want to go outside when there are so many great movies coming to theatres this weekend?
Before you brave the outdoors in search of your nearest Cineplex, take a look at our reviews of this week's new features, but don't forget to visit our Recently Reviewed section for coverage of even more new films.
Kicking things off is Draft Day, the long-awaited football flick from critically acclaimed director Ivan Reitman. Coming off a string of mediocre action films (Jack Ryan and 3 Days to Kill, I'm looking at you), Kevin Costner returns to the dramatic subgenre he does best: sports. But is this movie like the Seattle Seahawks (good), or an utterly disappointing piece of crap, like the Cleveland Browns (bad, and the team that this film focuses on)? Read on to find out.
Next, Jude Law does his best dirt bag impression (minus that time he slept with his children's nanny) in the cockney criminal caper Dom Hemingway, while first-time filmmaker Tom Berninger finds out what it takes to be a mopey rock star in the National-profiling tour documentary Mistaken for Strangers.
Finally, director Mike Flanagan takes a stab at the haunted antique horror genre with Oculus. But are there enough scares to keep hardcore horror fans interested? Click through to know.
Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews of other new releases.