Published Dec 23, 2011If you're thinking of spending some time at the cinema this holiday season, now's the perfect chance to catch some of the year's most anticipated films from some of Hollywood's biggest directors. Read full reviews of the following highlights over in Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.
First up is David Fincher's interpretation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Mara Rooney steals the show as the title character, while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross team up again for scoring duties. A film that will most likely be remembered come Oscar season, head out to see it for a thrilling watch.
Roman Polanski also delivers a new film this week entitled Carnage. It focuses on a single conversation between the parents of two children who've been in a schoolyard scuffle. John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet are the driving forces in this Exclaim!-approved flick.
In a more family friendly twist, Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo borders on cheesy at times, but will still warm the hearts of viewers with its touching story. Meanwhile, Wim Wenders busts out the 3D for Pina, a documentary about choreographer Pina Bausch. The creative use of technology to bring out a different visual interpretation of dance and movement will wow, but may be better suited to those with a particular interest in the artform.
Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks star in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, from director Stephen Daldry, which is a film about 9/11 that will undoubtedly be a tearjerker when it hits theatres on Christmas Day.
To round out the weekend's new flicks, Steven Spielberg has two new movies hitting the silver screen. First up, The Adventures of Tin Tin employs extremely realistic and unique animation in such a way that "the sheer vibrancy and entertainment value make it an absolute must-see for anyone looking to have a fully realized cinematic experience." Then there's Spielberg's War Horse, which is out on the 25th and as the title implies, tells the tale of a horse sold to the cavalry in WWI. It's been buzzed about for a while now, but will the film live up to the hype?
To read full reviews of these picks and more, head over to the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.