Published Aug 20, 2010A big pile of new film reviews has been posted today at Exclaim.ca for your reading pleasure, so click through to our Recently Reviewed motion section to see what's worth hitting up at the theatre this weekend.
First, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston star in The Switch, a romantic comedy directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck that's a step above the herd. The film is about a 40-year-old woman who turns to a sperm donor to become pregnant, but things get tricky when her best friend replaces her preferred sperm sample with his own. Next, director Susanna White's sequel Nanny McPhee Returns is as dark and funny as the original, even if it's a little too similar.
Lebanon is director Samuel Maoz's engrossing take on the country's invasion in 1982. The film combines gritty wartime realism with amped-up sound and visual effects, making for a powerful theatre experience. Next, Josh Appignanesi's The Infidel is a comedy based on religious tension, especially after the main character learns his son is about to marry a fundamentalist extremist.
Also out this weekend is director Erik White's comedy Lottery Ticket, which stars Bow Wow in a confused cautionary tale of a recent lottery winner's fall. Finally, zombie authority George A. Romero isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with Survival of the Dead, and it's fun as long as you don't take it too seriously.
Read the full reviews for these films and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed motion section.