Published Jul 13, 2012This week's selection of new films features plenty of variety, so whether you're looking for a great date movie, some family friendly viewing or a bit of light-hearted summer entertainment, there's something for you in theatres. You can check out some of the highlights below, and read up on the best movies hitting the screen this weekend in Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.
To start off, director Jonathan Demme focuses his lens on a Canadian icon (for the third time) in Neil Young Journeys, a doc featuring two of Young's performances at Massey Hall last year. Rife with solo renditions of classic tunes, interspersed with newer numbers, the film is a great a choice for both diehard and casual fans.
Next, yet another film franchise returns, as the furry trio at the centre of Ice Age: Continental Drift show up for a fourth round of animated antics, while Martin Donovan's Collaborator explores America's dichotomous nature in the story of a playwright temporarily retreating from the NYC theatre scene when his newest work tanks.
Meanwhile, the coming-of-age story gets a quirky makeover in Boy, Taika Waititi's tale of a kid growing up in New Zealand under the so-called care of his father, and Beasts of the Southern Wild takes a very different look at life on the bayou, as its young protagonist is forced to cope with an array of challenges in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
And lastly, Nancy Savoca delivers some dramatic comedy in Union Square, as two very different sisters find themselves living under the same roof.
To read full reviews of these film picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.