Embrace the Weekend with Edge of Darkness, When In Rome and La Donation in This Week's Film Review Round-Up
Published Jan 29, 2010Thank goodness it's Friday. The next two days have already been reserved for sleeping in and taking in a new movie. Yet, if tying to find the right film to watch this weekend is proving to be a difficult task, head on over to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to see what theatres have to offer.
Director Martin Campbell's adaptation of the BBC television series Edge of Darkness debuts this weekend, starring Mel Gibson. The plot revolves around a detective who is on the hunt investigating his daughter's murder, all the while trying to uncover political conspiracies along the way. But if a Gibson action movie isn't your thing, check out the romantic comedy, directed by Mark Steven Johnson, When In Rome, starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. The flick follows a young woman to Rome, where she finds the "fountain of love."
In French-Canadian Bernard Emond's latest sensation, La Donation, the focus lies in the dehumanization of the public health care system. The film stars Elise Guibault and Jaques Godin and was awarded the Special Grand Prize of Youth Jury and the Don Quixote Award of the Locarno International Film Festival.
Lastly, check out the documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World, directed by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfehr. The follow-up film centres around two political activists posing as top executives for corporations they detest, setting out to unleash the greed and corruption that prevails over the world.
Make sure to check out all we've got in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed motion section.