Get Reviews of 'Deadfall,' 'Playing for Keeps,' 'The End of Time' and More in This Week's Film Roundup
Published Dec 07, 2012With the world set to end in two weeks you're obviously going to want to see as many movies as possible, so you better know which ones are worth it and which ones you can forget. Check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to get access to our reviews of films coming to theatres this week. Also, don't forget this week's highlights below.
Starting things off is Stefan Ruzowitzky's Deadfall, which follows the story of a brother and sister duo, played by Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde, who are on the run after robbing a casino. Things especially get ugly when Bana's character, Addison, gets separated from Liza (Wilde) and runs through the snowy woods, where he performs various acts of violence to survive that push his mental state to its limits.
Also, Playing for Keeps, starring Gerard Butler, is out now. The film tells the story of a former professional soccer player who was sidelined due to an injury. Now jobless and in bad sorts with his landlord he attempts to reintegrate himself into the lives of his son and ex-wife after begrudgingly accepting the job of coaching his son's soccer team.
Next, for documentary fans is Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, looking at the tragic story of Jason Becker who was once seen as the next guitar virtuoso. After playing guitar for the metal band Cacophony, releasing a successful solo album and playing for David Lee Roth's band, the young prodigy was diagnosed with ALS, effectively putting an end to his promising musical career. However, despite how depressing this may sound, Becker's life is anything but sad.
Lastly, the latest from visionary Peter Mettler is The End of Time. This is a visually stunning and masterfully shot documentary that tackles one of the deepest philosophical questions, "What is time?"
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.