Get Set for the Movies with Jackass 3-D, Conviction, Stone and More in This Week's Film Roundup
Published Oct 15, 2010It's Friday and we have a collection of reviews to help you with your deliberations over which film to see this weekend. So hop on over to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section and find out which movies will keep you rapt at the edge of your seat.
First, check out what we have to say about Jackass 3-D, the third film in Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O's antic-filled Jackass franchise. Next, Hillary Swank is back as a working-class woman who is so convinced of her brother's (Sam Rockwell) innocence that she puts herself through law school in order to challenge his wrongful imprisonment in Conviction.
Then we have two films that will satisfy your thirst for tour de force performances. First there is Red, which stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Brian Cox as a retired team of CIA agents who have reunited to foil an assassination plot. Second, a corn-rowed Edward Norton shares the screen with Robert DeNiro in Stone, directed by John Curran. DeNiro plays a retirement-ready parole officer with one last case, that of Gerald Creeson (Norton), who is in prison for murdering his grandparents and setting their house on fire.
We've also reviewed I Spit on Your Grave, a remake of the film by the same name that Roger Ebert famously called the "worst he'd ever seen." Is Steven R. Monroe's film a redemptive tale of feminist revenge or simply vicarious violent entertainment? And Clint Eastwood is back in the director's chair with the film Hereafter, starring Matt Damon, Cecile de France and Frankie and George McClaren as strangers who's lives inevitably intertwine over their own experiences with death and what comes next.
Lastly, be sure to check out what we think of Aaron Johnson's performance as a teenage John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, a film that tells the tale of the rock legend's formative years.
Read reviews of these movies and more at our Recently Reviewed motion section.