Head Into the Long Weekend with 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'The Smurfs' in Our Film Roundup
Published Jul 29, 2011It is summer, and that means you're always looking for something to do with your time to get the most out of your long days and cool nights. Seeing a movie is always a great choice, and we have a bundle of films reviewed to aid you in deciding what you should spend your hard-earned cash on this long weekend. Check out our Recently Reviewed section to see what's new.
First up, we have The Smurfs. Everyone's favourite little blue people are forced into real-world Manhattan for what turns out to be a thrilling time for toddlers, and the easily amused. The next review is of Crazy, Stupid, Love, which stars Steve Carell and Julianne Moore, among others, in a rom-com about 40-somethings reentering the single world.
The next two movies share a trend, pitting extraterrestrials against a group of completely unrelated humans. Two such sci-fi action films were released this week, one being Cowboys & Aliens (pictured) which, as the name suggests, bands unsuspecting cowboys together against an alien horde. We also have a review of Attack the Block, which features a group of youthful British delinquents taking on, once again, an alien horde.
If aliens don't satisfy your movie-going need, then we have two existential dramas for you. Another Earth blends sci-fi with drama as it explores human experience in conjunction with a fictional and identical earth within our solar system. We also have a film by Quebecois director Stéphane Lafleur. Familiar Ground follows the lives of two siblings through the mundane actions of their day-to-day lives, while making viewers consider the complacency of living for the status quo.
Those who were interested in the previous two films may get a kick out of the documentary Life in a Day, which features the collaborations of individuals across the world submitting footage of their lives. The exploration of human individuality and life is sure to make you ponder.
We've also got a fresh review of a highly controversial and hotly anticipated music-documentary, Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, which was directed by actor/hip-hop lover Michael Rapaport. The documentary is perfect for fans of the group and features interviews with the likes of Common, the Beastie Boys, Questlove and a whole slew of legendary hip-hop icons who discuss the importance and eternal relevance of A Tribe Called Quest.
Read the full reviews of these films and many more at Exclaim.ca in the Recently Reviewed section.