Head into the Long Weekend with 'The Heat,' 'White House Down,' 'My Brother the Devil' and More in Our Film Roundup
Published Jun 28, 2013The Canada Day long weekend may be upon us, but if watching fireworks and throwing down brews isn't really your thing, why not curl up in the cozy confines of your local cinema and see one of this week's new movies. We've taken a look at some of the films hitting theatres this week, but don't forget to head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on even more new releases.
First up, leading ladies Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy turn the buddy cop genre on its head in Paul Feig's The Heat (pictured). But is the Bridesmaids director able to generate as many laughs as his previous feature? Read on to find out.
Next, directorial newcomer Sally El Hosaini delivers gritty realism in the immigrant UK crime drama My Brother the Devil, while documentary filmmaker Matthew Cooke teaches viewers how to go from street pusher to crime lord in the thought-provoking How to Make Money Selling Drugs.
After that, Roland Emmerich creates his best flick since Independence Day with the brash summer blockbuster White House Down, which manages to not only be rarely boring, but fully cement leading man Channing Tatum as a bona fide action star.
Finally, acclaimed British filmmaker Paul Andrew Williams takes a break from creating exceedingly disturbing thrillers for the cutesy adult dramedy Unfinished Song, which tells the fanciful story of a glee club in a senior citizens home. But is the cutting-edge director able to breathe life into this generic cinematic staple? You'll have to click to see.
But that's not all the movies in theatres this week. Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on even more films.