The Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart and The White Ribbon Lead the Way in This Week's Film Review Round-Up
Published Jan 15, 2010Like ever Friday, new movies are hitting the theatre today so make sure to take a look at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed movie section, where we have write-ups on the latest flicks.
If laughs are what you're looking for this weekend, Canadian flick High Life may get your belly shaking. The film was adapted from Lee MacDougall's award-winning play about junkie robbers and stars Timothy Olyphant as the morphine-enthused protagonist.
Post-apocalyptic film, The Book of Eli, directed by the Hughes Brothers, stars Denzil Washington and Gary Oldman. Washington and only a few others have survived the unexplained disaster that has left earth almost desolate.
The Exclaim!-recommended Police, Adjective comes from Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu and was one of the breakout titles at this years Cannes Film Festival. Exclaim! also recommends The White Ribbon, the pre-WW1 epic directed by Michael Haneke that took the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes festival. The black and white film revolves around the children of a small town in Germany who come fact to face with sex and corruption.
Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones also makes its debut this weekend. Based on the 2002 bestseller by Alice Sebold, the film follows a 14-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered.
Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in Crazy Heart, a story about a hard-living country singer and the music journalist who tries to save him. And Jackie Chan is still kicking it in The Spy Next Door, which is about a former CIA agent who ends up having to fight off a Russian spy while babysitting.
For even more reviews, check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed movie section to see what's worthwhile.