Quell Your Vigilante Impulses with Sucker Punch, Certified Copy and Hobo with a Shotgun in This Week's Film Roundup
Published Mar 25, 2011This week, a man went on a shooting spree at a Taco Bell after learning that his cherished Beefy Crunch Burrito had been raised in price from $0.99 to $1.49. Now, had he just chilled out and watched a movie about a vigilante homeless man or one about a girl in a mental institution dancing and fantasizing about battling shogun warriors, he probably wouldn't be in jail right now for a seriously absurd crime. Of course, he, and you, can read about the latest cinematic releases in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.
Because it wouldn't be a true new release Friday without a visual effects extravaganza, Watchmen director Zack Snyder is back with another piece of eye candy, in the form of Sucker Punch (pictured), wherein sexy ladies have male fantasies. Also specifically appealing to the Y-chromosome is the feature-length expansion of the Canadian winner of the Grindhouse trailer contest, Hobo with a Shotgun.
For those looking to take the kiddies out for a matinee, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules hits theatres, appropriately detailing the shenanigans of the titular wimpy kid. Also taking the comedy route is A Matter of Size, wherein several obese men start up a sumo wrestling troupe for personal empowerment.
This weekend also brings two new dramedys, for those that like a little heart with their humour. One is Win Win, which features Paul Giamatti coping with the economic crisis, while the other is East Is East sequel West Is West, which finds the Khan clan in Pakistan learning valuable life lessons.
On the erudite front, the Abbas Kiarostami conversation drama, Certified Copy, earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence from our reviewer, while the Algerian independence drama Outside the Law did not.
Lastly, we have a review of the Brooklyn, NY-based '70s coming-of-age tale White Irish Drinkers, as well as the New Zealand documentary about yodelling lesbian twin sisters, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.
Read these theatrical film reviews and more over in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.