Warm Up with 'Breaking Dawn,' 'The Descendents' and 'Happy Feet 2' in Our Film Roundup
Published Nov 18, 2011This weekend sees a seriously wide range of films opening, from one already attracting Oscar buzz to a family-friendly sequel to one that will have tweens swarming the theatres. Check out full reviews of the following highlights and more in the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.
First up is the fictional world of vampires and werewolves. The first part of the final Twilight instalment will no doubt have fans of Edward and/or Jacob lining up in droves as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (pictured) premieres.
George Clooney hasn't really left the big screen for any significant time, but he's back with The Descendents opening this week. He stars in the Alexander Payne-directed flick about a father coming to terms with the realities of single parenthood. Happy Feet 2 is also out, picking up where the dancing penguins left off in the original from 2006. But will it live up to the charm and technical greatness of the first one?
In the heart-wrenching tale of Luna the killer whale, Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit have essentially remade 2007's Saving Luna and acquired Ryan Reynolds as a narrator to tell the tale of the controversial and beloved orca whale off the coast of Vancouver in the new documentary The Whale.
To lighten the mood, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain captures the stand-up comedian's successful 2011 tour of the same, featuring jokes about Hollywood partying and his drug-addicted father. Finally, Jean-Marc Vallee delivers Cafe de Flore, a French-language film starring Vanessa Paradis as the single mother of a mentally handicapped child whose father left in favour of a beautiful blonde.
Check out reviews of all the aforementioned films, plus more, in the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.