Wrap Up Summer with 'Our Idiot Brother,' 'The Debt' and 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' in Our Film Roundup
Published Aug 26, 2011As fall slowly creeps in, the months of summer blockbusters have come to an end. However, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fantastic films to check out this weekend. If you're wondering which flicks to head to the cinema for, head on over to our Recently Reviewed section. Here are some of the highlights.
First up is Paul Rudd's dynamic performance as Ned in Our Idiot Brother (pictured). The well-intentioned but perpetually naive Ned turns to his sisters after his misunderstanding with the law. Hilarity ensues as lifestyles clash.
If you fancy a comedy that's a bit less in your face then John Michael McDonagh's The Guard might be for you. The film is centred on the unassuming lifestyle of an Irish cop and the laughs that result from the introduction of an international FBI investigation. Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle team up in the film and help earn it the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
But perhaps you prefer something that offers some international espionage, in which case The Debt should cater nicely. Spanning two generations, the film tells the story of a trio of former secret agents and the mystery surrounding their post-WWII mission involving a Nazi war criminal.
Also released this week is the documentary Chasing Madoff. Focusing on financial manager Harry Markopolos's long journey to uncover the fraudulent ways of Wall Street's Bernie Madoff. There's Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War as well. Not quite a documentary based on true events, the film follows an American journalist, played by Rupert Friend, as he covers the 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia.
Finally, we have the spooky flick Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. A young girl moves into an old Victorian house with her father and his girlfriend, but as expected, things in the old home are not as they appear as the young girl becomes increasingly frightened by strange voices. Written and produced by Mexican horror master Guillermo Del Toro, read our review to see how this endeavour fares.
Read the full write-ups on these films and more in the Exclaim.ca Recently Reviewed section.