The post apocalyptic sci-fi thriller I Am Mother looks like a work of art, but boasts a story that feels pulled straight from the remainder bin.
While plenty of films and stories have been crafted about families struggling to make the right logistical and emotional decisions when loved ones are in the throes of potentially terminal illness, writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature What They Had is one of the funniest, sincerest, most realistic, and best performed.
Opening this weekend in theatres: Matt Damon stars in Clint Eastwood’s emotional drama, Hereafter; Bruce Willis plays an aging CIA agent on the run for his life in the action-comedy, Red; plus a look at the drama Conviction, and Johnny Knoxville’s Jackass 3D.
The stars have been walking the red carpets this weekend for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and fans have been lining up for hours to get a glimpse.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray for February 2 include the horror comedy Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg; the drama, Amelia, with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere; plus the romantic drama Love Happens.
New this week at a theatre near you, Hilary Swank is the one-and-only Amelia Earhart in the drama, Amelia; in the animated adventure Astro Boy, Freddie Highmore voices a young, robotic hero as he tries to understand what role he has in the world; John C. Reilly stars as a vampire in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, the latest Saw movie debuts, and a look ahead at Michael Jackson – This Is It.
War and death are, perhaps, two of the greatest subjects in filmmaking, covered in many different ways since film was first created. This week on DVD, war takes centre stage in Shake Hands With the Devil, the real-life account of a Canadian solider charged with protecting peace in Rwanda, who is refused the power to make a difference. While death gets the funny treatment in P.S. I Love You, as a young woman tries to deal with the loss of her husband.