Meeting Gorbachev is a dry, straightforward, and curiously unexceptional look at one of the most divisive and noteworthy world leaders in history, which would be fine if the documentary’s co-director and primary interviewer was anyone other than Werner Herzog.
Harry Potter fans bid their favorite hero goodbye this weekend as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II opens in theatres in 3D. Other new arrivals in theatres include Walt Disney’s animated Winnie the Pooh; and Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
It’s that time of year again. The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has revealed the full list of actors, stars, celebrities, and filmmakers expected at this year’s event, and once again it includes some of the biggest names in the world.
Spring has sprung, but the home video releases have dried up this week, with just two notable new titles arriving today; Werner Herzog‘s crime drama, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and the B-movie extravaganza, Bitch Slap.
Theatres are packed with new films this week, including the much drooled about vampire teen drama, The Twilight Saga: New Moon; Sandra Bullock‘s family film, The Blind Side; the festival favorite, and already critically acclaimed, Precious; plus the Werner Herzog film, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and the animated comedy, Planet 51.
This week at a theatre near you, Pixar’s little robot buddy Wall•E aims for the heart in a new animated adventure. Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy star in the action thriller Wanted. Plus, two documentaries open, one examining the Antarctic in Encounters at the End of the World, and the other has Ben Stein dealing with God and science.