One Direction: This Is Us

Films in Brief: 2/16/14

Since all three of this week's major releases all press screened at the same night and time during the week, here now are our reviews of the smart and funny remake of About Last Night and the astoundingly and laughably awful Winter's Tale. Also, an explanation as to why we don't have new reviews for Endless Love or Gloria, we double back on last week's never press screened Vampire Academy, we a look at Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer, which was the only new film at the Bloor this week, a special sneak at The Bloor tonight, family day offerings at The Bloor and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and a look ahead to a Lightbox retrospective of some of Jean-Luc Godard's favourite Hollywood films starting on Thursday.

One Direction: This Is Us Review

As one might guess One Direction: This Is Us (from already noted sell-out documentarian Morgan Spurlock) is more of a commercial for the band's success aimed squarely at fans who will never once admit their dreamboats are manufactured. That's fine. As is the manufacture music. Those 3D musical numbers, though, still aren't any interesting thanks to a clear and distinct lack of stage presence.