This week at the video store we look at the much lauded Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar, the cult smash The Raid: Redemption, a look at the life of Bob Marley, the third season of Community, Ewan McGregor inSalmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Christian Bale in the Chinese film The Flowers of War.
We take a look back at the winners and losers of the first quarter of 2012 in the world of film.
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen slides into screens this week with one of the most uninspiring titles for a major release in years, but at least this movie does exactly what it says on the box. Admittedly, there are a handful of sweet and funny little moments as well as some nice performances from, but the film is ultimately about, well, salmon fishing in Yemen. It's not exactly riveting subject matter. Sure assassinations, wartime tragedy, liberal doses of verbal sparring, and some gentle romance are woven in, but ultimately the movie is about the magical healing powers of fishing.