So what are you going to see this weekend? Chances are, nothing new. That's right, it's the New Year and the movie industry celebrates it by not releasing anything new for us to see. So we have to go see all those OLD films that are out. Which isn't such a bad thing considering how many films have been released recently, and of those films, how many of them are good. So take this weekend to yourself, and play some catch up. Or if you're lucky enough to live in a town with some limited releases, here's the brief rundown.
Defiance - (41% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Edward Zwick directs the extraordinary true story of three brothers managing to escape certain death in 1941 Eastern Europe, where the Jews are being massacred by the thousand. These three men take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star. Critical consensus tells us the film is professionally made but artistically uninspired, Ed Zwick's story of Jews surviving WWII in the Belarus Forrest lacks the emotional punch of the actual history.
Good - (21% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Viggo Mortensen stars in this World-War-II-era drama as a professor who is reluctant to join the Nazi party. As anti-Semitic feelings grow, he is forced to choose between his career and a Jewish friend. It's World War II Friday, and it appears as though critics are digging it. View at your own risk, I suppose.