Out This Week: 02 June 2016

One movie we can recommend on the last weekend before Ramadan.

The last weekend before Ramadan is usually doesn’t get any big releases, and apart from a big Bollywood film, this true for this year as well. Anyhow, we have a a romantic comedy, a romantic drama, and a big Bollywood slapstick comedy, and a B-thriller. So let’s check them out.

Me Before You

Me Before You Poster

Directed by: Thea Sharrock
With:  Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer
What is it about? A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
Heads Up: Fans of Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi aka Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones or/and the novel that this film is based on might show up to the cinema. I think you might wanna wait till it is shown on TV.

Go With Me

Directed by: Daniel Alfredson
With: Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Anthony Hopkins, and Ray Liotta
What is it about? An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord.
Heads Up: Considering the movie is from the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, there is a fair chance this may be a solid B-thriller. Which can also be a reason to not bother with the movie at all. Choose wisely.

Maggie’s Plan

Maggie's Plan Poster

Directed by: Rebecca Miller
With: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore
What is it about? Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.
Heads Up: From acclaimed director Rebbeca Miller, comes this romantic comedy which is getting a ton of praise. The cast is excellent and the premise while done before but intriguing never the less. If you are in doubt what to watch this weekend, this one might be the safest bet.

Rock The Kasbah

Directed by: Barry Levinson
With: Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson
What is it about? A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
Heads Up: Barry Levinson has touched the heights with Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, Sleepers, Wag the Dog… and now he reaches for the pits with a movie that has a Rotten Tomatoes score almost as bad as Adam Sandler‘s Grown Ups 2. Don’t let Bill Murray‘s face on the poster mislead you. Walk in to this movie at your own risk, and walk out as quickly as you can.

 Housefull 3

Housefull Poster

Directed by: Sajid-Farhad
With: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan , Riteish Deshmukh, and Nargis Fakhri
What is it about? A father doesn’t want his three daughters to get married. Now, it’s up to three men to try to and convince the father that they’re a good fit for his daughters.
Heads Up: From producer Sajid Nadiadwala (Heyy BabyyJaan-E-Mann: Let’s Fall in Love… Again) comes the 3rd film in the Housefull franchise; commercially successful yet critically savaged. I’d avoid it unless you are a fan of the predecessors.

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