Out This Week: 02 May 2019

Some smaller movies to fill the weekend while Avengers: Endgame continues its run.

Even though Avengers: Endgame has been out for more than a week now, it still is the juggernaut that is “hulk-smashing” all records, and nobody is daring to face it. So only a few films are coming out this weekend, mainly shelved and smaller releases. Let’s see what’s in store for us this weekend.

A Vigilante

Directed by: Sarah Daggar-Nickson
With: Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, and Kyle Catlett
What is it about: A vigilante helps victims escape their domestic abusers.
Heads Up: A small film about a woman finding her strength to fight back against domestic abusers. Think of it as Enough meets The Brave One, only this film is getting rave reviews these previous two films could have only dreamt of. These reviews are all praises toward Olivia Wilde for a career best performance. I am in for this one.

The Intruder

Directed by: Deon Taylor
With: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid
What is it about: A young married couple buy a beautiful house on several acres of land only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.
Heads Up: A psychological thriller with Dennis Quaid as a creepy stalker? I’d say that’s about right.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Directed by: Terry Gilliam
With: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, and Olga Kurylenko
What is it about: Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.
Heads Up: It took visionary director Terry Gilliam (Time BanditsBrazil12 Monkeys) about 30 years to make this film, and not for the lack of trying, but this has been one of the most doomed productions of all time. The result it seems “may not live up to long-gestating expectations, but it bears enough of director Terry Gilliam’s signature creative stamp to satisfy fans“.

Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil & Vile

Directed by: Joe Berlinger
With: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Angela Sarafyan, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, and John Malkovich 
What is it about: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Heads Up: The consensus on this film is that “it often transcends its narrative limitations through sheer force of Zac Efron’s compulsively watchable performance“. The true story of Ted Bundy is fascinating enough and Zac Efron makes for a deliciously wicked version of the real life serial killer. This should be an easy choice for those interested in the crime genre.


Directed by: Behzad Khambata
With: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, and Ishita Dutta
What is it about: A suicide bomber loses his memory and has a bomb attached to his heart. It is up to the police officers to prevent this bomb from taking innocent lives.
Heads Up: A thriller starring Sunny Deol, which should directly appeal to his fan. It also is a tale of a suicide bomber with an intriguing twist. I’m mildly curious.

About Abdullah Y

Abdullah Y is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is an avid consumer of everything Pop Culture; movies, TV, music, photography, podcasts, and social media. He loves to travel and to share his experiences.