Out This Week: 04 February 2016

We have an action drama based on a true story, a western, a horror, and a Bollywood sequel to a 26 year-old film, so let's check them out!

Another weekend with no major or exciting release, just some typical January slate of films that release here in February. We have an action drama based on a true story, a western, a horror, and a Bollywood sequel to a 26 year-old film, so let’s check them out.

The Finest Hours

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Directed by: Craig Gillespie
With: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana
Heads up: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. This film is based on a true story, star-studded, and it garnered decent reviews. If you like films about heroism, and rescue missions, you might dig this one.

Jane Got a Gun

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Directed by: Gavin O’Connor
With: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and Ewan McGregor
Heads up: A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. This revisionist western has been marred with troubled production history including changing directors. The result it seems is a messy film with mostly mixed to negative reviews. Wait to see it at the comfort of your home upon its video release if you must.



Directed by: Adam Schindler
With: Rory Culkin, Beth Riesgraf, Jack Kesy, and Martin Starr
Heads up: Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis. Home invasion horror can be effective because it speaks to fear that we all have, and a look at the clever poster can tell you what we will get from this film. I think this one might be interesting.

Ghayal Once Again


Directed by: Sunny Deol
With:  Om Puri, Sunny Deol, and Tisca Chopra
Heads up: After finishing off his life sentence, Ajay Mehra starts a newspaper called Satyakam, and manages to make a credible name for himself in investigative journalism. Among his die hard fans are four teenagers who once when out on a photography expedition, accidentally record a murder on their camera. Ghayal was made in 1990 and it was a super hit and won a bunch of awards back then. So if you remember the original and/or you are a Sunny Deol fan, you might wanna check it out for nostalgia sake. Otherwise, don’t bother. I know I won’t.

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