Out This Week: 05 July 2018

The Ant-Man sequel, another Purge film, and more!

This weekend, MCU is back with the sequel to Ant-Man, another Purge film is coming out, and that is not all, so keep reading.

Ant-Man & The Wasp

Directed by: Peyton Reed
With: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, and Michael Douglas 
What is it about? As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Heads Up: MCU is offering us a lighter affair after the dark turn that Avengers: Infinity War took. The reviews are strong and on-par with the first Ant-Man. Our own Lloyd Bayer liked this film as well, and in his 3½/5 review he wrote: “In its own ‘little’ way, this is a superhero film like the good old days and that’s all it tries to be – a small and lighthearted story that doesn’t require viewers to pull out pivot tables after the film“.

The First Purge

Directed by: Gerard McMurray
With: Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, and Marisa Tomei
What is it about? The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event.
Heads Up: The prequel to the moderately successful horror franchise is a blatant cash-grab, but if you are aware of that and you are willing to enjoy the ride, then by all means.

Loving Pablo

Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
With:  Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Peter Sarsgaard
What is it about? A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Heads Up: After Netflix’s Narcos, there has been a reignited pop culture interest in 80s Colombian drug Cartel (AKA Medellín Cartel). This film has two great actors in the lead, but sadly the reviews are bad, so maybe sit this one out.

The Little Witch

Directed by: Mike Schaerer
With: Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, and Luis Vorbach
What is it about? Follow the story of a small witch who is determined to be the best witch of the forest and along with her raven, Abraxas rolls from the one in the other adventure. From such a little witch you will need to love.
Heads Up: This German film is a fairy-tale fantasy aimed at the young ones. It looks pleasant and entertaining, so why not.

Taxi 5

Directed by: Franck Gastambide
With: Franck Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, and Bernard Farcy
What is it about? Sylvain Marot is a police officer who is transferred to the police of Marseille. As he gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive powerful Ferraris, he is paired with Eddie, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.
Heads Up: The 5th installment of the French action comedy franchise Taxi is again written and produced by Luc Besson. 11 years passed since Taxi 4 and new cast and director are taking over. If you want a silly film filled with car chases, then go for it, but other than that, stay clear.

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