Out This Week: 05 September 2019

Pennywise The Dancing Clown is back, but if you are too scared to face him, don't worry, you have options.

It is back haunting the multiplexes in its second and final chapter. I will tell you all about it if you just keep reading.

It: Chapter Two

Directed by: Andy Muschietti
With: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård
What is it about: Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Heads Up: The second chapter of Stephen King‘s It is concluding the story of The Losers Club and their battle with Pennywise the Dancing Clown aka It. I personally loved the first one and seen it 3 times on big screen, and for sure I am not gonna miss the chance of watching this one. Hopefully in a midnight show with a good audience. So hit me with your best shot Pennywise.

Light of My Life

Directed by: Casey Affleck
With: Anna Pniowsky, Casey Affleck, Tom Bower, and Elisabeth Moss 
What is it about: Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.
Heads Up: This small dystopian drama (directed by and starring Casey Affleck) is very intimate and grim, but it also has moments of joy and sweetness. I’m glad Casey Affleck is using his clout to make such arthouse dramas. I did see it, and I liked it quite a bit, therefore, I can recommend it for anyone who looks for something beyond the commercial films that usually get released week in and week out.

Berlin, I Love You

Directed by: 13 different directors 
With: Keira Knightley,  Helen Mirren, Luke Wilson, Jim Sturgess, and Mickey Rourke
What is it about: Latest installment of the Cities of Love series (Paris, je t’aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of ten stories of romance set in the German capital.
Heads Up: This anthology film is a part of a series which are supposed to be love letters to each city it’s showing. Paris, je taime was the first and only one that has been well-received. I say avoid.


Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
With: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, and Naveen Polishetty
What is it aboutFollowing a group of friends from university as they progress into middle-age life and go their own separate ways.
Heads Up: A comedy from the director of Dangal. Going by the trailer, I feel it’s gonna be heartfilled, emotional, and possibly manipulative. The concept is interesting though, and the director has a good film under his belt. If on the fence with this one, then give it a shot.

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.