Out This Week: 09 March 2017

Kong is King! And some other movies.

In this week’s article, we are featuring a “Gigantic” tentpole, one period drama, a low budget horror film, and a Bollywood Rom-Com. Keep on reading!

Kong: Skull Island

Kong Skull Island

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
With: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman
What is it about? A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.
Heads Up: It seems that Jordan Vogt-Roberts in his first major studio film has done a great job tackling a difficult project. Critics praised the film for offering exhilarating eye candy, solid acting, and a fast-paced story. I say yay!

Viceroy’s House

Viceroy's House

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
With: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon
What is it about? The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
Heads Up: From Gurinder Chadha, the one-hit wonder director behind Bend it Like Beckham and the dysmal Bride and Prejudice comes this period drama that would surely attract the crowd in the UAE and would surely stir some heated discussions. I am in!

The Devil’s Dolls

The devil's dolls

Directed by: Padraig Reynolds
With: Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, Tina Lifford
What is it about? In the aftermath of the hunt for a serial killer, an ancient curse consumes a city, causing a series of brutal murders and pitting a detective against the clock to save his daughter’s life.
Heads Up: A low budget horror film with an unknown cast and director. It looks to me like a film you could catch up with at home if you must.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Badrinath Ki

Directed by: Shashank Khaitan
With:  Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Gauhar Khan
What is it about? Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.
Heads Up: This is a slick globetrotting Rom-Com about two beautiful people falling in love. Produced by Karan Johar, it looks formulaic and has a little new to offer, but it will appeal to the fans of the genre.

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.