Out This Week: 10 March 2016

A filler March week with one interesting release.

March isn’t going very well so far. This weekend we have more misses than hits. We have a YA franchise’s latest installment that is shut out by critics, two thriller dramas but only one of them is interesting, and a low budget horror film. So let’s see what we got:

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

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Directed by: Robert Schwentke
With: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, and Naomi Watts
Heads up: In the third installment of the Divergent Series, Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. This Series is the embodiment for the Law of Dimension Returns, for with each new installment, the critics are more brutal in their reviews, and the box office returns are smaller, and this one would be no exception. If have seen the first two and I don’t think I would go back for this one, and I think you too should not.

Triple 9

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Directed by: John Hillcoat
With:  Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, and Kate Winslet  
Heads up: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. Director John Hillcoat is helming this crime thriller, and he is known for his grim and dark films, such as The Road and The Proposition. Despite the middling reviews, the director and all-stars cast makes it worth your while. That is why I think this one is the film to see in theater this weekend

Bleeding Heart

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Directed by:  Diane Bell
With:  Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet, and Joe Anderson
Heads up: In this drama thriller, A yoga instructor looks to protect her newly discovered sex-worker sister from her deadbeat boyfriend. This film has garnered mostly lukewarm reviews citing it as soapy and cliched. Add to this that its already available for rental, and I see no reason for you to watch it on big screen. Rent it if you must.

 The Other Side of the Door

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Directed by: Johannes Roberts
With:  Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, and Sofia Rosinsky
Heads up: After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death. From its trailer, this low budget horror film seems cheesy and predictable. If that’s what you are looking for, then by all means, but I think you will forget about it the minute you step out of the cinema. Also it was partially shot in India, and it plays on some Indians myths, so many of UAE moviegoers might find this interesting.

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.