Out This Week: 11 May 2017

A bunch of mediocre releases this week. Fancy a rewatch from last week instead?

While the second weekend of May is not delivering as much heat as the weekend before, it still has some big releases. Keep reading!

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur

Directed by: Guy Ritchie
With: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, and Eric Bana
What is it about? Robbed of his birthright, Arthur grows up the hard way in the back alleys of his city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.
Heads Up: Guy Richie’s latest is star-studded, but boy did the critics eviscerate it. Which makes me kinda curious to check out how bad it truly is. Maybe it’ll end up being so-bad-it’s-good?

The Dinner

The Dinner

Directed by: Oren Moverman
With: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, and Chloë Sevigny
What is it about? As two couples dine at an upscale restaurant, their polite discourse disguises the fact that they are struggling with weighty family issues.
Heads Up: Oscar-nominated writer/director Oren Moverman (director of The Messenger) is back with this thriller drama, and while the reviews are middling, the cast alone must intrigue you. Since this weekend is light on must-see films, you might want to consider this one.

The ReZort

The ReZort

Directed by: Taneli Mustonen
With: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann
What is it about? The ReZort, a safari park, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill as many zombies as they please following an outbreak.
Heads Up: This is Jurassic Park with zombies instead of dinosaurs, and it looks so cheap and generic, I say don’t bother.

Sarkar 3

Sarkar 3

Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma
With: Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy, Yami Gautam
What is it about? The third film in Ram Gopal Varma‘s Sarkar trilogy, which chronicles the exploits of a powerful political figure “Subhash Nagre“.
Heads Up: To expect anyone to watch a new Ram Gopal Verma movie is being too optimistic. But it wasn’t too long ago when RGV was the visionary director who shaped the Bombay-Gangster genre with Satya, Company and the first Sarkar. Even the sequel wasn’t particularly bad. Now RGV returns with the third Sarkar movie, and a shed full of powerhouse actors (check out the cast list above), and the trailer seems to project the same vibes as the first movie. There’s little chance this movie will be any good, but with even M Night Shyamalan having made a fantastic return to form recently, don’t be surprised if this turns out good. Recommendation: Wait and watch out for reviews.

Porobashinee: The Girl from Elsewhere


Directed by: Swapan Ahmed
With: Emon, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Reeth Mazumder
What is it about? When a group of Bangladeshi Scientists discovers an ideal planet “aris-32” for human settlement, Aliens comes to Earth to destroy our space capabilities and foil our plans, but the aliens did not count on one of them falling in love with a human.
Heads Up: From its trailer, this looks like a big mess. It’s hailed as Bangladesh’s first Sci-Fi film, and the visual effects shown in the trailer don’t look bad. But that’s not a reason to recommend it.

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