Out This Week: 12 July 2018

A new film by The Rock and the latest Hotel Transylvania sequel.

This July is shaping up to be a hot month literally and figuratively. We have a new film by The Rock and the latest Hotel Transylvania sequel, but that is not all, so keep reading 


Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
With: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, and Pablo Schreiber
What is it about? A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.
Heads Up: This film “borrows” a lot from the beloved classic Die Hard. Reviews promise spectacle, and Dwayne-The Rock-Johnson has the charisma to pull this off, so why not?

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
With: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, and Mel Brooks
What is it about? While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.
Heads Up? The third Hotel Transylvania film is described as “97 agreeably lightweight minutes of fast-paced gags and colorful animation“. So if your kids enjoyed the first two films on the series, there is no reason they won’t be happy with this one as well.


Directed by: Jaume Balagueró
With:  Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu, Christopher Lloyd
What is it about? A grieving English literature professor who is suffering from a horrible recurring nightmare will soon find himself immersed in a macabre world of myth and superstition governed by a coven of seven malevolent women.
Heads Up: Director Jaume Balagueró made a name for himself with the Spanish horror franchise [REC], but the few reviews available for this film suggest it is not really worth your time. Check it out if you come across it late at night on TV, otherwise don’t bother.

The Lullaby

Directed by: Darrell Roodt
With: Reine Swart, Brandon Auret, and Thandi Puren
What is it about? A 19-year-old woman falls into a deep depression after the birth of her first son. In her paranoia, she begins to hear voices and comes to believe that a strange entity is haunting her child.
Heads Up: The trailer for this horror film, set in South Africa, makes me think Rosemary’s Baby meets The BabadookFrank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter described it as “Crudely effective, although you’ve seen it all before“. So give it a go if you are etching for your horror fix.


Directed by: Shaad Ali
With: Diljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu, and Angad Bedi
What is it about? the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near-death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.
Heads Up: This inspirational sports film is based on a true story. The trailer shows virtually everything about the film, so don’t watch it if you don’t wanna be spoiled. Shaad Ali may have made some above-average movies early in his career (and those too are remembered only for their music: Saathiya, Bunty Aur Babli), he hasn’t done anything worth paying attention to since 2005. So why bother?

About Abdullah Y

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