Out This Week: 12 March 2020

A Vin Diesel film leads diverse slate of minor players

In this period where one needs to weigh in whether they should go out to see a movie or stay home and Netflix and chill, comes a slate of releases with mostly minor players. Keep reading to know more.


Directed by: Dave Wilson
With: Vin Deisel, Sam Heughan, Eiza González, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce
What is it about: Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers. With his new abilities, he goes after the man who killed his wife
Heads Up: Vin Deisel has starred in several action movies franchise, but outside his Fast and Furious series, his track record is a hit-and-miss. This one looks like one of them misses. So I would say, if you are being super picky, then skip this one.


Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
With: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw,m Jessie Buckley, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans, and Greg Kinnear
What is it about: A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Heads Up: This period comedy (based on true events) has a great cast and a good premise. There is essentially no buzz about the movie, which makes it the more curious for me. I am kinda intrigued.

I Still Believe

Directed by: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
With: K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise
What is it about: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Heads Up: Usually at this time of year we get a faith based film like this one. It looks awfully familiar and generic, so I think I would pass on this one.

True History of the Kelly Gang

Directed by: Justin Kurzel
With: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Thomasin McKenzie, Charlie Hunnam, and Russell Crowe
What is it about: Based on Peter Carey’s novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.
Heads Up: This film has a truly stellar cast of young and veteran actors. Director Justin Kurzel is back in his native Australia after doing Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed within the Hollywood system to varying degrees of success. This looks like one of the strongest offering of this week.

Angrezi Medium

Directed by: Homi Adajania
With: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor, and Dimple Kapadia
What is it about: A native haryanvi businessman tries to send his daughter to London for achieving degree on English Language.
Heads Up: Irrfan Khan’s first film since 2018, as he is battling a brain tumor for the last two years, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery, and a long fruitful life. This one looks like a sweet comedy about a relationship between a father and his daughter, which is totally my catnip, and I’m here for it.

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