Out This Week: 12 November 2015

Steve Jobs or Salman Khan? That really is what this weekend comes down to.

Unlike last weekend when the distributor held off their releases to avoid Spectre, this weekend we have a slew of releases, maybe to get a head start on next weekend giant tent-pole that is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. We won’t feature all the releases, but we highlight a handful of them:

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Poster

Directed by: Danny Boyle
With: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels
Heads up: Written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson’s book, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. Whenever you see the name Sorkin or Boyle attached to a project people pay attention, so to have them both and the stellar cast with Fassbender playing the titular character, means that this one is a must see!

The 33

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Directed by: Patricia Riggen
With: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, and Lou Diamond Phillips
Heads up: Based on the real-life event, about the 33 Chilean miners, who were trapped underground for 69 days when their mine collapsed. It’s a powerful story that unified the world.  That said, critics are less enthusiastic about the film itself, so maybe wait for it to come out on TV.


Blunt Force

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Directed by: Ken Sanzel
With: Freida Pinto, Ryan Kwanten, and Mickey Rourke
Heads up: An action film about two gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through an underground dueling culture. This looks like a direct-to-video film, so there is no real need to watch it on big screen.

 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

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Directed by:  Sooraj R. Barjatya
With: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, and Anupam Kher
Heads up: Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain. And now Sooraj Barjatya re-teams with *the* Salman Khan for another traditions-steeped movie that will undoubtedly be about moral values, family and… lots of songs! And don’t forget the melodrama. Watch it if you are a Salman Khan fan or generally love Bollywood.



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