Out This Week: 14 January 2016

Quentin Tarantino. 'nough said!

Another weekend is upon us with some big releases. Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film is finally reaching our multiplexes, coupled with the typical January releases. So let’s check them out.

The Hateful Eight

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Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
With:  Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tim Ruth
Heads up: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. The 8th feature film from Quentin Tarantino shot in 70 mm, count me in! Our own Lloyd Bayer liked so much that he gave it 4½ stars, and in his review he wrote: “Lauded more for his screenwriting than his diabolical exploitation, this is probably his fastest film to get through even though it’s over three hours long with a plot that thickens with each passing minute”.


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Directed by: Sarah Gavron
With:  Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep
Heads up: The story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. It’s an award season drama about the feminist movement at the turn of the 20th century. Critics applauded it for its earnestness and for its great cast. I do not think it’s necessary to see it on the big screen though. Just wait till it’s available for rental if you must.

The 5th Wave

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Directed by: J Blakeson
With:  Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, and Gabriela Lopez
Heads up: This Sci-Fi action film is about the world after four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks, which left most of Earth decimated. Young Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother before the eminent 5th Wave. Our critic Lloyd Bayer did not enjoy the movie one bit, giving it a 1½ star review, calling the movie “…a save the world mishmash that feels like the retarded offspring between Independence Day and Red Dawn“.

Ride Along 2 

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Directed by: Tim Story
With:  Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Tika Sumpter
Heads up: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. The original film was stupid, but it was also a smash hit. If you are a fan of the original, then by all means, otherwise, please don’t encourage them for more sequels.

Chalk N Duster


Directed by: Jayant Gilatar
With:  Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, and Divya Dutta
Heads up: the story of two teachers Vidya and Jyoti, who are passionate about their job and students in a Mumbai based High School. But what would they do when a new wicked principal is appointed to their school? For me I am purely interested in this film for its two leading ladies, so if you are a fan of them, then you should go and see it.

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.