Out This Week: 15 November 2018

Expelliarmus! And more...

This weekend we have a new entry into J.K. Rowling‘s world of wizardry leading a not-so-impressive pack of new releases, so let’s check them out:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Directed by: David Yates
With: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp
What is it about? The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Heads Up? Generally speaking, we at Filmphoria were very lukewarm on 2016’s Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them despite our fondness of the Harry Potter Series. This one is gonna be more of the same, so if you enjoyed the first film, then knock yourself out.


Directed by: Mélanie Laurent
With: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Jeffrey Grover, and Beau Bridges
What is it about? After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.
Heads Up? Directed by Mélanie Laurent who got her breakthrough role starring in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, and now she is wearing the director’s hat in this well-reviewed crime drama. Our own Faizan Rashid wrote in his ★★★✩✩ review: “Galveston is a gloomy, deliberate mood piece designed for niche art house viewing with a recognizable narrative that draws inspiration from its impassioned lead performances and some surprising revelations that leave an impression and prevent the film from feeling too familiar“. So, if you are not into the world of wizardry, then this film is your best alternate.

Burn The Stage: The Movie

Directed by: Jun-Soo Park
With: BTS, J-Hope, Jeong-guk Jeon
What is it about? A documentary following the worldwide famous music group BTS, as they tour the world and share their experience along with their beloved band friends and fans.
Heads Up? This is a documentary about the massively successful boy-band BTS, one of the biggest in the world, and it is gonna be screened for only a few days in cinema. This is not for me (although I wish I had the chance to watch the Coldplay documentary that ran for only one day), but I am sure the screening will be sold out all weekend due the the massive demand of their fans.

Dog Days

Directed by: Ken Marino
With: Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, and Eva Longoria
What is it about? A group of interconnected people in Los Angeles are brought together by their lovely canine counterparts.
Heads Up? This ensemble comedy looks harmless and forgettable, the kind you would not mind watching at the comfort of your home, but you wouldn’t necessarily rush to watch it on a big screen.

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