Out This Week: 17 May 2018

Ramadan begins, with Deadpool 2!

Ramadan Mubarak everyone! Summer releases are going strong, even though it’s Ramadan which used to be a dead month in cinemas, but not for the last couple of years. Deadpool is back everyone, but he has company, so keep reading to know all about it.

Deadpool 2

Directed by: David Leitch
With: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, and Morena Baccarin
What is it about? Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.
Heads Up: This sequel to the runaway hit of 2016 Deadpool has a crazy amount of buzz and just as strong as the original when it comes to reviews. I personally thought the first Deadpool was fun but forgettable, but I am clearly in the minority.

A Wrinkle in Time

Directed by: Ava DuVernay
With:  Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine
What is it about? After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Heads Up: The big screen adaptation of the beloved children book was a critical and a commercial disappointment. That said, there is not really that many good options for the young ones in the cinemas right now [Editor: except for rewatching Avengers: Infinity War], which makes a good case for this one.

Le Brio

Directed by: Yvan Attal
With: Daniel Auteuil, Camélia Jordana, and Yasin Houicha
What is it about? After an incident, a brilliant professor known for his outbursts is forced to mentor the student he wronged for a speech contest.
Heads Up: This type of films about a journey that two different people has to go through together and teach one another a life lesson. This seems sappy and cliched, but the reviews suggest it’s done well. Give it a go if you enjoy these kinds of films.


Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
With: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, and Rod Hernandez
What is it about? Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends becomes targets for an enigmatic sniper.
Heads Up: Ryûhei Kitamura made a cult favorite horror film in 2009 called The Midnight Meat Train, and I like that film a lot. It was gory, visceral, visually interesting, and it featured excellent performances by Bradley Cooper and Vinnie Jones. The trailer for this one intrigued me for its nightmarish scenario and the way it looked. I would give it a chance.

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.