Out This Week: 20 May 2015

A Disney's family spectacle, a drama, a horror remake, a thriller, and a comedy - seems like we'll see everyone at the movies this weekend!

In this week’s edition, we have a Disney’s family spectacle, a drama, a horror remake, a thriller, and a comedy. So with such a diverse slate and with previous weeks releases still playing strong, it is an exciting time to go to multiplexes, with many films for all tastes. My guess is we’ll see everyone at the movies this weekend.

Tomorrowland Poster
Directed By: Brad Bird
With: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, and Hugh Laurie 

Heads Up: Brad Bird‘s second live-action film is based on a Disney ride. Tomorrowland is the story of a curious teen and a former boy-genius inventor who embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. Coming from Brad Bird, expect dazzling visuals, and a good time for the whole family, even if the story is thin.

Danny Collins
Danny Collins Poster
Directed By: Dan Fogelman
With: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, and Christopher Plummer

Heads Up:  Al Pacino plays an aging rock star who decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. Reviews are very good, and in it’s been a while since we’ve seen Mr. Pacino on screen in a meaty role, not to mention an excellent supporting cast, so we say: go for it.

Poltergeist Poster
Directed By: Gil Kenan
With: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Kennedi Clements

Heads Up: A remake of the 80’s classic horror about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. Lloyd Bayer, in his review says: “Poltergeist is neither a bad film, nor is it poorly crafted. It’s just unfortunate that the mechanism applied to induce fright is severely underpowered.”

Spooks: The Greater Good
Directed By: Bharat Nalluri
With: Kit Harington, Tuppence Middleton, and Jennifer Ehle

Heads Up: The story of a terrorist who escapes custody during a routine handover, and the team who try to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London. Promoted as Bourne meets Mission: Impossible, but we think it won’t be half as good as either.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Directed By: Aanand Rai
With: Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, and Eijaz Khan

Heads Up: This is the sequel for the 2011 hit Tanu Weds Manu. This time Kangana is in a double role: Tanu, who has been married to Manu (RMadhavan) for four years, and Datto, a Haryanvi athlete preparing for a big event. There’s confusion galore when Manu is drawn to the sporting star who is drastically different from his spunky biwi. Kangana is on a hot streak, so needless to say, if you are a fan of the actress or the original film, then this one will appeal to you.

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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.