Out This Week: 22 August 2019

In the dog days of summer, a few films are coming out this weekend, but is any of them worth your while?

We are in the dog days of summer with less and less big releases coming out. Is there anything worth seeing this weekend? Keep reading to know.

Angel Has Fallen

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
With: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, and Jada Pinkett-Smith 
What is it about: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Heads Up: The third film in Olympus Has Fallen film series is expected to serve more of the same in this thriller series. The first two films 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen weren’t exactly critical darlings, but they made enough money to justify a third. I have not seen either of them, so I am not gonna start now, but if you are a fan of the series, then knock yourself out.

Ready Or Not

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
With: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, and Andie MacDowell
What is it about: A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Heads Up: This wacky horror thriller has a really fun high concept. As soon as I watched its bonkers trailer, I got invested. Out of the weekend’s new releases, this one piques my interest the most.

47 Meters Down Uncaged

Directed by: Johannes Roberts
With: Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, and Sistine Rose Stallone
What is it about: Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.
Heads Up: 24 Meters Down was a decent little shark attack film from two years ago. This one looks like it’s telling the same story with a different group of players. I’d say pass.

El Chicano

Directed by: Ben Hernandez Bray
With: Raúl Castillo, Aimee Garcia, David Castañeda, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and George Lopez
What is it about? A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.
Heads Up: This is a grindhouse revenge B-movie that is not particularly well reviewed. I’d say skip it, unless you like this particular genera.

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