Out This Week: 22 October 2015

Vin Diesel, another Paranormal Activity installment, cursed Nazi soldiers and an interesting Bollywood film!

This weekend, there are not many noteworthy new releases, so it might be your chance to catch up with the releases of previous weeks before they go. So let’s just see what the distributors have for us this time around:

The Last Witch Hunter

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Directed by: Breck Eisner
With: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and Michael Caine

Heads up: Vin Diesel is the Last Witch Hunter, and he is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. The cast is good, but early reviews are not all that promising, including reactions from our own Filmphoria staff. Even the terrible trailer suggests a face-palm reaction to this movie. That is why I think it’s not worth paying to see it in cinemas, so I suggest you wait till it comes out on DVD or on TV if you wanna watch it.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

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Directed by: Gregory Plotkin
With: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw and Ivy George

Heads up: In this 5th, and supposedly last installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan, using a special camera that can see spirits. This is the first 3D film of the series,  and it could be fun, especially if you are a fan of its predecessors.

Soldiers of The Damned

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Directed by: Mark Nuttall
With: Gil Darnell, Miriam Cooke, and Lucas Hansen 

Heads up: A mystery horror film set in the backdrop of WWII in Eastern Europe. While the Soviet Army was trying to push back the Germans, a German commander discovers that in the woods there is a more imminent danger to his troops than the Russians. It is not a film I would rush to watch in the cinema, so I think I’d skip it.


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Directed by:  Vikas Bahl
With: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kumud Pant, and Pankaj Kapoor

Heads up: A romantic comedy about love between two young people that blossoms during a wedding celebration. Judging by the trailer, and if I did not know better, I’d say it looks too cute and generic for my taste, but don’t be fooled, this is from Vikas Bahl, director of Kangana Ranaut‘s Queen, which was excellent. It should also be a treat to watch father-son Pankaj Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor on-screen together. The filming locations are strikingly beautiful, and the two lead are appealing (Alia Bhatt is always watchable). It’s a Bollywood movie I would watch.

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