Out This Week: 23 April 2015

One week until Avengers: Age of Ultron releases. What do we have until then?

Another weekend is upon us, and a slew of new releases are dumped to avoid The Avengers‘ release next week that surely will dominate the screens. So let’s check out what’s in store for us this time around.

The Duff
Directed by Ari Sandel
With: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, and Robbie Amell

Heads Up: This is a high school comedy about a the school’d queen-bee who befriends the school DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to elevate here social status. Although marketed as Mean Girls for the new generation, it did not reach that status. But the film did well with critics and audiences upon its release State-side last February. We think young ladies will find this one appealing, so it could be a good choice for a date-night.

Age of Adaline
The Age Of Adaline
Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
With Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, and Harrison Ford 

Heads up: Another good choice for a date night. This romance Sci-Fi tells the story of a 29-year old woman who stopped ageing 80 yeas ago. But now that she is falling in love, her well-kept secret might be in jeopardy. Blake Lively has a classic look that was never fully utilized. This might be the film that gives her the push she needs. The reviews are generally positive, it has a great premise and a strong supporting cast. We recommend checking it out with your significant other.

Barely Legal
Directed by: Kyle Newman
With: Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, and Samuel L. Jackson

Heads up: How cool is this poster? This is an action comedy about a special ops teenage girl who fakes her death to enrol in a normal high school. There are virtually no reviews for this film, but based on the premise and cast, I’d say we are mildly curious.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Directed by: Sharat Katariya
With: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, and Sanjay Mishra

Heads up: This is our pick of the week. A smaller Indian film about arranged marriage between a slim young man and an over-weight girl. It is a cute premise than has not been tackled by Bollywood. The reviews are strong and the film has been doing quite well in limited release since February in India. We say, go for it!

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