Out This Week: 25 October 2018

Celebrate this Halloween with... Michael Myers!

For this weekend new releases, there will be a Halloween sequel, a Gerard Butler thriller, and many other choices. Let’s check them out:


Directed by: David Gordon Green
With: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Nick Castle
What is it about? Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Heads Up? Remember all those sequel to 1978’s Halloween? None of them matter, as this one is a direct sequel to the original horror classic, and purposefully disregards all the terrible (and not-so-terrible) sequels from the last 40 years. Reviews are excellent, so yeah you should definitely go and see this one.

Hunter Killer

Directed by: Donovan Marsh
With: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, and Linda Cardellini
What is it about? An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Heads Up? This is yet another Gerard Butler thriller where he tries to save the world from an impending doom. There is a retro 90s feeling to this one, which makes me wanna see it regardless of its critical reception.

King of Thieves

Directed by: James Marsh
With: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent, and Michael Gambon
What is it about? A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.
Heads Up? From the director of The Theory of Everything and Man on Wire, comes this star-studded crime drama with who’s who of British thespians. That said the reviews are poor, so I would say wait for it to come out on DVD (or in fact, why even bother?)

Hell Fest

Directed by: Gregory Plotkin
With: Amy Forsyth, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Courtney Dietz, Reign Edwards, and Tony Todd
What is it about?A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
Heads Up? The film has been received terribly, both critically and commercially, upon its release in the US. There is no reason to see this given that Halloween is releasing this weekend. Once you have watched that and are still itching for horror for the Halloween season, then I recommend watching Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, or renting Candyman for an iconic Tony Todd performance.


Directed by: Gauravv K. Chawla
With:  Chitrangda Singh, Radhika Apte, and Saif Ali Khan 
What is it about? The story of Rizwan, the street-smart, dreamy-eyed small town boy who wants to make it big desperately and Shakun, the cold shark of the business world who wants everything. What happen when these two cross paths in the cutthroat world of Mumbai stock market?
Heads Up? This looks like a remake of Wall Street only with more crime drama edge to it, as is typical of mass-appeal Bollywood movies that fall flat. I’d be highly surprised if this gets good reviews.

5 Weddings

Directed by: Namrata Singh Gujral
With:  Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek, and Candy Clark 
What is it about? An American journalist travels to India to cover Bollywood weddings, only to uncover a mosaic of cultural clashes, transgender tangles and lost loves with her travels culminating at a destination where the only journey is the one within.
Heads Up? I don’t know what Rajkummar Rao is doing in this film, because just watching the trailer I was embarrassed for him. Nargis Fakhri has tried over and over again to prove she is more than a pretty face, and sadly she keeps proving that there is no there there. Avoid!

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