Out This Week: 26 December 2019

In the last weekend of the year, families have only one or two reasons to go to cinema.

The last weekend of 2019 is way quieter than the ones before it, but it’s not dead by any means. Keep reading to know more.

Spies in Disguise

Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
With: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, and Ben Mendelsohn
What is it about: When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.
Heads Up: From Blue Sky studio that gave us Ice Age, Rio, and Ferdinand, comes another animation that looks colorful, funny, and slapsticky ,but not particularly deep or important. I think kids gonna love this, and parents won’t mind it, and considering its good reviews, I would say take your kids and enjoy the ride.

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Directed by: Wilson Yip
With: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, and Kwok-Kwan Chan
What is it about: Ip Man travels to the U.S. where his student Bruce Lee has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school in this final chapter of the Box Office hit franchise..
Heads Up: The fourth, and presumably the last, in the Ip Man franchise is enjoying strong reviews from critics. If you are a fan of martial art films, then you should see this one for sure.

Good Newwz

Directed by: Raj Mehta
With: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani
What is it about: Two couples with the same surnames pursue in-vitro fertilization and wait for their upcoming babies. Trouble ensues when they find that the sperms of each couple have been mixed with each other.
Heads Up: I don’t know whether this is a comedy or a horror based on the concept. This can be filed under a long list of films about strangers forced to come together for “reasons” and be a big happy family by the end of the movie. I do like Akshay Kumar, and Kareena Kapoor can be funny but not always. So I am of two minds about this one.

The Courier

Directed by: Zackary Adler
With: Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Amit Shah, and Dermot Mulroney
What is it about: A courier in London discovers that one of the packages she’s transporting is a bomb.
Heads Up: The reviews are dismal for this action thriller, and even Gary Oldman gnawing on scenery is not enough reason to see it. I’d say pass.

Trauma Center

Directed by: Matt Eskandari
With: Bruce Willis, Nicky Whelan, and Steve Guttenberg
What is it about: Alone and trapped in a locked-down hospital isolation ward overnight, an injured young woman must escape a pair of vicious killers who are after the only piece of evidence that can implicate them in a grisly murder – the bullet in her leg. Luckily, a veteran cop is assigned to protect her, and he becomes her protector as the night grows more dangerous.
Heads Up: This crime thriller can be filed under the list of b-movies Bruce Willis keep making to keep busy, and it is a long list. It looks like a film I would not mind watching if it comes on TV or on an airplane, and since it’s already available to rent on VOD, I don’t think you should bother with watching it on the big screen.

About Abdullah Y

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.