Out This Week: 28 July 2016

Bourne back, Ape man, techno-thriller or Bollywood buddy cop? Those are your choices this week.

July is going out with a bang, with 4 releases that promises lots of action and adventure. So let’s see what’s in store for moviegoers this weekend:

Jason Bourne

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Directed by: Paul Greengrass
With: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, and Julia Stiles
What is it about? Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Heads Up: The return of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the highly acclaimed spy action franchise is most welcomed, especially after The Bourne Legacy (which had neither) did not do as well with audience or critics. The trailer for this film promises great action, so I am hopeful this will deliver the goods.

The Legend of Tarzan

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Directed by: David Yates
With: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson
What is it about? Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Heads Up: This film had disaster written all over it upon its release, with a huge price tag and very little buzz. To the studio’s relief it was not the flop that everyone expected but it is not exactly a hit either. The reviews are mixed to negative, but David Yates (who directed 4 Harry Potter films and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) is such a good director, so you can expect a thrilling and visually striking film even if the story is lacking. I would say why not?


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Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
With: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, and Juliette Lewis
What is it about? A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.
Heads Up: This action thriller would touch a “nerve” with all of us in the present where social media is prevalent, augmented reality games are popular, hacking and identity theft is a real fear, and anonymity is a relic of the past . I don’t expect this to be as good David Fincher‘s The Game from the 90s, but reviews are mostly good so far, so I am a little curious.


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Directed by: Rohit Dhawan
With: John Ibrahim , Varun Dhawan , Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Akshaye Khanna
What is it about? When India top batsman goes missing in the Middle East, two cops from either side of the Arabian Sea team up for a 36 hour manhunt.
Heads Up: I was ready to write this off as yet another stupid globe-trotting buddy action comedy, but then Akshaye Khanna popped up on the trailer, and now I am really interested. Many scenes are shot in Dubai, it has beautiful people doing cool stuff, and did I mention Akshaye Khanna? So yeah I’d totally watch this.


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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.