Out This Week: 28 September 2017

While there is not much to be excited about this weekend, you may find a few of these worth a watch.

This weekend’s releases aren’t as hot as the previous weeks. In fact there is not a single new release that I am remotely excited about. Regardless, we will give you the lowdown about the weekend’s openers, so keep reading.


Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
With: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, and Kiefer Sutherland
What is it about? Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Heads Up: 1990’s Flatliners didn’t exactly age well, despite its all-star cast of that era. This one has a good cast as well, and it’s even bringing back Kiefer Sutherland for a supporting role, but it still looks silly and unnecessary. I’d say skip it.

Mark Felt

Directed by: Peter Landesman
With: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Michael C. Hall, and Bruce Greenwood.
What is it about? The story of Mark Felt, who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Heads Up: The story of Watergate scandal told from the perspective of the source. It has a magnificent cast lead by the one and only Liam Neeson, but the reviews are mostly negative to lukewarm calling it dull and dry, and urge the viewers to watch All The President’s Men instead. I think there in no urgency to watch it cinema as one can catch up with it on home viewing.

Nick off Duty

Directed by: Christian Alvart
With: Til Schweiger, Fahri Yardim, Luna Schweiger
What is it about? The daughter of the German LKA agent Nick, wants to kill the murderer of her mum who has contacts to a Turkish crime organization! The plan doesn’t succeed and Nick worries about the whereabouts of his daughter! The agent quickly locates her in Istanbul.
Heads Up: This German spy thriller is described as Bourne meets Taken. This is the first cinematic adaptation of a very popular series of TV movies in Germany. Only watch it if you are a fan of old-fashioned spy action B-films.

Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Directed by: Gerald Rascionato
With: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, snd Megan Peta Hill
What is it about? Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show, take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in Great White infested waters, turning their recording into life and death.
Heads Up: A few months ago we got 47 Meters Down with the same premise and a more interesting cast, and even that one sunk without leaving a splash. I’d say a hard pass.

Judwaa 2

Directed by: David Dhawan
With: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Tapsee Pannu
What is it about? Prem and Raja are twin brothers who are seperated at birth but are uniquely connected to eachother via their reflexes. They reunite as adults and set out to take down the underground smuggling world.
Heads Up: David Dhawan‘s brand of comedy, rebooted by himself! The original Judwaa (which wasn’t too original to begin with) was hilarious, a lot of which banked on Salman Khan‘s comedy charm. Daresay Varun Dhawan can pull it off too. Of the movies on offer this week, I’d say this movie is the easiest time spent with your nachos.

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.