Out This Week: 29 October 2015

A fun horror, a nasty chef, disgraced athlete, a mastermind criminal and an indie Indian.

Another weekend is upon us, and five new releases to talk about. So let’s just dive into it without further ado:


Goosebumps Poster

Directed by: Rob Letterman
With: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush

Heads up: Based on beloved children’s book series, this horror-comedy tells the story of a teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. The film is been received positively by critics and audience in the US, and unlike other horror film in the market now, it is suitable for all family, so I think you should check it out.



Directed by: John wells
With: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Daniel Brühl

Heads up: Bradley Cooper plays a rock-star chef who tries to regain his repetition after he ruins his career due to a diva attitude and drug addiction. Despite its mega star lead, this film was banned by critics for being a slug of a movie with a plot full of clichés. I say skip it.

The Program

The program Poster

Directed by: Stephen Frears
With: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Jesse Plemons, and Lee Pace

Heads up: Based on real life events, an Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong‘s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. Although the reviews are middling, the story is fascinating, Stephen Frears is a legendary director, and above all Ben Foster is a fantastic actor who always gives memorable performances. I’d say go for it.

Main Aur Charles

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Directed by: Prawaal Raman
With: Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, Adil Hussain, and Tisca Chopra

Heads up: This Bollywood thriller is inspired by real events about the manhunt for notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who managed to escape a high security prison and commit a series of terrifying crimes, by enlisting the help of several people with his charm and manipulation. This looks very appealing to me, and different than the usual Bollywood offerings, even if it looks sensationalized. I would have this as my pick of the week.


Directed by: Kanu Behl
With: Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl, and Shivani Raghuvanshi

Heads up: Another independent production out of India getting good word-of-mouth in cinephone circles, the movie is set in the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, where Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood, plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. The trailer sets it up as a must-watch non-commercial movie. So if that is your cup-of-tea, check it out!

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