Out This Week: 3 March 2016

This weekend, stop by Zootropolis.

March is here, which marks the beginning of the trickling for the year’s big releases. As for this weekend, we have a sequel that no one asked for, an action dramatization of real events by Michael Bay, a sport drama also based on real events, a Disney animation, and a Bollywood crime drama. So let’s check them out.

London Has Fallen

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Directed by: Babak Najafi
With:  Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Heads up: In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. This is a sequel for the 2013 film White House siege film Olympus Has Fallen. And if you though that one was bad, wait till you read the reviews for this one. Poor Gerard Butler who has two bad films in two consecutive weeks. That said, it might turned out to be a case of so bad it’s  is good, so why not.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours poster

Directed by: Michael Bay
With:  John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, and James Badge Dale
Heads up: As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Although this is ‘based on real events”, you can’t really trust Michael Bay make something that has subtlety or nuance. Frankly I would rather watch London Has Fallen, but that’s just me.


Race Poster

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
With:  Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, and Willkam Hurt
Heads up: Jesse Owens‘ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler‘s vision of Aryan supremacy. Here is another film based on a true story. This film has garnered decent middling review, but it will likely be forgotten soon. I would say watch it on TV.



Directed by:  Byron Howard, Rich Moore
With:  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and Idris Elba
Heads up: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. This Disney animation has garnered a universally favorable reviews. It looks like lots of fun for all the family, so take your little ones and go watch it on the big screen.

Jai Gangaajal

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Directed by: Prakash Jha
With:  Priyanka Chopra, Rahul Bhat, and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Heads up: The story of a newly appointed Senior Inspector finds herself against very powerful goons and having people from her own department against her. The latest film from veteran director Prakash Jha, who has some good films under his belt. As for this one, I would wait to hear the word of mouth or read the early reviews, because it can go either way.

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