Out This Week: 30 April 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is out this weekend. Need we say more?

The inauguration of Hollywood’s Summer 2015 is this weekend with the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron. While many may argue that summer season started with the release of the smash hit Fast & Furious 7 (which has collected a whopping $1.32 million worldwide, $8 million in the U.A.E. alone), we will go with tradition; that summer season starts on the last weekend of April/first weekend of May. That is when all the major studios take turns releasing their tent-pole films.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Directed by: Joss Whedon
With: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, and Samuel L. Jackson

Heads Up: The Avengers are required this time again after Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, revives a peacekeeping program that goes awry, and results in unleashing a super villain called Ultron. Arguably this is the biggest film of the year (at least till the release of the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens in December) and it does mostly meet expectations, as per our own critic Faizan Rashid who writes in his review “Could the sequel to one of the greatest, most entertaining blockbusters of all time ever live up to hype and expectations? The good news is it does. The bad news? Not completely“. Since there is no doubting that everyone wants to watch the movie, our only recommendation: watch it in 2D.

She’s Funny That Way
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
With: Owen Wilson, Igmongen Poots, and Jennifer Aniston 

Heads Up: This is the unlucky counter-programming film of the week. From the legendary Indie director Peter Bogdanovich comes this comedy about a Broadway director who falls in love with a young actress that used to be a prostitute. Reviews are mixed, but if you were not able to secure tickets for Avengers this weekend, then may be this won’t be a terrible choice considering the pedigree of the director and the cast.

Lemon Tree Passage:
Lemon Tree Passage
Directed by: David Campbell
With: Jessica Tovey, Nicholas Gunn, and Pippa Black 

Heads Up: This is a horror film about a group of American backpackers in Australia who are introduced to a killer ghost’s urban legend by an Australian couple. Terrible trailer and a tired premise. Avoid it, especially because <hint, hint> next week should be a great week for horror fans!

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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.