Out This Week: 30 July 2015

A Marvel superhero, a comedy sequel, a YA book adaptation or a Bollywood thriller -- what're you gonna watch this week?

This week our cinemas will be catching up with the releases from previous weeks in the international markets plus the fresh releases. We Have a Marvel comics film, a comedy sequel, a YA book adaptation, and a Bollywood thriller, all vying for your attention.

Ant-Man Poster
Directed by: Peyton Reed
With: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, and Michael Douglas

Heads Up: An origin story of Marvel superhero Ant-Man, the movie is about cat-burglar Scott Lang, who’s armed with a super-suit that has the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. With the help of his mentor Dr. Hank Pym, he must pull off a heist that will save… the world! Our own Lloyd Bayer thoroughly enjoyed the film. In his 4-star review, he praises the movie for being: “uplifting, laugh-out-loud funny, and thoroughly engaging”. Your weekend watch sorted!

 Ted 2
Ted 2 Poster
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
With: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, and Morgan Freeman

Heads up: This sequel for the 2012 hit tells the story of newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn who want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. The audience didn’t care much for this sequel on its US release as indicated by the lukewarm reviews and box-office. If you are a dude &/or loved the first film, go for it. Otherwise, steer clear!

Paper Towns
Paper Towns Poster
Directed by: Jake Schreier
With: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams

Heads Up: This adaptation of author John Green’s best selling book tells the coming-of-age story of Quentin who experiences an all-night long adventure with his neighbor Margo, only for her to disappear the next day. He then decides with his friends to embark upon the road trip of their lives to find her. Last year’s The Fault in Our Stars adapted from a book by the same author was a huge success, but this one is not as much. Still its target audience will eat it up.

Drishyam Poster
Directed by: Nishikant Kamat
With: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran

Heads Up: The ever dependable Ajay Devgn starts in this drama about a man who takes desperate measures trying to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime. If here is one thing I am dreading about the movie, it would be the almost 3 hrs runtime — other than that I think it would be a solid Bollywood affair.

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.