Out This Week: 5 November 2015

The name's Bond. He named her Malala. And they are named Jem.

This weekend we have one huge juggernaut that is the latest James Bond film, opening up the holiday movie season. There are also only a couple of smaller films for the ones who can’t find tickets for Spectre, so this article is short and sweet:



Directed by: Sam Mendes
With: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, and Monica Bellucci
Heads up: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. The reviews are not stellar, including our own Faizan Rashid‘s 3 stars Review, in which he wrote “star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes give it their all, but the film, watchable as it is, can’t help but seem over plotted and sometimes even dull”.  Having all that in mind, I still think this is the film to watch this weekend, and I say go for it in the biggest screen you can find.

* This film will be released on Friday the 6th instead of Thursday.

Jem and The Holograms:

Jem and The Holograms Poster

Directed by: Jon M. Chu
With: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, and Aurora Perrineau
Heads up: A live action adaptation to a popular 80s cartoon, it is the story of  small-town girl who catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Reviews as abysmal, so I advise against it.

He Named Me Malala

He Named me Malala

Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
With: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, and Toor Pekai
Heads up: From Oscar winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) comes this documentary film which offers a look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. Our own Lloyd Bayer in his 4 stars review wrote: “He Named Me Malala is highly inspirational and the type of film where you clap in the end, only to realize that you’ve clapped too early”. So if you are interested in documentary films, here is a rare opportunity to watch one on the big screen, otherwise wait and watch it on TV.

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.