Out This Week: November 14 2019

The battle of Angels vs Liars is waging at the cinemas.

The angels are leading the charge of an eclectic bunch of new films. Keep leading to know more.


Charlie’s Angels

Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
With: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, and Patrick Stewart
What is it about: When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.
Heads Up: The reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise (which was adapted from the 70’s hit show by the same name) looks pulpy and light, and it’s being directed by Elizabeth Banks who has proven with the success of Pitch Perfect 2 that she can make a big popular film. I personally would be content if this film is as good as the first Charlie’s Angels or close to it. The early word praises the 3 leads for their fun performances, so this movie can be your fun time at the cinema this weekend.


The Good Liar

Directed by: Bill Condon
With: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, and Jim Carter
What is it about: Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
Heads Up: This thriller drama is starring two of the best British thespians of their generation. Their chemistry alone should make this worth the while. Couple that with mostly good reviews, and I am all for it.


One Piece: Stampede

Directed by: Takashi Otsuka
With: Felecia Angelle, Major Attaway, and Greg Ayres
What is it about: Pirates from around the world gather at the Pirates Expo to join the hunt for Gol D. Roger’s lost treasure.
Heads Up: The 14th film adaptation for one of the most famous anime series of our time. It is already one of the biggest hits of the year in Japan (4th biggest anime film), and the reviews are unanimously positive, so if you are a fan of the series, then I am sure you already got your tickets, but I am not sure whether a novice like myself should start with this one.


Haunt

Directed by: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
With: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, and Lauryn Alisa McClain
What is it about: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
Heads Up: Even though the reviews on this low-budget horror film are decent, the fact it coming out in the heels of Doctor Sleep and that is already out on VOD makes me think it’s better experienced from the comfort of your couch.

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.