2015 commenced with horror of â€˜The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Deathâ€™. It was the first release of the year following veritable deluge of indie releases to high-octane blockbuster franchises entering into theaters. Till now bulk of movies from Sci-fi to action, drama, thrill and romance genres have been released. These include Taken 3, Blackhat, Still Alice, Focus, Cinderella, Get Hard and lot more.
Every year, in fact every month we see good number of indie releases to high-octane blockbuster franchises entering into theaters. Most of these films successfully escaped of domestic audience. Many of these are in UAEâ€™s cinemas now. In fact cinemas of Dubai and Abu Dhabi remain filled with Hollywood lovers.
If you are a film freak, you simply cannot hold yourself back. So, we have picked top fiveÂ movies of the week you would love watching in cinemas.
Director:Â James Wan
Writers:Â Chris Morgan,Â Gary Scott ThompsonÂ (characters)
Starring: Vin Diesel,Â Paul Walker,Â Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Runtime: 137 min
Fast and furious is the blockbuster franchise. Furious 7 as a touching tribute to late Paul Walker is in UAEâ€™s cinemas now. Released on April 2, this movie is all about a guyâ€™s revenge for his comatose brother against the â€˜Fast Familyâ€™.
After defeating Owen Shaw (international terrorist), Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) and his team thought that their criminal life is all over now. But Shawâ€™s brother retaliated and started to take revenge from them. Worse, when Jakarde (Somalian terrorist) and Mr. Nobody (shady government official) compete to steal compete God’s Eye. With this computer terrorism program any technological device can be turned into a weapon. Caught in the power struggle between US government and terrorists, Dominic Torretto reconvene with the team to stop Shawâ€™s brother along with retrieving the God’s Eye program.
Itâ€™s fully loaded with great action, sentimental drama, thrill sequences and also the fun characters. Hand-on-hand combat scenes are terrifically awesome especially the face-to-face punch-ups. Mind freezing stunts, vehicles dropping from height of 12, 000 feet above the Sonoran Desert.
So tasteful is the Furious 7 with all salty to spicy and yummy flavors of car racing, retaliation, logic-defying stunts, revenge, stuff blowing up and much more.
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Writers: Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado
Stars: Dan Stevens, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
Runtime: 99 min
Released 13 March 2015 (USA), â€˜The cobblerâ€™ is a comedy-drama film with key role of Adam Sandler. Story revolves around his character and how it feels to walk in someone elseâ€™s shoes.
Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) is a cobbler living in New York. He works in shop possessed by his family for many generations. He lives with his ailing mom and quite bored of his life.
He was very much disappointed and bored with the grind of his daily life when he found magical old cobblerâ€™s machine. It helps him in discovering his reality and worth by letting him to literally walk in other peopleâ€™s shoes. With this magical heirloom, he can step into his customersâ€™ lives leading him to see the world with entirely a new perspective.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Runtime: 119 min
Insurgent is a sci-fi, adventure, thriller and drama movie based on Veronica Rothâ€™s â€˜Insurgentâ€™ (second book from her â€˜Divergent trilogyâ€™).
Story is about a girl named â€˜Trisâ€™ having unusual brain functioning. Along with her brother and boyfriend, she run from power-hungry Erudites. Meanwhile, new secrets get unleashed about her mysterious Divergence that is apparently dangerous for faction-system. Erudites do everything possible to stop it and want Tris to sacrifice herself. But by doing so, worldâ€™s future will be at risk and may change forever. Now Tris must confront all her inner demons and shifting relationships to embrace her Divergence fully.
Â Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi
Stars: Sadie Alexandru, Scott Aschenbrenner, Chad Bishop
Runtime: 101 min
This crime and mystery-packed film is actually a fraternal drama showing brotherhood bonding, acts of loyalty and futility of violence in the shadows of gang wars at US-Mexican border. In this thrilling action movie directed by an Indian, two brothers join hands to defeat gangs threatening their family despite both were living different lives.
Broken Horses is the remake of Vinod Chopraâ€™s film Parinda (1989). Â Key concept of the film is that how wrong choices in your life can destroy everything.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay)
Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Runtime: 105 min
Released in March 13th, 2015 â€˜Cinderellaâ€™ is a romantic-fantasy and family-drama film.
Inspired from a fairy tale, this movie is about a young and beautiful â€˜Ellaâ€™ living at the mercy of her selfish and cruel stepmother and her two haughty daughters. But she never gives up the hope and finally her fortunes begin to change as she met a charming stranger. The fairy-godmother helps her and give her glass shoes that make her destiny twinkles. Finally she get rid of evil ladies and marry her prince charming to live happily after.