Today we’re introducing the highlights of the week with three entries; two comedies and a sci-fi action film. So, if you’re in the mood for a laugh, two of our favourite blonde female comedians are hitting the silver screen with two films: Anna Faris stars in the film Overboard, and Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty. However, if you’re in the mood for something more intense, you can catch Nicholas Cage’s new offering, The Humanity Bureau.
What’s it about? This movie is a remake of the 1987 film with the same title. In Overboard (2018), the spoilt and wealthy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) hires a carpet cleaner, Kate (Anna Faris), to clean his yacht. Karma hits Leonardo for his cruel treatment of Kate when he gets amnesia as a result of his yacht crashing. Kate decides payback is due and she pretends to be his wife.
The good: Directors Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg have had their fair share of experience in successful comedies as both writers and producers. The plot of the movie has a lot of potential for comedic moments.
The bad: Remakes don’t usually end up living up to expectations, and for a remake of a film with mixed reviews, this doesn’t look like it’s going to be much of a success.
What’s it about? Twelve years into the future, this movie predicts a dystopian setting where the world sees the loss of most of its natural resources. Nicolas Cage plays Noah Kross, an agent of the Humanity Bureau, who discovers the evil acts of his organisation and vows to right the wrong he’s done.
The good: Nic Cage has had a number of bad movies in the past, but a surprisingly good movie is never off the table with this guy. The movie seems to have a bit of a political message which may add depth to the story and enhance your overall experience.
The bad: The director and writer of the movie have no real previous successes to vouch for them. Nic Cage is alone in terms of star power, and he’s not that strong of a force by himself.
What’s it about? Amy Schumer plays a woman struggling with insecurities pertaining to her looks and body shape. She desperately tries to change that in the hopes of avoiding all the problems they bring to her. A bang on the head gives her newly found and unbound confidence in her looks, and things start changing for her without anything really changing about her, except for her newly found self-esteem.
The good: In recent years, Amy Schumer has rose to fame thanks to her unique stand-up shows and number of comedy movies. This movie comes from Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who have written many successful films together. With all of that, this movie could be a really enjoyable watch, especially given its empowering message to all women.
The bad: Amy Schumer herself has some divisive opinions with her brand of comedy, and it doesn’t work for everyone. So while it does seem like a promising film, make sure it’s your type of humour before going in with a lot of expectations.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.