Every week we find ourselves indecisive about things we can do over the weekend, and it usually ends with chillaxing with our friends and going to the movies. But then comes the decision about which movie to watch. So, here’s something to make that decision a whole lot easier.
What’s it about? Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is a 14-year-old foster child and when he yells “Shazam!” something extraordinary happens; he turns into a superhero.
The good: Zach Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer (who are both Captain Marvel) steal the show in this superhero film that turns the usual weaknesses of origin stories into a fun time with a good message about family.
The bad: While loaded with good intention people think it’s a poorly written film with casting issues, giving Shazam a rocky introduction to the big screen world of costumed heroism.
What’s it about? After relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, Dr Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbour, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
The good: Pet Sematary balances humour, drama, and horror believably while exploring the inner turmoil of a seemingly ordinary couple.
The bad: This is a remake of a 1989 film (then called Stephen King’s Pet Sematary), and critics have stated that the original movie is better than this one.
What’s it about? John Travolta stars as a speedboat racing champion and multi-millionaire whose secret life as a drug trafficker lands him in a deadly crossfire between the DEA and the Mob.
The good: John Travolta is America’s sweetheart.
The bad: People think that this movie not only refuses to tell a story; it also undermines the viewers’ attempts to interpret the narrative for themselves.
What’s it about? The film is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The good: The film offers remarkable ups and downs, with notable passages and avoidable digressions.
The bad: People have been hearing about Mel Gibson’s “The Professor and the Madman” for years now. The actors have been developing the film for decades, which killed the attention.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.