For a fortunate few today is but a mere continuation of a vacation that began last Thursday; for some unfortunate Egyptians, however, today marks a day off after heading to work yesterday (Tuesday April 30th). In any case, today also happens to be Wednesday; yes, Cairenes, it’s that day of the week when we tell you all about what you ought to expect from this week’s top film releases.
What’s it about? A once abused woman, Sadie (Olivia Wilde), devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free.
The good: Critics are hailing Wilde for her performance. Additionally, critics are applauding the film’s cinematography.
The bad: This film could easily be one of those features that use the serious issue of domestic violence as a mere element that helps move the plot forward, rather than actually taking the time to explore domestic violence.
What’s it about? A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron), from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend (Lilly Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
The good: Preliminary reviews indicate that the film manages to offer human details about Ted Bundy, without falling into the trap of romanticising him.
The bad: We’ve all probably seen a documentary, or two, about Ted Bundy. As such, the question becomes whether or not this film actually has something novel to offer its viewers.
What’s it about? Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie Russell (Meagan Good) couldn’t be happier after buying their dream home from a mysterious and lonely widower named Charlie (Dennis Quaid) in Napa Valley, Calif. Their newfound paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Charlie — still strangely attached to the house — begins to show up and obsessively interfere in their daily lives.
The good: Dennis Quaid is known more for his roles in comedy/family films like The Parent Trap (1998) and Yours, Mine & Ours (2005); hence, it is very refreshing to see Quaid take on the role of an obsessive stalker.
The bad: The whole premise of the plot seems to lack originality.
Please note that that the films A Vigilante (2018) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019) will be available in theaters starting today (Wednesday, May 1st). The Intruder (2019), however, will be available in theaters starting Friday, May 3rd. For more information, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.