By Jack Rico
‘This Week In Movies’ is a weekly article that catches you up on all the new film releases coming out every week. This week we have the lowest amount of releases we’ve seen in years – only five. The end of August is usually considered the worst week for movies in a calendar year. Nevertheless, all five films offer either star power (Oscar Isaac who is the new Batman, an interesting premise, or a perfect excuse to zone out and laugh). Read on!We saw Operation Finale, starring Oscar Isaac – it was underwhelming, a rare miss for the new Batman. It’s better watched on DVD when you’ve burned out watching all the good TV shows on HBO. Kin, though not framed as such, is an afrofuturism film (a science fiction film with an African-American lead) that seems well directed with a message about family, brotherhood and second chances. See what else is here that you might like to see and GO SEE IT! And remember to listen to our podcast this Friday for our review of movies and interviews with filmmakers and other notable figures of American and Latino pop culture.
Operation Finale (PG-13, Biography | Drama | History | Thriller)
Director: Chris Weitz
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz
Synopsis: A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
Kin (PG-13, 102m, Action | Sci-Fi)
Director: Jonathan Baker | Josh Baker
Cast: Carrie Coon, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid
Synopsis: Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
The Little Stranger (R, 111m, Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Josh Dylan, Will Poulter
Synopsis: After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.
Ya Veremos (PG-13, 85m, Drama)
Director: Pitipol Ybarra
Cast: Mauricio Ochmann, Fernanda Castillo, Emiliano Aramayo, Erik Hayser
Synopsis: Santi is a child who has had to deal with the separation of his parents, Rodrigo and Alejandra. They are required to see each other from time to time, as they share their child’s time. One day they receive the news that Santi must undergo surgery so as not to lose his sight, so Santi makes a wish list to fulfill them together with his two parents, before the operation.
Blood Fest (92m, Comedy | Horror)
Director: Owen Egerton
Cast: Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Tate Donovan
Synopsis: Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers – more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers – must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.