If you’re planning on hitting the movies this weekend, we’ve got you covered for what’s on. This weekend we’ve got a nostalgia-inducing video game-inspired action movie, a TV-turned-film comedy that will bring the boys together, a crime-drama based upon the infamous kidnapping of beer-mogul Freddy Heineken, and William H. Macy’s directorial debut.
Check out the movie releases for Friday, 24 July, below:
Adam Sandler’s recent movies have been less-than-satisfying, but Pixels, the upcoming sci-fi action comedy in which the past literally strikes back when retro video game characters like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong attack Earth, looks like something special. Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage also appears in the film and the nostalgia-inducing CGI looks pretty incredible, so we’re in for this one.
The boys are back! The Entourage TV show captivated millions a couple years ago, and now Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), movie star Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) and rutheless agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) are making their long-awaited comeback with a full-fledged feature movie. The film picks up just after the events of the final season with Ari now in control of a major studio and Vince wanting to star and direct a massive blockbuster. Of course, things are going to go wrong.
We got the chance to see the movie early and gave our thoughts on Entourage here.
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. It looks to be a fascinating tale which stars Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, and Sam Worthington.
William H. Macy makes his directorial debut with this heart-wrenching yet inspiring film about loss and hope. A grieving father (Bill Crudup) goes on a downward spiral after his son is killed in a school shooting. He comes across a box of his deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics and is shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent. In an attempt to complete his son’s musical journey, he forms a band with a young musician named Quentin (Anton Yelchin). While on tour, Sam bonds with Quentin and he begins to find a way to recover from the grief of his son’s passing.