The Oscar Project
We have three new films hitting wide release this week, starting with The Devil Conspiracy. I haven't heard much of anything about this film, but from the synopsis I found online, it looks like a story about a shadowy organization trying to clone Jesus Christ so they can them sacrifice him to the devil. I'm not sure what to expect out of this one, but it sure sounds like it's out there.
The second wide release this weekend is House Party, a remake of the 1990 film of the same name. The film is produced by LeBron James and features two friends fired from their house cleaning job that decide to return to James's mansion and host the party of the year while he is out of town.
I feel like Gerard Butler hasn't made a movie in a few years, but looking at his filmography, he has had at least one film release every year since his debut in 1997. This film reminds me a bit of the Denzel Washington film Flight from 2012 mixed with a bit of US Marshals or The Fugitive. I'm sure it will keep you on the edge of your seat, but still feels a bit formulaic.
And last up is the wide expansion of the Tom Hanks film A Man Called Otto. I am planning on seeing this over the weekend and will post a review early next week, but I'm cautiously optimistic about the film. It is based on the novel A Man Called Ove by Frank Backman as well as the Swedish film also called A Man Called Ove from 2015. I have seen the original film and I worry that the Hanks version will be a little too whitewashed for sensitive American audiences, but I'm hoping that it stays somewhat true to the original.
There are quite a few more limited releases than last week and for some reason horror still seems to be ruling the roost. Check your local listings for these films.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?