By Bright Bassey
Looking for an interesting way to spend the weekend? A visit to the cinema would be worth the try.
Here is a list of five amazing movies you can choose to spoil yourself with this weekend:
What makes a beast so fantastic? Find out in this movie directed by David Yates. Author Newt Scamander arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler.
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Comedy, Drama Sedgwick
An art-gallery owner reads a novel written by her ex-husband, and becomes greatly disturbed by the possibility that the story was inspired by their marriage and that her safety is in jeopardy. Directed by Tom Ford, who also adapted the script from the novel, Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.
Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Based on a true-life story, Bob the Cat plays himself. A homeless street busker struggling with addiction finds an unlikely focus for his life when a persistently friendly orange tomcat appoints itself as his “copilot.” While caring for the cat (which he names “Bob”) and gaining strength from the feline’s unconditional love, he is able to stop his destructive habits and get sober.
Cast: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt.
A maverick CIA agent Idris Elba forges an unlikely bond with a pickpocket after the latter is framed for a bombing in Paris. Soon, they combine their brawn and street smarts to get to the bottom of a terrorist conspiracy targeting the city’s Bastille Day celebrations.
Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Bon, Jose Garcia.