In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.
THE NOVEMBER MAN
Release date: August 27
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor
Based on author Bill Granger’s book series of the same name, The November Man takes the bold step of casting Pierce Brosnan as a spy. Yeah, okay, Hollywood. Brosnan plays ex-CIA operative Peter Devereaux, who is lured back to the spy game to protect a woman (Kurylenko) with information that could bring down his former employers. Unfortunately, the man hunting her is the agency’s most skilled assassin (Bracey), who was trained by Peter himself.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
Release date: August 29
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, Edwin Hodge
Hundreds of feet below the streets of Paris are the infamous catacombs – 200 miles of winding tunnels lined with the bones of countless humans. When a group of American and British archaeology students enter the twisted passageways, each one is forced to fight off terrible visions from their past as they descend deeper into the corpse-filled channels. You want a real horror show? Try eating the salad dressing in France. It’s just mayo. Mayo, for God’s sake.