From the 30th anniversary of a teen cult classic, a brand-new teenage horror rooted in the depths of the dark web, to the actual undersea expedition that discovers an extinct shark: let’s take a look at this week’s cinema releases.
Unfriended: Dark Web
A sequel to Unfriended, the teen horror film once again unfolds the dangers of the Internet before our very eyes. After finding a laptop with software access to the dark web, a teenager disturbed by the folder of mysterious videos he shared with his friends discovers that the previous owner is watching him – but he doesn’t just stop at observing his activity, unfolding a massacre that involves the friends connected to the same gaming network.
A Paraguayan family drama first premiered at the Berlinale, where it won the International Critics Prize. The story of two descendants of wealthy families forced to sell off their possessions introduces us to Chela and Chiquita when their money starts to fade. Soon, Chiquita is imprisoned for fraud, and Chela starts a taxi service for a local group of elderly, wealthy ladies, coming out of her shell and facing a personal change she never saw coming.
It wouldn’t be a summer without a Jason Statham blockbuster – and this time he faces a massive sea creature that threatens his scientific expedition. Stuck on a submarine, he discovers an animal that was thought extinct; the realisation reveals the depth of the danger his team drowns in.
We all know that a dog can change your life for the better, and the light summer comedy directed by Ken Marino brings back Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria alongside Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard to expand on this premise in a series of intertwined vignettes. Each of the characters has an important dog in their life – and all of their precious pets start to influence their careers and relationships in random ways.
Following its 4K restoration, the classic with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater is back on the big screens! Veronica found her way into the popular girl clique, Heathers, despite the fact she shares very little with them and disapproves of their cruelty and meanness. After she accidentally poisons the leader of the group with her new boyfriend and covers up the traces, she discovers that he intentionally kills students he doesn’t like. As she faces problems that pile up, she has to face J.D’s murderous techniques and a new leader of the clique.
The Darkest Minds
A young adult film from Jennifer Yuh Nelson revolves around the team of teenagers with special powers, isolated from the rest of the world in fears of havoc they could wreak. Betrayed by the adults, they form a group of people with similar abilities to support each other – and to form the resistance to protect themselves for those who want to control them.