Fancy a film? The movies out in Dubai cinemas this week
Our pick of the movies out in Dubai cinemas this week is Kung Fu Panda 3, a family-friendly hit that sees Jack Black return as the lovable panda Po.
Here are all the flicks you’ll be able to go see from tomorrow…
KUNG FU PANDA
The last Kung Fu Panda movie came out in 2011, so we’ll forgive you if you’ve forgotten the cliffhanger: Po (Jack Black) finds out that his father might still be alive, and living in a secret panda village. Kung Fu Panda 3 sees Po reuniting with his dad Li (Bryan Cranston), learning to be a teacher and taking on a new villain – a murderous yak called Kai (voiced by Whiplash’s JK Simmons). Luckily, the Furious Five have his back, as always. The kids will love it.
In this charming Australian drama, Kate Winslet plays Tilly, a glamorous dressmaker, who left her hometown in the midst of a scandal, and returns to take care of her mother Molly (Judy Davies). The effect she has on the local townswomen, not to mention local heartthrob Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), makes for heart-warming viewing. Take your girlfriends to this one.
If you’re a horror fan, chances are you’ve heard of The Witch. Winner of Best Director at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, word of mouth has already made it a must-see. Set in the 17th century, it tells the story of a puritan family that’s exiled by their village and forced to build a new home close to the evil-looking woods. Within the first ten minutes of the film, the baby has been kidnapped by the title character, and from there things only get worse. This is genuinely one of the most disturbing films we’ve seen in a while – not one for the faint-hearted.
EYE IN THE SKY
Eye in the Sky is notable for being the last film to star the late, great Alan Rickman. He is brilliant, but the main star of the show is Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, who’s on a secret drone mission to capture terrorists in Kenya with the help of her ‘eye in the sky’ pilot Steve Watt (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul). They’re all set to make a move on a compound housing suspected hostiles, when a child enters the collateral damage zone. The resulting dispute about how to proceed makes for a tense thriller and an interesting commentary on modern warfare.