Fancy a film? The movies out in Dubai cinemas this week
Our top pick of the movies out in cinemas this week is Bridget Jones’s Baby, a sweet and funny rom-com that reunites us with Helen Fielding’s beloved character.
Here are all the new flicks you’ll be able to go see from today…
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Prepare to feel old: it’s been 15 YEARS since the original Bridget Jones’s Diary and 12 years since its sequel. Phew. Now Helen Fielding’s beloved heroine is back – this time caught in a love triangle between the dashing Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and dating guru Jack (the handsome rom-com mainstay that is Patrick Dempsey). Just to make sure things are as complicated as possible, she’s expecting a child too. Oh, Bridget. Featuring most of the original cast, plenty of slapstick humour and sweet moments, here’s hoping it lives up to the original.
This tense thriller from Oliver Stone follows the fascinating story of the former NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). For those not in the know, Snowden is a former Special Forces soldier who, after being injured, enrolled in the CIA as a way to serve his country. Instead, he discovered that the US government had been using technology to spy on its own citizens. When he met with journalists from The Guardian, intent on revealing the NSA’s secrets, he immediately became a target (even today, he lives in exile in Russia). A fascinating and disturbing watch.
As hard as it is to imagine now, there was a time when the hand-held, shaky-cam horror film was fresh and new. The original (and arguably best) was The Blair Witch Project, a found-footage movie in which teenage filmmakers disappear into the Black Hills Forest under mysterious and violent circumstances. Now, 17 years later, Blair Witch returns us to the woods, this time following a boy called James whose sister was one of those who disappeared. Needless to say, they do not end up as happy campers.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week
It’s crazy to think that the Beatles’ world tour only lasted a couple of years, given what a massive impact they had on the world. This new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) focuses on their glory years between 1962 and 1964, when Beatlemania was at its peak. Expect interviews with the Fab Four themselves, some never-before-seen footage, plenty of screaming girls and, of course, all the hits. This is a lovely, energetic film which fans new and old will love.
Also out this week:
– Vigilante Diaries
– When The Bough Breaks
– Raaz Reboot (Hindi)
– Pink (Hindi)