Top picks: Films out in cinemas in Dubai this September
From laugh-out-loud comedy to action packed adventure…
While Dubai may finally be cooling down, there’s still time to pack in a movie or two before we’re back outside.
And if you’re looking to trade in your Netflix series binge-watching for a bigger screen, we’ve rounded up all the big releases in cinemas across the city this month.
Here are our top picks of films in cinemas in Dubai this September.
Crazy Rich Asians
The first film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast, Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. But Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention that not only is he the son of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.
The Equalizer 2
Denzel Washington reprises his role as Mr McCall in the follow up to The Equalizer. After his friend Susan is killed, McCall returns to his old ways to seek justice for her death and punish her killers.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
BFF’s Audrey and Morgan (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) are ordinary 30-somethings, until they end up getting caught up in the international spy game after discovering Audrey’s ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) is a CIA agent. On the run from deadly assassins, the duo hot-foot it to Europe, hatching a plan to save the world while they’re at it.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
The long-awaited sequel to Mamma Mia, the hugely successful musical comedy based on anthology of Abba music, is released this month. Amanda Seyfriend reprises her role as Sophie, who’s own pregnancy leads her to trace the steps of her mothers journey to motherhood, with a surprise or two along the way.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Whether you’ve seen every Mission: Impossible film or this latest installment is your first viewing, Mission: Impossible – Fallout will leave your mind blown. From super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) fighting his nemesis August Walker (Hengry Cavill) while barrelling out of a plane at 30,000 feet, to careening on a motorcycle through narrow Parisian streets without a helmet, you have to constantly remind yourself that this franchise’s USP is that the actors perform their own stunts.
In 19991’s Hook, an adult Peter Pan flew back to Neverland – so why can’t a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) return to Hundred Acre Wood? Winnie The Pooh (Jim Cummings) reappears in his best friend Christopher’s adult life to ask him for help to find his woodland pals. But this wouldn’t be a Disney movie without a heroic act from Pooh, and once the gang are back together, Pooh and his crew travel to London to save Christopher from his domineering boss.
If Jason Statham battling a 70-ton shark is what you’re looking for this summer, look no further. This fun action-adventure plays out like Jaws on steroids or all six Sharkanado films whipped up in a blender. But unlike these last two shark series, the scariest fact about the megalodon (which the film is based on), is that the best really was that big.
An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Whalberg) tries to secretly move a mysterious informant (Iko Uwais) with sensitive information out of a foreign country, in exchange for him to reveal the location of some missing radioactive isotopes.
From September 6: The Mercy
Based on a true story, award-winning Colin Firth stars as amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, as the story follows his solo attempt to sail the globe. The nine-month wait his family (including his wife played by Rachel Weisz) face, as well as the struggles he faced day-to-day during his trip, are the backdrop for a compelling story.
From September 22: Johnny English Strikes Again
One of the best-loved spy comedies of all time, Johnny English is back for a third installment from September 22. When the identities of all the UK’s active undercover agents are compromised there’s only one man to call – Johnny English. Played by Rowan Atkinson, the former spy, now serving as a primary school teacher, is called back in to save the day.
From September 27: Small Foot
A Yeti (played by Channing Tatum) is convinced that the elusive small foot creatures known as “humans” really do exist. So in this all-star animation, he sets out to prove it.
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