Check out our handy guide to the latest movie releases coming out this week… 

Whether you’re planning a trip to the cinema with the kids for some family-friendly laughs, or a catch up with friends that include a horror flick or the latest action-packed film, here are our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Dubai this week.


Pokemon Detective Pikachu

In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman is a former Pokémon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu, who was Harry’s former Pokémon partner. Tim is somehow able to understand the Detective, and they reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.

Starring: Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe, Ryan Reynolds
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure (PG)


What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the filmmaker behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

Starring:  Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  (18, TBC)

Long Shot

When Fred Flarsky, a journalist, reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Stars:  Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael
Genre: Comedy, Romance (18, TBC)

Primal Rage 

Lost deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, Ashley and Max Carr are stalked by a terrifying creature that might be Bigfoot. Soon they find themselves embroiled in a strange land of Native American myth and legend turned real. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight back against this monster in a desperate battle of life or death.

Starring: Casey Gagliardi, Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Jameson Pazak
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Horror (18, to be confirmed)

Breaking and Exiting

Harry, a charming house thief, gets more than he bargains for during an attempted burglary. He stumbles upon Daisy, who is in the process of killing herself, and decides to save her. It’s a move that sends both of them into a darkly comedic journey of self-discovery and love.

Starring: Milo Gibson, Jordan Hinson, Adam Huber
Genre: Romance, Comedy (18, to be confirmed)


Student of the Year 2

The race to become the Student of the Year is back on! A story full of friendship, sportsmanship and romance, follow the struggles of Rohan as he fights to achieve his ultimate goal and win the Dignity Cup.

Starring:  Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance (18, to be confirmed)


Kia and Cosmos

15-year-old Kia, her mother, Dia and father, Kabir live in a senile but done-up residence in Tollygunge. Trouble begins when Kabir Chatterjee vanishes for no known reasons. As Kia grows up, she is confronted with yet another unanswered disappearance, of her cat- Cosmos. After the murder of Cosmos, Kia decides to investigate the death of her beloved feline. The 15-year-old leaves on a mission to find the murderer and starts knocking neighboring doors. A series of twists and turns aid the unfolding of a heartwarming journey of India’s first teenage-girl-detective.

Starring: Swastika Mukherjee, Joy Sengupta, Ritwika Pal
Genre: Drama (18, to be confirmed)

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