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.



Inspired by a true story, the film follows the life of a destitute young man raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists. He ends up falling in love and wants to turn his back on the hatred and violence he was raised in. But saying goodbye to his skinhead life isn’t a clean process. With the help of the woman he loves and a black activist, he must betray his former gang and work alongside the FBI in order to remove the body ink that has represented his identity for so long, as well as the burden of the gang’s crimes he has carried.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama (18+)

Lying and Stealing

Ivan lives in Los Angeles, a city where perception is often more important than reality, a world where posers and the social climbers, the wannabes and the rich who flaunt their wealth because they too want to remake themselves. Ivan, who has inherited his father’s life of crime, is an art thief, but unlike most thieves, Ivan loves the art as much as the art of the steal. He longs to break free from the criminal world, but the problem is that he’s in too deep with a vain and sadistic crime boss. He meets Elyse, an actress and con-woman who has her own past she longs to escape from. Together, they team up to pull off the ultimate con, which won’t make them rich, but will hopefully set them free.

Starring: Aris Alvarado, Fernanda Andrade, Tim Bader
Genre: Crime, Drama (15+)

River Runs Red

Respected Judge Charles Coleman and his wife have devoted their lives to law enforcement and they couldn’t be more thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy. But everything changes when he is wrongly shot by two corrupt cops and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend, detective Horace, finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic whose son was also killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands.

Starring: Joan Cusack, George Lopez, Luke Hemsworth, Taye Diggs
Genre: Thriller (PG15)

Axel 2: Adventures Of The Space Kids

In this outer space 3-D animated adventure reminiscent of Jimmy Neutron, three brave Kepler SpaceKids; Axel, Jono and Gaga want to rebuild their desolate planet by following the ancient legend of the lost Kar-Lalo oasis. Axel leads his friends into danger as they battle evil “Earthers”, giant spaceships and destructive robots and journey down the depths of a volcano to retrieve the last Kar-Lalo seed and try to save the planet.

Starring: Kate Higgins, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Genre: Animation (General)



Without giving away too many spoilers, the film follows an investigation led by a cop named Akbar, who is on the verge of divorcing his wife Fathima. A second story line, follows Luca, a painter and artist who meets Niharika at an art event and the two fall in love. Niharika happens to document her love story in a diary, which holds the key to unveiling the case’s mystery.

Subtitles will be available in Arabic and English.

Starring: Kate Higgins, Colleen O’ Shaughnessey, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Genre: Animation (General)

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