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 an animation film and some family-friendly laughs, or a catch up with friends over an action filled movie or a horror flick, here are our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Dubai this week.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Well, Disney… You’ve done it again. The movie is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon-to-be queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, David Gyasi, Michelle Pfeiffer
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy (PG)


Quinn, a member of a SWAT unit, has no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he pieces together clues from his past, he vaguely recalls his young daughter, who has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Connor, a former military operative turned gangster-for-hire, discovers that his wife has also disappeared mysteriously in the middle of the night. These two men, with little in common, realize they must work together to find their loved ones and thwart their mysterious abductors. They soon realize that the abductions are part of a centuries-long plot. With the help of a local psychiatrist and an eccentric scientist, the two men resolve to take on this merciless, unknown force bent on destroying the human race.

Starring: Scott Adkins, Andy On, Truong Ngoc Anh
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller (PG13)

Zombieland 2: Double Tap

In this Zombieland sequel, comic mayhem ensues all the way from the White House and through the heartland. The four zombie slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Luke Wilson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror (15+)

Killers Anonymous

Killers Anonymous is a support group with a twist – it’s one for killers. The movie follows the members of the group as they try to unravel the mystery behind which one of them is responsible for the assassination attempt on a US senator that has the police authorities in the city on high alert. But things are not what they seem, and when new truths are discovered, secret alliances and betrayals emerge as the session explodes into violence and chaos, forcing the killers to kill or be killed!

Starring: Tommy Flanagan, Rhyon Nicole Brown, MyAnna Buring, Jessica Alba
Genre:  Action, Crime, Mystery (15+)

Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary Night

For the past month, we’ve seen tributes to iconic TV show Friends all over Dubai, from a replica of the famous sofa on display, to the theme song being played at the Dubai Fountains. It’s all in aid of the 25th anniversary since Friends first aired in 1994. As the celebrations continue, Vox Cinemas have announced they will screen iconic episodes from across the show’s ten series. It will be the first time the sit-com has been shown in 4K on the big screen. You can read more about it here.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry
Genre:  Comedy (PG15)

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