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.
Set three years after the original movie, Elsa still wonders why she has the powers she does. As questions lie unanswered, she starts to hear voices calling her North. Around the same time, her kingdom, Arendelle, gets attacked and her family and friends seem to think that the voice could hold the answers. Leaving her kingdom behind, Elsa along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven travels to an ancient, autumn-bound forest in an enchanted land in order to save their kingdom.
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy(PG)
An NYPD detective, Andre Davis is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night goes on and time ticks away, the search intensifies, Andre doesn’t want the killers to get away, so he decides to shut down any sort of means of getting in or out of Manhattan – including the 21 bridges linking the iconic island to the outside.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons Genre: (18, to be confirmed)
Working in a Christmas store all year round? Not as neat as it sounds, and definitely not for Kate – a young woman with no interest in the festive season. To make matters worse, she’s the stores elf – complete with jingly shoes. She however, ends up meeting too-good-to-be-true Tom right outside the store (in a less than romantic sort of way). As the two grow closer, we learn of Kate’s past, and why she is the way she is. However, Tom sees through so many of her barriers, and Kate’s life could finally be looking up this Christmas.
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Henry Golding Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance (PG13)
Code 8 follows the lives of 4 per cent of the population who are born with supernatural powers. However, instead of being millionaires, they are shunned from society and living in poverty, often resorting to hard labour and even a life of crime just to get by. Connor Reed is one such person, doing whatever it takes to get money for his ailing mother. He turns to a friend for help, but is lured into a life of crime. He ends up on the run from two detectives and a scarily high-tech police force.
Starring: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Kari Matchett Genre: Sci-Fi(18, to be confirmed)
Meet Stan. Stan is a high school student living with an abusive grandfather. He’s also the subject of harsh bullying at school. As time goes by, Stan realizes there is something living in his shed at home, and it’s not friendly, and… it’s pretty hungry. While Stan is invested in trying to kill the strange monster, his friend has other sinister plans – one that involves a solution to stop him from being bullied once and for all.
Starring: Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen Genre: Drama, Horror(18, to be confirmed)
Behind the Trees
What started of as a secluded and romantic getaway in India for a couple turns into a vacation of horrors. They stumble upon an 11 year old girl whose been locked away, hidden behind the trees and decide to rescue her and take her back to their room. What they don’t realize however, is that the girl is possessed, and her being locked away was part of an exorcism…
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Expect a lot of fun, witty and stylish in this whodunit game – it’s guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama(18, to be confirmed)