Check out our handy guide of 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.
Hellboy is a dark fantasy superhero film based on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name. The superhero is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, where he and his closest allies have to battle an undead sorceress, who has the intention of destroying the world.
Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy (15+)
This western horror film is based on Lizzy, a tough, resourceful frontiers woman settling in on a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. She and her family are isolated from civilization in the wilderness, where the wind never seems to stops howling. Soon, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears.
Starring: Miles Anderson, Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles
Genre: Western, Horror (18, to be confirmed)
The Curse of La Llorona
Based on the Mexican myth (we hope…) La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, is the ghost of a woman who drowned her children and now cries while looking for them in the river, often causing misfortune to those who are near, and even hear her. The movie is about social worker, Anna Garcia, who is raising her two children in Los Angeles during the 1970s and gets asked to check in on one of her cases where she finds signs of foul play. As she digs deeper, she finds striking similarities between the case and the terrifying supernatural occurrences haunting her family. A local faith healer discovers that La Llorona has latched herself onto Anna, and will stop at nothing to take the children.
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez |
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller (18, to be confirmed)
The Hummingbird Project
The opening scene in the movie depicts cousins Vinnie and Anton working at Torres & Thathcher, New York as data analysts. They believe to have thought of a way to get data from the Kansas Electronics Exchange a millisecond faster than everyone else, by building a four-inch fiber tunnel in a straight line from Kansas to New York. The results if they succeed? They can make millions – five hundred million, to be exact – in a year.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Salma Hayek
Genre:Thriller (18, to be confirmed)
Violet is a shy Polish teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition ‘Teen Spirit’ that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition.
Starring: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe
Genre: Drama, Music (18, to be confirmed)
Mr. Link is eight foot tall and covered in fur, and tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest. He recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounter their fair share of peril, as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy (To be confirmed)
Kalank is set in pre-independent India and is a story that follows an elite family and many of its hidden truths that begin to unfold as communal tensions rise and partition nears. Caught in this situation are Dev, Satya, Roop, and Zafar who find themselves in this battlefield of love.
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan
Genre: Drama, History, Romance (18, to be confirmed)
The Tashkent Files
The Tashkent Files focuses on the death of Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. When the war formally ended with the Tashkent Agreement on 10 January 1966; he died the following day while still in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The cause of his death is reported to be cardiac arrest but is disputed, however, the film claims to solve the “mystery” behind his death.
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Pankaj Tripathi
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller (PG13)