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.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, this new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency, Monarch, as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters (including the mighty Godzilla) who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis – the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species (thought to be mere myths) rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Lexi Rabe, Sally Hawkins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy (PG13)
This Marvel movie will see X-Men facing one of their own – former team member Jean Grey, who has turned into a formidable and powerful foe. After being hit by a mysterious cosmic force in space during a rescue mission, she becomes infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Her increasing power makes her spiral out of control, forcing her to hurt the people she loves the most. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi (PG13)
John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum
Following part 2 of the John Wick series, super-assassin John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services and is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild. With a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller (15+)
English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid-1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the West in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over half a century.
Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance (PG15)
In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. This is why mother told you to never talk to strangers.
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis
Genre: Horror, Thriller (18, TBC)
‘Bharat’ is a journey of a man and a nation together. At the cusp of India’s birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom. However, this freedom comes at a cost. An 8 year old boy, Bharat, makes a promise to his father: that he will keep his family together no matter what – a promise that he keeps over the next 60 years of his life, despite each decade throwing a new set of challenges at him – some humorous, some thrilling, some romantic while some life-threatening. His resilience, loyalty and a never dying spirit mirrors the fundamental qualities of our nation – Bharat!
Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani
Genre: Action, Drama (PG15)