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.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The 9th film by the legendary Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood follows Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they navigate the tail end of the golden era of Hollywood in the late 1960s. But as luck would have it, Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor, Sharon Tate, whom Rick dreams of befriending in order to restore his status.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning
Genre: Comedy, Drama (15+)
The Current War
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War (quite literally, a war of the currents). Thomas Edison is on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology but on the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse, who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla, have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history.
Starring: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult
Genre: Biography, Drama, History (18, to be confirmed)
Master Z: IP Man Legacy
Following his defeat by Master IP, Cheung Tin Chi tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.
Starring: Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh, Jin Zhang, Tony Jaa
Genre: Action, Crime (PG15)
Dora and The Lost City of Gold
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. During a school field trip however, she ends up getting kidnapped by a group of people who want her help to look for the lost city of gold while holding her parents hostage. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, her best friend (a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
Starring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña
Genre: Adventure, Family (18, to be confirmed)
Queen of Spades
The sinister ghost of the Queen of Spades is thirsty for blood, and this time its victims are the students of the boarding school, located in an old mansion. The students end up finding a room in an abandoned wing of the mansion that houses a mirror covered with mysterious drawings. Unaware of any danger, the students spend hours in front of the mirror, calling the spirit of the Queen of Spades announcing the most intimate desires, hoping that the ghost will fulfill them. However, they are unaware that their own souls will be the price to pay for each whim to come, and that the Queen of Spades will not rest until they get them all.
Starring: Angelina Strechina, Daniil Izotov, Yan Alabushev
Genre: Horror (18, to be confirmed)
Inspired by the controversial operation which took place in Delhi in September 2008, Delhi police were tipped off about a house in Jamia Nagar that was supposedly inhabited by suspects responsible for the Delhi bomb blasts. The police stormed the address on the morning of September 19, 2019, and gunshots were exchanged. By the end of the heavy fire, two suspects were reported dead, two were injured and one escaped. Questions were raised across India about the encounter – was it a cover-up or a real victory for the Delhi police?
Starring: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur , Nora Fatehi
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller (18, to be confirmed)
Mission Mangal is the incredible true story of a team of scientists who overcome their personal challenges and failures to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest missions in history: the launch of India’s first satellite to Mars, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence. A tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things and inspiring generations to dream big and achieve the impossible.
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Tapsee Pannu, Nitya Menon, Vidya Balan
Genre: Drama, History (18, to be confirmed)