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New in Cairo Cinemas: Here’s What to Expect from this Week Batch of New Releases

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New in Cairo Cinemas: Here’s What to Expect from this Week Batch of New Releases
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Mariam Nowar

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Every Wednesday, we bring you the newest films out in cinemas across Cairo; this week delivers four fresh flicks that delve into sci-fi, action, and horror. Take a look and pick your favourite!


The Room

What is it about? The sci-fi follows a couple, Matt (Kevin Janssens) and Kate (Olga Kurylenko), who having moved into an isolated house, discover a strange room that grants them everything they wish for. Kate has had two miscarriages, so she asks for a child, but strange occurrences take place afterwards.

The good: Holding intriguing plot twists, the viewers may find themselves curious to find out what the couple will ask the room to give them next, or what the price of granting their wish is.

The bad: According to what we saw in the teaser, the acting is a bit underwhelming.


Astro Kid

What is it about? The animation follows young Willy (Timothé Vom Dorp) whose spaceship is destroyed and gets separated from his parents. He is saved by survival robot, Buck, who accompanies him until the rescue mission arrives.

The good: Taking the little ones along to the movies is perfect weekend plans.

The bad: The plotline is almost too similar to Wall-E (2008); instead of two robots, Wall-E and Eve, joining each other on an adventure, it’s a human boy called Willy, and a survival robot named Buck, whose looks and functions are somewhat similar to Eve.


Kill Chain

What is it about? Starring Nicolas Cage, it follows the lives of three strangers who are entangled in a conflict that none of them is prepared for.

The good: The movie is a suitable pick if you are into adrenaline-pumping scenes and gunfights.

The bad: After harsh reviews deeming Cage’s A Score to Settle (2019) forgettable, we might be getting a little tired of the thin plotline and repetitive conflicts in Kill Chain.


Brahms: The Boy II

What is it about? The horror film is a sequel to The Boy (2016). Starring Katie Holmes, it follows a family that moves into the Heelshire Mansion, where the youngest son, Jude (Christopher Convery), befriends a creepy doll called Brahms.

The good: It’s nice to see Holmes leading a horror film looking like she has not aged a day.

The bad: You will not look at dolls in the same way ever again!

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