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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
written by
Dina Mokhtar

Featured image: Universal Pictures – © A Universal Release. © 2019 Universal Studios


Our weekly batch of new releases has arrived, bringing along a collection of genres that cater to all likings; a Christmas romantic flick, and a long-awaited animation, a thriller, and an action. Here’s what we are talking about:

Last Christmas:

What is it about? This romantic comedy follows a Kate, whose latest bad decision happens to be working as Santa’s elf at a department store. And this is where she meets prince charming, who is too good to be true.

The good: Don’t we all have a soft spot for romantic Christmas comedies? Starring Emilia Clarke (who has become everybody’s sweetheart after her successful role in Game of Thrones), we think Last Christmas will be enjoyed by many. The film is directed by Paul Feig, the man behind A Simple Favor, in addition to several episodes of the TV series The Office – so it should have something to offer. 

The Bad. According to the synopsis, Last Christmas’ plotline doesn’t seem to offer anything that piques our curiosity; It could be just another run-of-the-mill Christmas flick.

Frozen II:

What is it about? This edition of Disney’s animation follows the all-time-favourite bunch as they set on a quest to find the origin of Elsa’s powers and save their kingdom.

The Good. We have to admit that we’re not fans of the first one; however, Frozen made the grade when it first hit theatres back in 2013. If you’re a fan, or have a little girl who’s into Disney princesses, you definitely don’t want to miss it.

The Bad. Sequels aren’t usually as good as their originals, let’s hope Frozen II doesn’t join that list.

21 Bridges:

What is it about? This crime action film follows a detective who uncovers a massive conspiracy that involves some of his fellow workers, which leads to a citywide search that locks Manhattan, and its 21 bridges – hence the title.

The Good.  Directed by Brian Kirk, the man behind episodes of Game of Thrones and Dexter, 21 Bridges may seem promising to many. The film’s bill also carries a couple of interesting names that could make it worth the while for many; Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, as well as the talented J.K. Simons.

The Bad. Earning 5.6 stars on IMDb, this one doesn’t seem to be a movie to look forward to watching.


Behind the Trees:

What is it about? This horror starts with a romantic getaway amid the Indian wilderness, where a couple accidentally witness the exorcism of an 11-year-old, whom they decide to save.

The Good. With all honesty, we find it quite hard to sell this one for you. However, if you are a Bollywood fan, and the following names ring a bell – Sahil Shroff, Subrat Dutta, and Vanessa Curry – then this one is for you.

The Bad. Bollywood’s classic exaggeration meets the cliché plotline of a romantic getaway that goes wrong; a recipe for disaster?

Don’t forget to check our cinema times page to know where and when you can watch this week’s batch.