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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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Dina Mokhtar

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Here comes Wednesday, bringing along yet another fresh batch of movies for all cinema fans in town. This week’s new releases include a horror, a documentary, and an action. Here’s what we are talking about:

Shakira in Concert – El Dorado World Tour

What is it about? Stating the obvious; the documentary features behind-the-scenes footage of the 42-year-old Latin pop songstress, Shakira, as she prepares for her El Dorado World Tour.

The good. We imagine many Egyptian guys are already lining up for tickets to watch a documentary that features their teenage-years celebrity crush. Jokes aside, while we are not exactly sure why many headlines describe the tour as ‘ill-fated’, it seems that there’s more to this documentary than meets the eye.

The bad. If you’re not a Shakira fan, or documentaries are not your cup of tea, you simply won’t enjoy it.

Ford v Ferrari:

What is it about? This biography action follows the true story of American car designer, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), who joins forces with English sports car racing engineer and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), in order to build a Ford race car to challenge Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours race.

The good. We’re not motorsports fans ourselves, but we can’t help but feel interested in the premise. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and directed by James Mangold –the man behind movies like Logan, Identity, and Walk the Line – we believe that this movie has something to say.

The bad. It’s quite long, so if it goes wrong –and it is possible- Ford v Ferrari could be a whopping two-and-a-half-hours of ongoing agony.


What is it about? The horror/thriller follows a group of friends who decide to celebrate Halloween by going to an “extreme” haunted house, where, of course, things turn deadly.

The good. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie rates at 69% on their Tomatometer, while its score on IMDb is 6.3, which is not bad if you think about it. We believe that a horror fan who’s looking for chills and jump scares will be interested in Haunt.

The bad. Well, let’s be real; the plotline is way too familiar to offer a fresh horror experience for those who are on the look for an outside-the-box horror premise.

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