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

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

    Every week, we round up all the latest releases in cinemas across Cairo. This week brings forth a mix of adventure, crime and drama that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with your popcorn close at hand.


    From director Martin Owen, this British crime drama follows a gang of street hustlers as they plan the biggest heist of the century. Based on Charles Dickens’ renowned classic, “Oliver Twist”, this modern take tells the story of Oliver Twist (Raff Law) as he meets a street gang led by Fagin (Michael Caine) and immediately gets involved in their heist scheme.

    While this movie is not the first retelling of Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”, the novel having been used as inspiration for movies like Twist (2003), Twisted (1996), and Oliver and Company (1988), it is certainly the first to be told from this unique, action-filled perspective.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    This sequel to The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, brings another adventurous tale based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s glorious novel, “The Lord of the Rings”. After getting lost in the mountains on their way to destroy the One Ring, Sam (Sean Astin) and Frodo (Elijah Wood) accept Gollum’s (Andy Serkis) insistent offer to help them find their way. Meanwhile, the rest of the once undivided fellowship make a stand against Sauron (Sala Baker) and his new ally, Saruman (Christopher Lee), attempting to break the spell they placed on Theoden, King of Rohan (Bernard Hill). After the movie’s initial release in 2001, the ever-growing LOTR fanbase get the chance to enjoy their favourite films on the silver screen once again.

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Five hundred hundred years after the dragons of Kumandra sacrificed their lives to save the humans from a vicious species known as the Druun, the monsters have returned with another threat to the land. Now, it’s up to the warrior, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), to save the kingdom of Kumandra. This fantasy-adventure follows Raya as she embarks on a journey to find the last dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina), and put an end to the Druun forever.


    After inventing a one-of-a-kind volcanic warning system, a young scientist (Hannah Quinlivan) goes back to the island where her mother died in hopes of preventing future deaths. Directed by Simon West, this action flick follows the events as the owner of the island’s only volcano theme park and resort (Jason Isaacs) ignores the scientist’s warnings. When the volcano erupts, things spiral out of control as the island residents try to get off alive.