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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
Mariam Nowar

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Since the weekend is almost here, you’re probably planning your next outing with the pals or your family. Fret not; date night can be saved with any of these new movies out in cinemas today. Take a look at what to expect from this week’s releases, which span from dramatic, to dramatically funny…

The Great Alaskan Race

What is it about? The drama was written and directed by Brian Presley, who also stars in the film. The plot follows widowed father, Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala (Presley) as he and his pack of sled dogs, transport an anti-toxin to a hospital in the small town of Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria outbreak. With a storm preventing all other means of transportation, will he make it in time to save the day?

The good: The film carries a noble cause and witnesses the strong bond that we share with dogs, which is perfect for animal lovers.

The bad: The plot is based on a true story, and similar to the animated film, Balto (1995), and it might not live up to the expectations set by its predecessor.

The Last Full Measure

What is it about? The drama follows the honouring of the late Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (Jeremy Irvine), 35 years after his death, with the highest military honour for his actions on the battlefield. Pentagon staffer, Scott Huffman (Sebastien Stan) seeks out the testimony of veterans who had witnessed Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts. The film was written and directed by Todd Robinson, and it stars Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Plummer.

The good: The film teaches you that no good deed ever goes unnoticed, even if decades have passed. You will surely be thinking about leaving a positive influence behind after stepping out of the theatre.

The bad: Although it is a marvellous tribute to a fallen hero, the plotline might be focusing too much on the acts of one man above thousands of anonymous soldiers who risk their lives, and also deserve the attention.

Jojo Rabbit

What is it about? The comedy film about World War II follows a boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) who discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in the attic. The boy is accompanied by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) and faces some tough decisions.

The good: The film was written and directed by Waititi, who brings an undeniable dark humour to rather tragic events.

The bad: The families of the Holocaust’s victims and people affected by the horrendous actions of Hitler might not find the film too funny.

Check out the showing times on the Cairo 360 Cinema Times Page.