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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
    Mariam Nowar

    (Image credit: David Hindley/LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions via NPR)

    It’s Wednesday! And do you know what that means? Cinemas across the country are announcing new films for the upcoming week. Get ready for action movies, a Christmas horror, and one remarkable biopic. Here’s what to expect…


    The biopic, set in 1968, stars Renee Zellweger, who brings Judy Garland back to life as she performs a series of concerts in London and struggles with losing her spark.

    The good: Zellweger making her comeback to movie theatres can definitely get you off the couch.

    The bad: Zellweger’s fake accent might just be a little over the top.

    10 Minutes Gone

    A man attempts to piece together 10 minutes lost from his memory during a bank heist. The action film stars Bruce Willis and Michael Chiklis and is directed by Brian A Miller.

    The good: The plotline pulls the viewer in with curiosity towards what was not shown on screen during those 10 minutes.

    The bad: Chiklis and Willis should have switched roles because Chiklis doesn’t sound too convincing as a man who lost his memory.

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    The fourth instalment in the Jumanji franchise sees Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joining Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan on a new quest in the deserts and snowy mountains to rescue their friend from the world’s most dangerous game.

    The good: The four stars are hilarious, and they will effortlessly manage to make viewers laugh.

    The bad: Jumanji take four? You might be bored with the needlessly-elongated narrative.

    Black Christmas

    The horror film follows a group of girls on Christmas break when a stalker turns their life into a nightmare with a series of crimes.

    The good: Horror fans are in for a treat during the gory scenes.

    The bad: Christmas should be about joy, and twisting the happy times into horrific ones does not sound too appealing.