This week brings along new cinema releases that are sure to make your weekends (and weekdays) more entertaining. So whether you’re in the mood for a good lighthearted comedy or you want to get some adrenaline pumping through your veins with a creepy horror flick, this week’s new releases will definitely hit the right spot.
Set in Saudi Arabia, this Japanese-Saudi Arabian animated short film directed by Shizuno Kobun tells the story of a potter called Aws (Yûichi Nakamura). When his city is threatened, Aws joins the people of Mecca to defend their home, hoping to miraculously defeat the enemy’s army and keep them from destroying the Kaaba.
Directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, The Unholy is a horror movie that tells the story of young, deaf Alice (Cricket Brown), who is inexplicably healed after getting a vision from the Virgin Mary. Suddenly, Alice gains the ability to heal the sick, becoming known for her gifts. However, when a journalist (Jeffery Dean Morgan) visits Alice’s small New England town to find out more, he finds out the real, disturbing truth behind Alice’s gift, paving the way for something more sinister to arise.
A sequel to the 2017 film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, this action/comedy, directed by Patrick Hughes, once again follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). This time, the duo has to team up with Darius’s notorious wife, Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek), to save Europe from a cyber-attack that promises chaos.
After witnessing a murder, teenager Connor (Finn Little) flees into the Montana forest to escape the two merciless assassins who are trying to kill him as well. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, this drama/thriller follows events unfolding as Connor runs into smokejumper Hannah (Angelina Jolie), who tries to save him from being killed as a fire blazes through the forest, destroying everything in its path.