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New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases

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New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases
    written by
    Nader Issa

    This week in Cairo cinemas, Horror takes over the screens with Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, Sam Worthington returning in the Sci-Fi epic Titan, and Rhys Meyers making a comeback in The Shadow Effect. Finally, the new installment of the Day of the Dead horror series called Bloodline also hits theaters.

    Truth or Dare

    What’s it about?: Horror Studio Blumhouse releases the new horror film Truth or Dare about a group of teenagers getting caught up in a cursed game of Truth or Dare, one that turns deadly to whoever lies or refuses the dare.

    The good: Blumhouse is known for producing critically acclaimed horror films, most notably for last year’s Get Out and as such, there are high hopes that the film follows through with the same creepy vibes that the trailers showcased.

    The bad:  Terrible reviews notwithstanding, the cast is full of first time performers that aren’t likely to deliver any memorable performances.

    The Titan

    What’s it about?: Sam Worthington stars in the Netflix produced Sci-Fi film Titan about a super soldier program that goes wrong, as Worthington begins to transform in to a dangerous creature.

    The good: Sam Worthington might be an underrated actor, but he has the acting expertise to play the conflicted soldier and deliver a performance that gives emotional weight to this unique Sci-Fi premise.

    The bad: From the trailers, it doesn’t go unnoticed that this film has a cheap production budget.

    The Shadow Effect

    What’s it about?:  Jonathan Rhys Myers returns with Cam Gigandet in this action-thriller about a dangerous hit-man in search of the truth regarding whether or not his life is just a daydream.

    The good: Cam Gigandet is a former stunt performer and professional fighter, so there’s no denying that his fight sequences in any film are impressively choreographed.

    The bad: How do we put this in a nice way…The premise is ridiculous and the trailer looks even worse.

    Day of the Dead: Bloodline

    What’s it about?:  Horror legend George A. Romero writes a script for the new installment of Day of the Dead, which is adapted from the classic video game about a Zombie horde attacking the city.

    The good: Romero is a legend when it comes to his work in horror films; he manages to craft horror sequences that are genuinely terrifying and truly horrific.

    The bad: Another Zombie film? Really?


    To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide