This week in Cairo Cinemas we’re treated to a bunch of quite different movies. First off, animation film fans will be up for a new experience in The Little Witch, the German family flick. While a trip down to memory lane will let you meet up with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween which is based on the children’s horror book series, Goosebumps. Finally, you can catch Ryan Gosling in space as he portrays Neil Armstrong in First Man.
What’s it about? Enter the world of wizardry, as a small witch sets a goal to be the best witch of the forest, and goes through all the hoops to reach her goal.
The good: The filmmakers have done all they can to balance things out so the whole family can enjoy the movie. It’s also quite a unique experience since it is of German origin.
The bad: Some of the ratings of this movie have been somewhat negative, so it’s definitely a risk at the end of the day.
What’s it about? Based on the children’s horror book series, this is the sequel to the 2015 Goosebumps movie. This time, two friends find a book that brings creatures to life on Hallowe’en.
The good: Nostalgia hits hard with this one since it’s based on the hugely popular book series. It’s not a horror movie by any means, but it still has a sense of thrill and mischief in its amusing plot.
The bad: A lot of ratings have felt that this sequel offered nothing new to the original, staying too much with the same style but offering quite a weak plot, making it somewhat of a bland watch.
What’s it about? The big boy of movies this week. Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a movie showcasing all the struggles, challenges, and failures that preceded the historic journey to the moon. Relive these historic moments with a talented cast.
The good: The movie is directed by Damien Chazelle, writer and director of Whiplash, as well as La La Land, where he worked with Ryan Gosling. While Damien did not write in First Man, he gave that honour to talented screenwriter and producer Josh Singer famous for Spotlight and The Post, and he based his writing on James Hansen’s book. You can expect an accurate and interesting plot, brilliant directing, and natural acting.
The bad: However, not all that shines is gold. Some of the critics have slammed the movie for not being able to truly connect with the audience, and not everyone was impressed with Chazelle’s directing skills. So curb your expectations.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.