This week in Cairo cinemas, we have a few new releases which have all received pretty decent reviews! For those of you who appreciate a good ole prison-escape-themed movie, there’s Papillon. Another crime thriller, Widows, is also an option if you’re in the mood for a little more girl power. Or, if you’re craving a heart-warming comedy, Instant Family is a great option.
What’s it about? Starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek, this film follows the true story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière. Wrongly framed for murder, he attempts to escape the infamous penal colony on Devil’s Island along with a fellow inmate.
The good: Along with a star cast, this film has great reviews and portrays an enthralling true story.
The bad: Some critics have claimed that the film doesn’t accurately represent the real brutality of the tale, and is a bit too “safe”.
What’s it about? Four women, who previously had nothing in common, come together because of a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Now, they must take matters into their own hands.
The good: We mean, who wouldn’t be excited about any movie starring Viola Davis? This picture promises powerful performances and is centred on strong and complex female characters. The film has also had glowing reviews and has pretty much received universal acclaim.
The bad: Some viewers have said they were disappointed with continuity, plot issues, and goofs.
What’s it about? When a married couple (played by Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg) decide to give parenthood a go, they find themselves overwhelmed after they take on three foster children.
The good: This film promises some laughs and an enjoyable viewing experience. The two lead actors tend to deliver when it comes to light-hearted comedy.
The bad: As with most family-themed comedies, this is likely to include a lot of clichés and cheesiness (which isn’t such a big deal if you’re into that!)
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.