This looks like an interesting week in Cairo cinemas, with new installments in popular series as well as a much-awaited drama with quite a lot of buzz surrounding it. If you were a fan of the movie Creed, then you’ll be happy to hear that Creed 2 is now being released here in the capital! If you’re a fan of Spiderman, then you may have heard of the new animated feature being added to the franchise, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Last but certainly not least, the film Beautiful Boy promises heart-wrenching performances and plenty of tear-jerking moments.
What’s it about? Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has made a name for himself as a renowned boxer after mentorship from THE Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Now, he faces off in the ring against Viktor Drago, the son of the man who killed his father in the boxing ring over 30 years prior.
The good: I mean, who wouldn’t want to look at Michael B. Jordan for 2 hours and 10 minutes? Also, many viewers claim that the fight scenes are beautifully crafted.
The bad: If boxing as a sport just isn’t really your thing, the film might be a bit boring for you.
What’s it about? Miles Morales is currently the Spider-Man, trying to balance school and social life with his superhero duties. He learns that there are other dimensions in which many other Spider-Mans exist (including Peter Parker, of course!), and they must band together to defeat evil.
The good: So far, this film has great reviews and looks fresh and funny.
The bad: the fact that its an animated feature might confuse viewers into thinking it’s a children’s film only.
What’s it about? Based on the best-selling memoirs, this story follows the lives of father David Sheff (Steve Carrell) and son Nic Sheff (Timothee Chalamet) and conveys the heartbreaking struggles pertaining to Nic’s drug addiction.
The good: There’s been a lot of positive talk regarding Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet’s performances in this film, we may even see some Oscar nominations soon!
The bad: Due to the film’s heavy subject matter, it can be emotionally draining to watch.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.