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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
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Cairo 360

Get ready for a super exciting week, as we bring you some exciting picks catering to all tastes, with no let downs! For those looking for something suspenseful, The Vanishing has just hit cinemas around Cairo; Marvel and superhero film fans will be glad to know that Captain Marvel  has landed in the capital; finally, for those looking for a few good laughs, Drunk Parents is in theatres.

The Vanishing 

What’s it about? A psychological action-thriller based on the Flannan Isle Mystery from the 1900s. The movie takes you all the way back to the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse-men on a remote Scottish isle. The film stars Gerard Butler, as James Ducat; Peter Mullan, as Thomas Marshall, and Connor Swindells, as Donald McArthur.

The good: Critics have been applauding the film’s screenplay.

The bad: Early reviews indicate that the film lacks impact.

Captain Marvel 

What’s it about? A superhero fantasy film which is based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers, starring Brie Larson. Set in 1995, Danvers, a former US air force pilot, becomes Captain Marvel, as Earth is caught in the centre of a galactic conflict between two destructive alien worlds.

The good: The film’s soundtrack seems awesome with songs from Hole, Nirvana, and more 90s grunge bands all making an appearance.

The bad: Though Captain Marvel hits all the notes perfectly, it just feels as if the movie is being released at the wrong time and without the proper set-up.

Drunk Parents

What’s it about? Salma Hayek (Nancy Teagarten) and Alec Baldwin (Frank Teagarten) play a couple struggling to afford their daughter’s (Michelle Veintimilla) college tuition fees. Accordingly, the couple start a series of money-making schemes.

The good: We expect a few good laughs out of this feature.

The bad: One of those comedies that is absurd. It might be entertaining, but it just seems like many movies we’ve seen before. In other words, it probably won’t be that memorable.


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