Can’t decide what to watch tonight or this weekend? All you have to do is read on and discover more about this week’s hottest releases! Whether you’re into horror or animation, this week’s releases are full of spins and twists.
What’s it about? Violet (Elle Fanning) is a British teen who wants to escape her small town to pursue her passion: singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor Marla (Agnieszka Grochowska), she enters a local singing competition.
The good: Whenever the plot gives you the chance to roll your eyes, Elle Fanning begins to sing something, guaranteeing that your eyes will stay wide open.
The bad: Musicals often tend to be a bunch of hollow clichés stitched together by a somewhat non-existing plot line.
What’s it about? The Curse of La Llorona is a part of The Conjuring Universe. The title translates to “The Weeping Woman”. Linda Cardellini plays Anna Tate-Garcia, a woman who drowned her children hundreds of years ago in a misguided fit of rage. Now she walks the night in search of unattended kids that she can claim as her own, before drowning them too.
The good: The Conjuring Universe is known for its great horror films.
The bad: From the trailer, you can tell that the film relies on cheap makeup and unoriginal jump scares.
What’s it about? Mr Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) is tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest. Eight feet tall and covered in fur, Mr Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) to help him find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
The good: The film’s animation seems to be of excellent quality, and we also expect several laugh-out-loud moments, thanks to Zach Galifianakis’ incredible sense of humour.
The bad: Perhaps, the film’s plot and premise are not the most original.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.