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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

    This month cinema theatres are not keeping up with their usual game, but that’s a very normal phenomenon during the month of Ramadan. That being said, this week a monumental movie is being released: Aladdin. The remake promises to bring back our childhood, but in a more vivid form and, fortunately for us Egyptians, Mena Massoud (who plays Aladdin) is the star of this movie (technically Massoud is an Egyptian-Canadian).

    Two days ago, Massoud uploaded a video on his Instagram account. Throughout the video Massoud speaks in our mother language (Arabic), greets Egyptians, and introduces the movie.  He then uploaded another video of the Oxford Maqam band covering a song by the legendary Egyptian musician/actor Abdel Halim Hafez.

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    So, without further a do, Here is everything you need to know about this week’s – only- release.


    What’s it about? A street rat (Mena Massoud) frees a genie (Will Smith) from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming him into a charming prince, in order to help him marry the beautiful princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). But soon, an evil sorcerer (Marwan Kenzari) becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

    The good: It is a heart-warming musical, full of energy and powerful performances. Will Smith is all about perfection, and Naomi Scott’s marvelous talent speaks for itself throughout the trailer.

    The bad: Critics state that the romantic fairy tale lacks some chemistry between the two love birds Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Naomi Scott (Jasmine).


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