Given the heat wave that Cairenes are facing these days, the movie theatre is the best run-away to head to as they are equipped with the strongest AC’s. Indeed, sometimes at the cinema theatre we get cold and have to take our light-weight jackets with us in order to survive the whole movie. Escape plan from the heat aside, this week’s hottest (pun intended) film releases are enough to have us heading straight to the theatre:
What’s it about? Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) and Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) are both complete opposites; Chesterfield is a seductive woman, preying on the weaknesses of the wealthy, while Rust is a fun-loving woman living in a low-rent apartment. Both women team up and decide to take advantage of men that have wronged women.
The good: From the trailer, we can tell that Wilson and Hathaway’s on-screen chemistry is one of the film’s strongest elements.
The bad: The idea behind the film is not the most original.
What’s it about? Determined to keep Annabelle from bringing evil back, demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. The doll set its sights on new targets: the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter Judy and her friends.
The good: Critics claim that the movie is the best “Conjuring” spin-off so far.
The bad: From the trailer, we can tell that Annabelle Comes Home is not the most original when it comes to the plot and its execution.
What’s it about? Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town. Malik isn’t doing so well despite his talent; however, Malik receives constant support from his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). After a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up in an alternate timeline, and a world where no one knows The Beatles.
The good: Critics are claiming that the film’s success lies in Patel’s performance.
The bad: As with most musical dramas, these films can be extremely corny and cheesy if it is not well-executed.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.