While the majority of the Egyptian people are preoccupied with the AFCON matches, it’s important not to forget another celebrated means of entertainment: movies! This weekend, take your friends or family out and enjoy one, or all, of the following as you sit in front of the big screen, enjoying a big tub of popcorn. This week is packed with horror films, as well as long-awaited sequel of the Spider-Man series.
What’s it about? There’s too much going on that we don’t want to give away. In a nutshell, it features a strikingly beautiful woman, Anna (Sasha Luss), who was domestically abused. She is recruited by the KGB, the former security agency for the Soviet Union, and starts falling into a web of lies, betrayal, and death throughout her service as an assassin.
The Good: The stunts and visuals in the trailer look stunning, exciting, and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Plus, it stars the one and only, Helen Mirren.
The Bad: It’s not an original idea, as we’ve seen before in other movies, like Salt and Lucy.
What’s it about? Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott) comes across a vintage Polaroid camera. What seems to be a harmless device turns out to be so much more, when the people she takes photos of start facing the tragic and consequences of her actions.
The Good: “Death by a camera” sounds like an intriguing and twisted way to die in a movie!
The Bad: Horror movies are quite common these days, so we really hope it delivers, because the trailer is quite mundane.
What’s it about? After the tragic events that occurred in Avengers: Endgame (we won’t spoil what exactly happened for those who haven’t watched it yet), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) decides to take some time off, but alas, duty never sleeps. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tracks him down while he is abroad, and introduces him to Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Together, they must take on the new threats in the world.
The Good: It comes from the mind of the late creative genius, Stan Lee. Need we say more? Plus, the international scenery and humorous clips add an enjoyable touch.
The Bad: Sequels always carry the burden for each part to be better than the prequel. Despite its enticing trailer, looks could be deceiving.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.