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New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases

New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases
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Cairo 360

Marvel fans are in for a treat this week, with the release of another piece of the MCU puzzle, while George Clooney takes on directing duties in the the Coen Brothers’ latest project and a star-studded cast feature in an out-of-left-field period drama.

Thor: Ragnarok

What’s it About? After being captured and forced to face a former ally in a gladiatorial tournament, Thor must escape in time to stop the all-powerful Hela from destroying the Asgardian civilization.

Why it Might Be Good: After a flat first two films, the third Thor film looks like a hoot. With Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk along for the ride and a whole host of new faces including Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban joining the cast, reviews suggest that this is by far the best of the hammer-wielding Norse god’s trilogy.

Why it Might Be Bad: Like so many of the solo Marvel outings, how this will all fit the almighty Marvel Cinematic Universe is to be seen. Plus, with so many new characters, it’s in danger in becoming as goofy and unfocused as the underwhelming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II.   


What’s it About? Fusing comedy with drama and mystery, this 50s-set, George Clooney-directed film tells of a mild-mannered father whose worst nightmare comes true, when intruders break into his quaint home.

Why it Might Be Good: In addition to Clooney being in the director’s chair, Suburbicon has been penned by the Coen Brothers, while Matt Damon is joined by Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. With so many big names in the mix, this has the potential to be one of surprise hits of the year.

Why it Might Be Bad: Clooney has had mixed results as director over the years, while long-time collaborators, the Coen Brothers, can get so lost in their own unique vision, the end result has occasionally made for underwhelming pieces.

Tulip Fever

What’s it About? Coming a little out of left-field, Tulip Fever is the story of a 17th century romance; after being commissioned by her husband to paint her, an artist comes to fall I love with a young woman who yearns to escape her confining life.

Why it Might Be Good: Set during the Netherlands’ ‘Tulip Mania’, this is could be a visually stunning film, while the lead threesome of Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander and the always brilliant Christophe Waltz could be electric.

Why it Might Be Bad: Young woman in unhappy marriage with older man is wooed by young artist – then they plan to runaway together. It’s not the freshest basis for a film and could very easily descend into soppy mush.

To find out where and when you can catch these films, as well as the week’s other releases, in the capital, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.