Team shortlist07 Aug 2017 AT 10:32 AM

4 films in UAE cinemas this week

Atomic Blonde, Wind River and more!
Team shortlist07 Aug 2017 AT 10:32 AM

Atomic Blonde
Charlize Theron’s latest flick sees the 41-year-old South African take on the role of Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent tasked with recovering a list of secret spies who are being targeted by an “unknown” enemy. Expect some stellar action scenes, a hint of comedy provided by James McAvoy (X-Men, Wanted and Split) and a brief history lesson – the film is set in Berlin in the late 1980’s.
In cinemas now


6 Days
A dramatisation of the events surrounding the British army’s storming of the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four and King Kong) takes on the role of dedicated solider, Rusty, while Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch and Limitless) plays eager political watchdog, Kate.
In cinemas now


First Kill
Hayden Christensen (Star Wars, Jumper and Takers) takes on the lead in this seemingly all too predictable flick that sees a father-son wilderness bonding session go horribly wrong. Aside from brooding stares and vigilante justice on Christensen’s part, expect a few clichéd catch phrases from the town’s Sheriff played by Bruce Willis.  
In cinemas now


Wind River (18)
Wind River begins when a local game tracker and the film’s fulcrum (Jeremy Renner) discovers the frozen body of a teenage girl (Kelsey Chow) miles from the nearest settlement. When a horribly ill-prepared FBI agent (youngest Olsen sister Elizabeth) arrives from Vegas to investigate, it sparks an increasingly tense search for the truth about what happened to her – laced with shootouts, low-level hoodlums and plenty of not-so-subtle references to the marginalisation of America’s first inhabitants.
Indeed, the word “trespass” is writ large across the whole production. Even allowing for several missteps – a pepper-spray vision blur scene is more farce than fearful, and all too often the Native Americans are mere bystanders as the action swirls around them – it’s all satisfying, engaging stuff that builds to a solid conclusion.
In cinemas from August 10 


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