Team shortlist04 Oct 2017 AT 08:58 AM

4 films in UAE cinemas this week

Blade Runner 2049 and more!
Team shortlist04 Oct 2017 AT 08:58 AM

Blade Runner 2049 (18)
35 years since it was first released, Ridley Scott’s oblique, endlessly re-cut dystopian tale Blade Runner has been given an even more dystopian sequel. The original focused on Deckard, played with lip-curling disdain by a Harrison Ford at the peak of his box-office powers, as an agent charged with tracking down and disposing of replicants, the androids designed to work on Planet Earth’s growing intergalactic colonies. Inherently desensitising – these robots were designed to look and act like humans after all – his job posed the kind of ethical questions that are now resurfacing with the imminent arrival of AI. Blade Runner 2049 forwards the action 30 years and shows Deckard (with Ford back in the role) as a recluse, having been charged with harbouring deadly secrets. He is then tracked down by Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling, as a new threat gathers. Denis Villeneuve directs this long, dense and intense reboot in which the leading pair are ably supported by Jared Leto, Ana De Armas and Dave Bautista. Bring coffee.
In cinemas from October 5


Brawl in Cell Block 99
S Craig Zahler directs Vince Vaughan as a criminal who must get himself transferred to a maximum security prison and take out a hit on a fellow inmate.
In cinemas from October 5


The Foreigner
Jackie Chan stars as a businessman who seeks to avenge the death of his daughter in a terrorist attack, which leads to a conflict with Pierce Brosnan’s government official.
In cinemas from October 5


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
The follow-up to the ground-breaking and Oscar-winning doc on climate change doesn’t have much good news, sadly.
In cinemas from October 5


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