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TRAILERS: 6 films in UAE cinemas this week

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Masterminds (15)
Hollywood’s current comedy in-crowd has assembled to make this slapstick retelling of the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery in 1997. Zach Galifianakis plays David Scott Ghantt, an employee of the security firm who is persuaded by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and former Loomis co-worker Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) to raid the company vault. Add Jason Sudeikis and two more Ghostbusters, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and you have the right blend of laugh lines and cartoon capers as they make off with $17.3 million. Fun.
In cinemas from September 29

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG)
Tim Burton, who we spoke to in this week’s issue of ShortList, was the obvious choice to helm the film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ debut novel about an orphan who discovers a secret refuge for strange but gifted children – run by Miss Peregrine. The more Jake (Asa Butterfield) uncovers about this place, though, the greater the dangers he exposes. A gothic tale very much in the Roald Dahl mode with Eva Green and Judi Dench excelling.
In cinemas from September 29

Deepwater Horizon (15)
Hollywood loves a true story. It also seems to love a true story that hasn’t long disappeared from our nightly news bulletins. This action-drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and John Malkovich – and worth watching for the latter alone – recreates the world’s biggest-ever man-made disaster when a pipe in the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico bursts. Well made, yes, but maybe too much focus on the “how” not the “how on earth?”…
In cinemas from September 29

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
Few cricketers have quite the same appeal as MS Dhoni, the big-hitting Indian wicket-keeper batsman who has been one of the prime movers in elevating the art of limited-overs cricket around the world. This biopic, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher and Kiara Advani, follows his life from the streets of Ranchi right the way through to the 2011 World Cup Final in Mumbai. It’s all very varnished, of course, but an enjoyable tale of a modern legend well told.
In cinemas from September 29

The Magnificent Seven
All-action Western in which a village is saved by a gang of misfits and outlaws.

The Light Between Oceans
Period drama starring real-life couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender as the lighthouse keepers.

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