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TRAILERS: 6 films to see in UAE cinemas this week



The Girl on the Train (18)
With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic horror Rear Window, The Girl on the Train charts the daily commute of recent divorcée Rachel (Emily Blunt) and her obsession with the seemingly perfect couple (played by Luke Evans and Haley Bennett) she witnesses from her seat each morning. However, when she sees the woman in the arms of another man, her shock leads to a chain of events that she doesn’t understand. Blunt is excellent in this decent reworking of Paula Hawkins’ novel.
In cinemas from October 6

Riot (PG13)
What is it about films set in prison that are so enduringly watchable? Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Mean Machine, Cool Hand Luke… every generation has at least one stone-cold cellblock classic. Riot probably won’t be joining that esteemed company, but any concept built around Dolph Lundgren, Matthew Reese and former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell is going to have the right blend of bad one-liners and thuggish violence. Lundgren plays Russian kingpin Balam, who controls his empire from behind bars – only for Jack (Reese) to seek his throne.
In cinemas from October 6

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (18)
Remember that passage in the film Unbroken, when a US plane crew spend what seems like a year on a small dingy? Well, if you liked that, you’ll probably like this – a film built around the exact same premise. Only extended. This is the true-ish story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis who, towards the end of WWII, are stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days – with only sharks for company. Nicolas Cage’s furrowed brow takes the lead.
In cinemas from October 6

Mirzya (18)
A story that Bollywood never seems to tire of telling and re-telling and telling some more… This is a folk story about star-crossed lovers that takes place in parallel worlds, one real, and one fantastical – and the inevitable external forces that try to keep them apart. Is one moment, as the chocolate-box romance cliché goes, worth an entire lifetime? Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher answer the question.
In cinemas from October 6

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton casts his gaze on the children with special afflictions in this offbeat fantasy tale.

The real-life story of a security firm heist given the Zack Galifianakis slapstick treatment.

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