TRAILERS: 6 films in UAE cinemas this week

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (15)
Harry Potter is back – sort of. Well, not really. But fans of the teenage spell-master will get another helping of his universe in this film based on JK Rowling’s pre-Harry novel of the same name. It stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a wizard who has completed a global tour in the hope of finding magical creatures. We meet him in New York City in 1926 when a Muggle pops up and releases some of his finds. And, well, everything breaks loose.
In cinemas from November 17

 

A Street Cat Named Bob (15)
A feel-good Brit movie out just in time for the festive season, this will warm more than hearts than critics’ pens, but there’s nothing wrong in some sentiment-tinged redemption. Based on James Bowen’s autobiography about living rough and busking on the streets of London, Luke Treadaway brings plenty of charm to the main role, although his struggles with addiction provide some darker moments. The cat is fantastic, too.
In cinemas from November 17

 

Bleed for This (18)
Miles Teller is quickly proving himself to be one of Hollywood’s most promising and interesting stars – as long as he doesn’t go full Shia LaBeouf on us. In this gripping sporting true story, he fully inhabits the role of Italian-American world-champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, who survives a near-fatal car crash to return to the ring against the advice of everyone around him. Full marks, too, for Aaron Eckhart, who reveals his character-acting chops as his trainer.
In cinemas from November 17

 

Collide (18)
This is a very Brit-centric cast considering it charts a chase across Germany by an American who steals a truck load of contraband at the behest of a Russian gangster to pay for a life-saving operation for his girlfriend. Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones and Ben Kingsley all put on accents for their roles in this Euro chase-a-thon, although rival drug lord Anthony Hopkins does at least keep his own nationality. Predictable but mildly diverting. Visit YouTube to see the trailer (it’s not quite PG enough to show here).
In cinemas from November 17

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Rules Don’t Apply
Howard Hughes presides over this love story about two employees defying his workplace romance ban.

 

Hacksaw Ridge
Andrew Garfield plays the US soldier who refuses to carry a weapon onto the WWII battlefield.

 

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