6 films in the UAE cinemas this week

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (15)
Set as both prequel and sequel to the 2012 gothic fairy tale Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron make a welcome return to the series. Kristen Stewart’s morose Snow White is absent this time around, though, having been emphatically replaced by Emily Blunt’s Ice Queen and Jessica Chastain’s hard-as-nails warrior, Sara. Half the film takes place before the events of the predecessor, with the rest chronicling Queen Ravenna’s resurrection and malevolent reunion with her Ice Queen sis.
In cinemas from April 21

Elvis & Nixon (18)
A comedic reimagining of the famous meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) and disgraced former US President, Richard Nixon. While we’re not totally sold on Shannon as The King, he does channel him well, although Kevin Spacey’s Nixon, expertly mirroring the President’s reluctance to meet Elvis at the White House, steals most of the scenes. Entertaining and insightful, even if the odd liberty with the historical record is taken.
In cinemas from April 21

Go with Me (18)
In a sort of back-woods Harry Brown, Anthony Hopkins is the vengeful old guy whose age belies an appetite for violent vigilantism. Hopkins comes to the rescue of a terrified Julia Stiles, the victim of harassment by former-cop-turned-crime-lord, Blackway (Ray Liotta). With no one in the small town prepared to go up against the hoodlum, it falls to Lester (Hopkins) to tool up with an arsenal of weapons and some startling agility.
In cinemas from April 21

Desierto (18)
Crossing the US border as a troupe of undocumented Mexican workers is a tricky enough task these days, but compound that with a crazed American sniper hunting you en route and you’ve got a pretty bad road trip. And while Desierto might sound like a brutal realisation of a Donald Trump fantasy, this effort from the Gravity team is a tense and highly enjoyable B-movie thriller.
In cinemas from April 21

Jungle Book
Rudyard’s Kipling’s famous child-raised-by-animals yarn gets its biggest cinema incarnation ever.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan plays an obsessive fan in this remake of the Robert De Niro original.

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