Tom Norton26 Apr 2016 AT 05:20 PM

6 films in UAE cinemas this week

Bastille Day & The Man Who Knew Infinity
Tom Norton26 Apr 2016 AT 05:20 PM
Bastille Day
Bastille Day
Midnight Special
Midnight Special

Bastille Day (18)
Idris Elba goes full-blown super-agent on the trail of Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, whose pickpocket has turned into an unwitting terrorism accessory. The plot unfolds in a Paris neighbourhood, with Madden’s misguided but good-natured thief pinching a bag that contains something far more sinister than a laptop and wallet. The CIA’s Richard Mason (Elba) then unravels a chilling criminal conspiracy that goes to the heart of the police force. This is high-octane escapism bolstered, as ever, by the presence of Big Dris.
In cinemas from April 28

Midnight Special (18)
We’re overdue a decent paranormal flick and Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special might just be it. The plot is centred around the kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy by Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton. This abduction has an ulterior motive, though, which is actually more of a cult-obsessed rescue. For this is no ordinary child; he possesses an otherworldly power that a high-ranking NSA officer (Adam Driver) considers a grave threat to national security.    
In cinemas from April 28

The Man Who Knew Infinity (15)
The inviting duo of Dev Patel and, fresh from Batman duties, Jeremy Irons tells the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a young Indian mathematician who stunned the academic world when he enrolled at Cambridge University at the beginning of the 20th century. With his startling mental aptitude gradually honed by a kind-hearted professor (Irons), Ramunujan battles to showcase his luminary prowess to an antiquated – and often prejudiced – peer group.
In cinemas from April 28

Mother’s Day (15)
Love Actually meets New Year’s Eve, peppered with a bit of Valentine’s Day and, well, every rom-com you’ve ever seen involving multiple characters embroiled in some form of emotional adult maelstrom. This time around, Mother’s Day provides the central focus, as Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis lead an attractive troupe of Hollywood 40-somethings trying to get their respective lives and loves together.
In cinemas from April 28

The Huntsman: Winters War
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron return alongside Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain in this frosty fairy tale.

Jungle Book
Part animation, part live-action retelling of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale.

Comments