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TRAILERS: 6 films in UAE cinemas this week

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Me Before You (PG15)
Jojo Moyes’ novel Me Before You gets the big-screen treatment via first-time director Thea Sharrock. It tells the tale of a recently paralysed and embittered investment banker (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games fame) who moves to the English countryside to live as a recluse, only to discover, via the delightful form of his caregiver (Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke), that life might be worth living after all. There’s sufficient prettiness and spark to keep it interesting.
In cinemas from June 2

Maggie’s Plan (15)
Having moved from indie character studies (Greenberg) to big-budget comedies (Arthur), Greta Gerwig has sidestepped megastardom and retreated back to her indie roots. In this comedy, she plays a young New Yorker who wants out from her marriage to an older man (Ethan Hawke) and hatches a “plan” to get him back with his ex-wife. As always, Gerwig is effortlessly believable as a hipster-ish metropolitan not as in control of her life as she thinks.
In cinemas from June 2

A War (15)
This quietly effective, Oscar-nominated movie from Denmark focuses on the moral choices made every day by soldiers on the battlefield. Company commander Claus M Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province when they are caught in heavy crossfire while out on patrol. He is forced to make a decision between saving one of his men or a group of civilians. What follows next has massive repercussions for him and, more importantly, his wife and three children back home.
Screened by The Scene Club at Mall of the Emirates on June 8

Cell (15)
There can’t be many authors with such a high book-to-film strike rate as Stephen King; The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me and The Green Mile are all supreme examples of small-town America storytelling. Whether Cell will join them is perhaps a little doubtful, but the fact it combines our fears over centralised control, killer zombies (turned thus by a mobile phone pulse) and Samuel L Jackson will ensure box-office success – whatever John Cusack, the film’s leading man, has said about the project since.
In cinemas from June 2

Warcraft
It’s humans battling with orcs on Azeroth as the game gets a big-screen, all-action makeover.

Money Monster
A Queens truck driver seeks revenge on the man who gave him a bad stock tip. Live on air.

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