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TRAILERS: 6 films to see in Dubai this week



Suicide Squad (15)
At last. The most talked-about film of the decade, a DC Comic-based project from Warner Bros that began back in February 2009, has finally landed. This motley band of antiheroes has long been a presence in DC Comics, usually as support to Batman or Arrow, but under the direction of David Ayer they’ve gone it alone. The ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne – and it definitely won’t be the last we’ll see of them.
In cinemas from August 4

Jason Bourne (15)
The film that Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass promised they’d never make is already sweeping up the box-office cash. We catch up with Mr Bourne as he is still trying to find all the answers to his past, still being hunted down by shadowy figures – this time from an entirely new programme – and still trying to stop the world descending into chaos. Frankly, it’s little surprise he wanted a breather. The result? “We’ll never say never again,” according to the pair.
In cinemas now

The Legend of Tarzan (PG)
There are certain classic stories that Hollywood keeps trying to resurrect – even though the clamour for them seems to be little above zero. The Incredible Hulk is one, Godzilla another. Tarzan is certainly in the same bracket, not least as its white-man-raised-in-the-African-jungle plot seems horribly outdated. Although this new version tries to address some of its troubling Edwardian social context, it still clunks about without ever really engaging. Do we care about a noble finding his feet back in England? Not enough.
In cinemas now

Bad Moms (15)
It’s pretty clear from the reaction to the trailers now showing in cinemas in the UAE that this slapstick comedy has a very receptive audience lying in wait. Harassed super-mom wannabe Amy (Mila Kunis) is done with the pretence of modern, you-can-have-everything womanhood and wants to cut free from suburban perfection – and with Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn in tow, she leads a sorority-style rebellion against Christina Applegate’s PTA chief clique. Bawdy fun.
In cinemas from August 4

Star Trek Beyond
The crew of the USS Enterprise is marooned on a strange planet and must deal with an unknown force.

The all-female paranormal investigators are still on the loose in New York City – and it’s a caper that’s better than the snarks would have you believe.

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