Team shortlist19 Apr 2017 AT 05:24 PM

TRAILERS: 6 films in UAE cinemas this week

Ghost in the Shell, Unforgettable and more...
Team shortlist19 Apr 2017 AT 05:24 PM

Ghost in the Shell (18)
Another film that reaches our screens with a casting controversy overshadowing every scene – and already the producers are blaming it for lackluster box office returns in the US instead of the fact that it’s simply not quite as good as it could be. Based on the Manga creation of the same name, the conspicuously non-Japanese Scarlett Johansson – which wasn’t an issue in Japan itself, incidentally – takes the lead as the part human, part cyborg soldier. Race aside, she is undeniably excellent, even if she can’t quite elevate the stiffness around her.
In cinemas from April 20

Unforgettable (18)
The crazy ex is a storyline might fade in and out fashion in Hollywood but it’s never far away from a cinema screen – The Perfect Guy and The Boy Next Door proving the point in the last 18 months or so. This treads similar ground but the predictability of Katherine Heigl’s vengeance against her ex-husband’s new fiancée (the always compelling and believable Rosario Dawson) doesn’t dim the suspense. Not a first date movie.
In cinemas from April 20

Noor (18)
Sonakshi Sinha, last seen in Akira and the pretty forgettable Force 2, takes the lead in Sunhil Sippy's soapy drama based on Saba Imtiaz's novel Karachi, You're Killing Me! relocated to Mumbai. It follows a young, happy-go-lucky journalist – artistic license alert – as she navigates her way through life and loves until she uncovers a jaw-dropping scoop in which she can unleash her investigative instincts. 
In cinemas from April 20

Begum Jaan
Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji once again takes on this period drama set in the shadows of Indian independence in 1948. Begum Jaan is a remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini, which Mukherji also directed, and focuses on the impact of the partition of India and what became Pakistan. The proposed new border, though, happens to cut through a house of ill-repute which, well, opens a right old can of worms. A bold, sweeping melodrama.
In cinemas now

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Fast and Furious 8
Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood inject some high-grade petrol into the series that never knows when to put the brakes on.

Their Finest
British war-time feelgood drama about a film crew trying to make the ultimate patriotic message during the height of the Blitz.


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