New films to watch in cinemas this week: June 17 to 23
Which movie would you pick?
Whether you want family-friendly flicks, comedy, drama, or any genre in between, these are the best films to watch this week.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek are back for a rowdy sequel. For the new instalment, Reynolds (the bodyguard) and Jackson (the hitman) reunite as a lethal odd couple who teams up with an international con-woman (the eponymous wife played by Hayek) to take down a madman’s (Antonio Banderas) sinister plot to blow up Europe.
Action, 2hr, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
In The Heights
The movie plot takes place over three days in the upper Manhattan neighbourhood of Washington Heights. A bodega owner inherits his late grandmother’s lottery winnings and plans to shutter his store and retire on a beach in the Dominican Republic. Trying to say farewell to the characters who live on the block, he realises that his neighbours are his real family, and he’s torn about leaving.
Drama, 2hr 25min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but a deeply held secret threatens all the fun: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
Animation, 1hr 35min, Rating G. Book your tickets here.
This Arabic movie discusses a human rights case, which sends the hero on a journey outside the law no matter the cost or the danger.
Thriller, 1hr 20min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
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The first-ever Saudi-Japanese anime film, “The Journey”, is inspired by Arabian folklore and tells the story of Aws, a potter with a secret past who is caught up in a battle while trying to defend his city. The film is available in both Arabic and Japanese languages.
Animation, 1hr 50min, Rating PG12. Book your tickets here.
A supernatural horror story grounded in real-world trauma, the film is set in 1974’s London, specifically in the Three-Day Week period. Lasting from January to March, it saw the Conservative government mandating blackouts across the country to deal with the economic crisis. The crisis itself resulted from striking miners that affected the production of coal, hence, the electricity.
Val (Rose Williams) is a nurse who is forced to work both day and night shifts by the harsh Matron (Diveen Henry) due to the audacity of talking to a doctor as an equal. During her night shift, she finds herself in the dark, near-empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her traumatic past and deepest fears to confront the evil force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.
Horror, 1hr 35min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.