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New films to watch in cinemas this week: November 25 to December 1

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Whether you want an animated family movie, drama or thriller, we’ve rounded up a list of all the films you can expect to see this week.

Black Friday

On Thanksgiving night, a group of disgruntled toy store employees begrudgingly arrive for work to open the store at midnight for the busiest shopping day of the year. Meanwhile, an alien parasite crashes to Earth in a meteor. They soon find themselves battling against hordes of holiday shoppers who have been turned into monstrous creatures hellbent on a murderous rampage on Black Friday.

Comedy/Horror, Rating R18, 1h 24min. Book your tickets here.

Cry Macho

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder (Clint Eastwood) takes a job to bring a man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

Western/Thriller, Rating PG12, 2h 30min. Book your tickets here.


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals. They live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town called Encanto. The magic of Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal – every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

Animation, Rating PG, 1h 55min. Book your tickets here.

Queen of Spades

According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual. Those brave enough draw a door and a staircase on a mirror, in darkness, and say her name three times. What happens next must be experienced to be believed. Four teenagers decide to summon the Queen of Spades as a joke. But they could never imagine the horrors this innocent prank has condemned them and their loved ones to. The evil entity won’t stop until she gets their souls.

Horror, Rating R18, 1h 31min. Book your tickets here.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City”, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Action/Horror, Rating R18, 1h 47min. Book your tickets here.

Al Kameen

Directed by Pierre Morel (director of Liam Neeson’s film “Taken”), this action film is based on the true story of a daring mission by a group of Emirati soldiers who set off to rescue their compatriots trapped by rebel fighters in a mountainous valley. It is the largest Arabic language feature film production ever in the GCC, with 400 casts and crew, including an all-Emirati lead cast, shot entirely in the UAE.

Action, Rating R15, 1h 42min. Book your tickets here.

Today Is A Beautiful Day

This Arabic film looks at the complicated life of women through the lens of a gentleman.

Drama, Rating R18, 1h 29min. Book your tickets here.

Antim: The Final Truth

This Hindi movie revolves around a Sikh police officer (Salman Khan) and a gangster (Aayush Sharma). It explores the challenging conditions faced by farmers that push some of them towards crime.

Thriller/Drama, Rating R15, 2h 18min. Book your tickets here.

Ellam Sheriyakum

Chacko’s dream of becoming Chief Minister of Kerala gets shattered when his daughter elopes and marries a comrade from the opposition. This political satire Malayalam drama focuses on the newly married young couples having different political views.

Drama, Rating R12, 2h 18min. Book your tickets here.


Set in two periods of time, this Malayalam film tracks the timeline of the two main characters as they go through the ups and downs of their businesses and life.

Thriller, Rating PG15, 2h 30min. Book your tickets here.

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