New films to watch in cinemas this week: December 23 to 29

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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.

Pinocchio: A True Story

This version of Pinocchio sees the young wooden boy joining a travelling circus to see the world and falling in love with young gymnast Bella. To win her love, he needs to find fairy Lucilda, become a real boy, and escape the policeman who suspects he is the thief stealing from the circus’ customers.

Fantasy, Rating PG, 1h 25 min. Book your tickets here.

Silent Night

A couple invites their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the English countryside. It feels like old times as the group comes together, but something isn’t quite right behind all the laughter and merriment. The world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts, games, or wine can make humankind’s imminent destruction disappear. Surviving the holidays just got a lot more complicated.

Horror/Comedy, Rating R18, 1h 32min. Book your tickets here.

The Matrix Resurrections

To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he’s learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of – or into – the Matrix. Neo already knows what he must do, but he doesn’t yet know that the Matrix is stronger, more secure, and far more dangerous than ever before.

Sci-Fi/Adventure, Rating R15, 2h 28min. Book your tickets here.


An Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama based on Kapil Dev (Ranveer Singh), one of the most celebrated players in the history of Indian cricket. Captain Dev led a team from India, seen as underdogs, to bring home the country’s first-ever World Cup title in 1983. The film encapsulates the journey of this team that taught a nation to believe and pin its hopes on its cricket players by returning home as a set of uniquely gifted world champions.

History/ Drama/ Biography, Rating PG, 2h 30min. Book your tickets here.

Abu Saddam

The Arabic film centres around a 40-year-old experienced truck driver Abu Saddam, who gets a transportation mission on the North Coast road after he stopped working for years due to his severe temperament. He decides to complete his task perfectly to complement his working reputation, but he faces a small situation on the road, and things get out of control.

Drama, Rating R18, 1h 40min. Book your tickets here.


The village of Aranjali is all set to celebrate the annual temple festival. But, in this Malayalam-language action film, some unforeseen chain of events involving an elephant, a few young men, a notorious criminal, a drama troop, and some trouble-loving villagers brings complete mayhem to the place.

Action, Rating PG13, 2h 01min. Book your tickets here.


A married couple, Dasthakeer and Sulekha, moves to Dubai with their three children for a better living. The UAE-based Malayalam film brings a new perspective to the lives of expatriate Malayalis in the Gulf.

Comedy/Drama, Rating R18, 2h 25min. Book your tickets here.