Mad about movies: This week's new UAE film releases

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Cross the opening act of Along Came Polly (2004) and The Exorcist (1973) and you’ve got yourself Becoming’s plot. A good old-fashioned tale of supernatural possession mixed with a couple’s holiday they would never advertise in brochures, Becoming stars Toby Kebbell and Penelope Mitchell as a newly engaged pair who take a road trip. During their adventure Kebbell encounters an evil force, which turns him from Mr. Nice Guy to Mr. Splice Guy as his personality morphs into something decidedly more demonic. IMDb gives it 4.5
Cross the opening act of Along Came Polly (2004) and The Exorcist (1973) and you’ve got yourself Becoming’s plot. A good old-fashioned tale of supernatural possession mixed with a couple’s holiday they would never advertise in brochures, Becoming stars Toby Kebbell and Penelope Mitchell as a newly engaged pair who take a road trip. During their adventure Kebbell encounters an evil force, which turns him from Mr. Nice Guy to Mr. Splice Guy as his personality morphs into something decidedly more demonic. IMDb gives it 4.5
Sit. Stay. Now listen. Imagine you could hear a dog’s thoughts. Now imagine you could converse with said mutt after being made aware all canines understand humans. Sounds like fun, right? When young pet-owner Oliver Reed (Gabriel Baterman) invents a machine which facilitates just that, a lot of high jinks are indeed had. However, after demonstrating his creation on a classmate at the school science fair and a person’s inner-monologue is able to be interpreted, sinister tech billionaire Mr. Mills (Kunal Nayyar) will stop at nothing to get his hands on the device including kidnap. It is up to Henry the ‘Bark Knight’ to save his friend. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 70%
Sit. Stay. Now listen. Imagine you could hear a dog’s thoughts. Now imagine you could converse with said mutt after being made aware all canines understand humans. Sounds like fun, right? When young pet-owner Oliver Reed (Gabriel Baterman) invents a machine which facilitates just that, a lot of high jinks are indeed had. However, after demonstrating his creation on a classmate at the school science fair and a person’s inner-monologue is able to be interpreted, sinister tech billionaire Mr. Mills (Kunal Nayyar) will stop at nothing to get his hands on the device including kidnap. It is up to Henry the ‘Bark Knight’ to save his friend. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 70%
Spine-chilling Far East horror, this is not one to watch alone! Event the trailer had us reaching for our snuggle blanket... er... nope, no backtracking from that one. Based on a real taped ghost hunt (apparently) a group of live streamers enter a forest to search for the phantom of a woman who was reportedly snatched from a trail in the woods and now roams bout scaring hikers. They find her. IMDb gives it 5.7
Spine-chilling Far East horror, this is not one to watch alone! Event the trailer had us reaching for our snuggle blanket... er... nope, no backtracking from that one. Based on a real taped ghost hunt (apparently) a group of live streamers enter a forest to search for the phantom of a woman who was reportedly snatched from a trail in the woods and now roams bout scaring hikers. They find her. IMDb gives it 5.7
A re-release, but what’s not to love? Cars: check. Based on a true story: check. Christian Bale: check. That’s three big ticks in our book, which will put us front and centre. Matt Damon joins Bale as American car designer Carroll Shelby, while ‘Batman’ plays the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles. Together the two battle corporate interference from the Ford Motor Company (who at the time disagreed with Miles’ appointment), the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car to take on the dominating speedsters of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Rotten tomatoes gives it 91% david@khaleejtimes.com
A re-release, but what’s not to love? Cars: check. Based on a true story: check. Christian Bale: check. That’s three big ticks in our book, which will put us front and centre. Matt Damon joins Bale as American car designer Carroll Shelby, while ‘Batman’ plays the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles. Together the two battle corporate interference from the Ford Motor Company (who at the time disagreed with Miles’ appointment), the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car to take on the dominating speedsters of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Rotten tomatoes gives it 91% david@khaleejtimes.com

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