Mad about movies: new UAE releases for November 5
Published on November 4, 2020 at 18.21
Come Away. It’s an interesting week of rather varied movies coming out in the UAE, so let’s dive in. In Come Away Angelina Jolie plays an inspiring mother to Peter (Jordan Nash) and Alice (Keira Chansa) who spend their days playing in the woods outside their home. Instead of studying, Peter’s imagination constantly runs away to a land of pirates and lost children. His sister, on the other hand, dreams of a magical kingdom where tea with the Mad Hatter and conversing with smoking caterpillars is the norm. When their elder brother in the real world tragically dies, Peter and Alice bring their Neverland and Wonderland stories to life to help their parents heal. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 57%
321 Action (Arabic). We have some local flavour to look forward to in this one as Emirati TV presenter and actor NouralDin Al Yousef comes to the silver screen in Saudi comedy film 321 Action. Depicting the behind the scenes life of filmmaking and its daily challenges, Al Yousef will appear in the role of the villain. 321 Action is directed by Shady Al-Ramli based on an original script by Mayssa Maghrebi. It also stars Maysa Maghribi, Majid Motreb, Khaled Yaslam, Dyler and Hana. There are so far no ratings.
Let Him Go. One of our all-time favourites Diane Lane returns to action in this family drama set in America’s Midwest. Following the loss of their son and witnessing an incident of domestic abuse, Lane and her former-sheriff husband (Kevin Costner) decide to rescue their grandson from their daughter-in-law’s new husband’s gangster family. The duo mount a Superman effort to take on a clan even the police won't touch. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 74%
Laxmii (Hindi. Opening November 9). It’s our first big Bollywood release of the new era so even though it comes out on Monday, we thought it significant enough to talk about now. Featuring hit song Burj Khalifa filmed right here on our shores, this quirky horror-comedy is somewhat of a departure for lead actor Akshay Kumar, but a project in which he appears to thrive. Kumar plays Asif, a son, husband and unwitting host to flamboyant ghost Laxmii who is intent on possessing him in order to clear her name. When she takes over, the fun begins. There are so far no ratings.