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

David Light

Published on August 20, 2020 at 00.01

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Peninsula (Korean)

A standalone film set in the incredibly popular zombie flick Train To Busan's (2016) universe, Peninsula revisits Korea in a time where everyday is a fight for survival against the undead. Featuring a new cast with few ties to the original, this edition is more of your traditional 'get from A to B without dying', although in 2020's edition people seem to have discovered a spare cache of weapons making the job louder and more bloody. To dive too deep into the plot would be to give too much away; suffice to say if you enjoy a good horror movie and you're a fan of Korean filmmaking, you're going to have a good time. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 68%
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Called In the Line of Duty in some territories, this Aaron Eckhart picture is your run-of-the-mill cop drama which may enthuse some. In it he plays a disgraced police officer in a race to find a kidnap victim: the chief’s daughter. The twist - he already accidently killed the abductor and doesn't know where she is. The boy in blue recruits a news broadcaster to help track down his target whilst avoiding the kidnapper’s murderous brother bent on revenge. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 59%
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Valley Girl

A musical set in 1980s southern California: we realise that sentence is most likely enough to grab many peoples’ attention. On the night Ruby (Camila Morrone) breaks up with her boyfriend, mum (Alicia Siverstone) recounts how she met her first love (Josh Whitehouse). She a Valley Girl and her dad a punk rocker were never meant to be, but fate found a way. There are so far no ratings.
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Follow Me

A social media influencer ends up in a house of horrors hunted by a crazed billionaire, ironically all in the name of views. We can't help but raise a smirk. A follow up to Escape Room (2017), Keegan Allen plays Cole who spends his life traveling the world and trying out extreme stunts for his millions of followers. When an invitation to Moscow arrives for himself and a group of friends, they jump at the chance. The host, a wealthy cool dude, warns the gang to expect the unexpected. When they wake up in a mansion, the walls covered in blood – the chase begins. IMDb gives it 5.4
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