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What deserves a trip to the cinema and what merits a snub

Another weekend approaches, and another dry run at the cinemas.

Two new Hollywood releases – ‘The Chef’ and ‘Seven Below’ – that aren’t necessarily hot on the movie circuit. There’s even a bunch of movies from last year. Nothing impressionable and some that are even out on DVDs.

It’s Bollywood, however, that has struck gold this week, with a big budgeted erotic thriller ‘Jism2’, which industry insiders claim will surely set the screen on fire. Wonder if adult movie star Sunny Leone’s Bollywood debut lives up to our expectations.

 

Jism2

Genre: Thriller

Director: Pooja Bhatt

Cast: Mohan Agashe and Randeep Hooda

The story: A police officer hires an adult movie star as a ‘honey trap’ for a dreaded criminal. It ends up forcing the woman to make an impossible choice, one that might jeopardise her own life.

Movie timing

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): (Screen 7) 12.30pm, 3.30, 6.30, 9.30, 12.30am; (Screen 8) 2pm, 5, 8, 11

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): (Screen 2 )12.30pm, 3.30, 6.30, 9.30, 12.30am; (Screen 7) 2pm, 5, 8, 11

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): (Screen 5) 12.30pm, 3.30, 6.30, 9.30, 12.30am; (Screen 11) 2pm, 5, 8, 11

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 12.30pm, 3.30, 6.30, 9.30, 12.30am

Grand Mercato: 12.30pm, 3.30, 6.30, 9.30, 12.30am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2pm, 4.45, 7.30, 10.15, 12.55am

Vox Max (Deira City Centre): 10.45am, 1.30pm, 4.15, 7, 9.45, 12.30am; (Screen 2) 5pm, 7.45, 10.30; (Screen 4) 8.30pm, 11.15

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 11am, 1.45pm, 4.30, 7.15, 10, 12.45am

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 10.45am, 1.30pm, 4.15, 7, 9.45, 12.30am

 

The Chef

Genre: Comedy

Director: Daniel Cohen

Cast: Jean Reno and Michael Youn

The story: A veteran chef must fight his new CEO, who wants him to drop a Michelin star, so that he can hire a younger chef who is dedicated to molecular gastronomy.

Movie timing

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 6.30pm, 8.20, 10.10, Midnight

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 1pm, 2.50, 4.40, 6.30, 8.20, 10.10, Midnight

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 1pm, 2.50, 4.40, 6.30, 8.20, 10.10, Midnight

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 3pm, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12.55am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 6.30pm, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

 

Seven Below

 

Genre: Horror

Director: Kevin Carraway

Cast: Val Kilmer and Vings Rhames

The story: A group of strangers are trapped in a house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years ago.

Movie timings

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 1.15pm, 3.15, 5.15, 7.15, 9.15, 11.15

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 1.15pm, 3.15, 5.15, 7.15, 9.15, 11.15

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 1.15pm, 3.15, 5.15, 7.15, 9.15, 11.15

Grand Mercato: 1.15pm, 3.15, 5.15, 7.15, 9.15, 11.15

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 4.05pm, 6.05, 8.05, 10.05, 12.05am

Vox (Deira City Centre): 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

 

 

2011

The Reunion


Genre: Action

Director: Michael Pavone

Cast: John Cena, Ethan Embry and Amy Smart

The story: After the death of her father, a woman is charged in fulfilling his last wish of reuniting her three warring brothers.

Movie timing

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 12.45pm, 2.45, 4.45, 6.45, 8.45, 10.45, 12.45am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 12.45pm, 2.45, 4.45, 6.45, 8.45, 10.45, 12.45am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 5.10pm, 7.20, 9.30, 11.40

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Marina Mall): 3.30pm, 5.40, 7.50, 10, 12.10am

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 6.15pm, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

 

2011

A Lonely Place to Die


Genre: Thriller

Director: Julian Gilbey

Cast: Melissa George and Ed Speelers

The story: A group of mountaineers have to make a risky detour on their trek on the Scottish Highlands after they discover a kidnapped girl.

Movie timing

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Grand Mercato: 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.10pm, 4.20, 6.30, 8.40, 10.50, 12.55am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 10.30am, 12.45pm, 3, 5.15, 7.30, 9.45, Midnight

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 1.15pm, 5.30, 9.45

 

2011

Beastly


Genre: Fantasy

Director: Daniel Barnz

Cast: Alext Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens

The story: A modern-day adaptation of the fairytale - the Beauty and the Beast tale. A New York teen is transformed into a monster in order to find true love.

Movie timing

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Mercato: 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.25pm, 4.20, 6.20, 8.20, 10.20, 12.20am

Vox (Deira City Centre): 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 1am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 11.15am, 3.30, 7.45, Midnight

 

The Guard

Genre: Comedy

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Brandon Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong

The story: An unusual pairing of an unorthodox Irish policeman and an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring lead to a comedy of errors.

Movie timing

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 1.20pm, 3.30, 5.40, 7.50, 10, 12.10am

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 1.20pm, 3.30, 5.40, 7.50, 10, 12.10am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 1.20pm, 3.30, 5.40, 7.50, 10, 12.10am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): (Screen 12) 5.10pm, 7.30, 10, 12.20; (Screen 18) 4pm, 6.20, 8.40, 11.10

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4, 6, 8, 10, Midnight

 

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