Weekend movie trail in Dubai cinemas

We give you the low-down on which ones merits a watch, and which deserves a snub

Apart from the animated ‘Ice Age’ adventure and Anurag Kashyap’s notorious gang war, the motley collection of forgettable tales at the cinemas this week definitely prompts us to skip the movie trail altogether and avoid stepping out in the scorching heat.

With summer setting in, ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift’ could cool us down, but considering its earlier instalments where nothing to write home about, the expectations from this one are limited. But clearly, this will be a great pick to keep the little ones entertained.

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is a grilling drama that backtracks in time to determine the birth of the mafia in India. With critics and audience in India lauding Kashyap’s efforts, this two-part movie that made a grand entry at this year’s Cannes Film Festival shouldn’t be disappointing.

Apart from these, there are two distasteful horror flicks – ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ and ‘Heartless’ – which can be safely left untouched and reserved for a later DVD viewing at home.

The next week, however, appears far more promising with the return of Spidey with ‘The Amazing Spiderman’, and if reports from India, where it released today, are to be believed, this one’s a great watch!

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja-qjGeDBZQ

Genre: Animation

Director: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeire

Cast: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

The story: After their continent is set adrift, Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon another adventure using an iceberg as their ship. And as they explore a new world, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates.

Movie timings

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

Grand Cinecity (3D) (Al Ghurair): (Screen 2) 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

Grand Cineplex (3D) (Grand Hyatt): (Screen 2) 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30; (Screen 11) 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Grand Festival Cinema (3D) (Festival City): (Screen 5) 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): (Screen 1) 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30; (Screen 10) 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Grand Megaplex 2 (3D) (Ibn Battuta) At 10.30, 12.30, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Grand Mercato: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

Grand Mercato (3D): (Screen 2) 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): (Screen 4) 7.10pm, 9.25, 12.05am; (Screen 5) 11.05am, 1.20pm, 3.35, 5.50, 8.05, 10.20, 12.35am; (Screen 6) 11.35am, 1.50pm, 3.05, 5.20, 7.35, 9.50, 11.30; (Screen 7) 12.35pm, 2.50, 4.05, 6.20, 8.35, 10.50, 12.55am

Reel Cinemas (3D) (Dubai Mall): 2.20pm, 4.35, 6.50, 9.05, 11.30

Reel Cinemas (3D) (Dubai Marina Mall): 11.05am, 1.20pm, 3.35, 5.50, 8.05, 10.20, 12.35am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Marina Mall): (Screen 3) 7.25pm, 9.40, 12.05am; (Screen 6) 12.05pm, 2.20, 4.35, 6.50, 9.05, 11.30

Vox (3D) (Deira City Centre): (Max) 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am; (Screen 2) 11.15am, 1.15pm, 3.15, 5.15, 7.15, 9.15, 11.15

Vox (3D) (Mall Of The Emirates): (Max) 9.30am, 11.30pm, 1.30, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

(Screen 3) 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30; (Screen 5) 10am, 12noon; (Gold 1) 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Vox Gold (Mall Of The Emirates): 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4, 6, 8

Vox (3D) (Mirdif City Centre): (Max ) 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4, 6, 8, 10, Midnight; (Screen 2) 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Vox Gold (Mirdif City Centre): (Screen 1) 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30; (Screen 2) 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4, 6, 8

 

The Samaritans

Genre: Thriller

Director: David Weaver

Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga

The story: An ex-con, who steps out into the real world after spending 20 years in the prison, finds it tough to reform his illegal lifestyle with his past catching up to him.

Movie timings

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 6pm, 8, 10, Midnight

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

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

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

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

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.15pm, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.40, 12.40am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 1pm, 5.30; (Gold 2) 10pm, Midnight

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 10pm, Midnight

 

Gangs of Wasseypur

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZpPQdrHfl8

Genre: Action

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Piyush Mishra, Jaideep Ahlawat, Richa Chadda

The story: During a time when India was ruled by the British, Shahid Khan looted British trains by impersonating the legendary dacoit Sultana Daku. Years later, after the end of colonial India, Shahid, now an outcast, started working at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that continues on for generations.

Movie timings

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30, 7.30, 10.30

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): (Screen 3) 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30, 7.30, 10.30; (Screen 4) 12noon, 3pm, 6, 9, Midnight

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30, 8.30, 11.30

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30, 8.30, 11.30

Grand Mercato: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30, 8.30, 11.30

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.50pm, 6, 9.10, 12.20am

Vox (Deira City Centre): (Screen 5) 10am, 1.15pm, 4.30, 7.45, 11; (Screen 10) 11am, 2.15, 5.30, 8.45, Midnight

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates) 10.30am, 1.45pm, 5, 8.15, 11.30

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): 10.30am, 1.45pm, 5, 8.15, 11.30

 

Heartless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcPi6bWv_k

Genre: Horror

Director: Phillip Ridley

Cast: Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy and Noel Clark

The story: Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.

Movie timings

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 2.30pm, 7.15, Midnight

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 6pm, 8, 10, Midnight

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 10.15am, 12.30pm, 2.45, 5, 7.15, 9.30, 11.45

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.40pm, 4.40, 7, 9, 11, 12.55am

Vox (Mall Of The Emirates): 10.30am, 3pm

 

Chernobyl Diaries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGNDRaKcPkM

Genre: Horror

Director: Bradley Parker

Cast: Jesse McCartney, Olivia Dudley, Jonathan Sadowski

The story: In a bid to try out something different on their vacation, six tourists set on an extreme journey to discover what’s left behind in an abandoned city that had housed workers of the ill-fated Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their journey they discover that they are being watched.

Movie timings

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 12.15pm, 4.15, 8.15, 12.15am

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 11.30am, 1.15pm, 3, 4.45, 6.30, 8.15, 10, 11.45

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 6.15pm, 8, 9.45, 11.30

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 11.30am, 1.15pm, 3, 4.45, 6.30, 8.15, 10, 11.45

Grand Mercato: 12noon, 4, 8, Midnight

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): (Screen 2) 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 1.05am; (Platinum) 2pm, 4.40, 7, 9.10, 11.30

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Marina Mall): 12.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15, 6.15, 8.15, 10.15, 12.15am

Vox Cinema (Deira City Centre): 11.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45, 5.45, 7.45

Vox Cinema (Mall Of The Emirates): 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4, 6, 8, 10, Midnight

Vox Cinema (Mirdif City Centre): 11.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45, 5.45, 7.45, 9.45, 11.45

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