Weekend movie watch

A dull run, with only three movies hitting the cinemas this Thursday

It’s a dull weekend at the movies, with only three new releases, and none that deserves a trip to the theatres. So, with the weatherman predicting scorching hot days ahead, it would be wise to stay indoors and rent a few DVDs.

It’s also a chance to catch up on the movies that you missed out on, with ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ getting more attention, what with Christopher Nolan’s batman delaying his appearance in the UAE by less than a month.

Nolan’s grand finale to the Batman series, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, has suffered a massive backlash by international critics, but UAE residents will have to wait till August 16 to find out what actually went wrong this time round.

Bollywood too has shut shop, with the next big releases slated for early August. It will be Sunny Leone’s sizzling debut in ‘Jism2’ on August 2, and Salman Khan’s magnum opus ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ on August 16.

And, for the habitual movie trawlers, here are the three movies that make their debut this week.

Dancing Ninja

Genre: Drama

Director: Mitchell Klebanoff and Kelly Sandefur

Cast: Lucas Grabeel, David Hasselhoff

The story: An orphaned boy lands in Hollywood to fulfil his dream of becoming a ninja and work out ways to find his birth parents. But his plans go haywire when he gets mixed up in a crime.

Movie Timings

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

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

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30, 1.30am

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30, 1.30am

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

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.15pm, 6.40, 8.50, 1.10am

Vox (Mall of the Emirates): 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45, 4.45, 6.45

Girl In Progress

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Director: Patricia Riggen

Cast: Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette

The story: When her single mom Grace fails to juggle work, bills and her affair, her daughter, Ansiedad fast tracks into adulthood after being inspired by the coming-of-age stories she has been reading in school.

Movie Timings

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

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

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

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

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

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 2.05pm, 6.15, 10.25

Vox (Deira City Centre): 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

Vox (Deira City Centre): 10am

Vox (Mall of the Emirates): (Screen 7) 1am; (Screen 11) 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30, 5.30, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): (Screen 4) 10.30am, 2.30pm, 6.30, 10.30; (Screen 5): 12.15am; (Vox Gold 2) 10am, 4.45pm, 9.45

Urban Explorer

Genre: Horror

Director: Andy Fetscher

Cast: Nathalie Kellie, Nick Eversman

The story: Anxious to explore the mysterious hidden world under metropolitan Berlin, an international group of four urban explorers hires a local guide, Kris, who leads them into the maze of escape tunnels and subterranean fortifications under the city.

Movie Timings

Grand Cinecity (Al Ghurair): 6.30pm, 8.15, 10, 11.45

Grand Cineplex (Grand Hyatt): 6.30pm, 8.15, 10, 11.45

Grand Festival Cinema (Festival City): 6.30pm, 8.15, 10, 11.45

Grand Megaplex (Ibn Battuta): 11am, 1pm, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 1am

Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 4.10pm, 8.20, 12.30am

Vox (Deira City Centre): 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30am

Vox (Mall of the Emirates): (Screen 3) 10am; (Screen 5) 10.30pm, 12.30am; (Vox Gold) 12.45am

Vox (Mirdif City Centre): (Screen 4) 12.30pm, 4.30, 8.30, 12.30am; (Vox Gold) 2.45pm, 12.30am

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