New trailers: The Worthy, Loving, Hidden Figures and more

A sneak peek into what's showing in UAE cinemas and which movies you shouldn’t miss

The Worthy (Arabic) (2D/3D/4DX)

Synopsis: The story follows a small group of survivors seeking refuge with the only clean remaining water source in the area. 2 visitors infiltrate their compound, they become pawns in a test for survival where only 1 of them shall be chosen worthy. Directed by acclaimed Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mustafa.

Director: Ali F. Mostafa │ Cast: Samer Al Masri, Mahmoud Al-Atrash, Samer J. Ismael, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Habib Ghuloom and Ali Suliman
Genre: Thriller │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: Arabic │ Subtitle: English │ Movie rating: 18+

Eliminators

Synopsis: A former US Federal Agent must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding when his London home is invaded in error due to a wrong address. When the event ends with multiple homicides, the news triggers those hunting him to send Europe's most dangerous assassin to kill him. Now on the run with his daughter's life in jeopardy, a determined father must get her to safety before the people he's been hiding from track him down

Director: James Nunn │ Cast: Scott Adkins, James Cosmo and Ellie Goff
Genre: Action │ Running time: 95 min │ Language: English | Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15

Rock Dog (2D/3D)

Synopsis: A Tibetan mastiff must defy the naysayers in his remote mountain community to follow his dreams of becoming a rock star just like his idol Angus Scattergood. But there's no one left to guard the sheep when he goes away to seek his fortune in the big city, rendering his flock vulnerable to a hungry wolf.

Director: Ash Brannon │ Voices: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons
Genre: Animation │ Running time: 90 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: G

Manchester By The Sea

Synopsis: An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan │ Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 140 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15
‘Manchester by the Sea’ film review: Powerful and emotional

Trespass Against Us

Synopsis: After an elaborate heist goes south, reluctant criminal Chad (Michael Fassbender) must find a way to escape from the clutches of his fierce outlaw father (Brendan Gleeson) and the encroaching police.

Director: Adam Smith │ Cast: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear and Sean Harris
Genre: Crime │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: 18+

Hidden Figures

Synopsis: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

Director: Theodore Melfi │ Cast: Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons and Kevin Costner
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 130 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: English │ Movie rating: PG15
‘Hidden Figures’ film review: An important film, but lacks nuance

A Dog’s Purpose

Synopsis: A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.

Director: Lasse Hallström │ Cast: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton
Genre: Adventure │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG13

Loving

Synopsis: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Director: Jeff Nichols │ Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Will Dalton and Michael Shannon
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 125 min │ Language: Tagalog │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG13
‘Loving’ film review: The revolution power of true love

Rangoon (Hindi)

Synopsis: In the midst of battles and betrayals, Julia falls in love with a young Indian soldier Nawab, and learns some bitter truths about the dream of Indian independence. Battle lines are drawn when her mentor and lover Rusi learns of the torrid love affair.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj │ Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 170 min │ Language: Hindi | Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15

Fukri (Malayalam)

Synopsis: ukri, an out-and-out family entertainer revolves around the very aristocratic family that goes by the name 'Fukri', an epitome of generations worth elite Royal ancestry. The current head of the family is Sulaiman Fukri and the story revolves around him welcoming back his long lost grandson and son back to the Fukri bungalow. A series of slapstick comedy unfolds as the long lost grandson turns out be an imposter, a con artist who goes by the name Lucky.

Director: Siddique │ Cast: Jayasurya, Prayaga Martin, Siddique, Lal, Anu Sithara and John Kaippallil
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 170 min │ Language: Malayalam │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15

Yaman (Tamil)

Synopsis: Yaman is a Tamil political thriller film written and directed by Jeeva Shankar. The film features Vijay Antony and Miya George in the lead roles, while Thiagarajan portrays the antagonistic role of a political mastermind.

Director: Jeeva Shankar │ Cast: Vijay Antony, Miya George, Thyagarajan, Sangili Murugan and Marimuthu
Genre: Action │ Running time: 165 min │ Language: Tamil │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15

Purano Dunga (Nepali)

Synopsis: The movie Purano Dunga renders the life of a poor Bhakta Bahadur Bhujel who has been fulfilling his and his family?s livelihoods driving a boat in a lake. When his brother Batas Bahadur Bhujel take away the Boat, then his family has to face several problems, that is the main portrayal of the movie.

Director: Rambabu Gurung │ Cast: Dayahang, Priyanka Karki, Menuka Pradhan and MaosteGurung
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 110 min │ Language: Nepali │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15