New trailers: Alien: Covenant, Colossal and Half Girlfriend

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

Alien: Covenant (2D/IMAX/4DX)

Synopsis: The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott │ Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride
Genre: Thriller │ Running time: 125 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: 15+

Colossal

Synopsis: Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo │ Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell and Dan Stevens
Genre: Action │ Running time: 125 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: 15+

‘Colossal’ film review: Anne Hathaway towers

Everything, Everything

Synopsis: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Director: Stella Meghie │ Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG13

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Synopsis: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Gary Michael Schultz │ Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton and Daniel Bruhl
Genre: Biographical │ Running time: 130 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: 15+

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ film review: Mellow and pointless

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie

Synopsis: Jibanyan, Whisper, and Nate travel back in time where they team up with a heroic Yo-kai named Hovernyan and Nate's adolescent grandfather to stop an evil Yo-kai from taking over the world! Can they discover the secret origin of the Yo-kai Watch and save humanity before time runs out.

Director: Moataz Eltouni │ Cast: Johnny Yong Bosch, Joey D'Auria, Alicyn Packard and Brent Pendergrass
Genre: Animation │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: Arabic | Movie rating: G

Akhlaa El Abeed

Synopsis: The film revolves around social drama where the businessman Khaled Al-Sawy suffers from a mental disorder that makes him prone to any nervous breakdown. He returns from abroad to Egypt and tries to start again.

Director: Ayman Makram │ Cast: Khaled El Sawy, Yousra El Lozy and Caroline Khalil
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 140 min │ Language: Arabic | Movie rating: 15+

Half Girlfriend

Synopsis: Madhav meets a girl named Riya and falls in love. After stuggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half heartedly agrees to be his "Half Girlfriend"

Director: Akshay Roy │ Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Greg Kriek
Genre: Drama │ Running time: 150 min │ Language: Hindi | Subtitle: Arabic, English │ Movie rating: TBC

Hindi Medium

Synopsis: A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Director: Saket Chaudhary │ Cast: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar and Deepak Dobriyal
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 150 min │ Language: Hindi │ Subtitle: Arabic, English | Movie rating: 18TC

Sakhavu

Synopsis: A student political leader who fights for his left-wing ideals. When some people try to use him in order to fulfill their intentions he is forced to fight for his ideals.

Director: Sidhartha Siva │ Cast: Nivin Pauly, Aishwarya Rajesh, Gayathri Suresh, Aprana Gopinath, Sreenivasan and Renji Panicker
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 160 min │ Language: Malayalam │ Subtitle: Arabic, English │ Movie rating: PG15

‘Sakhavu’ film review: An inspiring tale

Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu

Synopsis: "Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu" explores the story of a funny and good-hearted man Baiju, who is an irrigation department official and also a patron at the Brothers Club in Kumbalam.

Director: Ranjan Pramod │ Cast: Biju Menon, Aju Varghese, Hareesh Perumanna, Hannah Reji Koshy and Dileesh Pothan
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 180 min │ Language: Malayalam │ Subtitle: Arabic, English │ Movie rating: TBC

‘Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu’ film review: A feel good entertainer