New trailers: xXx: Return of Xander Cage, The Bye Bye Man and more

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

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Synopsis: Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Director: D.J. Caruso │ Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Action │ Running time: 110 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15
UAE cinema listings: January 19 - January 25

The Bye Bye Man

Synopsis: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man's most unspeakable acts. They discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't think it, don't say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.

Director: Stacy Title │ Cast: Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount and Cressida Bonas
Genre: Horror │ Running time: 100 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15


Synopsis: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Directors: Eric Summer, Éric Warin │ Cast: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan and Maddie Ziegler
Genre: Animation │ Running time: 90 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: G

The Family Fang

Synopsis: A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman │ Cast: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman,Christopher Walken and Kathryn Hahn
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 110 min │ Language: English │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15

Mantaka Mahzoura

Synopsis: A crew decides on making a documentary about the famous baron palace, but after trying to get the authorization of filming inside the palace, they fail to do so and try to come with new ways.

Director: Mohamed Fekry │ Cast: Adel Abdel Raze, Gehad Sultan, Mohamed Fekry and Tareq Ebeid
Genre: Horror │ Running time: 85 min │ Language: Arabic │ Movie rating: 15+


Synopsis: Gautamiputra Satakarni is a Telugu epic historical action film that chronicles the life of a South Indian ruler Satakarni (Balakrishna) the emperor of the Satavahana kingdom in the 2nd century CE.

Director: Krish Jagarlamudi │ Cast: Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Hema Malini and Shiva Rajkumar
Genre: Action │ Running time: 160 min │ Language: Telugu │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15


Synopsis: The story of a 12 year old boy who sells guppy fish for a living in his colorful beach side colony. When an engineer is summoned to construct a bridge, the contrasting characters cause great tension and turmoil.

Directors: Johnpaul George │ Cast: Tovino Thomas and Sreenivasan
Genre: Comedy │ Running time: 170 min │ Language: Malayalam │ Subtitle: Arabic │ Movie rating: PG15