Best new movies to watch this Eid Al Adha
With Eid Al-Adha falling this weekend, our social calendars are all ready filling up balancing family, friends and fun stuff. While the melting-hot temperature continues outside, we've scanned through the weekend's cinema listing to make sure that you've always got an option to fill your time with.
Here are the best new releases to pick from for this year’s festive weekend:
1. Wish Upon (English)
Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee
Director: John R. Leonetti
John R. Leonetti, the maker of Annabelle comes back with this banger.
Clare (Joey King), 17-year-old receives a box from her father (Ryan Phillipe) as a gift, which she later on discovers has magic powers but finds out has deadly consequences, problem is she realises that a bit too late…..
Very much recommended for horror movie junkies.
2. Al Kanz (Arabic)
Starring: Mohammad Ramadan, Mohammad Sa’ad, Hend Sabry
Director: Sharif Arfa
For those unfamiliar with Arabic cinema, the cast for Al Kanz is big news. Imagine Tom Cruise and Sacha Baron Cohen in a drama… That’s exactly what Sharif Arfa is trying to accomplish on Al Kanz. A historic journey in which Mohammad Ramadan and Mohammed Sa'ad take us on; Going from the Pharaonic era into the first half of the 20th century. As time passes, the Pharaonic political power fades away in this mind-blowing historic drama.
3. Logan Lucky (English)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Director: Steven Soderbergh
In case you've ever thought Daniel Craig was too one-dimensional an actor, Logan Lucky will change your mind. Jimmy and Clyde (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) are two brothers who team up with Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to crack you up as they attempt to rob a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
4. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By nature (English)
Starring (Voice-overs): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan
Director: Cal Brunker
Certainly more for the man looking for a way to keep the kids busy over the long weekend. This film sees the return of Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the crew; this time back to save Oakton, again. There's something about an the evil mayor deciding to bulldoze Liberty Park blah blah blah.... let's be honest, you don't really care about the plot, but you're young ones will eat it up.
5. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Hindi)
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar
Director: R.S. Prasanna
Mudit Sharma, (Ayushmann Khurrana) gets engaged to Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar) in a potential arranged marriage. However due to erectile dysfunction, Mudit, the salesman, tries to save his relationship in this comedy without getting exposed.