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FIRST TRAILER: KEVIN SPACEY IS J. PAUL GETTY IN RIDLEY SCOTT’S OSCAR CONTENDER

09/17/2017

The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, starring Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Charlie Plummer has been revealed.

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

The film releases in the Middle East on January 4, 2018.

Check out the trailer below.

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RIDLEY SCOTT'S ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD FIRST LOOK

08/15/2017

The first look photos for Ridley Scott's upcoming Oscar-contender All the Money in the World have been released.

The film tells the story surrounding the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in 1973 and his grandfather J. Paul Getty’s (Kevin Spacey) refusal to cooperate with the demands of his kidnappers and pay a ransom, despite his position as one of the richest men in the world.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World is releasing in Middle East cinemas on January 2019.

Photo credits: Fabio Lovino, Claudio Iannone ©2017 ALL THE MONEY US, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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BRUCE WILLIS IS OUT FOR REVENGE IN DEATH WISH

08/06/2017

Bruce Willis is out for revenge in the first trailer for Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish.

Willis stars as Dr. Paul Kersey, an emergency room surgeon in Chicago whose wife and college-age daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, he vigilantly hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. Meanwhile, the city wonders if he's a grim reaper or a guardian angel.

See below for more photos from the film!

Death Wish arrives in Middle East cinemas on November 30.

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LEGENDARY DIRECTOR LUC BESSON AT THE DUBAI PREMIERE OF VALERIAN

07/20/2017

The summer’s most highly-anticipated action-adventure film, Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets, hits theatres with an almighty bang in the Middle East on 20th July.

Written and directed by legendary French director Luc Besson, responsible for some of film’s most celebrated features such as Leon: The Professional (1994), The Fifth Element (1997) and Lucy (2014), the movie has been a project of love pass for Besson for several decades. In an exciting privilege for the region, Luc Besson will personally attend the Middle East premiere of the film on 20th July at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City.
The visually spectacular adventure is based on the ground-breaking graphic novel series Valerian & Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

Commenting on discovering the graphic novel for the first time a decade after its debut, Luc Besson said, “When I was 10 years old, I’d go to the kiosk every Wednesday. One time, I found this magazine called ‘Pilote.’ Inside, I discovered ‘Valerian and Laureline.’ I thought, ‘Oh my God, what is this thing?’ That day, I fell in love with Laureline and I wanted to be Valerian”.

Besson wanted to bring Valerian to the screen in the 1990s, however, constrained by the relatively primitive visual effects technology that was available, he knew it would be some time before he was able to create the wondrous “Valerian and Laureline” universe he knew the source material deserved. Instead, he created the seminal sci-fi movie, The Fifth Element.

Fast-forward almost 30 light years to 2017 and Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets has broken barriers in visual technology and special effects that make the film a spectacular feast for your eyes. Involving three companies and over 80 VFX designers on-set, together they produced 2,734 special effects shots for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and accomplished the ambitious mission set forth by Besson with a production budget of over $200 million.

The UAE was lucky enough to celebrate the release of the film in the Middle East with none other than the legend himself, Luc Besson. Besson attended the Dubai premiere screening welcomed by his adoring fans on July 20th at Novo Cinemas Dubai Festival City.

The intergalactic adventure stars two of the movie industry’s most up-and-coming actors in the lead roles including Dane DeHaan playing Valerian. DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film, television and theatre audiences from the early stages of his career. Having been involved in indie films since the age of 25, in 2012 DeHaan starred in the breakout film, Chronicle which put him on the map in the film world. Following the success of Chronicle, DaHaan starred in Devil’s Knot, Lawless and as Spiderman’s nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Cara Delevingne (Laureline) is one of the most recognisable faces in the world. In addition to her huge successes in fashion, she has a burgeoning and exciting acting career. In 2012, Delevingne made her film debut in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley. She also starred in the 2015 film Paper Towns opposite Nat Wolff. Most recently, Delevingne was seen alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis in DC Comics’ Suicide Squad in late 2016.

The movie also features appearances from seasoned actors Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, Before Sunset), Clive Owen (Children of Men, The Bourne Identity) and international pop star Rhianna.

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JAMES CAMERON TALKS TERMINATOR 2 3D

07/09/2017

Terminator super fans are in for a treat!

James Cameron’s epic action, sci-fi masterpiece starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, has been converted in immersive 3D by Camron himself. First hitting screens in 1991 with groundbreaking special effects, the 3D version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for the next generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, form a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.

Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D is releasing in cinemas September 7th.

You can check out a new trailer for the feature below with James Cameron talking about T2:3D!

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS: FIRST TRAILER

06/28/2017

The moms (and their moms) are back in cinemas this holiday season with A Bad Moms Christmas.

Adding to the cast are Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines as the mothers of the bad moms. Baranski portrays the mother of Amy (Mila Kunis), Hines is Kiki's mom (Kristen Bell), and Sarandon is Carla's mother (Kathryn Hahn).

A Bad Moms Christmas releases in Middle East theatres on November 23rd.

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HIGH-OCTANE CAR FILM OVERDRIVE HITS THEATRES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

06/21/2017

One of the year’s biggest and most high-octane action movies OVERDRIVE, is set to hit theatres in the Middle East this weekend, just in time for Eid-al-Fitr. OVERDRIVE will be released in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Oman on 22 June; Egypt on 28 June; and Kuwait and Lebanon on 29 June.

From the makers of 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003) and TAKEN (2008) comes the car movie of the summer in the same calibre as the Fast and the Furious franchise, starring two of Hollywood’s hottest rising male leads, Scott Eastwood (Fast & Furious 8, Suicide Squad) and Freddie Thorpe.

Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, has quickly built up a reputation as the go-to leading man for action films after starring in two of the year’s biggest blockbusters. The film also stars Ana de Armas, who is slowly making her mark in Hollywood as one of the most sought-after female leads, now set to star in the highly-anticipated reboot of the BLADE RUNNER franchise, with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto.

The movie has a production budget of over US$30m and features massive action sequences, explosive car chases and a dynamic storyline. The story follows two car thief brothers who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss and his rare and priceless car collections.

To compliment the premiere of the film at the newly refurbished, state of the art Novo Cinemas in Dubai Festival City is a 12-day Overdrive Classic Car Exhibition in Festival Square, Dubai Festival City. The car exhibition is brought in partnership with Dubai Festival City and Nostalgic Classic Cars, a classic car gallery based in Alserkal Avenue and features five classic cars that appear in the film including the BackDraft Shelby AC Cobra the Jaguar E-Type 1971, Austin Healey 1962, Ford Mustang 1967 and the Ferrari 512 Testarossa 1993. The exhibition is free to attend for the passing public.

Cinema-goers who purchase tickets to see OVERDRIVE at Novo Cinemas will receive a complimentary ticket to the Dubai Autodrome. To celebrate the launch of the film, Novo has also partnered with telecoms giant, Etisalat, to offer members of its Smile rewards membership programme a mammoth 50% off cinema tickets from 22 June.

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PADDINGTON 2: FIRST TRAILER

05/31/2017

The first trailer for Paddington 2 the highly-anticipated sequel of the global-hit featuring our favourite Peruvian bear has hit the web.

The sequel brings back Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Madeleine Harris, as well as Ben Whishaw as the voice of the titular bear.

Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join the cast as new characters. In the film, Grant plays a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years. Meanwhile, Gleeson plays a notorious safecracker and strongman who becomes Paddington's unexpected ally.

Paddington 2 releases in Middle East cinemas on November 30.

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