New UAE movies coming out November 12
What's on at the cinema?
Freaky. What have body-swap comedies been lacking until now? You guessed it: serial killers. While The Hot Chick (2002) dealt with a young high schooler (Rachel McAdams) waking up as a 30-year-old petty criminal (Rob Schneider), Freaky explores the idea of a 17-year-old student (Kathryn Newton) swapping bodies with her own murderer (Vince Vaughn) upon his using of an ancient magical dagger as a weapon. If we’re sounding sarcastic we don't mean to because it actually looks quite good. Having long given up on Vaughn’s output, his not too over-the-top portrayal of a teenager combined with Newton’s sadistic turn as an insatiable slasher now blessed with a face everyone seems to trust is a refreshing take on the genre. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 80%
The Doorman. If you like Die Hard (1988) you may notice one or two similarities with this week’s big action thriller. The Doorman stars Ruby Rose as a former Marine looking to settle back into civilian life. She takes a job as, that’s right, a doorman in one of New York’s swankier residences. All is fine and dandy until one day, when our hero is supposed to be enjoying her day off, a group of criminals barricade themselves in the building with the aim of stealing a priceless painting hidden in a secret safe. The huddle of hoodlums didn't count on a decorated soldier being in their way. Will she stop them? She’ll try. Yippy Ki Yay. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 11%
Quezon’s Game. Based on a true story, little was previously known of then Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon’s plan to save captured Jewish citizens in Nazi Germany, though this film looks to bring his heroics to light. Starring Raymond Bagatsing as Quezon, the head of state realises the terrible plan Hitler has in store for the persecuted as early as 1938 and hatches a plan to not only rescue as many as possible, but offer them safety in his nation. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 45%
The Call. Creepy, very creepy! That’s all we can say about this 1987-set horror. A group of teenagers ditch the county fair to go throw rocks at a house in the middle of nowhere. The owner appears only to scream at them to leave. So far, so normal you may think. Time passes and all is apparently forgotten until the owner’s husband calls the kids informing them his wife has died and left them $100,000 each in her will. The only catch? Each of the vandals must call a number and stay on the line for a full minute. When the receiver is picked up the vengeful owner returns from the grave to teach them all a lesson. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 50%