Five great movies to watch in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Why you need to head to the capital’s cinemas

Each week we bring you five brilliant reasons to head to Abu Dhabi’s cinemas.

You can watch superheroes, wizards, and retired Lords and Ladies in movies out on April 26.


Avengers: Infinity War

Simply the biggest movie of the year. Watch Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the others team up with Black Panther and the Wakandans, the Guardians of the Galaxy and a whole host of other Marvel heroes to take on Thanos.

The galactic being seemingly ha sa problem with the universe’s population and wants to destroy half of it. Seems a bit extreme to us, but someone needs to stop him nonetheless.

Finding Your Feet

The kind of film your grandma would love. British TV comedy veterans Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall star in this gentle movie about a retired Lord and Lady.

After finding her husband in the arms of another Lady Sandra (Staunton) packs her backs and heads off to stay with her estranged sister.

Looks like a comfortable ride.

Here Comes the Grump

An animation starring the vocal talents of Lily Collins (Phil Collins’ daughter no less), Toby Kebbell (Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Ian McShane (the star of late ’80s and early ’90s show Lovejoy, about an antique dealer-slash-investigator).

Kebbell ends up in a fantasy world being terrorised by McShane’s The Grump.

We’re not really sure what it’s all about to be honest, but it looks fun.



Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has to fight a giant albino gorilla and a massive lizard-type monster.

It is going great guns at the box office, but not doing so well with critics. What do they know anyway?

It’s based on a video game from the 1980s where all you had to do was smash up buildings.

Doesn’t look like the movie has much more of a plot.


Fresh from playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, Claire Foy takes on a rather different role.

She plays Sawyer Valentini, a woman who complains of a stalker only to get locked up in an insane asylum.

She protests that there’s nothing wrong with her and ends up thinking that one of the doctors is, in fact, her stalker.

It’s all shot on an iPhone 7, too, giving it an frenetic, crazed quality.

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