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New Re­leases GHOST HUNT­ING

ME­TROP­O­LIS CIN­EMA-SOFIL Raed An­doni 2017 (N/A*) 8/10 A for­mer in­mate of Jerusalem’s Mosko­biyya in­ter­ro­ga­tion cen­ter, An­doni as­sem­bles other for­mer de­tainees to build a replica of the Mosko­biyya’s in­ter­ro­ga­tion rooms and cells – a real­is­tic set­ting where the men re-en­act their in­ter­ro­ga­tions, re­call im­pris­on­ment and the hu­mil­i­a­tion of de­ten­tion.

VIC­TO­RIA AND AB­DUL

ABC ASHRAFIEH, PRE­MIERE, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, ABC VER­DUN, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CITY MALL, ESPACE, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL Steven Frears 2017 (PG-13*) 6/10 It’s the late-19th-cen­tury and Queen Vic­to­ria strikes up an un­likely and life-af­firm­ing friend­ship with a young Mus­lim In­dian clerk named Ab­dul Karim.

THE IN­SULT

ABC ASHRAFIEH, PRE­MIERE-SODECO, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, ESPACE, LAS SALI­NAS, CITY COM­PLEX, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT SAIDA, THE SPOT NABATIEH Ziad Doueiri 2017 (N/A*) 5/10 A petty squab­ble be­tween Toni, a Le­banese Chris­tian, and Yasser, a Pales­tinian refugee, es­ca­lates into court­room drama(s) and a me­dia cir­cus that baits tribal loy­al­ties, po­lit­i­cal op­por­tunism and gen­er­a­tional con­flict.

MY COUSIN RACHEL

BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT Roger Michell 2017 (PG-13*) 6.5/10 In 19th-cen­tury Tus­cany, Am­brose meets and mar­ries Rachel, a half-Ital­ian cousin of his. Soon Am­brose alerts his adop­tive cousin Phil his wife is killing him slowly. Per­suaded Rachel is evil, Philip de­cides to stran­gle her. In­stead … yawn … he falls in love with her.

AMER­I­CAN AS­SAS­SIN

ABC ASHRAFIEH, PRE­MIERE-SODECO, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, ESPACE, LAS SALI­NAS, CITY COM­PLEX, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT SAIDA Michael Cuesta 2017 (R*) N/A In this adap­ta­tion of Vince Flynn’s novel, 23-year-old Mitch wants re­venge. His par­ents died in a car crash when he was 14. Ter­ror­ists killed his fi­ancee. As a CIA black ops re­cruit, Mitch is trained by Cold War vet­eran Michael Keaton, and to­gether they must stop a world war in the Mid­dle East.

RENEGADES

DUNES, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CINEMALL, ESPACE, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT NABATIEH Steven Quale 2017 (PG-13*) N/A A team of Navy SEALs dis­cover an un­der­wa­ter trea­sure in a Bos­nian lake.

UN­LOCKED

ABC ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT SOUKS, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, LAS SALI­NAS, CITY COM­PLEX, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT SAIDA Michael Apted 2017 (R*) 5/10 CIA in­ter­roga­tor Noomi Ra­pace is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a bi­o­log­i­cal at­tack.

Still Show­ing IT

ABC ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, VOX, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, ESPACE, LAS SALI­NAS, CITY COM­PLEX, THE SPOT SAIDA, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT NABATIEH Andy Muschi­etti 2017 (R*) 7/10 In this long-awaited Stephen King adap­ta­tion, the kids of Derry are dis­ap­pear­ing, leav­ing a trail of bloody re­mains be­hind them. In a place known as “The Bar­rens,” seven of them are united by their hor­ri­fy­ing and strange en­coun­ters with an evil clown and their de­ter­mi­na­tion to kill It.

EL KHALYA

ABC VER­DUN Tarek El-Eryan 2017 (N/A*) N/A Seif, an Egyp­tian spe­cial op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer, plots to de­stroy a ter­ror­ist cell.

AMER­I­CAN MADE

ABC ASHRAFIEH, PRE­MIERE-SODECO, BEIRUT SOUKS, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, VOX, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL Doug Li­man 2017 (R*) 7/10 A pilot lands work for the CIA as a drug run­ner in the south dur­ing the 1980s.

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

ABC VER­DUN, CITY MALL Ge­orge Nolfi 2016 (PG-13*) 3/10 Set in 1960s San Fran­cisco, this movie is in­spired by the epic (vaguely rec­ol­lected) show­down be­tween an up-and-com­ing Bruce Lee and Chi­nese kung fu master Wong Jack Man.

THE NUT JOB 2

ABC ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CITY MALL, ESPACE, LAS SALI­NAS, STARGATE, CAS­CADA MALL, THE SPOT SAIDA, THE SPOT NABATIEH Cal Brunker 2017 (PG*) 3/10 In this se­quel, Surly and his friends must stop Oak­ton City’s mayor from de­stroy­ing their home to make way for an amuse­ment park.

OPEN WATER 3

VOX, CAS­CADA MALL Ger­ald Ras­cionato 2017 (R*) N/A The third film in the se­ries, three friends film­ing an au­di­tion tape for an ex­treme re­al­ity show take part in shark-cage div­ing, only to be left in great white-in­fested wa­ters, turn­ing their record­ing into life and death.

LOGAN LUCKY

BEIRUT SOUKS Steven Soder­bergh 2017 (PG-13*) 8/10 Two broth­ers at­tempt to pull off a heist dur­ing a NAS­CAR race in North Carolina.

THE BEGUILED

PRE­MIERE-SODECO Sofia Cop­pola 2017 (R*) 7.5/10 The un­timely ar­rival of a wounded Union sol­dier at a Vir­ginia girls’ school dur­ing the Amer­i­can Civil War breeds jeal­ousy and be­trayal.

CAP­TAIN UN­DER­PANTS: THE FIRST EPIC

ABC ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, CITY MALL, CAS­CADA MALL David Soren 2017 (PG*) 7/10 Two imag­i­na­tive pranksters hyp­no­tize their school prin­ci­pal into think­ing he’s a ridicu­lously en­thu­si­as­tic, in­cred­i­bly dim-wit­ted su­per­hero, Cap­tain Un­der­pants.

THE HITMAN’S BODY­GUARD

ABC ASHRAFIEH, BEIRUT SOUKS, ABC VER­DUN, GALAXY, VOX, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, ABC DBAYEH, CITY MALL, CINEMALL, CAS­CADA MALL, STARGATE, THE SPOT SAIDA Pa­trick Hughes 2017 (R*) 5.5/10 The world’s top body­guard gets a new client, a hit man who must tes­tify at the In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice. They must put their dif­fer­ences aside and work to­gether to make it to the trial on time.

THE EMOJI MOVIE

BEIRUT SOUKS, CINEMALL, CAS­CADA MALL Tony Leondis 2017 (PG*) 1/10 Gene, a multi-ex­pres­sional emoji, sets out on a jour­ney to be­come a nor­mal Ja­panese-in­vented ideogram.

DUNKIRK

VOX Cin­e­mas Christo­pher Nolan 2017 (PG-13*) 9/10 At a cru­cial mo­ment in WWII the Good Guys – the Bri­tish Em­pire, France and some Bel­gians – are sur­rounded by the Bad Guys, with only a cou­ple of Spit­fires and a few lit­tle oats be­tween them and cer­tain death.

BABY DRIVER

BEIRUT SOUKS Edgar Wright 2017 (R*) 8/10 After be­ing co­erced into work­ing for Kevin Spacey, a young, hear­ing-im­paired get­away driver named Baby finds him­self tak­ing part in a heist doomed to fail.

SPI­DER-MAN: HOME­COM­ING

VOX Jon Watts 2017 (PG-13*) 6/10 Fol­low­ing the events of a film from last year, Peter Parker ties to bal­ance high-school life with the de­mands of Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.

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