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BLADE RUN­NER 2049

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CASCADA MALL, PREMIERESODECO, CITY MALL, ABC VER­DUN De­nis Vil­leneuve 2017 (R*) NA Thirty years af­ter the events of Blade Run­ner 1982, a new blade run­ner, Ryan Gosling, un­earths a long-buried se­cret that has the po­ten­tial to plunge what’s left of so­ci­ety into chaos. Gosling’s dis­cov­ery leads him on a quest to find for­mer LAPD blade run­ner Har­ri­son Ford, who’s been miss­ing for 30 years.

THE FOR­EIGNER

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CASCADA MALL, DUNES, PRE­MIERE-SODECO, ESPACE, THE SPOT NABATIEH, CITY MALL, ABC VER­DUN, ABC ASHRAFIEH, ABC DBAYEH, LAS SALINAS, THE SPOT SAIDA, GALAXY, STAR­GATE, CITY COM­PLEX, CINEMALL Martin Camp­bell 2017 (R*) NA When his teenage daugh­ter is taken from him in a sense­less act of po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated vi­o­lence, the long-buried past of Jackie Chan erupts in a venge­ful vendetta. In his search for the ter­ror­ists, Chan clashes with Pierce Bros­nan, whose own past is no less shady.

MY LIT­TLE PONY

VOX, DUNES, ESPACE, CITY MALL, ABC VER­DUN, ABC ASHRAFIEH, ABC DBAYEH, THE SPOT SAIDA, GALAXY, STAR­GATE, THE SPOT NABATIEH Jayson Thiessen 2017 (PG*) NA In this an­i­ma­tion, a dark, long-buried force threat­ens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – horses, by the look of it – em­bark on a jour­ney be­yond Eques­tria to use magic to save their home, meet­ing friends and chal­lenges along the way.

MARK FELT

PRE­MIERE-SODECO Peter Lan­des­man 2017 (PG-13*) 5/10 This movie is in­spired by the story of Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat,” an or­di­nary guy who helped jour­nal­ists Bob Wood­ward and Carl Bern­stein un­cover the Water­gate scan­dal in 1974.

FLAT­LIN­ERS

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CITY MALL, ABC VER­DUN Niels Ar­den Oplev, 2017 (PG-13*) NA In this straight-to-vid re­make of the 1990 flick, five or­di­nary med­i­cal stu­dents em­bark on a dar­ing ex­per­i­ment: stop­ping their hearts for short pe­ri­ods to see what lies be­yond the con­fines of life.

THE LEGO NIN­JAGO MOVIE

THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, DUNES, THE SPOT NABATIEH, ABC VER­DUN, ABC ASHRAFIEH Char­lie Bean 2017 (PG*) 6.5/10 Six young nin­jas must de­fend their is­land home, Nin­jago. By night, they’re gifted war­riors, us­ing their skills and awe­some fleet of ve­hi­cles to fight vil­lains and mon­sters. By day, other stuff hap­pens.

THE CRUCIFIXION

GALAXY, STAR­GATE Xavier Gens 2017 (R*) NA In this Euro­pean pos­ses­sion flick, a young woman meets Fa­ther An­ton, a priest, and in­ex­pli­ca­ble events oc­cur, sug­gest­ing the priest is pos­sessed by a de­mon!

KINGS­MAN: THE GOLDEN CIR­CLE

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CITY MALL, ABC VER­DUN, ABC ASHRAFIEH, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL Char­lie Bean 2017 (R*) 4.5/10 When the Kings­man head­quar­ters are de­stroyed and the world is held hostage, the lads dis­cover an al­lied spy or­ga­ni­za­tion in the US called States­man. These two elite se­cret or­ga­ni­za­tions band to­gether to save the world.

HOME AGAIN

BEIRUT SOUKS, CITY MALL Hal­lie Mey­ers-Shyer 2017 (PG-13*) 4/10 Life for a sin­gle mom in Los An­ge­les takes an un­ex­pected turn when she al­lows three young guys to move in with her.

VIC­TO­RIA AND AB­DUL

BEIRUT SOUKS 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

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CASCADA MALL, DUNES, PRE­MIERE-SODECO, ESPACE, CITY MALL, ABC ASHRAFIEH, ABC VER­DUN, ABC DBAYEH, LAS SALINAS, THE SPOT SAIDA, GALAXY, STAR­GATE, CITY COM­PLEX, CINEMALL Ziad Doueiri 2017 (NA*) 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.

IT

VOX, BEIRUT SOUKS, THE SPOT CHOUEIFAT, CASCADA MALL, CINEMALL 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.

THE NUT JOB 2

DUNES 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.

CAP­TAIN UN­DER­PANTS: THE FIRST EPIC

BEIRUT SOUKS David Soren 2017 (PG*) 7/10 Two imag­i­na­tive pranksters hyp­no­tize their school prin­ci­pal into think­ing he’s a ridicu­lously en­thu­si­as­tic, in­cred­i­bly dimwit­ted su­per­hero, Cap­tain Un­der­pants.

THE HIT­MAN’S BODY­GUARD

BEIRUT SOUKS, VOX, CASCADA MALL 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

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

GHOST HUNT­ING

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

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