great-wallThe Great Wall 

Release Date: January 4

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Director: Yimou Zhang

Cast: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Synopsis: A mercenary warrior is imprisoned within the Great Wall of China and discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. His quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront an unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

 

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Mawlana (Arabic)

Release Date: January 4

Genre: Drama

Director: Magdi Ahmed Ali

Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra, Rehab Haggag, Ahmed Magdy

Synopsis: A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing “fatwas” that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and his attempts to deviate from the usual religious rhetoric in a society heavily influenced by fundamentalism. The TV spotlight only shows his eloquent yet sarcastic answers he gives to the callers in a preset scenario, while in the dark and cloudy space around him, bloody struggles for power are raging, struggles he had always tried to avoid.

 

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Silence

Release Date: [not specified]

Genre: History, Drama

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson

Synopsis: Two Catholic priests travel to Japan during the 17th century, when Japanese Christians were persecuted by their own government, which aimed at evicting the island of all of them. Eventually, the priests separate, with one of them heading to rural Japan, trying to know why God has forsaken his children.

 

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XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Release Date: January 18

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: D.J. Caruso

Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yenn, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose

Synopsis: After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora’s Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government.

 

 

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Release Date: January 25

Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Ruby Rose, Mila Jovovich, Ali Larter

Synopsis: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.

 

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