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Classic Fairy-Tale of A Monstrous Prince
and Young Woman in Love

Coastweek -- Walt Disney Pictures’ magical animated classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen once again but this time in 3D and 2D at NYALI CINEMAX, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery, writes Nidaa Malik.

Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle in exchange for the freedom of her father Maurice.

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Meanwhile, a hunter named Gaston is on the loose to take Belle for himself and later intends to hunt down the Beast at any cost.

The musical romantic dark fantasy film directed by Bill Condon is an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale.

The film features an ensemble cast that includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

The drama is rated PG for some action, violence, peril and frightening images.

From the directors of super hits: Race, Race 2, Humraaz, Ajnabee and Aitraaz, Abbas-Mastan brings forth a romantic thriller film, Machine which makes a worldwide release in theatres on Friday.

Like any big wig in the industry, the director duo is planning to launch one of their progenies as a hero in their upcoming movie.

Mustafa Burmawalla, son of Abbas, will be making his debut in the movie. Knowing the style of the directors, expect the movie to have some grand hi-tech flourishes.

Machine depicts the story of racing enthusiasts Sarah (Kiara Advani) and Ransh (Mustafa), who meet each other under mysterious circumstances.

As their bond becomes stronger, they eventually fall in love.

However, new things begin to unfold, which changes their lives forever.

In an interview about the film, Abbas Mustan had said, “It’s a twisted love story. It’s a grand film with car racing and romance, which the youth will connect with.

“We shot the entire film in Georgia. It’s all about presentation today.

“The film needs to be glossy and visually appealing. The idea of romance has undergone a major change; it doesn’t take time for the youth to say ‘I love you’ today. We believe that Mustafa will do a great job.”

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birth place of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island.

A scientific expedition, led by an explorer and a lieutenant colonel accompanied by a disillusioned soldier and a photojournalist, investigate the island’s peculiar seismic activity  which awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Offering exhilarating eye candy, solid acting, and a fast-paced story, Kong: Skull Island earns its spot in the movie monster’s mythos without ever matching up to the classic original.

The action and adventure film is rated PG-16 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language screening in 3 and 2 dimensions at the NYALI CINEMAX.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania marks the second installment of a franchise that began with the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), which was also directed by Shashank Khaitan, produced by Karan Johar for Dharma Productions and starred Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is about a young, dashing and carefree Delhi boy, Badrinath Bansal who falls in love with a young feisty Ambala girl Vaidehi Tripathi and he tries to convince her to be his life partner even though they have diametrically opposite opinions on everything from gender roles to whether marriage is in their future.

This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.

Vaidehi doesn’t believe Badrinath to be a worthy suitor.

But Badrinath is not ready to give up on love so easily.

He tries to woo Vaidehi, with whatever it takes.

Will Badri be able to win Vaidehi’s heart?

This perfect Bollywood potboiler has it all; drama, emotion, comedy and tragedy.

The film raises and touches upon some path-breaking moments in bringing gender equality to Bollywood.

The film is not bold enough to wage an all-out war against onscreen patriarchy, but the good part is that there is an effort to challenge the status quo.

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border.

But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny.

The Marvel Comics movie Logan is rated Adults only for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

India’s most wanted black money agent, Vicky Chaddha, gets arrested in Malaysia and is kept in a safe house by the Malaysian authorities, along with his wife.

A team of four is being sent to Malaysia to bring them to India.

Apart from the growth of inter-personal relationships, the mission has quite a few twists and turns on its way.

Action-packed Commando 2 follows Karan as he uses his brain and brawn to recover all of the laundered black money which has been siphoned to banks abroad.

Starring Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala, Esha Gupta and Shefali Shah.

Rangoon is a war-romance set in pre-independent India against a backdrop of WW2 whereby an Indian actress Julia (Kangana Ranaut) braves the jungles of the India-Burma border where she must entertain the English and Indian troops.

In the midst of battles and betrayals, Julia falls in love with a young Indian soldier, Nawab (Shahid Kapoor).

Battle lines are drawn when her mentor and lover, Rusi (Saif Ali Khan), learns of the torrid love affair.

A team of African-American women mathematicians served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program in the biographical drama Hidden Figures.

The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe  and rated PG for thematic elements and some language.

An clumsy lawyer Jolly (Akshay Kumar) finds himself in a battle with a ruthless advocate after making an innocent mistake, he is faced with representing the most critical court case of his career in a satirical courtroom drama Jolly LLb 2.

Carry On Kesar is an Indian Gujarati social comedy film directed by Vipul Mehta.

It is a socially relevant film whereby Shyamji and Kesar Patel, a traditional Gujarati elderly childless couple live in a small town in Gujarat.

A fashion designer based in Paris, Annie comes across Kesar’s artistic work and makes arrangement to learn the art from her.

However, things don’t go as planned and a twist of fate prompts Kesar to confront her past.

The couple decides to have a child at an age where most couples are grandparents.

It is a debut Gujarati film of actress Supriya Pathak Kapur.

The cast includes Darshan Jariwala, Avani Modi and Rittesh Mobh in the lead roles.

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