Winners of the MVM Oscars Challenge 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the MVM Oscars Challenge 2019:


Winners of the MVM Oscar Challenge2019


Having answered 7 out of 8 questions correctly, Gerald and Priyanka won 2 x VOX Cinemas luxury movie passes (each) to watch a movie of their choice at either a Theatre by Rhodes or Gold by Rhodes cinema.


Cinema Experiences including Gold by Rhodes and Theatre by Rhodes


This year, Bohemian Rhapsody led the 91st Academy Awards – which took place on Sunday 24th February 2019, taking home four Oscars in the actor, film editing, sound mixing, and sound editing categories, while Black Panther surprised with wins in production design, costume design, and original score.


Click here to access a comprehensive list of Oscar Winners in 2019.



Source: Variety

Be in Tune with Musical Movies

Based on the success of La La Land, Beauty and the Beast and The Greatest Showman, and positive reviews on the recently released A Star is Born – starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, cinema is set to deliver two more highly anticipated musical blockbusters towards the end of this year.


First up, get ready to ‘Rock and Roll’ with Bohemian Rhapsody (November 1). The film is a biopic on the lead singer of QueenFreddie Mercury, and the rise of his legendary rock band. The remaining band members of Queen were part of the creative process, including casting Rami Malek as the lead actor.


Mary Poppins Returns (December 27) is the highly anticipated sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins. Set in London in the 1930s, some 24 years after the events of the original, it features an all-star cast that includes British actress Emily Blunt, American legend Meryl Streep and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Successes of musical movies from the recent past:

La La Land (2016)

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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 The Greatest Showman (2017)

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La La Land, Beauty and the Beast and The Greatest Showman also ran for a period of 17, 14 and 19 weeks (respectively) in the UAE.


Contact a member of our sales team to book a ‘Follow an English Blockbuster Movie’ campaign alongside Bohemian Rhapsody/Mary Poppins Returns and benefit from having your ad showcased in cinema for as long as the movie runs.



Sources: The Numbers, IMDb and MVM Analysis

Cinema Guarantees Audience Delivery in Nov & Dec 2018

Some audiences are harder to reach than others through traditional media. Cinema however delivers premium first-run content within a captive environment to an attentive audience of varying demographics. And with an exciting and diverse line-up of movies set to release over the months of November and December 2018 – just in time for the dawn of the new year, there’s never been a better time for advertisers to turn audiences into consumers.




Bohemian Rhapsody

Starring: Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Mike Myers

Release Date: 1st November 2018

Fun Fact – Rami Malek got to meet Freddy Mercury’s sister while in costume. When she saw him, she said: “That’s my Freddy.” She initially laughed, but later cried on an emotional note.


Girl in the Spider’s Web

Starring: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks and Lakeith Stanfield

Release Date: 08th November 2018

Fun Fact – It is based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz, and continues on the “Millenium”-series created by Stieg Larsson, who passed away in 2004.


The Grinch

Starring: Rashida Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and Angela Lansbury

Release Date: 08th November 2018

Fun Fact – This was Benedict Cumberbatch’s second animated film. His first was Penguins of Madagascar (2014), four years prior.



Starring: Wyatt Russell, John Magaro and Pilou Asbæk

Release Date: 08th November 2018

Fun Fact – One of the filming locations for the film was a decommissioned branch-line of the heritage train line and popular tourist attraction, the Bluebell Railway, in West Sussex, England.


Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy and Morgan Freeman

Release Date: 08th November 2018

Fun Fact – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms marks the 298th time Keira has portrayed a character in a period piece.


Thugs of Hindostan (Hindi)

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir khan and Katrina Kaif

Release Date: 08th November 2018

Fun Fact: This will be the first time that Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a film together.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law

Release Date: 15th November 2018

Fun Fact – Newt Scamander carries a wand, practices magic, and works for the Ministry of Magic even though he was expelled from Hogwarts, which puzzled several fans online especially since Hagrid wasn’t afforded those liberties. J.K. Rowling explained that the reason for this will be revealed throughout the series.


Robin Hood      

Starring: Taron Egerton, Ben Mendelsohn and Jamie Dornan

Release Date: 22nd November 2018

Fun Fact: The ancient techniques of speed shooting from the draw hand and the double draw are used by Robin Hood in this movie.


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Starring: Kristen bell, Gal Gadot and John C. Reilly

Release Date: 22nd November 2018

Fun Fact: The logo for the movie was made to resemble an app icon, while the “Wreck-It Ralph 2” banner resembles a notification/update.


2.0 (Tamil)

Starring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson

Release Date: 29th November 2018

Fun Facts: This will be the first Indian film directly shot in 3D. Akshay Kumar will make his Tamil debut with this film. This is the first time Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar will be working together.

*the movie will release in 15 languages (worldwide)




Mortal Engines

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang and Robert Sheehan

Release Date: 13th December 2018

Fun Fact: This will be director Christian Rivers’ first full feature film as a director (He previously directed a short and a section of an anthology).



Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman

Release Date: 20th December 2018

Fun Facts: According to Amber Heard, the underwater filming required cast members to be hosed down, and then shooting took place on a cold soundstage. Additionally, The Fishermen tribe were created through a combination of make-up (for the top half, the upper torso) and computer-generated imagery (for the bottom half, the tails).



Starring: Justin Theroux, Hailee Steinfeld and Marcella Bragio

Release Date: 20th December 2018

Fun Fact: John Cena is the third wrestler to appear in a Transformers feature, after Dwayne Johnson (who played Cliffjumper in Transformers Prime (2010)) and Joe Seanoa (who played Predaking in Transformers: Power of the Primes (2018)).


Zero (Hindi)

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma

Release Date: 21st December 2018

Fun Fact: Shah Rukh offered Sridevi a cameo role in this film, so that he can share screen with her for 2nd time in his career. Since her death, this will be Sridevi’s last appearance in films.


Mary Poppins Returns

Starring: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth

Release Date: 27th December 2018

Fun Fact: The sequel will be released 54 years after Mary Poppins (1964), setting a new record as the longest gap between a live-action film and its sequel in history.


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Sources: IMDb and YouTube



The Latest Must Watch Trailers!

Get excited! A bunch of new trailers have dropped and here’s a look into what to expect over the months ahead:


Incredibles 2

The sequel we’ve all been waiting for has released a new trailer with more of the adorable Jac-Jack and his superpowers.

The movie is scheduled to release on 14th June 2018.


Ocean’s 8

Feast your eyes upon the latest trailer of the female-led reboot starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway.

The movie is scheduled to release on 21st June 2018.


Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel has released a new clip from the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp blockbuster – giving us a great look at the movie’s ensemble cast and its mysterious villain.

The movie is scheduled to release on 5th July 2018.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Watch Tom Cruise perform his most dangerous stunt yet in this sequel. Fallout will be the sixth entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and like 2015’s Rogue Nation it is directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

The movie is scheduled to release on 26th July 2018.


Mile 22

Watch the first trailer for Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon filmmaker Peter Berg’s new thriller Mile 22 – starring Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan and John Malkovich.

The movie is scheduled to release on 30th August 2018.


Night School

Kevin Hart is heading back to school in the new Night School trailer. This comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

The movie is scheduled to release on 27th September 2018.



There are few stories as lasting as The Jungle Book – the tale of a boy raised by wolves, that have been adapted to multiple formats. Mowgli is a dark adaptation of The Jungle Book directed by Andy Serkis, and features a lot of famous voices which include Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The movie is scheduled to release on 18th October 2018.


Bohemian Rhapsody

This is our first look at Bohemian Rhapsody – the long-in-the-works biopic of Freddie Mercury, starring Rami Malek (as Queen), Mike Myers and Joseph Mazzallo.

The movie is scheduled to release on 1st November 2018.


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