2019 Film Releases in South Africa

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August 2019

47 METERS DOWN: THE NEXT CHAPTER This time the movie will move the deadly shark action from Mexico to Brazil and follow a group of girls looking for adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. Hoping to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about some hidden underwater ruins only to find that the turquoise waves of their secret Atlantis aren’t completely uninhabited. Directed by Johannes Roberts from a screenplay by  Ernest RieraJohannes RobertsRead more / Showing from 23 August

ANGEL HAS FALLEN Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Gerard Butler. It is the third film in the Has Fallen film series, following Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). Read more / Showing from 23 August

ANDER MENS From highly acclaimed South African director Quentin Krog (Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling / Vir die Voëls) comes this star-studded action romance film, based on the novel of the same name by Zirk van den Berg. Bennie Fourie takes on the role of Daniel Niemand – a punch bag type of oke whose wife left him for their marriage counsellor and that’s only the start of his troubles. Read more/ Showing from 23 August

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of the film. Coppola’s visually dazzling masterpiece is a surreal, hallucinatory, epic tragedy about the horror of the Vietnam War. A U.S. Army Intelligence officer is sent on a bizarre river journey deep into the jungle to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a renegade Green Beret who uses primitive tribesmen to wage his own war. Review / Trailer / Showing from 23 August

GOOD BOYS  Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. . Written and directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and starring Jacob Tremblay. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 30 August 

OVERCOMER High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town’s largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn’t even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new friend, John starts to train Hannah for the biggest race of her young life. Faith based film directed by Alex Kendrick and written by him and Stephen Kendrick. It is the Kendrick brothers’ sixth film and their second through their subsidiary, Kendrick Brothers Productions. Read more / Showing from 30 August

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 30 August

RAFIKI The film follows two stylish teens, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), who crush on each other despite their families’ political rivalry. When love blossoms between them, they must contend with small town busybodies and the judgment of their conservative society. With the support of numerous international funders and the participation of six co- producers led by South African production company Big World Cinema, pre-production began in December 2016 and was the first Kenyan film in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). Interview with writer-director 
Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu
 / Trailer
/Showing from 30 August

September 2019

BACK OF THE MOON 1958 Sophiatown. On the eve of his home being demolished by apartheid police, Badman a notorious gangster decides to fight them to the death. But then Eve, a gorgeous torch singer is thrust into his orbit. On the last day of his life Badman finds something worth living for. With Richard Lukunku, Moneoa Moshesh, Lemogang Tsipa, S’Dumo Mtshali, Thomas Gumede, Israel Matsepe-Zulu. Directed by Angus Gibson from a screenplay by Gibson, Desiree Markgraaff, Kutlwano Ditsele. Showing from 6 September

AFTER THE WEDDING Isabel (Michelle Williams), a co-founder of an orphanage in Klokata travels to New York to meet a potential benefactor, Theresa. Despite her frustration by the need to justify a charitable donation, she agrees to the meeting, which falls a day before the wedding of Theresa’s daughter (Abby Quinn). Isabel is unexpectedly invited to the wedding and the events that ensue force her to confront decisions she made 20 years ago as well as a man from her past (Billy Crudup), who turns up to be Theresa’s husband. Secrets are also revealed including an unexplained charity worth 20 million dollars. Written and directed by Bart Freundlich. It is a remake of the 2006 film of the same name by Susanne BierRead more / Trailer / Showing from 6 September.

IT: CHAPTER 2  Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began. It returns 27 years later (2016) to pick off the next generation of kids in Derry – meaning that the original kids, who are now all grown up, have to stay true to their word and take on It all over again.
Both parts were adapted from the 1986 novel It by Stephen King. The second part is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events of 1989 described in the first film, the film stars Bill Skarsgård, who reprises his role as PennywiseJames McAvoyJessica ChastainJay RyanBill HaderIsaiah MustafaJames Ransone, and Andy Bean portray the adult versions of The Losers Club, while Jaeden LieberherSophia LillisJeremy Ray TaylorFinn WolfhardChosen JacobsJack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff return from the first film as the younger Losers, respectively. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 6 September

POPPIE NOGENA Showing from 6 September

FIELA SE KIND A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs. Written and directed by Brett Michael Innes from the novel by Daleen Matthee. Showing from 13 September

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means. A biographical comedy-drama directed by Chris Foggin from a screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth. Read more / Review / Trailer / Showing from 13 September

HUSTLERS Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. With Jennifer Lopez, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl  Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. Read more / Showing from 13 September

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD  Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. Directed by James Bobin. It is an adaptation of the Nickelodeon‘s series of the same name. Read more / Showing from 13 September

LOSING LERATO is a beautifully told South African action/thriller about a successful young black man who takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping his daughter after life, the law and the woman he once loved separate them. His actions put him on a collision course with the law and he finds himself in a high-stakes hostage situation. Directed by Sanele Zulu, screenplay by Ricardo Arendse and Kagiso Modupe. With 
Kagiso Modupe and Tshimillo Mosupe. Trailer / Showing from 13 September LOSING LERATO Showing from 13 September

DOWNTON ABBEY  The original principal cast from the television series — including Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville — returns for the movie. Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore have joined the cast. Written by Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator, and directed by Michael Engler.The film is a follow-up to the television series of the same name, which ended its original run in December 2015 after 52 episodes. Read more / Showing from 20 September

AD ASTRA Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 September

ANGRY BIRDS 2 Computer-animated action comedy film produced by Rovio Animation. The sequel to the 2016 film The Angry Birds Movie. Directed by Thurop Van Orman from a screenplay by Peter Ackerman. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 September

RAMBO: LUST BLOOD When a friend’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexico border to bring her home but finds himself up against one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels. Directed by Adrian Grunberg and written by Sylvester Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. A sequel to Rambo (2008), it is the fifth installment in the Rambo franchise and stars Stallone, Paz VegaSergio Peris-MenchetaAdriana BarrazaYvette MonrealJoaquín Cosío, and Oscar Jaenada. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 September

MOFFIE Directed by Oliver Hermanus from an original screenplay by Hermanus and Jack Sidey , the film is based on the memoir, Moffie, by André-Carl van der Merwe and tells the story of a conscript who embarks on his military service in 1981 South Africa. The film stars Kai Luke Brummer in his first film lead performance as well as a cast of sixteen young actors, many of whom make their feature film debut. Showing from 20 Sept. MOFFIE Showing from 20 September

ZOYA FACTOR Showing from 20 September

POLAROID High school loner Bird Fitcher finds a vintage Polaroid camera that holds dark and mysterious secrets. She soon realizes that those who get their picture taken by it meet a tragic and untimely death. Supernatural horrorm directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2015 short film of the same name. Screenplay by Blair Butler. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 September

ABOMINABLE Trekking the 3000-mile journey from Shanghai to the Himalayan snowscapes, a group of misfits encounter a young Yeti, and they set off to reunite the magical creature with his family on the mountain of his namesake. American-Chinese 3D computer-animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio. It will be directed by Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman, with William Davies as the screenwriter, and will star the voices of Chloe BennetAlbert TsaiTenzing Norgay Trainor, and Tsai Chin. Read more / Showing from 27 September

READY OR NOT Grace couldn’t be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family’s luxurious estate. There’s just one catch — she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her with guns, crossbows and other weapons. directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, from a screenplay by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 September

TEEN SPIRIT A musical drama film directed by Max Minghella (in his directorial debut).  Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story. Review / Trailer / Showing from 27 September


CUT-OUT GIRLS is the story of how six young women’s lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen. Kevin and Mike are young men trying to get ahead in the competitive world of tennis. When one of them discovers a dangerous key that can unlock their potential, things get out of hand. Their worlds become intertwined and spiral out of control. A small series of seemingly insignificant moments weave together with devastating consequences. In every moment lies a choice. The frightening truth is that we all can turn from ‘us’ to ‘them’. The trick, the prayer, the hope is that we won’t. Cut-Out Girls is inspired by the #MeToo movement and is a film about date rape aimed at creating social change. Written and directed by Nicola Hanekom. With Joel Rosenblatt, Ashleigh van der Hoven , Cody Montein. TrailerShowing from 27 September.

October 2019

OFFICIAL SECRETS The true story of British Intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) , who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war. A political thriller directed by Gavin Hood (Eye In The Sky, Tsotsi). Screenplay by Gregory Bernstein
Sara Bernstein, and Gavin Hood, based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War
by Marcia & Thomas Mitchell. Read more / Trailer / Review / Showing from 4 October.

LATE NIGHT Legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline. directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling. It stars Emma Thompson, Kaling, Max CasellaHugh DancyJohn LithgowDenis O’HareReid Scott, and Amy Ryan. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 4 October

PAIN AND GLORY It tells of a series of re encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Spanish drama film directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar. Read more / Review / Trailer /showing from 4 October

JOKER A standalone movie–and potentially a period piece–completely removed from WB’s DC Extended Universe (or whatever it’s called these days). The movie, titled simply Joker, will tell the origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime, set in a Gotham City that will resemble the New York City of the 1970s and 80s. The film is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Silver, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, along with Robert De NiroZazie BeetzBill CampFrances ConroyBrett CullenGlenn FleshlerDouglas HodgeMarc MaronJosh Pais, and Shea Whigham. In Joker, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic criminal. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 4 October

ZULU WEDDING Showing from 11 October

THE GOLDFINCH As a child, Theodore Decker survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.  Directed by John Crowley and is an screenplay adaptation by Peter Straughan of the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. With Ansel Elgort as Theodore “Theo” Decker,  Aneurin Barnard as Boris, a cosmopolitan son of a Ukrainian émigré who becomes Theo’s close friend, and Ashleigh Cummings as Pippa, Theo’s true-but-seemingly-unrequited love. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 11 October

GEMINI MAN An elite assassin becomes the target of a mysterious young operative who can seemingly predict his every move. Directed by Ang Lee. The film stars Will SmithClive OwenMary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong. Read more / Showing from 11 October

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour. The Addams family’s lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a treacherous, greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration. Based on the comics of the same name by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 11 October

RACHELTJIE DE BEER Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by writer and filmmaker Brett Michael Innes, the film tells the story of Afrikaans family, the De Beers, who are forced to find shelter on a local farm in the Eastern Free State of South Africa in the 1800s. Winter has arrived and, as dark clouds laden with snow start to roll in over the Drakensberg mountains, tragedy strikes. Read more / Showing from 18 October

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Five years after the events of Maleficent, the relationship between the horned fairy (Angelina Jolie) and the soon-to-be Queen Aurora (Elle Fanning) becomes more complex. New alliances are formed, new adversaries appear, and a struggle arises to protect the moors and the magical creatures that live within. Directed by Joachim Rønning, and written by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster from a story by Woolverton. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 18 October

LIGHT OF MY LIFE It’s about a father, who is never named, played by Affleck, and his daughter, nicknamed Rag (Anna Pniowsky), who’s 11 years old and has a short and thatchy boy’s haircut, because she’s pretending to be his son. The reason for that is that the two are in the middle of a deadly global plague, one that attacks only women, the majority of whom have apparently died off. (Rag was born at the epidemic’s outset.) Written and directed by Casey Affleck. Showing from 18 October.

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW An agoraphobic child psychologist witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbors, leaving her to determine whether to alert the police. directed by Joe Wright, from a screenplay written by Tracy Letts. The film stars Amy AdamsJulianne MooreGary OldmanWyatt RussellBrian Tyree Henry, Fred Hechinger, and Anthony Mackie. Read more / Showing from 25 October

ZOMBIELAND 2 The new movie will once again put the focus on comic mayhem, taking the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But, most of all, according to the studio, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. With original cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Read moreShowing from 25 October

A RAINY DAY IN NY Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures. Romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber. Showing from 25 October

BLESSERS The local comedy-drama takes viewers through the lives of the wealthy couple, Jacob Mofokeng played by Kenneth Nkosi and his gorgeous wife Michelle, played by Sonia Sedibe, and their narcissist daughter Natasha, played by the young film student and starlet Six Nyamane.As a powerful chief executive with a mansion, a successful wife, luxury cars and expensive recreational habits, Jacob’s family learns the biggest lessons of their lives in the worst way possible. Natasha is cut off financially by her parents and she falls into the world of blessers until she finds an expected client half-naked and waiting for her in a hotel room. As the story unfolds, we realise that each member of the Mofokeng family has a skeleton in their closet that is ready to bite them. Will these skeletons tear the family apart? Directed by Rea Rangaka. Showing from 25 October

THE EXTRACTORS Showing from 25 October

THE WEDDING YEAR Showing from 25 October

November 2019

MARNIE’S WORLD Marnie is a chubby cat, treated like a princess and getting everything she wants. When she is forced to make her own way in the world, she realizes who she really is – a lonely cat in need of friends… German animated film written and directed by  Christoph LauensteinWolfgang Lauenstein. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 1 November

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE   Directed by Tim Miller with a screenplay written by David S. Goyer.[2] The film’s story was conceived by Miller, series co-creator James Cameronand David Ellison, with the latter two serving as producers alongside Dana Goldberg.[3][4] It will be the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise and serves as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, while disregarding Rise of the MachinesSalvationGenisysThe Sarah Connor Chronicles and T2 Trilogy, as occurring in alternate timelines.[5] The film will star Arnold SchwarzeneggerLinda HamiltonMackenzie DavisGabriel LunaNatalia Reyes, and Diego Boneta. Read more / Showing from 1 November

CITY OF LIES Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent memory, this a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac Shakur. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city. Based on the nonfiction book LAbyrinth, written by Randall Sullivan. Directed by Brad Furman and written by Christian Contreras.  Read more / Showing from 1 November

NOBODY’S PERFECT Showing from 1 November

BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. Read more / Showing from 8 November

DOCTOR SLEEP Based on the 2013 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film follows an adult Danny Torrance (who was a child in King’s 1977 horror novel The Shining) with psychic powers he calls “the shining” and dealing with alcoholism like his father did. Danny comes across a cult that feeds on the “steam” of children who have the same psychic powers. The film is written and directed by Mike Flanagan.
Flanagan was hired to rewrite Goldsman’s script and direct the film. Read more / Showing from 8 November

ORDINARY LOVE A story of love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us. Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star as Tom and Joan, a married couple with an easy relationship and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humor. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as the pair face the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen in the future. It is written by award-winning Northern Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, making his feature-writing debut. Read more / Showing from 8 November

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET Showing from 8 November

WE BELONG TOGETHER Showing from 8 November

CHARLIE’S ANGELS Directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Banks, Jay Basu, Craig Mazin, and Semi Chellas. The film stars Kristen StewartNaomi ScottElla Balinska, Banks, Patrick Stewart, and Djimon Hounsou. The film is based on the television series of the same name and a reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise. Read more / Showing from 15 November

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN  A lonely private detective (Edward Norton) afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome tries to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend (Bruce Willis) . Written and directed by Edward Norton based on the novel of the same nameby Jonathan Lethem. Read more / Showing from 15 November

THE OUTPOST This war-drama tells the story of the 53 U.S. soldiers who battled a force of some 400 enemy insurgents in north-eastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects, Combat Outpost Keating — located at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the Pakistani border — faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, putting the U.S. soldiers stationed there at significant risk. When the brass finally chose to close the base, the Taliban enemy found out and decided to make a statement. Directed by Rod Lurie, based on a 2012 novel The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper. Screenplay by
Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy. It stars Orlando BloomScott EastwoodCaleb Landry JonesMilo GibsonJack Kesy and Will AttenboroughRead more / Showing from 15 November

MANOA Showing from 15 November

COUNTDOWN This horror follows a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail ) who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. When it tells her she only has three days to live, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out, all while a mysterious figure haunts her. The script was written by Justin Dec, who will also serve as the film’s director. Showing from 22 November

FORD VS. FERRARI This action-biopic follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale) who are dispatched by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal)with the mission of building from scratch the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. directed by James Mangold, and written by Jez ButterworthJohn-Henry Butterworth and Jason KellerRead more / Trailer /Showing from 22 November

KNIVES OUT Showing from 29 November

COUNTDOWN Showing from 29 November

THE GOOD LIAR Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Directed and co-produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. Read more / Showing from 29 November

21 BRIDGES Follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. Directed by Brian Kirk from a screenplay by Matthew Carnahan and Adam Mervis. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 29 November

December 2019

FROZEN 2 Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. Directed by Jennifer LeeChris Buck, screenplay by Lee. Trailer Showing from 6 December

HAUNT Showing from 6 December

A MILLION PIECES Showing from 6 December

BRAHMS THE BOY 2 Showing from 6 December

LAST CHRISTMAS Showing from 6 December

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE 2 Directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, based on a story by McKenna. Part of the Jumanji franchise, the film is a sequel to the 1995 Jumanji, which was based on the 1981 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.  The sequel will have the main four stars, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Kevin Hart back. Read more / Showing from 13 December

BOTTOM OF THE 9TH Showing from 13 December

CATS Showing from 20 December

STARS WARS EPISODE IX Produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It will be the third and final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the ninth and final installment of the Star Wars Skywalker saga, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). Read more / Showing from 20 December

RUNNING OUT OF TIME Showing from 20 December

SPIES IN DISGUISE Super spy Lance Sterling (voice of Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (voice of Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. This animated comedy is set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Loosely based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible, the film is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 December

SUPER INTELLIGENCE Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life…with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.Directed by Ben Falcone and written by Steve Mallory. Melissa McCarthy will star in what will be her fourth collaboration with her husband, Falcone.  Read more / Showing from 27 December

MIDWAY Showing from 27 December

KNUCKLE CITY Showing from 27 December

2020

JEXI Showing from 3 January

VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOOLITTLE Showing from 3 January

MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 10 January

UNDERWATER Showing from 10 January

JUDY From 10 January

TROUBLE Showing from 10 January

ALWAYS AND FOREVER  Showing from 10 January

GRUDGE Showing from 17 January

LES MISERABLES Showing from 17 January

JUST MERCY Showing from 17 January

JOJO RABBIT Showing from 17 January

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Showing from 24 January

QUEEN & SLIM Showing from 24 January

THE TURNING Showing from 24 January

MOSLEY Showing from 31 January

POPPIE NONGENA (Official) from 31 January

1917 Showing from 31 January

PETS UNITED Showing from 31 January

THE INFORMER Pete Koslow, a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, is working under cover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step toward freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he’s fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole. Based on the novel of the same name by Roslund/Hellström. This film adaptation was directed by Andrea Di Stefano and written by Matt Cook and stars Joel KinnamanRosamund PikeClive Owen.   Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 February

CALL OF THE WILD A sled dog struggles for survival in the Alaskan wild. Based on the Jack London‘s 1903 novel of the same name. The film is directed by Chris Sanders, written by Michael Green, and stars Harrison FordDan StevensKaren GillanBradley Whitford and Omar Sy. Read more / Showing from 28 February

CHAOS WALKING Todd Hewitt lives on the distant planet of New World – a new hope for humanity until struck by The Noise, a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World’s many layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet – trying to escape and hide in an environment where all thought is heard, all movement seen – as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they’ve learned to call home. Based on Patrick Ness‘s novel, The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy. It is directed by Doug Liman, produced by Robert ZemeckisAllison Shearmur, Doug Davison, Jack Rapke and Erwin Stoff, from a screenplay written by Charlie KaufmanJamie Linden, Ness, Lindsey Beer, Gary Spinelli and John Lee Hancock. It stars Tom HollandDaisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 March