2019 Film Releases in South Africa

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Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, FilmFinity, Empire Entertainment Africa, UIP SA, and Black Sheep Films.  Dates subject to change.
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April 2019

AVENGERS: END GAME A turning point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It completes the story that began in Avengers: Infinity War, centring around the machinations of the giant, purple space villain Thanos. It is intended to be the direct sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, as well as the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.Read more / Showing from April 26

THE AFTERMATH Set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Directed by James Kent and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel of the same name by Rhidian Brook. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 26 April

ACT OF DEFIANCE In 1963, Nelson Mandela‘s inner circle of Black and Jewish activists, known as the Umkhonto we Sizwe, are arrested by the apartheid South African government for conspiracy to commit sabotage. The group joins Mandela in prison and are being held indefinitely without formal charge due to the government’s 90 day rule. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer and head of the bar, risks his career and freedom to defend Mandela and the men from facing the death sentence. Over the course of the film it is revealed that Bram is also part of Mandela’s inner circle and becomes subject to a secret police investigation. The film ends with the trial’s conclusion, Mandela and the others get life imprisonment instead of the death penalty, and shortly after Bram is arrested. The film is an adapted screenplay based on Joel Joffe’s book, The State Vs. Nelson Mandela. Mandela and Fischer are portrayed by Sello Motloung and Peter Paul Muller. Directed by Jean van de Velde. Screenplay by Jean van de VeldeMatt HarveyDominic Morgan . Read more / Trailer . Showing from 26 April

THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINES STORY As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the town of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper. What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world. Based on a true story and shot on location in India, this faith-based drama from director Aneesh Daniel and screenwriter Andrew Matthew illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate. Showing from 26 April. Watch Trailer

May 2019

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE The story of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) is shown from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Colins), who struggled to accept the reality of her boyfriend’s nature. Directed by Joe Berlinger and written by Michael Werwie. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 3 May

THE CURSE OF LA LLORNA In 1970s Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night — and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother, a social worker and her own kids are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope of surviving La Llorona’s deadly wrath is a disillusioned priest who practices mysticism to keep evil at bay. La Llorona, which is also known as the Weeping Woman is a female ghost in Mexican folklore who lost her children and causes misfortune to those nearby. As she searches for them, she takes other lost children, making them her own. Anna turns to mysticism with the help of a disillusioned priest to fight the evil entity.Directed by Michael Chaves, and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 3 May

THE STOLEN PRINCESS is a Ukrainian 3D animated fantasy film directed by Oleg Malamuzh and based on a fairy tale Ruslan and Lyudmila by Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin. This wonderful story happened in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Ruslan, a wandering artist dreaming to become a knight, met beautiful Mila and fell in love with her; he didn’t even suspect that she is the King’s daughter. However, the lovers’ happiness wasn’t meant to last too long. Chernomor, the evil sorcerer, appeared in a magic vortex and stole Mila right before Ruslan’s eyes to transform her power of love into his own magic power. Without further ado, Ruslan sets out on a chase after the stolen princess to overcome all obstacles and to prove that real love is stronger than magic. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 3 May

MISS BALA Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. It is a remake of the 2011 film of the same name by Gerardo Naranjo. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 3 May

SKEMERSON Geïnspireer deur ware gebeure. ‘n Eerlike, deernisvolle verhaal. ‘n Storie van menswees. n Jong man met ‘n donker gees is op pad Bloukrans-brug toe. Hy slaap ’n laaste aand by die familie-vakansiehuis. Hy staan op die brug en staar sy noodlot in die oë. Dan hoor hy haar lag. Hierdie is die begin van ‘n naweek wat drie mense se lewens vir ewig sal verander. ‘n Sielvolle jong vrou (Anneke Weidemann), haar brose, tog stralende ma (Elize Cawood) en die jong man (Pietie Beyers) se paaie val mekaar in die rede.  Regie: Philip Rademeyer . Draaiboek: Pietie Beyers. Lees meer / Vertoon van 3 Mei

THE INTRUDER The Intruder centers on a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meaghan Good) who buys a beautiful Napa Valley home only to find that the man they bought it from (Dennis Quaid) refuses to let go of the property… and he slowly terrorizes them.Directed by Deon Taylor and written by David Loughery. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 10 May

THE HUSTLE Directed by Chris Addison and written by Jac Schaeffer. It is a female-centered remake of 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest. It stars Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, and Alex Sharp. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 10 May

POMS Zara Hayes is directing from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a story by Hayes and Atkinson about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. With Diane Keaton Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman and Celia Weston also star. From 10 May

UGLY DOLLS Unconventionality rules in STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. The film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child. In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most. Directed by Kelly Asbury, produced by Robert Rodriguez through his production company, Troublemaker Studios, and written by Blaise Hemingway, Erica Rivinoja, and Larry Stuckey. It is based on the plush toys of the same nameRead more / Trailer / Showing from 10 May

JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM Legendary hit man John Wick must fight his way out of New York when a $14 million contract on his life makes him the target of the world’s top assassins. Directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, Chris Collins & Marc Abrams, and Shay Hatten. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series following John Wickand John Wick: Chapter 2Read more / Trailer / Showing from 17 May

POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (also known as DETECTIVE PIKACHU)In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a former Pokémon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), who was Harry’s former Pokémon partner. Tim is somehow able to understand the Detective, and they reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman and Letterman, based on the 2016 video game of the same name. The film is an American and Japanese joint venture produced by Warner Bros. PicturesLegendary Pictures, and The Pokémon Company. It is the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 17 May

GLORIA BELL Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family. Written and directed by Sebastián Lelio. It is a reimagining of Lelio’s 2013 film Gloria. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 17 May

BHAI’S CAFE Bhai’s corner shop is a mainstay of the community, but gentrification means small businesses are under threat from corporate property developers. Bhai is not going to roll over that easily. He’ll fight until the last koeksuster is thrown. Directed by Maynard Kraag, screenplay by Darron Meyer and Aaron Naidoo. Showing from 17 May.

ALADDIN Disney’s remake stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, a so-called “street rat” who dreams of fame, glory, and riches. We’ve also got Naomi Smith (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, the evil sorcerer who plots to take over the kingdom.directed by Guy Ritchie, from the screenplay co-written with John August and Vanessa Taylor, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which is in turn based on the Arab-style folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights and the French interpretation by Antoine Galland. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 24 May 

AD ASTRA This epic sci-fi adventure follows astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) , an Army Corps engineer who 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. Directed by James Gray, and written by Gray and Ethan Gross.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 24 May

RED JOAN In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.It is directed with a strong sense for character by Trevor Nunn, the former director of the Royal Shakespeare Co. whose rare excursions into film include woman-centered works like Hedda, Lady Jane and Twelfth Night: Or What You Will. Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero, based on Jennie Rooney’s novel. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 24 May

RAFIKI Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu’s film represents political filmmaking at its most crucial, centering a sweet queer love story in the middle of a small town election. 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. Read more/ Trailer/ Showing from 24 May.

LONG SHOT Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 24 May

BRIGHTBURN  Directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and stars Elizabeth Banks. Produced by James Gunn, best known for his work with Marvel Studios, namely Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but his directorial debut was in the horror genre with Slither, in 2006. Gunn’s brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn wrote the script. Showing from 31 May

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. Showing from 31 May

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species-thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance. Directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty (with Zach Shields). It is a sequel to Godzilla (2014) and will be the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary‘s MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 31 May

FIVE FEET APART Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old… she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse). There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits? Written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and directed by Justin Baldoni. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 31 May

June 2019

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR Natasha and her family have less than 24 hours before they are scheduled to be deported from New York to Jamaica. Further complications soon arise when Natasha meets and falls in love with Daniel, the son of Korean immigrants. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. The film is based on the young adult novel of the same name written by Nicola Yoon. Screenplay by Tracy Oliver and stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 7 June

DARK PHOENIX (alternatively known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix) The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey’s new abilities to rule the galaxy. It is intended to be the twelfth installment in the X-Men film series and the sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).Based onThe Dark Phoenix Saga; by: Chris ClaremontJohn Byrne. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg.Read more / Trailer / Showing from 7 June

ROCKETMAN An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. Biopic based on the life of musician Elton John. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall. Taron Egerton (the Kingsman movies) plays young Elton John  Read more / Trailer / Feature / Showing from June 7

BACKTRACE After suffering a brain injury from a bank heist gone wrong, MacDonald develops amnesia and is put into a prison psychiatric ward. Following his seventh year of incarceration, he is coerced by an inmate and a ward doctor to break out of prison, and he’s injected with a serum that forces him to relive the life he’s forgotten. MacDonald must now elude a local detective, a toughened FBI agent, and the drug’s dangerous side effects to recover the stolen money. Directed by Brian A. Miller. Starring Ryan Guzman, Matthew Modine, Sylvester Stallone. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 7 June

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The film is a spin-off of the Men in Black film series, which is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film will star Chris HemsworthTessa ThompsonLiam NeesonKumail NanjianiRafe SpallRebecca Ferguson, and Emma Thompson. Read more /Showing from 14 June

THE WHITE CROW A British film written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes, and starring Oleg Ivenko as the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, and Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin as his roommate Yuri Soloviev. It is inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh. Read more / Showing from 14 June

A DOG’S JOURNEY A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. The devoted dog is reincarnated into the life of a troubled teenager.Sequel to A Dog’s Purpose.Directed by Gail Mancuso.Screenplay by  W. Bruce Cameron (book), W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay).  Showing 14 June

TOY STORY 4 The fourth installment in the Toy Story series, and the sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010). It is produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and will be released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is being directed by Josh Cooley, and executive-produced by John Lasseter, director of Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999). The film continues from Toy Story 3, where Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), among other toys, have found new appreciation after being given by college-bound Andy to toddler Bonnie. However, when they are introduced to Forky (Tony Hale), a spork that has been made into a toy, Woody and Buzz lead him on a road trip to show him what it is like to be a toy. The story was conceived by Lasseter, Pete DocterAndrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 June

BOOKSMART On the eve of their graduation, two overachieving high school seniors realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Directed by Olivia Wilde, from a screenplay by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman, and Susanna Fogel. With
Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. Read more / Showing from 21 June

TOLKIEN As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. These early life experiences soon inspire Tolkien to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” Directed by Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 June

CHILD’S PLAY A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith produced by Orion Pictures. It is a remake of the 1988 film of the same name and the 8th installment of the film series, serving as a reboot. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 June

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 28 June

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2  The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. It is directed by Chris Renaud and written by Brian Lynch, and is a sequel to the 2016 film The Secret Life of Pets. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 28 June

KINGS OF MULBERRY STREET The escapades of two young South African Indian boys who have to overcome their differences and band together in order to defeat the bullying local crime lord who threatens their families. It is a charming and hilarious adventure, with universal themes that will appeal to the whole family. The film also pays tribute to classic 80’s Bollywood movies and their heroes. Written and directed by director and producer Judy Naidoo. Showing from 28 June

STAN & OLLIE Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. Directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Jeff Pope.
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel in this bittersweet story about the twilight years of the great double act. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 28 June

UNTITLED JAMES MANGOLD James Mangold is set to direct a currently-untitled film for 20th Century Fox about the battle between Ford and Ferrari in the quest to build the world’s fastest race car. The film will focus on the true story of Ford’s attempt to build a car capable of defeating perennial powerhouse Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. No American car company had ever won the race that was dominated by Ferrari in the ’60s and Jaguar in the decade prior. Henry Ford II enlisted a team of engineers and designers, led by Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, to build an entirely new car that could unseat Ferrari from its throne. According to Variety, James Mangold is developing this project alongside screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The two brothers previously worked together on the well-received Edge of Tomorrow. Showing from 28 June

July 2019

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME After the events of the untitled Avengers film Peter Parker and his friends go on summer vacation to Europe and there Peter finds himself trying to save his friends against a villain known as Mysterio. It is intended to be the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Michael KeatonJon FavreauZendayaMarisa TomeiJake GyllenhaalCobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 5 July

GRETA Frances finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher who loves tea and classical music. Having recently lost her mother, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely and kindly widow who enjoys her company. But when Greta’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship before things spirals out of control. Directed by Neil Jordan and co-written by Ray Wright and Jordan. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 5 July

YESTERDAY Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Directed by Danny Boyle, from a screenplay by Richard Curtis and a story by Jack Barth.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 5 July

ANNABELLE 3 The next film in the Annabelle series will find the titular devil-doll targeting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real-life purported ghost-hunters played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in the first two Conjuring movies. Written and directed by Gary Dauberman, who wrote the two previous movies and The Nunand co-wrote It. Showing from 12 July

17 BRIDGES It follows a disgraced NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.Directed by Brian Kirk from a screenplay by Matthew Carnahan and Adam Mervis. Read more / Showing from 12 July

STUBER Set over one harrowing night, an Uber driver picks up a grizzled cop working the most dangerous case of his career. Written by Tripper Clancy and directed by Michael Dowse. Read more / Showing from 12 July

THE LION KING From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully Directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Jeff Nathanson. It is a photorealisticcomputer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated1994 film of the same name. The film stars the voices of Donald GloverBeyoncéJames Earl JonesChiwetel EjioforBilly EichnerSeth RogenJohn KaniJohn Oliver, and Alfre Woodard. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 19 July

STOCKHOLM Writer/director Robert Budreau fictionalizes the 1973 six-day Swedish bank robbery that inspired the term “Stockholm Syndrome”. Ethan Hawke stars as Lars Nystrom, an American-raised ex-convict who holds the staff of the Kreditbanken hostage while negotiating with the Swedish police. Apart from the money, he is also invested in arranging for his former partner-in-crime (Mark Strong) to be released from jail. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 19 July

THE CURRENT WAR Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse — the greatest inventors of the industrial age — engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Historical drama directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Michael Mitnick. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 26 July

SUPER 30 Anand Kumar, a Mathematics genius from a modest family in Bihar who is made to believe that only a King’s son can become a king is on a mission to prove that even the poor man can create some of the world’s most genius minds. He starts a training program named ‘Super 30’ to help 30 IIT aspirants crack the entrance test and make them highly successful professionals. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30 . Read more / Trailer / Showing from 26 July

August 2019

RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE Richard is a world-weary college professor who is given a life-changing terminal diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch of madness. Living his life to the fullest at the very moment he’s faced with the end of his journey: He binges through every vice – drinking, smoking, carnality, and hurling blunt insults at anyone who annoys him. As the clock counts down to final judgement, he comes to terms with the great truth of his life and learns to embrace all those people he hurt whom he loves deep in his heart. Awakening his inner good spirit to wisdom, principle, and good love above all else. Written and directed by Wayne Roberts.  The film stars Johnny Depp, Zoey Deutch, Danny Huston  Read more / Showing from 2 August

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW Hulking lawman Luke Hobbs teams up with lawless operative Deckard Shaw to battle a genetically enhanced terrorist who has superhuman strength. Directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan. Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson take on Idris Elba in Hobbs and Shaw. Read more / Showing from 2 August

ARTEMIS FOWL Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father. based on Eoin Colfer‘s book series of the same name. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Michael Goldenberg, Adam Kline and Conor McPherson, the film stars newcomers Ferdia Shaw and Lara McDonnell, with Hong ChauNonso AnozieJosh Gad and Judi Dench in supporting roles. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 9 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 9 August

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome. Directed by André Øvredal, from a script co-written by Dan and Kevin Hageman, and a story by Guillermo del Toro. It is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. Read more / Showing from 9 August

Coming Up

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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

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

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 6 September

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK ? Paramount’s big-screen adaptation of the ’90s anthology show.  It screenwriter Gary Dauberman is penning the script and is producing the project. Showing from 11 October

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 27 December

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 6 December

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 25 October

DEATH ON THE NILE Whilst on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress. Directed by  Kenneth Branagh. Screenplay by Michael Green, based upon the novel by Agatha Christie. With Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, Kenneth Branagh. Read more / Showing from 4 October

DORA THE EXPLORER 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 30 August

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

ESCAPE PLAN 3: DEVIL’S STATION In this installment, the daughter of a Hong Kong tech executive goes missing in what appears to be a routine ransom job. As Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) and his crew delve deeper, they discover the culprit is the deranged son of his former business partner, who also kidnapped the woman in Breslin’s life, and is holding her inside the massive prison known as Devil’s Station. Directed by John Herzfeld. It is the sequel to Escape Plan(2013) and Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018). Read more / Showing from 18 October

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

FLARSKY Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet (Charlize Theron). Directed by Jonathan Levine. Read more / Showing from 7 June

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 29 November

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 4 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 / Showing from 11 October

GOOD BOYS A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home. Written and directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and starring Jacob Tremblay. Read more / Showing from 30 August 

GREYHOUND In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats. Directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also serves as writer and producer. It is based on The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester. Read more / Showing from 3 May 2020

GRUDGE A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, co-written by Jeff Buhler, and produced by Sam Raimi, through its Ghost House Pictures banner, Robert Tapert, and Takashige Ichise. It is a reboot of the 2004 American film The Grudge, the second remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-on: The Grudge, and the fourth installment in The Grudge film series. The film stars Andrea RiseboroughDemián BichirJohn ChoLin Shaye and Jacki WeaverRead more / Showing from 16 August

HOBBS AND SHAW The idea for the spinoff centers around once-upon-a-time villain Deckard Shaw teaming with U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs. Johnson’s Hobbs was first introduced in 2011’s Fast Five and eventually became an ally and member of the Furious auto gang. Statham made an appearance in Fast & Furious 6 and starred in the next two chapters. Directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan. It is a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious series featuring two characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the lead roles. The film stars Dwayne JohnsonJason StathamVanessa Kirby, and Idris Elba. Read more / Showing from 2 August

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 13 September

IT: CHAPTER 2 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. The sequel to the 2017 film It. 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 / Showing from 6 September

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

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

THE KITCHEN Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, in her directorial debut. The film stars Melissa McCarthyTiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as the wives of Irish mobsters who take over organized crime operations after the FBI arrests their husbands. Read more / Showing from 20 September

LIMITED PARTNERS A friendship comedy about two hard-charging best girlfriends who build a juggernaut company and find their relationships tested when they are made a big buyout offer. Suddenly all the differences that made them perfect odd couple partners put them at war, threatening their business and personal relationships. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly. The film stars Tiffany HaddishRose Byrne, and Salma Hayek. Read more / Showing from 5 July

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

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Based on John Guy‘s biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.The film is directed by Josie Rourke and adapted by Beau Willimon. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the eponymous character and Margot Robbie as her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and chronicles the 1569 conflict between their two countries.  Read more / Trailer / DVD Release only

THE NEW MUTANTS Magik, Wolfsbane and other teenage mutants try to come to grips with their superpowers while staying at a secret facility. Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was initially conceived of as the first in a trilogy of mutant horror films, and is intended to be the thirteenth installment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee, and stars Anya Taylor-JoyMaisie WilliamsCharlie HeatonHenry ZagaBlu Hunt, and Alice Braga. In The New Mutants, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 2 August

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD In 1969 Los Angeles, around the time of the Charles Manson murders, a TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry. Centered on the Manson Family murders. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprioBrad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 9 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

PLAYMOBIL A young woman travels to the animated world of Playmobil to find her missing brother. Animation film based on the German building toy Playmobil. It is directed by Lino DiSalvo in his directorial debut, written by Blaise Hemingway, and produced by On Animation Studios. The film stars the voices of Anya Taylor-JoyGabriel BatemanDaniel RadcliffeJim GaffiganMeghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert. Read more / Showing from 16 August

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

SPIES IN DISGUISE Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett 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. Loosely based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible, the film is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane in their directorial debuts, and stars the voices of Will SmithTom HollandKaren GillanRashida JonesDJ KhaledBen Mendelsohn, and Masi Oka. Read more / Showing from 27 September

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

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

TERMINATOR 6: PHOENIX  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

THE UNFAMILIAR A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work making the life that she knew unfamiliar. Directed by Henk Pretorius, screenplay by Henk PretoriusJennifer Nicole Stang. Read more / Showing from 8 November

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

YOU ARE MY FRIEND An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and Vogel’s perspective on life transformed after his encounter with Rogers. Directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Read more / Showing from 18 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