April 2018 Film Releases

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Upcoming Film Releases in South Africa: April 2018

Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, Times Media Films, UIP SA, and Black Sheep Films.  Dates subject to change, visit www.sterkinekor.comwww.cinemanouveau.co.za and www.numetro.co.za for cinemas where the films will be showing.    Report broken links

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Films released on 6 April 2018

A-Quiet-Place-MovieA QUIET PLACE A supernatural horror film set on a farm where a family has been terrorized by a ghostly being for some time. Directed by John Krasinski from a screenplay by Krasinski, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods. Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds. Read more / Trailer / Feature: Silence Is Survival In The Modern Horror Thriller A Quiet Place

 

 

 

Five Fingers for MarseillesFIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES Directed by Michael Matthews and written by Sean Drummond, ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ is a predominantly Sesotho, Western-inspired tale of an outlaw who returns home after years on the run, and finds a chance for redemption.  It tells the story of how, 20 years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, Tau returns, seeking peace. Finding the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Will the Five Fingers stand again? Vuyo Dabula heads an all-star cast that includes Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng.  Trailer / Read more

hampstead-movie-2-720x379HAMPSTEAD A charming and funny life-affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places and proves once and for all that age is no barrier to second chances. An American widow living in the London suburb of Hampstead and a man who lives on the Heath form an unlikely alliance against unscrupulous property developers in the neighborhood. Directed by Joel Hopkins and written by Robert Festinger, with  Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow. Trailer / Feature: A Contemporary Romance

Midnight sunMIDNIGHT SUN A romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate. Directed by Scott Speer and written by Eric Kirsten, based on the 2006 Japanese film of same name. Trailer / Read more

ENT_LD_211116_02404m.jpg7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE The true story of one of the most daring hostage rescues in history, told from the varying perspectives of the hostage takers.  This gripping thriller is inspired by the events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Directed by José Padilha and written by Gregory Burke, with Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl. Trailer / Read more

 

 Films released on 13 April 2018

ColossalCOLOSSAL Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who leaves New York and moves back to her hometown after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spiral out of control, she must figure out why her seemingly insignificant existence is having such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. 2016 science fiction black comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson. Trailer / Feature: Colossal – The Weirdest Monster Movie of the Year 

rampage-movieRAMPAGE Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth.  But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.  To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals.  As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.   This science fiction monster film is directed by Brad Peyton. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games. Trailer / Read more

Roman J IsraelROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ  This legal drama written and directed by Dan Gilroy is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students – the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. Trailer / Feature: Roman J. Israel, Esq. – A Spiritual Journey

HERE COMES THE GRUMPHERE COMES THE GRUMB Balloon kingdoms, dopey police dragons and happy wizards are exactly how Terry remembered his Grandmother’s whacky fairy tales. Except they are real and it’s definitely not as cheerful – thanks to a mean-spirited wizard called The Grump. The film is based on the DePatie-Freleng animated series of the same name, which originally ran from 1969 to 1970 on NBC. Animation film directed by Andrés Couturier, featuring the voices of

 

Films released on 20 April 2018

Blockers-movieBLOCKERS When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star. It marks the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).Trailer / Read more / Released in South Africa on 20 April

 

earlyman1EARLY MAN Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, this animated comedy tells the story of a plucky cave man named Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. British stop-motion animated adventure comedy directed by Nick Park, written by Mark Burton and John O’Farrell, and starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, and Timothy Spall. Trailer / Read more/

 

Mark FeltMARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE A biographical spy thriller film directed and written by Peter Landesman, based on the 2006 autobiography of FBI agent Mark Felt, written with John O’Connor. The film depicts how Felt became an anonymous source (“Deep Throat”) for reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and helped them in the investigation which led them to the Watergate scandal.[4] The film stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn, and Maika Monroe. Trailer / Feature: The film dives through the Looking Glass of America’s most important journalistic moment

strangers-2-trailer-810x610THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT A road trip to visit relatives takes a dangerous turn when a family arrives at a secluded mobile home park that’s mysteriously deserted — until three masked psychopaths show up. A horror directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. It is also written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Katai, and it serves as the sequel to the 2008 film The Strangers. Trailer / Feature:  The Strangers: Prey at Night – Fear Is Real / Released in South Africa on 20 April

 Films released on 26 /27 April 2018

AvengersAVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Part I) Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy and unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. It is the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast with many actors from previous MCU films.  Trailer / Read more / Released in South Africa on 27 April

MadameMADAME Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are thirteen guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid Maria disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine, and some playful chat, lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair. Written and directed by Amanda Sthers Trailer/ Feature: Madame – A modern version of Cinderella / Released in SA on 27 April

WONDERLUS  ‘n Troue draai op sy kop en die volgende oggend moet vriende en vyande die raaisel van die vorige aand probeer oplos. In die soeke na antwoorde moet ’n bruidegom die liefde van sy lewe agternasit, moet ’n bruid haarself losmaak van haar verlede en moet ’n kelnerin haar hede ontsnap.

A wedding goes awry and the morning after, friends and foes need to piece together the puzzle of the night before. In search of answers, a groom needs to pursue the love of his life, a bride has to untangle herself from the past and a waitress tries to escape the present.

This is the first full length feature for director Johan Cronje. A wedding ends in shambles and the next morning a group of friends and enemies have to piece together what happened the previous night. It stars Mila Guy, Edwin van der Walt, Beer Adriaanse, Simone Nortmann. Trailer / Read more / Released in South Africa on 27 April 

 

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