July 2018 Film Releases

JULY RELEASES

There are 14 New Films Released In South Africa during July 2018.

Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, Empire Entertainment Africa, 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  / LATEST RELEASES / AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2018

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ADRIFTADRIFT Starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films), it is is based on the inspiring true story of two sailors who set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego. Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love. Produced and directed by Baltasar Kormákur, and written by David Branson Smith, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 July 

AMERICAN ANIMALSAMERICAN ANIMALS The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. Centering on unpredictable wild child Warren (Evan Peters) and aspiring artist Spencer (Barry Keoghan), two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky, the film follows the duo through college life at separate universities, as adult pressures begin to weigh heavily on their futures. Realizing their lives may never be important, they organize the brazen theft of some valuable books from the special collections library of Spencer’s college, including Audubon’s Birds of America, valued at $10 million. Enlisting two more friends, budding accountant Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Barry Jenner), the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen volumes, taking cues from popular heist movies. But the thieves’ plans go awry, placing their bright futures in limbo. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and shifting between the fictionalized central narrative and documentary-style interviews with the real-life figures on which the story is based, writer-directed Bart Layton (The Imposter) elevates the heist movie to bold and thrilling new heights.  Read more / Watch The Trailer / Showing from 6 July

ant-man-and-the-wasp-1013134-1280x0ANT MAN AND THE WASP From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past. It is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay. Read more  / Watch the trailer / Showing from 6 July

BACK TO BURGANDYBACK TO BURGANDY Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L’Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaï), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He’s welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie (François Civil), the youngest of the three who has recently married into one of the region’s more prestigious wine families. Their father passes shortly after Jean’s return, leaving them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together. French drama directed by Cédric Klapisch. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 July

BROKEN PROMISES 4-EVER - Theshen NaickerBROKEN PROMISES 4-EVER   The fourth instalment in the ‘Broken Promises’ franchise by well-known award-winning director, producer, and scriptwriter, Kumaran Naidu. The film follows the antics of the Padayachee family and all the favourite characters from the previous movies, Amsugi, Reuben, Saras, Bommi, and others are back.“’Broken Promises 4-Ever’ is a modern take on the dysfunctional family,” says Naidu. “The ‘Broken Promises’ franchise always deals with issues between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, which is typical for most Indian homes, and indeed many homes in general. There can never be harmony. I decided to reboot the franchise, keeping the same concept but reversing the roles. The focus is now on the relationship between father-in-law and son-in-law. It also looks at issues between Hindis and Tamils, and between people from different religious backgrounds. Many people will be able to relate to this story as they wonder what the solution will eventually be for a poor couple who basically have everything working against them.” Amsugi’s (Kogie Naidoo) grandson, Mandoza (Theshen Naicker), is desperate to get married. But he is afraid of making the mistakes his father Reuben (Neel Pillay) made when he met Mandoza’s mother. However, Mandoza is rejected by Skye (Kajol Sewgobind), his girlfriend, as she feels that he needs to ask her father, Kallan (Kumaran Naidu), for permission. Skye is also concerned that they are rushing into things as she has not yet met Mandoza’s family.A trip to Durban takes place, with everybody excited to receive Mandoza. Unfortunately for him, all his plans to make a good impression on Kallan go down the drain. On top of that, Kallan is not happy about Skye being involved with a non-Christian. Watch trailer / Showing from 27 July

KINGSKINGS Millie is a hardworking, tough and protective Los Angeles single mother with an affection for homeless children. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon — and the only white man — in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos and Koreans. With racial tensions running high, Millie and Obie appear to be unlikely allies. But following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, the two of them must navigate the gathering chaos in the city. With Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. Written and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Read more / Trailer/ Showing from 13 July

LIFE & NOTHING MORELIFE & NOTHING MORE The second feature from Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza sensitively chronicles the everyday life of an African American family in northern Florida and their struggle to stay afloat in a society that marginalizes them. Directed by Antonio Méndez Esparza, with Regina Williams, Ry’nesia Chambers. Read more Trailer / Opens 20 July in SA

 

 

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAINMAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.  Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.  Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya.  Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna.  Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful).  Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends). With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). Read more / Trailer / Showing from 20 July / Feature: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUTMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Ethan Hunt and his IMF team find themselves in a race against time after a mission goes wrong. Written, directed and co-produced by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series and stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Harris who all reprise their roles from previous films. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 July

 

ROOM (H) MATESROOM (H) ATES (SOUS LE MEME TOIT) Delphine and Yvan divorce. While his financial situation does not allow him to find a home, Yvan remembers that he owns 20% of his ex-wife’s house. He then returned to live with Delphine, in his 20%. The two ex will discover the joys of forced housemates. The new French rom-com Room(h)ates (Sous le meme toit) can almost be seen as a slapstick take on the Lafosse movie, which portrayed a pair of separated parents forced to live under the same roof. (Under the Same Roof is the translation of the original French-language title. Whoever came up with the pun Room(h)ates should be severely reprimanded.) Starring Louise Bourgoin and Gilles Lellouche as a married couple that decides to call it quits, only to wind up stuck together in the same house, this middling effort from writer-director Dominique Farrugia (Bis) offers a few laughs amid lots of predictable plotting, gags and sexist innuendo. It’s much more morose than funny, with a pair of leads who never look like they want to be under the same roof, let alone on the same movie set. Still, the film opened first in France this week, while its Gallic charms could push it into Francophone and other markets looking for easy comic fodder. Read review / Watch Trailer / Showing from 27 July in SA

SHOW DOGSSHOW DOGS Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. Directed by Raja Gosnell from an original screenplay by Max Botkin. Trailer / Read more / Showing from 6 July

 

 

 

skyscraperSKYSCRAPER Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers.  On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it.  A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence). Read more / Trailer / Releases in South Africa on 13 July

SNOW QUEEN 3SNOW QUEEN 3: FIRE AND ICE Kai and Gerda’s family possess a special talent for getting in trouble. When they become adults, Kai and Gerda decide to go in search of Gerda’s parents, although they will have to tackle a lot of problems along the way. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 27 July

 

 

 

Teen-Titans-Go-Movie-Release-Date-Summer-2018TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES  When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big!  “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is!  But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick.  If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them.  With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream.  But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry.  The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line! Directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, voices of Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton. Read more /  Trailer / Opens 27 July in SA