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  • 3 DAYS TO GO This New South African Film puts family relationships in the spotlight! It marks producer Bianca Isaac’s directorial debut.
  • A DOG’S JOURNEY A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Sequel to A Dog’s Purpose./ Trailer
  • DOG’S WAY HOME A dog embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human. Trailer 
  • A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL The eleventh and final installment of the Madea film series./ Trailer /
  • THE ACT OF DEFIANCE Sympathetic white Afrikaner lawyer Bram Fischer risks career and family to defend Nelson Mandela and his inner circle. Trailer
  • THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAMA South Africa’s First Ever Black Female Superhero For The Big Screen.  Trailer /
  • AFTER This adult romance follows the journey of self-discovery of a young woman whose guarded world opens up when she meets a dark and secretive rebel. Trailer 
  • ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), comes an epic cyberpunk action-adventure of hope and empowerment.  Trailer 
  • THE AFTERMATH Old fashioned wartime romance set in postwar Germany in 1946. Trailer
  • ALADDIN A live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film.  Trailer
  • ANNA  The story of a resilient assassin who is used as a pawn but then breaks all the rules to control her own destiny.  Trailer / 
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME The third installment of the hugely successful “Annabelle” films. Trailer /
  • AQUAMAN The origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry takes him on the journey of his lifetime. Trailer 
  • ARTICLE 15 Based on the socio-political Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. Trailer /
  • AVENGERS: END GAME  In the aftermath of the destruction, the remaining Avengers are faced with their biggest challenge yet. Trailer/
  • BACKTRACE A criminal eludes a local detective, a toughened FBI agent to recover the stolen money.  Trailer /
  • BEAUTIFUL BOY The film chronicles the heart-breaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.  Trailer / 
  • BEN IS BACK A mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.  Trailer
  • BLINDSPOTTING A man must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. Trailer 
  • THE BOOKSHOP A free-spirited widow risks everything to open up a bookshop in a small town Trailer /
  • BOOKSMART Academic overachievers decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night. Trailer
  • BREAKTHROUGH  An enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Trailer /
  • BRIGHTBURN   What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Trailer
  • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?  A female law-skirting antihero becomes the forger of the century.  Trailer / 
  • CAPERNAUM A Lebanese boy sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Trailer
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” joins an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce.  Trailer /
  • CAPTIVE STATE Residents of a Chicago neighborhood deal with life under extraterrestrial rule.  Trailer /
  • CHILD’S PLAY A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic. Trailer /
  • COLD PURSUIT Fuelled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time.  Trailer 
  • THE CURSE OF LA LLORNA In 1970s Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night — and the children. Trailer 
  • DEEP END A coming of age story about a young Indian woman, living in Durban where sticking to culture and tradition comes crashing up against wanting to be a part of the bigger world. Written and directed by Eubulus Timothy. 
  • DESTROYER A gritty, riveting and narratively complex crime thriller.  Trailer /
  • DOMINEE TIENIE (PASTOR TIENIE) A pastor is confronted with a steep decline in the number of churchgoers and a modern society that is rapidly changing. Trailer 
  • DUMBO  An all-new grand live-action adventure expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.  Trailer /
  • DUMPLIN’ A plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest.
  • EIGHT GRADE A thirteen-year-old girl endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school Trailer /
  • ESCAPE ROOM Six strangers are invited to compete in a series of immersive escape rooms. Trailer /
  • EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE The story of Ted Bundyis shown from the perspective of his girlfriend who strugglesto accept the reality of her boyfriend’s nature. Trailer /
  • THE FAVOURITE Explore the veiled world of Queen Anne, the last (and historically most ignored) of the Stuart line of Britain’s rulers— who though infamously gouty, shy and disregarded, nevertheless reigned as Great Britain became a global power.  Trailer 
  • FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY Based on a true story, it follows reformed gangster and his family as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues.  Trailer /
  • FINAL SCORE An independent throwback action movie
  • THE FRONT RUNNER  The rise and fall of charismatic politician Senator Hart, whose campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.  Trailer/
  • GALVESTON A heavy-drinking criminal enforcer discovers a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Trailer /
  • GLASS M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—Unbreakable and Split – in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller.  Trailer /

GLORIA BELL Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who 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. Feature: Re-imagining your own film / Trailer /

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. Feature: A New Entry In The Cinematic Montserverse /  Trailer /

GREEN BOOK Nick Vallelonga, the oldest son of Tony Lip, grew up hearing about his father’s journey with Don Shirley.  “This was a story I had on my mind basically my whole life from the time I was a young kid,” says Vallelonga, an actor, writer, producer, and director who crafted the screenplay for Green Book with Brian Currie and director Peter Farrelly. Feature: A Movie 50 Years in the Making /  Trailer 

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. Feature: A contemporary thriller about obsession /  Trailer /

HELLBOY  Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.B ased on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name. The film is directed by Neil Marshall and stars David Harbour as Hellboy.  Feature: Reimagining The Film Franchise For A New Generation / Trailer /

HOLMES AND WATSON When detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell)  and Dr. John Watson (John C. Reilly) join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace, they soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim. Written and directed by Etan CohenFeature: A Raucous Comedy  / Trailer/ 

HOTEL MUMBAI A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, recounting the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Feature: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism / Trailer /

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD A surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…Written and directed by Dean DeBlois.   Feature: An unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon / Trailer 

THE HUSTLE Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Inspired by Bedtime Story (1964), written by Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), written by Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning and Dale Launer, screenwriter Jac Schaeffer joins the mix with director Chris Addison in his big screen directorial debut for this modern twist on these two comedies. Read more / Trailer /

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is set in early-1970s Harlem, and tells a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on James Baldwin‘s novel.  Feature: Bringing James Baldwin’s novel to the Big Screen /   Trailer 

INDIA’S MOST WANTED A Bollywood action thriller directed by Raj Kumar Gupta about tracking a terrorist in a secret mission and arresting him without firing bullets. It pays tribute to unsung heroes of our society. The film is inspired from the arrest of proscribed organisation Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Abdul Subhan Qureshi (also known as India’s Osama) in January 2018 by Delhi Police. Read more / Trailer 

THE INTRUDER In this psychological thriller a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buy their dream house in the Napa Valley, thinking they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale. Directed by Deon Taylor (Traffik) and written by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace).  Read more / Trailer

JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM  In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled franchise Keanu Reeves returns as the eternally embattled super-assassin John Wick who 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. Read more / Trailer 

KANDASAMYS: THE WEDDING Building on the theme developed in the first movie, ‘Kandasamys: The Wedding’ (KTW) will centre on the much-anticipated Naidoo/Kandasamy wedding. Director/Writer Jayan Moodley reprises her roles in the sequel and is all set to make the big screen come alive with more side-splitting comedy and heart touching moments as the two Chatsworth families plan the wedding of the year (or if the Mother of the Bride would have it – The Wedding of the decade in spectacular Kandasamy style!)
Interview with Producer-director and writer Jayan Moodley /   Trailer

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING Old-school magic meets the modern world.  Alex ( Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.  Written and directed by Joe CornishRead more / Trailer /

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. Feature: Kings of Mulberry Street pays tribute to classic 80s Bollywood movies and their heroes / Trailer /

THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINES STORY 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. Watch Trailer

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Bricksburg is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland as a result of Finn’s father allowing his younger sister to play with him in the basement. When an intergalactic invader kidnaps his girlfriend and his friends, Emmet’s master building skills are put to the ultimate test.  Directed by Mike Mitchell and co-directed by Trisha Gum, from a screenplay by Phil Lord and Christopher MillerRead more / Trailer /

LIEWE LISA Daniel (Hendrik Cronje) secretly dreams of becoming a writer. In the pursuit of excitement, he finds himself trapped in an illicit affair with the wife of a powerful businessman. Things take another dramatic turn when he falls in love with the same businessman’s daughter. Directed, written and starring Hendrik Cronje, inspired by the film, The Graduate (1967). Interview with writer-director Hendrik Cronje

LITTLE Marsai Martin (TV’s Black-ish) stars in and executive produces Universal Pictures’ LITTLE, a comedy from producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along and Think Like a Man series) based on an idea the young actress pitched. Directed by Tina Gordon (Peeples), the film tells the story of a woman who-when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear-gets the chance to relive the carefree life of her younger self. Trailer /

LITTLE ITALY Emma Roberts’ character struggles with returning to her small neighborhood after being in a big city, while falling in love with her father’s biggest enemy (Hayden Christiansen). Directed by Donald Petrie based on a screenplay by Steve Galluccio and Vinay Virmani. Feature: A Story Inspired By Pizza Wars /  Trailer /

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. 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

LOVE LIVES HERE The romance tells the story of Zinhle Malinga (Thando Thabethe), a jaded romantic, who’s quests for that picture-perfect prince charming have left her disillusioned about the idea of true love. Written and produced by Mokopi Shale. Read reviewTrailer /

LUIS AND THE ALIENS Growing up as half-orphan with an Ufologist-Dad (Armin Sonntag) who’s obsessed to prove to the whole world that alien exist, 12-year-old Luis hasn’t had an easy and certainly not a normal life. Read more / Trailer /

MA Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe. Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer (The HelpHidden FiguresThe Shape of Water) stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie (Diana Silvers, Glass), a teenager new in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, The Girl on the Train) from a screenplay by  Scotty Landes (Comedy Central’s Workaholics). Feature: MA – A Lovable Villain / Trailer

MARY POPPINS RETURNS An all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.Directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and a screen story by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. Feature: An all new original musical and sequel Trailer 

MATWETWE (Wizard) is a South African coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives. Written and directed by Kagiso Lediga.  Read moreTrailer 

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe, but so have the scum of the universe. And to keep us safe, decorated Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and determined rookie M (Tessa Thompson) are partnered – an unlikely pairing that just might work. As they face a new alien threat that can take the form of anyone, including MIB agents, they must join forces on a globetrotting adventure to save the agency and ultimately the world. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald return as the franchise’s “guardians,” having produced all four films, starting with 1997’s Men in Black, and have brought on board director F. Gary Gray, whose work encompasses epic action and thrills (The Fate of the Furious), raucous comedy (Friday) and galvanizing drama (Straight Outta Compton) to bring scale, laughs and a unique vision to the sequel.  MIB: International screenwriters Art Marcum & Matt Holloway had earlier penned the screenplay for Iron Man, which helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and whose tone was inspired by MIB. Indeed, the MIB franchise is defined by its creativity and inventiveness – blending comedy, science fiction and adventure, a mix that other franchises would follow. Read more 

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. SDirected 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

THE MULE Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Eastwood directs from a screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick. Feature: The Mule – Inspired By The True Story of a 90-Year-Old Drug Mule / Trailer /

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Written and directed by David Lowery, based on the true-life story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal and prison escape artist. The script is based on David Grann‘s 2003 article in The New Yorkertitled “The Old Man and the Gun”, which was later collected in Grann’s 2010 book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes / Trailer / Feature: The Old Man & The Gun – An homage to a complicated anti-hero

ON THE BASIS OF SEX It tells the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. Feature: The origin story of one of the great women of our timesTrailer

PET SEMATARY It follows “a doctor who moves his family out of the big city to the country. There he discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground, and when his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, he takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and written by Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich. It is the second adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen King, after the 1989 film. Feature: A Terrifying Original Adaptation / Trailer

POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.  Directed by Rob Letterman, from a story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc.  Read more / Trailer /

POMS Zara Hayes directs from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a story by Hayes and Atkinson about about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’ With Diane Keaton Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman and Celia Weston also star. Read more / Trailer /

THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a teenage girl. Diederik van Rooijen (Daylight, Taped) directs from a script by Brian Sieve (Scream: The TV Series, Boogeyman 2).Feature: A character-driven psychological thriller, drawing from and updating classic horror themes. / Trailer

THE PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON On her 7th birthday, Princess Barbara discovers a magical book that transports her to Wonderland – an enchanted place filled with dragons and fantastic creatures in this animated adventure directed by Marina Nefedova. Read more / Trailer / 

THE PRODIGY Taylor Schilling plays a mother whose young son Miles’ (Jackson Robert Scott) disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Directed by Nicholas McCarthy, with Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Jackson Robert Scott. Feature: A mind-bending thrill ride / Trailer /

THE QUEEN’S CORGI The animated adventure of Rex, the British monarch’s most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other. Directed by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot, and written by John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling. Read more / Trailer/

RACETIME Canadian animated film directed by Benoît Godbout. A sequel to the 2015 film Snowtime.Read more / Trailer /

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. Read moreTrailer

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… It is directed with a strong sense for character by Trevor Nunn. Screenplay by Lindsay Shapero, based on Jennie Rooney’s novel. Feature: Adapting a Bestseller Based On A True StoryTrailer

RED ROOM Khanyi Mbau plays the wife to a wealthy husband who loses it all, and is thrown into the frightening South African underworld of human trafficking. Trailer /

REPLICAS After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science themselves. Written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor). Feature: A modern-day twist on the Frankenstein myth / Trailer

ROBIN HOOD It reintroduces the iconic outlaw as the dark, compelling hero of a turbulent city in desperate need of one. Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Directed by Otto Bathurst from a screenplay by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly, from a story by Ben Chandler. Feature: The Rebirth Of A Cinematic Superhero / Trailer 

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. Feature: An epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years /  Trailer

ROMA Set in Mexico City in the early 1970’s, writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s story follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Feature: An Introspective Journey for writer-director Alfonso Cuarón /

SAINT JUDY tells the inspirational true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and her fight that changed American asylum law forever. Directed by Sean Hanish with Michelle Monaghan and Alfred Molina.Read more / Trailer

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2   Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, and co-directed by Jonathan Del Val. from a screenplay by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. Feature: Bringing the audience back together with the characters that they love /  Read more / Trailer /

DIE SEEMEEU Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie Dood nie, Kanarie) adapts Anton Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull, to film, and places it in South Africa in the 1990’s, almost one hundred years after it was written. Each of Chekhov’s skillfully drawn characters grapple with inner fears, longings, doubts, regrets, recriminations and miseries. All of them, of course, of their own making.Performed in Afrikaans, with English subtitles, the characters are easily recognised, yet appear as if they were written for this new setting.  Read reviewRead more / Trailer /

SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN  A rousing, action-adventure-epic set in early 1950’s rural South Africa, chronicling the captivating chase and suspenseful capture of the native outlaw, John Kepe. This self-proclaimed “Samson of the Boschberg” inevitably became a political threat to the very fabric of the ruling colonial society. A South African Epic written and directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka. Feature: A South African Western-style Epic / Trailer /  

SHAZAM!   We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Read review / Read more / Trailer /

THE SISTERS BROTHERS It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) and his frequent collaborator Thomas Bidegain adapted the new film’s script from the novel The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Feature: A Western With Heart /  Trailer / 

SKEMERSON The film tells the story of a young man, Sella (Pietie Beyers) who decides to take his own life. He is a doctor whose mental state has been triggered by the trauma of losing his mum after he nursed her for some time. In Afrikaans with English Subtitles / Feature: New SA film encapsulates the experience of grief and loss in all its different forms / Trailer /

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Tom Holland returns as our friendly neighborhood Super Hero who, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. The film expands the Spider-Man film universe, taking Peter Parker out of his comfort zone and his home in Queens, New York City, and hurling him across Europe during what was supposed to be a school vacation – but which becomes his greatest challenge and most epic adventure ever. Directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming).  from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.  Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.   Read more / Trailer /

STOCKHOLM The film follows Lars Nystrom, (Hawke) who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Strong) from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca (Rapace), a wife and mother of two. Negotiations with detectives hits a wall when (at the request of the Prime Minister) the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome”. Produced, written and directed by Robert Budreau. Feature: Truth Really Is Stranger Than Fiction / Trailer /

THE STOLEN PRINCESS This Ukrainian animated film from Oleg Malamuzh takes place in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Trailer /

DIE STROPERS (THE HARVESTERS) In the isolated conservative farming territory of an Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno (Brent Vermeulen) is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter (Alex van Dyk) , a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to make this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love. Written and directed by Etienne Kallos, a Greek-South African Director. Read review / Read interview with writer-director Etienne KallosTrailer /

STUBER Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is a chatty, mild-mannered, risk-averse Millennial who works in a sporting goods store while moonlighting as an Uber driver who will do anything to save his five-star driver’s rating. Vic Manning (Dave Bautista) is a middle aged, old school, alpha detective, receives a tip on the whereabouts of the drug dealer who murdered his partner, and calls for an Uber. Can these two very different men share a Nissan Leaf while hunting drug dealers across Los Angeles? Directed by Michael Dowse from a screenplay by Tripper Clancy. Feature: A heartfelt bro-mance / Trailer /

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. Feature: A modern-day story about finding love against all odds  / Trailer /

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 

TILL DEATH DO US PART Michael & Madison Roland, had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael’s controlling ways turned their perfect marriage, into an abusive rollercoaster no woman could survive. A psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher B. Stokes. The film stars Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop and Taye Diggs, who is also one of the film’s producers Trailer /

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. Feature: A story that delves into where art and stories come from / Trailer 

TOY STORY 4 The toys are back on the big screen with an all-new adventure! Woody, Buzz and the whole gang find themselves far from home, discovering new friends—and old ones—on an eye-opening road trip that takes them to unexpected places.Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?), from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom. It is 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 PicturesFeature: Viewing the world from a toy’s perspectiveTrailer 

THE UPSIDE  A heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). A remake of the French 2011 film The Intouchables which was itself inspired by the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo Feature: An Inspirational Comedy / Trailer

UGLY DOLLS Unconventionality rules in STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure 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. 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 /

US Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen to her family. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. Written and directed by Jordan Peele. Feature: Jordan Peele’s New Original Nightmare /  Trailer /

VICE Spanning a half-century, Bruce (Dick) Cheney’s (Christian Bale) complex journey from rural Wyoming electrical worker to de facto President of the United States is a darkly comic and often unsettling inside look at the use and misuse of institutional power. Written and directed by Adam McKay (The Big Short). Feature: A story of the selfishness of powerTrailer / 

WHAT MEN WANT Inspired by director Nancy Meyers’ 2000 hit What Women Want, directed by Adam (Hairspray, The Wedding Planner, Bringing Down The House) from a screenplay by Tina Gordon and Peter Huyck & Alex Gregory, from a story by Jas Waters and Tina Gordon. Read more / Trailer /

WHITE BOY RICK Rick Wershe is a single father who’s struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. He sells guns illegally to make ends meet but soon attracts attention from the FBI. Federal agents convince his son, Rick Jr., to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. Directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. Feature: An incredible true story of the youngest FBI informant in history / Trailer /

THE WHITE CROW It is not a biopic. It’s an impressionistic glimpse at the forces driving Nureyev — something of a diva even then — to accept no borders or limits in letting his artistry run fee. This British film was 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. Feature: The true story of an unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever / Trailer / Review / Interview with David Hare / Interview with Ralph Fiennes /Interview with Oleg Ivenko

WILDLIFE Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel, Carey Mulligan (An Education) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Directed by Paul Dano and co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford first published in 1990. Read more / Trailer /

WONDER PARK A young imaginative girl spends her childhood days constructing an amusement park filled with fantastical rides and inhabited by talking animals called Wonderland. Directed by David Feiss. Screenplay by  Josh Appelbaum and  André Nemec. Read more / Trailer /

X-MEN: THE 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. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg./ Feature: The emotional story of a divided hero, a divided family and a divided world / Trailer /

YESTERDAY Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack
(Himesh Patel) a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal when discovers that The Beatles have never existed…and he finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) from a screenplay by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill).Feature: A rock ’n’ roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life /

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