Upcoming Film Releases In South Africa in 2017

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Upcoming Film Releases In South Africa – From 2 June, 2017 >

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.com, www.cinemanouveau.co.za and www.numetro.co.za for cinemas where the films will be showing.    Report broken links

(Films Listed Alphabetically)

Bad Moms ChristmasA BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS Best friends Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) deal with more stress during the holidays when their respective mothers come to visit. This black comedy is directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is a sequel of the 2016 film Bad Moms.  From 1 December. Watch the trailer

 

 


Family ManA FAMILY MAN A Chicago personnel recruiter (Gerald Butler) is hungry to stay on top of his competitive profession, but when his son (Max Jenkins) is diagnosed with cancer, his priorities are called into question. Directed by Mark Williams and written by Bill Dubuque. From 18 August. Trailer

 

 


 

American AssassinAMERICAN ASSASSIN A story centred on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. Black ops recruit Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is reeling from the death of his fiancée in a terrorist attack when he is assigned to shadowy CIA figure Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) to receive special training in tracking terrorists. Rapp and Hurley are then dispatched to join a Turkish agent on a mission to stop a mysterious operative from unleashing chaos of international proportions. Directed by Michael Cuesta.  From 15 September. Watch the trailer


American MadeAMERICAN MADE (also know as MENA) Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House. Directed by Doug Liman. From 1 September. Trailer.   

 


animal_crackers_h_2015ANIMAL CRACKERS This animated film follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.They must save the circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington. Voices of Sylvester Stallone, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen & Danny DeVito. From 1 September.  Watch the trailer


Annabelle 2ANNABELLE 2 Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Directed by David F. Sandberg, and written by Gary Dauberman. With Stephanie Sigman, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Miranda Otto From 18 August. Watch the trailer              

 


army-of-oneARMY OF ONE Gary Faulkner (Nicolas Cage), an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA — and even God and Osama themselves. Directed by Larry Charles and written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. From 2 June. Watch the trailer 


AsinamaliASINAMALI! Based on the multi-award-winning South African musical hit of the same name, began on August 8. The 1985 theatre production by famous playwright Mbongeni Ngema was his first major stage musical, followed bySarafina! which was released as a film in 1992. A local and international success, Asinamali! is a show of immense vitality, sadness and humour, combining exhilarating dance and acting with awe-inspiring choral music. Asinamali! is inspired by events surrounding the 1983 rent boycott in Lamontville township, Durban.  The narrative follows a group of prisoners as they think back on their pasts and the events leading to their arrests. The hardship of prison life is told through the experiences of the inmates, whose lives are made even more difficult by sadistic prison warder Sergeant Mgwaqaza. At the same time, the prison authorities are under pressure to accommodate Comrade Washington, an exiled MK soldier working for Amnesty International, and mandated to run drama workshops with the inmates at the notorious Durban Central Prison. Directed by Darrell James Roodt. From 4 August.  Watch clip from stage production


atomicblonde2.0ATOMIC BLONDE Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier from within the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through a deadly game of spies. Action spy thriller directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel. From 25 August. Trailer


Baby DriverBABY DRIVER Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a mob boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.Written and directed by Edgar Wright. From 4 August. Watch the trailer  


baywatchBAYWATCH Two unlikely prospective lifeguards vie for a job alongside the infamous, badass, and universally loved, Mitch Buchannon, head lifeguard in Miami. Although the bay seems like any other beach, mysterious activity arises at a local beach club, leading Mitch to believe his beloved bay is in danger. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Pamela Anderson, Charlotte McKinney, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, David Hasselhoff, Hannibal Buress, Angelique Kenney, Jon Bass, Jack Kesy, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez. From 2 June. Watch the trailer 


before-i-fall-2 BEFORE I FALL When a popular teen girl (Zoey Deutch) is killed in a car crash, she relives the critical day seven times and makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome; in the process, she changes as she tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior and gains a better understanding of herself and others. As she evolves and makes the connections necessary to save a bullied, depressed girl’s life, she comes to accept her own fate.  Directed by Ry Russo-Young and written by Maria Maggenti. It is based on the 2010 novel of same name by Lauren Oliver. From 9 June.  Watch the trailer.


below_her_mouth_-_h_2015BELOW HER MOUTH is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women. Dallas, a roofer and Jasmine, a fashion editor, share a powerful and immediate connection that inevitably derails both of their lives.Directed By Ang Lee from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli.Directed by April Mullen, the film stars Natalie Krill as Jasmine and Erika Linder as Dallas, two women in Toronto who meet and begin a passionate love affair.  From 11 August. Watch the trailer 


Blade RunnerBLADE RUNNER 2049 Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. A neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. From 6 Oct. Watch the trailer


Bounce BackTHE BOUNCE BACK Father, author and relationships expert, Matthew Taylor (Shemar Moore) is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He’s got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez), a talk show circuit therapist who’s convinced he’s nothing but a charlatan. Matthew’s life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship. Directed by Youssef Delara.  From 1 September.  Trailer


brimstone-reviewBRIMSTONE A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. A western thriller film conceived, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten. From 28 July. Watch the trailer 


captainunderpantsCAPTAIN UNDERPANTS A principal (Ed Helms) transforms into the superhero Captain Underpants after two children hypnotize him. Based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and Scholastic Entertainment, and animated by Mikros Image, it is being directed by David Soren. From 21 July.  Watch the trailer               

 


cars30002CARS 3 Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game he will need the help of eager young female race technician Cruz Ramirez. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet, he will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage against his new rival, Jackson Storm. Directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011). From 16 June. Watch the trailer


Case For ChristTHE CASE FOR CHRIST In 1980, Lee Strobel’s (Mike Vogel) award-winning, investigative reporting earns him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home aren’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s (Erika Christensen) newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to try and disprove the claims of Christianity, pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith. American Christian drama film directed by Jon Gunn and written by Brian Bird, based on a true story that inspired the 1998 book. From 16 June. Watch trailer


CharmingCHARMING The animated film explores the untold stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty who discover that they are all engaged to the same Prince Charming. Under the spell of a wicked Queen, Prince Charming, led by the heroine Lenore, must go on an epic journey to find his true, true love. Director: Ross Venokur. Cast: (Voices of) Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, Wilmer Valderrama. From 4 August.  Watch the trailer     

 


ChurchillCHURCHILL  Fearful of repeating the invasion of Gallipoli in 1915, Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) attempts to stop the planned invasion of Normandy in 1944. Only the support of Churchill’s wife, Clementine (Miranda Richardson) , can halt the prime minister’s physical and mental collapse. British historical war drama Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. From 7 July. Trailer              

 


The CircleTHE CIRCLE A young female tech worker (Emma Watson) takes a job at a powerful internet corporation, quickly rises up the company’s ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation, which that involves privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity. Directed and written by James Ponsoldt, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers. The film stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton. From 14 July.  Watch the trailer


Coldest NightTHE COLDEST CITY A spy thriller directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel of the same name, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West.Days before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the chase is on to find a list that identifies all of the Cold War spies on both sides. Wirh Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. From 25 August. Watch the trailer


come-and-find-meCOME AND FIND ME David (Aaron Paul), a graphic designer who lives in a hipster neighborhood of Los Angeles with his photographer girlfriend Claire (Annabelle Wallis), wakes up one morning to find her mysteriously gone, leaving no note or clues about her sudden disappearance.When police attempts to find her prove fruitless over the course of a year, David takes matters into his own hands. He begins his investigation with a visit to an automotive repair shop that he’s seen in Claire’s previously undeveloped photos, only to find it swarming with Russian mobsters who are clearly unhappy at the intrusion. And that’s just the beginning, with David soon running afoul of government forces led by a shadowy agent (Garret Dillahunt). Written and directed by Josh Whedon.  From 18 August. Watch the trailer


Dark TowerDARK TOWER Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to the land Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete. Science fantasy western horror film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. The film is a quasi-sequel to the The Dark Tower book series, following the ending of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. From 8 September. Watch the trailer


despicable-me-3DESPICABLE ME 3 Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s; and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon, the film is written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Miranda Cosgrove. From 30 June. Watch the trailer


DunkirkDUNKIRK A group of soldiers lead by Corporal “Tubby” Bins (John Mills), stranded in France, must make their way to the shores of Dunkirk in hopes of a rescue. Back in Britain, Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee), a newspaper reporter, desperately tries to raise awareness among the public of the horrible reality of the war. When the British navy calls for all civilian ships to aid in a rescue, Foreman takes out his own small boat and attempts to bring Tubby and his men home safely. Epic action thriller written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. From 28 July. Watch the trailer


everything-everything_featureEVERYTHING, EVERYTHING Teenage Maddy is housebound because she is allergic to almost everything, so she sees only her mother and a nurse — until a boy moves in next door, and she begins to fall in love. Directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe. It is based on a young-adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. From 23 June. Watch the trailer          

 


The ExceptionTHE EXCEPTION German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke, one of the Kaiser’s maids. Romantic war drama directed by David Leveaux as his directorial debut and stars Jai Courtney and Lily James. From 8 September. Trailer  


FERDINAND (Also known as Ferdinand The Bull) Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the “biggest, fastest, roughest bull” for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. A computer animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation, based on the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha, and it stars the voice by Adam DeVine, Gabriel Iglesias, Mark Valley, and Kate McKinnon. From 22 December. Watch the trailer 


Finders KeepersFINDERS KEEPERS Lonnie and Brian go on the run from the Cape Town underworld, after finding a box filled with cash and a valuable wrist watch. They steal a lucky fish to barter with the gangsters. Directed by Maynard Kraak. With Dalin Oliver, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Lise Slabber. From 18 August. Trailer         

 

 


free-fireFREE FIRE Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, this electrifying action comedy tells of an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody — and biting critique — of the insanity of gun violence. Everyone’s got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control. Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar (R) winner Brie Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer). From 16 June.  Watch trailer


GIFTED Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. It is director Marc Webb’s first original film since 500 Days of Summer. From 9 June. Watch the trailer


Girls TripGIRL TRIP When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate. From 4 August.  Watch trailer           

 


 

GRANITE MOUNTAIN  A drama based on the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, with Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin. From 22 September. Watch the trailer


Greatest Showman on Earth THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. Also starring Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya. Directed by Michael Gracey and written by Michael Arndt, Jenny Bicks, and Bill Condon. From 29 December. Watch the trailer 


Heartbeats 2HEARTBEATS  This dance film tells the story of Kelli (professional dancer Krystal Ellsworth), a feisty female American hip hop dancer who travels to India with her parents (Paul McGillion and Daphne Zuniga) for a week long Indian wedding and falls in love — both with a new style of dance and with a determined young man who introduces it to her ( Amitash Pradhan). The theme of the film is about two worlds colliding. Written and directed by Duane Adler (Save The Last Dance, Step Up, Step Up 2, Make Your Move). From 30 June.  Trailer


Hitmans BodyguardTHE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood. Action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor. With Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Samuel Jackson.  From 18 August.  Trailer


THE HOUSE A dad (Will Ferrel) convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. Directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote it with Brendan O’Brien. From 7 July. Watch the trailer 


Hunters PrayerTHE HUNTER’S PRAYER This high octane thriller focuses on Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush). When he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. From 16 June. Watch trailer  


IT

IT  When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.Directed by Andrés Muschietti, with  Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis. From 15 September.  Watch the trailer

 


jumanji-2017-dwayne-johnson-nick-jonasJUMANJI In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way. Directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Scott Rosenberg, it is a spiritual sequel and continuation of the 1995 film of the same name. From 29 December  Watch the trailer      


 

KingsmenKINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy… From 29 September. Watch the trailer


KrotoaKROTOA  [her Khoi name] was a Khoi girl (c.1643-1674) of the Goringhaicona tribe from the Cape who was taken at the impressionable age of ten or eleven years old into the home of Jan van Riebeeck as a domestic servant. When the young Krotoa moved into the home of Jan van Riebeeck, she became a ‘pet’ project to his wife, Maria.   A tragic heroine – Krotoa: Eva of the Cape.  The only recorded female interpreter of her time, was the bridge between the Khoi people and the Dutch settlers. She aided Jan van Riebeeck in his dealings with the Khoi and was instrumental in negotiating the end of the first Dutch-Khoi war.  We examine the life of a woman now known as the Mother of the Afrikaner Nation.  The film is set in South Africa between 1562 to +/- 1585 and tells the story of a young Khoi girl, Krotoa, who is brought into Jan van Riebeeck’s fort as an 11 year old, and then became his chief translator and interpreter with the local tribes. Jan Van Riebeeck was the first Governor of the Cape as part of the VOC (Dutch East- India Company). Krotoa married a Danish Doctor Pieter van Mierhoff. Her marriage to Van Mierhoff is the first recorded bi- racial marriage recorded in South Africa, and as such Krotoa is a figure of historical significance. Krotoa was directed by Roberta Durandt with a screenplay by Kaye Ann Williams. From 4 August.  Watch trailer


 

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders.  Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.  Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power. From 29 September. Watch trailer


LET IT SNOW Adapted from John Green’s short story by Kay Cannon  (Pitch Perfect), the film weaves together three unexpected romances that take place over the course of one Christmas Eve.From 1 December. Watch the trailer


LOGAN LUCKY The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides its time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. From 8 September. Trailer        

 


THE LOST CITY OF Z Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, it tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession. From 11 August. Watch the trailer 


MOM A tale of how far a mother will go for the sake of her children. A Bollywood thriller directed by Ravi Udyawar. The film stars Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui  From 14 July. Trailer.   


Monster FamilyMONSTER FAMILY (Also known as HAPPY FAMILY) Despite the title the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family Mum, Emma, plans a fun night out. However her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them and they’re all turned into Monsters. Directed by Holger Tappe, screenplay by David Safier and Catharina Junk. From 25 August            

 


THE MUMMY Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization. Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.  From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. From 9 June.  Watch the trailer


My Cousin RachelMY COUSIN RACHEL A young Englishman (Sam Claflin) seeks revenge against his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), but soon finds himself falling under the spell of her mysterious charm. Written and directed by Roger Michell. This dark romance is based upon the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. From 11 August. Watch the trailer             

 

 


NinaNINA Zoe Saldana stars as “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone in an already controversial new biopic.Nina takes another strike by focusing on a period of the great singer’s life, her late years in France, that’s far less dramatic than numerous earlier stages. The film also hits a couple of fouls with its exceedingly expository dramatic approach and tendency to hip-hop through her career without going deep. It’s not the biographical film this stupendous, if mightily troubled, musical and political figure deserved, especially coming in the immediate wake of Liz Garbus’ riveting documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? last year. Debuting feature writer-director Cynthia Mort has spent nearly her entire career until now in television, variously as a writer, director and/or producer on the likes of Roseanne, Will & Grace and Tell Me You Love Me, while also writing Neil Jordan’s feature The Brave One. From 28 July. Watch the Trailer


Nul Is Nie Niks NieNUL IS NIE NIKS NIE  It tells the story of Hoender, a twelve year old chicken farmer, who befriends the neighbour’s son, Drikus, an aspiring filmmaker. They soon form a bond with Chris, the girl next door, and set out to make a movie which inspires those around them to live life to the fullest. Lizé Vosloo wrote the screenplay for this film, inspired by the youth drama Oor ‘n motorfiets, ‘n zombiefiek en lang getalle wat deur elf gedeel kan word by Jaco Jacobs (LAPA Uitgewers). Directed by Morné du Toit. From 7 July.  Trailer


NUT JOB 2 Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) of Oakton plans to bulldoze the park that they live in. From May 19.  Watch the trailer


Odyssey THE ODYSSEY Thirty years in the life of Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Lambert Wilson), the researcher, scientist, inventor, and filmmaker whose contributions made the general public more curious about the sea. French-Belgian biographical adventure directed by Jérôme Salle and written by Salle and Laurent Turner. From 14 July.  Trailer           

 

 


DSC_5750.NEF ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE  When a Los Angeles-based private detective named Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) tries to retrieve his stolen dog from a gang, the gang’s drug lord Spider (Jason Momoa) forces the detective to do some jobs before getting the dog back. Action comedy directed and written by Mark and Robb Cullen in their directorial debuts. From 30 June. Trailer             

 


outskirtsOUTCASTS (also known as The Outskirts) Described as Mean Girls meets Revenge of the Nerds, it follows best friends Jodi (Victoria Justice) and Mindy (Eden Sher), who have suffered years of torment under the thumb of the school’s alpha female.. They plan to ride out their senior year under the radar, but when they become the victim of a humiliating prank, the two hatch a plan to unite the outcasts of the school and start a social revolution. They join forces with an affable slacker, a girl scout with a secret and an overachiever with dirt on everyone (Ashley Rickards). This wickedly funny comedy that also deals with the topical issue of social media bullying which infuses the story with rich and relevant subject matter. From 30 June.Watch The Trailer     


 Paris Can WaitPARIS CAN WAIT When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane)  takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Gallic rogue who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. The first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the “Apocalypse Now” documentary “Hearts of Darkness”. From 30 June. Watch The Trailer           

 


pitch-perfect-2-billboard-1548PITCH PERFECT 3 The Pitch Perfect films, which follow the a cappella singing group the Barden Bellas, proved to be box office dynamite and both soundtracks were hits, respectively peaking at No. 3 (in 2012) and No. 1 (in 2015) on the Billboard 200. Pitch Perfect 2 opened in May 2015 and had the highest-grossing movie-musical opening of all time, earning $287.5 million worldwide. Starring Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), Chrissie Fit (Flo), Shelley Regner (Ashley), Ester Dean (Cynthia Rose), Hana Mae Lee (Lilly), Brittany Snow (Chloe), Anna Camp (Aubrey) and Kelley Jakle (Jessica). Directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon, Mike White, and Dana Fox. From 22 December. Watch the trailer  


Promise THE PROMISE Brilliant medical student Michael (Oscar Isaac) meets beautiful dance instructor Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) in late 1914. Their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend (Christian Bale), an American photojournalist who’s dedicated to exposing the truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred as they join forces to get themselves and their people to safety. From 23 June. Trailer


recceTHE RECCE After the SADF wrongfully declares young Recce Henk Viljoen (Greg Kriek)  dead behind enemy lines, it’s up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife. With the enemy hot on his trail and a lethal gunshot wound in his gut, Henk’s chances for survival are looking slim as he navigates the treacherous war torn African landscape. Written and directed by Ferdinand Van Zyl. From 8 September.   Trailer    

 


renegades-movie-poster-01-600x350 RENEGADES (aka THE LAKE)  A team of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake. Directed by Steven Quale and written by Luc Besson and Richard Wenk. From 6 October Watch the trailer                    

 

 


Rough NightROUGH NIGHT (Also known as Rock That Body) Five best friends (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz) from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amid the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most. An American black comedy, directed by Lucia Aniello in her directorial debut written by Aniello and Paul W. Downs. From 16 June. Watch Trailer


SECRET SUPERSTAR  Indian musical drama written and directed by Advait Chandan. The film traces the journey of Insia, a 14 year old girl from Vadodara, whose dream of becoming a singer changes her life and of everyone around her. Starring : Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Tirth Sharma, Kabir Sheikh, Farrukh Jaffer and Aamir Khan.  Music : Amit Trivedi/ Lyrics : Kausar Munir. From 4 August.  Trailer


she-is-kingSHE IS KING A joyous celebration of Zulu culture in a glossy contemporary setting, showing off Joburg as the “Broadway of Africa”. Think “Smash” meets “Lion King”, in Joburg. Khanyisile is a talented Singer/Dancer/Actor who wants to be a star. She travels from her home in Nongoma to audition for a new musical to be staged at the Joburg Theatre based on the life of Zulu Queen Mkabayi ka Jama. After a couple of detours, she lands a role in the chorus and catches the eye of the best looking dancer in the show, charming soap star Luyanda. Will she be able to keep up with her more seasoned fellow performers, avoid the jealous machinations of the aging leading lady and survive the punishing rehearsal schedule to make it to opening night and shine like the star she is? From 1 December


SHOW DOGS A live-action talking-dog comedy from Scooby-Doo director Raja Gosnell, which centers on Max, a rugged, lone-wolf Rottweiler police dog. He and his human cop partners get a tip that an animal-trafficking ring is planning an attack on the Eastminster Dog Show. Macho Max must undergo a makeover – mud baths, ballet lessons, a Brazilian waxing – to go undercover in order to thwart the plot. With his new human handler Frank, Max gets in touch with his inner show dog and also learns that trusting the help of others can sometimes be more rewarding than working alone. From 1 December. 


snatched-trailerSNATCHED When her boyfriend dumps her, Emily (Amy Schumer), a spontaneous woman in her 30s, persuades her ultra-cautious mom (Goldie Hawn),  to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador. At Emily’s insistence, the pair seek out adventure, but suddenly find themselves kidnapped. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter is tested and strengthened while they attempt to navigate the jungle and escape. Directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Amy Schumer, Katie Dippold, and Kim Caramele.  From 11 August. Watch the trailer.    


Son of BigfootSON OF BIGFOOT Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA. As father and son start making up for lost time after the boy’s initial disbelief, Adam soon discovers that he too is gifted with superpowers beyond his imagination. But little do they know, HairCo. is on their tail as Adam’s traces have led them to Bigfoot!  This Belgian CGI-animated film is directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson. From 11 August.  Trailer


spider-man-homecoming-759 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. From 7 July. Watch the trailer


THE STAR In this animated film a small but brave donkey named Bo (Steven Yeun) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas. From 8 December. Watch the trailer


star-wars-episode-8-last-jedi-preview-spoilers-229056STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) An epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second instalment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The story resumes immediately after the events of The Force Awakens. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles. From 15 December.  Watch the trailer


TERM LIFE A thief is hunted by mob bosses, crooked cops and contract killers alike. With an estranged daughter in tow, he hopes to evade his fate long enough for a life insurance policy to kick in. Directed by Peter Billingsley, with Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, William Levy, Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard. From July 8.


their-finest-hourTHEIR FINEST In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. From 2 June. Watch the trailer            

 

 


Things To ComeTHINGS TO COME  Isabelle Huppert is as brilliant as ever in her earnest portrayal of philosophy teacher Nathalie Chazeaux. As Nathalie is trying to carve out a new direction in life amidst student demonstrations, the questioning of her intellectual relevance, defining relationships coming to an end and becoming a grandmother, her former star student Fabien unexpectedly becomes both a compassionate friend and a fervent intellectual sparring partner. Things to Come has screened at numerous film festivals and won Hansen-Love the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin International Film Festival 2016. Isabelle Huppert’s performance won her several awards for Best Actress, incl. The New York Film Critics Circle’s and the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations’. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love, starring André Marcon, Roman Kolinka. French, German, English with English Subtitles (2016). From 21 July.  Trailer


This beautful fantasticTHIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC  A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. With Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson. From 15 June.  Watch the trailer          

 

 


Toni Erdmann TONI ERDMANN Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) is a divorced music teacher, an old-age hippie of sorts, with a passion for bizarre pranks involving several fake personas. Following the death of his beloved dog, he decides to reconnect with his daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller), who is pursuing a career in business consulting. German-Austrian comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Maren Ade. It stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller. From 9 June. Watch trailer


transformers_the_last_knight-wide-1024x519TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT “The Last Knight” shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours. Directed by Michael Bay from a screenplay by Ken Nolan, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway. With Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. From 23 June.  Watch the trailer


  TUBELIGHT An entertaining Indian historical war drama written, and directed by Kabir Khan. It is set in a small town in the hills of northern India, and tells the story of one man’s love for his family and his unshakeable belief in himself. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan and Salman Khan come together to tell another heartwarming story about the power of doing good. From 23 June. Watch trailer


tulip-feverTULIP FEVER  Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. From 26 May.  Watch the trailer                      

 


valerian_and_the_city_of_a_thousand_planets_2017-wide VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind. This French science fiction action film was produced, written and directed by Luc Besson From 21 July. Watch the trailer.


Van der Merwe 2VAN DER MERWE In every country there is a person who is the butt of all jokes. In Ireland it is Paddy, in Israel it is Hymie, in South Africa, that person is Van der Merwe… this is his story.Set on the Van der Merwe farmstead, the story centers on Van’s daughter Marike who returns home from a gap year in England with her new fiancé George, a British boy who is studying to become a doctor. This creates all sorts of problems and challenges for Van as he tries to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is marrying an Englishman. Van’s father is strongly against this union of ‘Brit and Boer’ and implores Van to put an end to it. Van finds himself in a precarious situation with a difficult choice: risk the rath of his father by condoning the wedding… or obey his father, whose approval he so desperately wants, and risk losing his daughter forever. When the family of the English fiancé arrives on the farm, the fireworks really begin as the clash of cultures results in a number of side-splitting incidents and hilarious situations as we witness some classic Van der Merwe jokes played out in front of our eyes. Written and directed by Bruce Lawley, with Rob van Vuuren. From 28 July.  Watch trailer


Viceroys HouseVICEROY’S HOUSE About the inside life of the Viceroy’s House in 1947 during the Partition of India. The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Downstairs in the servants quarters, Mountbatten’s new manservant, Jeet falls for the daughter’s assistant, Alia and all manner of obstacles are put in their way. With Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten, and  Gillian Anderson as Lady Mountbatten. British-Indian historical drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, and Chadha. From 28 July.  Trailer


Vuil WasgoedVUIL WASGOED Two cleaning clerks at a laundromat, Wim and Kevin, make their otherwise dull job fun by trying on their clients clothing. One day a mysterious man brings in a suit that Kevin immediately likes. He decides to wear it out to a party and discovers a dismembered finger in the pocket. When he returns to the laundromat he finds the mysterious man waiting for him. A quirky dark comedy, starring Leandie Du Randt, Bouwer Bosch, Bernie Fourie, Tim Theron and Simone Nortman. Directed by Bernie Fourie from a screenplay by Fourie and Bouwer Bosch. From 22 December. Watch the trailer


WakefieldWAKEFIELD Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston), a New York City lawyer, hides out in the attic of his home for weeks, coming out in the daytime when his family is gone to shower and eat. His withdrawal leads him to examine his life, and he rationalizes that he has not abandoned his family because he is still in the house. When a former boyfriend re-enters his wife’s life, he realizes that he may not be able to return to life he has abandoned. Directed and written by Robin Swicord, based on the short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow. From 14 July. Trailer


War of the planet of the apesWAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet. It is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. From 14 July.  Watch the trailer


WAR WITH GRANDPA Peter and his Grandpa Jack used to be very close, but when Grandpa moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. But, Grandpa doesn’t give up easily and before long, it’s an all out war! Directed by Tim Hill and written by Joe Syracuse, Lisa Addario, Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle. With Robert De Niro. From 8 December. Watch the trailer


warriors-gate-700x300WARRIOR’S GATE   A teenager was transported to China in a magical way for a mission to accomplish by saving the princess from danger. He transforms himself into a Kung Fu warrior to battle the evil villains by converting his video game skills. From 12 May. Watch trailer

 

 


THE WHALE CALLER  Based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Zakes Mda and adapted for the screen by Zola Maseko, the story is about a kelp-horn-blowing man (Sello Maake Ka-Ncube) who seems to be deeply drawn to a very particular whale. It tells the story of a love triangle between the titular Whale Caller, his beloved whale Sharisha, and Saluni, the village drunk who teaches him to open his heart to people again. Set in Hermanus, the scenic whale watching capital of South Africa, this is a vibrant tale of the New South Africa, with all of its challenges and complexities. It is about whales and nature. But above all, it is about people. From 21 July.  Trailer


THE WHOLE TRUTH   Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Directed by Courtney Hunt and written by Nicholas Kazan. From 9 June. Watch the trailer


wilson-2017-hd-trailer-still-image-feat-woody-harrelson-e1481370116528WILSON  A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man (Woody Harrelson) reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) for the first time. In his unique and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Directed by Craig Johnson and written by Daniel Clowes, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Clowes. From 2 June. Watch the trailer

 


wonderWONDER Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) is a young boy born with a facial deformity who has been in and out of hospitals for years. With the help of his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts) and his father, Nate (Owen Wilson), he tries to fit in at a new school and show everyone that he is just an ordinary kid. He strives to teach others that beauty is not just on the outside. Directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Steve Conrad based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. From 12 January, 2018


wonder-womanWONDER WOMAN In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning from him about the ongoing events of World War I, she leaves her home to bring an early end to the war and becomes Wonder Woman. It is the fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins, from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder. From 2 June.  Website  Watch the trailer


Pending

MIDNIGHT SUN Katie (Bella Thorne), a sheltered 17-year-old, has a rare disease that makes sunlight deadly to her. She meets Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger) one evening, and they begin a summer romance. Directed by Scott Speer and written by Eric Kirsten, based on the 2006 Japanese film of same name.  Watch the trailer

AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE AWAKENING When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is reopened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house, but she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able to close.The eighteenth instalment in the Amityville saga. It will be directed by Franck Khalfoun from a screenplay he wrote. The film stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith. Watch the trailer. 

KIDNAP A single mother named Karla McCoy (Halle Berry) lives a perfect life with her young son Frankie (Sage Correa). One day, upon entering a local park, Karla sees her son suddenly being abducted out of the blue by a kidnapper. To save Frankie from being taken, Karla goes out on a mission to demand people in the city to help rescue her son. Directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Gwaltney. Watch the trailer

FREE FIRE  An arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.British action comedy film directed by Ben Wheatley, from a screenplay by Wheatley and Amy Jump. It stars Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor.  Watch the trailer

STEP SISTERS A dance comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. It stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as a black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of Greek stepping to a house of party-obsessed white sorority sisters. Jamilah is an ambitious college student. She’s president of her black sorority, captain of the highly regarded step dance team, a trusted liaison to the college dean, and has plans to attend Harvard Law School. But after her school’s reputation is tarnished by a band of hard-partying white sorority girls, Jamilah is forcibly enlisted to help set things right. She’s tasked with not only teaching these girls how to step dance, but also helping them to win a competitive dance competition.

FRIDAY THE 13TH Welcome back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film “Friday the 13th.” Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that’s not the only thing lying in wait under the brush.Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), with the help of Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend.  But they are all about to find much more than they bargained for.Little do they know, they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history—the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete… Jason Voorhees. Directed by Marcus Nispel.   Watch the trailer

WORLD WAR Z 2  Brad Pitt is set to return in the lead role of Gerry Lane, who he played in the original World War Z.  Watch the trailer

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?  Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2) play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) stars as the twins’ mother, Helen, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw (Failure to Launch) join the cast as potential father figures. Rounding out the cast are comedian Katt Williams, Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), Kate Aselton (TV’s The League), and Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films). The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer. Watch the trailer