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Upcoming Film Releases In South Africa: September to December 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

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Blade RunnerIn the neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049 (6/10) Ryan Gosling plays Officer K,  a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, who 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.It is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Watch the trailer

the-big-sick-trailerA couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (6/10). Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Watch the trailer

My Little PonyMy Little Pony: The Movie (6/10) is an American–Canadian animated musical fantasy adventure comedy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which was developed as part of the 2010 relaunch of the My Little Pony franchise by Hasbro. In order to stop a threat to the town of Ponyville, the “Mane 6” – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on a journey beyond their home kingdom of Equestria, meeting new friends and overcoming challenges in the process. The film is being directed and written by Friendship Is Magic veterans Jayson Thiessen and Meghan McCarthy respectively, and stars the series’ regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck, with guest performances by Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, and Zoe Saldana. Watch the trailer

Five Fingers for MarseillesHeavily influenced by American westerns of the spaghetti and John Ford-era variety, South African film duo director Michael Matthew and screenwriter Sean Drummond bring us the thriller, Five Fingers for Marseilles (6/10)The community of Railway, attached to the remote South African town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression and only the young “Five Fingers” will stand up to them. Their battle is heartfelt but innocent, until hot-headed Tau kills three policemen in an act of passion. He flees Marseilles, fearing for his life, but his action has triggered what will become a violent war between the police and his remaining Five Finger brothers. Twenty years later, Tau is released from a Johannesburg prison. He has become a feared and brutal gang leader, but scarred and empty inside he renounces violence and returns to the community of his childhood desiring only a peaceful life. In a new South Africa, Marseilles is indeed free, but to his dismay Tau finds that rather than the haven he hoped for, the town is a community now caught in the grip of cross-border gangs and corruption. Struggling to reconcile with his bitter past, he can keep his head down only so long. When violence spills into his own life he is reluctantly compelled to act. Railway and Marseilles need a champion to fight for their freedom once and for all. Calling in old prison-mates and with new blood at his side, Tau forms a new Five Fingers, standing against old friends and new enemies alike in a thrilling escalation of battle. The film is in Xhosa with English subtitles.

Good Timein the crime-drama Good Time (6/10) Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. This  crime-drama film is directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by Josh and Ronald Bronstein. Watch trailer

UnlockedAfter being tricked to provide information to the wrong side, a CIA interrogator finds herself at the center of a devastating biological attack on London in Unlocked (13/10).It stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas and is directed by Michael Apted and written by Peter O’Brien. Watch The Trailer

WHALE_MOVIEBased on the acclaimed book of the same title by Zakes Mda and adapted for the screen by Zola Maseko, The Whale Caller (13/10)  tells of 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.  Watch the Trailer

Snowman

Michael Fassbender in The Snowman

In The Snowman (13/10) Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. He begins to suspect it’s the work of a serial killer.This British crime drama is directed by Tomas Alfredson and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Hossein Amini, based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. Watch the Trailer

The Last Word

The Last Word

In the comedy The Last Word (13/10) Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) to pen her life story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Lauler’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she’ll be remembered, dragging Anne along as an unwilling accomplice. As their journey unfolds, the two women develop a strong bond which not only alters Harriet’s legacy but also Anne’s future. It is directed by Mark Pellington, from a screenplay by Stuart Ross Fink. Watch the trailer.

Shot Caller

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Shot Caller

In the crime thriller Shot Caller (20/10) a newly released prison gangster (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. It is directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. Watch the trailer

GeostormThe failure of climate-control satellites threatens to unleash a worldwide storm in the environmental disaster action film Geostorm (20/10). After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe.  But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it. Gerard Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Jim Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction.  Abbie Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Alexandra Mara Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; Derbez as space station crew member Hernandez; with Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Ed Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom. It is written, produced, and directed by Dean Devlin as his feature debut, starring Gerard Butler, Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris and Jodi Lyn Brockton . Watch the trailer

Mountain

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet in The Mountain Between Us

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive in the romance-disaster The Mountain Between Us (20/10). Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet)  must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. Watch the trailer

Secret SuperstarSecret Superstar (20/10) 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. The Indian musical drama is written and directed by Advait Chandan. Starring : Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Tirth Sharma, Kabir Sheikh, Farrukh Jaffer and Aamir Khan.  Music : Amit Trivedi/ Lyrics : Kausar Munir.  Watch the trailer.

In the animated horror Gnome Alone (20/10) Zoe thinks she’s all alone in this world, until an old woman passes on her bewitched Gnome (Verne Troyer), who is bound by magic to protect his master. Zoe quickly realizes that he isn’t your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge. Zoe must find a way to stop this mischievous gnome, before Zoe and her friends become victims of his trickery.Directed by Peter Lepeniotis (The Nut Job) and written by Kyle Newman and Micah Herman. Watch The Trailer

Happy Death DayIn the slasher horror Happy Death Day (20/10) a teen must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why. Directed by Christopher B. Landon and written by Landon and Scott Lobdell. Watch the trailer

Thor-Ragnarok-2a-498x748In the superhero actioner Thor: Ragnarok (27/10) the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, and finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson. Watch the trailer

Saw-JigsawIn the horror Jigsaw (27/10) bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.  is the eighth installment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after the death of the Jigsaw killer during the investigation of a new succession of murders that fit his modus operandi. It is directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination) , written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, and starring Tobin Bell, Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen. Watch the trailer

the-journey-fr-670-380The Journey (27/10) is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland – firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall)  and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) – who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history. This British-Irish drama film was directed by Nick Hamm and written by Colin Bateman. Watch the trailer.

Vaya2The electrifying South African drama Vaya (27/10) is is a masterful synthesis of big-city anxieties and aspirations It is directed by Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso, who weaves together three separate stories to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring, and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. Beginning on a train travelling from the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg, Vaya focuses on three passengers and follows each of them into the city. They’re strangers to one another, yet bound by interlocking destinies and a shared naïveté. Imagine a South African spin on Amores Perros and you’re partway there. Nkulu (Sibusiso Msimang) is charged with retrieving his father’s remains from the capital and bringing them back home for burial. What he doesn’t know is that a whole other set of relatives have their own plans. Zanele (Zimkhitha Nyoka) is chaperoning a young girl who’s en route to reunite with her mother, a singer who manages a tavern. When Zanele meets the mother’s charismatic boyfriend, he promises that he can get her on TV as a dancer, but there’s more to this offer than meets the eye. Nhlanhla (Sihle Xaba), excited by the prospect of getting rich quick, is caught up in criminal activities — ranging from kidnapping to murder — the moment he gets off the train. Shifting effortlessly between scenes of intimacy and of bracing violence, Vayaexudes compassion for each of these small-town characters but does not hold back from plunging them into the urban snakepit that awaits. Watch the trailer

NOVEMBER

Flatliners-Movie-2017In the science fiction psychological horror Flatliners (3/11) five medical students embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side. Directed by Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev (The Gitl With The Dragon Tattoo) and written by Ben Ripley, it is a sequel to the 1990 film of the same name, and stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, and Kiefer Sutherland. Watch the trailer. 

wind-river-still-4_30559155864_o-e1485206451630In the thriller Wind River (3/11) an FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. It is directed and written by Taylor Sheridan in his directorial debut. Watch the trailer

fromahouseonwillowstreet-3-1The House on Willow Street (03/11) is a 2016 South African supernatural horror film directed by Alastair Orr (The Unforgiving; Expiration; Indigenous) from a screenplay co-written with Catherine Blackman and Jonathan Jordaan (Expiration).Roguish kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy diamond distributor hoping to gain a large ransom. But when they have her locked up in their hideout, they come to realise their victim has been possessed by a sinister demon… Starring Sharni Vinson (Patrick: Evil Awakens; You’re Next; Bait), Carlyn Burchell (Red: Werewolf Hunter; RoboCop; Darker Than Night), Zino Ventura and Steven John Ward (Dominion). Watch the trailer

Granite MountainThe Drama Only The Brave (03/11) (also knows as Granite mountain) is 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. Watch the trailer

Alone (03/11) is a Hindi horror film directed by Bhushan Patel, starring Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover. The film is a remake of the 2007 Thai film of the same name, which was also remade in the south in 2011 with a film by the name Chaarulatha.While all Of them are based on the storyline of “My Brothers Keeper” episode Of Tales From The Crypt Season2. Conjoined at birth, Anjana and Sanjana were twin sisters who lived by one promise made to each other – ‘We will always be together. We will never separate’. Mysterious circumstances lead to the death of one while the other survived. Years later, the ghost of the dead comes back to haunt the surviving sister. Why was the promise broken? Watch the trailer

 

tulip-feverThe historical drama Tulip Fever (10/11) is set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, where 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. It is directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Sir Tom Stoppard, adapted from a novel by Deborah Moggach. Watch the trailer.

All saintsAll Saints (10/11) is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.  Directed by Steve Gomer and written by Steve Armour, based on Michael Spurlock’s book All Saints: The Surprising Story of How Refugees from Burma Brought Life to a Dying ChurchWatch The Trailer

SuburbiconA home invasion rattles a quiet family town in the dark crime comedy Suburbicon (10/11), directed by George Clooney (Monuments Men, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck) and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. The movie is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.With Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Julianne Moore, Glenn Fleshler.  Watch the Trailer. 

patti-cakePatti Cake$ (10/11)  introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$.  Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music.  Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes. Watch trailer

animal_crackers_h_2015The animated film Animal Crackers (10/11)  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. Watch the trailer

Justice LeagueIn Justice League (17/11) Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team consisting of Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Snyder left the project in May 2017, following the death of his daughter; Joss Whedon (The Avengers and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron )was brought on to work on additional scenes and the post-production process. Watch the trailer

battle-of-the-sexesBattle of the Sexes (17/11) tell the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. This sports comedy-drama is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy. Watch the trailer.

In the new South African film Liewe Kersfeesvader (17/11) a teenage beauty queen is flung into swift adulthood when her father assumes a new identity: Father Christmas. Juggling a crazy father, an impressionable kid brother and a growing romance, Nonnie has to redefine her own meaning of family. Written and directed by Ettienne Fourie (Die Windpomp)

The ForeignerIn the action thriller The Foreigner (24/ 11) Quan (Jackie Chan) is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady, Liu Tao and Katie Leung. Watch the trailer

murder-on-the-orient-expressFrom the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express (24/11)  tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect.What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.   One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad. Watch the trailer

rebelDirected and written by Danny Strong Rebel In The Rye (24/11) , it is based on the book J. D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski, about the life of young writer J. D. Salinger during World War II. Author J.D. Salinger leads a reclusive lifestyle after the success of his popular and controversial novel “The Catcher in the Rye.”The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, and Lucy Boynton. Watch Trailer

 

 

DECEMBER 2017

Bad Moms

Moms get jolly in A 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 in A Bad Mom’s Christmas (1/12). This black comedy is directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is a sequel of the 2016 film Bad Moms.  Watch the trailer

She Is King (1/12) is 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?  Watch the trailer.

In the animated film The Star (8/12) 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.Watch the trailer

In The War With Grandpa (8/12) 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. Watch the trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) (15/12) is 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.  Watch the trailer

In the animated film Ferdinand (22/12)  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.  Watch the trailer

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3  (22/12) the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. Watch the trailer

In Vuil Wasgoed (22/12) 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.Watch the trailer

The Greatest Showman (29/12) is 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.  Watch the trailer

In the adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (29/12), 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.  Watch the trailer