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WHAT MEN WANT Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what more she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world, until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. Directed by Adam Shankman. A remake of the 2000 film What Women Want. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 22 Feb

EIGHT GRADE Thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year. Written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is his feature film directorial debut. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 22 February

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 / Showing from 22 Feb

THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND Starring Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale as Richard II, captured live at the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Showing at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 23, 27 & 28 Feb at 19:30 and on 24 Feb at 14:30. Trailer

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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 VirmaniRead more / Trailer / Showing from 1 March

A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. It is the eleventh and final installment of the Madea film series, and stars Perry in several roles, including as the titular character. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 1 March

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 / Showing from 1 March

CAPTAIN MARVEL Fighter pilot (Brie Larson) she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.  Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with Meg LeFauveNicole PerlmanGeneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive, and Carly Mensch also contributing to the screenplay.  Read more / Trailer / Showing from 8 March

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. When young Rick gets in too deep, he finds himself seduced by the lure of easy money and becomes a drug dealer himself. Directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 8 March

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 / Showing from 8 March

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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

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 /

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), comes an epic cyberpunk action-adventure of hope and empowerment. Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, and is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Feature: Bringing Yukito Kishiro’s Manga Graphic Novel To The Big Screene / Trailer /

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? 
Melissa McCarthy plays best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ‘80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.  When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). Feature: A Female Law-skirting Antihero in CinemaTrailer / 

THE FAVOURITE From the veiled world of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) we explore her intricate relations with two other women of cunning and aspiration—her lifelong intimate friend and political advisor Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Sarah’s penniless cousin turned social-climbing chambermaid Abigail (Emma Stone) – that the film dives into a whirlpool of manipulations and emotions that define the phrase “palace intrigue.” Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The  Killing Of A Sacred Deer) from a screenplay crafted by Deborah Davis  and Tony McNamara.Feature: Inspired by Real People and Real Stories / Trailer / Now Showing

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 / Now Showing

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 / Now Showing