5 movies to get you into the festive mood at the local box office

2015-12-11 15:45
 

Cape Town – Channel24 Movies presents our handy weekend flick guide to keep you in the know of what’s showing at the movies this weekend.

A stoner buddy Christmas movie, a thriller about bullying, two classic tales retold and Maggie Smith in fine form – there is plenty to see at the cinema this weekend.

Here are the 5 new movies releasing in South Africa today:

Movie: The Gift

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: The Gift shows what a rumour can do to someone’s life, that the words of a bully can have repercussions decades later and that the smallest suggestion can poison the strongest mind. If you want a film that will give your brain a good exercise session, this is it.

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Movie: The Little Prince

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: The story and depth of characters makes The Little Prince one of the best animation films if not the best of the year.

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Movie: Victor Frankenstein

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Despite some fine performances, this perfunctory rejigging of the Frankenstein story adds little to the mix.

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Movie: The Lady in the Van

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: As usual, Maggie Smith proves she is the queen of British humour as she reprises her iconic stage role on the big screen.

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Movie: The Night Before

Our rating: 2/4

Short review: The Night Before is a millennial coming-of-age story cloaked in a cloud of smoke. It's a druggie comedy, to be sure, but a sweetness about vulnerability, honesty, friends and family cuts through the haze.

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