Drama takes the front seat in local cinemas this weekend

2017-09-22 11:19
 
movie guide

Cape Town – Ready for a long weekend of just relaxing? We've got your entertainment sorted with these cinematic offerings. 

Emotional dramas take the front seat this weekend as Jake Gyllenhaal gives a moving performance in Boston marathon bombing movie, Stronger.

Local film adaption Vaselinetjie tells an emotional story of self-discovery and Netflix offers Angelina Jolie’s re-telling of the Cambodian genocide.

Also on offer is a mediocre animation about the virtual world of emojis.

Here are 4 new films releasing this weekend:

Movie: Stronger

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: Stronger takes the viewer on a gut-wrenching journey that shows the consequences of terrorism unapologetically.

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Movie: Vaselinetjie

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: The film adaptation of Anoeschka von Meck's novel, Vaselinetjie only skims over core issues of race identity.

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Movie: The Emoji Movie

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: Other than the virtual cinematography and smart product placement, The Emoji Movie is a total waste of time, to be honest.

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The Emoji Movie

Movie: First They Killed My Father (New on Netflix only)

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Angelina Jolie approaches Cambodia drama with dedication, skill and intelligence, though viewers may crave some history and context.

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