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From fright to delight in SA cinemas

2017-09-15 15:00
 

Cape Town – It’s Friday, and you know what that means...

The highly anticipated film adaption of Stephen King’s horror novel IT hits theatres to remind you why you’re scared of clowns.

But if you’re not into scary movies, Reese Witherspoon returns to the rom-com genre in Home Again and Michael Keaton gives a good performance in the action flick, American Assassin.

Here are 3 new films at the local box office:

Movie:  IT

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: From costume to editing to overall feel, IT is a truly horrific masterpiece that will make you laugh and cry, but most of all, it will scare the crap out of you.

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Movie: Home Again

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Home Again is not a bad movie – it has all the right ingredients but suffers from failure to launch syndrome. 

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Movie: American Assassin

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Despite a typically great Michael Keaton, American Assassin is a confused, misjudged mess on nearly every level imaginable.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Here are 2 other films to watch at local cinemas:

Movie: The Dark Tower

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: A crushing disappointment from top to bottom, only Elba and McConaughy save The Dark Tower from being among the worst ever Stephen King adaptations.

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Movie: Logan Lucky

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Logan Lucky is totally watchable and really not a flop at all, but I don’t get what all the hype was about.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

(Photos: Warner Bros., Ster-Kinekor, CBS Films, AP)

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