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MOVIE GUIDE: drama, action and comedy at the local box office

2016-06-24 12:22
 

Cape Town – The long awaited Independence Day sequel finally makes its way to the big screen this weekend. 

Liam Hemsworth has to save the world from aliens 20 years after the first attack on the Fourth of July. 

Other flicks to see include the Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson comedy that will make you LOL, a feminist western and legendary country singer Hank Williams' biopic.

Here are 4 new movies releasing in South Africa today:

Movie: Independence Day: Resurgence

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Standout turns from returning favourites and some fun world building just about saves Independence Day: Resurgence from a particularly nasty case of pointless sequelitis.

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Movie: Central Intelligence

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart don't reinvent the wheel in this buddy comedy but they sure are fun to watch.

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Movie: The Keeping Room

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Well made and occasionally arresting, The Keeping Room is ultimately a film that's easy to respect but pretty hard to like.

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Movie: I Saw the Light

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Tom Hiddleston's career-best performance in the lead role elevates an otherwise tired and generic pop biopic into something actually worth seeing.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE! 



(Photos: Ster-Kinekor, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros)

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