3 new films to see on the big screen this weekend

2018-08-31 15:01
 
Bill Barretta as Phil Philips in The Happytime Mur

Cape Town – Puppets, monsters and a dystopian world – here’s what’s new at cinemas this weekend. 

A down on his luck disgraced puppet detective (Bill Barretta) and his human partner (Melissa McCarthy) have to solve a crime in the dark comedy The Happytime Murders

Also showing: The fourth instalment of The Purge franchise and the inhabitants of Hotel Transylvania go on a much needed holiday. 

Here are the 3 new releases in SA:

Movie: The Happytime Murders

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The Happytime Murders is the kind of movie where you question your morality for laughing so much at Muppets killing each other, getting funky and dropping f-bombs everywhere.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE


Movie: The First Purge

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The First Purge is a useful addition to the franchise in terms of backstory, but is more of an action movie rather than a creepy horror like the rest of the franchise.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE


Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: The third instalment of Hotel Transylvania has enough to charm younger audiences, but for the older ones taking them it will be a drag.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

hotel transylvania 3

ALSO SHOWING

Crazy Rich Asians

The Equalizer

The Wife

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

(Photos: AP, Empire Entertainment, Universal Pictures)

Read more on:    movie guide  |  movie reviews  |  movies

NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.