6 new movies to see in SA cinemas this weekend

2018-11-02 07:32
 
Helen Mirren in a scene from The Nutcracker and th

Cape Town – Escape into the magical world of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in cinemas this weekend. 

The adventure film is a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Marius Petipa's The Nutcracker Ballet about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family's gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it.

Also showing: Tyler Perry’s first R-rated comedy, a delightful romantic comedy, Sylvester Stallone tries to break someone out of prison, an internet meme comes to life in a horror film, and a local crime thriller.

(Note from editor: The local film, Tokoloshe is also showing in cinemas this weekend. Channel24 did not review the film as no pre-screening was made available to the media.)

Here are the 6 new films releasing in SA cinemas:

Movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The extravagance and lushness of The Nutcracker is mesmerising to watch, despite a humdrum story.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Mackenzie Foy in the movie The Nutcracker and the

Movie: Nobody’s Fool

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: Nobody’s Fool may be Tyler Perry’s first R-rated comedy but it’s as unfunny, uninspired and witless as anything he has ever put to film.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg and Tiffany Haddish

Movie: Juliet, Naked

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: The best Nick Hornby adaptation since About a Boy, the thoroughly delightful Juliet, Naked easily makes up for a contrived plot with tons of heart, laughs and charm, not to mention tons of killer tunes and a note-perfect cast.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke in the movie Juliet, Na

Movie: Escape Plan 2

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: A pointless sequel with viciously cynical marketing behind it, Escape Plan 2 makes its forgettable predecessor look like the Great Escape.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Sylvester Stallone in the movie Escape Plan 2.

Movie: Slender Man

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: An incredibly cheap cash grab based on a problematic internet meme, no love for horror went into Slender Man except for cheap scares and screaming teenagers.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Taylor Richardson in the movie Slender Man.

Movie: Mayfair

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: The elements of this story are greatly compelling, and Sara Blecher methodically pulls each of these closer together to eventually become a tight and gripping conclusion.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

A scene in the move Mayfair.


(Photos: Disney, NuMetro, Ster-Kinekor, Film Infinity, Paramount Pictures)


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