A mixed bag of movies at local cinemas this weekend

2019-05-03 13:57
 
Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in  Extremely Wicked, Shock


Cape Town – A wide selection of films open at local cinemas this weekend - from a dangerously glamourised cinematic telling of serial killer Ted Bundy, to a brutally honest local film about the human psyche.

Also showing: A positive message about loving yourself for the kiddies; a disappointing Hollywood remake of a much grittier and bleaker Mexican thriller, and the retelling of a terrifying bedtime story popular in the Latino community.

HERE ARE THE 5 NEW MOVIES TO SEE:

Movie: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: The only thing that's extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile about this film is the way it managed to turn a murderer into a movie star.

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Movie: Skemerson

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: A slow, hauntingly beautiful look at the human psyche, Skemerson is a think piece that aims to make its audience feel a little less alone in the world.

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Movie: UglyDolls

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: UglyDolls has a great message that all kids should see, serves as a colourful distraction to keep kids entertained but may be disappointing to the older half of the audience who have to sit through it.

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Movie: Miss Bala

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Gina Rodriguez and her fans deserve better than Miss Bala, a disappointingly bland and formulaic Hollywood remake of a much grittier and bleaker Mexican thriller.

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Movie: The Curse of La LLorona

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The legend of La Llorona could inspire a whole universe of films on its own, but not with a kick-off like this.

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ALSO SHOWING

Avengers: Endgame

The Aftermath

An Act of Defiance


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