We watched the 5 new flicks in SA cinemas this weekend and here's what we thought

2018-09-28 10:24
 
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in A Simple Favour.

Cape Town – Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in a delicious thriller in cinemas this weekend. 

Directed by Paul Feig, A Simple Favour centres on Stephanie (Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

Also showing: A comedy starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, an animation that turns the bigfoot myth upside down, a local dramedy and a war flick about the Border War. 

Here are the 5 new films releasing in SA today:

Movie: A Simple Favour

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Paul Feig breathes new life into the thriller genre with his Hitchcockian-like film, A Simple Favour.  

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Blake Lively in a scene from the movie, A Simple F

Movie: Night School

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish save Night School from what would otherwise have been a barely passable comedy.

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Kevin Hart in a scene from the movie, Night School

Movie: Smallfoot

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Smallfoot is a delightfully joyous celebration of wonder, discovery and truth filled with song, dance and funny moments that will keep everyone entertained.

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A scene in the movie Smallfoot. (Warner Bros)

Movie: The Recce

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: More of an ethereal think piece than an action war movie, The Recce can become a little too abstract, which will lose an audience looking for a story.

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Greg Kriek as Henk Viljoen in The Recce

Movie: Table Manners

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Table Manners is like a meal you order at a restaurant and the taste doesn’t live up to its tantalising appearance.

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Diaan Lawrenson in a scene from the movie Table Ma

(Photos: Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Ster-Kinekor, Man Makes a Picture)

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