Ster-Kinekor strategies

Ster-Kinekor’s strategies to attract patrons to its cinemas. Image credit: Orville

New movies at the cinema this week

Get ready, folks. There’s something for everyone.

Ster-Kinekor strategies

Ster-Kinekor’s strategies to attract patrons to its cinemas. Image credit: Orville

Even in the age of streaming, Catch Up, Showmax and ‘Netflix and Chill,’ the cinema will forever remain the place where you can truly get lost in a film, free from distraction. Even if it’s just for a few hours.

In this weekly series, we’ll take a look at the newest releases. All you have to do is book your ticket and get lost in the magic of the big screen.

Highlights this week:

Slender Man

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Runtime: 93 minutes.
Cast: Joey King, Javier Botet, Julia Goldani Telles, Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair, Kayla Caulfield, Taylor Richardson.
Genre: Horror, mystery, thriller
Age restriction: 16
Premeries: 2 November 2018 at Ster Kinerkor cinemas.

The Tokoloshe

Synopsis: Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager. When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly.
Runtime: 92 minutes.
Cast: Petronella Tshuma, Kwanda Nkosi, Dawid Minnaar, Harriet Manamela, Mandla Shongwe, Yule Masiteng
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Age Restriction: 16 H SV V
Releases on 2 November 2018 at Ster Kinerkor and NuMetro cinemas

Escape Plan 2 Hades

Synopsis: Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world’s most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ever built—one that is entirely computerised and constantly changing shape—Ray must track him down with the help of some of his former friends.
Runtime: 93 min
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Jaime King, Wes Chatham, 50 Cent, Jesse Metcalfe.
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure.
Age restriction: 16 L V
Releases on 2 November 2018 at Ster Kinekor and NuMetro cinemas.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice, and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Runtime: 99 min
Cast: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew MacFadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman.
Genre: Adventure, Ballet, Family, Fantasy, Children’s
Age restriction: 7-9 PG V
Releases on 2 November 2018 at NuMetro and Ster Kinekor cinemas.

Nobody’s Fool

Synopsis: She shows up. Everything blows up. Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya looks to her buttoned-up, by-the-book sister, Danica, to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide, with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results, Tanya discoversthat Danicas picture-perfect life, including her mysterious boyfriend, may not be what it seems.
Runtime: 111 min
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Missy Pyle, Omari Hardwick, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg
Age Restriction: 16 D L S
Releases on 2 November 2018 at Ster Kinekor and NuMetro Cinemas.

Other films to keep a lookout for:

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Juliet, Naked

Synopsis: Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan, an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. A comic account of life’s second chances.
Cast: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd
Releases on 2 November 2018 at NuMetro and Ster Kinekor


Synopsis: Computer whiz and prodigal son Zaid is on a quest for spiritual discovery. As an international aid worker, he lives as far away as possible from his father, Aziz Randera, a successful importer-exporter and occasional money launderer and loan shark. But when he is fired from his job in a refugee camp for ignoring the rules by actually doing good rather than shuffling papers, Zaid returns to Johannesburg and to Mayfair, an Indian Muslim enclave, for the first time in years.
Cast: Ronak Patani, Wayne van Rooyen, Ameera Patel, Rajesh Gopie, Ilze Klink, Warren Masemola, Arman Haggio, Kelly Eve Koopman, Jack Devnarain
Releases on 2 November 2018 at NuMetro and Ster Kinekor