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New movies at the cinema this week – Friday, 15 February

Slow on the film front this week but the much awaited Alita Battle Angel finally hit our shores.

movies cinema ster kinekor numetro

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Yes, we know the weather is wreaking havoc this week, but you can’t stay bundled up indoors whole weekend either? Catch a movie instead.

Show load shedding who’s boss and head out to your nearest cinema, get some popcorn and cherry slush, and settle in for one of these films.

The much-anticipated Alita Battle Angel finally hit our shores, and South African talent shines on the big screen again this week.

Highlights this week:

Movie: Alita Battle Angel

Synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Runtime: 122 minutes

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Age Restriction: PG-13

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romance.

IMBd Rating: 7.6

Release date: 14 February 2019

Cinema: Ster Kinekor and Numetro.

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Movie: Liewe Lisa

Synopsis: Daniel holds a secret dream of becoming a writer. In the pursuit of excitement, he finds himself trapped in an illicit affair with the wife of a powerful businessman. Things take another dramatic turn when he falls in love with the same businessman’s daughter. After his mistakes are revealed, he abandons the life set out for him and meets – Tom; a simple fisherman who helps Daniel achieve his true potential in life.

Runtime: 96 min

Cast:  Elani Dekker, Hendrik Cronje, Stian Bam, Crystal-Donna Roberts, Barbara-Marie Immelman, Albert Maritz, Altus Schreuder, Johannes Nel.

Age Restriction: 13 L S

Genre: Romance, Drama

IMBd Rating: n/a

Release date: 14 February 2019.

Cinema: Ster Kinekor only.

Movie: Gully Boy

Synopsis: The film is centered around the 22-year-old Murad from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad’s journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class.

Runtime: 148 min

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sheeba Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, R. Bhakti Klein, Vijay Varma, Sushant Singh.

Age Restriction:  n/a

Genre: Family, adventure, comedy

IMBd Rating: 7.8

Release date: 14 February 2019.

Cinema: Ster Kinekor only.

Don’t miss out

Released on 8 February

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.
  • Holmes and Watson starring Will Ferrell and Ralph Fiennes.
  • Prodigy, starring Taylor Shilling and Jackson Robert Scott.
  • Sew The Winter To My Skin, starring Ezra Mabengeza and Kandyse McClure.

Released on 1 February

  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Animation.
  • The Upside, starring Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman.
  • The Possession of Hanna Grace, starring Shay Mitchell and Grey Damon.
  • The Vice, starring Christian bale and Amy Adams.

Released on 25 January

  • If Beale Street Could Talk, starring Kiki Layne and Stephan James.
  • Matwetwe, starring Tebatso Mashishi and Sibusiso Khwinana.
  • The Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve.
  • On The Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones and Justin Theroux.

Released on 18 January

  • Glass, starring Bruce Willis and James McAvoy.
  • The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper.
  • The Sisters Brothers, starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.