It’s slim pickings this week but don’t despair, checkout New Movies at the Cinema. There are still enough of the film magic around to guarantee a nice evening out with some friends, or solo.

We have Ethan Embry and Daveed Diggs gracing our screens this week. If however, this line up doesn’t tickle your fancy, be sure to check back next week for the latest releases.

Highlights this week:

Movie: Blindspotting

Synopsis: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his trouble-making childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and, when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhood in which they grew up.

Runtime: 95 minutes

Cast:  Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry

Age Restriction: 16 D L P V

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Release date: 4 January 2019 at Ster Kinekor and NuMetro cinemas.

IMBd Rating: 7.4

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Movie: Luis and the Aliens

Synopsis: The story 11-year-old Luis who makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis’ help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis from boarding school – and an exciting adventure follows.

Runtime: 86 min

Voices: Franciska Friede, Lea Thompson, Will Forte, Martin May, Jennifer Bottcher.

Age Restriction:  TBA

Genre:  Animation, Children’s

Release date: 4 January 2019 only at Ster Kinekor.

IMBd Rating: 6.0

Movie: Dumplin’

Synopsis: The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionising the pageant and their small Texas town.

Runtime: 110 min

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Danielle McDonald, Luke Benward, Odeye Rush, Ben Taylor-Klaus.

Age Restriction:  10-12 PG

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

IMBd Rating: 6.9

Release date: 4 January 2019 only at Ster Kinekor.

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