New Releases

The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreu and an all-star cast give Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel and Disney’s 1967 masterpiece a thrilling makeover. Orphaned “man cub”, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised by wolves, Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) deep within the Indian jungle. However, Mowgli’s life as he knows it is threatened by ferocious, man-hating tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba), he must embrace his destiny and face Khan once and for all, with a little help from jaguar mentor, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and loyal bear, Baloo (Bill Murray). Scarlett Johansson co-stars as snake, Kaa while Christopher Walken is orangutan leader, King Louie.

Eye In The Sky

Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman (in his final live-action screen performance) star in this gripping, suspenseful thriller. For years, Operation Cobra has been tracking the movements of a radicalised, British woman who joined Somali-terrorist group, Al-Shabab in Kenya. Now she’s finally in their sights, her capture is set to be observed by Lieutenant General Frank Benson (Rickman) within a briefing room of a London Cabinet Office. However, everything changes when commanding officer, Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) learns that an imminent suicide bombing is being planned in the target’s house, changing the mission from “capture” to “kill, and to make matters worse, a US Drone Pilot (Paul) spots a little girl in the kill zone . . .

Criminal

Fresh from his enormous “Deadpool” success, Ryan Reynolds stars opposite Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman in this tense thriller. Jericho Stewart (Costner) is a dangerous ex-con serving a life sentence on death row. However, he may unwittingly be The CIA’s only hope of foiling a deadly terrorist plot, one that has already claimed the life of Agent Bill Pope (Reynolds). Stewart is chosen as a guinea pig for a ground-breaking procedure where Pope’s memories, secrets and skills are implanted into his body, allowing the criminal to use the dead agent’s knowledge and complete the mission. However, the lines between Stewart and Pope become increasingly blurred, and success seems improbable . . .

Movie News

We got our first look at the forthcoming, “Rogue One : A Star Wars Story” film earlier this week, with the release of the exclusive trailer. The movie stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker, and is set shortly before the events of  1977’s “Star Wars : A New Hope”, focusing on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal The Galactic Empire’s new weapon, The Death Star. The movie is the first stand-alone of the “Star Wars” franchise is and is scheduled for release in December 2016.

 

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