At the Movies
Summer’s hottest releases
Starring: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Caitlin Carver, Sebastian Stan
Australia’s sweetheart, Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street), stars as the infamous and mostly misunderstood American figure skating champ Tonya Harding. This biopic is based on the life-challenges Tonya faced including the notorious events leading up to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Caitlin Carver (Rules Don’t Apply) stars as Nancy Kerrigan, Harding’s archrival and victim of the ill-fated attack perpetrated by Tonya’s ex-husband.
Starring: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie, Matt Day, Natassia Gorey-Furber
Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is set in outback Australia, circa 1929. Acting in self-defence, Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry (Ewen Leslie), forcing Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) to go on the run. Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads a pursuit through the harsh desert country with the help of an Aboriginal tracker and local landowner Fred Smith (Sam Neill).
The Jungle Bunch
Starring: Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova, Emmanuel Curtil, Michel Mella
The popular animated kids’ television series leaps onto the silver screen led by Maurice the penguin (who thinks he’s a tiger). Maurice and his gang of jungle misfits fight off Igor the koala, whose evil plan is to destroy the jungle, aided by his pack of baboons. This is a light and fun movie that both children and parents will enjoy!
Den of Thieves
Starring: Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews, Maurice Compte, Kaiwi Lyman
An all-star cast shines in this clever crime saga, following the lives of an elite unit from the LA County Sherriff’s Department, renowned for capturing the area’s most notorious criminals. Renowned that is, until an elite crew of bank robbers hatch a seemingly impossible plan to swipe hundreds of millions of dollars from the Federal Reserve, right under the department’s noses.
50 Shades Freed
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Brant Daugherty, Fay Masterson, Max Martini
The final instalment of the best-selling 50 Shades trilogy picks up after Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) return from their honeymoon to their life of luxury. However, a series of dark events threatens to destroy their ‘happily ever after’, before it even begins.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Chadwick Boseman (Marshall, Get On Up), returns in the 18th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie as Black Panther. When his leadership is challenged by two of his archenemies, who join forces to try and defeat him, he must fight back with the help of the CIA and the Dora Milaje.