There’s a big-name sequel, a sci-fi thriller, a local drama, and a comedy all hitting our cinemas this weekend, so we took a closer-look at the latest movie releases preparing to entertain our faces.
Here are the movies releasing Friday, 25 September 2015:
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The Maze Runner was one of 2014’s most unique and surprisingly good films, and this week we get the second instalment in the series.
Director Wes Ball returns for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and if anything, the sequel promises to significantly raise the stakes for Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the rest of the returning cast. The mystery of the series’ central organization WCKD will begin to come to light, no doubt building up to an epic conclusion in the trilogy-capping Maze Runner: The Death Cure, already in development for a 2017 release.
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley star in Self/less. The film follows a dying real estate mogul (Kingsley) who transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.
Necktie Youth is a dark, humorous story of sex, drugs and adolescent disconnect among the multi-racial elite of Joburg’s affluent Sandton. It follows two young Johannesburg suburbanites, Jabz and September, on a melancholic joyride through their suburban, post-apartheid reality. A suicide that haunts their loosely connected circle of friends anchors this portrait of gilded, affluent South African youth.
Director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated) brings Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway together, but makes Hathaway the boss in this lighthearted comedy. Throw in Workaholics star Adam Devine and this one could be something worth checking out.