4 Movies You Can See This Weekend

MenStuff gives movie-goers a chance to find out what’s releasing in South African cinemas this week.

The weekend is rolling around quickly, and for those looking to hit the cinema, there are some quality movies releasing this week, including an action-thriller, a hilarious comedy, a horror-mystery and a spine-tinging fright-fest to mix things up a little.

A Walk Among The Tombstones
Friday, 31 October

Liam Neeson is back, and once again, he’s angry and ready to lay a beatdown on some wrongdoers, and we couldn’t be happier.

Based on the novel of the same name by Lawrence Block, this brooding crime thriller focuses on Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) a former NYPD cop-turned-private eye who takes on the case to find the killers’ of a murdered drug dealer’s wife.

When his wife is abducted and murdered, heroin dealer Kenan Khoury (Dan Stevens) employs Scudder to find out who was responsible. However, the deeper Scudder delves into the case, the more he realizes that he is looking for people far more sinister than simple kidnappers.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, 31 October

This family comedy follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Dylan Minnette) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life, wherein one calamity follows another seemingly beyond his control.

But it isn’t long before Alexander’s awful day in which everything goes wrong extends to his family and they start having incredible bad luck too. The film co-stars Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell as Alexander’s mom and dad.


Friday, 31 October

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the twisted new movie, Horns, which seems him battle with some demonic side-effects, literally.

Based on the best-selling book by Joe Hill, Ignatius Perrish (Radcliff) plays a man blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, and awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns.

Armed with new supernatural powers, he sets out to find the true killer, but he has to deal with the town and police pointing the finger at him for the gruesome crime.


Friday, 31 October

For those looking to get a little but of horror in this weekend in celebration of Halloween should check out Oculus.

Oculus follows the story of siblings Tim and Kaylie Russell. Their parents were brutally murdered ten years ago, and Tim was charged with their deaths and convicted.

Tim (Brenton Thwaites), now in his 20s, is released from a mental institution and just wants to move on with his life; but his sister Kaylie (Karen Gillan) wants to clear his name. She’s convinced the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home, unleashed a malevolent supernatural force that killed their parents.

Kaylie tracks down the mysterious mirror and Tim and Kaylie find themselves experiencing terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that what happened to them 10 years earlier is starting to happen again.


Which movie are you most excited to see this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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