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5 Biggest Movie Releases In SA This Weekend

5 biggest movie releases March 26

Which movies are hitting our big-screens this weekend? MenStuff gives you the low-down on what’s what.

March is finally coming to an end and if you’re looking for a relaxed trip to the cinemas this weekend, and there’s a lot of choice on offer with some big releases launching this Friday, 27  March, so here’s your handy guide on what you should be watching:

The Boy Next Door

Don’t be fooled by the casting and title of this movie – it is no rom-com. The Boy Next Door is actually a psychological thriller which stars Jennifer Lopez, who playes Clare, a woman who begins a torrid affair with the younger man (Ryan Guzman) living next door, however as his feelings for her grow, the relationship takes an obsessive, dangerous turn.


Home will fill the void for animated movies this week, and bring the voice talents of Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) to the big screen.

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word ‘home’.

The Lazarus Effect

In The Lazarus Effect, a group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life, and of course, things don’t go according to plan.

After one of the students named Zoe, played by Olivia Wilde, is accidentally killed, the team bring her back to life using the experimental method, but something isn’t right about her…

Top Five

If you’re looking for something a bit more light-hearted this weekend, Top Five brings some familiar faces to the big screen to deliver some laughs.

New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen (Chris Rock) has an unexpected encounter with a feisty, free-thinking journalist (Rosario Dawson), forcing him to confront the truth about his comedy career, his attempts at becoming a “serious” actor, and his upcoming wedding to a popular reality TV star (Gabrielle Union).


The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart steps away from the political satire of his talk show and into the director’s chair for Rosewater, based on the true story of the imprisonment and torture of Iranian Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was imprisoned for five months in Iran following an appearance on Jon Stewart’s very-own show.

Bahari named his interrogator “Rosewater” because he smelled of the familiar fragrance. Rosewater beat him and used methods of psychological torture in order to obtain information. His segment on The Daily Show, a satirical sketch in which an actor posed as an American spy in Iran and interviewed Bahari, was played for him and he was accused of being a spy and of working for Zionists.

Which movie are you most looking forward to seeing this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. 8-Bit POItjie

    March 26, 2015 at 09:05

    I can’t wait to take my daughter to go see Home. That movie is going to be epic good.

    The Lazarus Effect sounds like a good movie. I am interested in watching that too.

    The others not so much.

    • Jeremy Proome

      March 26, 2015 at 13:00

      Home looks really cool – I think Jim Parsons can become a great voice actor too.

      The Lazarus Effect looks good, but will feature some ultra-cheese moments, which isn’t always a bad thing 😛

      • 8-Bit POItjie

        March 26, 2015 at 13:12

        I totally agree, Why they don’t use him for more animated movies is beyond me.

        I like ultra-cheese moments. It is reasons why I like the horror movies Critters and Tremors and Revenge of the killer Tamatoes.

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