The weekend is here and we’ve got some big movie releases hitting local cinemas this weekend, including a fitting-conclusion to a massive franchise, a survival thriller, a post-apocalyptic zombie film, and an inspiring documentary.
Check out our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 20 November 2015:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
One of the most anticipated films of the year is releasing this weekend, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final instalment in the hit franchise, wraps up its main storyline. Fans of the series will be able to get a last glimpse of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) as she wages her revolutionary war on President Snow and the autocratic Capitol.
Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan star in this action thriller, entitled No Escape. The film follows an American family who soon find themselves caught in the middle of a coup in their new adopted home country. They have to frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
One of the most interesting and under-the-radar films this year has to be Maggie. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin, the film follows a teenage girl in the Midwest who becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
He named me Malala
He named me Malala is an intimate portrait documentary of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her fight for education for all girls worldwide. The film takes a look at the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani girl for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.