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3 Epic Movies Releasing in SA this Weekend

We take a look at the big movie releases hitting cinemas across SA.

Some tension, heroics, and drama, await us in this week’s movie releases. We take a closer look at what’s hitting cinemas this Friday, 13 January 2017:

A Monster Calls

Release date: Friday, 13 January 2017

A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. The film follows 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), who attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith. Liam Neeson also lends his voice to this film, which looks to be an emotional and visually-stunning romp through the imagination.

Patriots Day

Release date: Friday, 13 January 2017

Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J. K. Simmons, and Michelle Monaghan star in this true-life thriller, chronicling the events of the 2013 Boston bombings. The film follows Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauries, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese, and nurse Carol Saunders, this visceral and unflinching film captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history, and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.

Monster Trucks

Release date: Friday, 13 January 2017

X-Men: First Class’ Lucas Till stars in this light-hearted yet somewhat different comedy about Tripp, a high school senior who starts restoring an old pickup truck when he discovers a strange, subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed. Tripp finds that he may not actually need that V-8 he had lined up — his monster friend, Creech (short for “creature”) will power the truck!

Which movie are you most looking forward to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us @MenStuffZA!

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