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4 Big Movies Releasing in SA this Weekend

Warcraft

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

This week’s movie releases have a little bit of everything – fantasy battles, demonic children (so, children), and some magic. Here’s the movies hitting cinemas this Friday, 10 June 2016:

Warcraft

Release date: 10 June 2016

The Warcraft movie has had its time in development hell in Hollywood over the years, but Blizzard Entertainment’s epic war story finally arrives this week. The film depicts the long-winded war between the human race and orcs (similar to the first game), and has been given a budget of over $100m. While the breathtaking CGI battle sequences are the attraction here, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper (aka Howard Stark from Captain America) all lend their acting chops to the film, making for quite an ambitious video-game-adaptation-to-film project.

The Conjuring 2

Release date: 10 June 2016

A sequel to arguably one of the scariest movies ever made arrives this weekend, as the Conjuring 2 sees its release across SA. Picking up on another case from Based on the true stories of paranormal investigators, Lorraine and Ed Warren, the sequel picks up as the two demonologists travel to examine strange occurrences in a house in north London in 1977. Bizarre phenomena lead the two to believe that divorced single mother, Margaret Hodgson, and her four young children are being plagued by malicious spirits.

Now You See Me 2

Release date: 10 June 2016

Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliff joins the all-star cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco in Now You See Me 2. The sequel picks up one year after the original, which saw a group of elusive magicians outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style spectacles. The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.

Truth

Release date: 10 June 2016

Cate Blanchett, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Redford star in this biographical drama which tells the story of veteran newscaster, Dan Rather and CBS news head, Mary Mapes, who chose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father’s political influence in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. The ensuing “Rathergate” firestorm of controversy cost them their jobs and reputations.

What movie are you most excited for this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us @MenStuffZA!

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