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4 Big Movies Releasing in SA this Weekend (5-7 August 2016)

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

A villainous team-up, treachery, and family drama await us with this weekend’s big movie releases. We take a closer look at what’s hitting cinemas this Friday, 5 August 2016:

Suicide Squad

Release date: Friday, 5 August 2016

While the first half of 2016 has appraised the good guys of the superhero world, Warner Bros are moving in a slightly different direction, throwing together the most infamous DC villains for David Ayer’s take on the Suicide Squad. The film follows the likes of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje), amongst others, who are forced to carry out dirty work for the government. Even Ben Affleck’s Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice makes an appearance, and The Joker (Jared Leto) enter the frame, adding another arc to the bigger DC cinematic universe set to unfold over the next couple years.

Reviews haven’t been too kind to the big supervillian mash-up; we got the chance to see the film and had mixed feelings about it too. You can read our full Suicide Squad review here.

Our Kind of Traitor

Release date: Friday, 5 August 2016

Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, and Damian Lewis head up this thriller about a British couple who become complicit in a Russian magnate and notorious money launderer’s plans to defect while on vacation in Marrakech. Precariously suspended between the Russian Mafia and British Secret Service, the couple is now unsure who to trust as the businessman leads them on a dangerous journey through Paris, the Swiss Alps and London.

The Meddler

Release date: Friday, 5 August 2016

If you’re looking for some laughs this weekend, The Meddler looks to be the light-hearted comedy to deliver just that. J.K. Simmons, Rose Byrne, and Susan Sarandon all star in the film about Marnie (Sarandon), a lonely and heartbroken widow, who moves across America from New York City to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter, Lori (Byrne), following the death of her husband. Relocating in the hope of starting a brand new chapter, she begins interfering with Lori’s life, only to meet a number of people who are in need of her special skill set.

My Father’s War

Release date: Friday, 5 August 2016

My Father’s War is a South African film which follows a young man who is constantly at odds with his father, a veteran of the South African Border War. When he starts having dreams about meeting his father at his own age as a combat soldier during the Border War, his life is turned upside down. Now armed with new insight and empathy for their difficult relationship, there’s renewed hope for some form of father-son reconciliation.

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

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