The weekend is fast approaching, people, and before you commit to anything, you should check out the main attractions at your local cinema as there are some crackers releasing this Friday.
For the war-movie guru:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Fury has been getting some big buzz since releasing in the US a few months back.
The film is set in April, 1945, during the last months of WWII. It follows a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) takes command of a five-man team who pilot a Sherman tank named Fury on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy is determined to make a success of his mission to shorten the length of the war, and, hopefully, save many allied lives. However, the sudden enforced inclusion of combat rookie Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) makes his job more difficult.
For the action-lover:
Filmed entirely in Joburg, Kite stars Samuel L. Jackson (what isn’t he in these days?) and some upcoming stars in a movie about the secret life of a covert assassin.
The assassin, Sawa, is the daughter of a police detective involved in the investigation of human trafficking; she was orphaned at the tender age of 12 when an unknown assailant targeted both of her parents. Now 18, Sawa is a human time-bomb intent upon eliminating members of the flesh-cartels whom she presumes murdered her family men who exploit the defenceless children of a collapsed society for the pleasure of high-paying, foreign clients.
For the thrill-seeker:
Anything with Taylor Lautner isn’t going to change the game, but it could be entertaining. His last action outing, Abduction, wasn’t bad at all, despite some cringe-worthy supporting action.
This time however Lautner players a young New York bike messenger who is wanted by the mafia. He escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger, and of course, things are going to go bad.
Something a little different:
Those looking to avoid the gun-blasts and face-kicking this weekend should check out the musical remake of Annie, starring Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z were all producers on the film, so expect a little bit of a fresh injection of attitude into the classic story, which sees a young girl who leaves her faster home with some big dreams.
Which movie are you most looking forward to seeing this weekend?