This week, some irresponsible matriarchs, paper legends, technological disasters, and an inspiring football story hit the cinemas. Here’s our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 19 August 2016:
In this new comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life: a great marriage, over achieving kids, a beautiful home and a career. However, she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms, Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence –and putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her clique of devoted,
Kubo and the Two Strings
Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara all lend their voices to this gorgeous stop-motion animated story about bravery and family. Set in ancient Japan, we journey with Kubo, a young boy who lives a quiet, sheltered life with his mother in a small village. After a spirit from his past disturbs the peace and rekindles an age-old vendetta, Kubo is tormented by gods and monsters and forced to find a magical suit of armour that belonged to a legendary Samurai warrior.
Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack team up in this horror-esque thriller about Clay Riddell (Cusack), an artist, who witnesses a mysterious and diabolical cell phone signal broadcast over the global cellular network that turns most humans into aggressive, mindless animals. Determined to reunite with his young son in New England, he and a few survivors navigate the chaos in order to stop ‘the pulse’ and those controlling it.
Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
This is the life story of Brazilian football legend, Pelé. From living in poverty, learning the sport from his father and playing for Brazil’s starting line-up at age 16, the “official national treasure” defied the boundaries of logic with his electrifying attacking play to win hearts and become lauded as the greatest player of all-time.
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