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4 Awesome Movies Releasing in SA this Weekend

The Infiltrator

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

This week at the cinema sees a horde of horrors, an espionage thriller, and a remake of a classic coming our way. Here’s our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 16 September 2016:

The Infiltrator

Friday, 16 September 2016

Bryan Cranston stars in this crime thriller which tells the story of U.S. Customs official, Robert Mazur, who goes undercover during the 1980s to assume the alias “Bob Musella”, becoming an integral component of a money laundering racket for drug lords. Managing to seed himself into the dangerous world of international cartels, he uncovers and infiltrates a dirty cash syndicate controlled by Colombian kingpin, Pablo Escobar.

Ben-Hur

Friday, 16 September 2016

A reboot of the 1959 classic, Ben-Hur tells the tale of a Jewish nobleman who is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his best friend and adoptive brother, Messala. He survives years of slavery under the Romans and has several encounters with Jesus of Nazareth before seeking revenge on his childhood Roman friend in a grand chariot race. Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston, and Toby Kebbell star.

Viral

Friday, 16 September 2016

A young woman’s worst nightmare becomes her waking reality after a parasitic outbreak wipes out half of the human population and disrupts her peaceful suburban existence. Uncertain about her future, she begins to document life in her quarantined hometown and tries to protect her infected sister as society begins to fall apart.

Blair Witch

Friday, 16 September 2016

Initially titled The Woods (as a secret faux name during filming), this new horror instalment is a direct sequel to 1999’s cult classic The Blair Witch Project. The film picks up a couple years after the original when a group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister Heather in 1994, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch.

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

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