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3 Big Movies Releasing in SA this Weekend

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

This weekend sees the return of the Matt Damon defending a wall from monsters, Denzel in a dramatic film about barriers (what’s up with all these literal and proverbial barricades?), and a psychological thriller. Here are the movies releasing in SA this weekend, 17-19 February 2017:

The Great Wall

Release date: 17 February 2017

America sure has spent a lot of money trying to save Matt Damon over the years. From Interstellar to The Martian, Matt Damon seems to constantly be in need of help. Thankfully his new film, The Great Wall, is a more self-reliant role, which sees Damon head East to help defend the titular Great Wall of China from… something. This one is from director Zhang Ymou, who helmed the incredibly underrated Jet Li film, Hero, and House Of Flying Daggers. With it’s visionary director and cross-cultural pedigree, the self-described 3D science fantasy adventure-monster period action film obviously has a lot going for it.

Fences

Release date: 17 February 2017

Based on the play by August Wilson, Fences, which stars and is directed by Denzel Washington, tells the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s chance to meet a college football recruiter.

A Cure for Wellness

Release date: 17 February 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski helms this thriller about an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. The executive soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth star.

Which movie are you most looking forward to seeing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us @MenStuffZA!

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