New films to watch in cinemas this week: August 12 to 18

Plenty of options this week…

Heading to the cinema? Check out our handy movie guide below to see what’s screening.


This film is a journey of love, passion, and fame. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humour who falls in love with Ann, a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.

Musical, 2h 19min, rating R18. Book your tickets here.

Anything for Jackson

A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spell book to put their dead grandson’s spirit into her unborn child. However, they end up summoning more than they bargained for.

Horror, 1h 40min, rating R18. Book your tickets here.

El Ens W El Nems (The Mongoose and the Humans)

This Egyptian film follows a poor young man working in a government job, who is exposed to problems and punishment because of his father’s profession. At the same time, he relates to the love of his girlfriend who tries to help him solve his problems.

Comedy, 2h, rating R15. Book your tickets here.

Free Guy

This is the story of a bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers he is a nameless background player in a hyper realistic video game. He decides to break out and forge his own path in a story that moves between the real world and the virtual world.

Comedy, 1h 45min, rating PG12. Book your tickets here.


Love him or hate him; no one makes movies quite like M. Night Shyamala. This summer, the visionary filmmaker unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly… reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Thriller, 1h 47min, rating R18. Book your tickets here.

Rogue Hostage

Tyrese Gibson stars as the ex-Marine hero of this fun and violent thriller, set in a large, well-stocked retail outlet. He must save his daughter and other hostages from a dangerous criminal who has trapped them inside a neighbourhood store owned by his polarising stepfather, Congressman Sam Nelson (John Malkovich).

Action, 1h 33min, rating R15. Book your tickets here.


In this Korean sci-fi, action-thriller, former intelligence agent Ki Heon encounters the first-ever genetically mutated human clone, Seobok, who holds the secret to eternal life. For his final mission, Ki Heon is responsible for Seobok’s safe journey. They become embroiled in dangerous situations, as several forces desire the clone to suit their own agendas.

Action, 1h 40min, rating R12. Book your tickets here.

Turu the Wacky Hen

As the only hen that can’t lay eggs, Turu becomes a laughing stock among the rest of the chickens. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she joins the circus, becomes a star, and faces off with the evil Armando Tramas.

Animation, 1h 25min, rating G. Book your tickets here.

Images: Movie stills