New films to watch in cinemas this week: September 9 to 15
New flicks that you get to see from today…
Let us help you find that next well-earned bit of escapism, whether it’s a comedy, a sci-fi drama, or a biopic. Here’s our handy movie guide to see what’s screening this week from September 9 to 15.
After a wild tryst, Derrick (Michael Ealy), a successful sports agent, watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers that the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for is a determined police detective (Hilary Swank), who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he tries desperately to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. Fatale is a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life.
Thriller, 1h 42min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
Malignant follows Madison Mitchell (Annabelle Wallis), who is suffering from bizarre, terrifying visions of brutal murders. To stop the killer and save herself, Madison must reckon with her own troubled past.
Horror, 1h 51min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
Inspired by a true story, Queenpins is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell), and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams. They turn a hobby into a multi-million-dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatches an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.
Comedy, 1h 51min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.
Following an ecological disaster on Earth, a couple tries to survive in a desolate Martian compound with their young daughter. Reza (Jonny Lee Miller) and his wife Ilsa (Sofia Boutella) do their best to protect nine-year-old Remmy (Brooklynn Prince) from the dangers of the arid surroundings. But when hostile outsiders appear in the nearby hills, ready to attack the compound to expel the family from their home, Remmy becomes aware of the disturbing reality of the situation that her parents have shielded her from.
Action, 1h 46min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.
The Card Counter
William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk (Tye Sheridan), a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda (Tiffany Haddish), Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
Drama, 1h 49min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
This Tamil film is a biopic of the actor and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa. You do not need to know the political history of Tamil Nadu or understand the power-tussle to watch Thalaivii. However, the film is more than politics. It is about a woman’s relationship with a man whom she considered everything and her incredible work towards the people of the land who fondly called her Amma.
Biographical, Rating PG12. Book your tickets here.
This Arabic film centres around an Uber driver who is torn between a nightmare and reality. He is accused of a crime that occurred on March 30 when he finds a dead body next to him. However, he believes they are hallucinations and goes on a journey to prove his innocence.
Thriller, 1h 41min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.
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