JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Action, Adventure, Comedy
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.
Director: Jake Kasdan Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
BEATRIZ AT DINNER Comedy, Drama
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Director: Miguel Arteta Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, David Warshofsky
BATTLE OF THE SEXES Biography, Comedy, Drama
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell,
Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming
BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Adventure, Comedy
Three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And as if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they must do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.
Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
BETTER WATCH OUT Horror, Thriller
When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorise her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she’s caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.
Director: Chris Peckover Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould
KIDNAP Action, Crime, Drama
A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mother Karla Dyson when kidnappers snatch her young son Frankie. With no cellphone and no time to wait for police, Dyson jumps into her car to follow the vehicle that holds Frankie. As the pursuit turns into a frantic, high-speed chase, Karla must risk everything and push herself to the limit to save her beloved child.
Director: Luis Prieto Cast: Halle Berry, Sage Correa,
Chris McGinn, Lew Temple, Dana Gourrier, Christopher Berry
HONEY: RISE UP AND DANCE Drama, Music
An aspiring street dancer competes for a college scholarship but is discouraged by her family and boyfriend. Determined to prove them all wrong, she practices in Atlanta’s underground dance scene to take her skills to the next level.
Director: Bille Woodruff Cast: Teyana Taylor, Bryshere Y. Gray, Sierra Aylina McClain, Joel Rush, Candice Craig
The latest hit show by one of South Africa’s favourite comedians. Lottering covers a broad range of topics, ranging from how to successfully live in debt, to the dangers of a WhatsApp family page!
SHAMELESS Season 7 Drama
Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be…perhaps better off. When Frank’s not at the bar spending what little money they have, he’s passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
Creators: Paul Abbott, John Wells Cast: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Jeremy Allen White, Steve Howey