MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan
ELLEN: THE ELLEN PAKKIES STORY Drama
Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son – a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder. In 2007, the death of 20 year old Abie Pakkies created a stir in South Africa and the world. The most disturbing part of the case was that the murderer was his mother, Ellen. When advocate Adrian Samuels takes on the case, he is determined to prove that Ellen Pakkies had no choice. But what compelled her to stop seeking help? How does a mother become desperate enough to take her own son’s life?
Director: Daryne Joshua Cast: St John Alexandre, Anray Aminsure, Clint Brink
TABLE MANNERS Comedy, Drama
Megan loses everything when her husband, Lloyd, gets arrested for tax fraud. She has to rebuild herself by rediscovering her love for cooking and the flavours of life. Down on her luck and facing jail time, Megan has to discover who she really is. With the help of her best friend, Lindiwe, she learns that the path back home begins with realising that she’s enough and that all she needs is her family, food, and love—life’s three courses made easy.
Director: Leli Maki Cast: Diaan Lawrenson, Renate Stuurman, Neels van Jaarsveld, Thabo Malema, John Lata, Fiona Ramsey, Johnathan Taylor, Julian Robinson
LOOKING FOR LOVE South African Comedy
Following a disastrous drunken display at her younger sister’s wedding, 38-year-old Buyi has her parents worried that she’s wasting her life. Her parents insist that she take her head out of the clouds and focus on finding herself a good man and settle down. Buyi is gutted. She returns from KwaZulu-Natal feeling hopeless about her love situation. Where is a heavyset black woman going to find a man? Desperate, she allows her sexy best friend, Lindi to help find her – between questionable concoctions, a quirky magician with a cat obsession, and a sex addict that can’t get enough of a big butt, Buyi quickly loses hope of finding Mr. Right.
Director: Adze Ugah Cast: Celeste Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi, Phindile Gwala, Lillian Dube, Allen Booi, Craig Urbani, Tayo Faniran, Ntobeko Madlingozi, Keneilwe Matidze
CRAZY RICH ASIANS Comedy, Romance
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse – Nick’s disapproving mother.
Director: Jon M. Chu Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Kris Aquino, Sonoya Mizuno, Harry Shum Jr.
GUERNSEY POTATOE PIE SOCIETY
Drama, History, Romance
London, 1946. Juliet, a charismatic and free-spirited writer, receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, she decides to visit the island where she meets the eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey, the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote the letter to her. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of the rest of her life.
Director: Mike Newell Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton
THE DARKEST MINDS Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford
DOWN A DARK HOLE Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Five emotionally fragile teens are committed to Blackwood, a mysterious school for gifted girls. Mesmerized by the intense head mistress Madame Duret, they think they have found a place where they can finally flourish academically and artistically. The mystery deepens as they break through layer after layer of misdirection to discover the true, horrifying purpose of the school.
Director: Rodrigo Cortés Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day
SGT STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO
Animation, Adventure, Family
The incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that will define a century.
Director: Richard Lanni Cast: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck, Jim Pharr
BLACK LIGHTENING Season 1 Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he’d left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn’t always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer – a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost – gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.
Creator: Salim Akil Cast: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton, Jordan Calloway
GOTHAM Season 4 Action, Crime, Drama
Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold with the stakes higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City – and his ultimate destiny?
Creator: Bruno Heller Cast: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards
CRIMINAL MINDS Season 13 Crime, Drama, Mystery
FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers, analyse the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next move. When escaped serial killer Peter Lewis (Bodhi Elfman) launches a devastating final assault on the BAU, killing one of their own and taking another hostage, Garcia brings in former International Response Team member Matt Simmons (Daniel Henney) to help apprehend Lewis before more lives are lost.
Creator: Jeff Davis Cast: Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler