HIDDEN FIGURES Biography, Drama, History
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson —brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Director: Theodore Melfi Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
BEYOND THE RIVER South African, Drama
Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Director: Craig Freimond Cast: Lemogang Tsipa,
Grant Swanby, Garth Breytenbach, Israel Makoe,
Emily Child, Paul du Toit, Kgosi Mongake
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK Drama, War
Based on the bestselling novel, the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.
Director: Ang Lee Cast: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker
KONG: SKULL ISLAND Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz
LOGAN Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
Director: James Mangold Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant
POWER RANGERS Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Director: Dean Israelite Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Elizabeth Banks, Bekkie G, Ludi Lin, RJ Cyler, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader
DIE REBELLI VAN LAFRAS VERWEY Afrikaans, Drama
Lafras Verwey has been a clerk in the civil service for 30 years. By day, he sorts files and whiles away the mundane hours writing grandiose propaganda speeches and drilling imaginary platoons in the washroom, but, unbeknown to his colleagues, he’s also a clandestine parcel courier for a secret organisation that recruited his services to complete their covert mission.
Director: Simon Barnard Cast: Tobie Cronjé, Chantell Phillipus, Cobus Visser, Albert Pretorius, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Lionel Newton
TOM AND JERRY: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An animated re-telling of the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which Tom and Jerry help Charlie Bucket attain a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to prevent one of Wonka’s competitors from stealing a special candy known as the Everlasting Gobstopper. There they experience the wonderful world of the chocolate factory with their guide Tuffy, an oompa-loompa mouse.
Director: Spike Brandt Cast: JP Karliak, Jess Harnell, Lincoln Melcher, Mick Wingert, Lori Alan, Jeff Bergman, Spike Brandt, Rachel Butera, Kate Higgins, Dallas Lovato, Emily O’Brien, Sean Schemmel, Kath Soucie, Jim Ward, Audrey Wasilewski, Lauren Weisman
DC SUPERHERO GIRLS: INTERGALACTIC GAMES Animation, Family
Get ready for the Intergalactic Games; a friendly competition that aims to bring peace throughout the galaxy, but with these teams competing, it may get a little fierce! Facing off against Korguar Academy and the Female Furies, can the Super Hero High team bring home the championship? Team up with Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl as they uncover an even greater challenge off the field, as one of the teams has a much more sinister motive for joining the competition. Let the games and the action begin!
Director: Cecilia Aranovich (Hamilton) Cast: Yvette Nicole Brown, Greg Cipes
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel. Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
Director: Kelly Asbury Cast: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello
AGENT CARTER Season 1 and 2 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The war is over and almost everyone has experienced a loss. Agent Peggy Carter has lost the love of her life. To top it off, when billionaire Howard Stark is accused of Treason, he secretly employs her to clear his name. With the help of Stark’s butler, she embarks on a whimsical journey full of deceit, murder and controversy with a side of wise-cracking roommates.
Creators: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Cast: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray, Wynn Everett
DAREDEVIL Season 1 and 2 Action, Crime, Drama
As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it induced superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. He uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear.
Creator: Drew Goddard Cast: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Jon Bernthal, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Matt Gerald
JESSICA JONES S1 Action, Crime, Drama
Ever since her short-lived stint as a superhero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.
Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Cast: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Rachael Taylor,
Eka Darville, Mike Colter, Wil Traval, Erin Moriarty, Carrie-Anne Moss
MARVEL AGENTS OF SHIELD S3 Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
An action-packed third season, with Director Phil Coulson and Agent Daisy Johnson leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. search the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.
Creators: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon Cast: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Nick Blood
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES Season 1 and 2
Mystery, Crime, Period Drama
Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father’s medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town’s police surgeon.
Director: Declan Eames Cast: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Cate Wolfe, Roger Corser, Rick Donald, Joel Tobeck
BONES S12: FINAL SEASON Comedy, Crime, Drama
With Kovac still at large, the team searches for evidence to track him down. After Brennan experiences a setback, the rest of the team must figure out how to find Kovac without her, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test. When all signs point to Kovac having outside help, as well as a hideout, Booth and Brennan go searching for him in the all-new “The Final Chapter.”
Creator: Hart Hanson Cast: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Patricia Belcher