KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMYS
South African, Comedy
Shanti Naidoo is a typical Type-A personality. Always on the move, pleasing people and overcompensating for her perceived inadequacies by continually cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her life would be just fine, except that her neighbour, Jennifer Kandasamy, always seems to hold the upper hand! Somehow, Jennifer seems to outdo whatever Shanti does, and life appears to be a constant battle of trying to keep up. When Jennifer realises that her daughter is in love with Shanti’s son, she is determined to break them up. But, in order to do that, she will have to enlist her rival’s help!
Director: Jayan Moodley Cast: Mariam Bassa, Rajesh Gopie, Vashir Kemraj, Maeshni Naicker, Jailoshini Naidoo, Koobeshan Naidoo, Mishqah Parthiephal, Madhushan Sing
KALUSHI Biography, Drama, Thriller
This powerful South African drama tells the true story of a legendary struggle hero. After the devastating events of June 16 1976, young activist, Solomon Mahlangu, joins the ANC to fight against the Apartheid regime.
Director: Mandla Dube Cast: Thabo Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Welile Nzuza, Pearl Thusi, Jafta Mamabolo,
Louw Venter, Fumani Shilubana, Gcina Mhlophe,
Marcel van Heerden, Murray Todd, Clive Scott, Lawrence Joffe, Shika Budhoo, Kaseran Pillay, Mona Monyane
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE Biography, Drama, History
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski.
The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.
Director: Niki Caro Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Shira Haas, Anna Rust, Goran Kostić
THE GREAT WALL Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Director: Yimou Zhang Cast: Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Wang Junkai, Zhang Hanyu
MISS SLOANE Drama, Thriller
Willing to bend the rules for her clients, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) remains one of the most sought-after lobbyists in Washington, D.C. When asked to help oppose a bill that imposes regulations on firearms, she instead joins a scrappy boutique firm that represents the backers of the law. Her defiant stance and determination to win now makes her the target of powerful new enemies who threaten her career and the people she cares about.
Director: John Madden Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Christine Baranski, Mark Strong, John Lithgow, Jake Lacy, Alison Pill, Sam Waterston
VINCENT AND ROXY Crime, Drama, Thriller
When rebel and loner Vincent saves the beautiful and troubled Roxxy from a violent drug dealer, he doesn’t expect her to accept his offer to recover in his rural hometown. When Roxxy makes the move, she bonds with Vincent’s brother and stands up for herself, which makes Vincent a better person. He is almost ready to forget his criminal past when their pursuers catch up with them, leading to a cycle of violence and revenge that will leave no one unscathed.
Director: Gary Michael Schultz Cast: Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz, Zoey Deutch
MAX 2: WHITE HOUSE HERO Family
Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action. His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.
Director: Brian Levant Cast: Zane Austin, Francesca Capaldi, Lochlyn Munro
A DOG’S PURPOSE Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.
Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, John Ortiz
THE BYE BYE MAN Horror, Thriller
When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.
Director: Stacy Title Cast: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Faye Dunaway, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jenna Kanell
TEENWOLF Season 6 Part 1 Action, Comedy, Drama
The final season features the greatest threat yet:
The Ghost Riders of The Wild Hunt. These beings erase people from existence – including eradicating them from the memories of those who knew them – and a member of Scott’s pack is among the first to be taken. Scott and his remaining pack must find a way to defeat the Ghost Riders AND remember and rescue their lost and forgotten friend before everyone in Beacon Hills is erased.
Creator: Jeff Davis Cast: Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig
HAWAII Five-0 Season 6 Action, Crime, Drama
The season begins with Five-0 investigating a centuries-old Oahu palace raid involving pirates, buried treasure and a killer who is using a stolen painting as a map. Meanwhile, Kono and Adam are threatened and tortured by Gabriel; and Danny shows concern for Steve regarding Catherine’s return to the island.
Creators: Peter M. Lenkov, Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman Cast: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Masi Oka