BEN IS BACK Drama
Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean.
Director: Peter Hedges Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Alexandra Park
OVERLORD Action, Adventure, Horror
On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate the walls of a fortified church and destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realize that there’s more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead.
Director: Julius Avery Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk
BATTLE DRONE Action, Sci-Fi
A group of highly skilled mercenaries is tasked with delivering a weapons shipment for the US government. However, upon their arrival on location, a new, lethal humanoid drone ambushes them. The group soon realises that they have been set up by the government, who is actually using them to showcase the skills of this high-tech weapon in a live demonstration for potential buyers.
Director: Mitch Gould Cast: Dominique Swain, Michael Paré, Natassia Malthe, Jason Earles, Louis Mandylor, Richard Reid
MAYFAIR Action, Crime, Drama
Prodigal son Zaid Randera returns home to Mayfair, a suburb of Johannesburg, where his overbearing father Aziz – a businessman and occasional money launderer is facing death threats. Bitter at his father and unwilling to get his hands dirty, how far will Zaid go to protect his family?
Director: Sara Blecher Cast: Ronak Patani, Rajesh Gopie, Wayne Van Rooyen, Jack Devnarain, Kelly-Eve Koopman
KIN Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon a high-tech gun that holds special powers. When his brother, Jimmy, lands in trouble with a local crime boss, the two siblings take the mysterious weapon and go on the run. Eli and Jimmy now find themselves in a life-and-death battle against an army of thugs and two heavily armored, futuristic soldiers who want their gun back.
Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jack Reynor,
Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, James Franco, Myles Truitt, Carrie Coon, Carleigh Beverly
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
Adventure, Comedy, Family
Best friends Sam and Sonny discover a mysterious book and ventriloquist dummy in an abandoned house. When the puppet comes to life, it doesn’t take long to realise that “Slappy” has bad intentions; he soon unleashes Halloween decorations as weapons of destruction, creating a monster mash that overtakes the town. It’s up to Sam, Sonny, and Sonny’s older sister, Sarah to put a stop to Slappy and his monsters before it’s too late.
Director: Ari Sandel Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor