Five new movies released on 15 February countrywide. From Bruce Willis “dying hard’ in Moscow, romance in Mumbai, a spooky thriller, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut and Zero Dark Thirty finally showing in SA, it’s time to smell the popcorn!
A Good Day to Die Hard:
John McClane travels to Moscow to help his never-before-seen son (a highly trained CIA operative) to stop a generic terrorist from stealing weapons. As they battle the Russian underworld, father and son realise that their combined talents make them true heroes.
Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir and Radivoje Bukvic.
Directed by John Moore.
Distributed by Nu Metro.
Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story:
Set in Mumbai, the movie is about a street criminal who unexpectedly falls in love with a young girl who is secretly a rebel. “It is a complete package romance caper about how people unknowingly fall in love with people they least expect to’. In Hindi language with English subtitles.
With Vivek Oberoi, Neha Sharma, Zakir Hussain and Rahul Singh.
Directed by Vinnil Markan.
Vikram, a fashion and wildlife photographer, gets involved with the lovely Nisha. She moves into his palatial house outside the city. However, the old-world house is as beautiful as it is scary. Nisha will soon discover its many secrets, those of the life of the man who built it and the mysterious disappearance of Vikram’s former girlfriend… In Hindi language with English subtitles.
With Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sara Loren and Rajesh Shringarpore.
Directed by Vishesh Bhatt.
Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut at the age of 75 with Quartet. At Beecham House, a home for retired musicians, rumours are circling the halls that a new resident, a star, is arriving. Three friends, who used to be part of a quartet, are in for a shock when the new arrival is none other than their formal singing partner and the ex-wife of one of the men. The movie has been described as “sweet and gentle’ and “Hoffman’s affectionate direction and the talented cast’s amiable charm make Quartet too difficult to resist’.
With Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith and Andrew Sachs.
Directed by Dustin Hoffman.
Distributed by Ster-Kinekor.
Zero Dark Thirty:
Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar-winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) as co-creators of the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.
This is Hollywood’s official narrative of the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden and is “gripping, suspenseful and brilliantly crafted. Zero Dark Thirty dramatises the hunt for Osama bin Laden with intelligence and an eye for detail’.
Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Strong and J.J. Kandel.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Distributed by UIP.