Four movies released nationwide in South Africa this week. From three love-struck
young men vying for a striking lady’s attention, Channing Tatum and other buff
warriors fighting for honour and their country, to Steven Seagal still using tried and
tested methods to rid the world of baddies, and Anthony Hopkins joined by a stellar
cast in Hitchcock, it’s time to smell the popcorn!
This romantic comedy revolves around three friends and a young woman. While two of
the guys are womanisers, the third one is more withdrawn. Both womanisers chase
the same girl, but instead she falls for the quiet guy, which angers his Casanova pals.
In Hindi language with English subtitles.
With Juhi Chawla, Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Divyendu Sharma,
Siddharth and Ali Zafar.
Written by David Dhawan, Farhad, Renuka Kunzru, Sai Paranjape and Sajid.
Directed by David Dhawan.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
Distributed by Nu Metro.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2D and 3D):
In G.I. Joe: Retaliation only some cast members return, namely Duke (Channing
Tatum), Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Zartan, the imposter US president (Jonathan
Pryce). Zartan, as the phony president, orders an assault on the G.I. Joe base,
leaving only three survivors. The evil mastermind also organises the escape of the
archrival of the Joes, Cobra Commander. However, the remaining fighting heroes won’t
go down without a fight…
Also with D.J. Cotrona, Dwayne Johnson, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray
Stevenson and Elodie Yung.
Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Directed by Jon M. Chu
Produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures, Hasbro, MGM, Paramount Pictures and Skydance
Distributed by UIP.
This movie is essentially a love story about the influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock
and his wife and partner Alma Reville and takes place during the making of
Hitchcock’s movie Psycho. The story chronicles what happened behind the scenes in
1959 after Hitchcock was horrified when a reporter suggested that the filmmaker
should retire at the age of 60, sparking in the great director the desire to bring to
screen a horror movie based on a novel written loosely on Ed Gein, a serial killer
whose many victims included his mother… and Psycho was “born’.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny
Huston and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Written by John M. McLauglin from the book by Stephen Rebello.
Directed by Sacha Gervasi.
Produced by Cold Spring Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures and The Montecito Picture
Distributed by Nu Metro.
Former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning
(Steve Austin) are assigned to decommision an old prison and must oversee the
arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. It’s not long before an elite force of
mercenaries attack the prison. Steele realises he is involved in something more
sinister than he could have imagined when the women’s identities are revealed.
With Aliyah O’Brien, Michael Pare and Steph Song.
Written by Richard Beattie.
Directed by Keoni Waxman.
Produced by Steamroller Productions and Voltage Pictures.