Monday, 10 December 2018

Also showing at the Regal Picturehouse this week:

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

More of the same sci-fi action, only this time with the addition of Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the evil Plutarch.

Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

The usually rather silly Coogan is surprisingly good in this role. It’s a serious and somewhat depressing subject matter, but glimmers of his innate wit, combined with Dench’s superlative acting, make this an uplifting film.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack

Lee Daniels’ film obviously deals with the delicate issue of race relations and the subservience of the old school butler, as compared to his hot-headed, Black Panther son.

Starring: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock

Said to be the most riveting, realistic and scary sci-fi movie for years. The CGI effects shot at Pinewood Studios are second-to-none.

Starring: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla

In Tagalog with subtitles, this thriller is a dark look at a city from the bottom up, but it’s a view worth seeing.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (12A)

Jennifer Lawrence returns as the reluctant warrior-heroine Katniss Everdeen in the second of the trilogy based on books by Suzanne Collins. Her role in this dystopian world is to fight in the hunger games — to the death.


Coogan takes on a serious role as journalist Martin Sixsmith who accompanies an Irish pensioner in search of the toddler taken away from her by Catholic nuns. Based on a true story.

The Butler (12A)

Forest Whitaker plays White House butler Cecil Gaines who served eight presidential administrations, and Winfrey plays his wife. Based on a true story.

Philomena (12A)

Rookie astronaut Dr Ryan Stone (Bullock) is cut loose and rocketing through space after an accident at a space station. Matt Kowalski (Clooney) talks her through the rescue attempt.

Discover Tuesdays: Metro Manila (15)

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital’s bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them.

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