From the archives: This post is from our original site, MyCityLife posted on 13 February 2020
Grab the popcorn. Here are the five movies we’re lining up for and booking tickets to.
1. Richard Jewell
Based on true events, the film centres on Richard Jewell, a security guard who comes across an explosive device during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Jewell is labelled a hero after he saves thousands of lives from the explosive, however authorities begin to get suspicious of Jewell and end up questioning him on his involvement. Jewell ends up being a prime suspect in the investigation. Directed by Clint Eastwood (The Mule and American Sniper), this film highlights the clash between media and society. If you love true crime, this one’s worth a watch.
Richard Jewell is in cinemas from today.
2. Call Me By Your Name
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether you’re single or in a relationship, this romantic movie about falling in love for the first time will make for an emotional, yet beautiful, Friday night. First released in 2017, Palace Cinemas will be hosting a special screening on Friday February 14. For those yet to watch this masterpiece, a brief synopsis: Set against the aesthetically pleasing visuals of Italy, Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) experience a summer that changes them forever. Grab tickets now.
Showing Friday February 14 at Palace James Street.
Based on the celebrated novel by Jane Austen, this new film adaptation promises big laughs (Bill Nighy stars as Mr. Woodhouse) and plenty of inspirational, badass female moments. While we all know the story of Emma (a well-meaning but selfish young woman of 1800’s England who likes to meddle with her friends’ love lives), this version gives the story fresh meaning and serves as a charming commentary on the status of love and relationships in the digital age.
Emma is in cinemas from today.
4. Queen & Slim
A couple (Queen and Slim) get pulled over by cops after a minor traffic incident while on their first date. Things take a turn when Slim uses the policeman’s gun to shoot him in self-defence. Suddenly, the duo are labelled as cop killers by the media and have to go on the run to evade the law. With the great female director Melina Matsoukas, this moving film promises to inspire change, diversity and greater social awareness. A must-see.
Queen & Slim is in cinemas March 12.
5. Black Widow
Marvel Studios is dominating the world of cinema right now and this wildly anticipated movie is set to be a huge box-office hit. The prequel to Black Widow’s story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this film tracks her kick-ass backstory, before being part of the Avengers and could also reveal some conspiracies about her often hinted-at broken past.
Black Widow is in cinemas April 30.