Movies Showing

11 Dec

Office Christmas Party

11 Dec at 7pm

When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. Age Restriction 16 L. Running Time: 101 minutes. Tickets R40 at Showroom.

14 Dec

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

14 Dec at 10am

Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. PG Age restriction. Running Time 83 mins. Tickets R30 at door.

Dec 14

Ander Mens

Dec 14 at 7pm

Daniel Niemand is een van daardie mense wie van die een mislukking tot die volgende teleurstelling lewe, en dis op ’n goeie dag. Hy weet dit nog nie, maar dit gaan alles binnekort verander… Die moeilikheid begin wanneer sy vrou hom vir ’n ander man los, wie toevallig hul huweliksberader is.

Daniël’s bland existence quickly turns into a nightmare when a confrontation with his marriage counsellor (Tim Theron) goes awry and his dubious employer and crime boss, Frank Redelinghuys (Frank Opperman), helps him clean up the mess. When a new piece of evidence provides Frank’s arch nemesis, policeman Johannes Ackermann (James Borthwick), with the perfect opportunity to finally capture this criminal and his brother Hansie (André Weideman), Daniël is unknowingly used as bait. He is placed under the surveillance of Erica Kruger (Marlee van der Merwe), who harbours a few dark secrets of her own. Age Restriction 16. Afrikaans with Eng Subtitles. Tickets R40 at door.  Read more

Dec 18

The Lion King

Dec 18 at 7pm

Now, with the live-action release audiences can journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Tickets R40 at door.  Read more

at Showroom Theatre

From the latest releases, to classic, our Movie Club’s DVD rental offers a wide choice for Home Entertainment.

For groups of ten of more we can arrange for a screening of a film of your choice at The Showroom Theatre.

Send an email to info@showroomtheatre.co.za for information on what’s available or call Daniel on 072 474 1079

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Replicas

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After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Keanu Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science themselves. Prince Albert production designer Johnny Breedt was one of the creative minds that brought the much anticipated thriller to life. Age restriction 13 LV. Running time 105 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more

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The Front Runner

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This thrilling true story follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart (Hugh Jackman), who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage. Jason Reitman directs from a script he co-wrote with Matt Bai, a nationally known journalist, author and screenwriter on whose book All the Truth is Out the film is based, and screenwriter Jay Carson, a former political consultant and veteran of the 2004 Dean and 2008 Clinton campaigns. Age Restriction: 16L. DVD Rental R40. Read more

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Dumbo

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An all-new grand live-action adventure from Disney. Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction — bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture. Age Restriction 10PG. Running Time: 1hr 51 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more

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A Royal Night Out

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This utterly charming romance will steal your heart and is definitely the greatest love story never told about one perfect evening in the lives of two real-life princesses. This fictional fairy tale romance is rooted in a pivotal historic event – 8 May 1945, V-E Night when the whole of London was out in town to celebrate the official end of World War II in Europe – challenging the emancipation and sexual awakening of two young royal princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor, who slipped out of Buckingham Palace to join the communal euphoria and went dancing at the Ritz.  Directed with imaginative flair by acclaimed UK director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Brideshead Revisited), from a crackling original screenplay by newcomer Trevor de Silva and Kevin Hood. It gets my vote as the best romance I have seen since Titanic! Age restriction 10 DV. DVD Rental R40.  Read more

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A Dog’s Journey

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Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan and Ethan’s wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship, and devotion. The film is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Cameron, and a sequel to the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose. Age restriction: 7 – 9 PGDV. Running time 109 mins. DVD Rental R40

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Ferdinand

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The story centers on the adventures of a peace-loving bull (voiced by John Cena), who is adopted by a loving farmer and daughter. However, his idyllic life changes after he’s mistaken for a vicious beast and is taken away to the last place on earth he wants to be, a bull training camp. But Ferdinand is determined to get back home. Along the way, the kind-hearted bull makes many friends and changes the lives of those he meets. But there still one great obstacle he’ll have to overcome… in the film’s thrilling climactic scene, Ferdinand has to face the matador El Primero in a packed arena, but he valiantly stays true to his peaceful nature, and inspires all those around him. Age Restriction 7 – 9 PDV. Running Time 105 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more

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First Man

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for this riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hanses, with a screenplay adaptation crafted by Academy Award winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Age Restriction: 10 -12 PGDLV. Running Time 127 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more 

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One Day

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On July 15, 1988 — the day of their college graduation — two people from opposite sides of the tracks begin a lifelong friendship. Emma (Anne Hathaway), an idealist from a working-class family, wants to make the world a better place. Dexter (Jim Sturgess), a playboy, thinks the world is his oyster. For the next 20 years, the two friends reunite on the 15th of each July, sharing dreams, tears and laughter — until they discover what they’ve been searching for, each other. PG 12. Running Time: 1 hr 43mins. DVD Rental R40.

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Angry Birds

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Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival. The film carries a PG age restriction. Running Time 93 mins. DVD Rental R40

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Cats

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Theatre, art and film unite at The Showroom with this fundraiser for PADS, showcasing the first ever film of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical taken straight from the stage. Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It is most famous musical of all time and was filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London with the cast selected from various past and (then) present international productions of Cats, including Elaine Paige and Sir John Mills with popular songs like ‘Memory’.  The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as the “Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. DVD RENTAL R40.

 

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The Aftermath

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Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg during the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower Stephan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård), the architect who designed the grand house, and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Rachael and Stephen’s two wounded souls find themselves in the grips of a reluctant attraction that pulls them ever closer to one another. Finally, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal, changing the course of their lives forever. Rhidian Brook, author of the 2013 international best-selling novel The Aftermath, used the seed of his own grandfather’s improbable history to inspire this remarkable story, and helped pen the screenplay. The film carries an age restriction of 16. Running time 104 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Die Seemeeu

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Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie Dood nie, Kanarie) se verwerking van Anton Tsjechof se klassieke teaterstuk is uitdagend en verbeeldingryk en speel af in Suid-Afrika in 1990.Sandra Prinsloo speel ‘n teaterdiva wat sukkel om haar loopbaan op dreef te bring,  Marius Weyers is as haar sieklike ouer broer wat wens hy het meer kanse gevat in die lewe,  Albert Pretorius is die verlore en vergete seun, Rolanda Marais is ‘n onsluldige aspirende aktrise wat wil ontvlug van haar ouers en die kleindorpie waar sy groot geword het. Die volronde karakters worstel met hul eie vrese, verlange, twyfel en frustrasies wat ontplof tydens hulle vakansie op ‘n famielieplaas. Die rolprent het ‘n ouderdomsbeperking van 16 DLSV met ‘n speeltyd van 132mins.  In Afr met Eng subtitels.  R40 for DVD Rental. Website

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

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Single mother Liz (Lily Collins) thinks she’s found the man of her dreams in Ted (Zac Efron). But their seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when Ted is arrested on suspected kidnapping charges, then linked to murders in multiple states. Adamant that he’s being framed, the showman and former law student defends himself in America’s first nationally televised trial while Liz struggles to come to terms with the truth. Adapted from the nonfiction memoir by Elizabeth Kendall (aka Liz Kloepfer) Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile recounts how she was manipulated for years by a seemingly adoring boyfriend, yet future death row inmate, Ted Bundy. The film carries an age restriction of 16. Running Time 105 mins. DVD Rental R40.

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Aquaman

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Arthur Curry’s quest to unite two worlds begins with a challenge that will test both his strength and the courage of his convictions: to retrieve the Lost Trident of Atlan.  Only the true King of Atlantis can wield it, but to even find it he must partner with Mera, Princess of the ocean kingdom of Xebel, on a treacherous journey over land and sea. The first hurdle Arthur must overcome is his own disinterest in being the solution to anyone’s problem—be it the Atlanteans’ or mankind’s.  Up until now, he’s been satisfied operating as something of a super powerful lone wolf, choosing his own waterborne battles and avoiding involvement in any sort of global civil war. The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role. The film carries an age restriction of 13. Running Time: 137 mins. DVD Rental R40.  Read more about the film

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Widows

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Set in contemporary Chicago amidst a time of political and societal turmoil. When four armed robbers are killed in an explosive heist attempt, their widows – with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities – take fate into their own hands to forge a future on their own terms.Directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen, based on the U.K. television mini-series, Widows, written by Lynda La Plante, the film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson. The film carries an age restriction of 18 DLNPSV. Running time 129mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Rocketman

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Welcome to Rocketman – an epic musical odyssey that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, fuses the worlds of music, fame and fashion, and stamps a glittery platform heel down on the cinematic rulebook. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Elton John is played by Taron Egerton, delivering an astonishing performance that has seen him record new versions of some of John’s most famous songs. As the film follows Elton from his English hometown of Pinner and along the yellow brick road of fame, addiction and heartbreak, we will also meet the mother he had a troubled relationship with (Bryce Dallas Howard), his manager and onetime lover, John Reid (Richard Madden), and his legendary lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), the best friend and creative partner of over 50 years without whom John might not have survived. DVD Rental R40  Read more about the film

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Shot Caller

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In director/screenwriter Ric Roman Waugh’s (Snitch) gritty crime thriller Shot Caller, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) plays Jacob Harlon, a successful Pasadena financier married to Kate (Lake Bell), with the perfect life and family. All of that disappears one night behind the wheel when a drunk-driving accident results in the accidental death of Jacob’s best friend Tom (Max Greenfield). Charged with vehicular manslaughter, Jacob is sentenced to prison, where he’s surrounded by cutthroat criminals. A fish out of water, he is forced to do the unimaginable to survive within the prison gang hierarchy where one wrong move can be your last. He adopts the persona of “Money” and rises up within the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, his moral center eroding in the process. Upon release, Money hits the treacherous streets of Los Angeles as a changed man and enters a deadly chess game with no-nonsense parole agent Kutcher (Omari Hardwick) and LA County gang-unit sheriff Sanchez (Benjamin Bratt), as his gang forces him to arrange an illegal arms deal if he wants to keep his family safe from gangster vengeance. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LV. Running time 115mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Stronger

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The inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Standing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Jeff Bauman had no intention of becoming a hero. But when a pair of improvised bombs exploded next to him, his life changed instantly. Based on Jeff Bauman’s New York Times bestselling memoir, the film celebrates his unrelenting courage against unimaginable odds. The film carries an age restriction of 16. Running time 114 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Leave No Trace

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A true story about existential survival. A teenage girl, Tom (breakout newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), and her veteran father Will (Ben Foster of Hell or High Water and The Messenger) have lived undetected for years in Forest Park, a vast woods on the edge of Portland, Oregon. A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from the park and into the charge of a social services agency. They try to adapt to their new surroundings, until a sudden decision sets them on a perilous journey into the wilderness seeking complete independence and forcing them to confront their conflicting desire to be part of a community and fierce need to live apart. The film carries an age restriction of 10 – 12PG. Running Time 104 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Remember Me

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Tyler (Robert Pattinson) has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since a family tragedy. Rebellious and troubled, he thinks no one can understand his pain, then he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin). Her warmth and spirit soon begin to heal him, and they fall in love. But just when Tyler begins to rediscover happiness and meaning in his life, emerging secrets threaten their romance. DVD Rental R40

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Breakthrough

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Based on the incredible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, the film is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book (The Impossible), Breakthrough is based on a true story of a mother who prayed her son back to life after he fell through a frozen lake in Missouri and died and how this miracle impacted an entire community. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone

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A failing star (Helen Mirren) is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. An ageing starlet is off to vacation in Rome with her husband when he suffers a fatal heart attack on the plane. Mrs. Stone stays in Rome where she leases a magnificent apartment with a view of the seven hills from the terrace. She makes the acquaintance of the crafty Contessa (Anne Bancroft), a former Italian aristocrat who makes a living by introducing lonely American women to handsome young Italians. The socially reserved Karen resists Contessa’s attempts at a setup until she meets smart and passionate Paolo (Olivier Martinez) and becomes obsessed with him .Based on the 1950 novel by Tennessee Williams. The film carries an age restriction of 16. Running time: 112 mins.  DVD Rental R40

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Wonder Park

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Buckle up for an epic adventure where anything is possible. A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery — the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world’s wildest rides and operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. DVD Rental R40

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Racetime

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This Canadian animation film features a spectacular sled race through the village. Frankie-Four-Eyes and his team take on the newcomers: the mysterious and conceited Zac and his athletic cousin, Charly. The fantastic sled designed by Frankie disintegrates right before crossing the finish line. It is a bitter loss for Frankie, who refuses to accept that he might have made some design errors. Together with his friends, he manages to prove that Zac cheated during the race. Frankie demands a rematch, which Zac accepts—on condition that Frankie build an entirely new race track. Frankie and his friends build a spectacular new race track. Zac realises he is up against a worthy opponent, so he raises the stakes even more by cornering Frankie into betting the barn. PG. DVD Rental R40

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Robin Hood

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In this thrilling action-adventure of our times, directed by Otto Bathurst from a screenplay by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly, from a story by Ben Chandler, Robin’s first-ever revolt against a corrupt Kingdom erupts into gritty battles, kickass fight choreography, an irreverent friendship and timeless romance. Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. The film carries an age restriction of 13. Running Time 112 mins.  DVD Rental R40. Read more

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Welcome to Marwen

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No one expects Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carrell) to recover from a devastating assault that wipes away all of his memories. Putting together pieces from the past and present, Mark meticulously creates a Belgian town and becomes a heroic World War II fighter pilot. His astonishing art installation soon comes to life with breathtakingly realistic dolls — a testament to the most powerful women he knows. Through this fantasy world, Hogancamp finds the strength to triumph in the real world and face his attackers. It tells the inspirational true story Artist Mark Gogancamp. The film carries an age restriction of 13. Running Time: 113 mins. DVD Rental R40

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Mary Queen Of Scots

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It explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history. The film carries on age restriction of 16. Running Time 121 mins. DVD Rental R40

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Kandasamys: The Wedding

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In celebration of Women’s Month, this wonderful local film serves as a reminder of the important value of the mother. Light-hearted, and entertaining, the story is supported by an array of colourful characters that celebrate the rich way of life in Chatsworth. It’s been a few years since the Kandasamys and the Naidoos rekindled their once tainted friendship. Now the two families bring us a first-hand authentic experience of the local nuances of Indian South African culture, especially since at the heart of the story is a big, fat Indian South African wedding! Read interview with writer-director Jayan Moodley. DVD Rental R40

 

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Boy Erased

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The story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. This powerful drama benefits from moving performances and a thoughtful script that tells the heart-wrenching story of a young gay man who’s tackling faith and identity. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LPS SV. DVD Rental R40

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Damsel

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Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), Damsel showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism. The film carries an age restriction of 13 DLV. Running time: 109 mins. DVD Rental R40

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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A surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. The film carries an age restriction of PG 7 -9. Running Time: 104 mins. DVD Rental R40

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Ellen Pakkies

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This award-winning South African film tells of the troubled relationship between a devoted mother, and her dug addicted son, a volatile relationship that eventually drives her to the edge and leads to tragic events.“I ho pe it opens a conversation about the families of drug addicts, about what they have to go through, and gives more people the bravery to reach out, support and talk to the families they know who are going through the same thing,” says screenwriter Amy Jephta. Read Interview The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLSVV. DVD Rental R40

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The Bookshop

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England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.  The screening includes a 30 minute insightful  documentary on the making of the film, following the screening. The film carries a PG Age Restriction. DVD Rental R40

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Die Stropers (Harvesters)

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An internationally co-produced feature film set within the rural Free State region of contemporary South Africa, an isolated stronghold of the Afrikaans ethnic minority. It is a psychological drama exploring the coming-of-age of a new generation of Afrikaans youth. It tells the story of obedient Afrikaans teenager, Janno, who witnesses his childhood come to an abrupt end on the day his fiercely religious mother, Marie, brings home a mysterious street orphan, Pieter, to foster on the family’s remote cattle farm. Directed and written by Etienne Kallos, a Greek-South African filmmaker.  In Afrikaans with English Subtitles. Age Restriction 16 DLPS / Running Time: 1 hr 42 mins. DVD Rental R40.   InterviewRead review

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Green Book

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When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in The Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book— a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws — to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated, or threatened with violence. Set against the backdrop of a country grappling with the valor and volatility of the Civil Rights Movement, two men will be confronted with racism and danger, and be comforted by generosity, kindness and humor.  Together, they will challenge long-held assumptions, push past their seemingly insurmountable differences, and embrace their shared humanity. What begins as two-month journey of necessity will establish a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives. Age Restriction 13 PGLV / DVD Rental R40. Read more

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The Mule

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The Mule marks Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood’s first time on both sides of the camera since he starred in 2009’s critically acclaimed Gran Torino. He directs from a screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick. Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel.  He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.  But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl, who has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper).  And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLNSV. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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The Upside

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Inspired by the 2011 box office hit French film Les Intouchables, this inspirational comedy is based on the true-life friendship and lifelong bond forged between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and the ex-con he hires as his live- in care giver. It chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position. Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. The film carries an age restriction of 13 DLPS. Running Time 122 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.  When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). Acclaimed filmmaker Marielle Heller, along with a large crew of female collaborators (including producers Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas, screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, editor Anne McCabe and many other below the line talent), brings Israel’s unexpected and at times surprisingly moving story to the screen. The film carries an age restriction of 16 D IAT L. Running Time: 108 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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The Favourite

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From the veiled world of Queen Anne (Oscar winner Olivia Colman) – the last (and historically most ignored) of the Stuart line of Britain’s rulers— who though infamously gouty, shy and disregarded, nevertheless reigned as Great Britain became a global power. It is through Anne’s intricate relations with two other women of cunning and aspiration—her lifelong intimate friend and political advisor Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Sarah’s penniless cousin turned social-climbing chambermaid Abigail (Emma Stone) – that the film dives into a whirlpool of manipulations and emotions that define the phrase “palace intrigue.”  The deliciously naught tale has been plucked from real history, set against the outrageously aristocratic tableau of 18th Century royals and marks the first period film of acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The  Killing Of A Sacred Deer. Age Restriction 13 PGL. Running time 1hour 58 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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On The Basis Of Sex

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Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the film depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) takes on a ground-breaking tax case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time. It alters the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally. The film carries an age restriction of 13. Running Time: 2hrs. DVD Rental R40, Read more about the film

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Bad Times At The El Royale

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Seven very different but equally lost souls converge on the El Royale, a once-glorious resort that has since fallen—like its visitors—into disrepute. El Royale offers warmth and sunshine to the west; hope and opportunity to the east. It also straddles the colliding worlds of past and present. In the resort’s lobby where the shine has faded and the laughter fallen silent, gather Father Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), soul singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), traveling salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson), her sister Rose (Cailee Spaeny), manager Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman) and the enigmatic Billy Lee (Chris Hemsworth). Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLPV and has a running time of 136 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film

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The Wife

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A compelling tale of love, marriage and intimate secrets. A poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self‐discovery and liberation from top Swedish filmmaker Björn Runge. It tells the story of a long‐term marriage built on passion, ambition and a huge compromise which comes crashing down many years later. Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still‐striking beauty ‐ the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. The film carries an age Restriction of 16 DLPS. Running Time: 96 mins. R40 DVD Rental Read more about the film

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Searching

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An Inspired New Form Of Storytelling In The Digital Age. The thought-provoking and captivating Searching began when two young filmmakers (writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and writer/producer Sev Ohanian along with veteran producer Timur Bekmambetov) sought to tell a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology and devices we use every day to communicate. At the center of the mystery is beloved, missing daughter Margot, determined father David and sympathetic but no-nonsense Detective Vick. After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.  The film carries an age restriction of 13 LVD. R40 DVD Rental.  Read more about the film

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Same Kind Of Different As Me

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Based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Based on the New York Times bestseller.The film carries an age restriction of 13 P. Running Time: 115 mins. R40 DVD Rental

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Bumblebee

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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. The film carries an age restriction of 10 -12 PG LV. Running Time 114 mins. R40 DVD Rental

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Elle

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Michèle  (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Neo-noir psychological thriller drama film directed by Paul Verhoeven.  In French with English subtitles. The film carries an age restriction of 18. DVD Rental R40

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Tom At The Farm

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A young man (Xavier Dolan) travels to an isolated farm for his lover’s funeral where he’s quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal).Canadian psychological thriller film directed by and starring Xavier Dolan. The film is based on the play of the same name by Michel Marc Bouchard, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dolan. Age Restriction 16. DVD Rental R40

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12 Strong

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In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a US Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LV. Running Time 133 mins. Available for rental. R4o. Read more about the film

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13 Hours

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On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Stationed less than one mile away are members (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini) of the Annex Security Team, former soldiers assigned to protect operatives and diplomats in the city. As the assault rages on, the six men engage the combatants in a fierce firefight to save the lives of the remaining Americans. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LV. Running Time: 139 mins. Available for Rental at R40