Here is a list of movies to catch on this month at Sterkinekor cinemas.
The Necessary death of a countryman
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, Shia LaBeouf, Melissa Leo, MadsMikkelsen
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.
Life of A King
Starring: Jr., Lisa Gay Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert, Cuba Gooding, Malcolm Mays, Paula Jai Parker
This true-life drama tells the inspirational story of Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), a repentant ex-convict who establishes a chess club in a Washington, D.C., high school as a means of encouraging at-risk young people to think ahead before choosing a life of crime.
Starring: Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco
When a university fraternity of male students moves into the neighbourhood, Mac and Kelly Radnerwant to be cool with it, and try to get along with their new young neighbours and their obnoxious leader (Zac Efron) despite the endless parties and loud music. However, when they pull what they thought was a balloon from their baby’s mouth, only to discover it was a condom that he found on the front lawn, they feel they’ve put up with enough. What follows is a series of hilarious tit for tat moves as both houses bid to outdo the other.
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris ODowd
In this drama from The Guard director John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson plays a good-natured priest on the West coast of Ireland who must battle the dark forces closing in around him after his life is threatened during a confession.
(3D) Dawn of the planet of the Apes
Sci-Fi, Action, 3D
Starring: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, KodiSmit-McPhee, Toby Kebbell, Kirk Acevedo
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Starring: Matt Dillon, Tess Harper, Norman Reedus, AntoniCorone, Naomie Watts
Synopsis: A hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa and her disabled boyfriend, Richie are trapped in a cycle of poverty. They believe their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But when she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes.
-by Pamela Nyandoro