Comedy, politics and horror at cinemas this weekend!

Cape Town – Comedy, animation, politics and horror - there’s something for everyone at cinemas this weekend.

John Cena shakes of his wrestling persona to play an overprotective dad, Liam Neeson plays the real-life Deep Throat in a political biopic, Tom Hiddleston voices a caveman and horror The Strangers gets a second outing 10 years later.

Here are the 4 new films releasing in SA:

Movie: Blockers

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Despite some of the crass slapstick humour of Blockers, you end up being surprised at the cleverness of the script and the positive sex message that brings life to the genre.


Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz in a sce

Movie: Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down the White House

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: A boring and uninspired take on a timely and extraordinary story, Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down the White House is in an early running for most disappointing film of the year.


Liam Neeson as Mark Felt in the movie The Man Who

Movie: The Strangers: Prey at Night

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: When horror movies are boring, then you’re doing it wrong.


Movie: Early Man

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Arguably Aardman's weakest film to date, Early Man will work for the really young and most likely not for anyone else.


A scene in the animation movie Early Man.

(Photos: Universal Pictures, Ster-Kinekor, British Film Insititute)